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The Community Spotlight - 02/24/2018

The Community Spotlight is like your own, personal room full of everything you need to eventually electrocute yourself.

Many thanks to bushlemon for the awesome movie poster this week!
Many thanks to bushlemon for the awesome movie poster this week!

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 new releases have started to trickle. Luckily the Giant bomb community is as active as always. We have activities and discussion threads for games both new and old this week. The big surprise talking point was Metal Gear Survive and its nefarious micro-transactions, but I digress. Let's review the couple of housekeeping items I have:

Clips Of The Week

Giant Bomb FGC Tekken Tournament #10 - The King of Giant Bomb (By: VectorSpecter)

The Giant Bomb Tekken 7: Fated Retribution community has an archive of their most recent tournament! See who came out on top this week.

Jupi Plays Indie Games: ALL THE GAMES [Giant ROM 3] [Part 1] (By: Jupiter_Hadley)

Over on YouTube, Jupiter_Hadley started a Let's Play video series featuring every game from the Giant ROM 3 Game Jam! Here's the first part to their video series.

Remember to join the Tekken 7 fun next time by checking out the FGC board on the wiki!
Remember to join the Tekken 7 fun next time by checking out the FGC board on the wiki!

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BANNER - I Made An Endurance Run Movie Poster (By: @bushlemon)

It may be a bit late, but Giant Bomb user bushlemon created this AWESOME Endurance Run movie poster.

All Systems Goku Fan-Art (By: @monkeyman04)

Many thanks to Giant Bomb user Monkeyman04 for creating this nightmare fuel "All Systems Goku" fan-art. Hopefully, you don't have issues sleeping at night.

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Tweets Of The Week

Community Activities

Hey, Let's Try A Community Nighthold Raid On March 3rd (By: @rorie)

World of Warcraft will never die, will it?
World of Warcraft will never die, will it?

Mr. Rorie is aiming to host a community raid in World of Warcraft: Legion on March 3rd! Get the details on how you can join the fun using the link above.

Metal Gear Survive Diamond Duders (By: @syndrom)

We have a Metal Gear Survive community thread! Hook-up with other Giant Bomb users by posting your Steam or PSN ID over here.

Any Interest In A New GB Unofficial Server? (By: @seanriley)

After the recent Quick Look, is there any interest in starting a new unofficial Giant Bomb community server for Rust? If so, let out a yelp.

Best Of Blogs

Never RSVP to a party hosted by Vortextk.
Never RSVP to a party hosted by Vortextk.

The Holiday Random Games Tournament... (By: @vortextk)

Vortextk went ahead and copied Giant Bomb's holiday random game tournament for a recent get-together. I'll warn you though, the games he picked are downright cruel.

My Thoughts on Metal Gear Survive Beta (By: @themist997)

TheMist997 articulates their early impressions of the Metal Gear Survive beta on their latest blog. Give it a read to learn all about it.

These Are My 3 Favorite Games Of This Generation Of Gaming (By: @desuroku)

Desuroku provides a snapshot of his three favorite games from this generation of video games on his first blog on Giant Bomb.

I Suck At Fighting Games: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (By: @perfidioussinn)

PerfidiousSinn's long and perilous journey into the world of fighting games continues with Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]! Check out their final recommendation.

Saturday Summaries 2018-02-24: Legends of Legacies (By: @mento)

Mento's mammoth round-up covers long-running JRPG franchises and his history with them, as well as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Chroma Squad, The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang, the Black Panther movie, and more.

Join The Discussion

Maybe jamjyo is onto something....
Maybe jamjyo is onto something....

Over-reliance On Hide-and-Seek Mechanics In Nintendo Games (By: @jamjyo)

jamjyo makes a point of Nintendo's reliance of "hide-and-seek" as a gameplay mechanic. Is this a problem or fine in the land of Mario?

Existing Franchises That You Wouldn't Mind Seeing Take The Soulsborne Route? (By: @ntm)

Can you think of any current or dead franchises that could benefit from borrowing the gameplay of the Souls series? Share and defend your pick over here.

Metal Gear Survive Tips And Tricks (By: @pyrodactyl)

How has Metal Gear Survive been treating you? If you have experience with the game, share your tips and tricks. Always be farming.

