The Community Spotlight - 12/19/2014 (GOTY PART III)

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Special Thanks Go to @buzz_clik for the Artwork This Week!
Special Thanks Go to @buzz_clik for the Artwork This Week!

The year is almost done, and many of you are preparing to take the next couple of weeks off from school to enjoy the site and video games. As Christmas draws near the community has started its effort to create Santa hat wearing avatars. If you need someone to help you out in that regard just drop a yelp over here. Vinny and Alex have finally gotten acclimated to their new office, and both of them recently made guest appearances on CNET's The 404 Show, which you can listen to over here.

Game of the Year 2014 Stuff!

As with last week, please if you have not yet submitted your list of games to the Community Game of the Year Voting thread, do so when you can and join the effort to crown a Giant Bomb community game of the year!

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Community Activities

  • Giant Bomb Community Elite: Dangerous Private Group - Lear How to Join Over Here!
  • Giant Bomb Steam Gift Pack Coop Community Effort - The Gift Pack Team is BACK IN ACTION! Learn About It Here!
  • Steam Holiday Master Thread - Join the Community Discussion and Purchasing Advice Thread About the Steam Sale Over Here!

Wonderful Wikis

We have a MASSIVE wiki page for Elite: Dangerous that is absolutely worth checking out, and the same goes for Guilty Gear...yeah I'm not typing out the correct title for that. Finally have you ever heard of a game called "Lisa?" Well you should check out our wiki page because it does a great job of explaining what it is all about for all users.

Best of Blogs

Pufferfiz gave game development a shot, and discusses what his experience at making his first game was like. buzz_clik provided the wonderful art for the banner this week so please do thank him for his work. Dragon Age: Inquisition was MooseyMcMan's first Dragon Age game and he shares his thoughts on the game from the perspective of being an outsider looking in. blzzzrrttt is still making a mad rush to finish as many games on his backlog with Trace Vector and Card City Nights being his most recent targets. The Witcher is the first game in a long time that "beat" thatpinguino as he was forced to bump the game's difficulty down to easy. Mento wraps up his Go! Go! GOTY! blog series after it had such a rip roaring success this week. Instead of playing recent releases Ford_Dent is continuing on with his great Lets Play of Pathologic. Sarumarine finally got his hands on The Evil Withing and shares why he enjoyed the game for the most part. FreezyFrog has a new edition of his wiki shout-out and you can drop a comment with suggestions for his next edition.

Fantastic Forums

Feel free to join our in depth discussion related to the merits of Ken Levine's "Narrative Lego" design theory. Also worth joining is our 2014 gaming backlog progress report, as well as our discussion thread for the new Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer DLC.

Lovable Lists

ArbitraryWater already knows which games from this will be joining his gaming backlog. Jazz on the other hand has listed out all of his Vita and PSP games as well as his impressions of each.

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Wow, there sure are a lot of great GOTY lists! I'm just getting into Dragon Age Inquisition, so should probably give MooseyMcMan's I Finally Played a Dragon Age Game a read. It's my first entry into the series as well.

Can't wait to see all the amazing things that come from the community after the GB GOTY stuff.

Hope you enjoy your holiday ZombiePie!

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It's always fun to check out where the community stands before the deliberations kick in.

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Buzz_clik's art is pretty fantastic. I really need to draw something for the spotlight. My illustrative skills are a bit rusty.

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My link is broken :( Here it is again: http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/49th/lists/goty-2014/93169/

Thanks for adding mine!

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@49th: Sorry about that! We should be fine now.

@bigmess: Dear Bigmess,

I accept artistic messes on the Spotlight. Just ask @gunstarred and his GOTY blog from last year.

@themanwithnoplan: Thanks, and as always please link me to anything that I may have missed.

@pimblycharles: You should it is a great read. You hear that @mooseymcman? You have a potential new fan!

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#6  Edited By sgtsphynx  Moderator

@zombiepie: You also accept not particularly good photo edits as evidenced by my submissions.

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#7 ZombiePie  Staff

@zombiepie: You also accept not particularly good photo edits as evidenced by my submissions.

It's called an "Open Door Policy" for a reason!

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#8 FinalDasa  Moderator

Great write up as usual :D

Here is my GOTY list, now promote me!!!!!

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Great stuff! Here's my list!

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/bigevil1987/lists/game-of-the-year-2014-users-choice/116591/

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#14 ZombiePie  Staff

The latest episode of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight can be found here.

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#16  Edited By bigevil1987

Awesome write up, thanks for the mention! @zombiepie

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#17  Edited By bboymaestro

Mine finally worked. I'm glad it kept failing, because I was able to proof read it and also strike Watch_Dogs from the final count.

Edit: missed the damn spotlight again. I need to not do that.

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So I compiled the data of my list and I wrote about what I found and just 2014 in general in this blog post.