Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, and as always, I, @zombiepie, am honored to your host this week! Well, after a decent bit of joking around, we are properly in dregs of GOTY. Be aware, many staff members are on vacation, and as such, the amount of content coming out will be less than what many of you have become accustomed to in recent years. Additionally, some members of the design and engineering staff have begun their winter breaks, so, bug requests will necessitate a bit more patience in the coming weeks.
Next week on the Giant Bomb Newsletter: Will talks about the Giant Bomb/CBSi engineers' end of years' plans!
- If you experience any issues with the Giant Bomb Community Game of the Year voting, here's a link to the official bug reporting thread.
User-Created GOTY 2019 Content!
Author's Note: Alright, every year I dedcicate a section to community created GOTY lists and blogs for three to four weeks straight. This year isn't any different, but if I missed your list, you can still get it on the next Spotlight by simply dropping a link to any GOTY lists or blogs you made on the most current Community Spotlight! Also, feel free to link me to any movie, anime, or music lists you made as I always like promoting those as well!
- My Most Enjoyable Games of 2019 (By: @donutello)
- THE YEAR IS 2019, THE THEME IS MY TOP TEN GAMES! (By: @yoshifan)
- Game of the Year 2019 (As Played, Not Released) (By: @aodhhinsai)
- Best of 2019 (By: @rjayb89)
- 2019 Top 5 (By: @fobwashed)
- GOTY 2019 (By: @dudewantshisrug)
- 2019 GOTY (By: @taylorwmartin)
- Game of the Year 2019 (By: @chiknfingaz)
- Best of 2019 (By: @beard_of_zeus)
- Top 10 Personal Games of the Year 2019 (By: @darkbeatdk)
Much credit goes to JeremyF to exhaustively reviewing the games they most enjoyed playing in 2019 and defending each of their GOTY picks with paragraphs of text. If you can, feel free to join them and get on the next Spotlight!
Clips Of The Week
Is Burgle My Bananas the "Citizen Kane" of Giant Bomb videos? This video clip on YouTube featuring Dan's final moments with Donkey Kong 64 may just prove the point!
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For reasons I can only guess, over on Twitter, DigitalLogjam decided to make a GotY tribute to Heathcliff thanks to the Bombcast and Giant Bomb Discord. As they say, once you go tabby cat....
Here's another sketch from Giant Bomb design lead Dan! Don't forget to follow them on Twitter for more wildly creative Giant Bomb sketches and illustrations!
Tweets Of The Week
Alright, let's notarize a corgi.— Giant Bomb Out of Context (@giantbomb_ooc) December 13, 2019
- Jeff Gerstmann, 2016
Best Of Blogs
Giant_Gamer gave Dead by Daylight a shot on a whim and shares why they think the game is one of the best gaming homages to slasher movies! If you are in the mood to play something spooky during the holidays, consider reading this blog!
doctordonkey gave Darksiders Genesis a shot and discusses why they enjoy the game but cannot help but scratch their head when looking at the franchise's trajectory since the first game.
Giant Bomb Black_Turtle was catching up on recent Bombcasts and overheard a discussion about the Canadian education computer, the Unisys ICON. As a result, they shared their experiences with the system on their latest blog!
Vorsh currently has 1,188 items in their GOG Galaxy list of purchased games! As such, they are starting a new blog series where they write about their attempt to play these games! The first episode is all about "Aer: Memories of Old!"
User MajorMitch starts their 2019 GOTY blogs with a look at what they think are the best OSTs in video games! Ape Out, SteamWorld Quest, and Cadence of Hyrule are a few of the games that made the cut!
In many ways, All-Stars Racing Transformed is more of a Sonic game than most mainline Sonics. It's also swarming with bizarre design decisions, and that's crux of moderator Gamer_152's latest blog.
Join The Discussion
Our community is STILL buzzing about the Xbox Series X! What do you make of the design and name? Whether your first impressions are positive or negative, share them using the link above!
As the end of the year nears, what are your most anticipated games of 2020? Vote for and discuss YOUR predicted GOTY for the next year using the link above! Additionally, are there any games you have a hunch will disappoint or not pan out?
Calling all Giant Bomb users! Mr. Rorie wants YOU to share what your favorite premium moment or feature was in 2019! If you can't limit it to one, feel free to share more, but all subscribers should comment!
Forza Horizon 4 recently got a 72-Player Eliminator Mode! Do you think a "battle royale" multiplayer mode can work in a driving game? If you've given it a shot, how has the lag been? Does the new mode have long-term implications for the driving genre?
What do you make of GameStop pulling out of Nordic countries? For those impacted, will this hurt your ability to enjoy new video game releases? What do you make of GameStop's future viability?
It's official! There's going to be a Resident Evil 3 Remake! Are you excited to play the game? What do you hope they update for the remake? How do you think the game will handle Nemesis?
Speaking of Resident Evil 3, here's a poll debating Mr. X in the Resident Evil 2 Remake. Once there, vote and discuss if you want Capcom to apply a similar idea to Nemesis in the Resident Evil 3 remake.
Axiom Verge 2 has been announced and BOY HOWDY, Giant Bomb users are discussing what was shown during the announcement trailer! Also, what's on your "wishlist" for the sequel? Use the link to join the conversation!
In case you missed it, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries released this week! If you have played around with the game, here's a link to our Giant Bombcommunity discussion thread about the game. Over at Waypoint, resident mech expert Austin Walker found it a "mixed bag."
Here's a "fun" discussion thread for the tech-savvy members of the Giant Bomb community! What are your computer backup solutions? Do any of you agree with this Giant Bomb user?