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The Community Spotlight - 09/29/2018

Get yourself a fresh, untainted cup of ice and get ready for this week's Community Spotlight!

I wish this were a real arcade game. Many thanks to Bloomtodecay for making this!
I wish this were a real arcade game. Many thanks to Bloomtodecay for making this!

Hello everyone and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week. We have plenty of hilarious and wonderful works of art this week, as well as well-composed works of writing. Additionally, for those of you who didn't check out the previous Spotlight, there are TWO Giant Bomb-themed charity opportunities. The first is detailed in the housekeeping, and the other has its own section. Last week, someone reached out to me on how to support one of those efforts if they didn't have the financial resources to donate. If that's you, please spread the word through whatever social media channels you have at your disposal. It really does help. So, without further ado, let's talk about the site related housekeeping.

  • Drew's Bike MS page has raised $7,956.01 for multiple sclerosis research! If you have yet to donate, here's a link to his page, and many thanks to those who have already donated!
  • Emails asking users if they are interested in receiving the Giant Bomb newsletter should have been sent out this week. It should have looked something like this:
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Extra-Life 2018 - Can't Stop Won't Stop Doing It for the Kids

Don't forget, Giant Bomb's 2018 Extra-Life team is actively recruiting members RIGHT NOW! The team is already eight pages deep and has raised $3,532, but feel free to join NOW or spread the word.

Join or support Team Giant Bomb NOW!
Join or support Team Giant Bomb NOW!

Giant Bomb Extra Life Announcement Thread (By: @matt)

Get every possible detail you could possibly need on Matt's Extra-Life thread. Check out the FAQ if you do not understand how to join the team, or how you can help. Feel free to use the thread to link to your donation page!

Giant Bomb Extra Life Team Page

If you know you can join the effort, feel free to add yourself to the team RIGHT NOW! The team has already raised over $4,140, but new members would be greatly appreciated!

Giant Bomb Galleria

Banner - Giant Bomb Retro Poster Design (By: @bloomtodecay)

bloomtodecay made a 3D modeled Ranking of Fighters themed arcade cabinet plus some retro-styled advertising posters worth checking out! And that start screen in the banner above is absolutely stunning stuff.

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Jan N' Juice Title Card (By: @decoyoctopusx )

DecoyOctopusX had some time to kill and decided to make a poster for Jan's fabled "Jan N' Juice" morning show/video series. Whether the feature is real or not is irrelevant, this poster is baller.

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My CBS - Giant Bomb Logo Mash-Up (By: @foolinjection)

Now that's what I call brand synergy! Giant Bomb user FoolInjection combined the Giant Bomb and CBS logos, and this was the result! Use the link to thank them for their work.

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Community Activities

It's time for some vehicular fun!
It's time for some vehicular fun!

Forza Horizon 4 Giant Bomb Club (By: @shivoa)

For those of you playing Forza Horizon 4, there's a Giant Bomb community club called "[BOMB] Giant Bomb," and it's the one accepting up to 2000 members with the shield (club) icon, not the H icon!

Tweets Of The Week

Best Of Blogs

Despite what the internet is telling me, I will NOT include Bowsette artwork on the Spotlight.
Despite what the internet is telling me, I will NOT include Bowsette artwork on the Spotlight.

The Explosive Success Of Bowsette (By: @darkbeatdk)

Giant Bomb user DarkbeatDK welcomes you to read their blog about the meteoric rise of "Bowsette" and video game companies needing to lean into memes. I promise the blog is not entirely nightmare fuel.

September Vita Lineup And Upcoming Titles (By: @blacklagoon)

It's a bit late, but BlackLagoon is back with a convenient annotated list of the September releases fro the PS Vita! Check it out and see why Death Mark is a good get for anyone who owns the maligned platform.

Destiny Dungeon: Solidifying Forsaken As Destiny's Best PvE DLC (Spoilers) (By: @hestilllives19)

Hestillives19 is calling Destiny 2: Forsaken’s Dreaming City the game's "best" PvE DLC yet, but where do you stand? Does it add new life to the game, or is it still held back by Destiny 2's usual shortcomings.

NamCompendium 12: Pole Position (By: @jeffrud)

jeffrud continues their NamCompendium blog series on the revolutionary racing game Pole Position. Give it a read and learn all about the many ports of the arcade game classic.

