Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Hey everyone the PS4 is out! As a result we have a bunch of PS4 goodies for you to enjoy this week. If you missed out on Giant Bomb's PS4 live stream here's a link to the best part. For those that are fans of Bombin' in the AM Greg Kasavin is going to be the featured guest for this Monday's episode. For those wondering Patrick is working to ensure that every Monday episode has a guest of some sort. For those that wanted an update on the Giant Bomb Extra Life team, the team has now raised over $117,000! Remember you can still donate until the end of the year!
Clip(s) of the Week
Our very own @turboman has created a new edition of his Best of Giant Bomb Quick Look video feature, but this time he has compiled the best moments from the Extra Life stream! The second video is from the YouTUbe account "The Mystery Zone," which has mashed up Giant Bomb with team Fortress.
- GB Community Game of the Generation Bracket - Round 2 - Join the Community Effort to Elect a Game of the Generation Here!
- PS4 PSN ID Exchange Thread - Add Fellow Giant Bomb Users to Your PS4 Friends List By Heading Over Here!
- Season 8 of Star Trek Online! Join the GB STO Guild Space Neon Lobsters in Rediscovering STO Over Here!
Hey the PS4 came out. That's kind of a big deal. the wiki pages for Need for Speed and Blacklight Retribution are great pieces of work. Also, learn about why you would want to return to the world of XCOM and what the heck Contrast is all about.
Best of Blogs
With a the PS4 official launched Dalai would like to remind you how weird and raw the first year of a console's lifespan can get, whereas rempresent reminisces about attending the midnight launch of the Wii. MMMman becomes the first and last person to refer to Saints Row IV as "lovely," but defends his words. GrantHeaslip has finally decided to bite the bullet and play the very first Kingdom Hearts game using the 1.5 release. Similarly Hailinel provides his thoughts on Assassin's Creed IV on the WiiU as someone who has never played a an Assassin's Creed game, whereas ArbitraryWater discusses why Assassin's Creed III is "less than the sum of its parts." Blogging veteran Video_Game_King hacked up some fools this week with Hotline Miami and Soul Blazer. Mento has started a new blog series, but this one showcases a slew of Humble Bundle games. thatpinguino's blog series examining the depiction of amnesia in the Final Fantasy franchise is back! Phatmac joins the "Game of the Generation" fray with a blog about his personal favorites of this generation. YukoAsho pontificates upon what she thinks are the real reasons for Blockbuster's closing, and the impact it has on the gaming industry. PerfidiousSinn breaksdown the gameplay mechanics from Sonic Unleashed that Sonic Lost Worlds could have used or learned from, whereas leebmx has a film and game analysis of the similarities between GTA V and To Live and Die in LA. Peezmachine is not giving up on making a Windjammers game featuring the Giant Bomb staff, and Sammo21 explains why he thinks Batman: Arkham Origins is a "lie" to fans of the Arkham games. Finally JasonR86 gives you an update on how Rocksmith is improving his guitar skills.
- The Last Generation's Weirder, Uglier Side (By: @dalai)
- Saints Row IV is the Loveliest Game Ever Made (and it Loves you More Than You’ll Probably Ever Know) (By: @mmmman)
- I Played Kingdom Hearts (By: @grantheaslip)
- Top Down Hack and Eviscerate Action (By: @video_game_king)
- The Fun Bundle Boggle Boondoggle: Groupees' Be Mine X (Part 1) (By: @mento)
- A Tale of Three Shooters (Part 1) (By: @rolyatkcinmai)
- Forgetting Where You Came From: Amnesia in FFVIII and IX (By: @thatpinguino)
- My Favorite Games from this Generation (By: @phatmac)
- The End of Blockbuster and the Insular Tech Press (By: @yukoasho)
- I Remember a Console Launch (By: @rempresent)
- Sonic Generations Could Use Some More Sonic Unleashed (By: @perfidioussinn)
- Assassin's Creed IV Impressions From a Newcomer (By: @hailinel)
- SummerJammers Update #1: The Road Ahead (By: @peezmachine)
- William Friedkin's GTA V (By: @leebmx)
- The Lie that is Arkham Origins (Spoilers Will be Tagged) (By: @sammo21)
- I Play Questionable, Modern Games (Assassin's Creed III) (By: @arbitrarywater)
- 60 Days of Rocksmith: Day 2: First Impressions (By: @jasonr86)
Everyone has a story about how they lost a save or an important game file got corrupted, so join the
therapy group discussion thread about experiencing such misfortune! If you have tinkered around with the latest Burial at Sea DLC for Bioshock Infinite feel free to share your spoilerific impression about the DLC on the discussion thread. Finally Viking_Funeral has taken the time to compile some stats from the Giant Bomb Community Game of the Generation voting that has been going on.
- What's Your Worst Save Lost/Corrupted Story? (By: @topsteer)
- Bioshock: Burial at Sea - Impressions Thread (By: @humanity)
- The Composite List of the Giant Bomb's Top 10 Games of Gen 7 (By: @viking_funeral)
We have two very distinctive and well thought out Game of the Generation lists from Sparky_Buzzsaw and Demoskinos. Check them both out and feel free to come up with own lists. Mento on the other hand looks at the best and most well known video game characters named "James."
- James of the Generation (By: @mento)
- My Game of the Generation (By: @demoskinos)
- Sparky's Games of the Generation (By: @sparky_buzzsaw)
Useful User Review
- @vermisean's review of Call of Duty: Ghosts
- @zzombie13's review of Batman: Arkham Origins
- @white_sox's review of Beyond: Two Souls
- @video_game_king's review of Persona 3 FES