The Community Spotlight – 05/14/2016

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host! With the impending onslaught that is E3 looming nigh things have been relatively calm in the video game industry and in our community. That said there were plenty of special “highlights” from the Giant Bomb community this week worth talking about.

  • Jeff getting salty about Mario Party while driving home from work is an amazing thing.
  • Engineer @wcarle has an update on the Wiki Beta at Comic Vine and how it will impact Giant Bomb’s wiki. Check out his progress report on the update.
  • Giant Bomb Moderator @sweep has reached the ten thousand forum posts mark! Celebrate his distressing accomplishment.

Dan Ryckert Nonsense Corner

So Dan made another appearance on Xavier Woods’s UpUpDownDown YouTube channel. On it he played Ultimate Chicken Horse against Xavier Woods and Patrick Klepek. Did I mention that the OFFICIAL WWE TWITTER ACCOUNT tweeted Dan? Yeah…that also happened.

Clip(s) of the Week

Giant Bomb HD Remix – Endurance Run: Persona 4 – Part 09.2 & Giant Bomb HD Remix – Endurance Run: Persona 4 – Part 09.3 (By: @stordoff)

Part NINE of stordoff’s efforts to convert the Persona 4 ER to HD continues with a part three and four! Please enjoy and compliment his hard!

Giant Bomb Dirt Rally May – Week 2: Mo’ Monaco Mo’ Problems (By: @iron1c)

The Giant Bomb Dirt Rally group has another AWESOME archive of their recent vehicular insanity for your own personal enjoyment!

Giant Bomb Galleria

Banner – Mario Party 6 Album Art (By: @jonnyashley)

UPF 05/13/2016 in One Image(By: @crimsonjesus)

crimsonjesus used photoshop to share his impressions related to Jason and Dan on the latest UPF. Not the first time Dan has caused Jason to go berserk.

Taco Dan (By: moondoggo)

The horrible people at Tumblr, myself included, have been creating Giant bomb staff mashup abominations using Project Murphy. Here’s taco Dan. There was also an image of Jeff as a latex suit cat-woman and I just can’t…I just can’t even.

Community Activities

Battleborn Xbox One Players Group (By: @nutter)

Giant Bomb user nutter is interested in creating an Xbox One group for Battleborn! Drop a comment here if interested.

Best of Blogs

kewlsnake explains how you turn this into a controller.

Playing Games with USB Drum Pad (By: @kewlsnake)

kewlsnake made his USB drum pad a video game controller! Read all about his mad science experiment “gone right” on his latest blog.

GBeast Transcript: Push Me Pull You Quick Look (By: @gold_skulltulla)

Gold_Skulltulla transcribed the entirety of the Push Me Pull You Quick Look! Feel free to enjoy it in all of its out of context glory right now.

King’s Quest – The Third Episode (By: @sparky_buzzsaw)

Fellow Giant Bomb moderator Sparky_Buzzsaw has a soft spot for the King’s Quest franchise and gives you an update on the third episode of the latest adventure game series from Telltale Games.

Is the Steam Link worth the time and effort?

The Great Journey Faces an Ancient Threat – Halo 4 (By: @darth_navster)

Darth_Navster continues his thorough retrospective on the Halo franchise with an extensive examination of Halo 4, and what note it left the franchise.

A Personal Video Game Retrospective (1986-2015) 2006 (By: @riostarwind)

RioStarwind reviews the video game highs and lows of 2006 on his latest retrospective blog.

Steam Link Latency Tests (5/5) (By: @flashflood_29)

FlashFlood_29 bought the Steam Link and shares how the latency has been with the device over here.

Watching Over and Overwatching (By: @mooseymcman)

*SIGH*

MooseyMcMan spent a good deal of time with Tropico 5 as well as the Overwatch beta, and you can read his thoughts on them.

Fighting Final Fantasy VII – Parts 1-33: OH GOD! What Have I Gotten Myself Into? (By: @zombiepie)

Here’s a 36 page essay on the first ten hours of Final Fantasy VII, as written by a crazy person with too much free time on their hands.

Mento’s May Mastery: Days 8-13 & Wiki Project: Super ’95 Q2&Sunday Summaries 08/05/2016 (By: @mento)

The Summer heat doesn’t seem to be bothering Mento [no, it is – M.] as he spent this week producing another batch of game impressions in his daily May Mastery series as well as apprising us of his recent wiki efforts.

Join the Discussion

It’s a lock down baby!

E3 2016 Prediction Sharing Thread (By: @adequatelyprepared)

Let’s feed the soulless marketing machine that is E3 and make some E3 2016 predictions with our fellow community members in this discussion thread.

What’s The Game With The Best Controls You’ve Ever Played? (By: @irishranger)

Which game do you think features the “best” controls that you have ever had the pleasure of playing? Feel free to share your pick with other Giant Bomb users.

Civilization VI Announcement/Reveal Discussion Thread (By: @l1ghtn1n)

What is YOUR gut reaction to the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI announcement and reveal? Feel free to share it with other excited community members.

Mario Party 7 supports up to seven players

Mario Party Party 7 Watitng Room (By: @bassman2112)

WHELP! We now have a “Mario Party 7 watitng room” that you can enjoy and partake in.

Assassin’s Creed Movie Trailer Discussion Thread (By: @starvinggamer)

Feel free to join our extensive community discussion related to the recent Assassin’s Creed movie trailer, and if it holds any hope for the future.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Negative Reaction Discussion Thread (By: @mrcraggle)

What is your theory on why there’s been such a public outcry against Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare? Feel free to share your theory over here.

Battlefield 1 Trailer Discussion Thread (By: @beaudacious)

Is World War I a great opportunity for the Battlefield series, or an ill-conceived folly? Share your take on the issue.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the game on our discussion thread!

Stellaris Discussion Thread (By: @iodine)

How have you been enjoying Stellaris? Feel free to share and discuss your experiences with the game with everyone else!

Hardest, Easiest, And Best Bosses In Souls Series (Bloodborne Included) (By: @ntm)

Join our community discussion related to who is the hardest, easiest, and best boss in the Souls series with Bloodborne included.

Useful User Reviews

  • @stordoff’s review of Until Dawn shares how the game isn’t just a great take on the horror genre, but also a great game overall.
  • @cav829’s review of Oxenfree reviews why he thinks it is a horror adventure game you should seek out soon.
  • @xymox shares why he found The Order: 1886 to be “the embodiment of average,” on his review for the game.
  • You can read why @valorianendymion found Episode 2 of World End Economica to be an absolute treat over here.
  • @dinoracha shares why his attempt to play Killer7 for the first time didn’t go so well on his review of the game.

Lovable Lists

W.O.R.S.T. Pokemon EVER!

The Ranking of Starters – An Unevolved Pokémon Starter Tier List (By: @devoureroftime)

With the announcement of the starters in Pokémon Sun & Moon DevourerOfTime made a list ranking every single starting Pokemon from the franchise.

Indiana Jones/Spelunker/Treasure Hunter Games (By: @warcat777)

warcat777 is making a list of treasure hunting games with a twinge of Indiana Jones! Help him with more examples.

Wonderful Wikis

  • Space Interceptor
  • Mario Party 6

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