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The Community Spotlight 2021.09.25

As it turns out, Donkey Kong pronounces Mario's name incorrectly.

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.

Jeff is still out caring for his second child, but hopefully you have enjoyed more @voidburger on the site as well as the appearance of Gwarsenio during the 09/24/21 UPF.

Speaking of which, here's your premium content wrap up in case you missed anything!

Extra Life Announcements!

It's that time of the year again!
It's that time of the year again!

Giant Bomb's Extra Life Page (By: @marino)

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!

Galleria

Jeff Bakalar As "Donkey Kong" [Version A] (By: @Monodo)

Jeff Bakalar As "Donkey Kong" [Version B] (By: @_cckirby)

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!

Version A
Version A
Version B
Version B

Tweets

Videos

Surviving My Giant Bomb Tribute Level Round 1 - The Onigino Plays Super Mario Maker 2 (F81-6F0-WWG) (By: The Onigino)

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!

Blogs

Mythical: Video Games on the Blockchain (By: @gamer_152)

A lot of continued love for the GameCube this week.
A lot of continued love for the GameCube this week.

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!

What's the Greatest Video Game: Tetris Effect+

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!

Indie Game of the Week 238: Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials +

The Most GameCube Game(By: @mento)

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.

Discussion Threads

The Cast Literally Anyone Else In The Mario Movie Megathread (By: @el_blarfo)

This sure was a thing that happened.
This sure was a thing that happened.

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.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits - Reviews and Impressions Thread (PC, PS4, PS5) (By: @nodima)

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?

Encased - Early Impressions (By: @allthedinos)

A lot of people seem to be enjoying Kena, but feel free to share how you feel if you disagree with the consensus.
A lot of people seem to be enjoying Kena, but feel free to share how you feel if you disagree with the consensus.

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 Helpin' Out With That There Perfect Dark Game (By: @rorie)

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?

Which 2022 Game Limited Edition Box Art Do You Like The Most? (By: @gtxforza)

I'm always happy to share some scooter love on Giant Bomb.
I'm always happy to share some scooter love on Giant Bomb.

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.

Does Anyone Use One Of Those Electric Scooters? (By: @sombre)

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

Your Most Favorite Victory/Level Complete Theme Of All Time? (By: @gtxforza)

I think you all know what my favorite victory theme might be.
I think you all know what my favorite victory theme might be.

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.

Aragami 2 Discussion Thread (By: @topcyclist)

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!

Jagged Alliance 3 Announced, Actually Looks Like Jagged Alliance (By: @sparky_buzzsaw)

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?

Recommendations For Amateur Soda Drinking Simulation Games? (By: @kuiper)

Some solid picks in this soda game thread.
Some solid picks in this soda game thread.

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.

The Good Life Release Date Announced (Oct. 15) (By: @warpr)

The Good Life, the latest project from Hidetaka Suehiro, has a release date! Are there any users that are excited to get their hands on the game? If so, use the link below to join the hype train!

Lists

20 Years Later: Top 20 GameCube Games (By: @devoureroftime)

I will die on the hill saying Super Mario RPG is better than Thousand-Year Door. COME AT ME, HATERS!
I will die on the hill saying Super Mario RPG is better than Thousand-Year Door. COME AT ME, HATERS!

DevourerOfTime belatedly celebrates the 20th anniversary of the GameCube with a list of their twenty favorite games on the platform on Giant Bomb!

Top 10 Best WWE Games (By: @kamikaiz3)

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!

User Reviews

Are there any other Giant Bomb users with opinions about No More Heroes III?
Are there any other Giant Bomb users with opinions about No More Heroes III?
  • @snaketelegraph's No More Heroes III review shares their attempt to wrangle their conflicted feelings about the game. Read why they struggled to enjoy the game while thinking "What could have been..." all the time!