How could some hate the Switch's online NES games? Read BigSocrates' blog to find out.
How could some hate the Switch's online NES games? Read BigSocrates' blog to find out.

CPT Update 09/24/18 (By: @sniffulls)

Sniffulls compiled the results of Never Give Up 2018 and EGX 2018 on their updated ranking for the Capcom Pro Tour! Check it out and remain up to date on the FGC.

I Love Nintendo Switch Online NES Games And I'M Mad About It (By: @bigsocrates)

BigSocrates loves the Nintendo Switch's online NES games, but cannot help but view them as a missed opportunity. Read why they feel so strongly about the recently introduced feature on their latest blog.

Fighting Chance: A Statistical Analysis Of The Halo 5 Multiplayer (By: @gamer_152)

Giant Bomb moderator Gamer_152 played and analysed over 100 Halo 5 matches and uses their latest blog to talk about how fair the game is and how to break down the game's stats.

Saturday Summaries 2018-09-29: Jumbo Q4 Projection Edition (By: @mento)

A lean week for Mento, as they spent most of it playing Hollow Knight instead of blogging. To make up for it, here's a huge rundown of the games they're looking forward to in the final three months of 2018.

Join The Discussion

I guess a big
I guess a big "thank you" is in order for Fortnite for forcing Sony to allow crossplay.

Sony Is Finally Opening The Gate For Crossplay On Their Platforms (By: @acidbrandon18)

This is the news that rocked the week. What do YOU make of the recent developments regarding console crossplay support? What are some games you'd love to see have crossplay?

I Want To Find A Game My Dad Will Like (By: @slaps2)

Calling all Giant Bomb users! User Slaps2 is trying to introduce their 60-year-old father to video games! Where do they start and see if you can help them out on their blog.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker Discussion Thread (By: @frytup)

Calling all CRPG fans, both young and old! How has Pathfinder: Kingmaker been treating you? Is the isometric single-player RPG worth a try from those that didn't back the Kickstarter?

Does Life is Strange 2 start with a bang, or a whimper?
Does Life is Strange 2 start with a bang, or a whimper?

Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 Discussion Thread [Spoilers] (By: @clagnaught)

If any of you have played Life is Strange 2: Episode 1, you can join our official episode discussion thread using the link below! Just be warned, spoilers are fair game in this thread.

What Do You Want on Xbox One Backwards Compatibility? (By: @daniel_newton)

Can you think of any games still missing from the Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature? Share and defend some game you'd love to see get supported on the program.

Which Series From Last Gen Would You Like To See Get Another Entry? (By: @liquiddragon)

Which series from the last generation of consoles would you like to see get another entry? Saints Row, Skate, and Dead Space are just some of the community suggestions in our thread thus far, but what say you?

I have no interest in the game, but every Death Stranding trailer is a delight to watch.
I have no interest in the game, but every Death Stranding trailer is a delight to watch.

Will You Play Red Dead Redemption 2 In First Person Or Third Person? [Poll Included] (By: @ntm)

Here's an interesting community poll for you to think about: Will you play Red Dead Redemption 2 in the first or third person? Maybe a mix of both? Vote and discuss your preference.

Death Stranding - TGS 2018 Trailer Discussion Thread (By: @glots)

The Giant Bomb community is practically BUZZING about the TGS 2018 trailer for Death Stranding! You can join our discussion about it and the man in the golden mask.

Lovable Lists

jeffrud is back with more Namco content for you to enjoy.
jeffrud is back with more Namco content for you to enjoy.

NamCompendium: The People of Namco, Part One (By: @jeffrud)

Giant Bomb user jeffrud continues their trek into the wonderful world of Namco! This time they created a list of the figureheads that defined the company's arcade classics.

Useful User Reviews

  • @guip1408's Marvel's Spider-Man review articulates why they think the game represents the best Spider-Man has been in a video game.
  • @darthorange gave the Nintendo Switch version of Into the Breach a try and you can read how it's a seamless port of the PC strategy roguelike.
  • @riostarwind's Mega Man X3 review details why it's an exhibition of well-made levels and a few interesting new gameplay options.

Wonderful Wikis

Pokémon

To celebrate the western release of Pokémon Red/Blue, don't forget to check out our Pokémon franchise wiki page! It's one of the best-done pages on the site.

It's hard to image Pokemon turning twenty, but that's what happened this week.
It's hard to image Pokemon turning twenty, but that's what happened this week.
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