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The Community Spotlight - 02/18/2017

Reading this week's Community Spotlight will be almost as satisfying as kicking someone off a cliff in For Honor.

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host this week! So... "stuff" since our last Community Spotlight. First and foremost, Drew became a widely used reaction .GIF, and everyone from your boss to your grandmother has been sharing their two-cents on the Nintendo Switch. It's almost like a metaphorical video game "Pain Train" hit the site, and we now need to collectively pick up the pieces and start anew. Well at least big releases such as For Honor and Halo Wars 2 will be able to allow us to bide our time until this torment subsides. Speaking of which, let's move on to the site related housekeeping!

Community Activities

Let's Get Dan His Dream Wedding! (By: @captain_insano)

Taco Bell is currently hosting a contest to determine who will have the "pleasure" of being the first to be wedded in the recently constructed Taco Bell Chapel. As you may expect... Dan wants to be the first. This is a real thing that is happening, and you can even help make Dan's dreams come true if you click the link above.

What hath God wrought?
What hath God wrought?

Clips Of The Week

Best of Giant Bomb's Deadly Premonition Endurance Run--02 (By: @clagnaught)

clagnaught posted the second episode of his video series showing the funniest moments from the Deadly Premonition Endurance Run.

Metal Gear Scanlon 3 - The Most Grounded Metal Gear Story (By: MaelstromTear)

Over on YouTube, MaelstromTear recently rewatched the Metal Gear Scanlon for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and noticed Dan declared it to be the "Most Grounded Metal Gear Story." Taking umbrage to this sound bite, he went ahead and compiled every example of the game NOT being grounded while Drew played it.

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JeffAnd Jason As Nioh Samurai (By: @humanity)

You can always count on Humanity to create something truly amazing when it comes to staff related artwork. This week Humanity envisioned Jeff and Jason as epic samurai in Nioh.

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PAXAMANIA III Poster (By: @zandravandra)

PAXAMANIA III is just around the corner, and that was enough to inspire ZandraVandra to create this AMAZING League Of Heels poster of the potential participants. The poster will be available at PAX East 2017!

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Best Of Blogs

So what you are saying is Fire Emblem fans should strive for more?
So what you are saying is Fire Emblem fans should strive for more?

The Problem With #ContentCreation (By: @beardslyman)

beardslyman details his major problem with the message passed around by the "#ContentCreation" hashtag and what better alternative exist.

Gatchapon Time Travelling Spartans (And Other Fantastic Uses Of Time And Money) (By: @arbitrarywater)

ArbitraryWater spent what seems like an eon trying to find value in the otherwise vapid Fire Emblem Heroes, as well as reigniting his nostalgia for Halo: Combat Evolved.

Imitation May Be A Sincere Form Of Flattery, But Sadly It Doesn't Always Mean "Good." (By: @marokai)

While imitation is considered to be the most sincere form of flattery, Marokai uses Lords of the Fallen as a case study on how it doesn't guarantee a fun game.

Games and Things (By: @sparky_buzzsaw)

Sparky_Buzzsaw gives you an update on his recent gaming going-ons ranging from Dishonored 2 to Fire Emblem Heroes, and most of all why Deus Ex: Mankind Divided maybe shouldn't have been on his 2016 GOTY list.

The Backlogbook - Week Six & Pokémon Sun Nuzlocke Challenge - Chapter Seven (By: @danielkempster)

Get an update on danielkempster's faffing about with Grandia and Rise of the Tomb Raider, as well as passing up on Terraria. danielkempster also provides the latest chapter in his effort to complete the Nuzlocke Challenge in Pokémon Sun/Moon.

Read how Gamer_152's efforts to pet this puppy went.
Read how Gamer_152's efforts to pet this puppy went.

Revisiting Mass Effect: Part 5 (By: @meteora3255)

meteora3255 continues his detailed retrospective on Mass Effect with an exhaustive examination of the Reaper reveal and the many consequences of the game's highly significant twist.

