Welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-created works form the previous week! After a busy site-related news week yesterday, things were decidedly calm, which makes my life easier. As reviewed last week, the new t-shirts are back up and available through the Giant Bomb store! Furthermore, the bumper stickers that were made on-stream are now available for purchase.
However, people are continuing to report poor printings of shirts they ordered from the Giant Bomb store. It is believed that these shirts are delayed orders of shirts printed from the same batch of bad shirts from before. If you have any issues, email firstname.lastname@example.org OR drop a comment in the new shirt thread. Rorie is responding to comments posted in the thread daily and feel free to @reply him if he doesn't send you a response.
There were a few scheduling issues last week.
- The Quick Look for Soul Hackers 2 was delayed by a week. Jan hopes to have some Soul Hackers content on the site soonish.
- A collaboration with Haunted PS1 was also delayed, but is still planned due to unanticipated production delayed.
Finally, and I hate to do this, but if you read and enjoy this feature, please consider dropping a comment. These Spotlights do not write themselves and for the past two weeks, the lion's share of comments and replies have been from spambots. The Spotlights are not going anywhere soon, but they help keep my motivation up.
Goofy ass trip to Fort Bragg last weekend. Wifey and I being dorks. Kiddo took these and sent them to us. <3 This is 12 hours before I got sun poisoning. My face was all swollen up the last three days and I'm a shedding lizard today. #GiantBomb#FortBraggpic.twitter.com/0uOEmmYylr— Joseph “JoeyGills” Gilligan 📎 - Tired. (@therealtaaltos) August 26, 2022
"Jess was with Giantbomb for a short time, until an olive based incident"— MustardRevenga! (@mustardvengence) August 26, 2022
supercut of times wmac masters is mentioned on giant bomb— Colin Spacetwinks (@spacetwinks) August 23, 2022
Fanbyte is undefeated against Giant Bomb and, as history teaches us, hubris only makes you more invincible. https://t.co/luWx8ayG5M— Imran Khan (@imranzomg) August 25, 2022
The Legend of Giant Bomb continues. 😍 pic.twitter.com/LtyS1QAmai— Rathbaume (@Rathbaume) August 24, 2022
There's been a deluge of Fortnite content on the site and Kone continues to mash the Giant Bomb staff with promotional Fortnite skins with a work of art that adds a twinge of realism to the mix.
jearum enjoyed Dan and Jeff Grubb injecting some Super Punch-Out!! content on Giant Bomb so much that they wnet ahead and envision the two, and Jan, as fighters in a Giant Bomb-themed Punch-Out game.
If you have a Twitter account, you may recall a video going viral in which blindfolded people attempt to catch a duck. Jearum couldn't help but imagine a world where the Giant Bomb staff try to get in on that hot viral action.
When Mike Minotti and Jeff Grubb heard that the Final Fantasy anniversary t-shirts were making a comeback they got excited. However, that excitement was dashed when they discovered the Final Fantasy XII shirt was not one of the ones getting rebooted. Luckily, Kone has them covered.
A while back you may recall the "Game Mess Spin-off Show" logo, Giant Bomb Funko Pops, and Metaverse staff models Kone made for Giant Bomb staff. Well, this week they re-posted their logo on Giant Bomb! If you have yet to thank them for their AMAZING WORK, now is the time to do so!
Alright Giant Bomb community, I have been promoting community-created works in the crAIyon thread for a month now and I don't think anyone is one-upping this. Here's a link to the thread if you think you are up for the challenge, but honestly....
If you are looking to join a fun video game group, don't forget about the Community Game Pass Game Club! The current game pick is As Dusk Falls! If you have any early non-spoiler impressions, click the first link! Second, don't forget to send bigsocrates your suggestions for future edition of the Game Pass Game Club!
The third edition of the Giant Bomb Community Album Club took a note from Albummer and picked Where Owls Know My Name by Rivers of Nihil as their next discussion point! If you have thoughts about the album or associated act, drop a comment!
Ask and you shall receive! Kone has a YouTube and blog version of their fake "Premium-only shirt leak" video from a while back! Use either of the links to marvel at their work and send your appreciation!
On YouTube, Pranav Behari is going through the Giant Bomb archives and is trying to find the site's funniest moments no one talks about! This time they found a time when Dave Snider and Ryan Davis got spooked by lightning in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind!
Moderator ZombiePie has a new episode of their retrospective on Final Fantasy VI up on the site! This 10,000+ word post looks at the Floating Continent, The World of Ruin, and every character recruitment mission! Click the link to read it!
Mento has a new episode of their "Indie Game of the Week" series on the site and this one is a grab-bag for indie developer Siactro! Click the link below to learn about Macbat 64, Toree 3D, and Toree 2 and if they recommend people check out any of the studio's titles!
CyberSpeed, PGA Tour 96, Off-World Interceptor Extreme, and Mortal Kombat 3 are all the big talking points of borgmaster's latest blog on Giant Bomb looking at the PS1's library in chronological order! Give it a read when you have the chance!
When so many open-world games are full of perfunctory tasks, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild managed to make every job feel meaningful. This week on their blog, Gamer_152 explores how it pulls it off and why they think it will stand the test of time.
Sony has announced the PlayStation 5 will go up in price in Europe, UK, Canada, China, Japan, Australia and Mexico. What is YOUR REACTION to this news? With Microsoft and Nintendo confirming they are not raising the price of their consoles, how do you think Sony looks?
A handful of Giant Bomb speak highly of Rollerdrome's post game! Have you checked out that part of the game? What are your thoughts of how the game ends as well as the game in general? Join the community discussion NOW!
Who is using a projector as their display for playing games? Do you have any advice about limiting input lag or latency when using a projector? How about using short throw projectors? Share your advice HERE!
Battlefield 2042 Season 2 comes out on August 30! What are your impressions of the new map? Is this enough to get you back into Battlefield 2042? What more needs to be done to improve the game?
The first two entries in the Project CARS franchise are set to be delisted! Do you plan to pick up the games before they disappear? What does this mean for game preservation? Is this another example of car licensing sucking?
With the recently announced new Lightfall expansion, there are some on Giant Bomb calling Destiny 2 a "strand game." What are your thoughts? Share your impressions of what has been shown of the new expansion by clicking the link.
GRID Legends is coming is coming to EA Play & Xbox Game Pass by September 1st! Would either program be a great way to experience the game? Are there any other racing games you think would benefit being on a stream platform?
A majority of the community is happy with Cult of the Lamb, but a growing number are becoming frustrated by the game's bugs and glitches? Have you encountered issues? Some say the game soft locks on them or that the Xbox version is the buggier one.
Calling all fans of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim! Moderator Mento wrapped up the game and decided to rank the sentinels based on their story and mechanical value! As long as you don't mind spoilers, this list is a real treat!
Many thanks to @sombre for reminding me of the original wiki page for Phoenix Wright and how it is an all-time banger on the wiki. Special thanks to @bowl-of-lentils for updating and overhualing the page to make it as amazing as it is today!