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The Community Spotlight - 01/20/2018

This week, the office of the DARPA Chief contacted Dan Ryckert. That's a thing that happened in real life.

Many thanks to JDavidsen for reminding us of the power of love!
Many thanks to JDavidsen for reminding us of the power of love!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week! It seems everyone has finally acclimated to 2018. While the year has certainly had a "rocky" start, I hope we can all come together an support each other in our endeavors. We have a brief, but jam-packed edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight this week, so let's jump right into the two items of housekeeping I have for you!

Clips Of The Week

Giant Bomb FGC Tekken Tournament #8 (By: tracecomplete)

Here's the archive of the eighth Giant Bomb Community FGC Tekken 7: Fated Retribution tournament! Check out to see who came out on top, and remember, you can always join the fun.

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Banner - Abby And Ben, Agents Of Love (By: JDavidsen)

Hopefully you have been enjoying the new video series with Abby and Ben as they try to find love in dating games! Here's an amazing work of art from JDavidsen on Twitter. Give them a follow and support their amazing art if you have the ability.

Tweets Of The Week

I want you take a look at that first Tweet. Dan got DARPA to respond to him after expressing confusion over their real-world existence. I love the internet.

Community Activities

Giant Bomb Wrestling Thread - Wizard Rumble Six! (By: @papercut)

Do you like Giant Bomb AND professional wrestling? Well, it is time for the return of Wizard Rumble, the community WWE Royal Rumble prediction event! Click the link to learn all about it!

It is time for wrestling fun with the Giant Bomb community!
It is time for wrestling fun with the Giant Bomb community!

Best Of Blogs

As long as Kill la Kill doesn't win another community vote, I am happy.
As long as Kill la Kill doesn't win another community vote, I am happy.

6th Annual GB AOTY Poll Results: Land Of The (Your Show) Lost (By: @dochaus)

The 6th Annual Giant Bomb Community "Anime of the Year" has been CROWNED! Find out which show managed to take the top position, and many thanks to DocHaus for compiling the results.

Just Beat Prey And Boy Did I Enjoy It! (By: @strangestories)

Strangestories shares the newfound love he has developed for Prey (2017), and what drew him into the game's world and story in the first place.

My BackBlog - Week 2 (By: @big_denim)

Big_Denim provides a week two update on his progress with his gaming backlog! While he didn't complete any games, read all about what he's played.

Resident Evil 6 is a bad game.
Resident Evil 6 is a bad game.

The Best Yakuza In Some Ways (By: @bdead)

Bdead debates if Yakuza 0 is the best starting point for Yakuza newcomers. Read his verdict, and feel free to share your own take as well.

A Game I Don't Recommend: Resident Evil 6 (By: @themist997)

TheMist997 details why he cannot in good faith recommend anyone play Resident Evil 6, even as a sadistic prank on his worst enemies.

paledragon64's Five Lists of Five For 2017 (By: @paledragon64)

paledragon64 was only able to must a list of five games for their 2017 GOTY list, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't pass on reading what those five games may be.

Deep Listens: Back to Basics with Final Fantasy I: Part 1 (By: @thatpinguino)

Oh no....
Oh no....

My Final Fantasy despair continues with thatpinguino as we are joined by electricviking in an attempt to complete Final Fantasy I. Paralysis is a very bad status effect.

Saturday Summaries 2018-01-20: Roguish Edition (By: @mento)

Mento's weekly periodical takes on the preponderance of "roguelikes" in the Indie sphere, as well as discussing Persona 5, Octodad, the hidden appeal of hidden object games, and the 2017 movie Logan.

Join The Discussion

Uhhhh... what is happening at Nintendo?
Uhhhh... what is happening at Nintendo?

Nintendo Unveils LABO And It Is Insane (By: @paulmako)

So... Nintendo Labo sure is a "thing." What are video games anymore? Feel free to share your initial impressions of what was shown in the reveal trailer.

FighterZ Pass Speculation - What Characters Would You Want To See? (By: @hamst3r)

Which characters do you most want to see make an appearance in Dragon Ball FighterZ? Where are all three of you Garlic Jr. fans? It's time to rise and shine.

Anyone Playing The Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta? (By: @gtb08)

Speaking of Dragon Ball FighterZ, how has the beta been treating you? Join our friendly discussion about the pros and cons of the game thus far.

It is weird to see so many people excited about Dragon Ball Z on the internet.
It is weird to see so many people excited about Dragon Ball Z on the internet.

Pick Your Favourite #10 Game From Past GOTYs (By: @theflamingo352)

Over the years Giant Bomb's number ten position in their GOTY list has attracted an interesting amalgam of games. Which is your favorite thus far?

PlayStation Year In Review Emails - Share Your Shame! (By: @shinofkod)

Read 'em and weep! If you got a "Year in Review" email from Sony about your PlayStation use during 2017, feel free to share your stats.

Full Metal Furies Discussion Thread (By: @dirtybirdy)

Have any of you given the new game by the Rogue Legacy team, Full Metal Furies, a try? Is it a fun pixelated romp like Rogue Legacy?

Anyone playing Full Metal Furies?
Anyone playing Full Metal Furies?

Will I Like/Should I Get This Game? (By: @boniti)

Which gamers should have Monster Hunter: World be their first time with the franchise, and which gamers should avoid it entirely? Help guide novices if now is the time to join the Monster Hunter fun.

Is Resident Evil 5 A Good Game? (By: @propagandapanda)

It is the poll and debate of the week: Is Resident Evil 5 a "good" game? Is it a proper follow-up to Resident Evil 4? That boulder scene in Resident Evil 5 sure is dumb.

What Are Your Before Gaming Rituals? (By: @shivermetimbers)

I'm not entirely convinced this ISN'T a pachinko machine.
I'm not entirely convinced this ISN'T a pachinko machine.

Do you have any "rituals" before booting up a console or PC game? Feel free to share your gaming habits when you are getting ready for a gaming session. For example, I have to take my shoes off before playing video games.

Metal Gear Survive Beta Discussion Thread (By: @pyrodactyl)

Metal Gear Survive appears to be LIVE! What are your impressions based on what you have played of it? Do you think it is secretly a pachinko machine?

Lovable Lists

Can you think of other games that ask you fill up jars?
Can you think of other games that ask you fill up jars?

Game Where You Fill Up Jars (By: @dinosaurcanada)

It's a GREAT idea for a list, but it needs YOUR help! DinosaurCanada is trying to annotate every game where you fill up jars. Help them out by sharing more gaming examples of the concept.

Author's Note: The GOTY section of the Community Spotlight may be gone, but fret not! I'm more than willing to showcase belated 2017 GOTY lists. So, keep 'em coming!

10 2017 Games Jack Saint Liked In 2017 (By: @lackingsaint)

Finding a Top 5 in 2017 (By: @mwinz)