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The Community Spotlight - 11/17/2018

Share your unconventional desires in this week's Community Spotlight.

This is just one of TWO awesome Giant Bomb references in Hitman 2.
This is just one of TWO awesome Giant Bomb references in Hitman 2.

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. With the holiday season right around the corner, things are really picking up on the site. Likewise, the cooling of the weather in the Northern Hemisphere can only mean one thing: Game of the Year is drawing nigh! Regardless, some big games came out last week that the Giant Bomb community cannot stop talking about. Of course, Hitman 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2 are still major games people are buzzing about. However, people are also sharing their two cents' worth about Battlefield V, Fallout 76, and Spyro Reignited Trilogy! If any of these games tickle your fancy, join one of our discussion threads or create a blog sharing your impressions about it! So, without further ado, let's jump into the housekeeping!

  • The engineers want you to know they are working around the clock to fix bugs and take your input to heart! Continue sharing your feedback in the official feedback thread.
  • There's an early Black Friday Giant Bomb Premium Membership sale RIGHT NOW! The sale goes on from now until November 27th and memberships bought during this sale can extend a pre-existing one.
  • If your membership auto-renewed around the time of this sale, please contact Rorie at support@giantbomb.com
  • Be on the lookout for an upcoming Giant Bomb merchandise sale. More details incoming.

Tweets Of The Week

Community Activities

Feel free to form a party of Giant Bomb users in Fallout 76!
Feel free to form a party of Giant Bomb users in Fallout 76!

Fallout 76 Online Hookup Thread (By: @iamtheforce14)

If you are interested in playing Fallout 76 with other Giant Bomb users, look no further than this thread! Drop a comment here and remember to indicate which version of the game you are playing.

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.

Best Of Blogs

Quite a few users talked about the state of multiplayer games this week.
Quite a few users talked about the state of multiplayer games this week.

Today Is The 17th Birthday Of The Original Xbox! What Are Your Favorite Games From This System? (By: @desuroku)

Giant Bomb user Desuroku reminds us that today marks the 17th anniversary of the original Xbox! Read what games they most enjoyed on the console on their latest blog.

Extra Life for Slackers! Coming to you on December 1, 2018! (By: @asmo917)

Are you sad to see the end of the Extra Life 2018 streams on Giant Bomb? Don't worry, user Asmo917 is hosting their own stream on December 1st! Read all about it using the link!

State Of The Game; Multiplayer (By: @sweep)

Moderator Sweep uses the current state of Call of Duty as a case study on their waning interest in Black Ops 4's multiplayer focus. Would a single-player mode really improve his and others' impressions of the game? Read to find out!

Weird to think Halo, and the original Xbox are officially teenagers.
Weird to think Halo, and the original Xbox are officially teenagers.

The Quiet Man Is Essentially Doing The Story Presentation Of Hotline Miami 1, But Doing It Poorly *spoilers*(By: @bisonhero)

BisonHero uses their latest blog to compare the story presentation of The Quiet Man to Hotline Miami 1, and why The Quiet Man's presentation fails even at a conceptual level.

CPT Update 11/12/18 (By: @sniffulls)

Sniffulls gives you a rundown of North America East Two and the updated rankings for the Capcom Pro Tour! Give it a read as the Capcom Cup’s pool of players starts to crystallize!

Superpowered: An Analysis of Agents of Mayhem (By: @gamer_152)

Agents of Mayhem sort of came and went, but moderator Gamer_152 uses it to provide a thorough examination of the appeal of production, scripts, and ARPGs. Even if you the game in question doesn't interest you, give this blog a read.

Giant Bomb Turbo (Browser Extension) (By: @johnsolo)

Calling all users! Giant Bomb user johnsolo made a Chrome extension that adds some customization features to the Giant Bomb site redesign!

Saturday Summaries 2018-11-17: Simpsons GIF-OTY Edition (By: @mento)

The world can never have enough Simpsons gifs, at least according to Mento. They also wrote even more about Tales of Berseria despite promising not to, and took a gander at Poi, Mystic Quest, Marvelous, and the new season of the Castlevania show.

Join The Discussion

A LOT of people seem to be down on Fallout 76, but feel free to share your impressions regardless.
A LOT of people seem to be down on Fallout 76, but feel free to share your impressions regardless.

