Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and as always I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week! With inclement weather sneaking up on us, The Giant Bomb Community Spotlight are here to provide what little stability there is to find on the internet. With major releases and Dan's Taco Bell wedding behind us, let's look at the best the Giant Bomb community had to offer this week!
- Abby and Ben will be hosting an AMA on Reddit. If you want to ask them anything about their background or Giant Bomb experiences thus far, this is the opportunity to do so.
- If you remembered to sign up for Mr. Rorie's Rocket League Tournament, please post your round four results.
- Matt Pascual has some UPDATED statistics related to the Giant Bomb Extra Life Team. Here they are if you are interested:
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MonkeyKing1969 drafted a trio of "Clenchies" t-shirt designs inspired by the GBEast Megadate from a few weeks ago.
The evidence of Abby and Ben being "Twins" is starting to mount. Over on Twitter, Austin Miller ran with this funny idea.
Check out Moztacular's blog about how he created his AWESOME custom Giant Bomb graphics card backplate from scratch!
I think animated .GIF of the week (sponsored by Fobwashed) is bound to be a permanent feature on the Community Spotlight.
Clips Of The Week
Please take a few minutes of your time to thank clagnaught for creating a new "Best of Giant Bomb's Deadly Premonition Endurance Run" video! This episode is as hilarious as you would expect.
Mepsipax created a hilarious Murder Island compilation video. There may not be any "Chicken Dinner," but it is still worth watching nonetheless.
Over on YouTube, Axel Hunter has returned to creating Giant Bomb animated shorts. This one features the incomparable Ryan Davis carrying around Jeff at Disneyland.
It may not be related to video games, but it's still cool as hell! Captain_Insano is setting up a community tournament to determine what the Giant Bomb community thinks is the "MOST 90s song!" Nominate songs for the bracket now!
Best Of Blogs
Giant Bomb user devise22 thanks Patrick Klepek's time on Giant Bomb, and elsewhere, as well as Giant Bomb in general for inspiring him to become a YouTuber and more involved in video games.
Things get a bit somber on TheMist997's final retrospective on the E3 2017 trailers that wowed him and got him excited about the future of video games.
GrizzlyButts's latest blog explains why Doom (2016) has more to offer to the industry and gamers than its visceral single-player campaign. Also, check out GrizzlyButts's exhaustive blog on why Sam Drake's characterization ruins Uncharted 4 for him.
Here's DarkbeatDK's incredibly detailed blog on everything there is to know about the upcoming Japanese survival game, City Shrouded in Shadow.
MikeLemmer's most recent blog attempts to categorize every possible "style" of crafting system he could think of. Check out his categories and see if you can find gaps in his theory.
Whether it be Dynasty Warriors or Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Francium34 shares his nostalgia for Koei's historically minded video game catalog.
xanadu laments the loss of "The Jordan Challenge" mode from NBA 2K11, as well as the ability to play "classic" players in the NBA 2K games.
Check out BigSocrates's retrospective on Data East's Sengoku, and why it's a great display of Japanese weirdness in video game form.
This week's recap of Mento blogging includes an episode of The Top Shelf focused on Bungie's Oni, an examination of Indie game The Room Two, and a far-too-involved rundown of Tales of Zestiria's combat.
Join The Discussion
Summer Games Done Quick concludes this weekend, but that does not mean you should avoid talking about your favorite moments from the charity event. However, nothing can really top naming Robo after Ryan.
Has a video game ever gotten your blood pumping? Share and discuss the games that gave you a burst of serotonin while you were playing them.
Join our debate on whether or not Microsoft's "Play Anywhere" program negatively or positively impacts consumer enthusiasm to buy an Xbox One.
Do you have early impressions of the Castlevania anime on Netflix? Join our community discussion for the show and share if you think the show is a surprise success or predictable failure.
What do you think are the big "takeaways" from the demise of Firefall? Join our community discussion on whether or not the game was doomed from the get-go.
Hey, Hearthstone fans, we have a thread for you! What's your gut reaction to the recently announced Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion? Are you excited to see Death Knights?
He did it, he finally did it! Mento has finally assessed and reviewed every E3 2017 trailer on Giant Bomb. Check out the final edition of his monumental accomplishment.
Useful User Reviews
- Moderator @riostarwind reviews how a good selection of single player modes makes Injustice 2 a more memorable experience.
With Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age being released for the PS4 this week, feel free to consult our MASSIVE wiki page for the original game to learn all about its mechanics and story.
Who said CR games can't have detailed wiki pages like any other game? Fantastic Contraption is an upcoming VR phsyics game with a detailed wiki page to boast. Check it out if you have never heard of the game.