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! The end of Summer is nigh! With many of you either returning to school or work after a much-needed break, life on Giant Bomb marches onward! As you will see below, there were a lot of wonderful works of art and writing put out by the Giant Bomb community. Remember, a friendly comment goes a long way in supporting artists and writers in the Giant Bomb community. If someone got you thinking or laughing, remember to thank them! Either way, we have a lot of housekeeping to review, so, let's jump into it!
- Our sister-site, GameSpot is starting a podcast! It's called "GameSpot After Dark" and they will be posting new episodes every Friday! Here's a link to their first episode!
- After a brief hiatus, 404ing It is returning to PAX West! This year the panel will include Abby and friend of the site, @zandravandra!
- Speaking of Abby, she's started working on an Abby Dearest parody on her free time you should check out. Here's the introductory video in case you wanted to give it a watch.
- Mr. Rorie and myself were on a podcast where we discussed our love/hate relationship with Final Fantasy XII.
Giant Bomb Galleria
Once again, many thanks to Twitter user jea_rum for creating TWO awesome posters this week! The first, re-imagines the Giant Bomb East cast as members of Rocko's Modern Life. The second, perfectly imagines Dan as Alfred E. Neuman.
Clips Of The Week
While testing out their studio gear, Giant Bomb user FinalForm ended up making a metal rendition of the Bombcast theme! Give it a listen and thank them for their hard work!
Warframe's "Dog Dags" event is live until August 12! Here's a recording of fellow Giant Bomb community duder, Pobaxi''s run of the event. Also, here's a link to the community clan if you want to join the fun.
The community Level Code Sharing thread for Dan and Ben's "Get On My Level" video series has exceeded 300 comments! Keep up the great work and use the link above if you have a level!
Tweets Of The Week
TFW u learn the truth about dinosaurs pic.twitter.com/Aq1Pmtvjdd— Steve Kim (@Fobwashed) August 9, 2019
in light of all my damn shout outs on this week's bombcast, what was your favorite?— Michael Higham (@michaelphigham) August 10, 2019
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Best Of Blogs
bonbolapti played their fair share of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and uses their latest blog to talk about its ensemble cast of characters, and the character who stood out to them the most.
As to be expected, Moderator Mento has a couple of blogs for you to enjoy this week. First, they looked at Chuchel for their latest "Indie Game of the Week" blog and you can give it a read and see if they were impressed by its magical whimsy. Second, July proved to be an "active" month for Mento and you can read all about the good and bad games they played during the month!
Moderator ZombiePie uses their latest blog on Giant Bomb to look at Bloodborne: The Card Game! Give their blog a read to discover why they think it is miles harder than the video game!
This week, matsemann08 began working on a "Beginner's Guide to Giant Bomb!" Help them with curating both new and old videos that properly introduce the many "eras" of Giant Bomb!
Programming is often a mysterious and opaque task to those outside the occupation. This week, moderator Gamer_152 discusses how the puzzle game SHENZHEN I/O can teach even a layperson about the principles of coding.
Join The Discussion
I normally shy away from these sorts of discussion threads, however, thus far, our discussion thread about Ooblets has shied away from hostile commentary and instead, shared a healthy discussion about the developer's recent woes.
There's been a lot of talk about the Entertainment Software Association phone leak on the forums. Use the link below to join our discussion about its impacts and possible penalties for the trade association.
Here's a fun form thread! Can you think of a "dream pairing" between a video game developer and intellectual property? Some current community suggestions include A Walking Dead game by Naughty Dog and a Pokemon game helmed by Atlas!
Giant Bomb's PC Gaming community welcomes you to join them in looking back at the original Crysis twelve years after the fact. Does the game hold up beyond its groundbreaking graphics? Why do you think its sequels struggled to make an impression? Join our discussion using the link above!
What is YOUR reaction to the news PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo will require loot box odds to be disclosed in 2020? Does this move go far enough to appease consumer concerns? Will it negatively impact multiplayer-only games? Join our discussion and share your two cent's worth!
What video game music do you listen to when you need to study or concentrate? Can you think of any calming soundtracks that can get you to think? Use the link to join our discussion!
Hey, Elder Scrolls Online fans! Of the game's MANY DLC expansions, which do you recommend the most? Share and discuss which ones you think are well worth the price of admission.
Calling all fans of the Ys franchise! What do you make of the game's "updated" character art for Adol and Dogi? Of the two, which do you prefer? Use the link above to join our discussion!
Splitterguy killed it this week with a list "ranking" comic book superheroes from best to worst by the quality of their solo and ensemble video game adaptations. Here's a hint of what to expect!
Many thanks to MooseyMcMan for the best idea for a list I have seen in a while. Here's a link to their list of "Games where I frequently change the character's clothing to match the temperature/weather."
Giant Bomb user NintenDog looked back at the NES, Genesis, and SNES and compiled the twenty-four games they loved the most from all three consoles.
Useful User Reviews
- @moonlightmoth recently played Vampyrand uses their review to discuss why they found it to be one of the least impressive depictions of Vampires they have seen in a long while.
- @selphie1999's review for Konrad the Kittenshares how the game's charm and art style can only take it so far.
With a new video series starring Jason and Ben, don't forget to check out our AMAZING wiki page for Asura's Wrath! It's a great resource to use to navigate the game's over-the-top story and innumerous DLC!