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 as we look back at the best and brightest community-created works! Much like last week, we have a smattering of AWESOME user-created works of art worth checking out and supporting. Give them a look and don't forget to support artists however you can! Additionally, we have a surprising amount of user review worth checking out as well as discussion threads about gaming and non-gaming related topics. Finally, ! They went ahead and made a deepfake merging the Giant Beastcast members with Michael Bay's seminal film, The Rock. Again, With that out of the way, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping.
- The CBSi/Giant Bomb engineering team have identified what may be causing skipping and freezing on the in Apple TV app.
- Did you know you can disable the on-site video player's autoplay feature? If you did not, use this link and learn how to make the magic happen!
Giant Bomb Galleria
Fobwashed had fun playing around with the idea of a Limited Edition Giant Bomb themed PlayStation 4. Check it out and thank them for their hard work using the link above!
Speaking of fun community-created mock PS4 designs, over on Twitter, Goon917 made this hilarious Death Stranding x Jeff PS4 controller.
Giant Bomb user archnite recently graduated art school and put some of their skills to the test by making two mock Destiny guns themed to Giant Bomb. If you are interested to read how they made these designs, use the link because they provide a thorough rundown on how it was made.
This week, when jea_rum heard of Dan going to jury duty, they couldn't help but imagine the scenario like a 1980s situational comedy film. As such, they made this hilarious movie poster.
Clips Of The Week
Fun fact, if you haven't been keeping up with SuplexSalty's Fire Pro simulations, Drew just beat Bruiser Brody for the championship belt of their internet gaming wrestling promotion.
Giant Bomb Activities
Calling all Giant Bomb users! Are any of you interested in starting a community clan for Call of Duty: Mobile? If you are, use the link above to join and help out the community effort!
Giant Bomb's community Extra Life charity event is all set to start on November 2nd! This marks the ninth year of Giant Bomb's participation in Extra Life and the team fundraising goal is currently at $250,000 USD! If you are able to join the team, that would be great, but don't forget to donate and spread the word!
Tweets Of The Week
Truly humbled by your reaction, Internet. Without you I wouldn’t have gotten to chat with these lovely folks! Thanks to @StrahanSaraKeke for helping raise awareness about MS!— Drew Scanlon (@drewscanlon) October 2, 2019
Donate to support MS research at https://t.co/vf6ItTacgR
Watch the segment here https://t.co/Dd5GbgbDLs pic.twitter.com/g9OjurkoSj
@giantbomb As much as the pausing breaks the action, the game feels absolutely broken if you remove them. @PackBenPack @bradshoemaker @frailgesture @jeffgerstmannhttps://t.co/ulAd2tsQnt pic.twitter.com/QTtQvwAdLb— 🎃 Steve Kim 🎄 (@Fobwashed) October 4, 2019
Best Of Blogs
Calling anyone who plans to add information to Giant Bomb's database, INCLUDING INDIE GAME DEVELOPERS! Here's a guide on how to BEST add release data to a game page!
Giant Bomb user AlisterCat briefly comments on Remedy Entertainment's Control and how it improves upon the format laid by Twin Peaks and how its twists and turns add to the game's brewing sense of mystery without feeling inscrutable.
Mr. Rorie ended up publishing a blog detailing their final impressions of Magic: The Gathering Arena as a long-time Magic fan! Give it a read and learn all about the good and bad of the game!
First, Kaeru no tame ni Kane wa Naru (a.k.a. "The Frog For Whom the Bell Tolls") was the subject of Mento's latest "Bucketlog" blog! Give it a read and learn more about the quirky GameBoy game! Second, they played around to Prospect Games's 2016 Indie 3D platformer, Unbox: Newbie's Adventure, for their latest "Indie Game of the Week" blog post! Give it a read and discover why they think it delivers on exactly what it promises.
Join The Discussion
Here's an interesting discussion topic on the Giant Bomb forums: is Apex Legends hurting or helping the prospect of Titanfall 3 or a new IP from Respawn? Share your two cents' worth with the Giant Bomb community!
Are any of you excited about the recently announced PC port of Red Dead Redemption II? Will the PC port motivate you to buy the game a second time? What do you think took Rockstar so long to make this?
To those who have enjoyed the modern wave of roguelikes, which ones would you recommend to newcomers to the genre? Spelunky, Dead Cells, and Rogue Legacy are our current community suggestions, but what do you think?
Here's a fun discussion thread on the Giant Bomb forums! Can you think of any video game franchises where you have played every mainline game? What motivates you to seek out and play games in this franchise?
A new lawsuit has hit Gearbox Software LLC, and this time it's about their use of Duke Nukem 3D's music. Get the details and join our community discussion about the issue using the link above.
Have any of you completed Borderlands 3's story? If so, what were your impressions of the game's ending? Did the last act of the game surprise you in a good way, or did you find it disappointing?
Yesterday ScottyHawkeye asked the Giant Bomb community to discuss and vote for their favorite Batman video game, and now this week they prompt the community to stand by their favorite representative/voice for the caped-crusader across all media.
I know this is a "gaming website" but sometimes it doesn't hurt to include a few off-topic discussion threads, especially when they are about making the world a better place. On this thread, Giant Bomb user Sombre asks for suggestions on how to best give back to their community. Help them out with suggestions and think about what you could do to bring a little happiness to those around you.
RookTakesPawn considers the 1990s as the decade when JRPGs, platformers, and adventure games reached their zenith. See why on the list of their favorite games from the 90s!
Savage went through the years they have been playing games, 1985 to present, and named a GOTY for each year! Give it a read using the link!
Useful User Reviews
- @klaxwave uses their review of Ion Fury to discuss how it is an excellent example of a game that strikes a balance between old-school and new-school sensibilities.
- @jeremyf gave Anodyne 2: Return to Dust a shot, and uses their review of the game to share how it crafts a deeply personal journey everyone should check out!
- @unclejam23 uses their review of Elsinore to discuss how it takes advantage of the spirit of Shakespeare's Hamlet in the form of a video game.