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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, and I am honored to be your host as always! How about this week we all agree to recognize as the guns a blazin' type rather than the "silent but deadly" type.
State of the Site
Do you miss listening to podcasts featuring the voice of Vinny? Well you are in luck as the site's number one Italian made a guest appearance on CNET's 404 Podcast with the topics ranging from the death of Internet Explorer to Mortal Kombat X. For users that are still having issues with the URL system, please understand that the engineers are working on a solution to the problem. The Giant ROM project hosted by @havochq now has SEVEN user created, Giant Bomb inspired, fan games!. Check out the domain and enjoy the wonderful creations that members of this community have made. Finally, Dave Snider and his wife welcomed a new child into their lives this year. Please welcome "DUKE SNIDER"
Clip of the Week
@theburlaplemur is BACK with a new edition of his Bitesize Bomb video series. For those that are unfamiliar with this series TheBurlapLemur seeks to find the funniest moments of EVERY Quick Look on Giant Bomb. A daunting but continually rewarding folly as you can see here:
@dalai is the one to thank for the giant Dave Lang head that you may have seen during any PAX East live streams last week. @aurahack calls on YOU to join him in taking a stand against RUN GFB by cancelling your PAXW Network subscription. JohnMcFarland on Twitter has created an AWESOME pencil sketch of Dirty Dan Ryckert. @fobwashed brings clarity to Dan's love for all things Waluigi. Finally the giantbombquotes Tumblr has created a welcome banner for the state of Kansas using a pull quote from Dan.
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Final Fantasy Type-0 recently had its console HD version released in the West this week, but if you want to learn more about the game then feel free to check out our wiki page for the original game. Cities: Skylines has been getting a lot of buzz with the Giant Bomb community and you can learn more about that and Ziggurat on our nicely detail wiki pages for those games. Also you concept page of the week is "Mid-Game Haircut."
Best of Blogs
As mentioned on the Art Showcase Dalai is the madman behind the massive Dave Lang head that many of you saw during the PAXAMAINIA stream. Read all about that plus his other adventures during PAX East 2015. With Final Fantasy Type-0 HD making the rounds kyle_is_1derful decided to go back to and play FFVII: Crisis Core, and shares his comprehensive thoughts on the game. Speaking of Final Fantasy GrantHeaslip continues his retrospective of FFXIII with a look at the games' introduction of Snow. To continue the trend of Final Fantasy blogs on the showcase thatpinguino treated the community with another speedrun guide for FFIX, and this week examined the hardest parts of disc one. thatpinguino also talks about his personal relationship with the Magic the Gathering card game. Tarfuin extrapolates on why he thinks Hotline Miami 2 built upon what he disliked about the original game on his latest blog, whereas JBG4 talks about why he is completely fine with the difficulty spike in Hotline Miami 2. Yummylee details exactly why The Evil Within's latest batch of DLC, The Assignment, is DLC done right. Meanwhile andylonn shares his hatred of all things fishing related in video games. MooseyMcMan had fun with Helldiver, but less so with cloud saving, and finally FLStyle has the play by play for Final Round 18 this week.
- Two Weeks Later: More Lessons Learned from PAX East (By: @dalai)
- First Impression: Final Fantasy VII - Crisis Core (By: @kyle_is_1derful)
- So I Just Played: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (By: @tarfuin)
- Revisiting FFXIII #004 – Introducing Snow, NORA, and Nora (By: @grantheaslip)
- The Assignment is a Great Piece of DLC (By: @yummylee)
- Happy Monday Duders - Welcome to Miami Edition 03/16/15 (By: @jbg4)
- Telling A Personal Journey Through Trading Cards (By: @thatpinguino)
- Deep Look: Final Fantasy IX- Speed Run Tips: Disc 1 Medley (By: @thatpinguino)
- Helldiving, Tomb Raiding, and "Cloud Saving." (By: @mooseymcman)
- I Hate Fishing (By: @andylonn)
- Final Round 18 (March 20-22) Preview + Events, KI - Hisako, MKX - Jason Voorhees, Smash Melee & More! (By: @flstyle)
As already mentioned Dave Snider and his wife recently welcomed their new son, Duke Snider into the world! If you could please join the rest of the community in wishing the Snider household the best. Moving onto game we have two threads for Cities: Skylines players. The first thread welcomes you to post screencaps of your cities, and the other gives you the opportunity to share any tips or tricks that you have about the game for newcomers. Hotline Miami 2 still has the community in a buzz and this week you are welcomed to discuss your favorite and most hated levels, as well as your experiences with the games' Hard Mode. We have a discussion thread for the Final Fantasy XV demo, as well as a spoiler-riffic ending discussion thread for Ori and the Blind Forest. Finally share the last time that the visuals to a game had an awe inspiring impact on you.
- Congratulations to Dave Snider on His Next Child (By: @gabriel)
- Show Off Your Cities: Skylines...Cities & Skylines (By: @mb)
- Cities: Skylines - Help/Tips Thread (By: @nightriff)
- Final Fantasy XV Demo Impressions Discussion Thread (By: @kishinfoulux)
- Hotline Miami Hard Mode Discussion Thread (By: @sarumarine)
- Favorite and Most Hated Hotline Miami 2 Levels Discussion Thread (By: @shalashaskauk666)
- Most Visually Jaw-dropping Levels/Sceneries? (By: @imsh_pl)
- Ori and the Blind Forest Ending Discussion Thread (By: @ntm)
FreezyFrog has started his own "Gaming Hall of Fame." So check out that list and think of what games you might want to send to Canton. ATD88 on the other hand decided rank all of the main Final Fantasy games from best to worst.