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! Word of warning for this edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. This is an incredibly abbreviated edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. Shortly after the publishing of the previous version of the Spotlight I suffered a car accident which I will not go into the details of here. I mention this because I was out for about five days, and probably missed plenty of community goodies this week. If you could all do me a favor, please, link me anything I missed or cool stuff published this week. These links make my life easier when time comes around to making the next Spotlight. Anyway, enough about me, let's talk about the big "feature" everyone is talking about this week!
- Let's talk about Giant Bomb TV! If you haven't heard, Giant Bomb is piloting a new feature that runs Giant Bomb videos 24/7. Use the link to read all of the details.
- If you experience issues or bugs, please be aware the feature is currently in beta.
- Our official discussion thread about Giant Bomb TV can be found using this link. Use this thread to share your experiences and ideas for the engineers to build upon.
Clips Of The Week
JeremyM is back with another AMAZING compilation video! this week he's compiled every occasion where Dan punches a door in Metal Gear.
Check out the AWESOME Giant Bomb x Gang Beasts compilation video Mepsipax/Carachmegil created this week! As I always say, Gang Beasts is the Giant Bomb gift that keeps on giving.
Giant Bomb user processr tried their hand at making a Giant Bomb themed compilation video, but this one annotates their favorite moments from Mario Party Party 8.
Here's another fun video on YouTube that documents Patrick's five-year journey through the nefarious traps of Cat Mario. The video starts with Patrick's follies in the game while at Giant bomb, and eventually his coverage on Waypoint.
Giant Bomb Galleria
Just when I thought I was done, the Giant Bomb Bayeux Tapestry quote thread brings me back with gems like these.
Tweets Of The Week
Haven’t gotten to hang with my @giantbomb buds in a minute. This keeps popping up from @jeffgerstmann and @bradshoemaker’s Metal Gear QL though so I’m glad some of you folks remember me! pic.twitter.com/9lXtusOapS— ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Eric Pope (@MrPope) March 2, 2018
Here's another reminder that we have a Metal Gear Survive community thread! Hook-up with other Giant Bomb users by posting your Steam or PSN ID.
Best Of Blogs
All things Rally-X populate JeffRud's latest NamCompendium! Read all about it and its often forgotten successor New Rally-X! For those "not in the know," this is JeffRud's blog series on every game to come from Namco's glory days.
There are five solid games set to release in March 2018 TheMist997 is excited about! Read what they are, and what piqued his interest, on his latest blog. Additionally, TheMist997 reviewed the award recipients of the latest annual D.I.C.E. awards.
Desuroku uses their latest blog to annotate their ten most anticipated games set to release in 2018! Check it out, and think of which games would grace your lists.
I've been told Giant bomb is a "website about video games," but to be honest, I'm not so sure. Anyway, while DarthOrange's latest blog might not be about video games it's still an enlightening and well-written blog worth checking out.
Mento gets into the Oscars spirit by imagining the nine "Best Picture" candidates as their ideal video games. He also found time to talk about throwback adventure game Odysseus Kosmos and His Robot Quest, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Raid 2, and more.
Join the Discussion
There's a really interesting and exhaustive discussion on the forums debating the necessity of official reviews on Giant Bomb. Share your two cents' worth over here.
Some of these discussion threads I promote are heavy-hitters. Who is the best Final Fantasy VI party member?
Is The Story Alone Good Enough To Keep Playing Nier:Automata? [NO SPOILERS!] (By: @maartendc)
It's a discussion that has divided the Giant Bomb community, but if someone HATES "playing" NieR:Automata should they keep on playing just for the story? As someone who literally fell asleep while playing Route B... I would vote "no."
What's YOUR reaction to Sony's announcement to drop PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 games from the monthly PlayStation Plus games lineup? Was it a long time coming, or a disappointing turn of events?
The Behemoth's strategy game, Pit People, recently celebrated its full release on PC and Xbox One, so do you have any official thoughts on the game?
Now that some time has passed, are either the Xbox One X or PS4 Pro worth it? How much of the value of either is still tied to having a 4K television?
Calling all Hearthstone players! What are your impressions of the early details on the Year Of The Raven expansion? Is it a nice turn of events?
Moderator Riostarwind played a few games in February, and the recurring theme of what he played was "dashing."
Spookybear is trying to give the Spanish game development scene the credit it deserves! Here's a list of known Spanish indie games, and feel free to comment about games that should also be added.
Colonel_Pockets went ahead and ranked the Assassin's Creed games from best to worst using only the most scientific methods perfected in Ranking of Fighters. Check out the results, and think about how your list ranking the series would shape up.