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The Community Spotlight - 11/24/2018

Now that American Thanksgiving is over, Vinny has one question for you. Did you...did you eat the butt?

Don't forget to pick up a discounted membership or piece of merchandise this week!
Don't forget to pick up a discounted membership or piece of merchandise this week!

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 vast majority of the United States celebrating Thanksgiving, it was a relatively quiet week in terms of content. Hopefully this was a respite to anyone dealing with the insanity of the holidays. That said, the Giant Bomb community was as busy as usual. In fact, let's jump into the site related housekeeping RIGHT NOW!

Tweets Of The Week

Clips Of The Week

Do You Guys Ever Eat The Butt? (By: Szlifier)

If you celebrated Thanksgiving last week, here's a clip of what I consider the funniest Thanksgiving turkey discussion in Giant Bomb history! If you need a hint, it involves Austin and Vinny during VinnyVania.

Community Activities

Are you ready for the onslaught of GOTY? I sure as hell am not!
Are you ready for the onslaught of GOTY? I sure as hell am not!

Giant Bomb GotY 2018 Fantasy League (By: @fobwashed)

This is a fun one! Community member, Fobwashed, is hosting a community draft based on Giant Bomb's Game Of The Year awards! Use the link and remember to read the rules to avoid getting disqualified.

Giant Bomb GotY 2018 Fantasy League Discussion (By: @fobwashed)

If you are participating in Fobwashed's Giant Bomb GotY 2018 "Fantasy League" don't forget to share and discuss why you placed the games where you put them!

Giant Bomb Galleria

Giant Bomb x Dragon Ball Z (By: @frankace_art)

Over on Twitter, frankace_art drew the All Systems Goku podcast members as cast members in Dragon Ball Z. It's certainly cool to see Jeff and Dan hanging out with a medley of anime characters.

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16-bit Jason (By: @jearum)

Here's another awesome work of art from Twitter! This 16-bit rendition of Jason comes from jea_rum who created the artwork a while back envisioning Abby as a Dragon Ball Z character.

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Warren In Soulcalibur VI (By: @katpottz)

If you need some Giant Bomb-themed wholesomeness during your busy week, look no further than katpottz's attempt to make Warren in Soulcalibur VI!

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Mr. Blobby In Soulcalibur VI (By: @cikame)

If you wanted to add extra nightmare-fuel to your day, look no further than cikame's attempt to make British "National Treasure," Mr. Blobby, in Soulcalibur VI. Seriously check out their other Soulcalibur creations because they are AWESOME! Also, I'm not sorry for ruining your day.

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Best Of Blogs

A manga review on Giant Bomb? What is the world coming to?!
A manga review on Giant Bomb? What is the world coming to?!

Final Fantasy Lore: There's A Final Fantasy Manga, And It's The WILDEST Thing You've Never Read! (By: @zombiepie)

Did you want to read about the Final Fantasy manga? WAIT, don't go!What if I told you it was an Isekai manga where the protagonist is an employee at Square Enix who hates their job? Get the details on moderator ZombiePie's latest blog.

Outlaws, Self-Reflection, and Illness. [SPOILERS] (By: @mooseymcman)

If you do not mind spoilers, check out MooseyMcMan's exhaustive blog about Red Dead Redemption 2, and why they personally were able to relate to Arthur's plight in the game.

For a more meditative blog, check out Gamer_152's write-up about What Remains of Edith Finch.
For a more meditative blog, check out Gamer_152's write-up about What Remains of Edith Finch.

Thought(s) On Capturing In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! (By: @urban_ryoga)

The Hell with the haters, urban_ryoga uses their short blog this week to talk about why getting rid of the random encounters is the best thing Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! could have done.

After Rants And Raves About The Story: I'm Just Not Seeing It (By: @the_nubster)

The_Nubster finally got around to playing God of War and blogs about why they aren't "feeling it." Read why they think Atreus is a major thorn in that game's side and their enjoyment.

Epitaph: What Remains of Edith Finch and Death (By: @gamer_152)

Moderator Gamer_152's essay this week was a real labor of love. I wrote about spoilers, death, and What Remains of Edith Finch. Please, give it a read and share your thoughts about their take.

Saturday Summaries 2018-11-24: Game of the Yesteryear Edition (By: @mento)

With Game of the Year breathing down our necks, Mento decided to play around with the theme of GotY for their latest Saturday Summary blog, along with impressions of Jazztronauts, Subsurface Circular and Ni no Kuni II. Give it a read, and be astounded by their hard work this week.

Join The Discussion

All systems off? NO WAY!
All systems off? NO WAY!

