The Community Spotlight 2019.04.13

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host this week as we look back at the best creative offerings from the Giant Bomb Community! First off, apologies if this edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight feels a bit “rushed.” As many of you know, I am/was an active participant in the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run over the weekend. If you are reading this after the event ends, don’t worry, you can still donate to the team and individuals! Just use the first link below and you should be fine! With that in mind,

Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run IX Announcement Thread

The new Giant Bomb logo COMMANDS YOU to donate or help spread the word about the GBCER!

The Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run IX (By: @thatpinguino)

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!

My Community Endurance Run IX Plans! (By: @thatpinguino)

Moderator ThatPinguino has some impressive plans for the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! Read all about them, and don’t forget to donate to their cause!

GBCER IX – DKC 1/2/3 & Hollow Knight (By: @nickieroonie)

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!

13 Hours Of Misery: I’m Playing Final Fantasy XIII-2 For Thirteen Hours Straight… But This Time FOR CHARITY!(By: @zombiepie)

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!

Conquering Kingdom Hearts For The Kids! (By: @danielkempster)

I have all the promotional images for the GBCER you can imagine!
I have all the promotional images for the GBCER you can imagine!

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!

Rio Starwind’s Community Endurance Run Plans (By: @riostarwind)

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!

I’m Playing Unlimited Saga For The Kids! (By: @jeffrud)

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!

Pat Baer Joins The Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! (By: @patbaer)

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!

Tweets Of The Week

Clips Of The Week

The Best Of Giant Bomb’s Steal My Sunshine, Episode 2. “Did You Literally Land On A Cloud?” (By: Minos83)

Over on YouTube, Minos83 provides another hilarious compilation video featuring Steal My Sunshine! This time, they rewatched the second episode of Giant Bomb East’s “Steal My Sunshine” series and compiled what they think are the best moments!

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Lego Set (By: @supernormalstep)

SupernormalStep, the user responsible for the AWESOME Persona 4 GB staff portraits and enamel pins, made a lego concept design of the warehouse level from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater!

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Best Of Blog

I want to thank PistonHyundai for reminding me this picture exists.
I want to thank PistonHyundai for reminding me this picture exists.

Nico Nico Why (By: @bonbolapti)

Giant Bomb user bonbolapti uses their latest blog to look at Nico from Devil May Cry 5, and discuss how her character development justifies her eye-rollingly bad design.

Splitting the Difference: Part 1 (By: @pistonhyundai)

PistonHyundai is starting a new blog series on the highs and lows of studio breakups and developer exoduses! Their first episode talks about the impacts of the split of John Carmack and John Romero.

Why Is Everyone Hating On Epic Over Exclusives? (By: @sweep)

Moderator Sweep looks at the recent outcry against Epic-exclusive PC game releases and questions if there is anything worth getting angry about in the first place.

I Miss My Friend Arthur (Red Dead Redemption 2 Spoilers)(By: @dredavis)

After the better part of a year, Giant Bomb user DreDavis explores Red Dead Redemption 2 and why Arthur is a character that continues to “speak” to them. Even if you are not a fan of the game, give this blog a chance.

Sweep debates if notifications like this are as big a deal as people make them to be.
Sweep debates if notifications like this are as big a deal as people make them to be.

Borderlands Remastered Review (PlayStation 4) (By: @perfidioussinn)

Giant Bomb user PerfidiousSinn spent a decent amount of time with Borderlands Remastered on the PS4. Read all about their impression of the port job, and if they think it is worth the price of entry, using the link above!

Mento’s Month: March & Seeking Warframe & Fortune (Part 4) (By: @mento)

Moderator Mento provides a handy summary of the games they played during March on an exhaustive blog post! Read all about the games small and big they played and enjoyed! Additionally, Mento continues their blog series on Warframe, and quest to discover how far they can get before needing to spend money!

The Town with a Hole in It: Donut County and In-Game Tools (By: @gamer_152)

This week, moderator Gamer_152 is doing something different and is am talking about Ben Esposito‘s charming Donut County and the ever-topical subject of holes.

Join The Discussion

If you consider yourself an
If you consider yourself an “expert at Super Meat Boy, you are a better person than me.

Games You Enjoy But Are Terrible At? (By: @stantongrouse)

As the title suggests, are there any games that you are objectively terrible at, but enjoy playing nonetheless? Personally, the entire Masocore genre fits for me, but feel free to share more specific examples if you can think of them!

What Games Do You Excel At? (By: @strathy)

Funny how things often work out like this, but what are games you feel you can speak with authority about? Are there game you feel you can call yourself an “expert on,” or can possibly speedrun?

Help Define What An RPG Actually Is… (By: @smeatbass)

The term “RPG” has evolved over the years and this interesting thread asks the Giant Bomb community to identify the tropes, idioms, and gameplay features all RPGs must include. Join the fun and share your take on the genre!

What is Pathway? Check out our discussion thread to find out!
What is Pathway? Check out our discussion thread to find out!

What Games Would You Add To The SNES Classic If You Could? (By: @sombre)

The SNES Classic has been out for a bit, and Nintendo has yet to announce any expansions of additions to the nostalgic platform. If it were up to you, which games would you add to “complete” the device’s library?

Pathway Discussion Thread (By: @onijai)

Have any of you give the 1930’s themed tactical RPG, Pathway, a try? Is it a fun romp or a game one should avoid? If you have, here’s a link to our community discussion about the game!

What Games That Have Already Been Announced Won’t Seen Until The Next Generation? (By: @basicallyolly)

Here’s a fun discussion topic on the Giant Bomb forums! What games, that have already been announced, do you most suspect won’t be seen until the next generation?

It's another Skeiro thread! But this one asks you to
It’s another Skeiro thread! But this one asks you to “rank” in comparison to the rest of From’s library!

What PC Game Launcher/s Do You Use? (By: @stantongrouse)

Which PC Game launcher(s) do you use? Which launchers are good or bad? What do you wish more launchers would do? Use the link below to join our community discussion!

Now That You’Ve Played Sekiro, How Does It Stack Up To Previous From Games? (By: @ntm)

The title says it all: now that you’ve played Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, how does it stack up to previous From games? Does it compare favorably or poorly to From’s other action adventure games? Try to use only the most reliable of SCIENCE!

Lovable Lists

Learn more about Namco's long and storied history of including games as minigames during load screens!
Learn more about Namco’s long and storied history of including games as minigames during load screens!

NamCompendium: Loading Screen Games (By Order of Appearance) (By: @jeffrud)

Did you ever want a comprehensive list of every game from Namco that was playable during a load screen? Well, Giant Bomb user jeffrud has you covered! If you think they missed something, feel free to leave a comment.

Useful User Reviews

The last
The last “great” BioWare game? guip1408 sure thinks that’s the case!
  • @bhlaab reboots their “classic video game review” feature with a modern assessment of Heretic II! Read what parts of the game hold up and don’t!
  • @bhlaab also reviewed Whiplash, the edgy 2000s-era platformer time forgot.
  • Giant Bomb user @guip1408 uses their review of Dragon Age: Inquisition to argue why it may represent the “last great Bioware game.”



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