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The Community Spotlight 2019.04.06

Which Alex emotion will you be at the end of this week's Community Spotlight?

PAX is often an emotional roller coaster.
PAX is often an emotional roller coaster.

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! Games appear to be coming out at a steady pace, but it is the community that really stood out this week. With the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run just one week away, and the Giant Bomb Warframe clan celebrating its sixth year of existence, the Giant Bomb community has been standing strong this week. Anyway, we have A LOT of housekeeping to address this week, so, let's jump right into it!

Feel free to use the comments to test out this feature! Serious, this is not a joke, try the feature out!
Feel free to use the comments to test out this feature! Serious, this is not a joke, try the feature out!

Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run IX Announcement Thread

The new Giant Bomb logo COMMANDS YOU to donate or help spread the word about the GBCER!
The new Giant Bomb logo COMMANDS YOU to donate or help spread the word about the GBCER!

The Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run IX (By: @thatpinguino)

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 ONE WEEK LEFT BEFORE THE CHARITY DRIVE STARTS! DONATE IF YOU CAN, AND SPREAD THE WORD! As a result, let's review the community plans for the event both new and old!

GBCER IX - DKC 1/2/3 & Hollow Knight (By: @nickieroonie)

Nickieroonie has some big plans for the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! For one thing, they plan to beat Hollow Knight by USING THEIR FEET!Read all about it using the link below!

13 Hours Of Misery: I'm Playing Final Fantasy XIII-2 For Thirteen Hours Straight... But This Time FOR CHARITY!(By: @zombiepie)

Moderator ZombiePie is joining the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! Their plan is to play Final Fantasy XIII-2 for THIRTEEN HOURS STRAIGHT! Also, read about their donation incentives which include: eating a raw beet like an apple! SERIOUSLY!

Conquering Kingdom Hearts For The Kids! (By: @danielkempster)

Giant Bomb user danielkempster is doing the inconceivable! They are going to run a charity stream where they play nothing but Kingdom Hearts games to raise money for Pencils of Promise! Learn how you can help them by using the link above!

I have all the promotional images for the GBCER you can imagine!
I have all the promotional images for the GBCER you can imagine!

Rio Starwind’s Community Endurance Run Plans (By: @riostarwind)

Giant Bomb moderator RioStarwind has some ambitious classic video game streaming plans for the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run this year, and you can read all about them on their latest blog!

I'm Playing Unlimited Saga For The Kids! (By: @jeffrud)

JeffRud, on the other hand, has less than honorable plans for the GBCER. These plans involve a bad RPG, a spinner, and 5 Hour Energy. Help them regret this and raise money for schools!

Pat Baer Joins The Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! (By: @patbaer)

You heard that right! The Baer Caev will be joining the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run IX! Not only are they streaming for Pencils of Promise, but $20 donations could possibly win WONDERFUL PRIZES!

Community Events

Here's another shout out to one of Giant Bomb's most active online communities!
Here's another shout out to one of Giant Bomb's most active online communities!

The Beastcoast Shlooters - New PS4 Clan (By: @someguyjohnson)

Calling all PS4 Warframe players! The Giant Bomb PS4 clan is officially UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! Here's a link to the new clan, and thanks to Alex, it's called "The Beastcoast Shlooters!"

Warframe PC - Giant Bomb Alliance - (2019-4-05) - Plains of Eidolon Remaster (By: @rapid)

Speaking of Warframe, the game recently celebrated its 6th year anniversary and the community for the game is as strong as ever. With that in mind, I thought it was only appropriate to promote the most active community clan for the game!

Tweets Of The Week

Clips Of The Week

Every Time They Grunt in This Is The Run: Altered Beast (By: @jeremym)

If this compilation video from JeremyM doesn't make you laugh, then you must not have a soul. Here's every time Vinny and Dan make guttural nonsense hell noises in This Is The Run: Altered Beast! This video is no way a joke made on April 1st to mark a joke holiday. This video is a work of art and should be treated as such.

P.S. Can we all agree that Altered Beast is objectively a bad video game and always has been?

"FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!" The Best Of Giant Bomb's Steal My Sunshine, Episode 1 (By: @minos83)

minos83 decided to rewatch every episode of "Steal My Sunshine" and chose to highlight what they think are the funniest moments from the first episode! Show your support and hopefully this becomes a recurring series!

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Giant Beastcast Poster (By: @quesocoatl)

Unrelated to nothing in particular, Giant Bomb user quesocoatl whipped up this AWESOME Giant Beastcast inspired movie poster! Marvel at its beauty and support the artist however you can!

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Best Of Blogs

My attempt to haunt your dreams continues (animated .gif provided by: JeedyJay)
My attempt to haunt your dreams continues (animated .gif provided by: JeedyJay)

Difficulty, Accessiblity, and March's Biggest Game... MLB The Show 19 (By: @asmo917)

Asmo917 joins the debate about accessibility in games by looking at MLB The Show 19 as a case study on how sports games address the problem of "difficulty" and creating experiences for everyone.

Out of Tune: An Analysis of Rock Band 4 (By: @gamer_152)

Gamer_152's Rock Band retrospective continues. This time around, Harmonix are still having good ideas, but the feature set and the availability of Rock Band and its extras begin to wane Here's the full and highly troubled history of Rock Band 4.

