The Community Spotlight - 03/12/2016

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What do you think Austin's Persona is? Do you think he needs to use an evoker?
What do you think Austin's Persona is? Do you think he needs to use an evoker?

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host this week. This week was far more eventful than last week regarding the Giant Bomb Community. As you can see there are a smattering of blogs and community activities for everyone to enjoy. The big games that the community is practically buzzing about range from recent releases such as episode one of Hitman and Tom Clancy's The Division, to perennial community favorites like Super Mario Maker and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. With that all aside, let's get on with a bit of Giant Bomb related housekeeping.

Clip(s) of the Week

World Records & First Clears (By: @supergary)

SuperGary holds the world record for defeating Dan's "If The Boo Fits..." Super Mario Maker level! Learn all about how he managed to do this on his video and write up.

Best of Giant Bomb's Persona 4 Endurance Run--02 (Parts 016 to 030) (By: @clagnaught)

Clagnaught has the second video of his "Best of Giant Bomb's Persona 4 Endurance Run" series for your personal enjoyment! Check that out, and re-live the majesty that was Yukiko's Castle.

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BANNER - Austin Walker as a Persona 4 Character (By: @supernormalstep)

It's finally here! SupernormalStep has envisioned Austin as a Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 character and Shadow! Feel free to thank him for his amazing work this week!

A "Cooler" Giant Bomb Logo (By: @jollygraygiant)

JollyGrayGiant made a "cool" version of his cartoon character rendition of the Giant Bomb logo!

"Danny O'Dwyer" As Created By Jeff And Dan In The Black Desert Online Quick Look (By: @lackingsaint)

User LackingSaint shares his take on Danny O'Dwyer being "created" in the Black Desert Quick Look by Dan and Jeff.

Giant Bomb GBeast iRacing Prototype (By: @datarez)'s 12 Hours of Sebring Event was this week and here are the pictures of the "prototype" that the Giant Bomb iRacing community drove during the event.

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Community Activities

Giant Bomb Community Group for the PC Version of The Division(By: @sneakytank)

If the PC version of The Division is going to be your "go to" then feel free to let out a yelp here so that other Giant Bomb users can team up with you in the game!

Tom Clancy's The Division DOMINATED this week's Community Activities!
Tom Clancy's The Division DOMINATED this week's Community Activities!

Giant Bomb Community Group for the Xbox One Version of The Division (By: @scottg13)

The Xbox One has not been left behind regarding community groups for The Division, as you can hopefully see when clicking the link above.

Giant Bomb Community Group for the PS4 Version of The Division (By: @borklund)

Now we have the PS4 version of The Division, and how Giant Bomb users with this version of the game can still enjoy it online with other Giant Bomb users.

Giant Bomb Forza Race Night: Part Deux(By: @sushix)

Giant Bomb Forza Race Night for Forza Motorsport 6 is under new management! Get the details here!

KiteCompany - A Giant Bomb Community Guild for Black Desert on the Edan Server(By: @sadisticwolf)

The men and women behind Kite Co Space Trucking in EVE Online have opened up a guild subsidiary in Black Desert on the Edan server! Learn how to join it using the link above!

League of Legends Giant Bomb North American Club (By: @slyspider)

Clubs have recently been added to League of Legends! You can join our North American Community Club RIGHT NOW!

Best of Blogs

40 Stages Later (By: @themasterds)

Forty levels in Mario Maker is a feat to marvel at! Read TheMasterDS's blog to read more about it!
Forty levels in Mario Maker is a feat to marvel at! Read TheMasterDS's blog to read more about it!

After having created forty total stages in Super Mario Maker, TheMasterDS shares the four things he has learned as a result of his monumental accomplishment.

Giant Bomb HD Remix - Endurance Run: Persona 4 - Behind the Scenes (By: @stordoff)

Read stordoff's blog to find out how his effort to convert every episode of the Persona 4 Endurance Run to HD video has been going, as well as how he has managed to accomplish this.

MGS5: Many Months And One Completed Game Later (By: @kierkegaard)

Kierkegaard re-visited Metal Gear Solid V, after walking away from the game for over a month. Check out his new assessment of the game now that he has "completed" it on his latest blog!

The 6 Games I Played In February 2016 (By: @joemotycki)

Read all about the six games that Joemotycki played in February, which range from XCOM 2 to Devil Daggers, on his latest monthly summary blog.

A Personal Video Game Retrospective (1986-2015) 1997 (By: @riostarwind)

1997 was a bit of an important year in gaming for RioStarwind, and you can read why on his latest blog examining the years of gaming that he has had the pleasure to enjoy.

Why I Love The Getaway (By: @_mattallica)

_Mattallica shares his impassioned love for The Getaway even after many years have passed since its release.

Stardew Valley Provides a Roadmap for Successful Nostalgic Design (By: @darth_navster)

Darth_Navster shares why Stardew Valley scratched the right nostalgic itch that he wanted it to scratch on his blog from this week.

Very Strange Fate: A Review of D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (By: @gamer_152)

How does one
How does one "handle" the insanity that is D4? Read Gamer_152's blog to find out!

Moderator Gamer_152 finally got around to playing D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die. Read all about what his thoughts on the madness are over here.

