Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, and I am honored to be your host as always! The staff's Game of the Year content has officially begun! The number of guest Game of the Year lists is at an all time high this year with guests coming from all sorts of backgrounds and places of origin! The Giant Bomb Moderation team however would like to remind you to treat every guest and their lists with the respect that that is expected of you and to always abide by the Community Rules when replying to a guest list. With that please enjoy the latest episode of the Community Spotlight!
Community Game of the Year Content
The staff Game of the Year content has officially started! Expect to see a "Giant Bomb Community Game of the Year" pick at the end of the Game of Year stuff.
- Game of The Year 2014 (By: @thenesta)
- The Mento Game Awards: 2014 in Review (By: @mento)
- Ghostiet's GOTY 2014 Blog Post No One Will Care About (By: @ghostiet)
- My Favorite Video Game Music of 2014 (By: @majormitch)
- Game Of The Year Of Sonic 2014 (By: @gunstarred)
- RecSpec's Game of the Year 2014 (By: @recspec)
- My Favorite Stuff of 2014 (By: @darthorange)
- My Top Ten Games of 2014 (By: @gamer_152)
- N7's Melancholic Game Of The Year: 2014 (By: @n7)
- Joemotycki's Top 10 Games of 2014 (By: @joemotycki)
- Dan's End of 2014 Awards - Part One [Part Two & Part Three] (By: @dankempster)
- GotY 2014: #1 Dragon Age: Inquisition (By: @ht101)
- Game of The Year 2014 Users Choice (By: @bigevil1987)
- Best of 2014 (By: @finaldasa)
- GOTY 2014 (By: @nophilip)
- GOTY 2014 GOTY 2014 (By: @phatmac)
- Best of 2014 (By: @marino)
- GOTY 2014 (By: @benjo_t)
- Best of 2014 (By: @finaldasa)
- GOTY 2014 (By: @retrovirus)
- Games of the Year: 2014 (By: @make_me_mad)
- GOTY 2014 (By: @wemibelec90)
Regular User Created Content
Clip of the Week
Some of you may recall that Giant Bomb hosted an Avalon stream for premium subscribers a while back. Someone on YouTube has finally compiled all of the best moments from the stream into an eight minute video clip.
It is a bit of a fighting game corner while we wrap up the wiki showcase fro 2014. The re-release of KoF 98 and Omega mode for Ultra Street Fighter IV have ensured that both pages for those games are nicely detailed and worth checking out.
Best of Blogs
The few blogs that were not Game of the Year related were notable in their own regard! You can thank Oscar_Explosion for all of the stats and graphs related to Metal Gear Scanlon 2 in the community art banner. eroticfishcake wrote a love letter to Valkyria Chronicles, and details why it's an overlooked gem worth experiencing. Mento wraps up his "Bosswatch" blog series examining the good, the bad, and the ugly boss battles in Dark Souls II. Ford_Dent finally made his first foray into the new generation of video game consoles, but not really, and shares his early impressions with the PlayStation Vita. FreezyFrog's latest Wiki Shout-Out blog examines the best wiki pages MMORPGs ranging from World of Warcraft to of course EverQuest. CornBREDX recently watched Video Games: The Movie and shares why he thinks it was a bit of a missed opportunity.Finally thatpinguino is back with a new Deep Look video and blog series, but this episode is about The Witcher 2's wonderful use of moral ambiguity in its world and story.
- Some Final Metal Gear Scanlon 2 Stats! (By: @oscar_explosion)
- V For Victory (By: @eroticfishcake)
- Dark Souls II: Bosswatch (Part 3) (By: @mento)
- New Console Game Jamboroo (By: @ford_dent)
- Wiki Shout-outs Week 8: Enter the MMO Quick Fire Edition (By: @freezyfrog)
- Mulling Over Video Games the Movie (By: @cornbredx)
- Deep Look: The Witcher 2- Moral Ambiguity At Its Finest (By: @thatpinguino)
Most of our discussion threads this week are about GOTY related matters ranging from what people are anticipating for next year to discussing the game they THOUGHT would have topped their lists right now. It's not all good news as we do have a discussion thread over the biggest disappointment. The second major talking this point is for Metal Gear Scanlon and the conclusion of the second season of the series. Fan of the series should discuss their favorite moments as well as join the community debate on whether or not Drew should play Peace Walker. Tangentially related to all of this is our discussion and impressions thread for Kojima's Christmas, chicken hat announcement.
- Which Game Did you Think Would Be Your GOTY? (By: @finaldasa)
- What's Your Most Anticipated Game of 2015? (By: @corevi)
- Disappointment of the Year? (By: @viking_funeral)
- Should Drew Play Peace Walker During His Metal Gear Journey? (By: @cronus42)
- Funniest Moment in Metal Gear Scanlon Discussion Thread (By: @nolastname)
- Kojima Production's Christmas Announcement Discussion Thread (By: @billymaysrip)
RainVillain is embarking on an ambitious effort to list and review every single game that he played this year.