Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the wonderful works of the Giant Bomb Community from last week! I'm happy to say we have a real diverse showcase of some AWESOME user-created content. Whether it be reviews, blogs, or works of art; we have a little bit of everything represented on this edition of the Spotlight! So, without further ado, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!
- Users that were unable to sign in or log in through Facebook should be relieved to know the issue has been resolved! If, however, are still having issues logging into Giant Bomb through Facebook,file a bug report using this link.
- A LOT of Giant Bomb users have been asking why Rorie's Saturday "surprise" streams are not uploaded to Giant Bomb. The reason is that he archives them on his personal YouTube. Subscribe to their channel to remain up to date on when he archives his streams!
Tweets Of The Week
WHEW! After nearly 3.5 years, I've FINALLY earned my private pilot's license. A huge thanks to my instructors Jim and David, my examiner Richard, and of course, @enemykite, @VinnyCaravella, and everyone who ever watched an episode of Giant Bomb Flight Club. See you in the sky! pic.twitter.com/Wsa3wmuxs9— Drew Scanlon (@drewscanlon) January 24, 2020
Ben: "This next email has some mature content."— Giant Bomb Nonsense (@GB_Nonsense) January 23, 2020
Jason: "Is it more Sonic stuff?"
Ben: "Yes, actually. If at any point 2 out of 3 of you tell me to stop, I'm gonna stop reading this email...
The subject line --"
Finally hung up the Giant Bomb deck in the office. Had to move the throwing stars. pic.twitter.com/mHlfTxW5F5— Mike Mika (@MikeJMika) January 21, 2020
That boombox comes with a price: IT'S YOUR LIFE!— Giant Bomb Out of Context (@giantbomb_ooc) January 22, 2020
- Jeff Gerstmann, 2016
Clips Of The Week
An mentioned earlier, Rorie has been streaming during the weekends more. Last week, he streamed himself playing and creating decks in Magic: The Gathering Arena with fellow moderator ThatPinguino! Here's the archive in case you missed it!
Giant Bomb Galleria
Odd_Particle has another batch of webcomics from their new Jeffhachi series. Check out the comics and don't forget to thank them for their hard work on Twitter!
Best Of Blogs
Giant Bomb user PurpleShyGuy has been following fighting games, and to get into the spirit of EVO Japan, tried out Tekken 7. See how things went, including his attempt to leran the game's complex combo system, using the link above!
mabaseslums shares how they've recently made a hobby out of learning Super Mario 64 speed tech! Give their recent blog a gander and learn all about the underbelly of speedrunning Super Mario 64!
As always, Mento has a couple of blogs worth reading from the previous week. First, the latest episode of their "Indie Game of the Week" series is all about Stasis! Use the link to read why they found the game to be a mixed bag. Additionally, Mento re-examines Spiderweb Software's Avadon 2: The Corruption and discusses what lessons in encounter design other games could learn from it!
Sombre wrote an interesting write-up about how their video game habits have evolved as they've grown older. Give it a read and join their discussion with your own stories on how your habits have changed!
Giant Bomb user ItzFearZ is new to blogging and uses their first to discuss their plans to address their backlog throughout 2020! Give it a read and provide them with tips about writing or managing one's backlog!
ZombiePie uses their latest blog on Giant Bomb to detail why Final Fantasy II is "The MOST CURSED game Square has ever made!" Read why they think it's more cursed than The Bouncer, Kingdom Hearts, and Chrono Cross combined!
Join The Discussion
Here's another fun discussion thread on the Giant Bomb forums: what/who are the NPCs who ruined entire games for you? Popular picks include the Adoring Fan, Navi, and Rico from Killzone! Share your least favorite NPCs now!
What do you make of all the Half-Life games being made free to play until the release of Half-Life: Alyx? Do you plan to check any of the games out as a result? Does this mean Dave's Half-Life 3 prediction came true?
Did any of you catch the first trailer for Godfall at the start of the week? Regardless, watch the trailer and join the Giant Bomb Community discussion about what they have shown of the game thus far.
The title really says it all: have you ever been influenced to buy something or subscribe to something due to a podcast advertisement? For me, The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe motivated me to check out The Great Courses.
Many Giant Bomb users are up in arms about EA rendering Tetris Blitz and Tetris Premium inoperable, even their single-player features. Get the details and join the community discussion using the link below!
As mentioned before, earlier last week, Drew got his pilots license! Join the rest of the Giant Bomb community in congratulating him, and GIANT BOMB FLIGHT CLUB WILL LIVE FOREVER!
Sound design in video games usually takes a back seat to music, but which sounds do you find utterly pleasurable in games? Credit to the users who listed the Xbox 360 Achievement pop-up sound effect!
It happens to all of us, but when do you "call it" when a massively hyped game doesn't click for you? Will you drop a game after a few hours, or do you give it more of a chance to kick into gear? Join the community discussion!
What thoughts or opinions do you have about Dying Light 2's delay announcement? Do you find the lack of an alternative release curious? Is 2020 starting to look slim for game releases? Join the Giant Bomb community discussion now!
chlomo isn't the biggest fan of horror games, so, this list of their five favorite games from the genre was incredibly difficult to make. Give it a read and show your support!
Moderator riostarwind had/is having an incredibly "active" Winter in terms of gaming! Read all about the games they've played so far using the link above!
frontman12 continues their retrospective GOTY series of the 2010s with a list annotating his favorite games from 2012!
Useful User Reviews
- @betabetamax wrote their review of Ape Out in the form of a beat poem! If you need a good laugh today, check it out!
- @chlomo continues their PlayStation One review retrospective with a look at Excalibur 2555 AD and comments on why they love the game's OST but hate its gameplay!
- @chlomo also reviewed Populous: The Beginning and discusses why it is an unfairly forgotten game and a respectable sequel to a legendary game!
- @hooberschmit recently gave Wolfenstein: Youngblood a shot and shares why they couldn't help enjoying the game slightly as a fan of the franchise.
Jill Valentine was Wikipedia's "featured article" earlier this week, but did you know Giant Bomb's wiki page for the Resident Evil legend is equally impressive? Use the link below to learn everything there is to know about the character!