Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week. With the last month of 2017 upon us, the staff and community are in the middle of GOTY business. The staff is together producing and creating Game of the Year video goodness, and the community is putting the finishing touches on their nominees. If you took the time to create a 2017 GOTY list or blog, feel free to drop a link to it here and I'll promise to promote it on both Twitter and the next Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! With that out of the way, let's jump into the site related housekeeping.
- Premium videos should be working on the PS4 again! Please let the engineering team know over here if you're having any issues.
- Jason was a guest on the 1099 podcast and if you give it a listen you can hear him discuss many topics ranging from the game press's shift to video and confronting anxiety online.
- Abby recorded a podcast with Danika Harrod of Waypoint about attending her first anime convention. Abby cosplayed as Rachael from Blade Runner in case you were wondering.
2017 GOTY User Created Content
User GOTY Lists
- 2017 Game of the Year (By: @bryson_shaw)
- My GOTY 2017 (By: @williamflattener)
- JustinOnTap's GOTY 2017 (By: @justinontap)
- 2017 - My Top Ten (By: @l33t_haxor)
- GOTY '17 (By: @concreteman)
GOTY Blogs and Threads
Should PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds be eligible for Game of the Year consideration? Will it make its way in regardless? Join our exhaustive discussion about the place of Early Access games during GotY considerations this year.
There's always a few big notable releases the community feel get shafted during GotY because not enough staff finished the game. Which game do you think runs the highest risk of that happening to this year?
Is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 the sleeper hit of 2017, or is it being passed over for Game of the Year consideration for a reason? Join the debate NOW!
Author's Note: Did I miss your list, blog, or thread? Just drop a help link to the content in question and I'll happily promote it next week! I'm promoting Game of the Year content until the second week of January, so there's no rush!
Clip(s) Of The Week
From tonight's UPF, here's every time Abby hit someone in their "genital triangle" while playing Superhot VR.
It was about high time Ranking of Fighters have a proper intro, and over on YouTube, bobbbackwards animated this Arcade style intro for Giant Bomb's in-depth ranking of every fighting game ever made.
Giant Bomb Galleria
That's a wrap for season one of Dilbrad! Remember to support OddParticle by following him on Twitter @Odd_Particle.
To those of you responsible for the following images, thank you for the nightmares, but I love you all all the same.
As a test for an upcoming project, artist buzz_clik created this pixel art rendition of Vinny.
Tweets Of The Week
Nier Automata is like, what if Kojima was good— Brad Shoemaker (@bradshoemaker) November 27, 2017
WHELP, it is that time of the year again! It's time for members of the Giant Bomb Community to adorn Santa hats to their avatar! Community members are willing to help if needed.
It's also this time of year again, where the Giant Bomb community votes for their best animes and DocHaus scowl at their choices!
Best Of Blogs
BladeOfCreation created a Giant Bomb GOTY bingo card generator! Here's a link to his thread and a taste of what you can expect!
Slag has been looking at the numbers and explains why PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds's meteoric rise in China will bring forth a "sea of change" for the entire industry.
Bvb_Finn created an exhaustive and helpful guide on how to use the Sunbreaker Titan subclass in Destiny 2! Check it out and see if you've missed anything.
It is the last month of the year, and TheMist997 is STILL excited about video games! Here are his most anticipated games set to release in December.
Join The Discussion
2018 looks to be a solid year for games! Which 2018 game are you most hyped to play? Share and discuss your games over here.
Though they have become a sticking point today, have you ever bought a loot box using real-world money? Maybe it was Team Fortress 2, Hearthstone, Dota 2, or something else, but feel free to share nonetheless.
Bloogsy's father is interested in getting back into video games after a long hiatus, but he's also fifty-years-old. What games would be an appropriate jumping point for him? Share and discuss your picks over here.
Partially inspired by Mass Effect: Andromeda, Giant Bomb user Relenus questions if there is any game which has effectively tackled inter-planetary colonization and terraforming. Thoughts?
With its serves down, do you have any fond memories playing Demon's Souls? Feel free your favorite cathartic moments in the sadistic game that started it all.
IT'S TIME FOR A DEBATE! Gatling-Gun, Chain-Gun or Mini-Gun? Which is the "correct" term for the iconic gaming weapon in question?
Have any of you played Million Onion Hotel? If so, feel free to join our community discussion for Yoshiro Kimura's latest offering.
Where do you stand regarding multiplayer only games? Are there plenty of good video game examples, or are they a weak value proposition for consumers?
Surprise! Video games are still great! Giant Bomb moderator RioStarwind uses this list of the games he played in November to talk about how plenty of fun to be had