Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week. Another week, another slurry of Giant Bomb content. As E3 2018 looms nearer, The Giant Bomb community has remained as strong as you would expect. The heavy-hitters from last week, God of War and BattleTech, are still major talking points on the site but a few key topics are giving them a run for their money. Earlier this week the closure of Boss Key Productions had the community buzzing, and people seem to be excited about State of Decay 2. With all of this in mind, let's jump into the site related housekeeping!
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- The 10th Annual Giant Bomb E3 Banner Contest will begin in eleven days.
Clips Of The Week
Giant Bomb user wallofbricks is back making HILARIOUS Giant Bomb compilation videos! This one faux-rotoscopes every cold opening to a UPF.
Tweets Of The Week
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The return of "Million Dollar Abby" this week got Twitter user JohnWilinski excited, hence why they created this AWESOME work of art.
Best Of Blogs
Gian Bomb's own Mozart is back with a blog detailing their sultry descent into the wonderful world of music. Give it a read and check out some of his neat video game remixes.
TheMist997's latest blog is all about the shutdown of Boss Key Productions and the fickle quest to make the next big groundbreaking multiplayer experience.
Black_Turtle's interest in the educational computer, the Unisys ICON, was piqued after last week's Giant Bombcast, so they wrote a research paper on the device.
MooseyMcMan extrapolates why they think the finale and last act of Yakuza 6 are "frustrating." Even if you disagree, it's definitely worth a read.
Moderator Gamer_152 blogs on how Prey (2017) is secretly one of the best ARPGs in years and credits the game's inclusion of a variety of tools in the world for the player to use.
Deep Listens is a gaming podcast series hosted by Giant Bomb moderator thatpinguino, and this series is all about us trying to get to the point where Final Fantasy XIII gets "good." We are ten hours in, and it still hasn't happened.
Giant Bomb moderator ZombiePie is "back to the grind" in OG Final Fantasy! Check out their latest blog on why it barely counts as an RPG, let alone a "good" video game.
Mento just hit 1,000 Giant Bomb blogs and boy are their arms tired? All the same, they cover that as well as a smattering of topics like Zelda randomizers, Alcahest, Skyblazer, Offspring Fling, Ultima Underworld II, and more on this week's Saturday Summaries.
Join The Discussion
There's a fun community activity on the Giant Bomb forums where users challenge themselves to list their favorite games on every console they have owned.
Calling all Giant Bomb users! If someone is looking for an excellent non-MMO co-op RPG experience, what games should they consider? Share and discuss your picks over here.
Have any of you tried out the crowdfunded 2D dungeon crawler, Wizard of Legend? If so, share your thoughts about it with the rest of the Giant Bomb community.
What do YOU make of the announcement of traditional multiplayer in No Man's Sky? Will it get you to return to the game, or is it too little too late?
Food polls and discussion thread always seem to do well, so here's one debating the validity of eating microwave popcorn. Where do you stand on everyone's favorite microwave-friendly source of chemicals?
If you have any reactions to the Xbox Adaptive Controller, feel free to join our discussion about it over here. It's without a doubt a feel-good story worth talking about on the site.
Do you know anything about Shin Megami Tensei games, because I sure as Hell don't! Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux recently hit North American shores and you can share your impressions of the game.
It's certainly unfortunate news, but what do you make of the closure of Boss Key Productions? Share your experiences with their works, and overall impressions of the studio's output.
With Memorial Day right around the corner, what are your go-to Hot Dog toppings? Vote and discuss how you fill your hot dog, and if it includes ketchup, you are a monster.
Giant Bomb user jeffrud is in the process of "scientifically" ranking every Namco game ported to the Famicom/NES. See where the rankings stand thus far.
Bonbonetti has found the PS4 to be an excellent platform for racing game fans. Here's a list of their favorite racing games on the platform thus far.
Shami_Sansi shares their all-time favorite fifty video games because limiting themselves to ten and twenty games just was too difficult.