The Community Spotlight - 12/09/2017

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host. With the last handful of weeks of 2017 looming right around the corner, Game of the Year is in full swing. The staff have completed their share of podcasts and video promos for Game of the Year, and remember this content is accessible to all users, and not just premium. Also, be aware this is the time of the year where things start to wind down until the dawn of the next year. So, without further ado, let's jump into the community-based housekeeping!

2017 GOTY User Created Content

User GOTY Lists

GOTY Blogs And Threads

Relax, GOTY is just around the corner. Lord help us all.
Relax, GOTY is just around the corner. Lord help us all.

Top 10 Video Games Of 2017 & Everything Else I Played This Year (By: @grizzlybutts)

Because he spent the entirety of 2017 tackling his backlog, GrizzlyButts only played ten games released in 2017! Talk about an easy GOTY list!

Here It Is: My Big Damn Game Of The Year List For Twenty Seventeen(By: @jeremyf)

Giant Bomb user JeremyF had a hard time creating his 2017 GOTY list and comments on the games which managed to make the cut, over here.

Games You're Playing At The Years End? And Are You Enjoying Them? (By: @ntm)

Which games are YOU desperately trying to complete before the year's end for the purposes of GOTY? Share the game, and explain if it has any chance at cracking your top ten list.

Clips Of The Week

Every Time They Get Bars & Tone in Game Tapes (By: @jeremym)

Giant Bomb's Game Tapes video series has subjected us to a good share of bars and tone over the years, and this compilation video highlights the many examples.

GOTY 2017 Unofficial Intro Teaser (By: @wallofbricks)

wallofbricks doesn't know what the categories for Giant Bomb's 2017 GOTY content, but that did not stop him from making this FANTASTIC intro promo for what is about to be unleashed.

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Giant Bomb x Mad Max & Dan and Yoshi Jeff (By: evanmakesgames)

So, Evan Rogers over on Twitter is very clearly the artist of the week. His first creation, which blends Mad Max and the Giant Bomb team together is a matserpiece. His other work of art is a delicious nightmare I had to share with the world. I regret nothing!

Abby On Arby's (By: GBQL_Quotes)

The Giant Bomb Quotes Twitter account continues to deliver this week with a fun banner positing Abby's recent comments about Arby's.

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Tweets Of The Week

Community Activities

Monster Hunter: World - (PS4) Beta Hunting Party (By: @ciscoidiot)

The Monster Hunter: World beta is HERE, and if you didn't know yet, we ALREADY have a PSN ID Master List for a Giant Bomb hunting party!

Giant Bomb Motorcycle Riders (By: @unilad)

This might be odd to announce but, we now have a thread for Giant Bomb users who also happen to be motorcycle enthusiasts!

Best Of Blogs

Do you know anything about Monster Hunter? Because I sure as Hell don't!
Do you know anything about Monster Hunter? Because I sure as Hell don't!

Monster Hunter: Questions I Had When First Playing (By: @ltsquigs)

Friend of the site, LtSquigs (a.k.a. Ian) created a wonderfully helpful Monster Hunter FAQ for first-timers and newcomers to the franchise.

The Bison: Virginia, Scene-by-Scene (By: @gamer_152)

Giant Bomb Moderator Gamer_152 provides an exhaustive scene-by-scene analysis of the first-person thriller, Virginia, on his latest blog.

A Hack Writer Plays Doki Doki Literature Club (By: @sparky_buzzsaw)

A person of questionable taste strong-armed sparky_buzzsaw into playing Doki Doki Literature Club. Read all about his impressions of the mentally draining affair.

There are a lot of Giant Bomb users predictably in a buzz about Doki Doki Literature Club.
There are a lot of Giant Bomb users predictably in a buzz about Doki Doki Literature Club.

Remember, Remember, The Games Of November (November Progress Report)(By: @morecowbell24)

morecowbell24's effort to play 100 games before the end of 2017 continues! Read how close he is to his total going into December.

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

To mark the start of December, BlackLagoon is back with an incredibly helpful list annotating every game set to release on the PlayStation Vita this month.

A Game I Recommend: Wasted (By: @themist997)

Check out TheMist997's latest blog to find out why he strongly recommends you played the post-apocalyptic pub crawler, Wasted.

We all know the true villain in any post apocalyptic game is sobriety.
We all know the true villain in any post apocalyptic game is sobriety.

