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The Community Spotlight 2022.05.14

The Community Spotlight has been delayed until fiscal 2023.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-made works from the previous week. It was a relatively calm week for games beyond the game delay announcements. I'm not sure if any of you were honestly surprised to see Redfall and Starfield delayed, but I sure wasn't considering how little of both we have seen. That aside, let's get into the site-related housekeeping.

First, you all might want to give the Programming Schedule and Show Notes page a check considering a few shows that were on "Hiatus" recently got move to "Coming Soon" or "Active!"

Likewise, remember to check out the dedicated bug reporting thread for the Apple TV app as well as the dedicated bug reporting thread for the Roku App. Mr. Rorie has been pretty active in both threads to make sure any and all comments that get posted in either receive a reply. Also, if there are any of you that feel like we need dedicated threads for other streaming platforms (i.e., Chromecast, Amazon, etc.) feel free to drop a comment here and I will relay your input to Rorie.

Videos

Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run VODs (By: Various)

Hey everyone! You may recall a while ago that the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run happened and raised over $14,000 for Pencils of Promise, an educational charity that builds schools, trains teachers, and sends kids to school in developing parts of the world. Well, if you missed the event, many of its participants are starting to archive their charity streams.

If you are in a better spot to possibly donate, here's the team page! Find any profile that appeals to you and donate what you can!

GBCER 2022 ENCORE: Duke Nukem Forever (Help Oh God Please Help Me) (By: @arbitrarywater)

Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run 2022: Mega Man Facetank Shuffle(By: @zandravandra)

GBCER: Stranger of Paradise Part 1 (By: @thatpinguino)

ZombiePie's GBCER Charity Drive - Day #1: The Journeyman Project 1: Pegasus Prime (By: @zombiepie)

GBCER:Day 2 Robot Bunny Action (By: @riostarwind)

Tweets

Galleria

Voicemail Dump Truck 3D Render + Garfield x Mario (By: @jearum)

We have two works of art worth marveling over from jearum this week! The first is a 3D render of the Voicemail Dump Truck logo! Second, they combine Jeff's two favorite things in the world: Mario and Garfield! I think you will agree that both works are equally impressive!

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The Super Jeff Game Console (By: @GB_Nonsense)

As you can see, the Jeffs are combining their forces to make their own handheld platform! Check out the "Super Jeff" which you can expect to his the shelfs of your nearest Toys “R” Us this Christmas!

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Dave Lang Portrait (By: @amboyes)

It's not entirely connected to Giant Bomb or the Giant Bomb community, but I simply must share this to the world. Adam Boyes commissioned Dave Lang art and it's really "something!"

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Activities

Exo One Is The 8th Selection Of The UUGPGC! Finish By May 16 To Participate. Please Mark All Spoilers!

Game Pass Game Suggestion Thread(By:@bigsocrates)

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Exo One is the next game for Giant Bomb's Community Game Pass Game Club! If you have any NON-SPOILER impressions of the game, use the link below to share them! Did the game make any of your GOTY lists last year? That said, it's also time to send in your suggestions for the next game for the Giant Bomb Game Pass Game Club! Use the second link to propose games you think fit well with the concept of a Game Pass Game Club.

Blogs

What's the Greatest Video Game: Final Fantasy 6 (By: @imunbeatable80)

One of the greatest lines in video games?
One of the greatest lines in video games?

It is time for a real HEAVY-HITTER for this week's edition of imunbeatable80's "What's the Greatest Video Game" blog! That's right, this post is all about Final Fantasy VI and if the original version is still worth playing!

I Watched The Uncharted Movie And I Did Not Enjoy It Much (By: @sweep)

Moderator Sweep finally got around to watching the Uncharted movie and they share on the site why they did not enjoy it even after they "turned their brain off" like everyone told them to do.

1000 Games Played (By: @brian_)

brian_ recently crossed a very important milestone in their video game playing life: they have officially played 1,000 video games. Check out their blog to review which games helped them cross that very important mark!

Screenshot Blog: Montpellier Is Wild (By: @cikame)

Chakan being put to good use, I see!
Chakan being put to good use, I see!

cikame did another Microsoft Flight Simulator-based picture tour of a European city! Read all about and take a gander at their adventures exploring the city of Montpellier.

