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! It was a week featuring the highest of highs, and lowest of lows. Hopefully everyone here thoroughly enjoyed Giant Bomb's Nintendo Switch launch coverage and other general tomfoolery. This week also marked the last day Drew was an employee of Giant Bomb. What the future holds for Drew is anyone's guess. With that in mind, let's address the site related housekeeping:
- It bears repeating, but if you haven't already wished Drew the best of luck in his future endeavors you can do so over here.
- If you experienced issues associated with uploading images on Giant Bomb earlier this week, the problem was associated with Amazon Web Services and has been fixed.
- If you are a Giant Bomb API Developer, then do I have great news for you! SSL is coming to Giant Bomb!
<>— Drew Scanlon (@drewscanlon) March 4, 2017
Are you interested in populating your Nintendo Switch friends list with fellow Giant Bomb users? Well then don't be a wallflower and post yours over here!
Clips Of The Week
In what can only be described to be a "fitting tribute," graboids/Bryan Ward crafted this excellent salute to Drew Scanlon.
Mepsipax created a compilation video highlighting the best moments of Drew on GB from the last 8 years he has spent bringing us joy.
Nomad175 also joined the fun in playing tribute to Drew by whipping up this video compiling his favorite Drew moments.
clagnaught has another HILARIOUS compilation video of the best moments from the Deadly Premonition Endurance Run!
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Over on Tumblr jrdizon is the person responsible for the latest mailbag video's Giant POGs! Read how he made it happen, and his attempt to play the wretched game.
Best Of Blogs
This edition of Marino's PAX Guide marks the six year anniversary in which he started creating these guides for the massive gaming convention. Whether PAX East 2017 is your first PAX or your eighteenth, this edition is certainly a treat to read.
BigSocrates articulates why Night in the Woods is "less than the sum of its parts," but still manages to craft an interesting narrative and video game experience.
Generic_username continues his effort to learn how to speedrun Super Mario 64 with Cool, Cool Mountain as his next target.
morecowbell24 is still committed to playing 100 games this year, but explains why his quest has been slowing down in recent weeks.
TheMist997 used his latest blog to discuss the "burning questions" he has about the future and viablity of the Nintendo Switch.
Mento's regular Saturday round-up includes links to his most recent episodes of The Top Shelf and Indie Game of the Week, as well as his early impressions of Just Cause 3 and a comic send-off for Drew.
Join The Discussion
It's going to be the main talking point for months to come, but what are your early impressions of the Switch? Join our community discussion for Nintendo's latest console.
Do you find yourself gravitating towards the gray or neon colored joycons for the Switch? Vote for and discuss your preference.
Do you have any early impressions of Horizon: Zero Dawn you want to share? Drop a comment on how you have survived the game's futuristic dystopia.
Speaking of Horizon: Zero Dawn, have you taken any AMAZING screenshots of your adventures in the game? Share any vista shots you managed to capture over here!
What is your gut reaction to the new Xbox One Pass program? Is it bound to crash much like GameFly, or does it have the potential to set a new standard for the industry?
Check out Slag's recent list annotating his favorite, as well as most hated, video game franchises he has played.
Useful User Reviews
- @bassman2112 used his review for Night in the Woods to discuss why the game caused him to rethink parts of his life.
- @eccelsall reviewed For Honor and details why he found it to be a pleasurable mix of simple, but complex gameplay.
- @master_prophet's review of Resident Evil 7 biohazard breaks down why he thinks it is a return to form for the series.
- @morecowbell24's assessment of Crusader: No Remorse meticulously explains why it bears the markings of a cult classic.
It is the console everyone will be talking about for quite some time. Learn all about the lead-up to the console's release on our wiki page for the platform.
To say Torment: Tides Of Numenera had a "complicated" development cycle would be an understatement. Discover more about the game's hellish and controversial development.