Quick Thoughts On Quantum Break (By: @egge)

Egge bit the bullet and gave Quantum Break a try. Read why he ended up thoroughly disappointed with the game, despite enjoying Remedy Entertainment's previous works.

All-New Saturday Summaries 2017-12-09: Fond CRPG Reminiscence Edition (By: @mento)

Mento's verbose weekly summary includes links to his most recent PS2-focused The Top Shelf series and a week's worth of GOTY blogs, as well as a candid discussion about old-fashioned CRPGs.

Join The Discussions

Seems like the character action game market is BOOMING!
Seems like the character action game market is BOOMING!

Bayonetta 3 Announced For Switch, 1 & 2 Ports Announced As Well (By: @nicksmi56)

Did "The Game Awards" get you excited about the future of Bayonetta? Share your excitement with other users over here whether it be about the ports or newly announced third iteration.

What Guest Characters Would You Want For Soul Calibur VI? (By: @puchiko)

Some would argue they have done more harm than good to the franchise, but can you think of a potential guest character you'd WANT to see in the next Soulcalibur?

Ima Fix Wolves - Jeff and Lang's Hip Hop Podcast (By: @citizencoffeecake)

Are you up in arms at the newly announced guns and map for PUBG?
Are you up in arms at the newly announced guns and map for PUBG?

We have an "official" discussion thread for Jeff and Lang's new hip-hop podcast, "Ima Fix Wolves!" Share your thoughts about the project.

Which Weapons Would You Like To See Make It Into PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds? (By: @sweep)

With the recent inclusion of the Winchester 94, can you think of any classic or modern guns you'd like to use in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds? Share your picks here.

SpellForce III Discussion Thread(By: @jimmyoct87)

Who said new games never released during the month of December? SpellForce III recently released, and if you have been playing the game, feel free to join our discussion for the game.

What is SpellForce III all about? You tell me on our discussion thread for the game!
What is SpellForce III all about? You tell me on our discussion thread for the game!

Most Immersive Games You Ever Played? (By: @blackheronblue)

Which game(s) do you think exude STYLE and IMMERSION? Share and discuss your picks, in our community discussion thread.

Lovable Lists

Can you guess which of our two classic game lists included Nightmare Creatures? Don't joke yourself, I bet you can.
Can you guess which of our two classic game lists included Nightmare Creatures? Don't joke yourself, I bet you can.

Best Old Games I Completed In 2017 (By: @hugobossk)

Before he tackles his favorite games released in 2017, HugoBossk ranks his favorite "retro" games he completed. There are some stalwarts of gaming history on this list.

StealthRUSH's Top 100 Least Favorite Worst Games (By: @stealthrush)

StealthRUSH decided to create a list of his 100 least favorite games of all time. Check it out and see what he considers to be the dreck of the gaming industry.

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That Arby's banner is gonna keep me laughing for awhile.

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Not sure if this is the place to ask but does anyone know if they are doing the holiday specialtacular videos like last year? That was some of my favorite content on the site.

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@bonafideginger: Yeah, the staff already implied and even started partially during UPF that they're having those ready to go for christmas time. Other than that there will be lots of podcasts, too.

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@dray2k: Awesome. Very much looking forward to that stuff.

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Is that Mario Odyssey tweet true? No....

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Mario Odyssey question inspired by Marino’s video: how can you collect so many moons without depositing some to go to another kingdom? Do you have to use the portrait fast travel system? As far as I know, you can’t go from one world to another without first depositing all collected moons.

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@marino That sure is a piece.

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@asmo917: You can buy as many moons as you want past a certain point and there's a character in the area where the moons are deposited in that video who will give you moons for "achievements" so it's the best place to rack up a lot in one go.

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I should probably get on that GotY kick, huh?

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@asmo917: you use the paintings to collect from multiple worlds before depositing

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Finishing my GotY list right now, man what a year!

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I'll have to restart Odyssey, I wanna earn that secret.

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Does Giant Bomb's goty content start the 25 or the first of January?

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Does Giant Bomb's goty content start the 25 or the first of January?

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#19  Edited By Marino  Staff  Online
@boozak said:

@asmo917: You can buy as many moons as you want past a certain point and there's a character in the area where the moons are deposited in that video who will give you moons for "achievements" so it's the best place to rack up a lot in one go.

While this is doable, all of my 101 in that video were from that one kingdom.

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Drew - you did it. Whatever it is.

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Drew has gone beyond.

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The obligatory ranked list.

https://www.giantbomb.com/profile/cozmicdad/lists/games-of-my-year-2017/361340/