The Community Spotlight 2019.12.21

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Edited By Marino  Staff

Hello and welcome to a very GOTY-heavy edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! As always, I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week as we look back at the best user-created works from the Giant Bomb Community! With Giant Bomb's proper 2019 GOTY coverage upon us, I thought I would spare no expense in making this Spotlight a vessel for dozens of user-created GOTY lists and blogs.

User-Created GOTY 2019 Content!

Author's Note: Alright, every year I dedicate 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!

Lists

Three Houses seems like a recurring theme across the user-created GOTY lists
Three Houses seems like a recurring theme across the user-created GOTY lists

Blogs

But so does Control! The community GOTY voting should be fun this year!
But so does Control! The community GOTY voting should be fun this year!

GOTY 2019 - Heads in the Sand (By: @ronindrummer200)

Giant Bomb user ronindrummer200 has a little bit of everything represented in their 2019 GOTY blog, including their favorite "classic" video game experiences from the year.

JigglePhysx's Games Of The Year 2019 (By: @jigglephysx)

On Giant Bomb user JigglePhysx's latest blog they review their ten favorite games from the year, as well as the ten games they wish they could forget about! Give it a read if you are in need of a good laugh!

Clips Of The Week

I Did It, Y'all (By: @rorie)

In case you missed it, Rorie ended up beating Yama in Spelunky this week. Here's a link to their thread and video archive!

Update 27: Empyrean - Space Pirates (Now Out On PC) (By: @rapid)

The Warframe community wants you to know all about the fun they have been having with the game's Empyrean update! Here's a link to the community discussion thread and one video of their adventure with the update!

Tweets Of The Week

Best Of Blogs

If you are a Pokemon fan, Gamer_152's blog is a must read this week!
If you are a Pokemon fan, Gamer_152's blog is a must read this week!

Searching Far and Wide: Pokémon GO and In-Game Worlds (By: @gamer_152)

ARGs have the power to transform how we relate to the world around us, but face unprecedented environmental challenges. This week Gamer_152 discusses Pokémon Go and how it tackles these problems.

Go! Go! GOTY! 2019: Game Six: Electronic Super Joy II +

Indie Game of the Week 149: Seasons After Fall (By: @mento)

Did you forget Electronic Super Joy II came out in 2019? Well, Giant Bomb moderator Mento investigates on their latest blog if the game warrants a stronger presence during GOTY discussions! Additionally, they played Seasons After Fall for their latest Indie Game of the Week blog! Use the link below to discover if they enjoyed the fantasy platformer!

I know y'all want to hear me talk about Star Destroyer ship models until the sun goes down!
I know y'all want to hear me talk about Star Destroyer ship models until the sun goes down!

My Journey Into Hell: A DOOM Retrospective, Part 3 (By: @igort)

Giant Bomb user Igort continues their blog series on fan-made Doom WADS! This episode reviews Going Down, Eviternity, and John Romero’s SIGIL!

I'm A Star Wars Nerd And Here Are Four Nerdy Nitpicks I Have For Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (By: @zombiepie)

Moderator ZombiePie is a hardcore Star Wars fan and finally got around to playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. On this humorous blog, they share four nerdy continuity and canonical errors in the game.

Discover why BigSocrates thinks Rise & Shine just missed video game greatness this year.
Discover why BigSocrates thinks Rise & Shine just missed video game greatness this year.

Boneworks: A Discussion (By: @seikenfreak)

Giant Bomb user Seikenfreak recently gave the VR first-person shooter, Boneworks, a shot, and shares the good and bad of the game on their latest blog!

Rise & Shine Is An Entertaining And Original Game That's Just Too Short For Its Asking Price (By: @bigsocrates)

Giant Bomb user BigSocrates found Rise & Shine to be an entertaining indie game they do not think is worth its current asking price.

Join The Discussion

Bomb Maybe?
Bomb Maybe?

What's Your Top 10 Of The Year? (By: @liquiddragon)

Did you make a 2019 GOTY list on the site? If you did, here's a link to a thread where you can promote and discuss your list with the rest of the community!

