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:
- There's a new (easier) method to subscribe to Premium podcasts! Learn all about it now.
- 7 years ago this week, Marino, mracoon, and I became Giant Bomb moderators. That's roughly 47,034,988 plagiarism warnings.
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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
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Darth_Navster gave Fable III a shot and shares why he was taken aback and enthralled by its quirky nation-building mechanics.
Generic_username shares his many treasured memories playing Star Fox Assault, even though he recognizes the game to be entirely mediocre.
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.
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.
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.
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? Share and discuss your picks, and join the community in predicting what the big surprise of the event will be.
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!
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.
The GB Warframe community welcomes you to share what you have managed to take using the game's new photo mode.
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
- @andrew2696 shares his mostly positive adventures in Mass Effect: Andromeda on his review for the game.
- Discover why @lazyaza thinks NieR: Automata is a "truly inspiring masterpiece" on his extensive review.
- @moonlightmoth's review of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildextrapolates why she thinks it represents an effective end point to the series.
- @bassman2112's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review articulates why he's split when it comes to the game's mechanics and story.
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!