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The Community Spotlight - 04/08/2017

We made it, y'all. The Games Rush of 2017 is over. No more big releases this year. By the way... E3 is two months away.

Learn more about how you help the community raise money for charity RIGHT NOW!
Learn more about how you help the community raise money for charity RIGHT NOW!

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! The releases just keep coming, and the community doesn't know what to make of it.

Clip Of The Week

The Best of Film & 40s: Fast Five (By: @samcb)

YouTube took down samcb's best of Fast Five Film & 40s compilation video from earlier, so he went ahead and uploaded it to vidme. Here are the HILARIOUS results once again!

Mass Effect Andromeda is ArmA As Fuck (By: recca)

What happens when you mix Giant Bomb, DayZ, and Mass Effect: Andromeda? This video gives you a good idea of why Andromeda is "ArmA as fuck!"

Best Of Blogs

Zelda isn't know for its barrel rolls.
Zelda isn't know for its barrel rolls.

A Breath Of Fresh Air, And A Game I'm Wild About (By: @mooseymcman)

Check out MooseyMcMan's MASSIVE dissertation on Breath of the Wild, and why Moosey fell in love with the game more than anticipated.

Horizon Zero Dawn Screenshot Memoir Part 2: Black & White (By: @bigevil1987)

Part 2 of bigevil1987's visually stunning picture travelogue through Horizon Zero Dawn is up! Read about his latest foray into the game.

Expectations, Patches, And Killing The Zeitgeist (By: @sweep)

Sweep uses the latest controversy surrounding Mass Effect: Andromeda to debate patches and troubling release window expectations.

All-New Saturday Summaries 2017-04-08 (By: @mento)

Mento's back with a defence of No Man's Sky, some April musings, and his recurring features The Top Shelf and Indie Game of the Week (which this time features Doki-Doki Universe).

Oh JRPG protagonists... when will you learn?
Oh JRPG protagonists... when will you learn?

You Say It Best, When You Say Nothing At All (By: @kmfrob)

kmfrob discusses why he is avoiding dialogue and text heavy games as he grows older and his video game preferences mature.

Everything About Tales of Symphonia - Part I: In Defense of Lloyd Irving (By: @generic_username)

Generic_username has started a new blog series which provides a retrospective on Tales of Symphonia. He started it off by "defending" Lloyd Irving.

Join The Discussion

We will be hearing about this game for years to come.
We will be hearing about this game for years to come.

Persona 5 Discussion Thread (By: @sagesebas)

Our official discussion thread for Persona 5 can be found here! Discuss the game which will most likely have the Giant Bomb in a tizzy for over a year.

Xbox Scorpio System Specs Discussion Thread (By: @mrcraggle)

What are your impressions of the Xbox Scorpio system specs? Is this the beast we were promised many months ago, or a bloated botch waiting to happen?

Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch 1.05 Discussion Thread (By: @cbk486)

Have any of you checked out the 1.05 patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda? Join our discussion about it and share if you think it noticeably improved your experience.

Do you have any desire to buy the Scorpio? Feel free to share!
Do you have any desire to buy the Scorpio? Feel free to share!

Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition Discussion Thread (By: @glots)

Have you played around with Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition? Share your impressions and thoughts of the port job with the rest of the Giant Bomb community.

Least Favorite Type of Weapon (By: @acidbrandon18)

Which weapons are consistently your "least favorite" to use? Judging from this thread it appears to be the revolver and other guns which require "skill" to effectively use.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds First Impressions Sharing Thread (By: @bassman2112)

bassman2112 welcomes you to share your impressions of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds on this game specific discussion thread.

How have you been snaking your way in Snake Pass?
How have you been snaking your way in Snake Pass?

Snake Pass Impressions Sharing Thread (By: @flashflood_29)

Do you have formative impressions of Snake Pass? Feel free to join our community discussion about it regardless of which platform you are playing it on.

Do You Buy Pre-Owned Games? [Poll Included] (By: @ioanasima)

Do you buy pre-owned games in 2017? Vote and discuss the matter in our community thread NOT endorsed in any way by GameStop.

Lovable Lists

Learn more about the
Learn more about the "Iyashikei" genre.

My Favorite Rogue-likes/lites I've Played So Far (And Not So Favorites) (By: @capt_blakhelm)

Capt_Blakhelm took the time to list his favorite roguelikes and roguelites on this highly rewarding list worth checking out.

"Iyashikei" Games (By: @andysoryu)

AndySoryu is working to create a complete list of games which are "Iyashikei" in nature, which is a term used for anime and manga created with the specific purpose of having a healing or soothing effect on the audience. Check it out, and see if you can think of more examples!

Useful User Reviews

Wonderful Wikis

It is honestly the most
It is honestly the most "pure fun" you can have in a shooter.

Bulletstorm

Just a friendly reminder that we are not providing the "Full Clip Edition" of Bulletstorm its own wiki page. Nonetheless, Bulletstorm proper has a wonderfully detailed wiki page.