Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to once again be your host! We did it! We survived 2017 and the onslaught of GOTY content! Just a friendly reminder, I will be taking any and all GOTY lists and blogs next week. After that, they are getting a hard "pass." Also, remember the comments for the Community Spotlight are moderated and are not an unmonitored playground. With that in mind, let's talk about the one housekeeping item I have to share.
- Over on Twitter, Joe Russell designed a twitter bot to suggest new Hitsmas-based daily challenges for Giant Bomb community members.
2017 GOTY User Created Content
User GOTY Lists
- Best of 2017(By: @themasterds)
- Ranking of Games, 2017 (By: @snipe91594)
- Top 7 Games 2017 (By: @wagrid)
- Video Games, I Played Some In 2017 (By: @bigevil1987)
- Fakey's 2017 Games of the Year (By: @fakekisser)
- GOTY 2017 (By: @slag)
- Best of 2017 (By: @mjhealy)
- My Games of 2017 (By: @betterinsodapop)
- GOTY 2017 (By: @wess)
- GOTY 2017 (By: @mento)
- Rob's Game of the Year 2017 (By: @liquidus)
- Xanadu's Top 10-GOTY Edition! (By: @xanadu)
- Top 5 Games I Played In 2017 (By: @adzpearson)
- Game of the Year 2017 (By: @shinboy630)
- GOTY 2017 (By: @majormitch)
- Game of the Year 2017 (By: @badseed)
- Cleaning My Room, Half-Baked Cooking Metaphors and Eventually, Video Games (2017 Edition) (By: @ajayraz)
- The Games I Played in 2017 (By: @sam_lfcfan)
GOTY Blogs And Lists
PerfidiousSinn thought there was plenty of games to enjoy in 2017 and this blog highlights some of the best of the best that truly made his year special.
danielkempster rounds off his GOTY coverage with his top ten games of 2017! Give it a read and remember to explore his earlier content on the site.
Here's provided barrels of laughs thanks to his "Best of Giant Bomb" video series, so the least you could do is give TurboMan's 2017 GOTY list a read!
Milkman was thoroughly aggravated by 2017, but that didn't stop him from finding plenty of joy in video games. Read about his ten favorites from the year.
samcb found ten games that came out this year and wrote about them. Like a damn hero (number 1 will absolutely not shock you).
Pezen shares a list of ten video games that salvaged his relatively bumpy 2017. Check it out over here.
MCCash4Gold looks back on his gaming highs and lows on this 2017 GOTY blog that takes no prisoners.
There are ten especially grand games on ItsMagicNeal's 2017 GOTY blog, and you should read it to find out which ten games made the cut.
nuttyjawa included games from 2016 on his 2017 GOTY due in large part to his massive back catalog! I can certainly relate.
tbk shares passing thoughts on the good and bad games he played in 2017. Read all about which games he enjoyed and hated the most.
MeesterO has some hilarious categories on this belated 2017 GOTY blog like "The 'Don't make another one of these' award presented by Bioshock 2" as seen here.
californiabone summarizes the marque games he played in the mad-rush toward GOTY, and which games impressed and disappointed.
In a blog that would make wrestler Big E proud, Zevvion announces his five favorite games and DLC from 2017.
StarvingGamer has honed his cynicism for decades, but that couldn't stop him from enjoying plenty of games released in 2017. Read all about the games that made his year.
KnifeySpoony annotates his favorite gaming experiences during 2017. Read all about his impressions of games both new and old.
Video game scholar and Giant Bomb moderator Gamer_152 got around to listing his favorite video game experiences from 2017.
IronSoul survived 2017 and cannot help but think that 2016 may not have been as bad as he thought it was. Either way, he still had a fun time with video games.
Cav829 awards his special commendations and lists his ten favorite games from 2017 on his latest blog over here.
Moderator ZombiePie's 2017 year in review blog has video games, anime, wrestling, and music. What more could you ask for in a blog post?
