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 creative endeavors from the community!
The first, and probably the most important, bit of housekeeping is related to "Ranking of Evil," which recently published its first episode. The confusion stems from whether or not Ranking of Evil will be free or a premium exclusive after its first episode. As Jan state in the comments of Episode 1, "Ranking of Fighters was a free show, Ranking of Evil will also be a free joint too." Additionally, future episodes will publish on Mondays and the hope is to release a new episode every two weeks.
Speaking of which, let's review all of the wonderful programs you may have missed if you blinked for even a moment. Then, let's jump right into the wonderful things the community has created!
- Ranking of Evil 01
- Giant Bombcast 706: Key Lad
- Quick Look: Far Cry 6
- Quick Look: Unsighted
- Quick Look: Hot Wheels Unleashed
- Unfinished: Battlefield 2042
- Unprofessional Fridays: UPF 10/08/21
- ALBUMMER! 10: Lil Wayne's "Rebirth"
- GrubbSnax Ep. 15: Konami Remakes, 2022, and Sora
- Bak 2 Skool 8: Cameras
Extra Life 2021 Links
The site's EXTRA LIFE 2021 donation page is up! YOU, YES YOU, could be the first person to donate to Giant Bomb's Extra Life 2021 page! Also, here's a link to the team page! You can also feel free to join Giant Bomb's team as well as 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! Right now we have 37 team members and as a team is inching closer to $5,000!
As the work of art from jearum might suggest, Giant Bomb could warrant at least a question on Jeopardy, possibly even its own category. There's a lot of gold to mull over.
As Kone puts it in their blog, in a different timeline, probably one miles better than our own, Jan got the tattoo he joked about in the 706th episode of the Bombcast.
I have daily screenshots going back 13 years. This month, ten years ago some friends of mine had the really dumb idea to have a random phone in our office that the Internet could call into at any time. I remember a lot of time being spent finding the perfect looking phone. pic.twitter.com/WuPwa1gXzf— Dave Snider (@enemykite) October 7, 2021
This is the oldest advertisement for Nihon Falcom I could find when I was doing research last year. It's an ad for their computer shop from the September 1981 issue of I/O Magazine. You can find the other Falcom ads I collected here on Giant Bomb: https://t.co/Zwo2m8I72n pic.twitter.com/gozU3fIHRl— bowloflentils (@bowloflentils) October 4, 2021
Aaaa this GiantBomb promo video has ME in it!! This is still so wild to me! lol https://t.co/nTzDCOFjBG— VoidBOO!ger 👻🍔🎮 (@VoidBurger) October 9, 2021
Giant Bomb super-fan, Cristian, has created a Giant Bomb Community Discord for users that are playing New World. If you are in the game and want to hook up with other community members, this is the link for you.
Nuttism's latest blog where they look at what they think are the best "overlooked" musical tracks in some of their favorite video game soundtracks! Here's a taste of their write-up and feel free to share your picks!
First, they continue their "Indie Game of the Week" series on the site and this episode is all about Symphonia! Read why they think it is a perfect for anyone who enjoyed Rayman Origins! Second, they did a lot of gaming during September and review what they played and promise it wasn't all about The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd, though, that was the big highlight of their last month!
MooseyMcMan wrote up a massive blog about Deltarune Chapter 2 and shares their thoughts and impressions of the game's ending. If you are in the mood for spoilers and want to speculate where tobyfox goes next, this is the blog for you!
imunbeatable80 has a two editions of their "What's the Greatest Video Game" series on Giant Bomb! This week they discuss River City Girls and how it attempts to modernize the beat-em up and if Mutant Football League is worth going back to, especially during the current malaise that has befallen the Madden franchise.
ArbitraryWater has a new episode of their "Wheel of Dubious FPSes" blog series on the site! This episode tackles Strife and OG Killzone and you can use the link below to discover which game bored them to tears!
Are there any users that have been following the editorial coverage and reviews for Metroid Dread? If not, get a rundown of the early reviews and share if you are excited to pick up the game! So far, the game sound pretty good!
We have a discussion thread debating how soon it will be before there are a bunch of Squid Game inspired knock-off games and battle royale variants? How quickly will it take for capitalism to misconstrue a notably anti-capitalism show for the sake of raw profit?
What does everyone from the community think about the Battlefield 2042 beta? Are you a fan, or is it not tickling your fancy? Either way, share your impressions with your fellow users using the link above!
The 20th anniversary edition Xbox controller has supposedly leaked! What are your thoughts of the designs that are hitting the internet? I feel like where you stand regarding this debate depends on how much you liked the translucent console controllers of yesteryear.
The PS3 and Vita stores just made buying things classic games that much harder. Is this a portent for things to come? Is sunsetting all but an inevitable outcome for the old PSN marketplaces?
Here's another fun topic: when you remove yourself from the hype surrounding a video game, do you tend to enjoy them more or less? Is it even possible to excise yourself from hype? Share your thoughts and ideas with the rest of the community.
As the title suggests, what is your favorite game that you cannot play at all anymore? The thread highlights GFWL stuff that is basically dead forever, but can you think of other games that are forever unplayable like Silent Hills or Velvet Sundown?
Has anyone played the Switch version of Diablo 2 Resurrected? Some users are saying the framerate and inventory management UI in that version is especially poor, but feel free to share your experiences!
Are any of you of the opinion if people should give Hot Wheels Unleashed a shot? Are your impressions of the game thus far positive or negative? What additions or improvements would you like to see get added to the game?
One of the biggest takeaways from Nier: Automata that durgerburglar made was that they need to play more shmups. Here's a list of their progress thus far with the genre and feel free to drop a comment with more suggestions!
dnemitz42 took the time to annotate their least favorite video game characters of all-time and as you will see if you click the link below, there are some real DOOZIES! Give it a read and don't hesitate to make a list of your own!
- @infantpipoc's Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights review shares why they think it provides a case study on what a "de-made" NieR game would play like.
- @moonlightmoth's Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous review exhaustively reviews why it is a solid GOTY contender for them and how it magnificently captures the Pathfinder experience in digital form.