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The Community Spotlight 2020.02.02

Nothing feels like eternal doom quite like being indebted to a tanuki.

Hello and welcome to yet another edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again happy to be your host this week as we look back at the best creative endeavors from the community! It's been a slow week as we hit the dregs of the post-Christmas "Winter Game Drought." I have to say, as someone who has been following games for as long as I could remember, this drought, as well as the "Summer Game Drought," has been an industry-wide issue since the dawn of time. Which is why I personally have to dismiss politely any notions that Giant Bomb's content is slowing down. THERE JUST AREN'T MANY NEW GAMES COMING OUT! That aside, the community has been as active as ever, and before we jump into that, let's address the handful of site-related items worth mentioning.

  • As some of you have noticed, Giant Bomb will not be present at PAX East this year. That should not stop you from having fun at the convention or thinking the amount of content coming from the site will be slowing down any time soon!
  • The bug some users encountered earlier this week related to the horizontal scroll being too wide on the front page has been resolved. If you are still encountering issues, please report it using this link.
  • @fobwashed created a fun application for anyone who frequents Giant Bomb Infinite: SaltyBomb! As they explained on Twitter, it allows you to bet on stuff in Giant Bomb Infinite. It's still being tested, but if you follow them on Twitter, you can be on top of updates and the next time they plan to host betting events!

Tweets Of The Week

Clips Of The Week

I Set Doom Eternal Footage To The Animal Crossing Trailer (By: @butterednoodles)

butterednoodles, a user, set recent Doom Eternal footage to the Animal Crossing trailer music and the results are AMAZING! Seriously, it's uncanny how well this actually works!

Best Of Blogs

A little game that does it all? learn more from stantongrouse!
A little game that does it all? learn more from stantongrouse!

Back on the Digital Farm: Part 1 Littlewood (By: @stantongrouse)

In case you missed it, definitely check out user stantongrouse's blog on the "peaceful" indie RPG, Littlewood! It explains exactly why they think more people should check it out!

Ranking of Factions: Total War Warhammer II (part 1) +

Ranking of Factions: Total War Warhammer II (part 2) (By: @arbitrarywater)

ArbitraryWater continues their highly "scientific" rankings of the playable factions in Total War: Warhammer II! Check out to see why they think the Warriors of Chaos are definitely the worst faction as well as which nations rose above the bottom-tier but didn't quite manage to make the top!

ArbitraryWater is saving the best for last! Yes, yes!
ArbitraryWater is saving the best for last! Yes, yes!

Most Metal Game Ever (That Isn't Doom) Kingdom Under Fire: Crusaders Is Getting A PC Port This Year (By: @brackstone)

Kingdom Under Fire Crusaders is coming to PC later this year and user Brackstone blogs about how the game is one of the most gloriously "metal" video games ever made!

I Went to NieR: Orchestra Concert re:12018: A Report From the Scene (By: @clagnaught)

Clagnaught recently had the pleasure of attending to a concert that played the music from the NieR franchise. Read all about it and how this particular concert went above and beyond the norm in making itself feel like a part of the NieR franchise.

This game is indeed
This game is indeed "metal."

My List of Games That You Should Probably Check Out (By: @mylifeforaiur)

mylifeforAiur celebrates their 28th birthday with a blog detailing their favorite video game "buried treasures!" Give it a read and feel free to share your own video game picks!

Assassin's Creed Revelations Feels Cobbled Together And Unnecessary, Though It's Still An Okay Game (By: @bigsocrates)

BigSocrates continues heir retrospective on the Assassin's Creed franchise with a look at Assassin's Creed Revelations! Give their blog a read and see why they found it to be decent, albeit, a cobbled-together mess.

I Have Too Many Games And I Don't Know What To Play! (By: @sombre)

But where does this concert stand on the Drakengard/NieR timeline?
But where does this concert stand on the Drakengard/NieR timeline?

Sombre uses their latest blog to talk about being overwhelmed by the number of games in their backlog and how they plan to address the issue.

Indie Game of the Week 155: Vaporum(By: @mento)

Mento continues with tradition with a new "Indie Game of the Week" blog and this one is all about Vaporum from Fatbot Games! Giveitg a read and discover why they think the game is definitely worth checking out!

Hot Damn, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Multiplayer) Is Really Fun (By: @librariangmr)

librariangmr uses their latest blog to discuss why Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the most fun they have had with online multiplayer is a good long time!

