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The Community Spotlight 2022.11.06

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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-created works form the previous week! This weekend was the start of Extra Life 2022! Even if you are reading this edition of the Community Spotlight after the streams and charity drives have ended, you can still catch up with VODs of streams you missed.

Also, be aware that you can continue donating to Giant Bomb's Extra Life 2022 page until December 31st, 2022! If you couldn't donate when the event started or was live, do what you can to spread the word and feel free to give what you can when you can! So, without further ado, let's talk about how you can help Giant Bomb have a fun and successful Extra Life this year!

Extra Life 2022 Plans & Information!

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If you are reading after the main weekend event is over, be aware some community members and staff will be streaming after the normal Game Day block of November 4th through 6th. For example, the Giant Bomb Discord group always streams during the weekend after the main site does.

GBXL 11 - Extra Life 2022 Stat & Donation Tracker (By: @marino)

Remember that you can keep up with anything you miss during the marathon with the GBXL Tracker. It has time stamps and links to VODs. If you missed the streams for Nextlander or Dave Lang, then this feature is for you! Just click the second link below!

Right now there are 77 team members! All during Extra Life weekend, the site will try to rotate community streams below staff-led ones in the Giant Bomb chat. However, we also have a lot of team members still looking for their first donation! If possible, check out the team page and send some donations to anyone still hovering at $0 raised to boost their morale. Be aware, THERE WILL BE MORE EXTRA LIFE CONTENT AFTER THE MAIN EVENT!

Finally, please consider giving the article Rorie published a read if you want to know more about the staff's plans for Extra Life and how you can watch all of the site's streaming goodness for the event as well as follow the MANY community-run streams!

Tweets

Galleria

Jason As Jason (By: @cosmicrhapsodie)

Over on Twitter, cosmicrhapsodie decided to make this work of art after enjoying Jason's presence during the Mario Party 2. I think we can all agree that this is an AMAZING work of art!

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The Notorious Grubb (By: @permanentsigh)

Base don a silly comment made during the 11/3/2022 Sonic the Hedgehog stream, a reference was made to photoshop Jeff Grubb to the cover of Ready to Die by The Notorious B.I.G. permanentsigh happily obliged.

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Activities

Scorn Is The 20th Selection Of The UUGPGC! Completion Date Is 10/31/2022. Spoilers Open +

Inside Is The 21st Selection Of The UUGPGC! Completion Date Is 11/14/2022. Mark All Spoilers! (By: @bigsocrates)

Does this indie title still hold up? Join the discussion NOW!
Does this indie title still hold up? Join the discussion NOW!

Halloween might be over, but don't forget that the Community Game Pass Game Club has opened up its discussion for Scorn to SPOILERS! Talk about the game's story and take a stance regarding its mixed reaction by clicking the first link above! Speaking of which, the next game for the Game Pass Game Club is Inside! This game was a BIG DEAL when it first came out, but do you think its story and gameplay still hold up? Join the SPOILER FREE early discussion by clicking the link!

The GB Album Club 013 - TA13OO By Denzel Curry (By: @unclejam23)

Do any of you have thoughts about how Denzel Curry reinvented himself?
Do any of you have thoughts about how Denzel Curry reinvented himself?

Are you ready for some hip hop in your life? Well, the latest edition of the community Album Club has you covered! This editions album is TA13OO by Denzel Curry! If you want to join the fun or talk about some tracks, here's the link!

Blogs

All PS1 Games In Order: 1995 Round-Up (By: @borgmaster)

Let's review some STATS!
Let's review some STATS!

It took the better part of a year, but borgmaster has officially played EVERY SINGLE PlayStation game released in the year of 1995! Read their reflection on what they learned and what their plans are for the future of their PS1 video game retrospective!

Fortnite Has Looped Back To 2004 (By: @daavpuke)

Time and circular and resident Fortnite fan and advocate, daavpuke, is here to report that the game has circled back mechanically to the year 2004. Click the link above to read why that's not as hyperbolic a statement as you'd think.

