Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to once again be your host this week. The new releases have started to trickle. Luckily the Giant bomb community is as active as always. We have activities and discussion threads for games both new and old this week. The big surprise talking point was Metal Gear Survive and its nefarious micro-transactions, but I digress. Let's review the couple of housekeeping items I have:
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- Other users are reporting issues about filtering videos by show. Mr. Rorie replied that a bug report has been filed, but still report the issue if it continues to concern you.
Clips Of The Week
The Giant Bomb Tekken 7: Fated Retribution community has an archive of their most recent tournament! See who came out on top this week.
Over on YouTube, Jupiter_Hadley started a Let's Play video series featuring every game from the Giant ROM 3 Game Jam! Here's the first part to their video series.
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It may be a bit late, but Giant Bomb user bushlemon created this AWESOME Endurance Run movie poster.
Many thanks to Giant Bomb user Monkeyman04 for creating this nightmare fuel "All Systems Goku" fan-art. Hopefully, you don't have issues sleeping at night.
Tweets Of The Week
my brother came in while I was watching Ranking of Fighters and just started pointing at the guys and decided that these were their names now pic.twitter.com/No6LXjjbez— Sam (@samcb_) February 17, 2018
Mr. Rorie is aiming to host a community raid in World of Warcraft: Legion on March 3rd! Get the details on how you can join the fun using the link above.
We have a Metal Gear Survive community thread! Hook-up with other Giant Bomb users by posting your Steam or PSN ID over here.
After the recent Quick Look, is there any interest in starting a new unofficial Giant Bomb community server for Rust? If so, let out a yelp.
Best Of Blogs
Vortextk went ahead and copied Giant Bomb's holiday random game tournament for a recent get-together. I'll warn you though, the games he picked are downright cruel.
TheMist997 articulates their early impressions of the Metal Gear Survive beta on their latest blog. Give it a read to learn all about it.
Desuroku provides a snapshot of his three favorite games from this generation of video games on his first blog on Giant Bomb.
PerfidiousSinn's long and perilous journey into the world of fighting games continues with Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]! Check out their final recommendation.
Mento's mammoth round-up covers long-running JRPG franchises and his history with them, as well as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Chroma Squad, The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang, the Black Panther movie, and more.
Join The Discussion
jamjyo makes a point of Nintendo's reliance of "hide-and-seek" as a gameplay mechanic. Is this a problem or fine in the land of Mario?
Can you think of any current or dead franchises that could benefit from borrowing the gameplay of the Souls series? Share and defend your pick over here.
How has Metal Gear Survive been treating you? If you have experience with the game, share your tips and tricks. Always be farming.
Speaking of Metal Gear Survive, what do you make of some of Konami's micro-transactions for Metal Gear Survive? Paying $10 for an extra save slot seems to have a lot of people buzzing.
What's your favorite rogue-like or rogue-lite past and present? Has the genre improved in the last few years, or lost sight of its humble roots?
What are YOUR impressions of Assassin's Creed Origins' new non-violent educational mode? Join our discussion thread debating the value of the "Discovery Tour."
What are the biggest tips and tricks you can share about Monster Hunter: World for anyone just now starting the game? Feel free to share them over here.
Have any of you given the remake of Secret of Mana a try? Is the ending just as devastating as the original? If so, join our discussion thread.
MocBucket62 apparently has won the "BEST USER LIST OF THE MONTH" with this list annotating the best playable animals in fighting game history.
InfiniteSpark created this fun list annotating some great video game jams, that don't quite crack his all-time favorites list.
Marino made a list titled "Best 4-Disc Games That End on Disc 2," and you may be surprised at which game topped the list.