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The Community Spotlight 2019.11.02

We packed all this community #content into an evenly distributed stack on our backs and trekked across America to bring you this Community Spotlight.

It's that time of the year again!
It's that time of the year again!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best creative offerings from the Giant Bomb Community! In case you've forgotten, This was the week of Giant Bomb's Extra Life charity effort! As such, a helpful directory to everything related to Giant Bomb's 2019 Extra Life effort can be found immediately after the site-related housekeeping. If there is one request I have, it's for everyone to take some time examining the Giant Bomb roster and donating to any accounts that currently are sitting at $0. At the time this Spotlight was published, there were over SIXTY members of Team Giant Bomb sitting at $0! So, if you are feeling charitable, help these users out with their first donation! With that simple request behind us, let's jump into the housekeeping!

  • Before anyone asks, the Giant Bomb staff run Extra Life streams will be archived. For Will Smith, Pascual, Lang, or Danny's streams, follow their YouTube or Twitch accounts to watch their archives.
  • If you experience issues when donating on Extra Life's website, unfortunately, their site has been targeted by DDoS attacks all throughout its peak hours. Please keep trying and understand this is a truly unfortunate issue.

Extra Life 2019

Alright, let's review the follow links and why they are all important in maximizing your enjoy of Extra Life 2019. The first link is the master thread and FAQ on Giant Bomb's Extra life charity effort. Go there if you want to know how to best support Giant Bomb's efforts to reach its fundraising goal. The second link is to Giant Bomb's schedule and official announcement article. If you are interested in when and where the staff streams start, go there. The next two links are to Giant Bomb's individual donation page and the team donation page respectively. Finally, we have the moderator run Giant Bomb Extra Life show notes and donation tracker.

Giant Bomb Galleria

Giant Beast Crew :- Burgle Edition :D (Part 2) + (Part 3) (By: @fzcreations)

fzcreations made a couple of sketches once again inspired by Burgle My Bananas. The first depicts an enthusiastic Dan Ryckert, and the second, combines Mike Mahardy with everyone's favorite spooky clown!

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Death Scanlon (By: @oddparticle)

It will never happen, but Giant Bomb user Odd_particle envisioned a return of Metal Gear Scanlon, but this time, the series would tackle Death Stranding.

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Tweets Of The Week

Community Activities

People seem to be having fun with a Call of Duty game again!
People seem to be having fun with a Call of Duty game again!

Giant Bomb Community Modern Warfare Discord (By: @stachestash)

We now have a community-run Discord for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)! Learn how you can join it using the link and feel free to ask for tips and tricks on being successful online!

Clips Of The Week

Hallowed Flame Tactical Alert - Warframe with the Giant Bomb Community (By: @rapid)

Giant Bomb's community PC alliance in Warframe recently gave the new Halloween themed Tactical Alert: Hallowed Flame a shot. Watch the archive, and don't forget to join the fun using the links below!

Best Of Blogs

Are DLC characters
Are DLC characters "ruining" Mortal Kombat 11? MooseyMcMan gets to the bottom of things!

A Season Of Kombat (By: @mooseymcman)

MooseyMcMan played their fair share of Mortal Kombat 11 and used their latest blog to exhaustively look at the game's story, gameplay balance, Krypt, and DLC characters!

Extra Life Thoughts With Hades (By: @majormitch)

MajorMitch already hosted their stream for Giant Bomb's Extra Life 2019 event! They played Supergiant Games’ latest, Hades, for 16+ hours straight! Read what they learned from the stream, and how you can support them using the link above!

Mega Archive: Part XV: From Buck Rogers to Valis +

Indie Game of the Week 144: Reveal the Deep (By: @mento)

16 hours of Hades sounds intense, but Major Mitch survived!
16 hours of Hades sounds intense, but Major Mitch survived!

