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The Community Spotlight - 01/07/2017

After a brief hiatus, The Community Spotlight is back to put a bow on all that Game of the Year nonsense.

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Image provided by neogaf user alr1ght

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:

2016 User-Created Game Of The Year Content

Blogs

Lists

Clips Of The Week

Giant Bomb - Best of Hitman: Season 1 (By: @mepsipax)

Mepsipax went ahead and compiled damn near every hilarious folly Brad and Dan had in Hitman last year onto one amazing video.

Nu-Beast and the Saga of Fireboylt (By: @aska)

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

Alex Sketch (By: @mathey)

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?

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Community Activities

Tap Titans 2 Community Clans List (By: @krabat0903)

The official list of Giant Bomb community Tap Titans 2 clans has been updated!

Best Of Blogs

Paper Teams, Paper Cups (By: @shindig)

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.

Final Fantasy MEGA BLOG - Part II (By: @lawgamer)

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.

Fried Flounder: Virtual Reality Is Being Marketed Poorly (By: @theflamingo352)

In response to recent events TheFlamingo352 discusses why he believes virtual reality platforms are being marketed poorly, and this hurts everyone involved.

Hook, Line And Tinker (Or How I Discovered I'm A PC Gamer At Heart) (By: @big_denim)

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.

Trading Survivalist Brains For Gun-toting Braun: A Fallout 4 Critique (By: @bizarrozorak)

After months of hemming and hawing BizarroZoraK finally put his overall thoughts pertaining to Fallout 4 into words.

Rec's Video Game Song of the Year 2016 (By: @recroulette)

recroulette mixed things up today and annotated his ten favorite video game songs from 2016 over here.

Pokémon Sun Nuzlocke Challenge - Chapter Four (By: @danielkempster)

danielkempster continues his effort to complete the Nuzlocke Challenge in Pokémon Sun! Read about his progress and the challenges he recently faced.

Titanfall 2 Is One Of The Most Balanced And Yet Unbalanced Games I've Ever Played (By: @spaceinsomniac)

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.

When You Walk Through the Gotham, You Better Watch Your Back (By: @darth_navster)

Darth_Navster extrapolates why he found Batman: The Telltale Series to be an inconsistent, but interesting game.

Dota Character of the Year (By: @onemanarmyy)

Onemanarmyy felt inspired to award a "Dota Character of the Year." See if you agree with his selections.

All-New Saturday Summaries 2017-01-07 (By: @mento)

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.

My 2016 Game of the Year: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (By: @generic_username)

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.

Fighting Final Fantasy IX Part 89-101: Final Fantasy IX's Greatest Enemy Is Final Fantasy Itself (By: @zombiepie)

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

Early 2017 Looks Crazier Than Late 2016 (By: @horseman6)

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? (By: @jec03)

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.

Frog Fractions 2 = Glittermitten Grove (By: @clagnaught)

Want to join our discussion about "Glittermitten Grove?" Discuss how you have helped "faeries" harvest berries and what tips you have for accomplishing this.

Games That Have A Good Winter Atmosphere (By: @jec03)

Which games have best utilized winter weather to establish mood and tone? Share and discuss your nominees for creating a winter wonderland.

Lovable Lists

Twenty-Shamin'-Teen (By: @mento)

Top 10 Games of 2016 that I ended up buying but haven't gotten around to play yet (By: @darkbeatdk)

The 2016 Backlog (By: @cav829)

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