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!
- The result of the Giant Bomb Community 2017 GOTY voting are in, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took the top spot! Check out the full details on the results whenever you get the chance!
- Lionheart377 (a.k.a. Josiah Renaudin) interviewed Jan Ochoa for his 1099 podcast! You can give it a listen to learn about his long journey to Giant Bomb.
Clips Of The Week
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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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.
Oh, the DARPA Chief (of Staff) is plenty real. "He assesses the technical merits and risks of proposed and current projects and provides advice on technology strategies. He also guides, supervises and coordinates the Agency’s planning and operations." MGS left that part out.— DARPA (@DARPA) January 19, 2018
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!
Best Of Blogs
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.
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.
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.
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.
TheMist997 details why he cannot in good faith recommend anyone play Resident Evil 6, even as a sadistic prank on his worst enemies.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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?
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!