Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-created works on Giant Bomb.
Team GameSpot is looking for a Guides Editor as well as an experienced editor. Both applications are completed on RedVenture's website and you can also read the qualifications for both positions there as well.
Speaking of which, here's your premium content wrap up in case you missed anything!
- ALBUMMER! 08: Too Legit for the Pit
- The Very Online Show 07: DIWhy
- GrubbSnax Ep. 13: Quantic Dream's Star Wars, Titanfall 3, and Jason Momoa
- VoidBurger's Hot Takeouts: Why We Can't Escape Firewatch
- Unprofessional Fridays: UPF 09/24/21
Extra Life Announcements!
Alright everyone, we have all been through a lot the past year, the site included. However, it's officially time to get excited about Extra Life 2021! You can feel free to join Giant Bomb's team or donate! If you can't donate, please spread the word to people who can! The team goal is to raise $223,566 so Giant Bomb can crest $2,000,000 raised for Extra Life!
Marino is the current team captain for Giant Bomb's Extra Life team and if anything is "off" with the page, please let him know! That said, we currently only have 10 team members and have raised ~$2,000 and definitely want to get both of those numbers up before the end of next week!
So, the Mario movie casting is a thing and the internet still is coming to terms with Chris Pratt as the voice of Mario, but Twitter featured TWO different interpretations of the Donkey Kong casting involving Jeff B. Have fun, and don't forget to check out our "recasting" thread down below!
whO WROTE THE GIANT BOMB PAGE FOR MONSTER RANCHER HOPABOUT pic.twitter.com/t7SOMoDq22— K⬝O⬝B⬝L⬝D interactive multiplayer (@kobldexe) September 23, 2021
HONESTLY am I dreaming? you have to tell me if I'm asleep or not cuz this reality makes no sense.— VoidBurger 🍔🎮 (@VoidBurger) September 23, 2021
I'm contributing to GiantBomb, people like me, and Chris Pratt is going to be Mario in the movie. Literally NONE OF THAT MAKES SENSE and CANNOT be HAPPENING lmao
Today I had to tell my two-year-old "no, no, no, don't shake the baby" as she tried to shake the new baby's seat while he was in it. Didn't see that one coming, but thankfully I played an educational game 10 years ago that prepped me for this moment. pic.twitter.com/gvqZsDYQIC— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) September 21, 2021
A, uh, visceral reaction to the Mario actor in this new Super Mario Bros. Movie. pic.twitter.com/4HHOMA8T9o— Giant Bomb (@giantbomb) September 23, 2021
Over on YouTube, The Onigino shares a level they made in 2019 for Dan and Ben's "Get On My Level" show after thinking they originally lost the level years ago. Watch them share their thought process to the level's design!
What does a blockchain actually do? Can we liberate our video game items from their software? Will God ever forgive us for the concept of "NFT Funko Pops?" All of these questions are debated in moderator Gamer_152's latest blog!
imunbeatable80 tackles Tetris Effect and Blazing Beaks with their latest blogs on the site! Do they think Tetris Effect is GOTY worthy? You will just Blazing Beaks' difficulty curve? Use the links above to find out!
First, Mento's latest "Indie Game of the Week" is about Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials! Use the link below to read why they were pleasantly surprised at how much bigger of a game it was. Second, Mento wants YOU to help them crown a "Most GameCube Game" to better celebrate the console's 20th anniversary.
There is now a thread on the Giant Bomb forums where users are attempting to "recast" the actors in the Mario animated film. Have at it internet denizens. If you ask me, I like the Charlie Day casting decision.
Are there any Giant Bomb community members that have impressions of Kena: Bridge of Spirits? For those that have played it, do you agree or disagree with the reviews for the game?
Are there any users out there that have played Encased? Judging from the newsletter, it sounds like Rorie is having a fun time with it, but what have you? Is it a post-apocalyptic isometric RPG with tactical turn-based combat worth checking out?
Crystal Dynamics is helping out with the upcoming Perfect Dark game! Does that make you more or less excited for the game? What do you think this suggests about another long-term video game project from Crystal Dynamics?
It's weird to say, but 2022 is looking like a good year for limited edition box art. What are some of your favorite alternate box art designs for next year? All of the alternate box art designs for Horizon Forbidden West look great to me.
Are there any users out there that have ridden electric scooters? If you have, here's a link to our new scooter enthusiast thread! Even if you have only rented one, share your experiences
Here's a fun discussion thread on the Giant Bomb forums more people should join! What's your favorite victory fanfare/theme in video game history? As you might expect, my vote goes to Final Fantasy VII or Final Fantasy X.
How many members of the community have given Aragami 2 a shot? If you are one of them, here's a link to the community discussion about the game! Share if you think it is a good follow-up to the first game or not!
Are there any members of the Giant Bomb userbase excited about the announcement of Jagged Alliance 3? Are you a longstanding fan of the series or a newcomer hyped after watching the announcement trailer?
Not sure what was the inciting action, but we have a thread on the site trying to identify the "best uses of soda drinking in video game history." If you have suggestions, here's the link. And before you ask, yes, Soda Drinker Pro is the top recommendation.
DevourerOfTime belatedly celebrates the 20th anniversary of the GameCube with a list of their twenty favorite games on the platform on Giant Bomb!
With the rise of AEW and the rejuvenation of their love of wrestling, Kamikaiz3 went ahead and made a list of their ten favorite wrestling games! Give it a read and think about making a list of your own!