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! Normally I would rant about new and upcoming releases but this week's Spotlight is so jam-packed with content, especially user-art, we'll just jump into the site-related housekeeping!
- Mr. Rorie is hosting a new UPF Premium User giveaway! Use the link and drop a comment to be entered to win some incredible swag this week!
- The engineers have shifted the method of video publishing on the site. The good news is this new method allows VODs to go up immediately after a stream ends. Download links will appear after encoding is complete a bit later.
- Additionally, the engineers changed the homepage ever so slightly. This update should hopefully make the homepage better for more browser sizes.
- If you enjoyed the Devil Engine Quick Look earlier this week, you might want to know there's a fun Giant Bomb reference in the game.
Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run IX Announcement Thread
Hey everyone, it's time for Giant Bomb's spring-time community charity fundraiser, the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! Use the link above and read what the early plans are for the event. Also, there's still time for you to join the fun!
Tweets Of The Week
@DanRyckert @alex_navarro @VinnyCaravella @GBDudersFeed That was a nice Ex Machina moment. Oscar Isaac wasn't wearing a suit in the movie, but Dan was close enough with the beard and the moves pic.twitter.com/zT4SWmtKob— João Marques (@JohnyMyko) March 2, 2019
Giant Bomb Galleria
Author's Note: REMEMBER, support artists however you can!
Following the dramatic conclusion of the All Systems Goku podcast, there was a HUGE influx of community artworks in honor of the podcast series. Here's one from artbenbeau on Twitter that I thought was especially impressive.
Speaking of All Systems Goku artwork, Leukocyte86 merged the podcast with their favorite segment on the Giant Beastcast! I think we can all agree they hit it out of the park with this one!
Friend of the site Fobwashed took last week's Knife vs. Bat artwork and amped it up a notch. It's the small touches that really bring it together!
"Business Dave" is quickly becoming a community favorite and over on Twitter, maotsethong decided it was time for some fan art for the scrupulous businessperson and street fight manager.
travisteaspoon shared a fun doodle that merged their favorite quotes from Abby's Resident Evil 2 playthrough with a funny sketch!
User endquote is attempting to create a community group for Star Trek Fleet Command! Drop a comment in their recruitment thread using the link below to show your support!
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.
Best Of Blogs
MajorMitch's latest blog nostalgically talks about Civilization IV and why it is the best outing of the beloved Sid Meier franchise. Whether it be the game's civics system or your ability to overtake opposing cities via culture, read what makes Civilization IV so special.
TheFakePsychic is up to their usual shenanigans in Final Fantasy XIV - A Realm Reborn! Give their latest blog a read to find what they have been up to this week in the wonderful world of Eorzea!
The latest Deep Listens podcast is up and it is coupled with the announcement of the latest #GBCER! This Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run will be the biggest one yet and thatpinguino is celebrating by trying to break the world record for a podcast favorite: Magic Pengel!
PixelPrinny has a new entry in their "Top 200 Games of All Time" blog series! Give it a read and find out which games they put in the #160 to #151 spots, and as always, be amazed by their Photoshop work.
Redhotchilimist had some time to kill, so they gave the Ratchet & Clank Trilogy a shot. Read what they noticed about the franchise's evolution over the years using the link below.
MooseyMcMan uses their comprehensive blog on Anthem to articulate how it is the "true" successor of Destiny 1 no one could ever imagine. Learn what they mean by clicking the link above.
triznoy played Kingdom Hearts 3 for the better part of a month and they chronicled their evolving impressions of the game in the form of a highly entertaining journal!
Moderator Gamer_152 wrote a MASSIVE blog about the history of Harmonix from 1995-2007. From its humble beginnings in the corridors of Kentia Hall to employing human nightmares like John Drake and Eric Pope!
TacticalGiraffe has a comprehensive look at the beta for Tom Clancy's The Division 2! Give their blog a read to see how the game's servers, world, modes, and loot grind are looking right now.
Anime reigns supreme in Indie Game of the Week 110: Rabi-Ribi, while the Sega Genesis gets another outing in Mega Archive: Part IX. Links to these, as well as some early impressions of Nioh and a handy tracker for Giant Bomb East's This is the Run: Altered Beast, can be found in Mento's newest Saturday Summaries.
Join The Discussion
Diablo 1 is now available on GOG, but before being made available on Battle.net. Have you picked it up yet? Is the GOG version a good port? What's holding your purchase back, if you haven't? Use the link here to join our conversation!
Calling all Anthem players! When did you switch over to the Hard and eventually GM1 difficulties? Share your experiences with the game's difficulty and join our discussion on which difficulty setting provides the "truest" experience!
Sony recently launched a new iPhone app that allows you to control your PS4 from an iOS app called PS4 Remote Play. Can you think of any uses for this application, or is it dead on arrival?
With their 50th anniversary right around the corner, do you think Konami will ever make a comeback as a video game developer? Is it even possible anymore? Use the link above to share your thoughts.
What is your platform of choice for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? Join our community discussion debating the merits for each announced platform using the link below!
The title of the thread says it all! What are some games that are fun to play, but feature TERRIBLE music? List the games that force you to listen to podcasts as you play.
Here's a fun community activity everyone can partake in and enjoy! Join the community effort to name Abby's Resident Evil 2 video series! Current ideas include "Russelldent Evil" and "Russelling Evil!"
There's a lot of buzz surrounding the roster for Mortal Kombat 11, but which guest characters do you think would be a nice "fit" for the game? The community right now seems interested in professional wrestlers like HHH or Seth Rollins.
People dog on the movie now, but what did you think of Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within at the time of its release? Was it as bad as critics made it out to be?
Useful User Reviews
- @naptimesleeper booted up NBA Live 19 hoping to play a well-made basketball game. Unfortunately, that didn't happen, and you can read why.
- @moonlightmoth gave Dirt Rally 2.0 a shot and used their review to explain how it provides plenty of thrills without the real "grit" of previous games in the series.