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 offerings from the last week. Well, I think I speak for the rest of the community when I say "Thank You, Abby!" After four years, Abby has moved on from the site and will be pursuing other endeavors. The "Best of Giant Bomb" tribute Derek (aka @turboman) created is "must see" video content and you should definitely keep on the lookout for the final Giant Bomb newsletter authored by Abby. The newsletter in particular is incredibly sweet and even an online curmudgeon like myself cannot deny feeling a bit emotional reading over the final draft. If you wish to continue following Abby, and why wouldn't you, links to her Twitch and Twitter accounts will be provided below. With that in mind, let's jump into the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight!
- Giant Bomb's Black Friday Sale will be available until 11/30/2020. Get 20% off on all merchandise! Likewise, don't forget Giant Bomb Premium is on sale for $35!
- Pre-orders on the Giant Bomb Track Suit will close at 12/16/2020! They are expected to ship at December 21st, so, consider them a "late" Christmas goft if that is your plan.
- The Giant Bomb Discord raised $2,255 for the site's Extra Life team! You can continue to donate if you missed the event. Also, while the Discord was the last "official" event of Giant Bomb's Extra Life coverage, do not discount "surprise" charity stream latter down the road.
Today was my last stream with Giant Bomb as an official employee. Thank you all so much for having me these last four years. I'll see you later.— abby russell (@ybbaaabby) November 25, 2020
Best Of Giant Bomb 201: Abby From Brooklyn https://t.co/xsHPyK9fNa— Derek (@HeyDerekStone) November 27, 2020
Listen, I'm not a Christmas Guy, and when I saw this with the logo, I was like "I should probably buy that", but then I saw @alex_navarro on the other side and my wallet flew directly into my computer screen and broke it so giant bomb owes me a new monitor pic.twitter.com/iVS2MnB1pj— chocobomoshpit (@chocobomoshpit) November 24, 2020
Cool interaction I had with Rorie from Giant Bomb just now pic.twitter.com/fDli2TgQ9G— Fred Durst 2 (@ConorHaloReach) November 25, 2020
Yep, just two childless men in their 30s, playing the Sesame Street game.— Giant Bomb Out of Context (@giantbomb_ooc) November 26, 2020
- Ryan Davis, 2012
Galleria Of Art
Here's some final Clue Crew fanart over on Twitter from sewerhead666! To call it a touching tribute is an understatement; it is AMAZING! Use the link above to send your support to them for creating such a masterpiece! Remember, support artists however you can!
Over on YouTube, k0ngbuster created an opera cover of everyone's "favorite" musical track from Mario Party 7, "Sail The Canals," after giving the site's Mario Party Party 7 video a watch.
In light of various updates, Mr. Rorie is attempting to gauge interest in reviving the World of Warcraft Alliance/Horde Giant Bomb groups! Share if you have checked up on the old community alliances and what you would like to see!
IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN! It's time to don your Giant Bomb avatar/profile picture with a Santa hat! Get help if you need it using the link! Or, you're MattyFTM and don your avatar with Soviet imagery!
Calling everyone playing Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War! There's an online grouping thread on the forums you can join! Share your platform preference, region, and account name over there if you want to play with other GB users!
Harumpher tries their hand at blogging on the site for the first time with a write-up about Assassin's Creed Valhalla! Read why they think it does a better job of "managing the clutter" than previous Assassin's Creed games!
With the state of the world being what it is, user Humanity makes an impassioned plea for people who have not yet read Neuromancer by William Gibson to bite the bullet now.
imunbeatable80 decided to strike Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch from their video game backlog this month and shares why they don't think the game deserves the "instant classic" tag some have given it.
For reasons still unknown, bigsocrates decided to give the original Homefront a shot. Check out their blog on Giant Bomb to read why they found it to be the "the TV movie to CoD's blockbuster." Additionally, bigsocrates played Binary Domain on a whim and shares why they consider it an underrated classic of the 7th generation worth going back to if you haven't played it yet.
Jeremyf takes to Giant Bomb to blog about Desperados III and why it is the western RTS game that "you need to play" if you enjoy strategy games. Give it a read using the link
PurpleShyGuy takes to the forums to share a big "Thank You to Supergiant Games and why they continue to enjoy their approach to gameplay mechanics and video game storytelling.
First, Mento has a new blog that looks at every game that released on the Sega/Mega-CD in the year 1992! Read all about classic "gems" like "Sing!! Sega Game Music Presented by B.B. Queens!" Second, Mento's latest "Indie Game of the Week" blog is all about Vision Soft Reset! Read why they enjoyed the Metroid-esque throwback from indie dev Mark Radocy
Discussion Threads & Forums
What is YOUR REACTION to Comcast's announced plan to roll back data caps in much of the United States? How do you think this will impact the next gen consoles or current-gen streaming service use?
Calling all users playing Yakuza: Like a Dragon! What tips and tricks do you have to share to other people just getting started in the game? Share them using the link above!
For those Giant Bomb users playing the PS5 remaster of Demon's Souls, what are your favorite equipment and spell combinations? How have you been spec-ing your characters? Share your character combinations with the rest of the community!
Speaking of the PS5 Demon's Soul remaster, what are your favorite and least favorite changes in the remaster? Are you as up in arms as the rest of the internet about the changes they have made to the game?
To anyone who has played Fuser, what are some songs, either new or old, you wish were in the game but are not! Common community suggestions include: Daft Punk - Da Funk, Wild Cherry - Play that Funky Music, and "More Kanye."
Here's an interesting discussion thread for all of you fans of the Assassin's Creed franchise: is it time for the series to let you play as the precursor human race, the Isu? Are they the solution to making the real-world stuff relevant again?
Watch Dogs: Legion's multiplayer modes have been delayed until next year! What do you think this says about the game's odds of long-term post-release support?
Did any of you check out the G4 holiday reunion hosted by Ron Funches? If you did, share what stuck out to you and if you are excited to watch the revived network with the rest of the community.
The news of the Mohammad bin Salman Charity Foundation buying a controlling stake in SNK caught a LOT of people by surprise. What do you make of the news?
Tanked uses their latest list on Giant Bomb to annotate the games they think benefit from using VR and would suffer if they were made using traditional controls.
- @nateandrews' Assassin's Creed Valhalla review shares why they think the franchise is moving in a gameplay direction they don't want to follow anymore.
- @senorsucks2suckva's Shadow of the Tomb Raider review on the site shares why the game scratched the right collect-a-thon itch they were looking to scratch.