MocBucket62 talks about his favorite old and new games he played in 2017. Read all about them and see if you agree with the list.
Ryuku_Ryosake's 2017 GOTY list has THIRTEEN GAMES! Not only that, but you might be surprised by the game that took his #1 spot.
MooseyMcMan's 2017 "Moosies" Award Show is up for your enjoyment! Be entertained MooseyMcMan's 2018 predictions and 2017 gaming highlights.
Doodles are your reward for checking out Mento's yearly awards ceremony. Where else will games like The Sexy Brutale and Torment: Tides of Numenera get their due?
Clips Of The Week
JeremyM is back with another great compilation video! This video compiles every time the staff throw a projectile during Hitsmas 2017.
clagnaught is starting a "Best of" compilation video series for Giant Bomb's Shenmue Endurance Run! Provide moral support in his folly.
The GB FGC discord has held 6 biweekly tournaments for Tekken 7 on PC in the last few months. Here's a compilation video of the best moments from the tournaments.
Giant Bomb Galleria
Over on Instagram, armyofwires (Giant Bomb username is "armyofwires" if you want to follow him here) drew this AMAZING sketch of the Giant Bomb crew!
Remember when Dan and Jason were in a "pick a number" battle to the death? Well thanks to Giant Bomb user Clint, there's an infographic for that.
Tweets Of The Week
Best Of Blogs
jeffrud published another retrospective blog examining the video game backcatalog of Namco! This blog is all about the original Pac-Man and its many console ports.
morecowbell24 was able to complete twelve games during December. Did that help him accomplish his goal of finishing 100 games in 2017? Read to find out!
There are three big releases TheMist997 cannot wait to get his hands on and play. Read what they are and think of your anticipated releases. Also, TheMist997 took a valiant stab at assessing the artistic merit of Doki Doki Literature Club.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is Matt's personal game of the year. To celebrate that, he put together his top 10 PUBG moments of the year with plenty of guest appearances from the Giant Bomb staff.
You don't need to just blog about video games to get on the Spotlight! Surprising, I know. But Hamst3r has returned from his elongated hibernation to talk about the anime he's watched in the past year.
Giant Bomb user Dumo's quest to make a set of custom Rock Band drums continues. Here's his latest update on his progress.
It's a new year, but Mento's still up to his old tricks. The no-longer-all-new Saturday Summaries brings together appraisals of The Wolf Among Us, Super Mario Odyssey and Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
Join The Discussion
Which version of Oregon Trail did you grow up playing? When were you introduced to the game? Join our community discussion over here.
It is a debate that continues to roil the Nintendo Switch community, but how necessary do you peg the Pro Controller? Is it worth the investment?
Let's start 2018 on a calming not by talking about the best tracks and singles from video games you have recently played.
It has only been a week, but what games are your best surprises thus far? Share and discuss the games you have had fun playing that you didn't expect to.
Do you need a good laugh right now? Then you should check out BBAlpert's "Guest Characters I Want In Tekken 7" list. Here's a glimpse of what you can expect.
After the GOTY lists come all the "Piles of Shame" lists as people take long hard looks at their backlogs, starting with our in-house list fanatic Mento.
Mento's also been busy looking back at some of his older GOTY lists and updating them after all the catch-up gaming he did in 2017. Check it out, and consider how your own GOTY lists have shifted over time.
Useful User Reviews
- @pistolpackinpoet wrote a MASSIVE dissertation on Destiny 2 and why he thinks it is a major step backward from Destiny 1.
- @themist997's Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle review highlights how its charm and whimsy cannot save it from a poor endgame.
- @bhlaab's review of Poi assesses how it provides an excellent journey for young kids, but is probably a "pass" for everyone else.
The Giant Bomb wiki is starting 2018 with a new recognized video game platform! Welcome the Jaguar CD to the Giant Bomb wiki!