Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host this week! THE END IS NIGH! Giant Bomb's Game of the Year content will start on December 25th. Also, the Giant Bomb staff made their final push to increase the Giant Bomb account's Extra Life total. As it stands, the Giant Bomb account has raised over $266,000 and broken the previous Giant Bomb team record. Great work all around! Without further ado, let's jump into the site related housekeeping!
- As mentioned earlier, the Giant bomb staff made their final push to raise money for Extra Life! If you missed it, remember you can donate until the end of 2017.
- Community voting to crown a Giant Bomb Community Game of the Year has begun!
- ATTENTION! If you experience issues or bugs when trying to participate in the Giant Bomb Community Game Of The Year voting, to report them over here.
- College folks, don’t forget that GameSpot’s looking for a couple of summer interns for 2018. Here's the posting for a design internship; here's the posting for a product manager internship.
2017 GOTY User Created Content
User GOTY Lists
- Best Of 2017 (By: @mormonwarrior)
- Best Of 2017 (By: @armaan8014)
- Best Of 2017 (Haiku Edition)(By: @draugen)
- Best Of 2017 (Pun Edition) (By: @agentoharah)
- Best Games of 2017 (By: @guip1408)
- My Games of 2017 (By: @thefinaltardis)
- Games Of My Year 2017 (By: @cozmicdad)
GOTY Blogs And Threads
However big or small, remember to share and discuss your 2017 GOTY list with the rest of the Giant Bomb community over here.
How many games will you have completed before the end of 2017? Looks like the vast majority of the Giant Bomb community blew me out of the water.
_Mattallica thought there were plenty of quality games released during 2017, and this blog post shows it.
Put more thought and care you would ever expect a person would for a GOTY list. Check it out and see if your favorite games made the cut.
Clips Of The Week
The Giant Bomb FGC posted an archive of their most recent Tekken 7: Fated Retribution tournament! Check it out, and see who came out on top this time around.
Giant Bomb Galleria
LandonRobinson created a MASSIVE infographic crunching the numbers on every Giant Bomb GOTY podcast. Check it out, but be warned, it is a BIG infographic.
Tweets Of The Week
We are now at a team total of $265,513.14 which is THE HIGHEST TOTAL EVER FOR THE GIANT BOMB EXTRA LIFE TEAM WOOOOO come watch us do more PUBG https://t.co/BBKRa1b8Pk— Erica June IIDX 20 tricoro (@aurahack) December 16, 2017
I know it was included in the title as a "joke," but if you vote for Neo Yokio, you are part of the problem.
Best Of Blogs
Giant Bomb moderator Gamer_152's latest blog wrote about set-up and pay-off, factions, and societal commentary in Fallout 4, and their value. Gamer_152 also delved into Hitman (2016) and extrapolates how it scratched the same itch tabletop RPGs do for him.
Were you interested in reading a helpful and educational write-up on new codec standards for 4K video players? Giant Bomb user cliffordbanes has you covered, and this blog really is a treat to read.
BlackHeronBlue comments on why The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ended up providing him an experience that transcended beyond games and into real-life.
JamesDavis spent a great deal of time with Mario Kart 8 DX, and you can read why it has been one of the most pleasurable family-friendly game experiences he has ever had.
TheMist997 uses his latest blogs to share his general impressions of The Game Awards and why he has issues with the show's priorities. Part two assesses the various game announcements and reveals during the show.
Mento had a few leftover award categories for his upcoming GOTY blog, so he dropped them in his weekly summary blog instead. Also up this week: PS2 GTA games, and a handful of obscure 2017 releases.
Join The Discussions
UH, this is a poll you can all vote for this Toad poll right now. 200+ Giant Bomb users have voted already so what's there to lose beyond your dignity?
What is your GOTY in the realm of board games? Vote for and discuss your favorite board game or tabletop experience from 2017.
Ōkami HD released on Steam this week, and if you have played it, what are your impressions of the PC port? Does it honor a gaming buried treasure?
What reaction did YOU have to Josef Fares' comments during The Game Awards? Whether it is a warm embrace or hostile rebuke, share over here.
There's a PlayStation 4 holiday sale, and if you picked up a game or notice some salacious deal, feel free to share using the thread above.
baka_shinji17 is excited about the games set to release in 2018. See which games he is most excited about on his latest list.