The Witcher (Netflix Show) Discussion (By: @liquiddragon)

Have any of you checked out Netflix's The Witcher series? Whether your impressions are positive or negative, feel free to share them with the Giant Bomb community using the link!

Most Fun Fallen Order Difficulty? (By: @csl316)

To everyone who has played Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, what do you think is the game's "best" difficulty setting? Vote and discuss your preference with the rest of the community!

Surprise, surprise, people want to talk about Star Wars!
Surprise, surprise, people want to talk about Star Wars!

Sakura Wars Fan Translation Released! (By: @bowl-of-lentils)

A fan translation for Sakura Wars has released! Giant Bomb user Bowl-of-Lentils has all the details on what this means for Sakura Wars fan!

Westwood's Blade Runner Returns For Christmas - In GOG Form! (By: @glots)

Westwood's Blade Runner is now available on GOG! Are you excited to give it another try? Do you have any fond memories of Dave Snider's Random PC Game series for the game?

Are rogue-likes officially played out?
Are rogue-likes officially played out?

Best Strategy Games For A Beginner? (By: @changethel1ghts)

Can you think of any RTS and 4X games that are entry-level and targeted for beginners or gamers interested in exploring the genres for the first time? Share and discuss your picks using the link above!

Rogue-like Fatigue? (By: @finaldasa)

Here's a discussion thread that has divided the Giant Bomb community: Is 2019 the year of "Rogue-like Fatigue?" When a game is announced and the word "rogue-like" is used, does that hurt your interest? Join our discussion

Lovable Lists

I need more nonsense like this in my life!
I need more nonsense like this in my life!

Games In Which Actual Developers Of The Game Address The Player Directly, To Talk About The Game, Inside The Game (By: @audiobusting)

audioBusting has a great user list on Giant Bomb that needs your help! They are trying to make a list of "games in which actual developers of the game address the player directly, to talk about the game, inside the game," and need suggestions!

Useful User Reviews

This game sure did come out this year.
This game sure did come out this year.
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#1  Edited By Demonsoul

Crap I need to watch that.....what happened to Rorie?

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Great GOTY content from the community as always. I'll have a best games of 2019 blog ready wither this week or next week, but for now I made a list of old games I got to play in 2019 and how I felt about them.

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#3  Edited By Seikenfreak

Ah cool, didn't know you showcase some user lists on here. Been doing mine for a handful of years as a fun exercise. I use them as like a year-in-review video game journal of sorts.

Here's my GOTY 2019 one (still tweaking and filling it out): https://www.giantbomb.com/profile/seikenfreak/lists/game-of-the-year-2019-users-choice/365097/

Not sure if there is a new bug but in the past week I think, embedded Youtube videos are no longer displaying on the lists. Just leaves a big empty area there.

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Always love these :)

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Is there a particular reason that the thumbnail was the end screen of FFVIII? Is it because it's one of the greatest video games of the past 20 years? Because I agree.

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@mezmero said:

Is there a particular reason that the thumbnail was the end screen of FFVIII? Is it because it's one of the greatest video games of the past 20 years? Because I agree.

1. I chose it.

2. Yes.

3. There was no community-made artwork this week for me to use, so I eventually decide to use a "The End" screen since this is the last one of the year. And FF8 is the first one I thought of.

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Got my list in, can't wait to see what the fellas have this year.

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#12  Edited By PistolPackinPoet

Thank you for writing and editing these community spotlight post!

Here’s my unedited GOTY post:

goty 19

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2019: REVIEWT Scamander!

I write about every GAME I played, every SERIES I saw, and every MOVIE I watched this year. Arbitrary TOP TEN lists included!

Thanks you for all your hard work putting this Spotlights together!

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@xenturik said:

2019: REVIEWT Scamander!

I write about every GAME I played, every SERIES I saw, and every MOVIE I watched this year. Arbitrary TOP TEN lists included!

Thanks you for all your hard work putting this Spotlights together!

Please PLEASE feature this list. The amount of dedication that went into it is unreal