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Artwork provided by Twitter user @jea_rum
Artwork provided by Twitter user @jea_rum

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.

Tweets Of The Week

Community Activities

Time for some Pokemon community fun!
Time for some Pokemon community fun!

The Shoemakers - Red Dead Online Duder Posse (PS4) (By: @borklund)

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.

Trading To Evolve in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee (By: @itsthewoz)

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

Jeff - I Have IBS (By: @monkeyman04)

Giant Bomb user Monkeyman04 made this work of Giant Bomb-themed "fan art." You're welcome.

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Kabal In Soulcalibur VI (By: @cikame)

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!

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Best Of Blogs

Time for some Sheikh Zanzibar action in Hitman 2.
Time for some Sheikh Zanzibar action in Hitman 2.

I Remade The Caravella Conundrum Contract (By: @bossin)

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.

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

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!

Sparring Partners: Injustice 2 And Tutorials (By: @gamer_152)

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.

Why Buy A PlayStation Classic? (By: @triznoy)

Retro done wrong? That's what some say!
Retro done wrong? That's what some say!

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.

Information and Leveling Guide: Updated for Black Armory (11/27) (By: @hestilllives19)

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!

Extra Life for Slackers! Coming to you on December 1, 2018! (By: @asmo917)

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.

Saturday Summaries 2018-12-01: Back to the Feature Edition (By: @mento)

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

Can something be fun and exploitative at the same time?
Can something be fun and exploitative at the same time?

Artifact Game Progression Discussion Thread (By: @splodge)

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.

What's Your Comfort Giant Bomb Video Food? (By: @vortextk)

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!"

Bethesda Promises "Communication Going Forward" With Fallout 76 (By: @rorie)

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.

No discussion about the value of video games is complete without this piece of nonsense.
No discussion about the value of video games is complete without this piece of nonsense.

Sharing A PC With A Partner, Child Or Roommate (By: @isomeri)

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!

What Are Your December Catch-up Games? (By: @rorie)

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!

The Value Of Modern Video Games (By: @turbomonkey138)

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?

Anyone Moved On From Soulcalibur VI Already? (By: @sammo21)

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.

Do you have any gift-giving ideas worth sharing?
Do you have any gift-giving ideas worth sharing?

What Are You Getting For Your Significant Other This Christmas? (By: @rorie)

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!

Lovable Lists

My Formative Games (By: @jmath19)

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

Mario Party was ALWAYS good!
Mario Party was ALWAYS good!
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#1 Posted by shrinerr (283 posts) -

That art of Ben in KH is superb

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#2 Posted by jearum (11 posts) -

oh wow! thanks for featuring my artwork haha! cheers!

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#3 Posted by Catlicker (583 posts) -

Gotta love the pineapple shirt!

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#4 Edited by Dan_CiTi (5199 posts) -

Didn't even imagine Jan bringing back Kingdom Heartache, that could be interesting. I highly doubt it though, KH3 will be like 2 weeks from coming out once they all get back in the saddle. Not to mention Ben burned that one and buried it quite hard.

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#5 Posted by GenericBrotagonist (446 posts) -

@dan_citi: there was an aftershow a while ago where Ben heavily implied he was going to bring it back around the release of 3. He might have just been fucking around though.

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#6 Posted by webnet (41 posts) -

@genericbrotagonist: I’d like to see a return of Kingdom Heartache with Ben and Jan for KH3. It may help me understand what the hell is going on in that series.

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#7 Posted by garwalk (190 posts) -

Kingdom Heartache is a gift that we didn't deserve.

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#8 Posted by Dastardry (122 posts) -

@webnet: There are a billion streamers and youtubers playing through the series in anticipation for 3.

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#9 Posted by webnet (41 posts) -

@dastardry: you’re not wrong. But I’d still enjoy watching the duders play through this spectacular mess of a series.

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#10 Posted by jeremym (136 posts) -

Keyblade master Ben is so good

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#11 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2299 posts) -

Good collection for the week. That reminds me, I’m going to have to catch up and finish up on Kingdom Heartache series!

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#13 Posted by Naoiko (1676 posts) -

So much awesomeness! Love the art, specially the I have IBS shirt and billboard. Wonderful job ya'll!

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#14 Posted by DrM2theJ (232 posts) -

So good, I am seriously thinking about some of my own custom contracts in Hitman 2. It’s real good!

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#15 Posted by XenturiK (95 posts) -

As always great work on highlighting the community and catching us up

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#19 Posted by Mechanized (511 posts) -

That Ben artwork is good. I dunno how they got so stuck, Super Best Friends are plowing through the game.

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#20 Posted by DanyGray (2 posts) -

oh wow! thanks