Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, ZombiePie, am honored to be your host yet again. This weekend many of the Giant Bomb staff made the yearly trek to PAX West to get into many sorts of video game panel tomfoolery. Below I'll include Marino's PAX West Survival Guide. On it, you'll find the times for any PAX West panels which feature Giant Bomb staff members. If you had the pleasure of going to PAX West 2017 and are reading this after its publishing, I hope your sanity recovers quickly. Without further ado, let's go over the site related housekeeping:
- PAX Guide 2017: West Edition. Giant Bomb moderator Marino has a helpful guide to enjoying PAX West 2017 whether you are attending the event in person, or are watching live-streams of the insanity.
- Before you enjoy the fun stuff this week, please join the rest of the Giant Bomb community in supporting Games Done Quick's Hurricane Harvey Relief Stream.
- The "There It Is" podcast had Abby as a guest this week. Give it a listen and enjoy some hilarious improv hijinx.
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League Of Heels Banner (By: Humanity)
Calling the PAX RUMBLE "insane" is an understatement. Giant Bomb user Humanity's artwork is genuinely half the craziness of what happens during an actual PAX Rumble.
Blue Bombin' Banner (By: B0nd07)
If you enjoy the Blue Blombin' video series, know that Giant Bomb user B0nd07 made the image that runs during the pre-stream
Dilbrad #33 - #37 (By: OddParticle)
The hilarious adventures of Dilbrad continue and this week a wild Patrick can be found. Check out this week's strips to discover how Ben and Brad have been surviving the CBSi offices.
Community Member Tweets Of The Week
Destiny 2 Clans and Grouping Utilities (By: Hestilllives19)
Destiny 2 is set to release soon, so I'll go ahead and link the clan list forum from the Destiny 2 board. The last thing you'll want to do is play the game by yourself.
Clips Of The Week
Murder Island Intro Video... (By: graboids)
graboids created a quick introductory animation for the Murder Island video series, and it is BALLER!
Best Of Blogs
Powered By PETSCII (By: buzz_clik)
A friend of the site, buzz_clik shares another part of his love for the Commodore 64 on his latest blog. I promise it is not a dark descent into a video game "rabbit hole."
I'm Just Not Good Enough For Absolver (By: beardslyman)
beardslyman shares why he struggled to wrap his mind around the ins and outs of Absolver, and why the game's inscrutable gameplay turned him off.
TheMist997 had the distinct pleasure of going to the Gamestop Expo 2017 at Vega! Read all about the experience, and discover if he thought it was worth the price of entry, on his two part blog series.
Uncharted Without Nathan Drake Is Still Uncharted. Lost Legacy Wins Big With A Shorter, More Focused, Campaign & My Memory Lied To Me. I Hate Magician Lord! Magic Sword's Pretty Alright Though (By: BigSocrates)
BigSocrates uses Uncharted: The Lost Legacy as a case study on how more big budgeted games could benefit from shorter campaigns. BigSocrates also wrote a blog on how his nostalgia deceived him from the truth: Magician Lord is !
ArtisanBreads wrote a blog on how the Norsca DLC for Total War: Warhammer has a lot of fun for players to take advantage of, and adds more spice to the base game.
An Hour With... Resistance: Fall of Man (By: danielkempster)
danielkempster played Resistance: Fall of Man for an hour, and discusses on his blog how it has aged better than you may think.
It might not be related to video games, but Undeadpool's write up on why Netflix's rendition of "The Tick" is a breath of fresh air when compared to the state of comic book television and movie adaptations.
All-New Saturday Summaries 2017-09-02 (By: MENTO)
On this edition of his usual weekly summary blog, Mento discusses the evolution of adventure games, some early impressions of Danganronpa 2, and his plans for what he's tentatively calling "Shelftember".
Join The Discussion
With only a few months of 2017 left, which remaining games set to release this year are you most excited to get your hands on?
Windjammers Is Out Discussion Thread (By: Demonsoul)
I think it goes without saying everyone enjoys a good game of Windjammers, but where do you stand regarding DotEmu's recent re-release of the game?
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Discussion Thread (By: JustKamToo)
So far, it appears the Giant Bomb community's impressions of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle run a gamut of positive and negative emotions. Feel free to share yours if you have played the game.
War of the Chosen is Out - Impressions? (By: avantegardener)
Are your impressions of XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen positive, neutral, or negative? In a perfect world, how would the "Exquisite Corps" fare?
Painful Nostalgia (By: JEC03)
Can nostalgia be "painful?" Join our discussion on how video game nostalgia can conjure feelings of depression or even disappointment.
Final Fantasy: Dissidia NT Closed Beta Discussion (By: Pierre42)
Have any of you tried out the Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT Closed Beta? If so, join our community discussion, here and share where you stand regarding the game's changes to the Dissidia formula.
Here Comes A New Challenger: Menat Joins Street Fighter V August 29th (By: StarvingGamer)
Everybody's Everybody's Golf Thread (By: sizzlerxanadu)
It's great to see Everybody's Golf released for the PC and PlayStation 4! Feel free to share your custom character creations and experiences in the game with the rest of the Giant Bomb community.
Some Thoughts On Video Games: August 2017 (By: RioStarwind)
Giant Bomb moderator RioStarwind annotates his impressions of the games released on the PlayStation Plus label during the month of August.
StealthRUSH's Top 100 Favorite PlayStation Vita Games (By: StealthRUSH)
StealthRUSH is back with another list examining his top 100 favorite games for a given platform. This week he looks back at the PlayStation Vita with more fondness than Sony.