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The Community Spotlight 2020.05.02

None of the art found in this week's Spotlight is counterfeit.

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 on the best user-created works from the Giant Bomb community! Whelp, that was a month! It's crazy to think the month of April is officially behind us, but that is indeed the case. With everything that is going on in the world, I did not think my sense of time would be this thoroughly messed up. Hopefully the rest of you have been doing well enough. We have a handful of housekeeping items that I think you will enjoy, so, without further ado, let;s jump into it!

Tweets Of The Week

Clips Of The Week

Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run Stream Archives (By: various)

I know the event is now two weeks old, but video archives for Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run are still coming in HOT! Rorie's streams are on the Giant Bomb Unarchived Twitter account in case you were wondering! but don't let that discourage you from checking out the user archives! We've me playing bad animed dating games and thatpinguino putting their body on the line for charity! Don't forget, if you missed the event you can still donate using the link above!

Giant Bomb Galleria

Giant Bomb Coloring Book Page (By: @jearum)

Resident Giant Bomb artist, jearum, finally got the time to color Dan Auer's 2019 Giant Bomb GotY sketch! I think we can all agree it's an amazing work of art, and don't forget to try your own coloring attempt!

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Blinking White Guy Meme In Animal Crossing (By: r/AnimalCrossing)

Whelp, it was bound to happen sooner or later, but someone had a go at making Drew's Blinking White Guy meme in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! The image is titled "When Blathers tells you that your painting is fake after you spent thirty minutes analyzing it."

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Community Activities

Time to swab the decks with friends!
Time to swab the decks with friends!

"Shiver Me Duders" - The Giant Bomb Sea of Thieves Xbox Club & Discord Server (By: @bearhardt)

Inspired by the recent batch of coverage from the staff, the Giant Bomb Community Sea of Thieves Xbox Club & Discord Server want you to know they are still happily accepting NEW MEMBERS! Just drop a comment asking for a new invite to the Discord.

Giant Bomb's Pokemon Gynasium (By: Jan)

As mentioned last week, Jan is hosting a community PokeMonday Tournament! If you are interested in joining, or just want to hang out with other Giant Bomb users and talk about Pokemon, then the link above is just for you!

Blogs

Unlimited Anime!
Unlimited Anime!

Spring 2020 Anime: This Season is Actually Good (By: @dochaus)

DocHaus has been watching a decent amount of anime during the pandemic and reviews their favorites and not so favorites from Spring 2020. Also, do not adjust your screens, I 100% did indeed put an anime blog on the top of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Bite me!

Breath Of The Wild Summed Up In One Picture (By: @purpleshyguy)

Giant Bomb user PurpleShyGuy finally got around to playing Breath of the Wild and shares why they think Nintendo could have done so much more with the game than what they did. Also, they made the cursed image you are seeing to the right.

Announcing the Wheel of Dubious RPGs: An Exercise in Justifying Poor Choices (By: @arbitrarywater)

ArbitraryWater shares the details for their next blog series on Giant Bomb:"The Wheel of Dubious RPGs!" Read all about the highly questionable CRPGs they could be playing for your entertainment! More people should be following this series and sharing suggestions for the wheel!

Mega Archive: Part XVIII: From Todd's Adventures in Slime World to Tougi-Ou: King Colossus +

Honestly, I think ArbitraryWater's new series will be his downfall.
Honestly, I think ArbitraryWater's new series will be his downfall.

Indie Game of the Week 168: Ms. Splosion Man +

May Millennials 5: Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (Intro) (By: @mento)

Let's give Mento a standing ovation for managing to write THREE blog this week! First, Mento continues their retrospective on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis with a look at the games that released on the platform from April '92 to June '92! Second, Mento's latest "Indie Game of the Week" series is all about Ms. Splosion Man! Give it a read and discover why they think it is a worthwhile game replete with fun extras! Lastly, Mento recently got around to playing Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura and discusses why they think it is a brilliant concept plagued by technical "weirdness."

Thinking With Portals +

You Only Win When You're Swinging (By: @danielkempster)

danielkempster returns to blogging on Giant Bomb with a write-up about OG Portal and how GLaDOS is a far more fully developed character than people give her credit for. danielkempster continues to knock off games from their backlog by playing Marvel's Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4! Read all about their impressions of the game and what they think could have improved it.

Discussions & Threads

Is this a day one purchase for anyone else?
Is this a day one purchase for anyone else?

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise Release Date And New Trailer Discussion Thread (By: @glots)

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise has a release date and a new trailer! Give it a watch and join the rest of the community in trying to figure out where the game is possibly going with this sequel.

How Big Is The Backlash Against The Last Of Us Part II Story Leaks Really? (By: @alistercat)

What do you make of the recent controversy surrounding The Last of Us Part II leaks? Have you been able to avoid the spoilers? For those who haven't, if the leaks pan out, where would you stand with its story?

Gears Tactics Reviews and Impressions Thread (By: @stephen_von_cloud)

Have any of you been following the reviews and coverage of Gears Tactics? Are there any Giant Bomb users who are excited to pick up the game? For those who have tried the game, do you enjoy the marriage between Gear of War and XCOM?

Favorite Builds/Combos In Gears Tactics? Tips & Tricks? (By: @ethanielrain)

Speaking of which, calling all Giant Bomb users playing Gears Tactics! What are some of your go-to builds/combos? Do you have any tips or tricks? Feel free to share them with the rest of the community using the link above!

Which Series Were You Way Late To The Party For But Now Really Enjoy? (By: @liquiddragon)

We've got another fun discussion thread on the forums for everyone to enjoy: Which series were you late to the party for but now really enjoy? Share a series that is near and dear to you, but you didn't discover until now.

Yeah, I guess this game always has had cover-based mechanics.
Yeah, I guess this game always has had cover-based mechanics.

Four Months Into 2020: What's Your Favorite New Release This Year? (By: @beachthunder)

The month of April is behind us and some major video game releases are as well! As such, has your 2020 GOTY list changed in any way? Has a game from April supplanted your previous #1 spot for the year?

Streets Of Rage 4 Characters Discussion Thread (Is Cherry OP?) (By: @wmoyer83)

To users playing Streets of Rage 4, who are your favorite characters? Current internet scuttlebutt is that Cherry is OP, but do you have any personal favorites in the game? Use the link to join the community discussion!

Aesop Rock Produced Music For Freedom Finger And It's FIRE (By: @flashflood_29)

A new batch of users recently picked up Freedom Finger after Aesop Rock produced some music for the game! Learn more about the game and share your impressions with the community.

UAre There Any Unironic Nu Metal Fans On Giant Bomb? (By: @bigevil1987)

There are no spoilers in this screencap... I promise.
There are no spoilers in this screencap... I promise.

The topic is a brought up whenever the Giant Bomb staff whenever they want to make a music joke, but what are you favorite nu metal bands and albums? Nu metal gets made fun of a lot by the Giant Bomb staff, but do you have any fond memories of the genre?

CSGO Is Currently Averaging Over 1 Million Players, Highest Player Count For A CS Game After Almost 20 Years (By: @rayne117)

It recently broke that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive achieved the highest player count of a CS game in over twenty years. Does this news surprise you? Have you revisited the game during the quarantine.

User Reviews

Wiki Pages

Monopoly Tycoon

To the five of you who remember this game, you remember it being FUN AS FUCK!
To the five of you who remember this game, you remember it being FUN AS FUCK!

In response to Abby's Monopoly stream, I (ZombiePie) would like to take the time to remind everyone Monopoly Tycoon was a very good game even if it had nothing to do with the Monopoly board game.