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The Community Spotlight - 04/01/2017

It's finally here. The week you've all been waiting for. Yes, it's finally Winter 2014.

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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. Before anyone asks, no, there is nothing on this Community Spotlight to tie into the blight known only as "April Fool's Day." The last thing anyone needs is ANOTHER attempt to ride off the coattails of desperate attempts to get free advertising on a failed national holiday. In terms of the community, things have certainly been active. Many of you are still reeling from the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, and more are filled with anticipation regarding the release of Persona 5. So without further ado, let's go over the couple of housekeeping we have for this week:

Giant Bomb Galleria

BANNER - Film & 40's Illustrated (By: @humanity)

Remember to thank Humanity for creating this AWESOME Film & 40's inspired artwork! Now I need to ask, are you a cop? You have to tell me if you are.

Clips Of The Week

Giant Bomb Alliance In The Clan Accession Ceremony (By: @rapid)

The Giant Bomb community Warframe clan, Giant Bomb Heavy INC, participated in the game's Clan Accession Ceremony. Remember you can join the community Warframe clan any time.

Best Of Blogs

It can't all be as bad as some of you say.
It can't all be as bad as some of you say.

Sweep's Big Old Destiny 2 Wishlist (By: @sweep)

Sweep rides on the coattails of the recent Destiny 2 trailer and wrote a blog listing his wishlist for the sequel to everyone's favorite loot-grind-shooter.

2017: Already a Banner Year (By: @shivoa)

Shivoa uses a smattering of recent or upcoming releases to defend their belief that 2017 will go down in the record books as a banner year for games.

Rediscovering Play (By: @majormitch)

MajorMitch uses Breath of the Wild as a segue to a discussion on the importance of "play" in video games, and how Breath of the Wild effectively uses "play."

I Live, I Die. I Live Again!... I Died Again (Fresh Bloodborne Player) (By: @fetchfox)

fetchfox gave Bloodborne a shot for the first time, and you can read about his first impressions of what he played in the game's first handful of hours.

The Silhouette And The Screens: The Themes Of Inside (By: @gamer_152)

Check out Gamer_152's blog to learn more on how Inside removes
Check out Gamer_152's blog to learn more on how Inside removes "control" to its benefit.

Gamer_152 wrote another reflective essay on Inside. This time it's about the game's commentary on player control over the events of the game.

Horizon Zero Dawn Screenshot Memoir Part 1 (By: @bigevil1987)

bigevil1987 has started a new "Screenshot Memoir" for Horizon: Zero Dawn! Check it out and enjoy the ins and outs of his experience with it.

On Fable III and What it’s Like to Wear the Crown (By: @darth_navster)

Darth_Navster gave Fable III a shot and shares why he was taken aback and enthralled by its quirky nation-building mechanics.

Adventure Afterlife 20 Years Of Adventure Games - Part 5 1996 (By: @azuresama)

I will also admit to kind of liking Star Fox Assault.
I will also admit to kind of liking Star Fox Assault.

azuresama's latest blog is a retrospective on her favorite old-school adventure games from 1996 which range from the Broken Sword franchise to Blazing Dragons.

A Treasured Memory Of Star Fox Assault (I Know That Sounds Impossible) (By: @generic_username)

Generic_username shares his many treasured memories playing Star Fox Assault, even though he recognizes the game to be entirely mediocre.

What's Automata With You? [WIP] (By: @mindbullet)

MindBullet spent a good amount of time with NieR: Automata and shares why the gameplay is not gelling with him and is his least favorite part of the game.

I don't think anyone predicted I would actually LIKE Final Fantasy X
I don't think anyone predicted I would actually LIKE Final Fantasy X

Fighting Final Fantasy X Parts 14-25: Am I In Love, Or Is This Just The "Honeymoon Period?" (By: @zombiepie)

ZombiePie wrote a 7,000-word blog post about his second foray into Final Fantasy X because he is desperately trying to fill an empty void in his life.

All-New Saturday Summaries 2017-04-01 (By: @mento)

Mento's back with new editions of The Top Shelf and Indie Game of the Week (this time looking at inclusive cyberpunk adventure Read Only Memories). He also waxes lyrical about the current value of bad games, and his time with the Indie 3D platformer Ginger: Beyond the Crystal.

Join The Discussion


Mass Effect: Andromeda Story and Ending Discussion Thread [SPOILERS!] (By: @quipido)

We now have an ending and story discussion thread for Mass Effect: Andromeda! Feel free to participate if you have been itching to talk about spoilers.

MLB The Show 17 Discussion Thread (By: @willyod)

Have you been playing around with MLB The Show 17? Talk about Sony's latest baseball simulator with the rest of the Giant Bomb Community!

What Games Do You Expect Or Hope To See At This Year's E3? (By: @jec03)

Oh no....
Oh no....

What games do you expect or hope to see at this year's E3? Share and discuss your picks, and join the community in predicting what the big surprise of the event will be.

Dark Souls III DLC, The Ringed City, Discussion Thread (By: @jiggajoe14)

How have you been enjoying The Ringed City DLC for Dark Souls III? Are there any bosses or encounters giving you trouble? Gripe about it over here!

Breath of the Wild Patch Discussion Thread (By: @thizzle7xu)

What are your early impressions of the patch for Breath of the Wild? Are you still having framerate issues? Join our community discussion about it over here.

Picture provided by GB user Sakr
Picture provided by GB user Sakr

New Photo Mode in Warframe Sharing Thread (By: @mrcraggle)

The GB Warframe community welcomes you to share what you have managed to take using the game's new photo mode.

Lovable Lists

Personal Favorites (By: @mabaseslums)

MabaseSlums is working on a list of his personal favorite games of all time, and you can see what they are over here.

Useful User Reviews

Wonderful Wikis

It's finally here!
It's finally here!

Persona 5

Do you know anything about Shin Megami Tensei games, because I sure as Hell don't! Anyway, here's the Giant Bomb wiki page for Persona 5!