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!
- If you have seen disruptive and/or scammy ads on Giant Bomb when on a mobile browser, a report has been filed about the issue.
- Moderators @thatpinguino and ZombiePie recorded a podcast discussing Doki Doki Literature Club. Give it a listen if you so please.
2017 GOTY User Created Content
User GOTY Lists
- Game Of The Year 2017 Users Choice (By: @zonikjj)
- GOTY 2017 (By: @mindbullet)
- Game Of The Year 2017 (As Played, Not Released) (By: @aodhhinsai)
- 2017 Game Of The YEAR! (By: @shtapler)
- Game Of The Year 2017 (By: @asmo917)
- Game Of The Year 2017 (By: @captain_insano)
- 2017 Too Many Good Video Games (By: @ltsquigs)
GOTY Blogs And Threads
Because he spent the entirety of 2017 tackling his backlog, GrizzlyButts only played ten games released in 2017! Talk about an easy GOTY list!
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.
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
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.
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.
Giant Bomb Galleria
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.
The Giant Bomb Quotes Twitter account continues to deliver this week with a fun banner positing Abby's recent comments about Arby's.
Tweets Of The Week
Super Mario Odyssey has countless hidden secrets. Did you know about this one that only happens when you turn in over 100 moons at once? pic.twitter.com/BWm5uxdTtH— Brad Lynch (@MarinoV1) December 6, 2017
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!
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
Friend of the site, LtSquigs (a.k.a. Ian) created a wonderfully helpful Monster Hunter FAQ for first-timers and newcomers to the franchise.
Giant Bomb Moderator Gamer_152 provides an exhaustive scene-by-scene analysis of the first-person thriller, Virginia, on his latest blog.
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.
morecowbell24's effort to play 100 games before the end of 2017 continues! Read how close he is to his total going into December.
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.
Check out TheMist997's latest blog to find out why he strongly recommends you played the post-apocalyptic pub crawler, Wasted.
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
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.
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?
We have an "official" discussion thread for Jeff and Lang's new hip-hop podcast, "Ima Fix Wolves!" Share your thoughts about the project.
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.
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.
Which game(s) do you think exude STYLE and IMMERSION? Share and discuss your picks, in our community discussion thread.
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 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.