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!
- Giant Bomb user @lionheart377 had the pleasure of interviewing FOO VR's, and perpetual friend of the site, Will Smith for a podcast of his.
- Speaking of podcasts, moderator @thatpinguino recently published one pertaining to Jade Empire and its cyclical highs and lows.
2016 User-Created Game Of The Year Content
- Game Lists, 2016 Edition (By: @bsstephan)
- Ghosthouse's Game of the Year 2016 Awards (By: @ghosthouse)
- My Top 10 Games Of 2016 (By: @joe423)
- My 2016 List Of Games I Managed To Play (By: @lanerobertlane)
- Game of the Year 2016: Has There Ever Been a Better Time to Play Video Games? The Answer May Surprise You! (By: @dricas)
- 2016: A Review Askew! (By: @xenturik)
- Nightriff’s 2016 Game of the Year Blog (By: @nightriff)
- JasonMasters' Belated Top 10 Games of 2016 (By: @jasonmasters)
- 2016's Top 10 Games For The Sad and the Old (By: @mathey)
- Game of the Year! 2016! (By: @l33t_haxor)
- Flynn's GOTY 2016 (By: @flynnneary)
- My Favorite Games I Played In 2016 (By: @falco_eagle)
- GOTY 2016 (By: @jthomeslice)
- Best of 2016 (By: @godzilla_sushi)
Clips of the Week
Over on YouTube Jeffrey Grubb lightly animated Dan's "Worst thing I've ever drunk," story from last week's Mega Man 2 stream.
Giant Bomb Galleria
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.
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.
Best of Blogs
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.
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."
Drekly highlights why he thinks Overwatch seriously lacks "positive reinforcement" when it comes to its online community.
danielkempster intends to make the most of 2017 by tackling major games on his backlog. Discover his first targets on his latest blog.
In light of recent events, Colonel_Pockets shares his thoughts on the current state, as well as the future, of the Xbox console.
Using Nintendo as a case study, DarkbeatDK examines some of the most important moments in video game history.
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.
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.
Sam_lfcfan shares his extensive impressions of the Nintendo Switch presentation and welcomes you to join him here.
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
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.
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.
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? Share the last time this situation has happened.
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.
Do you have any "gut reactions" to the cancellation of Scalebound? Feel free to vote and share your opinion over here.
Over 600 have voted, and 76% disagree with Dan's anti-cereal milk stance! Pick a side if you haven't already done so!
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!
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.