Fallout 76 - Early Impressions (By: @ares42)

People seem to be buzzing about Fallout 76, and you can join our community in discussing the game using the link above. Share if you think the game has room to expand/improve or is permanently doomed.

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

As you might expect, here's our official community discussion thread for Hitman 2! Share your impressions of the game's changes from the previous entry and feel free to discuss any notable missions that stuck out to you.

Hitman 2 - Tips n' Tricks (Mild Spoilers) (By: @dudeglove)

Speaking of Hitman 2, what are your tips and tricks for the game? One suggestion in our sharing thread is to swap the fiber wire with a lock pick, but what do you think? How did you handle the sniper mission?

Agent 47 is back! Join the rest of the community in talking about the game and its many missions!
Agent 47 is back! Join the rest of the community in talking about the game and its many missions!

So, The Trailer For POKÉMON Detective Pikachu Is Out... (By: @gaff)

I'm going to be honest with all of you right now, if you are not even the slightest bit excited for the Detective Pikachu movie, you must not have a heart. It's not going to be a "perfect" movie, but it's undeniably creative and the artstyle is cool.

Dead Cells Patch Discussion Thread (By: @atastyslurpee)

Quite a few Giant Bomb users appear to be bummed out by the recent Dead Cells update. Learn what they are and discuss if they are a positive or negative change to the game!

PC Version Of Sunset Overdrive Out Now! No Multiplayer (By: @alistercat)

Have any of you checked out the PC port of Sunset Overdrive? Is the lack of multiplayer a deal breaker? Join our discussion about this version of Insomniac Games' energy drink-fueled mutant apocalypse game.

Is Sunset Overdrive a worthwhile experience for PC gamers without the multiplayer? Join our discussion!
Is Sunset Overdrive a worthwhile experience for PC gamers without the multiplayer? Join our discussion!

Best Pokemon Spin-Off Game or Series? (By: @liquiddragon)

A major debate has erupted on what is the "BEST" Pokémon spin-off game. Share your two cents' worth using the community poll in the thread, but the number of you who think Pokémon Stadium is better than Pokémon Snap is simply bizarre.

Following Off The Podcast: What Were Your Seminal Texts in the Game Guide Genre? (By: @nodima)

With many still lamenting the closure of Prima Games, feel free to share your favorite or most notable game guide memories with the rest of the Giant Bomb community!

Spyro Reignited Trilogy General Discussion (By: @frostyryan)

Have any of you tried out the recently released Spyro Reignited Trilogy? Have any of you enjoyed playing a non-Skylanders Spyro game? Join our discussion about the remaster NOW!

E3 2019 is shaping up to be
E3 2019 is shaping up to be "interesting" to say the least.

Sony Not Attending E3 Next Year (By: @bradbrains)

What are your thoughts about Sony's recent announcement that they will not have a press conference at E3 2019? Share them, and feel free to join our speculation as to why they may have dropped out.

Red Dead Redemption 2: Thoughts On The Endgame And Does Chapter 6 Hurt The Open World? (SPOILER WARNING!) (By: @deathstriker)

The Giant Bomb community discussions about Red Dead Redemption 2 continue with this hotly contested thread debating if chapter 6 hurts the game's open world. (SPOILER WARNING!)

How much do you actually love your horse in Red Dead Redemption 2?
How much do you actually love your horse in Red Dead Redemption 2?

Horse Punching in Red Dead Redemption 2 (By: @sweep)

Calling all Red Dead Redemption 2 players! Let's talk about a very pressing issue in the game: Horse Punching. Have you done it on purpose or accidentally? Here's a link to our community poll.

Underworld Ascendant Is Out Today, Does Not Seem Good (By: @arbitrarywater)

The crowd-funded sequel to Ultima Underworld made by the original team seems to have disappointed fans. Are you one of those backers smarting over their decision to support Underworld Ascendant?

Useful User Reviews

You don't have to be insane to enjoy this game, but it helps.
You don't have to be insane to enjoy this game, but it helps.

Wonderful Wikis

This game was cool then, and it's cool now.
This game was cool then, and it's cool now.

Killer7

The PC re-release of Killer7 provides a friendly reminder of how AMAZING our wiki page is for the game. Seriously, check out the detail to Goichi Suda's forgotten classic.