Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host as always. This week we have plenty of stuff in store for the weekend of 7/18 and 7/19. Firstly the chat will be up for much of the weekend for EVO 2015. However if you wish to share your thoughts about the fighting game insanity that you are witnessing then feel free to locate the link to our official EVO 2015 discussion thread. Also, Brad will be having his potentially final match of the Rektreational.
In terms of major site announcements, the engineers wanted the community to know that they have recently begun IP Banning accounts that have been overusing the Giant Bomb API. Please rest assured that these IP bans have been exclusively targeting site scrapers. With that, let us move onto the next edition of the Community Spotlight!
Clip of the Week
@turboman is back this week with another wonderful edition of his Best of Giant Bomb video series. Check out the best moments of robot Brad and Vinny. Finally, did you need a ten minute loop of Jeff nodding his head in approval of the Buck Bumble theme song? Well DO I HAVE THE VIDEO FOR YOU NOW!
The Giant Bomb Weekly Gallery
- BANNER - Cogzwell's Persona 4 x Dave Lang and Johnny V - If you do not understand the context check out this podcast interview that Dave Lang did GFB Radio recently.
- PAX PRIME 2015 GIANT BOMB SHIRT (By: @fobwashed) - Fobwashed is hoping to provide Giant Bomb themed t-shirts for attendees of PAX Prime. However, in order to get one read how you pre-order it first.
- Ryckert Family Crest (By: @saik0u) - Saik0u made a crest for the Ryckerts that hopefully makes them feel proud of their cultural heritage.
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Meets Jason and Dan (By: @bbalpert) - You thought it was BBAlpert who created this ridiculous Jason and Dan JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fanart but it was me, Dio!
- Giant Bomb Cup for Rocket League - Comment if you are Interested Here!
- Terraria 1.3 Private GB Community Server - The Server is Now in Hard Mode!
Best of Blogs
- Giant ROM: Find Yourself & Jam (By: @havochq) - Please take the time to read about HavocHQ's long and difficult journey of self discovery while hosting a game-jam for the Giant Bomb community.
- Do Developers get Trapped? (By: @morecowbell24) - Using recent releases as a case study, morecowbell24 discusses if developers get stuck making the same game over and over again by their own design, or by force.
- Blackout: A Bright Dark Memory That Haunts (By: @pezen) - Pezen decided to go back to Deadline Games's Blackout to see if it warrants the cult following that it has developed over time.
- Is Bioware Mature Enough to go to Andromeda? (By: @blackout62) - Blackout62 questions what BioWare has in store for Mass Effect: Andromeda and if they have the writing "maturity" to craft a story appropriate for the game.
- Lost in the Myst: Part 6- Finishing Riven (By: @thatpinguino) - Through Hell and high water thatpinguino was able to complete Riven! Read why I put an emphasis on "Hell" by reading this blog.
- Arkham, Origins? I Hardly- (By: @mooseymcman) - MooseyMcMan finally got around to playing Batman: Arkham Origins and discusses in detail everything about it, as well as the Batman: Arkham franchise in general, right here.
- Tutorials, Seeing Through Walls, and Supporting the Player (By: @mogarth) - Mogarth comments on the current direction of tutorials in video games, and what he would like to see them do instead, on his latest blog over here.
- Words for Iwata (By: @gamer_152) - shares some heartfelt words related to Satoru Iwata, and what he will try to remember Iwata by.
- A Few Words on Satoru Iwata (By: @dalai) - Dalai shares a few words about the importance of Satoru Iwata in the games industry on his latest blog over here.
- RElapsed Fan - Resident Evil 4 (By: @nightriff) - Nightriff's retrospective of the entire Resident Evil franchise continues with Resident Evil 4, a game which he admits having put in a hundred hours into.
- Wiki Project: Summer Games Wiki'd Quick 2015 & ST-urday #003: Dragon's Breath (Dragon Lord) (By: @mento) - Giant Bomb moderator discusses how he used Summer Games Done Quick 2015 as an excuse to spruce up a number of wiki pages. Mento also exhausted himself this weekend by playing a ton of Dragon's Breath/Dragon Lord for the Atari ST.
- Final Fantasy V Four Job Fiesta: Part 5 (By: @theblue) - The fifth part to TheBlue's FFV Four Job Fiesta is up! Read all about the meteorite madness he's dealing with right here.
Join the Discussion
- EVO 2015 Preview (July 17-19, Live from Las Vegas) 3 Days, 9 World Championships to be Decided! (By: @flstyle) - Remember that if you are watching EVO 2015 to join our official discussion thread about the event over here!
- Contradiction: Spot The Liar! Spoiler Discussion Thread (By: @skyline7284) - Did Giant Bomb East inspire you to pick up Contradiction? Well if you have been able to get past GBEast and want to discuss the mind melty latter portions of the game, regardless of SPOILERS, then feel free to join this thread.
- Giant Bomb Mug Shots! (By: @zombaholic) - Have you gotten your Giant Bomb coffee mug yet? If you have then feel free to post pictures of it, as well as yourself enjoying a beverage in it over here!
- GB Book Club: The Last Wish Discussion (By: @sonny6killer) - The first Giant Bomb community book club discussion is up! The book for this discussion is, as you can see in the title, The Last Wish from The Witcher book series.
- Games that Should have Been Successful (By: @mikelitoriz) - Can you think of any games that should've been successful, but weren't? Discuss your gaming "buried treasures" here.
- Top 10 Favorite Satoru Iwata Games (By: @eder) - Eder has created a list of his ten favorite Iwata games! Check it out, and think about what would be on your list!
- Satoru Iwata - Be sure to read more about the man and his legacy here as well, in our detailed wiki page.
- Kyatto Ninden Teyandee (Samurai Pizza Cats) - Make sure you're prepared for some of the more obscure games that'll appear in SGDQ this year (starting July 26th!) by checking out their wiki pages.
- Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 2: Karakuri Land (Kid Niki 2)
- The Wheel of Time
- The Krion Conquest
- T.R.A.G.: Mission of Mercy
Useful User Reviews
- @zzombie13 discusses why he regrets every minute he sunk into the PS4 Godzilla game on his review.
- @jaypb08's review of Batman: Arkham Knight discusses why he had a fun time with Arkham Knight, but is hoping for something different from Rocksteady.
- @theacidskull discusses why he thinks Batman: Arkham Knight was prevented from greatness due to unneeded additions.
- @mikelemmer shares how The Magic Circle uses obsession to craft an interesting game experience on his review.
- @asmo917 uses his review of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour to discuss how it turned out to be nothing but a disappointment for even die-hard golf game fans.