Hello, everyone! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Spotlight. I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-generated offerings from the week! Most notably, it is/was Extra Life weekend depending on when you are reading this article! Below, you will find a comprehensive schedule as well as link to the team page. However, please remember that many staff and friends of the site had to delay their streams and will be doing things for the site latter. So, for now, don't freak out if you do not see Dave Lang or Will Smith on the docket.
Oh, and if the insanity of Extra Life was not enough, a new show got announced! Janina Gavankar and Bryan Stills will be making a show called "Reel Layers" and you can learn more about what it will entail in the announcement article. With all of that in mind, let's jump right into the Spotlight!
Extra Life 2021 Links!
As I always say, if you can spare some change, consider donating to a team member at $0. So far, the team has raised OVER $60,000! The team goal is to raise $223,566 so Giant Bomb can crest an all-time total of $2,000,000 raised for Extra Life! Giant Bomb proper has a personal goal of $100,000. Finally, be aware that "Game Day" is not when Giant Bomb's Extra Life content will end! There are plenty of streams that will air after this weekend!
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!
After watching jess and Rorie play Spelunky 2, kone decided to make a banner for a show they wouldlove to see become a reality: 'That's So Cavin.' Also, they reposted some of their amazing staff artwork from last week to the site.
Earlier, Jess, Jeff Bakalar, Abby, and Dan played a game of Mario Party Superstars. You can catch the archive of this highly entertaining video over on Dan's YouTube account if you missed it when it aired live!
Happy Halloween everybody! Nostalgia fanart for all yo in the spirit of the holiday. My last #beastcast fanart of the first beastcrew! @VinnyCaravella @alex_navarro @austin_walker @jeffbakalar @giantbomb #ghostbusters #fanart #giantbeastcast #cartoons #nostagia pic.twitter.com/OfsFMza4g1— "It is I, Jearum!" 🇵🇭 (@jea_rum) November 1, 2021
Mento has a new episode of their "Indie Game of the Week" series on the site and with it talks about Pixross. If you are a fan of Picross, read how it approaches the tried and true formula of the genre.
After largely enjoying their time with Lords of Shadow, bigsocrates decided to give Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate a try. Read why it did not leave a strong impression, especially as something from the Metroid Dread team. Likewise, they also played Blood Knights and discusses why it is the "right" type of bad game.
jeremyf is starting anew blog series where they play "hidden gems" on Xbox Game Pass! Use the link below to read why they think Unpacking is worth a loom for those that enjoy moving around their furniture in the Animal Crossing games.
Last week imunbeatable80 tackled The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for their "What's the Greatest Game?" blog series on Giant Bomb and this week they discuss The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker! Use the link to discover if they rank it above or below Ocarina!
Moderator Mento played Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story, Eponymous: In Which a Work Is Known by Its Reading, Detention, Hob, and MUCH MORE during the month of October! Read all about the games they enjoyed the most.
For Halloween, Gamer_152 took a look at the unethical supply chains in Tarsier Studios's Little Nightmares, a game they consider "a supremely unnerving horror game."
What's it like playing Cyberpunk 2077 roughly one year after its launch? That's the question at hand on Giant Bomb user tartyron's latest blog! See why they enjoyed their time and recommend some give it another go.
As they say, tropes and idioms aren't always a bad thing. With that in mind, what are some of your favorite tropes that others tend to hate on. The current example some have pointed out is the silent protagonist, which can work in certain contexts.
Elden Ring just got a 20 minute teaser and some users are hyped! Give it a watch if you missed it and join the community discussion about how the game looks thus far and share your best Tamoor impression!
Forza Horizon 5 is right around the corner and the game even got an impressive launch trailer recently. Also, have you seen all of the positive reviews for the game? How hyped are you? Join the discussion and share.
Someone made a program that procedurally generates djent! Don't know what any of that means? Then, Use the link to learn all about it and how you can enjoy the craziness!
What is YOUR reaction to the unconfirmed report that Seth Rogan will be leading a Donkey Kong feature film? Does this improve or worsen your opinion of the earlier announced Mario movie?
Chris Pratt is voicing Garfield in a new animated feature film! What is your reaction to this news? Some Giant Bomb users are pointing out it is a better fit for Pratt than Mario Mario.
The Burnout franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary! What is your favorite Burnout game? Do you have any fond memories playing the Burnout games? Which non-Burnout games scratch the Burnout itch the best?
The site and its community have never strayed too far from Limp Bizkit, but what does everyone think of the band's new album? Join the community discussion about "Limp Bizkit Still Sucks."
- @infantpipoc played the Nintendo Switch port of Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon and shares in their review of the game why it is far more than just a “dating sim.”
- @sometingbanuble decided to play ReCore in the year of our Lord, 2021, and shares why it wasn't as bad of an experience as they thought it would be.