The Quest For The Worst Adventure Game Puzzles - D (The Game): A Game That Would Make Kojima And Swery Blush (By: @zombiepie)

They might have missed Halloween by a few days, but moderator ZombiePie uses their latest adventure game puzzle review feature to look at Kenji Eno's D: The Game! Discover why they think this game would make Kojima and Swery blush.

64 in 64: Episode 21 +

Indie Game of the Week 294: Greak: Memories of Azur (By: @mento)

I hear the kids still like the Fortnite!
I hear the kids still like the Fortnite!

Episode 21 of Mento's 64 in 64 blog series covers Wetrix and Bio F.R.E.A.K.S! If you have any nostalgia for the N64, click the first link to see if either game has aged like a fine fine or milk! Did you enjoy either game at the time? Additionally, Mento's latest episode of their "Indie Game of the Week" post is all about Greak: Memories of Azur! Read why they place its presentation and style on par with Ori and difficulty alongside Hollow Knight!

Extra Life 2022 - Gameday Schedule! (By: @rasgueado)

If you want to read about something incredibly bizarre, do I have a blog for you!
If you want to read about something incredibly bizarre, do I have a blog for you!

Rasgueado has big plans for Giant Bomb's community-wide Extra Life event! They even made this fun event schedule! Catch the details and share your support and hype by clicking the link and giving their blog a read,

Discussion Thread

Who Is Most Likely To Win GOTY So Far In Your Opinion In The Masses Eyes? (By: @topcyclist)

Is the price of this device just right or too much? Share your thoughts!
Is the price of this device just right or too much? Share your thoughts!

I guess it is that time of the year again, but what are your GOTY "frontrunners?" Is it a big AAA title or a smaller indie title? Was there a game you thought would be your #1 game of 2022 that did not live up to the hype? Join the discussion over here!

PSVR2 Release Date And Price Announced (By: @abs_b)

Most members of the Giant Bomb community are still processing the recent news and price point for PSVR2. Some understand the price point while others say the price is exactly why they will not buy it. Where do you stand?

Rollin' With Your AI Buddies In Single Player Games (By: @stealydan)

Is all resident Evil media cursed?
Is all resident Evil media cursed?

AI companions usually get a bad rap in the video game industry, but what are some positive examples of your interacting with AI allies in a single-player game? Are some genres better at creating useful companions than others?

Will They Ever Make a Good Resident Evil Show/Movie? (By: @sethmode)

The terrible Netflix series is still fresh in the minds of some people, but do you think there will ever be a "good" Resident Evil show/movie? Would the Romero script turned into a worthwhile project?

Marvel Snap Strategy Talk (By: @propagandapanda)

Share YOUR Marvel Snap strats with the rest of the community!
Share YOUR Marvel Snap strats with the rest of the community!

To those of you in the community that are playing Marvel Snap, what are your go-to strategies? Do you have any tips or tricks for newcomers? If so, feel free to share them in the thread linked above!

What's Your Spiciest take About A AAA Or Indie Game Series? (By: @topcyclist)

What are your "spiciest" take for an indie game? Is there an indie darling you absolutely hate? How about a divisive smaller game you will bat for when it comes up in a discussion?

User Reviews

Voice actor situation aside, not everyone seems enthusiastic about more Bayonetta.
Voice actor situation aside, not everyone seems enthusiastic about more Bayonetta.
  • @infantpipoc's Bayonetta 3 review shares why they had a hard time completing the game between the new characters, different storytelling structure, and overall gameplay changes to the Bayonetta formula.
  • @yyninja's review of the digital version of Gloomhaven talks about why all of the quality-of-life features, like the game calculating the math for the player, doesn't not change the overall unwelcoming complexity of the game.
  • @yyninja finally got around to playing The Last of Us Part II and relays in their review why they feel like all of the polish in the world doesn't prevent the game from feeling like a misery vehicle.

Wiki Of The Week

Roundhouse Kick

Clearly, there are more than 97 games with roundhouse kicks.
Clearly, there are more than 97 games with roundhouse kicks.

It's a bit of a callback, but the "Roundhouse Kick" wiki page was one of the earliest concept pages to be created on the Giant Bomb wiki. Likewise, it is currently sitting at 97 in-game examples when I'm pretty sure that should be well over 100! See if you can help fix that!