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The Community Spotlight - 12/03/2016

All right. Big announcement. Are you ready, internet? You'll never have another Community Spotlight.

Many Thanks to Monkeyman04 for this work of art.
Many Thanks to Monkeyman04 for this work of art.

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and once again I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week. With the commencement of December we prepare for winter-time merriment and gluttony. However, it is not all doom and gloom as the chlorophyll producing centers of our deciduous wilt away, instead the winter game onslaught is starting. With the release of Final Fantasy XV this week the community is practically drooling about a number of pending releases. With that, let's move on to the proper Community Spotlight.

Clip(s) Of The Week

The Giant Beastcast Reacts To Death Stranding Game Awards 2016 Trailer (By: @mepsipax)

Mepsipax merged the Giant Beastcast's most recent discussion about the Death Stranding trailer with the trailer itself in the video clip.

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GB Logo (Illustrator Practice) (By: @monkeyman04)

Here's Monkeyman04's recent illustrator practice on the Giant Bomb logo. Share your tips on how it might be improved.

Community Activities

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

So this was a thing....
So this was a thing....

Well, That Was A Thing: On the 2016 Game Awards (By: @sam_lfcfan)

Sam_lfcfan breaks down the highest of highs and the lowest of lows the 2016 Game Awards subjected to audiences.

Rising Tombs, Falling Titans, and More! (By: @mooseymcman)

Rise of the Tomb Raider and Titanfall 2 defined a majority of MooseyMcMan's November. Read all about it over here.

Fighting Final Fantasy IX Part 50-61: Help! I Think I'm Playing The "Wrong" Final Fantasy Game in 2016! (By: @zombiepie)

While most are having fun with Final Fantasy XV, ZombiePie is stuck playing Final Fantasy IX. Read all about the Sisyphean torment he has been subjecting himself to.

I have no idea what I'm looking at, but Generic_username does.
I have no idea what I'm looking at, but Generic_username does.

Tales Of Link And The Free-To-Play Experience (By: @generic_username)

Generic_username dabbled in the dark arts of mobile FTP JRPG spin-offs with Tales of Link. Learn more about the game and its mobile trappings.

A Lovely Drive Along the Mediterranean Coast: Thoughts on Forza Horizon 2 & How Hitman Sidesteps the Clockwork Worlds Content Problem (By: @darth_navster)

Darth_Navster extrapolates upon his connection with Forza Horizon 2, and how the game taps into his love for road trips. Darth_Navster also discusses the "Clockwork Worlds Content Problem," and how Hitman avoids it.

danielkempster is rocking the most ridiculous Pokemon content you will read on Giant Bomb.
danielkempster is rocking the most ridiculous Pokemon content you will read on Giant Bomb.

Blast From The Past: Dragon's Crown On PS3 (By: @mikelemmer)

MikeLemmer decided to give Dragon's Crown on PS3 a shot, and shares why he doesn't entirely regret his decision to play it.

Pokémon Sun Nuzlocke Challenge - Chapter One (By: @danielkempster)

danielkempster is attempting the "Nuzlocke Challenge" in Pokémon Sun! See how the first day went, and which pocket monsters he is rocking.

Do Game Developers Interact With And Participate In Games Criticism Enough (And Vice Versa)? (By: @theflamingo352)

Check out egge's deep thoughts about Dishonored 2.
Check out egge's deep thoughts about Dishonored 2.

TheFlamingo352 pontificates on what the "correct" level of interaction between developers and games critics is, and where that relationship currently is.

Sickness Makes the Heart Go Yonder: Quick Thoughts on Dishonored 2 (By: @egge)

Egge briefly comments on the technical issues and interesting character moments he has had with Dishonored 2.

Sunday Summaries 27/10/2016: Hitman Episode 1 & Axiom Verge & Born to Clean. World is a Mess. Burn it all 1989. I am trash man. 410,757,864,530 Cleaned Up Viscera & Welcome to Go! Go! GOTY! 2016 (Day 1: Inside, Day 2: Headlander) (By: @mento)

Mento certainly isn't relaxing this December, as he hits men, verges axioms, cleans up viscera and takes on a last ditch effort to clear his 2016 backlog in time for GOTY. (How is the title section longer than this explanation paragraph?)

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What does "Final Fantasy" even mean anymore?

Final Fantasy XV Impressions Sharing Thread [No Spoilers] (By: @zevvion)

It's the biggest release of the week, and I would be bereft to not include this discussion thread this week. So, what are your early impressions of Final Fantasy XV for those of you that picked up the game?

Old Game Of The Year - 2016 Edition (By: @clagnaught)

What is the game released prior to 2016 that absorbed your time the most? Share and discuss your favorite game this year that may be sprouting a few gray hairs, but whose age isn't a concern for you.

Mario Maker 3DS - Still Worth It Despite No Online Level Sharing? (By: @professoress)

Who is this game for? Join our debate NOW!
Who is this game for? Join our debate NOW!

Is Mario Maker 3DS still worth it despite no online level sharing? Join our community debate related to the matter over here.

Can A Franchise Lose Something When Streamlined/Simplified? (By: @adequatelyprepared)

Can a franchise lose something when streamlined/simplified? Share your perspective in this recent community case study.

Favorite Mega Man Game 1-6? [Poll & Discussion Thread] (By: @dogbox)

Inspired by Alex's recent foray into the Mega Man franchise we now have a poll for your favorite Mega Man game from the mainline series. Feel free to vote for Mega Man 1 through 6 over here.

No Man's Sky Patch Discussion Thread (By: @beefygrandmole)

What are your impressions of the latest patch for No Man's Sky? Will base development draw you back into the game, or is it still a disappointment? Share your thoughts with our community.

Lovable Lists

Personal Game of the Year Musings 2016 (By: @amishzambie)

Amishzambie has not yet decided on which games will grace his 2016 GOTY list, but here are his articulate musings related to the games he managed to play this year.

GOTY 2015 (Adjusted) (By: @mento)

Bucking the trend for end of year lists, Mento instead produces a modified version of his 2015 GOTY list from last December that now includes all the 2015 games he's played since then. Find out what got pushed where, and perhaps consider your own updated top tens of yesteryear.

Useful User Reviews

Wonderful Wikis

Final Fantasy XV

It comes as no surprise that our wiki page for Final Fantasy XV is nothing short of amazing. Please check it out and learn all about its long, interesting history.