The Last Of Us Factions vs Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Beta (By: @sweep)

Giant Bomb Moderator Sweep compares and contrasts the multiplayer of The Last of Us to what he has seen and experienced from and in the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End beta.

Sunday Summaries 03/06/2016 (By: @mento)

We have another Giant Bomb Moderator blog this week, and it comes from Mento who comments on Ultimate Chicken Horse and Ys Origin as well as starting a new project with the Giant Bomb wiki!

The Race to 100: February Edition (By: @flameboy84)

flameboy84 continues his effort to complete 100 games in 2016 with an update on what he played during February.

Join the Discussion

The Division - First Impressions(By: @humanity)

What are your first impressions of Tom Clancy's The Division? Feel free to share them with the many Giant Bomb community members that already have over here!

Hitman Episode One Discussion Thread (By: @grulet)

The community was also buzzing about the first episode of Hitman
The community was also buzzing about the first episode of Hitman

What are your first impressions of episode one of Hitman? Feel free to share them with the rest of the community over here!

So How Do You Feel About Gaming From 2006 To 2013? (By: @burusu)

What regard do you hold the previous generation of gaming in? Share what "worth" the last generation has to you personally on this discussion thread.

Stardew Valley Tips and Tricks Sharing Thread(By: @bbalpert)

Do you have any tips and tricks for newcomers to Stardew Valley? Feel free to share them for other community members to learn from, over here!

At What Point Does Keeping Old Consoles And Games Become A Pointless Exercise In Nostalgia? (By: @j_unit2008)

When is it time to say "goodbye" to an old video game console? Share when you part ways with your old consoles here.

Factorio Base Sharing and Discussion Thread(By: @boatorious)

Have you managed to create anything impressive in Factorio? Feel free to post pictures of it, and discuss how you managed to create it, over here.

Useful User Reviews

Wonderful Wikis


It's the "episodic" game that everyone is talking about this week for better or worse. Read more about the game on our wiki page for it!


@yummylee would like you to know all about the cancelled horror game, "Necroscope," on our wiki page for the game.

CosmicBacon has animated Dr. Tracksuit ready to MESS SOME FOOLS UP!
CosmicBacon has animated Dr. Tracksuit ready to MESS SOME FOOLS UP!
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#1 Posted by NoneSun (807 posts) -

What a fantastic community.

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#3 Posted by Y2Ken (2963 posts) -

So much good stuff going on as always! <3 Thanks for collating it all in one place.

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#4 Posted by JamMasterMango (105 posts) -

Spot on re-image of Austin. Good stuff duders.

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#6 Posted by kerse (2495 posts) -

How I wish my glasses would do the anime flash thing in real life :(

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#7 Posted by clagnaught (2136 posts) -

Persona 4 Austin is awesome.

@hassun: Where is that gif from? I've never seen that before.

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#8 Posted by JollyGrayGiant (23 posts) -

Oh awesome thank you so much much for the spotlight :D

Hot damn I am in love with that Dr. Tracksuit art. You guys are awesome!

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#9 Posted by CitizenJP (1444 posts) -

Love Persona Austin! Dan and Jason need the Persona treatment next!

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@clagnaught: It's from an earlier Giant Bomb live stream. Probably from the basement office time. I forget the exact date.

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#12 Posted by SgtSphynx (2619 posts) -

That Persona-fied @austin_walker is great. Also, I don't know what his specific persona would be, but it would either be in the Justice Arcana, not that Austin is stoic but because of the concern with analysis, or in the Strength Arcana.

The problem with trying to assign an arcana to anyone is twofold. First and foremost is the fact that people do not fit easily into the archetypes that the arcana describe, most people could be seen to fit multiple arcana. Secondly, if you were to place someone into an arcan, you would need to know everything about that person's personality and that is just not possible.

And yes, I realize I am over thinking this.

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#13 Posted by JonDo (201 posts) -

austins persona is a gundam

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#15 Posted by Otogi (369 posts) -

Great work all around, but I personally will never tire of seeing Danny O'Dwyer.

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#16 Posted by chubbs21 (67 posts) -

I feel like Austin's persona would be a Real Steel style robot and to summon it he would yell "Anime is real and it's my friend!!!"

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#17 Posted by georginacooper (22 posts) -

I like robot games especially after real steel movie

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#18 Posted by fffsbg (14 posts) -

I was gonna put this up a few days ago and start advertising the reviews I fart out here but got sidetracked by midterms. Oh well?

I reviewed Twilight Princess HD. I know it's flawed, but dammit, I still really like this game.

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#19 Edited by Yoghurt (126 posts) -

That reminds me - did someone made the updated wallpaper?

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It needs a little update, as it sits on my desktop for two years now and it still didn't get a proper Dan+Austin+Jason patch.

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#20 Posted by dudeglove (13763 posts) -

"It's not just for anime, it's for anim-you"

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#21 Posted by drowsap (734 posts) -

@yoghurt: I was thinking the same thing iv been using that wallpapre for 2 years also

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#22 Posted by BigMike (58 posts) -

If I stare to much at Austin-kun up there I start to get feelings I've never had before.

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#23 Posted by datarez (864 posts) -

Wrap-up from team Giant Bomb's efforts at the iRacing 12 hours of Sebring can be found here.