Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to once again be your host this week. The big games of the previous two weeks are still going strong. Monster Hunter: World and Dragon Ball FighterZ still have a tight grip on the Giant Bomb community, but recent releases have still created their own sort of buzz as well. Celeste and Kingdom Come: Deliverance were big talking points, and many more are excited about new details for Kingdom Hearts III! With all this in mind, let's jump into the site related housekeeping, because there's quite a bit to review:
- Vinny responded to user-reports of audio glitches and popping issues during Giant Bomb East video content.
- ATTENTION! Broken links under the video drop-down menu on Giant Bomb have been RESOLVED! If you still notice issues, please report them.
- Is the notification system acting up for you on Giant Bomb? RELAX, top men are working on it!
- The NEW Giant Bomb hockey jerseys are on sale NOW! They will be on sale until the end of the month, so get them while they are hot.
Clips Of The Week
JeremyM is back and he's created a video compiling every time Jeff kicks Odie in Garfield Lasagna World Tour.
Many thanks to Giant Bomb user niko_of_death for melding the ending to Garfield with Gerstmann with Neon Genesis Evangelion! It's a match made in heaven!
Over on YouTube, Steven attempted to use Giant Bomb clips to describe each Radiohead album. I have been told this is a meme overtaking the music community on the internet.
Here's another fun YouTube creation! Rudy Ramirez set one of the best moments from the SOS: Unfinished to the Benny Hill theme.
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Dan's goofball antics reminded Fobwashed of one of his favorite "filler" episodes from DragonBall Z, and after he made the connection he went ahead and created this amazing work of art.
HOLY COW! The_Nubster went ahead and had a tattoo made in honor of Vinny's fire extinguisher shenanigans in Hitman! Marvel at the fantastic ink work!
Tweets Of The Week
I got a request to remind everyone one more time of the Giant Bomb community-run Discord for Monster Hunter: World. Check it out, and have Giant Bomb duders help you through the game's harder moments.
With the All Systems Goku podcast reaching new heights in terms of anime podcasts, here's a link to our community fight night event for Dragon Ball FighterZ. All comers are welcome!
Yes, I know Valentines Day is over, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying Giant Bomb users have their best go at making Giant Bomb themed "Roses are red..." poems. Here's what the community has whipped up thus far:
Best Of Blogs
Hey, does the Kingdom Hearts universe make ZERO SENSE? GenericBrotagonist went ahead and summarized the entire franchise's storyline in a 3,000-word blog post... I kid you not.
Here is the second of two podcasts detailing the journey of three doofuses playing various versions of the original Final Fantasy. Fun fact, a skit on this podcast gave me food poisoning!
TheMist997 uses their latest blog to "scientifically" rank the numbered entries in the Resident Evil franchise. See how your favorites in the series fared. Also, TheMist997 toyed around with the beta for Hunt: Showdown, Crytek's upcoming shooter.
MocBucket62 blogged why he thinks Freedom Planet 2 fell victim to Cuphead's biggest pitfall of being announced too early before its actual release, and how that impacts each game's viability.
Mento's week of blogging included impressions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a review of the obscure Indie platformer Poncho, his continuing descent into hidden object madness, the current state of CRPGs, and a semi-reluctant viewing of MacGruber.
Join The Discussion
It has been a while since "Beast in the East: Yakuza 0" ended, but where should a newcomer to the Yakuza series go after Yakuza 0? Should they jump into Yakuza Kiwami, or find a way to play OG Yakuza?
What do you plan to get on your Giant Bomb hockey jersey? Share your idea for the expensive but AWESOME addition to the Giant Bomb store.
I know many of you wouldn't think there are Dynasty Warriors fans on Giant Bomb, but there are! If you are one of them, feel free to share your impressions of the latest entry in the storied franchise.
The title says it all! What was the first game you sunk OVER 1,000 hours into? Personally, RTS and turn-based strategy games can become a blur that inadvertently suck away hours of my life.
What are your impressions of Kingdom Come: Deliverance if you have been playing it? Join our community discussion about the game's representation of Medieval combat.
Everyone's favorite green power-plant is coming to Street Fighter V! How excited are you to play Blanka in Street Fighter V? What impact will his inclusion have on the metagame?
Kingdom Hearts III sure has had a bunch of information about it released in the last week. Feel free to share your impressions of the recently released trailer, and speculate how Ben is feeling about the news.
What's the hardest game you have ever beaten? Share your proudest accomplishments in hardcore or masocore gaming over here.
Inspired by a recent Bombcast question, we have a thread discussing video game and music pairings. I know plenty of you associate Cher's "Believe" with a certain driving game.
Superharman shares an interesting idea for this list. On it he annotates games that would have emphatically made his GOTY list had he actually played them when they came out. Check it out, and think of games that would be on your own list.
Useful User Reviews
- @morecowbell24's quick review of Celeste shares why the game's awkward juxtapositions didn't detract from its compelling gameplay.
- @d_w's Iconoclasts review shares why they found the game's visual design leaps and bounds better than its design.
- @l33t_haxor uses their review of The Age of Decadence to share how it's a game for the nostalgic CRPG fan in many of us.