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The Community Spotlight - 03/03/2018

The mysterious phenomena, only whispered among the people, the "Hollow Night." Infatuated with life, seeking out a soul, the monsters lurk, consuming existence itself. "Voids." Power wielders spawn in all locations.

The future of television is here!
The future of television is here!

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!

Clips Of The Week

Every Time They Punch A Door in Metal Gear (By: @jeremym)

JeremyM is back with another AMAZING compilation video! this week he's compiled every occasion where Dan punches a door in Metal Gear.

Giant Gang Bomb Beasts - A Compilation (By: @mepsipax)

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.

The Best of Mario Party Party 8 (By: @processr)

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.

Patrick Klepek vs. Cat Mario (By: Completely Subjective)

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.

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Giant Bayeux Dot Com (Yt's A Webbesyte Abovt Vydeogymes) (By: @sweep)

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

Community Activities

Metal Gear Survive Diamond Duders (By: @syndrom)

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.

Some things have been
Some things have been "said" about this game in the past week.

Best Of Blogs

Discover why jeffrud uses the term
Discover why jeffrud uses the term "anti-fun" to describe the Rally-X arcade cabinet.

NamCompendium 6: Cars, Cars, and Stars (By: @jeffrud)

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.

My Top Five Anticipated Releases of March 2018 & My Standings on the D.I.C.E. Awards 2018 (By: @themist997)

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.

My Top 10 Most Anticipated Games Of 2018 (By: @desuroku)

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.

Movies of the Year: 2017 Edition (By: @darthorange)

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.

Saturday Summaries 2018-03-03: Glitzy Oscars Edition (By: @mento)

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

How have you dealt with Into the Breach's more punishing moments?
How have you dealt with Into the Breach's more punishing moments?

Should Giant Bomb Keep Doing Reviews? (By: @therepublicanguy)

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.

Tips And Advice Thread For Into The Breach (By: @rorie)

Have any of you tinkered around with Into the Breach? The latest game by the creators of FTL: Faster Than Light seems to have the community buzzing, so share your tips and tricks for newcomers.

Best Final Fantasy VI Party Member [Poll Included] (By: @joedangerous)

Some of these discussion threads I promote are heavy-hitters. This is one such thread. Who is the best Final Fantasy VI party member?

Wait, who said
Wait, who said "Final Fantasy" on the forums?

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."

Vita And PS3 Being Dropped From PS Plus (By: @kidavenger)

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?

Don't Sleep On Pit People, "Game 4" From The Behemoth, Turn-Based Strategy + Coop! (By: @francium34)

How has the final version of Pit People been treating you?
How has the final version of Pit People been treating you?

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, Is Xbox One X And/or PS4 Pro Worth It? (By: @ntm)

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?

Year Of The Raven Announced, Plus Three New Hall Of Fame Cards (By: @asmo917)

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?

Lovable Lists

I want you to guess which of these three lists included Under Night In-Birth.
I want you to guess which of these three lists included Under Night In-Birth.

February 2018: Month Of The Dash (By: @riostarwind)

Moderator Riostarwind played a few games in February, and the recurring theme of what he played was "dashing."

Spanish Indie Games (By: @spookybear)

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.

Assassin's Creed Games Ranked (By: @colonel_pockets)

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.

Useful User Reviews

  • Inspired by Ben's recent video, @riostarwind decided to give Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon a shot and was surprised at how well the controls and charm hold up.
  • @dinoracha's review of the Early Access version of Dusk articulates why he thinks it is a fun homage to FPS games of a bygone era.
Goemon seems to be getting some love this week!
Goemon seems to be getting some love this week!