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In 2022 My Faith In Intellivision Amico Couldn't Possibly Be Stronger. (By: @bigsocrates)

bigsocrates considers themselves a "balanced" gamer that has fun splitting their time across all of the major consoles and platforms. However, you can read on the site why they have been playing almost exclusively on Xbox. Additionally, bigsocrates has been following the Intellivision Amico as closely as some of the staff on Giant Bomb and they wrote why 2022 will be a year where they follow the console with more excitement than ever before!

Mega May Madness: Crusader of Centy / Soleil +

Indie Game of the Week 269: SuperEpic: The Entertainment War (By: @mento)

Time for some indie action platforming fun!
Time for some indie action platforming fun!

Moderator Mento is ready to look at MORE Sega Mega Drive/Genesis RPGs with a blog on Giant Bomb all about Crusader of Centy! Read why this "Zelda Clone" has more going for it than you'd expect! Additionally, SuperEpic: The Entertainment War is the latest topic of their "Indie Game of the Week" series! Use the link to read if they had any fun with its QR code-involved action platforming!

Green Desert: Pikmin Bloom and Nature (By: @gamer_152)

Read why Pikmin Bloom is a bummer on Gamer_152's blog!
Read why Pikmin Bloom is a bummer on Gamer_152's blog!

The Pikmin games captured the vibrant weirdness of nature at the tiniest scale. Pikmin Bloom, not so much. You can read why moderator Gamer_152 was not a fan of the game in their latest blog.

Y'all Made Me Write This Blog: ZombiePie's Ranch Pizza Recipe (By: @zombiepie)

Y'all made me do this! Here's my RANCH PIZZA recipe!

Discussion Threads

Starfield And Redfall Both Delayed To 2023 (By: @big_denim)

Is anyone actually surprised by this delay?
Is anyone actually surprised by this delay?

Redfall and Starfield have both been delayed to 2023. While most of the Giant Bomb community is not surprised by the announcement, many are trying to assess what the delay means for both projects.

I Just Overwrote My Save. I Feel Jan's Pain. (By: @stealydan)

Inspired by Jan's recent lost save story, we have members of the community sharing save overwriting horror stories. Before the advent of quick saves, what is the greatest amount of progress you have lost by messing up a save?

The Next Need For Speed Is Officially Confirmed For Q3 2022! (By: @gtxforza)

How many failed reboots can a single franchise have?
How many failed reboots can a single franchise have?

The next Need for Speed is is set for a Q3 2022 release date! Has it been long enough since the last game? Will this be the game that finally rights the ship that is the Need for Speed franchise?

Duke Nukem Forever 2001 Leaked (By: @glots)

A 2001 build of Duke Nukem Forever has leaked on the internet! Are any of you interested in playing it? What early 2000s FPS games do you think will be represented in the design?

Favorite Music From Games You've Barely Played. (By: @gyratyne)

What a weird thing to leak this week.
What a weird thing to leak this week.

Here's a fun discussion thread on the forums everyone can relate to: what's your favorite music from games you've barely played? This isn't necessarily just bad games with good music.

Game Devs On Here Or Who Are Just Starting Out... Do You Ever Get Discouraged When You See Completion Rates? (By: @topcyclist)

It's a discussion thread directed at game developers, but other are welcome to share their impressions as well. In a post-Game Pass world, are low completion rates discouraging?

Thoughts On Recent Influx Of FMV Games? (By: @neoseoul)

If you give me the opportunity to post Contradiction in the Spotlight, I will take it!
If you give me the opportunity to post Contradiction in the Spotlight, I will take it!

A handful of Giant Bomb members have taken note of the explosion of Full Motion Video-based games in recent history. If you have played some of these games, which ones do you recommend? Also, are you playing campy comedies or action thrillers?

Lists

Ocean Group Voice Actors (By: @spongebat1)

A cool idea all around!
A cool idea all around!

Here's a fun list! SpongeBat1 is working on a list that seeks to compile every single voice actor ever employed by Ocean Group/Ocean Productions that has a speaking credit in a video game! If you notice any gaps, drop a comment!

Community Reviews

  • @retrogimp was hankering to play Dead Island and also interested in seeing if Dead Island Riptide was as bad as they remembered. Read why they have partially softened on the game after all these years.

Wikis

Swatch Internet Time

What could have been...
What could have been...

The Wiki Page of the Week this time is a bit of a throwback to "classic" Giant Bomb moments and goofs! Check out our AWESOME wiki page for Swatch Internet Time! If you have no idea what Swatch Internet Time might be, check it out and discover why Jeff G. was a fan of the system!