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The Community Spotlight - 11/10/2018

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Alex is once again the MVP of Giant Bomb's Extra Life 2018 streams.
Alex is once again the MVP of Giant Bomb's Extra Life 2018 streams.

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. We have a lot to review this week whether it be big video game release, Extra Life, or even a site re-design! So, without further ado, let's just jump into the general site housekeeping!

Extra Life 2018 Post-Mortem

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Just look at those stats for a minute. This year, the Giant Bomb Extra Life team raised over $300,000! Additionally, $172,834 is an amazing amount for the Giant Bomb staff account to raise! Let's review some housekeeping about Extra Life 2018.

Giant Bomb Galleria

Abby In Dragon Ball Z (By: @jea_rum)

Over on Twitter, jae_rum decided to throw Abby's lot into the Giant Bomb x Dragon Ball Z fan art. Personally, I think the results of their hard work are AWESOME!

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8-Bit Rorie (By: @buzz_clik)

The master of Giant Bomb t-shirt designs is back, and this week has two 8-bit renditions of everyone's favorite Giant Bomb puppy enthusiast, Mr. Rorie!

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Clips Of The Week

Every Time They "Enjoy" 'The Quiet Man' during Extra Life 2018 (By: @jeremym)

JeremyM is saying the "premise" of their latest compilation video is "flimsy" but when the results are this hilarious, who cares? Regardless, this week compiles the Giant Bomb staff's "enjoyment" of The Quiet Man into one video.

Tweets Of The Week

Community Activities

The community is still rightfully excited about Red Dead Redemption 2.
The community is still rightfully excited about Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 RockStar Social Club (Add Each Other) (By: @sweetcrys)

For those of you still enjoying Red Dead Redemption 2, learn how you can join the Giant Bomb Community Social Club for the game over here.

Red Dead Online Duder Posse (PS4) (By: @borklund)

This is a friendly reminder that we only have an online Red Dead Redemption 2 posse for the PS4 version of the game. If anyone is interested in creating a Xbox One version, that would be great!

Best Of Blogs

Always bet on VinnyVania in GB Infinite.
Always bet on VinnyVania in GB Infinite.

Nothing Stops... VinnyVania? [GB Infinite Stats] (By: @butbuttbat)

Many thanks to Giant Bomb user ButButtBat for compiling some AWESOME stats for Giant Bomb Infinite! If you want to know which videos are the most likely to be picked by chat, check it out.

Soul Calibur Creation Contest Submissions! (By: @drm2thej)

Giant Bomb user DrM2theJ is one of the users whose Soulcalibur VI creations were shown off during @giantbomb's Extra Life show. Check out the creations that didn't make the cut.

Back To The Source: Jazztronauts And Garry's Mod Creations (By: @gamer_152)

Moderator Gamer_152 uses Jazztronauts as a case study on the merits of games and applications that run within Garry's Mod. Give it a read on how Garry's Mod is helping indie developers get their feet wet.

Read more about gaming's worst trash boy.
Read more about gaming's worst trash boy.

CPT Update 11/05/18 (By: @sniffulls)

Giant Bomb user Sniffulls is back with an update on the results from the Versus Fighting Cup! Give their blog a read and see how the rankings for the Capcom Pro Tour have changed!

Fighting Final Fantasy XIII - Episode 5: This Game Killed Final Fantasy AND Square-Enix! (By: @zombiepie)

If you have been following the recent news about Final Fantasy XV, check out moderator ZombiePie's final blog about Final Fantasy XIII. In it, they explain why Final Fantasy XIII is the game that "killed" Square Enix and the beloved JRPG franchise, and NOT the usual suspects.

Saturday Summaries 2018-11-10: Versatility vs. Veterancy Edition (By: @mento)

Mento considers how the huge number of annual game releases means you can either enjoy a wide variety of genres or be an expert in one or two, but not both. There's also more Tales of Berseria talk as the playthrough winds down and a review of the overlooked weepie adventure game Rakuen.

Join The Discussion

Hopefully you found this rad-ass Giant Bomb reference in Hitman 2.
Hopefully you found this rad-ass Giant Bomb reference in Hitman 2.

Hitman 2 - Discussion & Impressions (By: @glots)

Hitman (2016) was a recurring community favorite and GOTY winner two years ago, so it goes without saying the Giant Bomb staff and community cannot wait to get their hands on Hitman 2. If you received the game early, use the link to share your early impressions. Everyone else should join the discussion when you can.

Tetris Effect Tips for Dummies (By: @xanadu)

Tetris Effect is quickly becoming a bit of a "killer app" for PSVR, but do you have any tips or tricks for people struggling with their top score or the different modes? Well, share them over here and make another user's day!

Three FFXV DLCs Are Canceled, Game Director Quits Square Enix (By: @rorie)

Some big news broke about Final Fantasy XV recently. Share how you feel about the game's canceled DLC, Tabata's resignation, and the current state of Square Enix.

How have you fared in Tetris Effect? Any impressive high scores?
How have you fared in Tetris Effect? Any impressive high scores?

Do You Like The Re-design Of The Site? (By: @do_the_manta_ray)

Do You Like The Re-design Of The Site? As mentioned earlier, the site re-design is the biggest news that impacted Giant Bomb proper this week. Feel free to use the following thread to share your positive and negative impressions of the re-design, and remember: we are all users and friends of the same site.

Survey: How Are We Using The Site As A Community? 3 Questions In The Post! (By: @onemanarmyy)

Here's another fun Giant Bomb community activity. Before the site re-design, how did you navigate the site and consume content? Check out this survey and join the discussion about your answers.

Battlefield V Has Launched A Day Early For EA Access Premier Members (By: @big_denim)

Battlefield V is playable for EA Access and Origin Premier members! If that's you, join our community discussion about the game and share if you think it has improved since its beta over here.

Do You Rush Or Feel Pressured To Finish Games Before The GotY Podcasts? (By: @big_denim)

Video games and hip-hop go hand in hand, right?
Video games and hip-hop go hand in hand, right?

With "Game of the Year" discussion right around the corner, do you rush or feel pressured to finish games before the GotY podcasts? Even if you do not cover games professionally, do you make a mad dash to play everything before the end of the year?

Hip-Hop Songs That Mention Video Games (By: @fishinwithguns)

There's a fun Giant Bomb community activity where users try to list every example of video games being referenced in hip-hop or rap songs. Join the community fun over here.

What’s Your Favorite Game Soundtrack From This Year? (By: @liquiddragon)

As everyone starts to prepare for the onslaught of 2018's GOTY debates, what’s your favorite video game soundtrack from this year? Which games had the best/worst earworms?

Useful User Reviews

Read more about Swery's latest game this week.
Read more about Swery's latest game this week.

Lovable Lists

Ranking of Zeldas (By: @captainnovolin)

Giant Bomb user CaptainNovolin ranked the Legend of Zelda games they have played from best to worst. Whether they employed "science" is up to you to decide.