Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! The end of Summer draws neigh with many of you already starting school, or better yet simply continuing the drudgery of work. Well don't fear as PAX Prime is right around the corner! For those you wondering the Giant Bomb panel is Saturday, August 30th, at 8:00 pm. Alex will also be a panelist on the 404ing It Panel on Sunday, August 31st, at 7:30 pm. Vinny is still narrating promos for the TV Guide Network and this week members discovered his promo for "Dating Naked." Yup. ScaryMask on Tumblr is the person behind the Drobot Callin' Animated Bombcast video and he's taking suggestions for a new Animated Bombcast on Tumblr. With that let's get on with the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight!
Clip of the Week
Should Brad Shoemaker have doubted the authenticity of the screams for the P.T. trailer during Gamescom? Fantana doesn't think so:
- MASSIVE CHALICE: Ryan Davis Tribute Bloodline! Provide Input for Double Fine to Create an In-Game Tribute to Ryan Over Here!
- Extra Life 2014 Giant Bomb Team - Play Games, Heal Kids - Join the Effort to Raise Money for Kid By Heading Over Here!
Give a round of applause to @bobafettjm for doing some great work on the Pac-Man Dash! page, and Degeki Bunko page has had some great work done on it. Speaking of the wiki Jeff would like to remind all wiki editors that parodies and unlicensed appearances do NOT count as a character appearance on our database.
Best of Blogs
The top blog this week comes from LtSquigs who theorizes on the types and classifications of modern and old Roguelikes. Marino has a new PAX Guide, and KoolAid defends the concept of "Free to Play" games from the perspective of an iOS/mobile game developer. lou_chou defends Silent Hills' use of Jump Scare Moments, and the concept in general; whereas dusker extrapolates on why Silent Hills does not look like the Silent Hill game he wants on a modern system. Mento continues his retrospective of the previous generation of console games with a new Comic Commish, on the flip-side IcyEyes announces some big artistic changes coming to Giant Bomb Jammers on his latest Dev Log. GunstarRed "honored" Osamu Tezuka by playing a questionable Astro Boy game while also extolled the virtues of Blood Will Tell. Sackmanjones shares the "dark side" of Dota, including the negative impact the game has had on his personal life. AlisterCat returns to his retrospective of the Ace Attorney franchise with a detailed look at the wacky legal system in the game, and similarly cottoneUD continues his Let's Play of Persona 4 Golden with a new batch of pictures. Speaking of picture blog Let's Plays smcn has a new edition of his 999 blog series. Tarfuin played and completed Batman: Arkham Origins and he shares his thoughts on the game, whereas noahtheboa999 talks about his foray into World of Warcraft inspired by Dan. thapinguino keeps up his track record of providing dual blogs with one Baby Deep look on the "Protect Girls" ability in FF9 as well as a traditional Deep Look on Legend of Legaia. MisterBananaFoam returns to his blog series re-examining the first Jak and Daxter game. Finally bobafettjm has another update on his awesome work on the Giant Bomb wiki, and bonbolapti shares his failed attempts at beating Titan in FFXIV Online.
- Types of Roguelikes (By: @ltsquigs)
- PAX Guide v5.0 (By: @marino)
- I Make "Gross" Free to Play Games (By: @koolaid)
- Jump Scare Elitism (By: @lou_chou)
- Why P.T. is Bull-puppy and Should Make you Worried about Silent Hills (By: @dusker)
- The Comic Commish: The Previous Generation (Jan-Jun 2012) (By: @mento)
- Gone with the Wind: Jammers Dev Log #3 (By: @icyeyes)
- Astro Blog (By: @gunstarred)
- P.T, Silent Hills & the Strange Genius of Hideo Kojima (By: @_mattallica)
- The Dark Side of Dota (By: @sackmanjones)
- OBJECTION! Part 2 - You Crazy, Japanese Legal System (By: @alistercat)
- Injustice and Stuff! (By: @mooseymcman)
- So I Just Played: Batman: Arkham Origins (By: @tarfuin)
- Persona 4 Golden New Game Plus -- The Continuing Adventures of William Rikeru (Part 37 8/10/2014) (By: @cottoneud)
- Deep Look: Legend of Legaia- Where RPG and Fighting Game Combat Meet (By: @thatpinguino)
- Baby Deep Look: Final Fantasy 9- Protect Girls (By: @thatpinguino)
- MBF's Retraux-Spective: Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (Part 4) (By: @misterbananafoam)
- Let's Have a Magical Ocean Adventure with Junpei and Friends! (By: @smcn)
- I've Started Playing WoW (By: @noahtheboa999)
- Weekly Wiki Update - Saturday, August 9th 2014 (By: @bobafettjm)
- Wake Me Up (From This Nightmare) Before you O'Ghomoro (By: @bonbolapti)
Special thanks go to citizenarcane for creating a website that chronicles every single ridiculous thing that has exited Dan's mouth, and he's taking suggestions on the thread linked below. Fobwashed has created a "Waiting Room" for impending live streams and anything that appears on the "Coming Up on Giant Bomb" tab. Hailinel wants you to join him in discussing the prospect of a female Link, as well as the event schedule for PAX Prime 2014. Speaking of Link do have you ever wondered why Link usually starts out sleeping during the introductions of a lot of Legend of Zelda games? Well join the speculation and theory thread about that exact topic! Wrestling stuff is on the site and I have no idea what it's about...something about trading cards. Finally have you ever formed long term friendships thanks to online gaming? Share you stories on the thread.
- Dan Rychert Just Said... (By: @citizenarcane)
- Coming Up on Giant Bomb Waiting Room (By: @fobwashed)
- About Linkle (Female Link Concept Art Thread) (By: @hailinel)
- PAX Prime 2014 Schedule Discussion Thread (By: @hailinel)
- WWE SuperCard Tips & Tricks Discussion Thread (By: @gunslingerpanda)
- What's Your Current WWE SuperCard Lineup? (By: @gunslingerpanda)
- Why Do So Many Zelda Games Begin with Link Asleep? (By: @video_game_king)
- Have you Ever Made Any Real Friends Through Gaming? (By: @doctorobviously)
TechnoSyndrome (formerly known as taku128) shares his "pile of shame" with a list featuring the greatest games he has never played. Finally look at this nerd "MB," and all of the old D&D games he likes.
- The Greatest Games I've Never Played (By: @technosyndrome)
- RIHKAL - RPG's I Have Known And Loved (By: @mb)