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The Community Spotlight 2022.06.04

E3 may be dead, but we're gonna get hype anyway.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-created works from the previous week. Obviously, the big news that most of you are already aware of stems from Jeff G's recent absence on the site. Jeff revealed on twitter that he is seeking medical treatment for TMJ. This work of photoshop from sebmal on Twitter is the hopeful best case scenario for Jeff in his possibly surgery and recovery.

For those of you that noticed the "Manage Cookies" button on the lower left part of the site, the issue should be fixed for a majority of users. However, if you are still seeing the button on your browser, click the link and file a bug report that indicates which browser you are using and if you are on mobile.

Speaking of Rorie, in case you missed it last week, Rorie dropped a comment in regards to the current state of Giant Bomb premium. While it doesn't address everything, definitely check it out if you haven't read it yet.

Also, Jess made a printable 4K Kirby June calendar and it is fucking amazing!

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Tweets

Galleria

Sonic The Narc (By: @GB_Nonsense)

Over on Twitter, the Giant Bomb Nonsense shared some Sonic art of the hedgehog dressed as a cop while perusing their MAME cabinet. Later, they shared to photoshopped works of the Sonic art that included Giant Bomb references.

Giant Bomb x Calvin and Hobbes Strip (By: @kone)

As noted by Kone before, the Giant Bombcast crew have developed a growing obsession with Calvin and Portal. This week they continue to pay homage to all responsible parties with a modified C&H comic strip.

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Activities

Similar To The Game Pass Game Club, Would Anyone Be Interested In An Album Club? (By: @sombre)

It's time to discuss a new game for the Game Pass game Club!
It's time to discuss a new game for the Game Pass game Club!

Inspired by the Game Pass Game Club, Albummer, and all of the new music content on the site, there's interest in starting an "Album Listening Club!" If you are interested, drop a comment in the recruitment thread linked above!

The Procession To Cavalry Is The 10th Game For The UUGPGC! Complete By June 13 To Participate! All Are Welcome! +

Trek To Yomi Is The 9th Selection Of The UUGPGC! May 30 Completion Date. Spoilers Are Open! (By: @bigsocrates)

The Procession to Calvary is the NEXT PICK for the Community Game Pass Game Club! If you have any early non-spoiler impressions of the Monty Python-inspired game, share them by clicking the first link above! Also, do not forget that the last Game Pass Game Club pick, Trek to Yomi is now open to spoilers! If you want to talk about all of the game's juicy details, you now can do that!

Blogs

I'm A Star Wars Nerd And I Don't Get The Excitement For The Switch Port of KOTOR II Having The Restored Content Mod (By: @zombiepie)

Oh, KOTOR II, what could have been....
Oh, KOTOR II, what could have been....

Moderator ZombiePie is (still) a Star Wars fan and shares on the site why they are not as excited about the Switch port of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords and the Restored Content Mod coming to a console like most on the internet!

Moosey's Many Thoughts on Cyberpunk 2077: Part I +

Moosey's Many Thoughts on Cyberpunk 2077: Part II (By: @mooseymcman)

Everyone should check out this two-part series about Cyberpunk 2077 by MooseyMcMan! Read all about their formative thoughts about the game's large world, core mechanics, and colorful cast of characters!

Mega May Madness: Madou Monogatari I +

Indie Game of the Week 272: Virgo Versus the Zodiac (By: @mento)

Check out Moosey's two-part series on Cyberpunk 2077!
Check out Moosey's two-part series on Cyberpunk 2077!

For the latest edition of their "Mega May Madness" post on the site, moderator discusses the Genesis/Mega Drive game, Madou Monogatari I! Read why this cutesy anime dungeon crawler might be worth your time! Likewise, Virgo vs the Zodiac is the topic of their latest "Indie Game of the Week!" Click the second link to discover why they found its in-depth lore and challenging combat system to be riddle worth solving.

My Top Five Anticipated Releases of June 2022 (By: @brg)

If you want some cutesy anime content in your life, check Mento's latest blog!
If you want some cutesy anime content in your life, check Mento's latest blog!

