Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week! For what feels like the first time in the site's history, the Giant Bomb community is buzzing about anime. With the announcement of a new podcast series starring Dan and Jeff in which they take the plunge into watching Dragon Ball, it goes without saying Dragon Ball FighterZ is the big talking point of the week. Monster Hunter: World was no slouch either with several community groups hitting the max. It's great to see the community mobilizing in a positive way like this. So, without further ado, let's talk about the two bits of housekeeping I have for everyone.
- Have you noticed issues with Giant Bomb's fonts loading slowly? If so, let out a yelp on our bug reporting thread about the issue.
- It's anime related, but still worth mentioning, @scottjay01 created a helpful Dragon Ball beginners guide for anyone enamored by Dragon Ball FighterZ, but hasn't followed the anime since the 90s
Clips Of The Week
Re-live Giant Bomb's BEST and funniest moments on Murder Island! Here's another GREAT Giant Bomb Murder Island highlight video from Youtube user Carachmegil.
The Giant Bomb FGC discord weekly recap video series is back! This episode summarizes the past 2 weekends of fighting game nonsense from the Giant Bomb FGC discord!
Giant Bomb Galleria
Over on Twitter, natt0 spent their Friday drawing a sketch inspired by Giant Bomb's recent coverage of Garfield Lasagna World Tour. Jeff's look of disdain is so perfect I love it.
The Giant Bomb Community Bayeux Tapestry generator continues to deliver! Check out the latest hilarious offerings from the community.
Tweets Of The Week
Hi @DanRyckert I saw you're going to play the first #Metalgear game, I got inspired by @ybbaaabby's version. Had some time and did a couple of variations of the #illustration. Hope you @VinnyCaravella, @giantbomb and the fans like it. pic.twitter.com/kH43MdhSTZ— Mus Çetiner (@sgtmus) January 30, 2018
The unofficial Giant Bomb community discord for Monster Hunter: World is 100+ members strong! Learn more about the many community squads we have for the game.
There's a NEW Giant Bomb community EUW League of Legends club and Discord you can join and partake in for fun.
Best Of Blogs
Calling all Destiny 2 fans! Giant Bomb user Hestilllives19 published a comprehensive guide for anyone struggling with the "Eater of Worlds" raid! Give it a read if you are in need of some help.
MocBucket62 the old Spongebob PC games made by AWE Games should get some recognition for trying to do what Arc System Works accomplished in Dragon Ball FighterZ. I promise it's not as crazy as it sounds.
BlackLagoon annotated every game set to release on the PlayStation Vita during February 2018! Surprisingly, the platform is still kicking.
My BackBlog - Week 4 (By: BIG_DENIM)
Big_Denim discusses why something about Cuphead's controls are causing the game to not "click" with him, despite being in love with the artstyle.
TheMist997 annotates the five video game releases he's most anticipating this month, and after giving his blog a thorough read, feel free to share your own picks. Also, TheMist997 played around with the Laser League beta. Read all about their early impressions of the future sports game, and its viability
notnert427 uses modern-day PC FPS to discuss why he thinks more games should go "HUD-less." Give it a read and see if you agree.
DanielKempster's back to talk about what it means when games prioritize "play", factoring in his time spent with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Join The Discussion
We now have a community "Waititng Room" for the upcoming "All Systems Goku" podcast! Feel free to join it if you can't wait to talk about Dragon Ball on Giant Bomb without fear of judgement.
Speaking of Dragon Ball FighterZ, is it the kind of game that warrants a fighting game stick? If so, which stick is best for the game?
What does your DLC "wishlist" look like for Dragon Ball FighterZ? Share and discuss your pick over here, but I'm going to predict there will be a TON of filler-arc or movie-only characters sold as DLC.
The 5v5 third-person shooter and MOBA hybrid, Gigantic, is being shut down. Did you enjoy your time with the game? Are you surprised the game has been shuttered?
What platform are you playing the difficult platformer, Celeste, on? Vote and discuss your preference, and detail any platform-specific hiccups you have noticed.
Can you think of modern games that scratch the same itch as Myst? Share and discuss your favorite modern Myst-likes over here.
How long did it take you to beat every boss in Cuphead at least once? Share your hours played, and discuss which boss hitched you up the most.
Subnautica finally released officially! If you have played the game, join our community discussion about it and talk all about your submariner adventures.
Moderator RioStarwind had January be his "month of Yakuza!" Read all about the highs and lows of his valiant effort to play most of the series.
jeffrud has been on his historical journey through Namco's back catalog of games for a while, so this week he decided to rank the games he's played as part of his journey.