NEVER STOP FARMING!
NEVER STOP FARMING!

You Have To Pay $10 For Another Save Slot In Metal Gear Survive (By: @nicksmi56)

Speaking of Metal Gear Survive, what do you make of some of Konami's micro-transactions for Metal Gear Survive? Paying $10 for an extra save slot seems to have a lot of people buzzing.

So I Guess They're Letting You Play "As" Gordon Freeman In Final Fantasy XV (By: @rorie)

Are any of you able to explain Final Fantasy XV's crossover Half-Life DLC? Did I somehow fall into a time warp back to 2004? Why is this happening?

What does the
What does the "Final Fantasy" name even mean anymore?

What's Your Favorite Rogue-like Or Rogue-lite? (By: @redcream)

What's your favorite rogue-like or rogue-lite past and present? Has the genre improved in the last few years, or lost sight of its humble roots?

Discovery Tour is Pretty Awesome (By: @marcmann2)

What are YOUR impressions of Assassin's Creed Origins' new non-violent educational mode? Join our discussion thread debating the value of the "Discovery Tour."

Tips And Tricks for Monster Hunter: World You Might Have Missed (By: @jesus_phish)

What are the biggest tips and tricks you can share about Monster Hunter: World for anyone just now starting the game? Feel free to share them over here.

People are STILL hunting monsters!
People are STILL hunting monsters!

How Did The Secret Of Mana Remake Turn Out? (By: @liquiddragon)

Have any of you given the remake of Secret of Mana a try? Is the ending just as devastating as the original? If so, join our discussion thread.

Lovable Lists

Amaterasu where you at?
Amaterasu where you at?

Fighting Game Animals, Or Animal Like People (By: @mocbucket62)

MocBucket62 apparently has won the "BEST USER LIST OF THE MONTH" with this list annotating the best playable animals in fighting game history.

Sound Check [01] (By: @infinitespark)

InfiniteSpark created this fun list annotating some great video game jams, that don't quite crack his all-time favorites list.

Best 4-Disc Games That End on Disc 2 (By: @marino)

Marino made a list titled "Best 4-Disc Games That End on Disc 2," and you may be surprised at which game topped the list.

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Ha! I’m flattered that I won “Best User List of the Month” by listing a bunch of fighting game animals. Thanks for the mention and award! The other lists are pretty strong too!

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Well, as long as it gets people to notice Fear Effect. Two weeks till Sedna!

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Oh man, PAXAMANIA this year is on the morning of the actual WRESTLEMANIA. Unless Dirty Dan sends in a video message, he won't be there.

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Fear Effect thumbnail deceived me!

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Fear Effect, yo! Where is it?

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@hassun said:

Fear Effect thumbnail deceived me!

Fear Effect, yo! Where is it?

You're not looking hard enough.

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Wow. It is super cool to be featured

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@marino: I just ctrl+f Fear Effect!

And I hope the days of swapping disks/carts are well behind us.

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@marino said:
@hassun said:

Fear Effect thumbnail deceived me!

@brainwins said:

Fear Effect, yo! Where is it?

You're not looking hard enough.

To be fair it was hidden pretty well :P

I'm not super sold on Fear Effect Sedna, but hey, even if it's bad at least we got the Fear Effect 1 Remake out of it.

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@arjann said:
@marino said:
@hassun said:

Fear Effect thumbnail deceived me!

@brainwins said:

Fear Effect, yo! Where is it?

You're not looking hard enough.

To be fair it was hidden pretty well :P

I'm not super sold on Fear Effect Sedna, but hey, even if it's bad at least we got the Fear Effect 1 Remake out of it.

Lol, thanks. Finally found it. I didn't remember that (that ended in disc 2).

Yeah, it's hard to get excited after seeing those screenshots, but I really hope it's good.

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Hey everyone! Since the publishing of this edition of the Community Spotlight a few things happened. First, I suffered a car accident. While I, nor the victim, suffered any bodily injury, I latter was diagnosed with a mild concussion. This is why the GiantBombDudersFeed on Twitter has remained relatively silent for the past five days. I have since recovered for the most part but require some help in filling in the gaps. If you could link me to ANY awesome content created this week, I would be forever in your debt.

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