The Community Spotlight - 06/30/2018

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the formerly inclement weather is heating up and what better way to celebrate the ides of Summer than video games? With the perennial "Summer Game Drought" in partial effect, the Giant Bomb community has remained as active as ever.

Giant Bomb Galleria

Final Giant Bomb Funko Pops (By: @ahgunsillyo)

ahgunsillyo has a new and improved version of Jeff's mock Funko Pop figure! The accuracy is uncanny. They also created a Funko for Ryan. And for each of you who COMPLAINED about the inclusion of Funko Pop last week, I DARE YOU to create artwork for next week's Spotlight!

Clips Of The Week

Every Time They Say E3 During E3 2018 (By: @jeremym)

JeremyM is back with another fun compilation video! Here's EVERY TIME a member of the staff (and their many guests) said "E3" during Giant Bomb's MANY E3 2018 live streams!

Tweets Of The Week

Community Activities

Go get them Pokemon!
Go get them Pokemon!

Pokemon Go Friend Codes Thread (By: @boss_kowbel)

The ability to add, trade with, and send gifts to friends in Pokémon Go was recently implemented! Here's the community thread for Giant Bomb users to share gifts with one another.

Best Of Blogs

More video game hamsters is not a bad thing.
More video game hamsters is not a bad thing.

Top 10 Hamsters In Video Games Ranking Update (By: @moderatetrouble)

Last year moderateTrouble created a "Top 10 Hamsters in Video Games" list. With the newly announced Overwatch hero, they've redone their list. See how they ranked Hammond.

Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, Personal Storytelling And Good Dumb Cyberpunk Names(By: @fatalbanana)

fatalbanana shares how they use names to roleplay in Shadowrun: Hong Kong. Give their blog a read to see how they get into "character."

My Top Anticipated Games Of E3 2018 (By: @themist997)

There were plenty of games shown off during E3 2018 TheMist997 cannot wait to play. Read what they are on their latest blog over here.

June Vita Lineup And Upcoming Titles (By: @blacklagoon)

Nothing says
Nothing says "cyberpunk" quite like overwhelming skill trees!

BlackLagoon's Juna Vita lineup post may be late, but better late than never! Check it out and see which games are coming out for the Vita this month.

Saturday Summaries 2018-06-30: Q3 Preview Edition (By: @mento)

Mento looks ahead to the games coming out between July and September, as well as discussing The Last Guardian, Guild of Dungeoneering, Super Back to the Future Part II, Plok, and more.

Join The Discussion

What are your impressions of Captain Spirit? How depressing is it?
What are your impressions of Captain Spirit? How depressing is it?

Sounds Like Google Might Be Getting Into Gaming (By: @rorie)

What do you make of Google possibly becoming a video game console developer? Is this another industry Google disrupts and changes forever, or a fool's errand?

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit Discussion Thread (By: @acura_max)

The The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is out for North America! Share what you thought of the free episode and its many emotional ups and downs.

New Halo Show Announced For Showtime. Thoughts? (By: @dryker)

As you will see, Hitman 2 made a bit of a resurgence this week.
As you will see, Hitman 2 made a bit of a resurgence this week.

What do YOU make of the recently announced Halo Showtime TV series? Will you give it a watch, or do you think it is doomed from the start?

Are You Happy Hitman 2 Is Coming In One Package Altogether As Opposed To Episodic? (By: @ntm)

Are you happy Hitman 2 is coming in one package altogether as opposed to episodic? Join our discussion, and be aware, the results from our community poll are all over the place. That just makes things interesting for you.

Uncharted Creator Amy Hennig Has Departed EA, And Her Star Wars Game Is "On The Shelf"(By: @moosehead)

What's your gut reaction to Amy Hennig leaving Electronic Arts? Are you disappointed another Star Wars game will never see the light of day?

Regardless if it's a reboot or sequel, it's still a ton of fun!
Regardless if it's a reboot or sequel, it's still a ton of fun!

Is Doom 2016 A Sequel, Or A Reboot (By: @ntm)

There's an intense discussion in the Giant Bomb forums debating whether Doom(2016) is a sequel or a reboot. Where do you stand?

Pitch A Hitman Kill (By: @personandstuff)

We have a fun community activity wherein users "pitch" a mission or kill for Hitman 2! Pick a location and go hog wild about the weapons and targets.

Anyone Else Just Not Understanding Battle Royale Games? (By: @haneybd87)

Are you struggling to understand the appeal and proliferation of battle royale games? Share your biggest surprises related to the genre with the rest of the community.

Some of these Hitman 2 pitches are wild to say the least.
Some of these Hitman 2 pitches are wild to say the least.

What Are Some Older Games That You Think Still Hold Up Gameplay Wise? (By: @ghosthouse)

In honor of SGDQ 2018, what are some older games that you think still hold up gameplay wise? Share and discuss the classic games you feel you can jump back into right now!

Lovable Lists

Poor Toadette....
Poor Toadette....

The Definitive Power Ranking of Each Characters' Special Shots in Mario Tennis Aces (By: @mocbucket62)

Giant Bomb user MocBucket62 gave the special shots in Mario Tennis Aces the scientific treatment and ranked them! The science was not kind to Toadette.

Ordered: Ranked: Vita Games (By: @langdonx)

langdonx listed the PlayStation Vita games they think make the handheld a worthwhile investment. Give it a read if you feel skeptical.

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Thanks for the mention this week! They could have made Toadette’s special a whole lot better, but instead they gave the poor girl the most boring super in the game.

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Will there be any way to watch / listen to that anime thing?

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The top of the LA convention center looks like a giant N64 cartridge in that pic.

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Jeff is the coolest final boss ever.

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dear Brad 'Marino' Lynch,

Thank you so much for helping me continue to spread the good word about good video game hamsters, you are a friend an ally to all Hamsters and Hamster-Lovers everywhere. keep up the good work.

LOL (lots of love) - mT

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@marino: holy shit. you've been fighting the good fight for YEARS. a true hamster-lover. it's an honor to be in your presence, sir.

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sounds goood

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Is the LA convention center an N64 cartridge?