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The Community Spotlight - 06/16/2018

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Many thanks to @rokuthirteen on Twitter for this work of art! Remember to support artists when possible!
Many thanks to @rokuthirteen on Twitter for this work of art! Remember to support artists when possible!

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. With E3 2018 officially behind us, it is good to see you all alive and well. While the conference certainly was not the onslaught of video game content as in previous years, it was still a handful. First, and foremost, let's give a round of applause to the staff and production crew who made Giant Bomb's E3 coverage possible! Second, let's not forget about @marino and the return of Giant Bomb South. As you will see shortly, Marino uploaded a myriad of trailers this year. So, without further ado, let's review the site related housekeeping you may have missed!

E3 2018 in Review

Conference Discussion Threads

E3 2018 Winning Conference Banners

Congratulations to @indiana, @whitegreyblack, @nasenbingo, @processr, @ozone, @dialthedude, and @face15 for creating the winning banners for our E3 press conference discussion threads.

E3 2018 Game Discussions

Cyberpunk 2077 appears to be a popular E3 talking point.
Cyberpunk 2077 appears to be a popular E3 talking point.

Best Of E3 2018 Lists

Giant Bomb Galleria

BANNER - FREE KESSLER x GFB (By: @rokuthirteen)

Kessler confronting Lang about the suspension of his Twitter account was a hilarious mix of humor and awkwardness that I will never forget. Also, #FREEKESSLER!

Mario + Rabbids + Alex (By: @y0shifan)

E3 is always an exhausting affair. So, Twitter user y0shifan took a screencap of Alex during the final day of E3 and merged it with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.

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No, No No! Don't Shake The Death Stranding! (By: @jeremym)

JeremyM couldn't help but think about a classic Giant Bomb moment when watching the latest Death Stranding trailer, and as you might expect, they decided to merge the two.

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Giant Bomb E3 Sketches (By: @morehandclaps)

morehandclaps couldn't stop herself from drawing these two sketches while enjoying Giant Bomb's E3 2018 content. Give them both a view.

Tweets Of The Week

Best Of Blogs

Unsurprisingly, Square-Enix's press conference did not rank well with the community.
Unsurprisingly, Square-Enix's press conference did not rank well with the community.

Data Dump: E3 2018 Trailers Edition & Data Dump: Who Won E3 2018? (By: @marino)

In his seventh year in charge of E3 trailers on Giant Bomb, Marino posted over 200 this year! Easily the most ever. Here's a breakdown of which ones were the most popular.

Marino also broke down which press conferences ranked well with the Giant Bomb community.

E3 2018: Nintendo, E3 2018: Sony, E3 2018: Ubisoft, E3 2018: Bethesda, E3 2018: Microsoft, E3 2018: EA, and E3 2018: The Rest (By: @gamer_152)

Moderator Gamer_152 wrote a blog detailing their positive and negative impressions of every E3 press conference. I do want to note, however, he owes me an apology for my correct predictions about Microsoft.

Reggie being Reggie.
Reggie being Reggie.

Ubisoft at E3 2018, Bethesda at E3 2018, Microsoft at E3 2018, and EA at E3 2018 (By: @aiomon)

Aiomon was able to blog about four of the E3 2018 press conferences. Read what they thought were the highlights of the gaming extravaganza.

The Spirit Of RE 1.5 Is Very Much Alive In Resident Evil 2 (By: @devoidmana)

DevoidMana comments on why they think the reason why the remake of Resident Evil 2 is destined for success is how it honors the legacy of Resident Evil 1.5.

OnRush Impressions: The Next Big Thing Or Sent Out To Die? (By: @killem_dafoe)

KillEm_Dafoe gave Onrush a shot after watching the Quick Look for it, and writes why they were pleasantly surprised by the game

This is an image we can all relate to.
This is an image we can all relate to.

Ubisoft, Hitrecord, And Spec Work (By: @section09)

section09 blogs on why Ubisoft's announced collaboration with Joseph Gorden Levitt's website Hitrecord is a bigger deal than most would think.

Forsaking Destiny 2 (By: @perfidioussinn)

PerfidiousSinn LOVED the first Destiny and wrote why they do not have the same passion for Destiny 2. Give their introspective blog a read over here.

Empathy from the Devil - Quick Thoughts on Vampyr (By: @egge)

Egge briefly comments why they think Dontnod Entertainment's Vampyr is a narrative-heavy action RPG that successfully creates empathy for the "devil."

Remembering Remember Me (Warning: LOTS Of Images) (By: @wemibelle)

Wemibelle uses their most recent blog to pay tribute to Remember Me, a game they think is criminally underrated and sadly forgotten.

wemibelle shares their love for Remember Me.
wemibelle shares their love for Remember Me.

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

TheMist997 is excited about five big releases in June! Read what they are, and think of which games you can't wait to get your hands on as well.

Saturday Summaries 2018-06-09: Pre-E3 Jitters Edition & Saturday Summaries 2018-06-16: Post-E3 Jitters Edition (By: @mento)

Moderator Mento published twelve blogs since the last Spotlight, including two new series: his recurring "Alternative to E3" and the Sega Genesis and wiki-focused "Mega Archive". These two Summaries, created just before and after E3, have all the details you need.

Join The Discussion

Marino also killed it with the trailer titles this year.
Marino also killed it with the trailer titles this year.

If You Could Play Any 4 Games That You Saw At E3 Right Now (By: @deathstriker)

If you could play any four games that you saw at E3 right now, what would they be? Share and discuss your four picks over here.

What Do You Want Out Of Next-gen? (By: @nicksmi56)

With new consoles in active development, what do you want out of the next generation? What do you hope console manufacturers prioritize in their designs?

Steam Announces More Hands Off Approach To Content (By: @bradbrains)

Are the recently announced changes to publishing on Steam good or bad news? What are the pitfalls and benefits of Valve having a hands-off approach to Steam?

If They Weren't Called "Video Games", What Would You Call Them? (By: @brunothethird)

There's a fun but active discussion on the forums debating what video games would be called if they weren't called "video games." Personally, I find "digital entertainment" humorous.

Here's an E3 picture of Drew from over nine years ago.
Here's an E3 picture of Drew from over nine years ago.

"What Is A Man? A Miserable Little Pile Of Secrets." What Are Your Favorite Lines Of Bad Dialogue? (By: @the_greg)

What is the best/worst line of dialogue in a video game? "What is a man?" and "Jill sandwich" are the current front-runners, but can you think of other hilariously terrible lines from video games?

Everything About This New ASUS Gaming Phone Is Weird (By: @rorie)

What do you make of ASUS' recently announced gaming phone? Seems like our community is just as confused as the rest of the internet, but share your two-cents' worth regarding the device.

Giant Bomb is a website about video games.
Giant Bomb is a website about video games.

Most Comfortable Current-gen Gaming Controller? (By: @mistersims)

Today, what is the most comfortable current-gen gaming controller? The current community leader is the Dual Shock 4, but what say YOU?

Lovable Lists

Scattered Thoughts May 2018: Reimagined Takes On Older Franchises (By: @riostarwind)

The many ways a developer can remake a game is interesting. Sure something brand new would be nice but a fresh look can make an old franchise look even better than before.

Useful User Reviews

  • @dinoracha got into a Summer mood by playing Abzû and you can read why they found it to be a fun and pleasurable filler game.
  • @riostarwind's review of Steins;Gate 0 explains how a good narrative can make a compelling game even if the gameplay is nonexistent.