Yakuza 0, Watch_Dogs 2, And I Finally Played The Witcher III DLC! (By: @mooseymcman)

Yakuza 0 and Watch Dogs 2 dominated MooseyMcMan's last month of gaming. Check out MooseyMcMan's impressions of both.

Schlock and Awe: An Analysis of Until Dawn (By: @gamer_152)

Moderator Gamer_152 provides a deep look of Until Dawn and why he found the game lacking focus and time management.

Titanfall 2 - Disappointed By A Very Good Game (By: @bigsocrates)

Can a game be
Can a game be "disappointing" and "good" at the same time? BigSocrates thinks Titanfall 2 is exactly that!

BigSocrates writes how he can't help himself from feeling disappointed with Titanfall 2 while simultaneously accepting it to be a quality game.

Dynamic Theme Reviews 03: In Which Spoonman Relapses. I Am So Sorry. (By: @spoonman671)

Spoonman671 purchased six PlayStation 4 premium themes and immediately regretted his life choices. Read his reviews for each of them so you don't have to make the same mistake!

GB20. A Scary Time For Romance! (By: @bonbolapti)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII and Resident Evil 7 biohazard seems like an odd mix, but that's what bonbolapti played recently.

Learn more about the stupid, but fun time Zirilius had with Final Fantasy XV
Learn more about the stupid, but fun time Zirilius had with Final Fantasy XV

Random Thoughts on XV (By: @zirilius)

Zirilius has played a fair share of Final Fantasy XV, and shares a series of random thoughts and impressions about the game.

All-New Saturday Summaries 2017-02-18 (By: @mento)

Mento returns this week with a bevvy of blogs on PS2 games, Adventures of Pip and Yakuza 4.

Join The Discussion

I liked seeing Drew react to things before it was cool.
I liked seeing Drew react to things before it was cool.

Drew/Jeff Meme Pictures (By: @wumbo3000)

Share your favorite examples of the Drew meme pictures/gifs which seem to be popular on the internet on our discussion thread for this recent "development."

Nioh Discussion Thread (By: @ntm)

What are your developing or final impressions of the yokai killing action to be had in Nioh? Feel free to share your experiences slicing tanuki or oni with the rest of the community.

For Honor Impression Sharing Thread (By: @supermonkey122)

What are your impressions of For Honor? Is the game visceral historical fun, or another multiplayer experience which fails to elevate its ambition? You decide on this thread!

Most Innovative Games Of The Last 7 Years? (The 2010s) (By: @viking_funeral)

Which games from the current decade will be looked back upon as true innovators for the video game industry? Share and discuss your pick with the community over here.

Discuss your impressions or favorite faction now!
Discuss your impressions or favorite faction now!

Upcoming Changes For The Year Of The Mammoth Discussion Thread (By: @acura_max)

Feel free to join our discussion thread about the upcoming changes for the Year of the Mammoth for Hearthstone as well as the new cards headed to the game.

Destiny Patch Discussion Thread (By: @hestilllives19)

Destiny fans rejoice! We have an official discussion thread where you can gripe and complain about the patch and all the new weapon balances everyone seems to be in a dizzy about.

Join the Giant Bomb community in picking apart Nioh!
Join the Giant Bomb community in picking apart Nioh!

What's Been Your Weapons Of Choice In Nioh? (By: @jtb123)

What's been your go to weapon combinations in Nioh? Join the sword vs. spear debate that seems to have ensnared the Giant Bomb Community.

Valve Shutting Down Steam Greenlight Discussion Thread (By: @armaan8014)

What are your initial impressions of Valve shutting down Steam Greenlight? Is Steam's alternative better or worse for indie developers? Join our discussion over here.

Lovable Lists

Time for a wee bit of nostalgia!
Time for a wee bit of nostalgia!

Mega Drive Games; My Childhood (By: @sweep)

Moderator Sweep provides you with a snapshot into his childhood, and why the Genesis was a major part of his formative gaming years.

Useful User Reviews

Wonderful Wikis

Halo Wars 2


For Honor

It is the slice and dice simulation game which everyone seems to be talking about recently. Learn more about what is in For Honor by checking out our wiki page for the game!