Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week. As everyone finally recovers from their PAX West 2017 induced hangover, the site is running at full capacity! Destiny 2 was the big video game release, and you'll find there are plenty of community activities and discussion treads related to the game on this week's Spotlight. Beyond that, there was a TON of user created artwork this week! Remember to always click the links to any artwork provided here, and support the artist however possible. Without further ado, let's talk about the one bit of housekeeping I want everyone to know about!
- The countdown to Giant Bomb's Extra-Life fundraiser STARTS NOW! For those that do not know, this will be Giant Bomb's 7th year participating in Extra Life, and every year the fundraiser gets bigger and better! Be aware the fundraiser is all about raising money for a charitable cause!
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Giant Bomb user FishboneINK took the Giant Bomb logo and well... made it more "extreme" let's just say. It's not horrifying even the slightest.
brainwins found a movie poster he created ages ago but forgot to share with the community. Alex doesn't come across as someone guilty of insider trading.
Inspired by Dan's recent wolf concession from a while back, Giant Bomb user Fram combined Dan with the film The Grey to create this hilarious movie poster.
morehandclaps greatly enjoyed last week's GBeast Playdate which featured a couple of Waypoint editors, Austin included, during the live stream.
Last week a few users asked if there was a website where they could find all of the Dilbrad comics in one place. Luckily OddParticle went ahead and created a Dilbrad Tumblr page where he archives and updates the comic for anyone who enjoys the strip.
Tweets Of The Week
It sounds like the launch of Destiny 2 might have been a bit rocky, but there are still Giant Bomb community run clans for every possible platform of the game. Feel free to join any of them NOW.
Help our Giant Bomb Warframe clan raise money for Leukemia Awareness Month! Get the details NOW!
Clips Of The Week
What happens when you mix the lovable goofiness of Giant Bomb East with the A-Team? Why you get this AMAZING television intro video!
Mepsipax has another HILARIOUS compilation video of Giant Bomb's follies in Player Unknown's Battlegrounds. Try to thank him for creating another funny video.
The archive of the last Giant Bomb Street Fighter V community tournament has been posted! Remember you can join the fun by clicking the hyperlink above!
Best Of Blogs
GrizzlyButts comments on how gamers have allowed the industry practice of patching games to irreparably harm consumer rights.
DarkbeatDK articulates why more people should consider picking up and supporting Gotta Protectors on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Egge briefly touches upon the ins and outs of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, and welcomes you to join his discussion of the game.
InfiniteSpark thanks the Giant Bomb staff, video games, and our many community members for all the wonderful memories thus far.
danielkempster played an hour of Resident Evil: Director's Cut and you can read why he left the game on a positive note, and curious to play more.
BigSocrates blogs about why Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle provides the Switch experience he has been looking for on the console.
After a busy week, Mento has seven new entries for his PS2-centric The Top Shelf series, some thoughts on Ubisoft's Valiant Hearts: The Great War, and offers newcomer advice for Ys, Yakuza and Tales.
Join The Discussion
Without a doubt, the big release of the week was Destiny 2. Whether it be the story, combat, online features, or technical issues; feel free to share your early impressions of the game with the Giant Bomb community.
Interested in discussing story related spoilers when it comes to Destiny 2? Well, do I have the thread for you! The thread above is the place for you to discuss everything pertaining to Destiny 2's story with reckless abandon.
Do you still buy physical copies of games? Are there certain games you refuse to buy digitally? Vote and discuss where you stand in this increasingly digital industry.
What's YOUR reaction to the recently announced L.A. Noire re-release/remaster? Does the game deserve a second go despite Team Bondi's shady past?
Do you like force feedback in games? Is it a helpful tool when trying to uncover secrets, or an annoying distraction from a by-gone era?
How has the Western release of Yakuza Kiwami been treating you? Feel free to share your experiences with the game thus far with the Giant Bomb community.
6 months into the Switch's lifespan, where do you stand regarding the Pro Controller? Is it a necessity, or can you envision playing the Switch with nothing but the Joy Cons?
There's nothing wrong with "free!" Moderator fisk0 annotates his favorite open source games on his latest user-created list.
psykhophear made an interesting list annotating his favorite video game "spiritual successors." Check it out and think about which games would make your list.
Useful User Reviews
- @sam_lfcfan's review of Horizon Zero Dawn assesses why he thinks the game is an improbable 2017 GOTY contender.
- @riostarwind played and reviewed the visual novel Root Double: Before Crime * After Days. Read if he thinks it is a visual novel suited for those unfamiliar with the genre.
- @themist997's review of Graceful Explosion Machine articulates why the game is an incredibly fun arcade shooter worth your time.
Ventus (Spoiler warning I think; I don't know... Kingdom Hearts is dumb)
We now have a 400+ point wiki for the Kingdom Hearts character "Ventus." I... I want to thank Ben for precipitating this dark future.