It being the dawn of a new month means BRG is back with a new blog that annotates the new releases they are most excited to try out, but this time for June, 2022! If there are any games releasing this month that have you excited, feel free to join their conversation.

Discussion Threads

Jan and Jess Appreciation Society (By: @csl316)

Because the last one was such a resounding success story....
Because the last one was such a resounding success story....

What originally started out as a thread sending Jan best wishes after his earlier difficulties has since turned into a general appreciation thread for Jan and Jess and all of the video editing magic they do for the community!

Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Mini 2 Discussion Thread (By: @bigsocrates)

The Genesis / Mega Drive Mini 2 is coming out! Do any of you plan on picking one up or have you had your fill with mini retro video game systems with a fixed gaming library? Where is your excitement level for mini retro consoles today?

Do You Think You'll Be Able To Just Buy A PS5 This Year? (By: @sombre)

A lot of Horizon content on the forums this week!
A lot of Horizon content on the forums this week!

The PlayStation 5 is coming up on its two-year anniversary, but several members of the community are wondering if this will be the year where you can find one "in the wild." With all of their new ordering measures in place, Will buying a PS5 get easier?

Horizon Forbidden West Patch Discussion (By: @rorie)

Horizon Forbidden West recently got a patch and it sounds like it added a lot to the game! Do any of you plan on giving the game another go now that High Resolution Mode as a decent framerate?

Marvel's Spider-Man And Miles Morales Are Coming To PC (By: @facelessvixen)

I love how quickly Twitter found Insomniac's Tweet about this never coming to PC.
I love how quickly Twitter found Insomniac's Tweet about this never coming to PC.

Marvel's Spider-Man and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales are coming to PC! Are you surprised by the news? Is it just good that more people get to play the game? Are any of you considering buying the game again?

Which Has The Best Story Of The Horizon Series? (By: @topcyclist)

The storytelling and narrative surrounding Horizon Zero Dawn, and its expansions and sequels, has drawn equal amounts of praise and criticism. Regardless, which game in the franchise do you think features the best story? Where do you stand on the plot twist in the first game?

Your Expectations For Summer Game Fest 2022? (By: @gtxforza)

I predict a very bloated event with a bunch of games that we will never play for another four to five years.
I predict a very bloated event with a bunch of games that we will never play for another four to five years.

What are your expectations for the Summer Game Fest 2022? Are they high or low? What sorts of world premiers are you hoping for? How long do you think it will go for considering the listed names?

What Is The Most Unique Game You Ever Played (At The Time)? (By: @topcyclist)

When was the last time you applied or used the word "unique" to describe a video game? What was the game and what did it do to warrant that descriptive adjective?

Lists

Most Cinematic Games Of All Time (By: @redfoxbennaton)

I don't know about you, but this seems like a solid list to me.
I don't know about you, but this seems like a solid list to me.

redfoxbennaton decided to have a go at making a list of what they consider to be the "Most Cinematic Games Of All Time!" Just from this small snippet, I can personally say that they really nailed their list.

Some Good Stuff To Play For Pride Month (By: @brian_)

brian_ is working on a list of games one should play to celebrate Pride Month! If you have any suggestions, feel free to click the link below and share them! Also, consider making a list of your own on the site!

User Reviews

Do you have it in your heart to play another RPG Maker indie game?
Do you have it in your heart to play another RPG Maker indie game?
  • @yyninja's Finding Paradise review discusses why they appreciate how it plays like a game with a heart on its sleeve, albeit while running on an extremely dated game engine.

Wikis

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords

Kreia is BY FAR the best written Star Wars video game character.
Kreia is BY FAR the best written Star Wars video game character.

To celebrate Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords' pending Switch release, it is Giant Bomb's Wiki Page of the week! Click the link below and be amazed by how in-depth the site covers the game and its many characters!

Three Seashells

Everyone knows, thanks to Demolition Man, that by the year 2032, we will no longer be using toilet paper. How do the three seashells work? That's up for you to decide. But, did you know that the three seashells have also appeared in multiple futuristic games? We only have 10 years left to figure this out.

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