The Community Spotlight 2019.12.14

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Edited By Marino  Staff

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, and as always, I, @zombiepie, am honored to your host this week! Well, after a decent bit of joking around, we are properly in dregs of GOTY. Be aware, many staff members are on vacation, and as such, the amount of content coming out will be less than what many of you have become accustomed to in recent years. Additionally, some members of the design and engineering staff have begun their winter breaks, so, bug requests will necessitate a bit more patience in the coming weeks.

User-Created GOTY 2019 Content!

Author's Note: Alright, every year I dedcicate a section to community created GOTY lists and blogs for three to four weeks straight. This year isn't any different, but if I missed your list, you can still get it on the next Spotlight by simply dropping a link to any GOTY lists or blogs you made on the most current Community Spotlight! Also, feel free to link me to any movie, anime, or music lists you made as I always like promoting those as well!

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JeremyF's Top 10 Games of 2019 (By: @jeremyf)

Much credit goes to JeremyF to exhaustively reviewing the games they most enjoyed playing in 2019 and defending each of their GOTY picks with paragraphs of text. If you can, feel free to join them and get on the next Spotlight!

Clips Of The Week

Burgle My Bananas is High Art (By: Brumas)

Is Burgle My Bananas the "Citizen Kane" of Giant Bomb videos? This video clip on YouTube featuring Dan's final moments with Donkey Kong 64 may just prove the point!

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Heathcliff GotY Posters (By: @DigitalLogjam)

For reasons I can only guess, over on Twitter, DigitalLogjam decided to make a GotY tribute to Heathcliff thanks to the Bombcast and Giant Bomb Discord. As they say, once you go tabby cat....

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Giant Bomb Staff Sketch(By: @danauer)

Here's another sketch from Giant Bomb design lead Dan! Don't forget to follow them on Twitter for more wildly creative Giant Bomb sketches and illustrations!

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Tweets Of The Week

Best Of Blogs

I'm alaways up for a fun blog about educational technology!
I'm alaways up for a fun blog about educational technology!

The Best Slasher Movie Adaptation, Yet! (By: @giant_gamer)

Giant_Gamer gave Dead by Daylight a shot on a whim and shares why they think the game is one of the best gaming homages to slasher movies! If you are in the mood to play something spooky during the holidays, consider reading this blog!

The Darksiders Franchise Is Really Something.... (By: @doctordonkey)

doctordonkey gave Darksiders Genesis a shot and discusses why they enjoy the game but cannot help but scratch their head when looking at the franchise's trajectory since the first game.

Unisys ICON (The 1980's Canadian Computer Mentioned On The Bombcast A Few Weeks Ago) (By: @black_turtle)

Giant Bomb Black_Turtle was catching up on recent Bombcasts and overheard a discussion about the Canadian education computer, the Unisys ICON. As a result, they shared their experiences with the system on their latest blog!

Does Shovel Knight's updates qualify for GOTY purposes this year? Mento sure thinks so!
Does Shovel Knight's updates qualify for GOTY purposes this year? Mento sure thinks so!

The 1188 #2 - Aer: Memories of Old (By: @vorsh)

Vorsh currently has 1,188 items in their GOG Galaxy list of purchased games! As such, they are starting a new blog series where they write about their attempt to play these games! The first episode is all about "Aer: Memories of Old!"

My Favorite Video Game Music of 2019 (By: @majormitch)

User MajorMitch starts their 2019 GOTY blogs with a look at what they think are the best OSTs in video games! Ape Out, SteamWorld Quest, and Cadence of Hyrule are a few of the games that made the cut!

Go! Go! GOTY! 2019: Game Four: Odysseus Kosmos and His Robot Quest +

Go! Go! GOTY! 2019: Game Five: Shovel Knight: King of Cards (By: @mento)

I stand by Vinny! Sonic Racing is better than modern Mario kart!
I stand by Vinny! Sonic Racing is better than modern Mario kart!

Mento played Odysseus Kosmos and his Robot Quest and Shovel Knight: King of Cards this week! Check out their blogs to discover if any of these games have the potential to crack their top ten list!

Blurred Vision: The Bizzareness of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (By: @gamer_152)

In many ways, All-Stars Racing Transformed is more of a Sonic game than most mainline Sonics. It's also swarming with bizarre design decisions, and that's crux of moderator Gamer_152's latest blog.

