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 from the previous week!
When it comes to important announcements and fun facts, we have a few to review this week. First, there's going to be a new feature on the site that is similar to "Best of Giant Bomb," but this one will be titled "Dear Giant Bomb". It will compile the best/worst emails and calls that the site gets for the Bombcast or Voicemail Dump Truck. If you enjoy this feature, consider following its editor, sebmal, on Twitter!
In terms of fun facts, Drew's trip to North Korea is now ten-years old! If you have never seen the two-hour discussion about what it was like touring North Korea, definitely give it a watch as it is absolutely fascinating stuff!
Finally, here's a friendly reminder to all members of the Giant Bomb community! Mr. Rorie wrote a pretty detailed post on the site for everyone that is still reporting encoder/video issues. If you want to know what is up, or report an issue, this is the post for you!
Re: Bombcast - GameSpot Live Events— Brad Lynch (@MarinoV1) April 26, 2022
"Gamers deserve the ultimate celebration"
We most certainly do not. pic.twitter.com/YYbjnbKPHS
Today marks the 10th anniversary of @drewscanlon going to North Korea and sharing their experience to the @giantbomb community! If you remember this, or want to learn how you can catch this video if you missed it, here's a link!— GB Duders Feed (@GBDudersFeed) April 29, 2022
Discussion Thread: https://t.co/uEgph23ssF pic.twitter.com/iNgEYCDL86
I made it! And wore the Giant Bomb jacket without the text, so I got to feel a little spicy without any actual TSA risk. pic.twitter.com/KBaMsoLD9W— Kyle Prahl (@BetterCallPrahl) April 20, 2022
That reminds me, I forgot to post a pic of my desk after Bombcast yesterday, where my coworkers were surprised to hear I edit on only one monitor pic.twitter.com/DXB8EjfjJR— VoidBurger (AKA Jess) 🍔🎮 (@VoidBurger) April 27, 2022
Oh hey! This went up while I was taking a nap! New Giant Bomb thing I'm doing, biweekly mini Best Of's for all of your E-mails and V-mails! https://t.co/7y9mDJEYza— Newtrogic High Zone (@sebmal) April 26, 2022
Over on YouTube, the VinnCo Archive account went back to the 2009-2010 Bombcasts and created a compilation video documenting every time a staff member expressed an anti-helicopter opinion. It's a real trip down memory lane. As you can see from the title, things started off with Ryan.
Earlier this week you may recall Kone making an AMAZING The Office x Giant Bomb crossover artwork! Well, they published it on the site and you should thank them for their hard work if you haven't already done so on the site!
Raji: An Ancient Epic is the 7th selection for Giant Bomb's Unsanctioned Unofficial Game Pass Game Club! If you have any NON-SPOILER thoughts about the game, or want to know how you can join the fun, click the first link. Also, it's time to send in your ballot for the next game for the Giant Bomb Game Pass Game Club! We have some real heavy-hitters this time with Exo One, Paradise Killer, and Carrion being on the ballot!
Rogue Legacy 2 is out of Early Access and AtheistPreacher is on the forums with a good overview of what to expect from the full game! As you can see in the image to the right, the game has a lot of upgrades.
How do the side quests and mini games in Yakuza: Like a Dragon stack up to the ones in the previous games? Moderator Mento discusses this very topic and assess the best and worst non-story content in the game! If you have your own thoughts about the game, feel free to share them! Likewise, they talked about another duo of N64 games as part of their "64 in 64" series! This time, they checked out Hybrid Heaven and Blues Brothers 2000! Use the second link to see if they recommended either game! Finally, Mento also published a new episode in their "Indie Game of the Week" series and this one is all about The Turing Test!
Moderator ZombiePie wraps up their two-part mini-series on Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis with a systematic ranking of every puzzle in the game's Team Path and Atlantis level! Read what gave them a hard time by clicking the link above!
imunbeatable80's latest blog on Giant Bomb is all about Hand of Fate and how its card-based combat and gameplay stacks up to a crowded field! Read all about their impressions by giving their blog a read!
PurpleShyGuy takes to the site to write the second edition of their "That's Good, That's Bad" blog series! This episode is about Guilty Gear -Strive- and their effort to learn the mechanics particular to the Guilty Gear franchise!
How much worse is the Cultists Tower in a Romhacked version of Final Fantasy VI? Well, check out DoubleCakes' latest blog on Giant Bomb to learn all there is to possibly know about this exact topic!
ArbitraryWater has a new episode of their "Wheel of Ukraineous Video Games" on the site and this one is all about ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game and Metro Redux! Use the link above to discover which game they enjoyed the most!
As someone writing about video games, Gamer_152 considers it their mission to highlight the smaller titles no one talks about. In that spirit, here's something on Wordle and code-cracking puzzles!
Ten years ago, Drew Scanlon went to North Korea and came back to host a lecture about their experience. It was wildly fascinating stuff and if you have never seen the video, you should definitely give it a watch.
It's the breaking news that everyone is talking about, but here's a link to the community discussion thread about Elon Musk buying Twitter. Whether you support the purchase or plan to walk away from Twitter, feel free to share your thoughts.
What is everyone's reaction to the news surrounding Yuji Naka and their claims that they were prematurely pulled from Balan Wonderworld? Do you think Square-Enix is to blame for how the game released? Join the discussion on the site!
Are there any users excited for the "Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase" on Jun 12th? Do you think Starfield will be a big focal point? What other titles or developers do you hope to see at the event? Share your thoughts NOW!
Starfield is gonna be at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase in June, right? A lot of users are saying their interest in the game is waning due to how little of it has been shown and Bethesda's track record, but what say you?
Have any of you checked out the Elden Ring "Easy Mode" mod on PC? Did you notice a difference from the pre-mod game? For those that avoided the game, is this enough to move the needle?
Saying that Ubisoft's Skull & Bones is in "development Hell" seems like an understatement, but footage of the game recently leaked. What's your reaction to the footage and are you still interested in the game?
It's not known for being the most user-friendly program, especially for newcomers, but what are your tips and tricks for using the Nvidia Control Panel? Share the hidden features you think more should know about on the site.
To those users with a gaming and/or multimedia room, did you go with an OLED, QLED, or LED monitor? What recommendations do you have for people trying the make their own movie and game set-up? Join the discussion NOW!
Hellscream has played their fair share of Devil May Cry games and took the time to list and annotate his favorite and least favorite games in the series!
- @moonlightmoth's Disciples: Liberation review articulates why they felt it was a bumpy attempt to "revitalize a moribund franchise" on par with Spellforce III!
What's up with so many Kickstarter games using a character named "The Baz" as a reward goal? Why do so many people on Kickstarter suggest The Baz as a character? If these questions have been preventing you from going to sleep, don't worry. The wiki has you covered!