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! Some heavy hitters are among us this week with the launch of Anthem and Trials Rising last week! However, that hasn't stopped games like Apex Legends or Resident Evil 2 from continuing their control over our community's zeitgeist. Not to mention, we had several "classic" games discussed and debated on the site by staff and users! Nonetheless, let's jump into this week's Spotlight with the site-related housekeeping!
- There are STILL plenty of items on clearance in the Giant Bomb merchandise store! For example, Whiskey Media era t-shirts are on sale for $5 and the 2015 Giant Bomb poster is only $4!
- Calling all Australian users! Giant Bomb user @caska is trying to set up a community meetup at Canberra! Use the link below to say if you are interested!
- We also have a Giant Bomb user in need! We have a user who was recently diagnosed with tendinitis in both wrists, and they need game recommendations while they get through their impairment.
- Pat Baer on YouTube is starting a new video series introducing the contenders coming up in the PAX East 2019 Rumble.
Tweets Of The Week
Shake It pic.twitter.com/nFMWBmM8Nm— Mich"D💘Va Main"Zurek (Hi, I like Hatsune Miku) (@MichZurek) March 2, 2019
Giant Bomb Galleria
This week, community artist Fobwashed had oodles of fun sharing a 3D model of the new Giant Bomb logo on the internet! Use the link above to check out all of their works, and thank them for their time. Remember, always support artists however you can!
Over on Twitter, jea_rum has been on a Giant Bomb fan art burner! In the span of just a week they created these three AWESOME works of art!
Calling all Anthem players! We have a PC specific Origin username sharing thread if you want to play the game's raid with another user! Use the link here and post your tag!
Are you playing Anthem on the PS4? Well, you're in luck! Here's a link to our recently created PS4 online hookup thread! Post your PSN ID to play with other Giant Bomb users!
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 will have clans! As such, we already have a recruitment thread for a Giant Bomb community group for online play! Just post your Uplay ID and platform of preference.
If collective masochism is more your taste, here's a link to our community Uplay username sharing thread for Trials Rising! Drop the thread a comment if you want to play a match online with other users.
Clips Of The Week
As if you needed more dancing staff members haunting your dreams, here's this video from JediFan421 on YouTube that synchs every GB staff member caught on tape dancing, and Austin Walker, to the theme of "Inca People." Sorry, not sorry!
Best Of Blogs
Syndrom uses their latest blog to share why the launch of Anthem "breaks their heart." Read why they so desperately want to enjoy the game, but several aspects of it rip them away from the experience.
Part three of TheFakePsychic's series on their attempt to get into Final Fantasy XIV - A Realm Reborn is up NOW! Read it to see their recent interactions with the game's community and quests!
If you are not against reading about the philosophy of Nietzsche, you should check out Giant Bomb user Fistoh's latest blog on why Nier: Automata is an effective critique of nihilism.
At this point, Giant Bomb is basically an anime site, and that's why I want to direct you to check out Sombre's exhaustive blog post about their love for Jojo's Bizarre Adventure!
Calling all Resident Evil 2 owners! Are you have a miserable time with the default HDR settings? Well, you are in luck! users Zurv and NTM created a guide detailing how to make the game output correctly!
A new episode of PixelPrinny's "Top 200 Games of All Time" blog series is up for your reading pleasure! This episode runs down their #170 through #161 all-time favorite games!
Giant Bomb user Cr0ssbow spent a lot of time into Tom Clancy's The Division to prep for the sequel and their play-through re-solidified its place in their heart as the best loot shooter in town.
Nodima uses their latest blog to look at Mass Effect: Andromeda, explore how the "problem of more" doomed the game from the outset, and why Mass Effect is actually at its best form when it has a narrow focus.
Mento's been tinkering around with a checklist for all the SNES fighters covered by GB's Ranking of Fighters, and how many more they have left to go! They also reviewed Thimbleweed Park and Steins;Gate this week.
Join The Discussion
Here's a FUN discussion thread everyone can enjoy! Which console or handheld platform do you think has the "most defined aesthetic." The community picks range from the Vectrex to the GBA or the early 2000s PC market.
With more than a few Giant Bomb users welcoming this recent season of "This is the Run," what are some games you'd like to see Vinny and Dan tackle for the series?
Have you run Trials Rising through its paces yet? Regardless, several users are complaining about the game's "AWFUL" mid-game grind. In your opinion, is this true, or an over-exaggeration?
Have any of you given The Division 2's open beta a try? Share your impressions, whether they are positive or negative, of the beta with the rest of the community! Can the game make good on its potential?
Hey Apex Legends players! What are your tips and tricks for people just now getting into the game? Share them, and advice on what new players SHOULDN'T DO in the game!
What do YOU make of Overkill's The Walking Dead being removed from sale? Were you anticipating the console release of the game, or is it forgettable for a reason? Join our discussion using the link above.
Calling all Destiny 2 fans! user Hestilllives19 compiled everything announced for its second Annual Pass offering, Joker's Wild! Give it a read and learn all about the goodies in store for season six!
What is YOUR gut-reaction to the Pokémon Sword/Shield announcement? What are your hopes for the game? Are you excited to play it? Are you on "Team Sword" or "Team Shield?"
The last major patch for Assassin's Creed Odyssey just hit, and you can join our community discussion if the changes it brought had a positive or negative impact on the game!
Have any of you played Far Cry: New Dawn now that it has been out for a week? If you have, join our community discussion about the game and if it is a worthwhile experience, when you consider its discounted price.
It's scary to think, but 2009 was ten years ago. Superharman utilized this depressing fact to "re-rank" their 2009 GOTY list! Give it a read, and think about creating your own list!
With the recently announced Pokémon Sword and Shield, Giant Bomb user DevourerOfTime updated their HIGHLY SCIENTIFIC starter Pokémon "Power Rankings."
Useful User Reviews
- @dinoracha's Resident Evil 2 review underscores how it should be treated as a case study on how to do a remake correctly, despite the industry pessimism surrounding remakes.
- @selphie1999 played the Day One Edition of Metro Exodus and used their review to articulate why they do not regret their decision for a minute.
- @riostarwind's Fatal Frame III: The Tormented review details how it showcases enough novel ideas to warrant a look from horror game fans.