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The Community Spotlight - 11/26/2016

This week, we've got a wide array of topics such as Pokémon community events, Pokémon blogs, and Pokémon forum discussions.

Banner provided by Humanity.
Banner provided by Humanity.

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and as always I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week! Last week I rambled about the banality of our cold, cold winter. This week it appears that the community is stuck in the 1990s as it is in a tizzy about Pokémon and other artifacts of the past. While a grump like myself would normally chastise this overabundance of nostalgia, I realize that I am none the better considering the Final FantaSisyphean torment that I have been subjecting myself to. With that let's review the best offerings of the Giant Bomb Community!

Clip(s) Of The Week

Jeff Gerstmann And Alex Navarro: All The Small Things (By: @mepsipax)

If you've always wanted to know what it'd be like if Jeff sang blink-182 with Alex on drums, Giant Bomb user Mepsipax made the magic happen on this amazing mash-up video.

What You'll Actually Use Google Earth VR For (By: @ewansuttie)

What happens when you mash-up Google Earth VR's proper commercial with the VRodeo? Why you get this hilarious video!

DDR: Dance Dan Ryckert--Dancing All Night (By: @clagnaught)

Giant Bomb user clagnaught created a fun video compiling almost every example of the Giant Bomb staff "busting a groove" on camera mixed with the music from Persona 4: Dancing All Night.

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Alex Navarro's Birthday Celebration Art (By: @humanity)

For the unaware, last week Alex celebrated his birthday on the 20th of November. To commemorate the occasion Humanity whipped up a batch of AMAZING artwork for Giant Bomb East's workhorse.

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The Face Of A Broken Man (By: lyraxguy)

Over on Tumblr here's a picture of the face that Jeff makes on the fiftieth turn for the first eight Mario Party games that have graced the staff.

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Community Activities

Pokémon Sun/Moon Community Trading Thread (By: @milijango)

So Pokemon are back, huh?
So Pokemon are back, huh?

Are you interested in trading Pokémon in Pokémon Sun/Moon with other Giant Bomb users? We have you covered over here!

The Giant Bomb Pokémon Sun/Moon League (By: @goranp)

The Giant Bomb Pokemon League is returning for Pokémon Sun/Moon! Join the planning process, or indicate if you are interested in joining the fun over here.

SFV Bimonthly Tournaments - Next Starts December 10th At 5PM PST (By: @l1ghtn1n)

The next Giant Bomb community Street Fighter V tournament is all set for December 10th! Learn how you too can join the fun NOW!

Best of Blogs

Is this a legendary Pokemon? I have no idea....
Is this a legendary Pokemon? I have no idea....

New Parent Life Carries On (And So Do The Games) (By: @dogbox)

Giant Bomb user dogbox recently became a father and shares how he has managed such a monumental responsibility while also attempting to play games.

Weather S.O.S. Battles & How to Catch Rare Pokemon (By: @quid_pro_bono)

Quid_Pro_Bono has some advice for anyone struggling to catch rare Pokémon in Sun/Moon. Check out his advice, and feel free to share any tips of your own.

Putting the Sassin' into Assassin: Episode 1: Paris & Sunday Summaries 11/20/2016: Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight & Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze(By: @mento)

Did Mento fare any better than Brad or Dan? check out his blog to find out.
Did Mento fare any better than Brad or Dan? check out his blog to find out.

Giant Bomb moderator Mento finally got around to playing Hitman. Read all about his impressions of the game as a neophyte to the franchise based on the Paris level. You can also read all about the rip-roaring time Mento had with Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, and soul-crushing disappointment with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Gotta Catch 'Em All! - Parts Six & Seven (By: @danielkempster)

Danielkempster's quest for a "complete National Pokédex" continues, and this week he shares how trading has been a godsend for the purposes of his folly.

Daily Games (Nov 22nd): Space Rangers HD, Recettear, Daily Games (Nov 21st): Space Rangers HD, Civilization 6,& Daily Games: Nov 20th (By: @mikelemmer)

MikeLemmer is committing to a more "regular" blogging schedule. This week he provided three daily updates on his gaming sessions which included epics such as Sid Meier's Civilization VI, to humble B-tier games like Space Rangers HD: A War Apart.

Join The Discussion

Tell me about your Pikachu.
Tell me about your Pikachu.

Pokémon Sun/Moon Story And Ending Discussion Thread [SPOILERS!] (By: @pkmnfrk)

There's a story in a Pokémon game? Well, I'll be! Anyways feel free to discuss your impressions of the franchise's latest story outing which most likely involves the main character stopping some sort of environmental doomsday device... because that's what 90% of all stories everywhere are these days.

Does The GTS Make Pokémon Sun/Moon Trivial In Difficulty? (By: @matoya)

Where do you stand regarding the GTS in Pokémon Sun/Moon? Does it save the player from unneeded busywork, or is it a cheap system that deprives the game of any difficulty? Share and discuss the matter over here.

Could you kill this jackass?
Could you kill this jackass?

Are There Any Legendary Games Or Series' That You Missed And Came Back To Later That You Loved? (By: @mock)

Weird, here's a thread I cannot relate to at all, but it is at least an interesting discussion topic. Which iconic games did you fall in love with well after their releases? Share your games and why they connected with you despite their game.

Pokémon Sun/Moon Team Discussion And Sharing Thread (By: @quid_pro_bono)

What does your current Pokémon Sun/Moon team look like? Share and discuss your justifications for every monster in your pocket right now.

Could You Kill A Fygar In Real Life? [Poll And Discussion Thread] (By: @bigsocrates)

It is a simple question really: Could you kill a Fygar in real life? Feel free to disclose your real-life Dig-Dug-based, dragon killing, abilities on this thread.

Just one of the many hilarious creations from the newspaper generation thread.
Just one of the many hilarious creations from the newspaper generation thread.

What Are Your Favorite Mindpup Games? (By: @bisonhero)

What are your favorite games that mess with your mind? Share your favorite psychological thriller and horror games that really managed to mess around with your psyche.

Review A Game In A Form Of A Newspaper Headline (By: @mordukai)

A number of users are using an application to review video games in the form of newspaper headlines. The results have at least far less depressing than the actual headlines hitting consumers these days.

What Years Do You Consider The Golden Age Of Gaming? (By: @jec03)

What years do you consider the "Golden Age of Gaming?" Join the community effort in better defining this disingenuous term.

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