Seeking Warframe & Fortune (Part 3) + Indie Game of the Week 114: Ittle Dew 2 + Bucketlog March: Okage: Shadow King (By: @mento)

Mento has reached the early "wall" in Warframe but is determined to push through it. They also took a gander at Ittle Dew 2 and played PS2 JRPG Okage: Shadow King as their March "Bucketlog" entry.

Join The Discussion

People are talking about Borderlands again, but not the way you may have expected.
People are talking about Borderlands again, but not the way you may have expected.

Borderlands 3 To Be Exclusive To Epic Store (By: @casepb)

This is the big talking point of the week, and it isn't even a competition. Earlier this week, Gearbox Software LLC announced Borderlands 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Store. This has drawn the ire and praise of people far and wide in and out of the industry. Feel free to share your two cents' worth using the link above!

Three Months Into 2019: What's Your Favorite New Release This Year? [POLL OF THE WEEK] (By: @beachthunder)

This community poll's title says it all: What's your favorite new release this year so far? So far, there have been a lot of ups and downs, but what do you think has been the most memorable gaming experience thus far? Vote for and defend your pick using the link below!

Sekiro Final Boss Tips & Tricks Sharing Thread [SPOILERS!] (By: @sahalarious)

Calling all users who have finished Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice! What tips and tricks do you have when fighting the game's final boss? Some of our users are having such a hard time they are thinking of walking away from the game. PLEASE SEND HELP!

The Division 2 Patch Notes Discussion Thread (By: @rorie)

Have any of you read the full patch notes for Tom Clancy's The Division 2's new Invasion: Battle for D.C. event? Check them out using the link below and share if you are excited or not for the game!

All around awesome reporting from Jason Schreier!
All around awesome reporting from Jason Schreier!

"How Anthem Went Wrong" Article Discussion Thread (By: @rorie)

We have an active community discussion about Jason Schreier's "How Anthem Went Wrong" article. Using the link above, share your reaction to the article and thoughts about BioWare's response.

Prince Harry Wants To Ban Fortnite In UK (By: @berfunkle)

The community is currently having a civil discussion about Prince Harry's comments about wanting to "ban" Fortnite. Many decry an outright ban while recognizing games as a service as being potentially nefarious. Share your take using the link above!

Risk Of Rain 2 Early Access Discussion Thread (By: @jezzah)

Have any of you played around with the early access release of Risk of Rain 2? How do you think it compares to the first game? Are you in favor or against the game's jump into the third-dimension?

I still remain unconvinced going polygonal was the right directions for Risk of Rain 2.
I still remain unconvinced going polygonal was the right directions for Risk of Rain 2.

Star Citizen PU Alpha 3.5 Discussion (By: @spacegg)

Star Citizen PU Alpha 3.5 launched recently and you can share your impressions of the update with the other members of Giant Bomb's Star Citizen sub-community.

Are The Skins In Apex Legends Really That Bad? (By: @zombierogers)

Our community discussion about Apex Legends' skins has each side of the debate represented, but where do you stand? Are they a fun addition, or a disappointing free-to-play trap?

Divinity Fallen Heroes Discussion Thread (By: @rorie)

Larian Studios announced Divinity: Fallen Heroes this week! Do you think the world of Divinity will make for a good tactical RPG? Do you trust Larian's track record when they make games out of their RPG wheelhouse?

Better late than never?
Better late than never?

Sega Genesis Mini Game Wish List (By: @schindigg)

What is YOUR wishlist for the Sega Genesis "Classic? Can you think of 40 "classic" Genesis/Mega Drive titles worth re-visiting? Can you think of at least a dozen games that AREN'T related to Sonic the Hedgehog or Strider?

Lovable Lists

Hot Take: Gunstar Super Heroes > OG Gunstar Heroes
Hot Take: Gunstar Super Heroes > OG Gunstar Heroes

Genesis Classic - The "Reasonable" Best Case Scenario (By: @devoureroftime)

DevourerOfTime would love to see a "Genesis Classic" actually hit the market. Therefore, they used their latest list to annotate the games they'd like to see on it while maintaining a "reasonable" perspective of what could be on the platform!

Top 10 Games of the 4th Generation (By: @guip1408)

guip1408 thinks the 4th generation of video game consoles are the best the industry has ever seen. They used this list to (hopefully) prove their point.

Favorites of 2018 (By: @mabaseslums)

Yes, I know a 2018 GOTY list this time of the year is incredibly late, but mabaseslums took the time to detail exactly why the games on their list earned their positions and I always appreciate that.

Wonderful Wikis

We are all so very old....
We are all so very old....

Final Fantasy VI

For those unaware, Final Fantasy VI turned 25 this week. I know that probably makes you feel old, but hopefully you can find some solace by reading our AMAZING wiki page for the game!

TFW you find out what anime is about.
TFW you find out what anime is about.

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That timestamping/share feature seems cool! Hope people get some good use out of it

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I am always the middle right most Alex. Always.

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I can se myself being middle left most Alex

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These are always great. Thanks!

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In all seriousness, this is almost certainly inspired by @szlifier 's highlight feature on qlcrew.com though there's zero indication of that in either this community post or the GB tweet. Like, I get it. The site/staff/CBS ultimately don't owe the duder shit, but at the same time this duder from the community literally made the video watching experience of GB a hell of a lot better.