Well a lot certainly has happened since our last episode. After a brief hiatus to make way for Giant Bomb's AMAZING 2016 Game of the Year content the Community Spotlight is back in action! As you may anticipate, we have a ton of user created blogs and lists worth checking out this week. In light of that, let's just jump right into the site related housekeeping:
- Did you enjoy the Giant Bomb Crew playing Hitman utilizing "New Mexico Rules?" Of course you did, it was one of the best videos they made in 2016! Anyways, someone managed to create a Hitman rule generator which allows you too to play the game using the crew's ridiculous rule set.
- Last weekend Brad streamed himself playing games for twenty-four hours in the site's final push to raise money for Extra Life. With donations now closed Giant Bomb as a team raised $264,310; Giant Bomb individually raised $138,847.
- matsemann08 crunched the numbers and found Giant Bomb provided over 35 days worth of video content throughout 2016!
2016 User-Created Game Of The Year Content
- My Top Five Games of 2016 (By: @gamer_152)
- Top 10ish Games Of The Foul Year of Our Lord 2016 (By: @pezen)
- Things Games I Played This Year Did That I Liked 2016 Edition (By: @dudeglove)
- Mattallica's 5th Annual Top 10 Games Of The Year (By: @_mattallica)
- Arbitrarywater's Best Games Of 2016 That Didn't Come Out In 2016
- ArbitraryWater's Best Games Of 2016 That Did Come Out In 2016 (By: @arbitrarywater)
- JBG4's Top Ten Games of 2016 (By: @jbg4)
- Top 10 And 2 Runners Up, Plus 7 Games I Couldn't Play, And 3 Games I Had A Weird Time With In 2016 (By: @quid_pro_bono)
- MindBullet's Favorite Games of 2016 (By: @mindbullet)
- My Top 10 Games and Top 5 DLC's of 2016 (By: @zevvion)
- My Top 10 Games of 2016 (By: @joe423)
- IronSoul's 2016 Games of the Year! (By: @ironsouls)
- Uncle Lapti's 2016 GOTY-GO!(By: @bonbolapti)
- Joemotycki's Top 10 Games Of 2016 (By: @joemotycki)
- Jeff Rud's Best and/or Most Memorable and/or Favorite Games He Played in 2016 (By: @jeffrud)
- XenoNick And His Top 10 Games From 2016 (By: @xenonick)
- Shivoa's Top Games of 2016 (By: @shivoa)
- My Top Ten Games of 2016 (By: @danielkempster)
- I Played Too Many Video Games Again: Cav's Top 10 Games Of 2016 (By: @cav829)
- MetalGearBrawl's Top 10 Games of 2016 (By: @metalgearbrawl)
- Perfidious Sinn's Top 10 Games of 2016 (By: @perfidioussinn)
- Game of the Year 2016 (By: @aurahack)
- Top 10 Games I Played In 2016 (By: @generic_username)
- 2016 Defied Expectations - My Top Games (By: @ivdamke)
- StarvingGamer's Games Worth Starving For (or Otherwise) in 2016 (By: @starvinggamer)
- Favourite Games of 2016 (By: @jacobmccourt)
- The Moosies Part VIII! (By: @mooseymcman)
- 2016 Games Of The Year + Special Mentions (By: @hassun)
- The Best, Worst and Most Middling Old Games of 2016 (By: @morecowbell24)
- ZombiePie's 2016 Multimedia Award Show Extravaganza (By: @zombiepie)
- Disco 2000 and Video-games 2016! (By: @do_the_manta_ray)
- Game of the Year 2016 (By: @cjduke)
- My Top 10 Games of 2016 (By: @mikelemmer)
- GOTY 2016 (By: @wess)
- GOTY 2016(By: @leviticus128)
- GOTY 2016 (By: @humanity)
- Best of 2016 (By: @jensonb)
- GOTY 2016 (By: @phatmac)
- GOTY 2016 (By: @tandyq)
- Top 10 Games Of 2016 That I Ended Up Buying But Haven't Gotten Around To Play Yet (By: @darkbeatdk)
- GOTY 2016 (By: @jaypb08)
- HT101's Top 10 of 2016 (By: @ht101)
- Best of 2016 (By: @draugen)
- Soap's GOTY 2016 (By: @soap)
- Drew's Games of the Year He Played - 2016 (By: @artisanbreads)
- Best of 2016 (By: @mormonwarrior)
- GOTY 2016 (By: @infinitespark)
- Game of the Year 2016 Oh God I'm so late (By: @make_me_mad)
- Best of 2016 (By: @mikefightnight)
- TFP's Top 16 Games of 2016 (By: @thefakepsychic)
- Game Of The Year 2016 (By: @badseed)
- GOTY 2016(By: @thatfrood)
- 2016: The Year Videogames Made a Faustian Bargain to Be AWESOME While the World Died (By: @undeadpool)
- GOTY 2016 (By: @kanerobot)
- My Top Games Of 2016 (By: @wuddel)
- Game of the Year 2016 And Other Additional Viscera (By: @blzzzrrttt)
- GOTY 2016 - (Over)watch' You Play This Year? (By: @sessh)
- Landon's Games of the Year 2016 (By: @lando81)
- 2016 GOTY (By: @dethfish)
- Best of 2016 (By: @marino)
- GOTY 2016 (BY: @falconer)
Clips Of The Week
Mepsipax went ahead and compiled damn near every hilarious folly Brad and Dan had in Hitman last year onto one amazing video.
