Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host this week! Games appear to be coming out at a steady pace, but it is the community that really stood out this week. With the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run just one week away, and the Giant Bomb Warframe clan celebrating its sixth year of existence, the Giant Bomb community has been standing strong this week. Anyway, we have A LOT of housekeeping to address this week, so, let’s jump right into it!
- Jason recently got some bad news related to his health. It’s nothing tragic, but if you have a Twitter account, please send him some good wishes.
- The design and engineering team appear to have fixed the timezone issues with the “Upcoming” tab on the front page. All times should be appropriate, but use the link to report issues if you notice any!
- Speaking of Giant Bomb’s engineering team, CBSi engineer Will Carle is soliciting suggestions of how to improve Giant Bomb Infinite on Twitter! Currently, they plan to double the cooldown on previously watched videos as well as a “Random Video” voting option.
- If you want to experience a visual tour of PAX East 2019, look no further than moderator Marino’s MASSIVE collection of pictures from the event!
- Danny O’Dwyer recently interviewed Jeff on his Noclip podcast. If you wanted to listen to an in-depth look at the evolution of Giant Bomb over the past ten years, this is definitely worth a listen.
- Finally, and this HUGE NEWS, you can now create timestamped or looping Giant Bomb clips when using the “Share” button! Thanks to this feature, everyone has the ability to create an internet meme using the Giant Bomb staff! Here’s an example of the feature in action, and a picture of how to use the feature:
Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run IX Announcement Thread
Hey everyone, it’s time for Giant Bomb’s spring-time community charity fundraiser, the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! Use the link above and read what the early plans are for the event. Also, there’s ONE WEEK LEFT BEFORE THE CHARITY DRIVE STARTS! DONATE IF YOU CAN, AND SPREAD THE WORD! As a result, let’s review the community plans for the event both new and old!
Nickieroonie has some big plans for the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! For one thing, they plan to beat Hollow Knight by Read all about it using the link below!
Moderator ZombiePie is joining the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! Their plan is to play Final Fantasy XIII-2 for THIRTEEN HOURS STRAIGHT! Also, read about their donation incentives which include: eating a raw beet like an apple! SERIOUSLY!
Giant Bomb user danielkempster is doing the inconceivable! They are going to run a charity stream where they play nothing but Kingdom Hearts games to raise money for Pencils of Promise! Learn how you can help them by using the link above!
Giant Bomb moderator RioStarwind has some ambitious classic video game streaming plans for the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run this year, and you can read all about them on their latest blog!
JeffRud, on the other hand, has less than honorable plans for the GBCER. These plans involve a bad RPG, a spinner, and 5 Hour Energy. Help them regret this and raise money for schools!
You heard that right! The Baer Caev will be joining the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run IX! Not only are they streaming for Pencils of Promise, but $20 donations could possibly win WONDERFUL PRIZES!
Calling all PS4 Warframe players! The Giant Bomb PS4 clan is officially Here’s a link to the new clan, and thanks to Alex, it’s called “The Beastcoast Shlooters!“
Speaking of Warframe, the game recently celebrated its 6th year anniversary and the community for the game is as strong as ever. With that in mind, I thought it was only appropriate to promote the most active community clan for the game!
Tweets Of The Week
Soon there will be new merchandise in our Giant Bomb store that solves a very serious problem. I am extremely excited. pic.twitter.com/6hBbFlyvgP
— Vincent Caravella (@VinnyCaravella) April 5, 2019
— Brad Lynch (@MarinoV1) April 3, 2019
Got bored on my flight last weekend and pic.twitter.com/jTsC51ZS2W
— Dan Auer (@danauer) April 5, 2019
Clips Of The Week
If this compilation video from JeremyM doesn’t make you laugh, then you must not have a soul. Here’s every time Vinny and Dan make guttural nonsense hell noises in This Is The Run: Altered Beast! This video is no way a joke made on April 1st to mark a joke holiday. This video is a work of art and should be treated as such.
P.S. Can we all agree that Altered Beast is objectively a bad video game and always has been?
minos83 decided to rewatch every episode of “Steal My Sunshine” and chose to highlight what they think are the funniest moments from the first episode! Show your support and hopefully this becomes a recurring series!
Giant Bomb Galleria
Unrelated to nothing in particular, Giant Bomb user quesocoatl whipped up this AWESOME Giant Beastcast inspired movie poster! Marvel at its beauty and support the artist however you can!
Best Of Blogs
Asmo917 joins the debate about accessibility in games by looking at MLB The Show 19 as a case study on how sports games address the problem of “difficulty” and creating experiences for everyone.
Gamer_152’s Rock Band retrospective continues. This time around, Harmonix are still having good ideas, but the feature set and the availability of Rock Band and its extras begin to wane Here’s the full and highly troubled history of Rock Band 4.
Join The Discussion
This is the big talking point of the week, and it isn’t even a competition. Earlier this week, Gearbox Software LLC announced Borderlands 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Store. This has drawn the ire and praise of people far and wide in and out of the industry. Feel free to share your two cents’ worth using the link above!
Three Months Into 2019: What’s Your Favorite New Release This Year? [POLL OF THE WEEK] (By: @beachthunder)
This community poll’s title says it all: What’s your favorite new release this year so far? So far, there have been a lot of ups and downs, but what do you think has been the most memorable gaming experience thus far? Vote for and defend your pick using the link below!
Calling all users who have finished Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice! What tips and tricks do you have when fighting the game’s final boss? Some of our users are having such a hard time they are thinking of walking away from the game.
Have any of you read the full patch notes for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2‘s new Invasion: Battle for D.C. event? Check them out using the link below and share if you are excited or not for the game!
We have an active community discussion about Jason Schreier’s “How Anthem Went Wrong” article. Using the link above, share your reaction to the article and thoughts about BioWare’s response.
The community is currently having a civil discussion about Prince Harry’s comments about wanting to “ban” Fortnite. Many decry an outright ban while recognizing games as a service as being potentially nefarious. Share your take using the link above!
Have any of you played around with the early access release of Risk of Rain 2? How do you think it compares to the first game? Are you in favor or against the game’s jump into the third-dimension?
Star Citizen PU Alpha 3.5 launched recently and you can share your impressions of the update with the other members of Giant Bomb’s Star Citizen sub-community.
Our community discussion about Apex Legends’ skins has each side of the debate represented, but where do you stand? Are they a fun addition, or a disappointing free-to-play trap?
Larian Studios announced Divinity: Fallen Heroes this week! Do you think the world of Divinity will make for a good tactical RPG? Do you trust Larian’s track record when they make games out of their RPG wheelhouse?
What is YOUR wishlist for the Sega Genesis “Classic? Can you think of 40 “classic” Genesis/Mega Drive titles worth re-visiting? Can you think of at least a dozen games that AREN’T related to Sonic the Hedgehog or Strider?
DevourerOfTime would love to see a “Genesis Classic” actually hit the market. Therefore, they used their latest list to annotate the games they’d like to see on it while maintaining a “reasonable” perspective of what could be on the platform!
guip1408 thinks the 4th generation of video game consoles are the best the industry has ever seen. They used this list to (hopefully) prove their point.
Yes, I know a 2018 GOTY list this time of the year is incredibly late, but mabaseslums took the time to detail exactly why the games on their list earned their positions and I always appreciate that.
For those unaware, Final Fantasy VI turned 25 this week. I know that probably makes you feel old, but hopefully you can find some solace by reading our AMAZING wiki page for the game!