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The Community Spotlight - 05/06/2018

Whether you like this Community Spotlight or not, YOU'RE GONNA FINISH IT!

Many thanks to Chris Nichols (@dramastikator on Twitter) for this banner!
Many thanks to Chris Nichols (@dramastikator on Twitter) for this banner!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week. With E3 2018 looming ever so perilously in the future, the community has been buzzing about a fair share of recent game releases. Like last week, God of War and BattleTech were the heavy hitters on the forums this week and Destiny 2 is getting a boost thanks to some much-ballyhooed updates. With that in mind, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!

Community Activities

House GiantBomb: A Multi-Player Community for Battletech; Now with 100% more Discord! (By: @dasakamov)

Our Giant Bomb community BattleTech group now has a Discord! Learn how you can join it, as well as posting your Steam ID, over here.

There's a sizeable Giant Bomb sub-community for BattleTech! Feel free to join if you want!
There's a sizeable Giant Bomb sub-community for BattleTech! Feel free to join if you want!

Clips Of The Week

Giant Bomb Presents - Gerstmann and Friends! (By: Big Jeffrey)

Over on YouTube, Big Jeffrey has made a glorious return to video making with this barn burner! He's mashed up classic Giant Bomb moments with the Garfield and Friends theme song.

Sanctuary Onslaught Run: May 3, 2018 - Warframe with the Giant Bomb Community (By: @rapid)

Our Giant Bomb Community company in Warframe has a video archive of their recent (mis)adventures during the Void Onslaught! Check it out, and remember you can join the fun any time by clicking the link above.

Giant Bomb Street Fighter V Weekly 04/28/18 (By: @saft)

Here's an archive of the 04/28/18 Giant Bomb FGC Street Fighter V tournament! Give it a view to find out who came out on top, and remember, you can join the fun by clicking the link above.

Tweets Of The Week

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Banner - Little Orphan Abby (By: @dramastikator)

Over on Twitter, dramastikator was inspired to create this hilarious but also awesome banner after watching last week's "Ben's Lens."

Best Of Blogs

Learn why ZombiePie thinks Final Fantasy I is, and always has been, a miserable game.
Learn why ZombiePie thinks Final Fantasy I is, and always has been, a miserable game.

Back To Basics With Final Fantasy I - Episode I: Time For Some OG Final Fantasy Nonsense & 26 Hours Of Final Fantasy: The Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run VIII Post Mortem (By: @zombiepie)

Moderator ZombiePie started a new blog series where they play Final Fantasy 1 and slowly hate themselves as they do it. ZombiePie also played over twenty-six hours worth of Final Fantasy games in the name of charity! Nothing is true; everything is permitted. And by "everything is permitted, I mean Final Fantasy games.

Nothing Should, Could Or Will Stop The (Community) Endurance Run #PushupClub #GBCERVIII (By: @fattony12000)

fattony12000 played hours of video games for the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! Read all about what they did and learned from the experience.

Of Gods and Boys (SPOILERS) (By: @mooseymcman)

MooseyMcMan's latest blog is about the father-son dynamic in God of War, and why Atreus's character arc struck a chord with them. Be warned, there are spoilers!

People have some
People have some "thoughts" about Atreus.

Revisiting My 2017 E3 Watchlist (By: @jeremyf)

In preparation for E3 2018, JeremyF reviewed the games they listed they were most excited to play from the previous year. Give it a read to see how his predictions held up.

My Top Five Anticipated Releases of May 2018 (By: @themist997)

Check out TheMist997's latest blog to find out the five games set to release in May they cannot wait to get their hands on, and remember to share your most anticipated releases as well.

More BattleTech content can't be a bad thing, right?
More BattleTech content can't be a bad thing, right?

House Alor's Journey Through BattleTech (By: @doom616)

Doom616 completed a full hard-core roleplay run in BattleTech. Learn more about their character and how they approached the game's many situations.

Saturday Summaries 2018-05-05: YesterplayStation Edition (By: @mento)

Mento's weekly column is back, talking about PlayStation backwards compatibility, the peril-fraught adventures of Garflink, Deponia, Holy Umbrella: Dondera no Mubo, Marvel's Legion, and much more.

Join The Discussion

Destiny 2 is the game that keeps on giving.
Destiny 2 is the game that keeps on giving.

BattleTech Discussion Thread (By: @seikenfreak)

Have you been enjoying BattleTech? Has the turn-based mech game drawn you into its world? Either way, share your impressions of the game with the rest of Giant Bomb community.

Warmind Reveal And Destiny Summit (Updated 5/4/18 After TWAB) (By: @hestilllives19)

Calling all Destiny 2 fans! If the deluge of updates has you confused, check out our community informational thread! It has every piece of news about the game in one thread.

Buying, Renting, Trading In. How Do You Go About It All? (By: @ntm)

Do you still sell or trade the physical copies of your games? Do any of you rent games in 2018? Vote and discuss your stance on each of these practices today.

Regrettably, your baseball video game options are slim if you do not own a Sony console.
Regrettably, your baseball video game options are slim if you do not own a Sony console.

Anyone Playing Super Mega Baseball 2? Also, The Names Are DOPE (And Dumb) (By: @sethmode)

Super Mega Baseball 2 came out last week, and you can share your impressions of the arcade sports game some are calling the best baseball game of the year.

Your Dekker Stories In BattleTech (By: @driadon)

Inspired by the Waypoint team, you can share how Dekker fared in your playthrough of BattleTech. Judging from the thread, Dekker was a real champ.

Stardew Valley Multiplayer Discussion Thread (By: @acura_max)

Have any of you given the Stardew Valley multiplayer beta a spin? Is it an exciting new addition, or an impossible feat bound for failure? Regardless, share your early impressions of the new mode.

I would err toward Stardew Valley multiplayer being a recipe for disaster unless you are incredibly careful about who you invite.
I would err toward Stardew Valley multiplayer being a recipe for disaster unless you are incredibly careful about who you invite.

Your Favorite Norse Mythology-Themed Game (By: @jonny_anonymous)

What is your favorite video game with a Norse mythology theme? Vote and discuss the game worthy of a throne in Asgard. Sadly, Too Human is not a votable choice.

What Level Of Media Were You Not Allowed To Watch As A Kid? (By: @uhtaree)

What level of media were you not allowed to watch as a kid? Were your parents regulating tyrants, or blasé about games and movies?

Lovable Lists

Luchadeer commands you to help JeremyF in their list!
Luchadeer commands you to help JeremyF in their list!

Games With Story Sequences Where You Hunt A Deer (By: @jeremyf)

Giant Bomb user JeremyF is working on a list of "games with story sequences where you hunt a deer!" Check out what they have thus far, and share examples they may have missed.

Scattered Thoughts April 2018: War Of The Gods + Vampires (By: @riostarwind)

Moderator riostarwind shares their "scattered thoughts" about the handful of games they played last month. Read all about their many God of War and lone Castlevania experiences.

Useful User Reviews

  • @themist997 had a solid time with SteamWorld Heist outside a few quibbles with its occasionally repetitive level and enemy design.
  • @jeffrud had a passing curiosity about Let's Catch on WiiWare. Check out their review to learn more about the game and if it's worth your time.