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 wonderful week. With the weather reaching all-time highs for many of you I hope you have been staying safe and cool this summer. Either way, the Giant Bomb community has been up to plenty of cool stuff worth marveling over. We have some big pieces of house-keeping to address first, so let's jump right into it this week!
- Mr. Rorie was a guest on The 1099 podcast. If you wanted to know more about his old days at Obsidian working on New Vegas and Alpha Protocol, as well as his current activities at Giant Bomb, this is the podcast for you.
- Dan and his wife Bianca are raising money for the NDEA Walk. It's a charity invested in raising funds for eating disorder research and awareness. Click the link if you want to support their efforts.
- The Giant Bomb design team wants YOUR HELP! They want to do something special to showcase the best and funniest moments in Giant Bomb's long and storied history. Check out their thread and see if you can help.
If you plan on enjoying The International 2018, the Giant Bomb DOTA 2 community Discord and Steam group want you to join their discussions about the event!
Hey everyone, the Giant Bomb Game Jam, Giant ROM, has started! Even if you are late, you can still support the community's efforts!
Giant Bomb Galleria
Giant Bomb user KittyApoc made some baller Giant Bomb themed uniforms in MLB The Show 18. Click the link if you want to know how to download them to your game.
Did you want the complete statistics on the "Fuzion Frenzy Frenzy" video from last week? Giant Bomb user ToxicAntidote has you covered, graphs included!
Tweets Of The Week
Best Of Blogs
User GJSmitty talks about how growing up with Giant Bomb inspired them to become a journalist and explore a career in writing. It's an inspirational blog in case you needed a pick me up.
Moderator ZombiePie continues their series about Final Fantasy XIII! This week they question how Square got away with making a game without any likable characters and nominates Hope and Ken Amada from Persona 3 to the "Trash Boy Hall of Fame."
danielkempster started their long journey through Kingdom Hearts! Here's the first episode, and predictably they're already having a hard time wrapping their mind around the premise.
Whether it's the Asia Southeast Two Online Event or Defend the North event, Giant Bomb user Mago is back with the UPDATED list of the Capcom Pro Tour rankings!
MajorMitch uses their latest blog to explain why it's the silly little details that continues to draw them back to Burnout Paradise. They even profess a fondness for DJ Atomica.
BlackLagoon is back with their one and only PlayStation Vita monthly lineup! If you want the DEFINITIVE list of every game released on the Vita, look no further than HERE!
Mento's weekly round-up includes new blogs on Majyuuou and SimCity for the SNES, the Life is Strange mini-story The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, "completing" Yakuza 5, and a lot of confused musings about Twin Peaks: The Return.
Join The Discussion
Want a thread listing the changes NEXT brought to No Man's Sky? Well, this thread is for you! Are all the changes in No Man's Sky NEXT for the better? What are the big changes you noticed the most?
Speaking of No Man's Sky, how are YOU dealing with your old No Man's Sky saves? Are you jumping into NEXT completely new, or trying to preserve your progress? Has carrying over your old save been a smooth process?
What is your favorite beach setting, environment, or level in a video game? Windjammers has to be my pick, but share and discuss your choice(s), and hopefully you can keep the discussion rolling!
Calling all users! Giant Bomb user haneybd87 is dealing with major wrist issues and wants suggestions for good one-handed games! Help a duder out if you have any ideas.
The Giant Bomb horror game crowd requires your assistance! What was the first "patrolling enemy" horror game? Horror games where you're meant to find a way around foes rather than fight them.
Arc System Works is celebrating its 30th anniversary! Join other Giant Bomb community members who have enjoyed their games using the link above, and before you ask, they've made more than just anime fighting games.
It's not ALL about video games on Giant Bomb. For example, we currently have a thread debating the definitive ranking of the Die Hard films! The big issue right now is whether to rank Die Hard 2 over Die Hard 4.
It's a perennial topic whenever Summer reaches its peak, but this time we have a poll! Should eSports be a part of the Olympics? Vote and discuss the matter RIGHT NOW.
Calling all Destiny 2 fans? What are your impressions of the new secret mission on Io? Is completing the mission worth it? Share your impressions with everyone who has tried their hand at the mission.
Mento continues their attempt to watch and review EVERY trailer uploaded to Giant Bomb during E3 2018. Check it out and leave a comment because at this point I think they might be a little stir-crazy.
FLStyle usually creates a lineup of the games set to grace the main stage of EVO, and 2018 isn't any different! Check out this list if you are interested in knowing the games set to rock the FGC world this week.
Janardana is in-progress on a list of every game that can be described as a "Myst-like." See if you can help them out with more examples over here