Hello everyone 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 at the best user-generated offerings from the last week! This time we have a little bit of everything for the third week of February! Tweets, blogs, threads, and even admirable wiki pages!
Speaking of user-generated goodness, I was recently made aware that I became the most commented blogger on the site. It's weird to think, and it only took me about thirteen years, but indeed, I am only one of two users on the site with over 10,000 blog comments. Though, @mento has everyone beat when it comes to the number of published blogs on the site by a country mile. Regardless, all hail your new "king," and if you got that classic Giant Bomb forum reference, then good for you. I mention all of this to encourage each of you to keep the written word alive on the site even if the number of comments or views might be discouraging. To write without commendation is as admirable as writing with commendation and the process of jotting down your thoughts and ideas is so liberating. All this meditative musing aside, let's jump into the housekeeping.
- There is a known issue with Giant Bomb videos not working on the PS4 browser. Rorie has filed a ticket and will provide updates on when the issue is fixed.
- Likewise, there's an issue with users not being able to log-in if they use the Safari browser. Rorie has filed a ticket and the engineers are aware it is an issue on Giant Bomb's end. This bug will impact iPhones and iPads as well as laptops and desktops.
- In better news, Splodey, a user-created Giant Bomb player for macOS and iOS got a much-needed update. New features include playlists, live streams, and Chromecast lock screen controls as well as general bug fixes.
- The Purple Twitch Screen Of Doom has definitely been edited to last significantly longer than before. The staff are aware of the issue and moving forward, will use the dedicated video player for most livestreams. However, be aware the video player is bit harder to set up and for "informal" livestreams, staff are bound to prefer to use Twitch.
Looking through an old art folder and noticed something when I sorted it by name instead of date... There are a lotta files that start with "Austin_" >,< pic.twitter.com/qmJ3VbbJ7X— Steve Kim (@Fobwashed) February 19, 2021
this series is probably the most consistently entertaining thing gb ever did. mario party is suffering— Carmyn! (@magicmeows) February 20, 2021
Huh... today I silently became the most commented blogger on @giantbomb. All hail your "new" king?— GB Duders Feed (@GBDudersFeed) February 16, 2021
Regardless, thanks to everyone who made this possible and to those of you still following the written word on the site. pic.twitter.com/rTwl3QjPmK
Welcome to the internet. We're playing Garfield games.— Giant Bomb Out of Context (@giantbomb_ooc) February 20, 2021
- Jeff Gerstmann, 2018
As most of you know, the topic of "the worst boxart" came up jearum decided to make a comeback with this truly magical creation! Taking Brad's "greatest moment" and turning it into a Sega Master System-styled box art!
Here is a MUST READ blog on the site that a lot of people can enjoy! User FRANZlSKA looked at how marriage works in a handful of MMOs and MMORPGs and shares the different approaches each has with showing your love and devotion!
It's time for another chronological tour of the games that released on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive by Mento! This week they look at all of the games that came out on the platform during the end of 1992! Likewise, finally decided to tackle Glittermitten Grove for their "Indie Game of the Week" blog series! Use the link below to see what they thought of the game and before you ask, yes, they talk about the "twist."
imunbeatable80 has a new blog and this entry is all about Octodad: Dadliest Catch! Use the link below to read why they think the game's "gimmick" is both its best and worst asset!
bigsocrates decided to go back to the old Ratchet & Clank games and uses the 10th anniversary of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time to share why they think it was a massive "step in the wrong direction" for the series. Additionally, they looked at Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and Into the Nexus!
Lionsy can't help but feel a little bit nostalgic for Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa after all these years. Check out their blog to read why they think the game could have "worked."
Moderator ZombiePie is up to their old tricks with a new blog sharing their thoughts about a Final Fantasy game! This week, they talk about Dissidia: Final Fantasy Opera Omniaand the ups and downs of its gacha traps!
A lot of community members are taking umbrage with Skyward Sword HD's $60 price tag on the Switch. However, there are also other users who defend the price tag claiming Wii-to-Switch ports are not as easy as they may seem on paper. Where do you stand?
It's another silly debate over semantics! When playing third or first-person shooters do you say "pulling the trigger" or "squeezing the trigger?" Join the debate using the link!
What is your reaction to to NVIDIA announcing they are limiting the hash rate of GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs so they’re less desirable to miners and launching an NVIDIA CMP for professional mining?
It appears they are making a new Mortal Kombat movie and this trailer doesn't look horrible? Share your impressions of what has been shown and if you are excited to see the full film.
As the title might suggest, with the advent of open-world games and crafting mechanics, is gaming erring towards a return of PS1/N64-era platforming game collectibles? Join the discussion NOW!
So, how do you "rate" today's Nintendo Direct? Were you impressed or disappointed by what Nintendo showcased? Regardless how you feel, share your main takeaways with the rest of the community!
Have any of you checked out the latest "meme game," Valheim? The internet sensation part aside, do you enjoy the underlying part of the game? What do you make of its low-poly look and aesthetic?
Here's an interesting discussion that impacts Giant Bomb's wiki, but how would you "classify" Bowser's Fury? Is it DLC? An Expansion Pack? Or a legit sequel? Share your thoughts with the rest of the community using the link above!
What do you make of the PC releases of the Kingdom Hearts games? $230 for all of the games seems like a big "woof," but are there any of you out there interested in picking up one or two games?
here's a fun discussion for Giant Bomb's FGC! Of the nigh hundreds of characters to grace the Street Fighter franchise, who do you think is the "coolest?" Shard and discuss your pick using the link above!
We all are bound to be a little nostalgic about the 90s and its music is no different! Which 90s video game soundtrack or OST do you think is the catchiest? What are your favorite earworm songs from the decade?
- @the_nubster's Dandara review on Giant Bomb assesses the game's worth as an "accomplishment in game design" as well as solid indie action platforming game!
- @phanboy4 was up for some "classic" From Software action and decided to give King's Field II a shot! Read why they think the game has aged more gracefully than other old From titles!
- @phanboy4 continues their "classic" PlayStation One video game review series with a look at Legend of Legaia! Give it a read to discover why they think combat holds up miraculously well even if the dialogue and story do not!
Alright, so, we have some important "updates" on the Giant Bomb wiki. First, Bowser's Fury will not get its own dedicated wiki page and instead, will be listed as an alternate release of Super Mario 3D World with "Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury" as an alias to the current wiki page.
The recently announced remake of Legend of Mana is an HD Remaster and not viewed as warranting its own wiki page. Please describe differences it might have to the original on the current wiki page.
Alternatively, the newly revealed Diablo II Remaster does warrant its own dedicated wiki page. Using current precedent involving how "old" PC expansions work, this remaster is a compilation and therefore gets a page like Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition did.