Hello and welcome to a very GOTY-heavy edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! As always, I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week as we look back at the best user-created works from the Giant Bomb Community! With Giant Bomb's proper 2019 GOTY coverage upon us, I thought I would spare no expense in making this Spotlight a vessel for dozens of user-created GOTY lists and blogs.
- If you watched the 12/20/2019 UPF and reached out to Rorie given his unfortunate circumstances, he's shared his thanks on Twitter and assures everyone he's doing well.
- While the real draw of GOTY season are the guest lists and hilarious videos, don't forget, Community GOTY voting is live until early January!
- If you live in the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico, Giant Bomb, in conjunction with CNet and GameSpot, is hosting a console giveaway!
- If you remember the Whiskey Media days of Giant Bomb, Tested video producer, Joey Fameli, sadly posted on Instagram that Whiskey Media's Tricaster, a source of constant hijinks back in the day, had to be retired.
User-Created GOTY 2019 Content!
Author's Note: Alright, every year I dedicate 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!
- 2019 Game of the Year (By: @ozone)
- Top 5 Games I Played In 2019 (By: @adzpearson)
- Best of 2019 (By: @sweep)
- 2019 - "Fire Emblem Three Houses" Presents: Top Ten (By: @drachmalius)
- My 2019 GOTY (By: @valorianendymion)
- GOTY 2019 (By: @rmanthorp)
- Best of 2019 (By: @marino)
- Top 9 Games I Played In 2019 (By: @purpleeggshells)
- GOTY 2019 (By: @bowl-of-lentils)
- GOTY 2019 (By: @majormitch)
- audioBusting's Top 10 (+1) Hot Games for Cool Gamers 2019 (By: @audiobusting)
- Top 10 of 2019 (By: @nateandrews)
- GOTY 2019 (By: @wemibelle)
- 2019 Had Some Good Games, These Are My Favorite (Sgt Sphynx's GotY 2019) (By: @sgtsphynx)
- Top 10 Games of 2019 (By: @doctorfaust)
- Top Five of 2019 (By: @bootymcjohnson)
- GOTY 2019 (By: @amlabella)
- My 10 Favorite Games of 2019 (By: @ucantalas)
- 11+ Games I Played In 2019 (By: @vrkobold)
- GOTY 2019 (By: @nancydrewfan123)
- Game of The Year 2019 (By: @gendergenerator)
- Top 10 of 2019 (By: @aistan)
Giant Bomb user ronindrummer200 has a little bit of everything represented in their 2019 GOTY blog, including their favorite "classic" video game experiences from the year.
On Giant Bomb user JigglePhysx's latest blog they review their ten favorite games from the year, as well as the ten games they wish they could forget about! Give it a read if you are in need of a good laugh!
Clips Of The Week
In case you missed it, Rorie ended up beating Yama in Spelunky this week. Here's a link to their thread and video archive!
The Warframe community wants you to know all about the fun they have been having with the game's Empyrean update! Here's a link to the community discussion thread and one video of their adventure with the update!
Tweets Of The Week
Just hit 50,000 images uploaded to Giant Bomb.— Brad Lynch (@MarinoV1) December 15, 2019
20% PAX photos
10% E3 photos
10% Box Arts
60% EverQuest screenshots pic.twitter.com/VTwOXIX2xR
Ahhhh, hot nuts!— Giant Bomb Out of Context (@giantbomb_ooc) December 19, 2019
- Jeff Gerstmann, 2019
Best Of Blogs
ARGs have the power to transform how we relate to the world around us, but face unprecedented environmental challenges. This week Gamer_152 discusses Pokémon Go and how it tackles these problems.
Did you forget Electronic Super Joy II came out in 2019? Well, Giant Bomb moderator Mento investigates on their latest blog if the game warrants a stronger presence during GOTY discussions! Additionally, they played Seasons After Fall for their latest Indie Game of the Week blog! Use the link below to discover if they enjoyed the fantasy platformer!
Giant Bomb user Igort continues their blog series on fan-made Doom WADS! This episode reviews Going Down, Eviternity, and John Romero’s SIGIL!
Moderator ZombiePie is a hardcore Star Wars fan and finally got around to playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. On this humorous blog, they share four nerdy continuity and canonical errors in the game.
Giant Bomb user Seikenfreak recently gave the VR first-person shooter, Boneworks, a shot, and shares the good and bad of the game on their latest blog!
Giant Bomb user BigSocrates found Rise & Shine to be an entertaining indie game they do not think is worth its current asking price.
Join The Discussion
Did you make a 2019 GOTY list on the site? If you did, here's a link to a thread where you can promote and discuss your list with the rest of the community!
Have any of you checked out Netflix's The Witcher series? Whether your impressions are positive or negative, feel free to share them with the Giant Bomb community using the link!
To everyone who has played Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, what do you think is the game's "best" difficulty setting? Vote and discuss your preference with the rest of the community!
A fan translation for Sakura Wars has released! Giant Bomb user Bowl-of-Lentils has all the details on what this means for Sakura Wars fan!
Westwood's Blade Runner is now available on GOG! Are you excited to give it another try? Do you have any fond memories of Dave Snider's Random PC Game series for the game?
Can you think of any RTS and 4X games that are entry-level and targeted for beginners or gamers interested in exploring the genres for the first time? Share and discuss your picks using the link above!
Here's a discussion thread that has divided the Giant Bomb community: Is 2019 the year of "Rogue-like Fatigue?" When a game is announced and the word "rogue-like" is used, does that hurt your interest? Join our discussion
audioBusting has a great user list on Giant Bomb that needs your help! They are trying to make a list of "games in which actual developers of the game address the player directly, to talk about the game, inside the game," and need suggestions!
Useful User Reviews
- @moonlightmoth played Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition and uses their review to discuss how they've finally come around to NWN, seventeen years after the fact.
- @valorianendymion uses their review of God Eater 3 to explain why it is a contender to take the top spot of their GOTY list.
- @onemanarmyy played The Sexy Brutale and uses their review of the game to discuss why they were enamored by its upbeat and grimdark world.