Join The Discussion

The hell with it, I think this thing looks cool and the name isn't a problem! THERE! I said it!
The hell with it, I think this thing looks cool and the name isn't a problem! THERE! I said it!

Xbox Series X Initial Impressions Thread (By: @agn0sis)

Our community is STILL buzzing about the Xbox Series X! What do you make of the design and name? Whether your first impressions are positive or negative, share them using the link above!

Your Most Anticipated Game of 2020? (By: @liquiddragon)

As the end of the year nears, what are your most anticipated games of 2020? Vote for and discuss YOUR predicted GOTY for the next year using the link above! Additionally, are there any games you have a hunch will disappoint or not pan out?

What Are Your Favorite Premium Moments Of The Year? (By: @rorie)

Calling all Giant Bomb users! Mr. Rorie wants YOU to share what your favorite premium moment or feature was in 2019! If you can't limit it to one, feel free to share more, but all subscribers should comment!

A Battle Royale at 200 MPH: Forza Horizon 4's 72-Player Eliminator Mode Launches Tomorrow in Free Update (By: @inevpatoria)

Forza Horizon 4 recently got a 72-Player Eliminator Mode! Do you think a "battle royale" multiplayer mode can work in a driving game? If you've given it a shot, how has the lag been? Does the new mode have long-term implications for the driving genre?

Oh, how the mighty have fallen!
Oh, how the mighty have fallen!

GameStop Pulling Out Of Nordic Countries (By: @isomeri)

What do you make of GameStop pulling out of Nordic countries? For those impacted, will this hurt your ability to enjoy new video game releases? What do you make of GameStop's future viability?

It's Official: Resident Evil 3 Remake Announced for April 2020 (By: @inevpatoria)

It's official! There's going to be a Resident Evil 3 Remake! Are you excited to play the game? What do you hope they update for the remake? How do you think the game will handle Nemesis?

Did You Like Mr. X In The Resident Evil 2 Remake? (By: @sethmode)

Speaking of Resident Evil 3, here's a poll debating Mr. X in the Resident Evil 2 Remake. Once there, vote and discuss if you want Capcom to apply a similar idea to Nemesis in the Resident Evil 3 remake.

Axiom Verge 2 Has An Announcement Trailer (By: @rorie)

Axiom Verge 2 has been announced and BOY HOWDY, Giant Bomb users are discussing what was shown during the announcement trailer! Also, what's on your "wishlist" for the sequel? Use the link to join the conversation!

This might be the worst kept secret of 2019!
This might be the worst kept secret of 2019!

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Discussion Thread (By: @gundato)

In case you missed it, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries released this week! If you have played around with the game, here's a link to our Giant Bombcommunity discussion thread about the game. Over at Waypoint, resident mech expert Austin Walker found it a "mixed bag."

What Are Your Computer Backup Solutions? (By: @cikame)

Here's a "fun" discussion thread for the tech-savvy members of the Giant Bomb community! What are your computer backup solutions? Do any of you agree with this Giant Bomb user?

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'CLIFF CLUB FOREVER

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Heathcliff finally made it to the front page of Giant Bomb. We did it!

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The dark ritual is complete.

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So glad to see my Heathcliff works being appreciated for the high water mark of art that Heathcliff is!

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heathcliff is garbage and i want to see him cry

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I sat down and did my goty list this morning. It's always fun thinking back about what all i've played.

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My Goty List

https://www.giantbomb.com/profile/gendergenerator/lists/game-of-the-year-2019/366631/

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Heath-squad hype!

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Thanks UGBD for putting Heathcliff on the homepage of Giant Bomb.

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#10 jeremyf  Online

Thanks for the shout-out! Great job to everyone else for their lists, too!

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All hail the Jeweetwel-kater

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thumbs up for heathcliff

#1 orange cat

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i love heathcliff

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Wait, there are people who think the Series X doesn’t look cool? The hell‘s wrong with you?

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Heathcliff.............. thank you

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#20  Edited By BootyMcJohnson

Thanks for writing lists everyone, really enjoy reading them! Here's mine - Top Five of 2019

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I love reading the community’s top games’ lists every year and once again we have some great write ups and lists this year! Though looking at these lists early on, I think community GOTY might be between Control and Fire Emblem 3 Houses.

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#22  Edited By vrkobold
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Why do you write they and them when referring to singular people? English is not my first language, but I thought they and them were only used when talking about more than one person.

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@melondog: They/Them can be used as a singular gender neutral pronoun as long as the antecedent is unspecified.