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The Community Spotlight - 10/06/2018

You're gonna need a crowbar to get into this week's Community Spotlight.

To everyone freaking out about Giant Bomb becoming
To everyone freaking out about Giant Bomb becoming "too professional," just chill for a minute.

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 week. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the autumn weather is finally starting to kick into gear, and for some more than others. Regardless, some gaming heavy-hitters launched recently and that seems to have excited the Giant Bomb community. Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Mega Man 11 were the big talking points this week, and with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 right around the corner. With that in mind, let's address the two pieces of housekeeping I have for this week:

  • If you do not recall, Rorie is out on vacation. While they are out you can still send support emails and they should be processed by @marino as best he can.
  • For those of you who did not receive the Giant Bomb newsletter invite email from last week, a new attempt to contact you was made. If you did not receive an email that looked something like this, feel free to drop a comment.

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.

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

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

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 $5,885, but new members would be greatly appreciated!

Giant Bomb Community Extra Life Archive 2018 (By: @riostarwind)

Riostarwind put together the yearly GB community #ExtraLife chart. Fairly small right now but by the end of the month you won't be able to keep up with all the live streams.

Giant Bomb Galleria

Spookin' with Scoops Poster Series. Featuring Brad Skullmaker & Frankenavarro (By: thecalgee)

It's a bit nostalgic, but I'll still count it. Over on Twitter, thecalgee is drawing spooky posters of their favorite things to watch during October. Inevitably Spookin' with Scoops came up and they created these awesome poster designs.

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Clips Of The Week

Every Time They Get Scared in Six Crazy Frights (Year One) (By: @jeremym)

Woth the return of Six Crazy Frights, JeremyM used his many talents to review last years' edition of the feature and compile every time the Giant Bomb East got scared.

Bounties (Streamed 2018-09-30) - Warframe with the Giant Bomb Community (By: @rapid)

The Giaint Bomb Waarfram clan has been having fun recently and here's an archive of their latest high jinks. Use the link above to learn how you can join the group in their latest adventures.

Giant Bomb - Oops All Versus Music! (By: Dr. Mel)

Over on YouTube, someone compiled every time the Ranking of Fighters staff bobbed and weaved their heads to the music of Battle Monsters.

Tweets Of The Week

Best Of Blogs

You have been LIED TO! Read ZombiePie's blog to find out why.
You have been LIED TO! Read ZombiePie's blog to find out why.

Fighting Final Fantasy XIII: Episode Four - I'm The Only Person Brave Enough To Tell You The Truth: Gran Pulse SUCKS! (By: @zombiepie)

Moderator ZombiePie returns to Final Fantasy XIII this week and sets the record straight about Gran Pulse. You've been fed LIES all these years, Gran Pulse is BAD and was never good.

Community Game Tapes - Super Mario All Stars ft. Craig Charles (1993) (By: @splodge)

Giant Bomb user Splodge is hosting their very own "Game Tapes" after they re-discovered their VHS recording of a "Super Mario All Stars ft. Craig Charles" show. The results are horrifying to say the least.

Spider-Man, Yet More Destiny 2, And More! (By: @mooseymcman)

MooseyMcMan is back with another amazing and exhaustive blog post! This blog is all about their impressions of Marvel's Spider-Man and recent improvements to Destiny 2.

More Spider-Man talk isn't a bad thing.
More Spider-Man talk isn't a bad thing.

CPT Update 10/02/18 (By: @sniffulls)

Sniffulls has the results from recent fighting game tournaments set in Asia and Latin America. Check it out and see the updated rankings for the Capcom Pro Tour.

2018 in ~*ANIME*~ (By: @redhotchilimist)

Redhotchilimist took the time to write a massive blog detailing and reviewing every anime they watched in 2018! Give it a read and get some solid anime recommendations.

Why I Love Rockstar Open-World Games! (By: @mehrdadkazem87)

Giant Bomb user mehrdadkazem87 cannot wait to play Red Dead Redemption 2 and one of the reasons is they LOVE Rockstar's style of open-worlds.

Saturday Summaries 2018-10-06: Soundvenirs Edition (By: @mento)

Mento talks about his practice of taking musical souvenirs from the games they play, as well as discussing Shadowrun: Hong Kong, Sproggiwood, Robotrek and Secret of Evermore.

Join The Discussion

Which character did you go with?
Which character did you go with?

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Debate & Poll: Alexios or Kassandra? (By: @sessh)

To everyone playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, did you go with Alexios or Kassandra for your first playthrough? The Giant Bomb community appears to be overwhelming in favor of Kassandra, but still feel free to vote for your favorite.

Super Mario Party Discussion Thread (By: @yesiamaduck)

The reviews are in, and it appears Super Mario Party is a quality made game like all previous entries in the Mario Party franchise! Join our discussion about this rip-roaring fun time.

Favorite Get Around Car And Season In Forza Horizon 4? (By: @zombie2011)

Based on our community thread, everyone has a different pick for the car they are using to get around in Forza Horizon 4. What's your pick, and do you have a different car depending on the season?

LONG LIVE MARIO PARTY!
LONG LIVE MARIO PARTY!

Is Nier (PS3/360) Worth Playing? (By: @liquiddragon)

Calling all Nier fans! We have an interesting community debate discussing if the 360/PS3 Nier is worth playing today, especially for people who played NieR:Automata and not the original.

Information and Leveling Guide: Updated for Forsaken (10/5) (By: @hestilllives19)

Calling all Destiny 2 fans! Our community made Information and Leveling Guide for Destiny 2 has been updated to include everything you need to know about The Forsaken DLC.

Video Game Composer Ben Daglish Has Passed Away (By: @hassun)

It is a sad week for anyone who owned a C64. Join the rest of the Giant Bomb community in mourning the passing of Ben Daglish, a legend among video game music composers.

Best regards to Ben Daglish's family and friends. His presence in the industry will be greatly missed.
Best regards to Ben Daglish's family and friends. His presence in the industry will be greatly missed.

Forza Horizon 4 Voice Acting Discussion Thread (By: @gtb08)

Some Giant Bomb users are calling Forza Horizon 4's voice acting the worst of the eight generation. Are they right, or are they overreacting? Share your hottest of hot takes over here.

It's Happening Once Again, Rocksteady Is Rumored To Be Making A Justice League Game (By: @finaldasa)

What do you make of the recent bout of rumors of Rocksteady developing a Justice League video game? Should it happen? How would it work and play? Is there a specific genre you'd like to see the game gravitate toward?

Lovable Lists

Gacha Games... why did it have to be Gacha Games?
Gacha Games... why did it have to be Gacha Games?

Gacha Games I Played (By: @dochaus)

DocHaus has played their fair share of Gacha games, and they used their latest list to rank the ones they played from best to worst.

Scattered Thoughts September 2018 (By: @riostarwind)

Bionic arm swinging is just as fun as web swinging. Only the hottest of takes are served on RioStarwind's latest list summarizing their played games the previous month.

Useful User Reviews

  • @extintor uses their State of Mind review to articulate why the game is a master-class in video game storytelling with a few gameplay quibbles.
  • @excellr8's Forza Horizon 4 reviews shares how Fora's entry into the UK isn't without its share of setback, while still providing a fun experience.