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 creations from the previous week! Well, June is almost here and that means "NOT E3" is right around the corner!
I guess I have forgotten to mention on the Spotlight, but Grubb and Jan have been busy planning things for the site during what would normally be E3. Grubb is already scheduling an in-person gathering event similar to what the site did in years' past. And Jan found the old couch! Over on the Giant Bomb Discord Grubb relayed that he plans to book 50ish people to attend this year's Giant Bomb @ Nite event with groups of four to five. It should be incredibly exciting and expect more details SOON!
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Right, so classic videos and podcasts. Last week, Dylan/dtoast had a meeting with the site's Engineering Manager. They said they wanted more links and another summarization about what exactly is happening with podcasts. With the issues with the video player almost finished, the message I can relay is that the RSS Feed and podcast downloading issues are priority number two. Continue to report video issues here and podcast downloading problems here.
Speaking of Dylan, I will be having a Discord meeting with him on Tuesday. If you have any concerns or pressing issues with site functions, drop a comment and I will remember to share them during the meeting.
"Not E3" Prep
As he has done for many years, Marino has a time zone chart that will help you figure out when and where to be for every presentation that's coming up in June!
E3 might be dead for real this time, but that doesn't mean things are not going to be interesting in June.
End up with this stuck in my head hearing it. pic.twitter.com/5MwJk6Lov0— Jupiter Jazz (@JupiterJazz92) May 26, 2023
currently piecing together an old episode of GameSpot TV I found and look at all these young studs pic.twitter.com/AWs8V6I6LQ— danny o’documentary (@dannyodwyer) May 25, 2023
Additionally, the Game Pass Game Club has opened its discussion for Immortality for SPOILERS! If you want to talk about all of the game's twists and turns, and the associated controversies with them, click the second link!
Album of the Week Club wraps up another successful cycle with It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy! Do you have any thing to say about what many consider the most influential hip-hop album of all time.
If you have yet to see the BeLite Club for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, I can just say right now that you are missing out. The video and the quotes therein were so good that they inspired buzz_clik to come out of their Giant Bomb art creation retirement! Just admit it, now you're singing the theme song to "Fully rendered Gollum penis."
During the 69th edition of the Voicemail Dump Truck, Mike Minotti shared he once dressed as Peter Jackson for Return of the King to attends the film's opening night. In response, Kone photoshopped Mike into a cast group photo. Secondly, Kone had some fun merging their favorite Giant Bomb themed sticker with Tears of the Kingdom.
Kone isn't the only person who had fun seeing Mike Minotti's Peter Jackson cosplay! jearum also played around with the photo and they added Mike into a scene from The Fellowship of the Ring.
Remember Universal's The Dark Universe? CreakyLegs sure does and they decided to super-impose the heads of the current Giant Bomb staff and recurring guests on to the only real promotional image we have of the planned actors for the Dark Universe.
To round things off this week in the art arena, MOHAMMEDFI1 decided to find creative ways to use Photoshop after watching Tam and Lucy's GameSpot coverage of the PlayStation Showcase.
ALLTheDinos finally did it! As a final tribute to Two Minutes To Late Night and their Albummer series, they finally listened to every single album discussed and covered during the show's 66 episode span! Which ones were the worst? Read to find out!
It's time to enter the wacky world of multimedia adventure games with the second and final episode of ZombiePie's retrospective on MTV's Club Dead on Giant Bomb! You know, a video game Kate Walsh and Nick Offerman are probably really proud about being in!
bigsocrates is here to write about why they bought an Evercade VS and why "mixed" is the best word to describe their purchase. Click the link below to read who they think actually needs one and who doesn't.
Also, the Intellivision dream LIVES ON! Their games are coming to Steam and there is footage of Shark! Shark! The Intellivision correspondent, bigsocrates, has all of the latest Intellivision news you could want in one place.
imunbeatable80 decided to tackle Judgment for their latest "What's the Greatest Video Game" write-up on on the site! Did they enjoy this Yakuza spin-off and smarting its premature end? Click the link above to find out!
It's time for an episode of mod Mento's 64 in 64 series on Giant Bomb! This week they cover Buck Bumble and 64 Oozumo 2. How well do both, including the Buck Bumble theme, translate to about sixty minutes of playing? Read to find out! Finally, this week's edition of Mento's "Indie Game of the Week" is for Lorelai! Read all about their impressions of the third game in R. Michalski's Devil Came Through Here trilogy of horror themed adventure games!
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a video game that people are talking about. What are your impressions of what you have seen? Do you think IBM's Watson could run the game at a stable framerate?
From the get-go, Giant Bomb has been your place to talk about and discuss burger-related questions. This week the community tackles an age-old issue: burger sauce. So, how much, burger sauce do you tend to put or ask for on your burger?
How are you feeling about the recently announced Marathon game? Some are excited and love the artstyle whereas others are disappointed it will be an online-focused extraction shooter. Share your thoughts!
We have revived the original thread on the site discussing Ubisoft putting the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake on "hiatus" back in 2020 to discuss the most recent announcement that it's still in the "conceptual stages."
Intellivision is selling the rights to its games! That basically means the Amico is all but dead, and does this reek of 3DO vibes? At least the 3DO company had Might and Magic; Intellivision has Shark! Shark!
As the title suggests, what do you think is the worst escape sequence you have ever played or experienced in a video game?
justiceleaguecanada is excited for Mortal Kombat 1 and decided to run down some of the most common characters that have appeared in the series and speculate the likelihood they will appear in the future.
Wiki Of The Week
So, the planned revival and remake for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a bit of a mess. That is a massive understatement, but if there's one consolation I can offer you, it is that the site's Prince of Persia franchise page has everything you could want if you want to learn all there is to learn about the series and its many permutations!