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Community Spotlight - 01/28/2017

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Vinny is the hero we deserve AND need!
Vinny is the hero we deserve AND need!


Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, ZombiePie, am once again honored to be your host this week. As the first month of the already chaotic year we call 2017 comes to a close, a number of you managed to start the year off with a bang. Many of you fastidiously tackled your gaming backlogs, and others are participating in community events which tap into your creative skills. If anything, this all warms the heart of this respective cantankerous moderator rather personally. With this heart-to-heart complete, let's move on to the site related housekeeping:

Community Activities

Giant ROM 4 - The Giant Bomb Game Jam Encore (By: ZandraVandra)

The Giant Bomb Game Jam, Giant ROM 4, is the "true" highlight this week. If you are not aware, community leader ZandraVandra organizes a Giant Bomb user led Game Jam every year for the past four years. The themes for this year are "East Versus West" and "One Big Chomp." Support and participate in the community effort NOW!

It's time to slam in this game jam!
It's time to slam in this game jam!

The Giant Bomb unOFFICIAL Classic Wing (By: embryo69)

Are you still having fun with Elite: Dangerous? Learn how to join the Giant Bomb Community (un)Official Private Group for Elite: Dangerous by clicking the link above!

Now picture this image with ten or so Giant Bomb users faffing about!
Now picture this image with ten or so Giant Bomb users faffing about!


Clips Of The Week

HITMAN - Featured Contract - The Caravella Conundrum (By: Forthe Seven)

We will talk more about the "Caravella Conundrum" later, but right now I wanted to showcase how this Hitman "expert" managed to speedrun the contract in around four minutes. That is a level of savagery Shiek Zanzibar could respect!


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Banner - Today's This Is the Run (By: ZandraVandra)

The most recent batch of episodes for "This Is the Run" have certainly proven Vinny's boldness in fighting the alien menace. As such, ZandraVandra felt inspired to illustrate this FACT!

Nintendo's Stinky Brick (By: Mathey)

Giant Bomb user Mathey had fun illustrating Jeff's "Stinky Brick Console" conversation from the 01.17.2017 Bombcast.

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Best Of Blogs

Skullgirls helping out in making positive life choices? Read more about it on PerfidiousSinn's blog!
Skullgirls helping out in making positive life choices? Read more about it on PerfidiousSinn's blog!

I Suck At Fighting Games: Skullgirls 2nd Encore+ (By: PerfidiousSinn)

PerfidiousSinn shares how he built his patience and confidence playing Skullgirls, and how enriching it was in his overall life.

An Impossible Start to the New Year (January Progress Report) (By: morecowbell24)

In the first month of 2017, morecowbell24 managed to complete seventeen games. Learn what they were and what he thought of them!

Beautiful Apocalypse: Thoughts on Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (By: Darth_Navster)

Darth_Navster comments on his disappointment with game developer The Chinese Room’s Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, especially as a follow up to Dear Esther.

Read more about Darth_Navsters anemic reaction to Everybody's Gone to Rapture
Read more about Darth_Navsters anemic reaction to Everybody's Gone to Rapture

I Dislike The Emphasis On 1080p And 60FPS & The Voice Actor Strike. How Do You Feel About It? (By: D-Man123)

D-Man123's latest blogging offerings tackle two enormous dragons facing the gaming industry. First, he question's the industry's emphasis of higher resolution graphics rather than other pressing issues. Second, he looks at the continuation of the voice actors strike.

Playing The Witcher Again After Reading The Books (Spoilers) (By: ll_Exile_ll)

ll_Exile_ll recently replayed The Witcher after reading the books the game is based on. Check out his blog to see where the book and game compliment and clash.

Looks like Psylocke is
Looks like Psylocke is "Top Tier" in Marvel Heroes!

An Overview Of Marvel Heroes' "Biggest Update Ever" (By: Wemibelle)

If you enjoy playing Marvel Heroes 2016 check out Wemibelle's post on the myriad of changes that hit the game last week, and what they mean for players.

The Backlogbook - Week Three & Pokémon Sun Nuzlocke Challenge - Chapter Five (By: danielkempster)

danielkempster continues to chip away at his gaming backlog with the likes of Grandia and Borderlands this week. Read all about his progress with his gaming backlog this month. danielkempster also published the latest chapter of his Pokémon Sun/Moon Nuzlocke Challenge blog series for your viewing pleasure!

I had honestly never heard of King's Field until now! Many thanks to JasonR86 for that!
I had honestly never heard of King's Field until now! Many thanks to JasonR86 for that!

My Favorite Games! 8: King's Field II (By: JasonR86)

JasonR86 defends King's Field II as one of his all-time favorite video games, and spends a fair amount of time detailing why the game is still emotionally resonant to him to this day.

All-New Saturday Summaries 2017-01-28 (By: MENTO)

Mento's weekly round-up includes links to regular installments of the PS2-focused "The Top Shelf" and backlog-clearing "Indie Game of the Week". He also elaborates on Xenoblade Chronicles X's assortment of sapient alien races.

Join The Discussion

Sometimes there aren't any words to properly describe your excitement.
Sometimes there aren't any words to properly describe your excitement.

The Caravella Conundrum Discussion Thread (By: Yabico)

Right then, let's unpack the "Caravella Conundrum!" It is a community creation which the fine men and women at IO Interactive decided to showcase for all the world to see. Speaking of which, how did you fare in your attempt to tackle the Caravella Conundrum "Featured Contract" in Hitman? Whether it went as smoothly as a knife through butter, or so difficult that you have an axe to grind, be sure to tell the community how you did.

Professional Difficulty Level And Jan 31st Hitman Update Discussion Thread (By: w00master)

Are you excited for the "Professional Difficulty" in Hitman? Join our discussion for the Jan. 31st update with the rest of our wetwork enthusiast sub-community.

Any early impressions from the online beta?
Any early impressions from the online beta?

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Crowdfunding Campaign Discussion Thread (By: EchoEcho)

What are your two-cents related to the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire crowdfunding campaign? Whether it be positive or negative feel free to share it over here.

Injustice 2 Online Beta Impressions and Feedback Thread (By: inevpatoria)

Do you have any major takeaways related to the online beta for Injustice 2? Feel free to articulate what you think the future looks like for NetherRealm Studios's latest fighting game offering.

How has the latest Resident Evil been treating you?
How has the latest Resident Evil been treating you?


Resident Evil 7 Impressions (By: IVDAMKE)

Do any of you have early impressions related to Resident Evil 7 biohazard? Is the most recent entry in the series a franchise savior, or a step in the wrong direction?

Lovable Lists

Most Anticipated Games of 2017 (By: Siphillis)

User Siphillis lists and annotates the games he is most looking forward to playing, and they run the gamut when it comes to platforms and genres.

Useful User Reviews

Wonderful Wiki

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I'm just going to post this image without context.

Kingdom Hearts HD II.8: Final Chapter Prologue

There's a lot to "unpack" in Kingdom Hearts HD II.8: Final Chapter Prologue. Our wiki page is a major help for any of you "heartless" types.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

It has been re-released on the 3DS recently, so check out our MASSIVE wiki page for Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King to learn everything there is to know about the game.