To be expected, Mento is back with a smattering of blogs. First, they continue their retrospective on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive with an annotated look at the games that released on the platform during December 1991! Use the link below to enjoy their nostalgic tour! Second, they played Reveal the Deep as part of their "Indie Game of the Week" blog series! Give their post a read and discover how the game does a lot with very little!

Join The Discussion

I hear people love and hate this video game.
I hear people love and hate this video game.

What Side Of The Death Stranding Spectrum Do You Think You'll Fall On: Love It Or Hate It? (By: @ntm)

Death Stranding might go down as the most polarizing game of 2019, and even the most polarizing game in recent memory. As reviewers continue to struggle to express their feelings about the game, where do you think you will land?

EA Games Coming Back To Steam (By: @hayt)

It might be old news, but the community is still talking about the return of EA titles on Steam! Join our conversation debating what led to this decision and what it means for Origin long-term using the link above!

Death Stranding Launch Trailer Discussion Thread (By: @glots)

Do you have any reactions to the Death Stranding launch trailer? What are your thoughts about the early reviews for the game? Have you listened to Giant Bomb's video content for the game?

Stuff happened during Extra Life this year.
Stuff happened during Extra Life this year.

Most Overlooked Game in GotY Discussions 2019 (By: @redcream)

This the season, so, what are some games you worry may get overlooked during Game of the Year discussions? Share and discuss the game or games you enjoyed you worry will not get the recognition they deserve!

Best Horror Games To Play With Your Partner? (By: @jrodrz)

Hallowwen might be over, but what are some good horror games to play with your significant other or partner? Would you go with an interactive game like Until Dawn or a more traditional scary game like Dead Space or Resident Evil? Share your thoughts NOW!

What Has Been The Best Call Of Duty Campaign This Gen? (By: @liquiddragon)

In lieu of the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, here's a link to the Giant Bomb community poll and discussion thread debating the "best Call of Duty campaign this generation!"

Is this truly a face you cannot trust?
Is this truly a face you cannot trust?

Warframe Update 26: The Old Blood - Warframe Gets A Nemesis System (By: @rapid)

Giant Bomb's Warframe community is as active as ever and its PC clan wants you to join its discussion about the game's latest update "The Old Blood" and if its attempt to emulate the Nemesis System was successful.

Manifold Garden Discussion Thread (By: @quantumcat

Manifold Garden (formerly known as Relativity) is an Escher-inspired exploration open-world game that some users seem to have fallen in love with. If that's you, or you want to know more about the game, then use the link above!

Is Renegade Shepard In Mass Effect Actually Evil? (By: @nutter)

Here's an interesting debate topic inspired by a recent episode of the Beastcast. Is Commander Shepard actually "evil" when you play the Mass Effect games as a renegade? Share your two cents; worth with the Giant Bomb Community!

Lovable Lists

Some "high quality" concept pages can be found in Marino's list!

Conceptualized: The 100 Best Concept Wiki Pages (By: @marino)

Last week, moderator Marino combed through 8,000+ wiki pages on Giant Bomb and compiled a definitive list of the Top 100 Concept Pages. From Abilitease to Nobilitease. From Invincible Pants to Pantless Characters with Shirts. From Ordering Food to Games Based on Food. Learn why Giant Bomb's wiki is ten times better than Wikipedia!

Year Of Fire Emblem (By: @tobbrobb)

TobbRobb considers themselves a casual fan of the Fire Emblem franchise, but that did not stop them from ranking the mainline entries in the series from best to worst!

Tron Lines / Vector Graphics / Wireframe / Neon Light Tracks (By: @kablammo)

Giant Bomb user kablammo is working to create a complete list of every game that features or uses vector graphics or a wireframe art style. Help them with their admirable undertaking using the link above!

Soulcalibur Bonus Characters Who Should Be Promoted To Full Mainline Status In The Future (By: @jessemb27)

jessemb27 loves them some Soulcalibur and thinks the characters on this list should be give permanent character slots instead of one-off character appearances!

Useful User Reviews

We have some SPOOKY game reviews this week!
We have some SPOOKY game reviews this week!