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The Community Spotlight - 01/15/2017

Enjoyment of this edition of the Community Spotlight does not require any $80 accessories.

Thanks to morehandclaps for the banner this week.
Thanks to morehandclaps for the banner this week.

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! As is always the case, I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host this week. Right off the bat, I want to mention this will be the last edition of the Community Spotlight to have a dedicated section for 2016 GOTY user-created content. We have to move on at some point, and two weeks into January feels like the appropriate amount of time. Beyond this, the community was practically buzzing about the Nintendo Switch and cancellation of Scalebound. Feel free to find the appropriate blogs and discussion thread if you would like join in on the fun. With this all in mind, let's get on with the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight!

2016 User-Created Game Of The Year Content

Blogs

Lists

Clips of the Week

The Worst of Giant Bomb 2017 (By: Jeffrey Grubb)

Over on YouTube Jeffrey Grubb lightly animated Dan's "Worst thing I've ever drunk," story from last week's Mega Man 2 stream.

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Banner - Will and Drew Bombcast Sketches (By: @morehandclaps)

morehandclaps is back to her usual artistic tricks this week with two sketches related to last week's Bombcast. This time she had fun drawing Drew and Will Smith.

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I Made Some Shirts (By: @combustion_man)

Wonder what the GB logo would look like if you mashed it with the Much Music logo, or canned coffee? Giant Bomb user combustion_man has you covered.

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Best of Blogs

Are you ready for some star trekking?
Are you ready for some star trekking?

What is Astroneer? (By: @beardslyman)

beardslyman endeavors to answer questions on what Astroneer is, and the audience it appeals to most. Check it out and see if the game is for you.

The Sum: Reviewing Every Quest in the Witcher 3 -- Wandering in the Dark (By: @cabelhigh)

cabelhigh began a new blog series where he reviews every mission in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Check out the first episode as he assesses "Wandering in the Dark."

Overwatch And Positive Reinforcement (By: @drekly)

Drekly highlights why he thinks Overwatch seriously lacks "positive reinforcement" when it comes to its online community.

What is
What is "positive reinforcement" in Overwatch look like? Check out Drekly's blog for an idea

The Backlogbook - Week One (By: @danielkempster)

danielkempster intends to make the most of 2017 by tackling major games on his backlog. Discover his first targets on his latest blog.

The Future Of The Xbox (By: @colonel_pockets)

In light of recent events, Colonel_Pockets shares his thoughts on the current state, as well as the future, of the Xbox console.

The History Of Nintendo And All Of Video Games (More Or Less) (By: @darkbeatdk)

Using Nintendo as a case study, DarkbeatDK examines some of the most important moments in video game history.

Feel free to join Colonel_Pocket's conversation on the future of Micorosoft's Xbox division.
Feel free to join Colonel_Pocket's conversation on the future of Micorosoft's Xbox division.

Preview of 2017; It's Looking Great (By: @zevvion)

Zevvion asks you join him in discussing the video game heavy hitters set to release during Q1 2017, and why this quarter looks stronger than Q1 2016.

All-New Saturday Summaries 2017-01-14 (By: @mento)

In his round-up of his weekly content, Mento shares the indie game he toyed around with this week, Refunct, and why it is a fun if ephemeral exercise in simplicity. Likewise, Mento attempted to excise a number of "niche" PS2 games from his video game shelf this week. He also has a lot of words to say about Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Clearing the Backlog Week of January 8th: Owlboy, Glittermitten Grove, and Obduction (By: @cav829)

Ranging from Owlboy, Glittermitten Grove, and Obduction; Cav829 discusses the games he just struck from his backlog.

Check out DarkbeatDK's highly educational write-up on the history of video games.
Check out DarkbeatDK's highly educational write-up on the history of video games.

Thoughts on the Nintendo Switch Presentation (By: @sam_lfcfan)

Sam_lfcfan shares his extensive impressions of the Nintendo Switch presentation and welcomes you to join him here.

Anime Overload 2016: The Number of Anime I've Watched Can't Be This Many (By: @hamst3r)

Rather than look back on the video games he has played in the previous year, Hamst3r decided to highlight the many anime shows and films he enjoyed in 2016.

Join the Discussion

It's the talking point of the week to say the least.
It's the talking point of the week to say the least.

Will You Buy A Nintendo Switch Poll & Discussion Thread (By: @ntm)

The title really says it all. Whether you were impressed by Nintendo's presentation or not, feel free to vote and discuss the betting odds of you purchasing a Nintendo Switch anytime during its release window.

Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Discussion Thread (By: @isomeri)

If you have any comments or opinions pertaining to how Nintendo presented their new console last week then feel free to share them on our official thread for the press conference.

Let's Discuss The Nintendo Switch Online Service (By: @visnes)

What is your gut reaction to the Nintendo Switch online service? Share your hopes and concerns with the rest of the community.

Have You Ever Replayed An Old Game And Realized Your Memory Is Really Bad? (By: @liquiddragon)

Have you ever replayed an old game and realized your memory is really bad? Share the last time this situation has happened.

Another game for the
Another game for the "what could have been" book of video games.

What's The Earliest Game You Remember Playing? (By: @taylorraglin)

What's the first game from your childhood you remember playing? Share and discuss your initial impressions with video gaming, and which games they were.

Are You Bummed That Scalebound Was Cancelled? [Poll] (By: @numbawhan)

Do you have any "gut reactions" to the cancellation of Scalebound? Feel free to vote and share your opinion over here.

Do You Drink The Leftover Milk From Your Cereal? (By: @humanity)

I voted for justice.
I voted for justice.

Over 600 have voted, and 76% disagree with Dan's anti-cereal milk stance! Pick a side if you haven't already done so!

Lovable Lists

Help LCom with more examples of games which use this type of combat system!
Help LCom with more examples of games which use this type of combat system!

Games I Finished in 2016 (By: @wumbo3000)

Games Beated In The Year Two Thousand And Sixteen (By: @sgtsphynx)

Why limit yourself to just a single GOTY list of ten games when you could list every game you have played in 2016 like wumbo3000 and SgtSphynx!

LOCK-ON COMBAT (By: @lcom)

LCom is working to create a list of every single game which utilizes "lock-on combat!" See if you can help him out coming up with more examples.