Well, it seems odd to air an edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight the day after Christmas, but as a wise man once said "That's the way the cookie crumbles." No matter, I hope all of you found a way to celebrate the holiday, if you celebrate, it a manner that was safe and fun for you and those you love. A little happiness and cheer goes a long way; I know that all to well. This week, the Spotlight is opening the floodgates and is welcoming ALL USERS to share their GOTY lists and blogs for inclusion. If I missed your blog or list, just drop a comment and I will promise to include them next time! I traditionally continue hosting user-made GOTY content until two weeks AFTER the staff content has subsided! So, with that in mind, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!
- Due to pandemic-related production issues, the Giant Bomb tracksuits will be delayed. Social Imprints, Giant Bomb's merchandise partner, expects the delay to only be around one to two weeks. If you would like to get into contact about possibly cancelling your order, please use the link.
- Everyone has until 12/31 to pick up a 30 day free trial of Giant Bomb premium! For those of you that have friends that might be interested in checking out the site and its back catalog, this is a perfect opportunity for them!
- This time last year, Giant Bomb embarked on a journey to create a list that definitively ranked the worst songs of the 1980's before crowning a king of crap. So, by popular demand, the Giant Bomb staff plan to do the same with music from the 1990's!
- Finally, as I have been saying for the past couple of weeks, Giant Bomb's GOTY Coverage is delayed until January.
Author's Note: After a long delay, I finally got around to reviewing and compiling some, but obviously not all of the user-created lists on the site. If I missed your list or blog, PLEASE drop a link to it using the comments section and I will happily showcase it next week!
User-Created Lists & Blogs
- Best of 2020 (By: @marino)
- GOTY 2020 (By: @rmanthorp)
- GOTY 2020 - A Return to Days of Yore (By: @ronindrummer200)
- 2020 Best Game (By: @shami_sansi)
- #GOTY 2020 (By: @bollard)
- GOTY 2020 (By: @tatsuyarr)
- My Top 10 (Technically 11) Games of 2020 (By: @dialthedude)
- Games of the Year 2020 (By: @hadestimes)
- User Choice GOTY 2020 (By: @ascardon)
- Best Games I Played In 2020 (By: @l33t_haxor)
- GOTY 2020 (By: @bowl-of-lentils)
- 2020 Game of the Year List (By: @remilia_seven_fangs)
- The 10 Best Games I Played In The Year 2020 (Out Of The 12-13 Games I Actually Played) (By: @fernanthonies)
- Top 5 Games I Played In 2020 (By: @adzpearson)
- Best of 2020 (By: @injamoon)
- GOTY 2020 (By: @jcracken)
- SIGINT’s Top 10 Games of 2020 (By: @sigint)
- Best Games I Played In 2020 (By: @chlomo)
- 2020 Games I Played In 2020 (By: @zor)
- It Is The End Of 2020 So Here Is My 2020 In Video Games (By: @vrkobold)
- Best Of 2020 (By: @themasterds)
Get ready to get creamed! If you're in the front row, you WILL get creamed!— Giant Bomb Out of Context (@giantbomb_ooc) December 25, 2020
- Ben Pack, 2019
I bought my mother a Switch Lite and when she got her first game she decided to lick the cartridge after saying "I saw an internet guy do this, so, I have to know if it's true." Merry Christmas @giantbomb!— GB Duders Feed (@GBDudersFeed) December 25, 2020
ah yes, the annual numbers guessing clip time of year! https://t.co/0K5ZcsCDyR— abby russell (@ybbaaabby) December 20, 2020
Whenever a new event hits Warframe I know I can count on Rapid showcasing the most riveting moments of it on YouTube with other community members to boot. Remember, you can join the fun using this link!
As the cool kids say, "I'd drink to that." Also, this comes from Twitter users Ryan Langley. Remember, support artists however you can!
Everyone in the Giant Bomb community told resident Final Fantasy expert, ZombiePie, to get through the pandemic by playing Final Fantasy XIV. Instead, they played Final Fantasy XI and used this 8,000+ word write-up to share how the game damn near killed them!
apewins is a huge fan of the Total War franchise from Creative Assembly, but they have one "mark of shame" with the franchise: they have never finished Shogun 2. So, they have started a 12 day journey to beat the game!
As part of imunbeatable80's retrospective on the games of their childhood, they replayed Super Mario 64 and assessed how well the game holds up even by today's standards!
PurpleShyGuy played 13 Sentinels after people talked of it glowingly. Use the link below to read why they agree for the most part, but want more people to know the "sillier" parts of the game they think others are forgetting when they talk about it positively.
This week, Mento gave Genshin Impact a shot after everyone spoke of it glowingly! Read their impressions of it, and where they think it ranks in their current GOTY list!
theoracleofgame finally got around to seeing Christopher Nolan's Tenet and uses their blog about the film to share why they were largely disappointed by it. Feel free to read why they feel that way, and share if you agree or disagree!
Discussion Threads & Forums
A lot of users are sharing their enjoyment of the 2020 GOTY video Dan, Mary Kish , and Mike Mahardy made last week! Give it a watch and share your impressions using the link!
Have any of the sales for the 2020 Steam Winter Sale caught your attention? Share your pick-ups and recommendations with the rest of the community and feel free to join the community discussion if the Winter Sale this year is lacking the chutzpah of previous years.
For those of you playing Cyberpunk 2077, here's a link to the community discussion about the game's ending! Use the link to share and discuss your outcome and if it resonated with you! Can you think of any way the ending could have been better? Join the debate NOW!
Speaking of Cyberpunk, how much do you think another year in the oven would have benefitted Cyberpunk 2077? Do you think CD Projekt RED could have afforded another year of development?
Did you remember that Dirt 5 came out this year? Crazy, right? If you have played the game, join the community discussion about it and share what you think EA will do with a possible Dirt 6!
We have an interesting discussion thread on the forums debating and discussing Nintendo's "next steps" for the Switch. Do you think they should introduce a new SKU? What would a "high performance" Switch even look like?
Hey, Giant Bomb community, what does everyone make of the KFC video game console? Can you imagine yourself picking one up? Do you want to see the site cover it? Do you think it can run Crysis?
The community Star Citizen group welcomes you to join their Alpha 3.12: Assault on Stanton update discussion thread! If you have any thoughts, use the link above to share them!
Speaking of community outreach, Giant Bomb's Warframe community welcomes everyone to join its discussion about the Operation: Orphix Venom event! Share your thoughts about the event, and network with other users if you need help!
- A lot of people recommended that @yyninja check out Steins;Gate 0 after they said the enjoyed the original. Read why they found it to be an "appropriate" companion piece to a timeless classic.