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!
- The Giant Bomb 2016 Extra Life Team has officially raised over $250,000! Thank you to everyone who made it possible, and remember you can continue donating until the end of 2016!
- Dan ended up recording some nonsense with his father over the Thanksgiving weekend.
- Santa Hats for Giant Bomb Avatars... this is a thing that has officially started.
Clip(s) Of The Week
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 happens when you mash-up Google Earth VR's proper commercial with the VRodeo? Why you get this hilarious video!
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.
Giant Bomb Galleria
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.
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.
Are you interested in trading Pokémon in Pokémon Sun/Moon with other Giant Bomb users? We have you covered over here!
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.
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
Giant Bomb user dogbox recently became a father and shares how he has managed such a monumental responsibility while also attempting to play games.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
What does your current Pokémon Sun/Moon team look like? Share and discuss your justifications for every monster in your pocket right now.
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.
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.
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?" Join the community effort in better defining this disingenuous term.
Useful User Reviews
- @thefakepsychic's Watch Dogs 2 review comments on how he found the game to be a jovial, but problematic, experience.
- @morecowbell24 extrapolates why "exhilarating" is the best word to describe his time with Sunset Overdrive in his review for the game.
- For more than one reason That Dragon, Cancer rubbed @bassman2112 the wrong way. Discover what those reasons may be in his review.