Join The Discussion

New Trailer Of Final Fantasy VII Remake On The 23 Year Anniversary Of The Original's Release (By: @jimbot)

Don Corneo sure looks like someone from the Yakuza games.
Don Corneo sure looks like someone from the Yakuza games.

A new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake has hit! Use the link to join the community discussion about it! Share your impressions of the graphics, voice acting, Cloud's crossdressing, and Don Corneo!

Wizards Of The Coast Is Launching A Games Studio From Ex-BioWare Folks (By: @rorie)

Wizards of the Coast is launching a games studio and it will even have Ex-BioWare folks! Does this announcement make you excited or concerned? Wizards of the COast's previous attempts at entering the world of gaming have been "mixed" to say the least.

Has Ring Fit Adventure Helped You Get In Shape? (By: @sweep)

Calling all Ring Fit Adventure owners! Do you think the game has helped you get legitimately fit or healthier? Share your health and wellness hot takes about the game and its ability to generate sweat.

Just a friendly reminder most
Just a friendly reminder most "wellness programs" are pseudo-science!

Cook, Serve, Delicious 3?! has entered Early Access on Steam! How Are Y'all Liking It? (By: @mocbucket62)

Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! has launched on Steam Early Access, and you can join our community discussion about how it plays using the link above! Do you enjoy the food truck direction this game has taken?

Which Dormant Capcom IP Would You Like To See Get A AAA Revival? (By: @liquiddragon)

Here's a fun poll/discussion thread on the Giant Bomb forums: Which dormant Capcom IP would you like to see get a AAA revival? Vote for and discuss your pick using the link! The winner gets their game made!

E3 2020: A Sneak Peek at the Year Ahead (By: @theadmin)

The ESA has put out a long statement regarding E3 2020! Give it a read and join the Giant Bomb community discussion about what this means for the event's future and if it nothing but hot air!

I look forward to the four game simulating the life of a food chain magnet.
I look forward to the four game simulating the life of a food chain magnet.

Do You Still Buy Movies On DVD? (By: @cikame)

As the title of this thread suggests, are you still buying movies on DVDs? Are you buying physical copies of movies at all? Vote for and discuss your current stance using the link above!

Torchlight III Announced (Kind Of) (By: @rorie)

Torchlight III has been announced and if you are excited about it, feel free to join the Giant Bomb community discussion about it! Don't forget to share your hopes and wishlist for the next game!

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Discussion Thread (By: @thepartisanspy)

All lot of users have strong feelings about Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot! Feel free to join them by using the link to access our community discussion thread about the game and if it is a good representation of the Dragon Ball Z IP!

Point and Click Adventure Games From Back in the Day You Could Still Recommend Today? (By: @liquiddragon)

Which point and click adventure games do you think pass the test of time? Share your game picks and don't forget to articulate what you think allows the game(s) to remain timeless.

Lovable Lists

Games of the Year, 2010 + Games of the Year, 2011 (By: @frontman12)

Good laughs all around!
Good laughs all around!

frontman12 finishes off their GOTY 2010s retrospective with a look at their favorite games from 2010, ! Give each of them a look and congratulate them on finishing their list project!

My Favorite Walking Simulators (By: @shami_sansi)

I needed a good laugh today and Giant Bomb user Shami_Sansi's list of their "Favourite Walking Simulators" delivered! Here's a taste of what you can expect.

Useful User Reviews

I might even argue this is Peter Molyneux's best game.
I might even argue this is Peter Molyneux's best game.
  • @meatwad420's review of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order articulates why the game is all style and little substance, but how that's almost perfect for current-day Star Wars!
  • @chlomo continues with their retro video game reviews with a look at Bullfrog's Theme Hospital! Check out their review to see if they think the game passes the test of time!

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Good stuff! Thank you for always doing a great job with these round-ups!

(And thanks to the community for being so active and doing cool stuff, of course)

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I made that list in earnest .___.

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Saltybomb: Never Bet On DBZ Quick Looks.

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I saw an animation on Youtube featuring Doomguy walking into a game store to buy Animal Crossing followed by an Animal Crossing character buying Doom Eternal. Guess 3.20.20 is becoming a bit of a meme.

Also, it's still much better than the trap crap they put the most recent trailer