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. With summer in full effect and E3 2018 fully behind us, it's time to sit back and enjoy the warming weather. With that said, I have to warn you about this edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. If you do not enjoy Funko Pops, you are not going to like this Spotlight! So, with that disclaimer out of the way, let's jump into the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight!
- Here's something to brighten your day. The average number of views for YouTube videos posted by the AudioNetwork hover between one to two thousand. Their YouTube posting of "Synthetic Life" is about to break 8,000 views and the comments say everything.
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Giant Bomb user kone started this wave of Funko Pop nonsense you've been enjoying, and they updated their original post! Check out Bomb Pop! II: Champion Edition and Super Bomb Pop! II: The New Challengers.
Giant Bomb user ahgunsillyo applied the Funko Pop style to virtually every remaining staff member and Giant Bomb friend. It's amazing stuff even if you do not like Funko Pops!
vgbc_clay noticed something "wrong" with Drew's mock Funko Pop figure. It desperately needed to be animated, and I think you will all agree with him.
Clips Of The Week
Over on YouTube, Giant Bomb user ShaggE/Robert Seale gave BeachThunder 's Doom II Giant Bomb level a shot. See how the level plays in this video.
Matt Kessler's Twitter is back online if you wanted to know. Will we get that grudge match at PAX West 2018?
Tweets Of The Week
Do you have room in your heart for one more idle clicker game? Well, if so, the Egg, Inc. community is looking to enlist your help to complete the community contracts in the game.
Have any of you tried out Steam's silly web game, Saliens, to coincide with their Summer Sale? If so, learn how you can help the Giant Bomb Steam group to top the charts.
Best Of Blogs
In a move that would make Brad proud, BeachThunder created a Doom II level in the shape of the Giant Bomb logo! Click the link to give it a whirl!
Moderator ZombiePie needs YOUR HELP on their last blog about OG Final Fantasy. What in the world happened at the end of the game? Paging every Giant Bomb Final Fantasy fan!
MeatsofEvil provides a deep dive into the music and games they have recently enjoyed. Give it a read and learn more about the current state of Escape from Tarkov.
TheMist997 crowned Microsoft E3 2018 press conference as their favorite. Read why, and which games from their conference they cannot wait to play.
Join The Discussion
With the Steam Summer sale in full effect, what has your haul of video games been? How has your wallet or purse been holding up? Has Valve destroyed your bank account?
What do you make of the World Health Organization's decision to classify gaming addiction as a "disorder"? Join our conversation about the news over here.
It's a debate that's divided the Giant Bomb community, but what's the WORST mini-game you’ve played in a video game? Blitzball from Final Fantasy X seems to be the leading candidate, but I have my bets on snowboarding in Final Fantasy VII.
It's a thread made for moderators ThatPinguino and Mento, but what Final Fantasy game has your favorite music? I find the lack of love for Final Fantasy VIII's Balamb Garden track in this thread depressing.
Garfield turned 40 this week, and you can join our Garfield celebration thread over here. Here's to another forty years with everyone's favorite cartoon tabby!
Have any of you tried out the Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2? What are your favorite missions in the expansion pack? Is it worth the price of entry?
Calling all Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn players! What are your thoughts and impressions of the Final Fantasy XIV companion app? Share if you think it adds anything to the game with the rest of the FFXIV community.
Now that the system specs for the E3 2018 demo for Cyberpunk 2077 are out, do they intimidate you? Are you worried about running the game on current or older generation GPUs and CPUs?
Giant Bomb user TheWildCard worked on a list titled "The Cool Pokemon List." Give it a read and point out any notable absences.
Untaidake took the time to list their twenty favorite games of all-time, and there are some real bangers on it. I can always appreciate someone who loves Final Fantasy VIII more than VII.
Do you need a good laugh right now? Here's naDOOFUS's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate request list. Here are a few hints of what you can expect.
Mento is back to his old tricks. With the official end of E3 2018, Mento plans to watch every game trailer Marino posted to the site and write an accompanying "review" for the trailer.