It's the final countdown! We have officially reached the final month of 2018 and I am, once again, honored to be your host this week! With the coming weeks assuredly related to GOTY prep, be aware Giant Bomb's output may drop a bit. Additionally, the lack of big game releases doesn't help either. Regardless, we have plenty of fun works of community content worth marveling over. However, you will notice there's nothing overtly GOTY related this week. Starting next week you can expect for the Spotlights to take a more active role in promoting GOTY content so have no fear! With that in mind, let's address the housekeeping.
- The design/engineering team announced a new batch of bug fixes to the site! As always, be aware they are working around the clock to get the site to where it needs to be!
- Speaking of the new Giant Bomb site, CBSi/Giant Bomb is looking to fill a new design position! Read about the position and apply if you are interested.
Tweets Of The Week
Calling all users! We now have an official online posse for the PS4 version of Red Dead Redemption 2! Use the link above to learn how you can join the fun.
Do you desperately want to trade in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! to evolve your Pokemon? Here's a link to our official Giant Bomb community trading thread, but please be nice and honor your trades, please!
Giant Bomb Galleria
Giant Bomb user Monkeyman04 made this work of Giant Bomb-themed "fan art." You're welcome.
Giant Bomb user cikame tried to make Mortal Kombat's Kabal in Soulcalibur VI, and I think we can all agree they did an AWESOME job!
Best Of Blogs
Many thanks to user BosSin for remaking the "Caravella Conundrum contract" from Vinny's legendary Hitsmas 2016 experience in Hitman 2 for PC! Use the link to get the contract code.
Giant Bomb user BlackLagoon reminds you of the PlayStation Vita's existence with another blog conveniently annotating every game that released on the platform this month!
This week, Gamer_152's blog is very design-focused. This time, they look at Injustice 2 and its lessons on how to better educate players on complex gameplay systems.
Triznoy uses their latest blog to discuss why the PlayStation Classic has all of the "glitz" of the SNES Classic, but none of the glamour. Give it a read and see why they think Sony's folly into classic gaming was a missed opportunity.
The community created Destiny 2 Information and Leveling Guide has been UPDATED! Learn all about the recent batch of updates to the game using the link below!
Just a friendly reminder that we still have Giant Bomb users that are streaming for Extra Life 2018! Asmo917 is one such user, and they need YOUR HELP to reach their fundraising goal.
Mento's weekly periodical attempts to play puppetmaster with GB's video content in the year to come. They also found time to talk about Ni no Kuni II, Terranigma, Illusion of Time, Celeste, Jazztronauts, and more.
Join The Discussion
A lot of users are buzzing about Valve's digital CCG, Artifact, and if the game's progression sabotages its more than decent gameplay. Some feel the base-game is strong enough to forgive its monetization, and others argue the game is designed to be exploitative from the get-go. Feel free to share your two cents' worth.
Here's a fun community discussion thread! What are your go-to "classic" Giant Bomb videos you watch when you need a pick-me-up? Share and discuss your comfort Giant Bomb "video food!"
It sounds like Bethesda is aware Fallout 76 didn't have the "best" launch, so what do you make of their recent statement and promise to improve the game? Read what they said, and join our discussion.
Calling all PC gamers! What do you do when you need to share your primary PC with a partner, child, or, roommate? If you have any tips or tricks, feel free to share them using the link below!
The title say it all, what are your December "catch-up" games? Are there any games from earlier in the year you hope to get to in the last month of 2018? Share and discuss your pick(s) in our thread!
We currently have an interesting thread discussing the long-term value of modern games. Why do you think most "modern" games lack the collector's value of previous generations?
There's an active discussion thread debating if Soulcalibur VI's netcode issues are driving players away. Feel free to share your own experiences and if you think people are dropping support of the game.
It's a bit off-topic, but a fun discussion nonetheless. What are you getting for your significant other this Christmas? Share your gift ideas with the Giant Bomb community!
jmath19's latest list provides a humorous tour of the formative games that defined their gaming tastes and preferences. Give it a read and think about your own listing
Useful User Reviews
- @professorwhy wants you to know that Super Mario Party on the Switch is a GREAT party game appropriate for all ages! Read how it's a refreshing take on the Mario Party formula in their review.
- @machofantastico didn't just enjoy Marvel's Spider-Man, instead, they felt it was the modern-day Spider-Man game they have wanted to play for the better part of a decade.
- @moonlightmoth uses their review of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to discuss why what is good about Black Ops 4 was good in the games before it.
- @riostarwind uses their review of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix as an opportunity to look back on why they enjoy Kingdom Hearts.
- @guip1408 would describe their time with The Surge as "above decent" and you can read why in their review of the game.