All Systems Goku - What's Next? (By: @spicymystery)

With the conclusion of Dragon Ball Z Kai drawing nigh, what do you envision for the All Systems Goku podcast? Do you have your fingers crossed for OG Dragon Ball or something completely different?

What's Your Black Friday Haul? (By: @nicksmi56)

Are any of you partaking in Black Friday shopping? Whether you are toiling away in a big box store or shopping digitally, feel free to share your haul or attractive deals in our community Black Friday discussion thread!

Elusive Targets - Hitman 2 Discussion Thread (By: @glots)

Calling all Hitman 2 players! How are you handling the Elusive Targets? Join our ever-evolving community discussion about the much-ballyhooed feature using the link above.

What Would You Like Rockstar To Improve On In RDR2 In Future Updates? (By: @ntm)

So, if you are a Red Dead Redemption 2 fan, where do you want the game to go next? What do you hope Rockstar fix, add, or improve in future updates or DLC? Join our conversation using the link above!

People are up in arms about a Pokemon game?
People are up in arms about a Pokemon game?

Have You Been Enjoying Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee? (By: @tunnelman)

Have any of you played Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee!? Feel free to share your positive and negative opinions about the changes the game made to the Pokémon Go formula in our official discussion thread!

FF XIV: Shadowbringers Announcement Discussion Thread (By: @nietzschecookie)

Our Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn community welcomes you to join their discussion of the recently announced Shadowbringers expansion! Here's a link to the thread if you are interested.

Useful User Reviews

Users continue to share their disappointment with Fallout 76 this week.
Users continue to share their disappointment with Fallout 76 this week.
  • Giant Bomb user @willin wanted to like Fallout 76 and spent hours playing the game. Read their review to find out why they didn't enjoy Fallout 76's take on West Virginia.
  • @moonlightmoth uses their review of Vikings: Wolves of Midgard to talk about how the game consistently fails to elevate its exciting premise to the heights it deserves.
  • In their review of Boiling Point: Road to Hell, Giant Bomb user @bhlaab discusses why cannot help but have nostalgia for a game they know isn't everyone's cup of tea.
  • Many years have passed since @riostarwind first played through GoldenEye 007. What has managed to hold up after all these years? Find out by checking out their latest review.
  • @yyninja is a long-time fan of the Persona franchise and shares why they were massively disappointed with Persona 5. Read why they think the story, cast, and gameplay left a lot to be desired.
  • @triznoy gave Mega Man 11 a shot and shares their largely positive impressions of the game in their review! Read it to find out why they are surprised but happy a numbered Mega Man was made in 2018.

Wonderful Wikis

Weird to think this game is a teenager, but that's exactly what it is!
Weird to think this game is a teenager, but that's exactly what it is!

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is officially FOURTEEN YEARS OLD this week! Read all about how the monumentally important game has evolved over time using our wiki page!

[Editor's Note] EverQuest II is also 14 now, but no one wants to listen to me ramble about that I guess... fine. -Marino

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That Dragon Ball art is a Masterpiece!

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I roasted four Cornish hens this Thanksgiving. Did I eat the butt? Buddy, after this year they will be calling me the Yajirobe of Thanksgiving.

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Amazing work from everyone as always, though I have to take issue with the title. The correct term is "eat the booty like groceries".

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Thank you for the tweet feature! The Quiet Man is still the worst but I had plenty of fun making that art.

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Ehehey featured again! :D Thanks you guys! Cheers! More fanart to come.

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The credits for this edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight are as follows:

Community Activities: @fobwashed (Many thanks for organizing the Fantasy League)

Art:@cikame & @katpottz (For AWESOME Soulcalibur VI creations; keep me updated if possible); @jearum (16-bit Jason)

Blogs:@mooseymcman (Red Dead Redemption 2); @urban_ryoga (Changes to Pokemon Let's Go); @the_nubster (God of War); @gamer_152 (What Remains of Edith Finch); @mento (Mento being Mento)

Discussion Threads:@spicymystery (All Systems Goku's Future); @nicksmi56 (Black Friday Hauls); @glots (Another call for the Elusive Target thread); @ntm (Red Dead Redemption future updates); @tunnelman (Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee!); @nietzschecookie (New Final Fantasy XIV expansion)

User Reviews:@willin (Fallout 76); @moonlightmoth (Vikings: Wolves of Midgard); @bhlaab (Boiling Point: Road to Hell); @riostarwind (Goldeneye 007); @yyninja (Persona 5); @triznoy (Mega Man 11)

Not sure if the author of the Dragon Ball Z artwork has an account on the site, but if they do, feel free to contact me! Nonetheless, keep up the good work everyone! Remember to remain in touch if you ever make something cool or notice someone else's work that makes you go "wow."