Aska did a bang up job in hilariously animating Vinny's "fireboylt" pronunciation saga. Aska also provides some interesting insight on how he created this animated rendition of the "Fireboylt Incident."
Giant Bomb Galleria Of Art
Some people draw Alex because he is their "spirit animal." Others draw Alex for the hell of it. I'm not sure which of those two inspired mathey to draw this. Why not ask him yourself?
The official list of Giant Bomb community Tap Titans 2 clans has been updated!
Best Of Blogs
Shindig has been playing Championship Manager: Season 01/02 religiously for 15 years! Learn about his latest folly with the game, and why he still plays it.
Part two of LawGamer's long journey into Final Fantasy XV gets frank about Cindy, as well as the game's touching depiction of camaraderie.
In response to recent events TheFlamingo352 discusses why he believes virtual reality platforms are being marketed poorly, and this hurts everyone involved.
Big_Denim is in the process of making a new PC from scratch! Check out how the first phase of making it has gone, and how this has rekindled his love for PC gaming.
After months of hemming and hawing BizarroZoraK finally put his overall thoughts pertaining to Fallout 4 into words.
recroulette mixed things up today and annotated his ten favorite video game songs from 2016 over here.
danielkempster continues his effort to complete the Nuzlocke Challenge in Pokémon Sun! Read about his progress and the challenges he recently faced.
SpaceInsomniac comments on why he finds Titanfall 2 to be "one of the most balanced, and yet unbalanced games" in regards to its multiplayer experience.
Darth_Navster extrapolates why he found Batman: The Telltale Series to be an inconsistent, but interesting game.
Onemanarmyy felt inspired to award a "Dota Character of the Year." See if you agree with his selections.
Mento's embarked on a slate of new features for 2017, which his "all-new" Saturday Summaries conveniently aggregates. As well as playing Uncharted 4, he found the time to consider his PS2 library, get irritated by the end-game of Flywrench and discuss the upcoming Awesome Games Done Quick charity streams via his wiki work in preparation for the event.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE is Generic_username's 2016 GOTY. Check out the reasoning behind his choice, and why he feels so steadfast about it.
Moderator ZombiePie comments on why Final Fantasy IX's biggest weakness is its need to pay homage to its namesake, Final Fantasy.
Join The Discussion
Are you excited for the games coming out in the first months of 2017? Share and discuss what you are itching to play in the coming months.
What's one thing that you wish you could bring back from the gaming industry that is missing today? Be it passwords, manuals, or cheat codes; share and discuss your pick over here.
Want to join our discussion about "Glittermitten Grove?" Discuss how you have helped "faeries" harvest berries and what tips you have for accomplishing this.
Which games have best utilized winter weather to establish mood and tone? Share and discuss your nominees for creating a winter wonderland.
These three user lists all share a similar theme: games from the previous year and beyond that they didn't get around to yet. Which of last year's games are you all hoping to try out this year? Be sure to knock together a list if there's more than a few.
Useful User Reviews
- @addfwyn wrote extensively about Rez Infinite and how it brings new life to a highly venerated classic.
- @zzombie13 comments on why Dead Rising 4's "toothless" zombie wonderland leads to a moribund final product.
- @riostarwind is up to his old tricks in reviewing old games you may have forgotten with Sonic Wings Special this week.