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The Community Spotlight 2019.04.20

The eternal debate rages on in this week's Community Spotlight.

Banner provided by @Mystic_Mile on Twitter!
Banner provided by @Mystic_Mile on Twitter!

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!

Tweets Of The Week

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BANNER - Vinny x The Italian Job (By: @Mystic_Mile)

Over on Twitter, Mystic_Mile created this AWESOME banner in anticipation of the long-teased and still unconfirmed GTA Online Giant Beast video series.

Giant Bomb Smash Level (By: @fobwashed)

As seen in the banner, friend of the site, Fobwashed, made a Giant Bomb themed level in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Here's their forum post with details all about it!

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Best Of Blogs

Apparently the
Apparently the "Cool S" is well represented in Slayer Shock.

The Return of...My (Recent) Wiki Edits (By: @daavpuke)

After a long hiatus, Daavpuke returns to Giant Bomb and highlights their most notable efforts to improve the site's wiki! Whether it's Slayer Shock or Radical Heights, read all about their awesome efforts!

Gaming Memories: Donkey Kong Country 2 (By: @majormitch)

MajorMitch is back to blogging and this week looks at Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and pontificates if it is as good as they remembered back in their childhood.

The Secret Lives of Funko Fantasy (Part 1) & Indie Game of the Week 116: Eschalon: Book II (By: @mento)

At least Mento is able to represent the Final Fantasy blog scene!
At least Mento is able to represent the Final Fantasy blog scene!

Mento entered the dark world of World of Final Fantasy this week, and you can read all about their initial adventures in the game! Additionally, they have another entertaining entry in their "Indie Game of the Week" series, and this time, they check out Eschalon: Book II!

How An Industry Dies Or Survives (By: @basicallyolly)

Giant Bomb user basicallyolly uses the movie industry as a case study on how an industry can continue to survive and evolve creatively after the end of its glory days.

We Need More Road Trip Games! (By: @shivermetimbers)

After playing The Crew 2 for a while, user shivermetimbers shares why they wish there were more video games that feature or take place during nation or continental-spanning road trips.

Mind The Gap: Mini Metro And Complexity (By: @gamer_152)

This week moderator Gamer_152 is talking about Mini Metro, building systems in games, and how "building games" should be regarded as a genre of their own by the industry.

How does this graph relate to the video game industry? Check out basicallyolly to find out!
How does this graph relate to the video game industry? Check out basicallyolly to find out!

I've Been Pretty Disappointed By The Switch (By: @sombre)

Sombre uses their latest blog to share why they have been bitterly disappointed by the Nintendo Switch. Read why they feel that way, and share your own opinions about the platform in a civil and respectful manner.

Join The Discussion

We have some STUNNING pics in the photo mode sharing thread for The Division 2!
We have some STUNNING pics in the photo mode sharing thread for The Division 2!

Fighting With Backlog And How Can I Enjoy Games Again? (By: @divinekataroshie)

As many of you engage in "Spring Cleaning" around the house, how are you handling your video game backlogs? What are your tips and tricks to paring down a backlog to be more manageable? Use the link to join our discussion!

Share Your Best Photo Mode Shots (By: @sweep)

Have any of you checked out the photo mode in Tom Clancy's The Division 2? Do you have any interesting pictures of the bombed-out wastes of Washington D.C.? Feel free to use the link above to share your pics and show off your creative side!

Three Splinter Cell Games, Ninja Gaiden 2 And All Fable Games Are Now Enhanced (By: @ntm)

A swarm of Xbox games are getting "Xbox One X Enhanced" support! Whether it's one of the Fable or Splinter Cell games, are there any games you plan to check out? Join our discussion using the link above!

Who is this for? Join our discussion thread with your response!
Who is this for? Join our discussion thread with your response!

$250 For A Disc-less Xbox (By: @berfunkle)

What is YOUR gut-reaction to the recently announced digital-only Xbox One? Can you imagine a consumer or scenario where the platform makes sense? Is the starting price a "deal breaker?"

Wired Report On The PlayStation 5 (By: @jesus_phish)

Have you read up on Wired's report on the rumored PlayStation 5 system specs? Read up on nitty-gritty details, and join our community discussion about what is being reported!

What Is The SINGLE Key Feature PS5 Needs? (By: @monkeyking1969)

We have an interesting poll and discussion thread debating the "number one feature" the PlayStation 5 needs to have if it has any hope to be successful. "Affordable price point" and "backwards compatibility" are currently leading the poll.

What Games Do You Feel Were Treated Unfairly Upon Release? (By: @changethel1ghts)

NOT SCOTT! ANYONE BUT SCOTT!
NOT SCOTT! ANYONE BUT SCOTT!

Here's a fun discussion thread on the forums! What games do you feel were treated unfairly upon release by critics or consumers? Share and discuss games you feel mainstream audiences just didn't "get."

It's Looking Pretty Bad For HQ Trivia (By: @dudeglove)

Based on current reports, it sounds like things are taking a turn for the worse for HQ Trivia. What do you make of the game's future viability now that its fifteen minutes of fame?

Lovable Lists

It's safe to say JeffRud has played their share of bad video games.
It's safe to say JeffRud has played their share of bad video games.

The Bottom (By: @jeffrud)

jeffrud has played plenty of bad games, and in response to a recent review of theirs, more on that later, they made a list of their ten least favorite video games! Here's a taste of what you can expect!

2009 Ranked (By: @splitterguy)

Splitterguy went back ten years and decided to "re-rank" their 2009 GOTY list to include games they missed out on back in the day! Check out their updated list, and think about making your own!

Useful User Reviews

If you only read one thing from this Spotlight, I implore you to read JeffRud's review of Unlimited Saga!
If you only read one thing from this Spotlight, I implore you to read JeffRud's review of Unlimited Saga!

Wonderful Wikis

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Quillmane

For his 6000th wiki page created on Giant Bomb, moderator @marino decided to make a page for one of the most elusive, legendary creatures in all of EverQuest. This pegasus is one of the rarest of rare spawns and her name alone should strike fear in the heart of anyone who played a magician back in the day.