The Community Spotlight 2019.09.14

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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 as we look back on the best and most creative offerings from the Giant Bomb Community! This week, the Giant Bomb Community was feeling especially charitable with Alex showcasing his excellent drumming skills in Rock Band, yet again, and former staff member Drew is collecting a great deal of supporters for their pending charity drive. If you are interested in learning about either, feel free to jump into our housekeeping items right away. However, please take the time to check out the rest of the community’s great works as they truly show the best and brightest of our bustling website.

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ポギーボーイ(Pogi Boy) (By: @jea_rum)

jea_rum continues their theme of making Giant Bomb fanart inspired by the style of Junji Ito. This week, it’s Jan’s turn!

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EVA x BMB (By: @durman667)

Giant Bomb user DurMan667 took a note from jea_rum last week and combined EVA with Burgle My Bananas! Hopefully, you enjoy this as much as I do!

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Kiki! Riki! Kiki! Riki! (By: @knittedsweater)

I don’t know what it is, but the Burgle My Bananas video series has inspired some truly awesome fanart from the internet. Maybe y’all seeing people be miserable way too much, but nonetheless, this adorable work of art from knittedsweater on Twitter really is worth checking out!

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Clips Of The Week

Tekken 7 – Cuppa Cawfee with the Giant Bomb FGC (By: VectorSpecter)

Giant Bomb’s Fighting Game Community is still hosting “Casual Friday” competition and streaming events! Here’s an archive of their last event for your entertainment! Also, here’s a link to our unofficial FGC Discord.

Giant Bomb – Jeff And Gang Rip Into Avengers E3 2019 Presentation (By: Pranav Behari)

Over on YouTube, Pranav Behari re-watched all of Giant Bomb’s E3 2019 coverage and compiled the best moments of Giant Bomb ripping Square-Enix’s new Avengers game a new one.

Community Activities

More Monster Hunter is never a bad thing.
More Monster Hunter is never a bad thing.

(Un)Official Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Squad + Discord! (By: @boss_kowbel)

With the release of Monster Hunter: World Iceborne, don’t forget you can join Giant Bomb’s unofficial community squad and Discord for the game! Here’s the link in case you needed it!

AFK Arena Community Guild (By: @deathfromace)

To anyone playing AFK Arena, we currently have a Giant Bomb community guild for the game! Use the link above to learn how you can join it!

Tweets Of The Week

Best Of Blogs

Can you think of any other video game outright RUINED as much as Indigo Prophecy thanks to its plot twists?
Can you think of any other video game outright RUINED as much as Indigo Prophecy thanks to its plot twists?

The Wrong Direction: The Storytelling of Fahrenheit (By: @gamer_152)

This week, Gamer_152 took a deep dive into Quantic Dream’s pioneering nonsense: Indigo Prophecy. Read why they felt the game’s third act is one of the best reasons not to play it. It really doesn’t care about returning on the time and attention you’ve invested.

Doom 64: Apparently It’s Polarizing? (By: @jasonr86)

Giant Bomb user JasonR86 wants you to read their conversation piece about about Doom 64 and why it is so much more than a console port of a classic PC game, and does not deserve the hate it gets on the internet.

What’s The Worst Nintendo Console? (By: @haz)

Haz uses their latest blog to discuss why the Nintendo 64 is their least favorite Nintendo console to return to today, despite their nostalgia for the console’s diverse catalog.

I'll provide some backup for JasonR86. Doom 64's claymation artstyle is FREAKING COOL!
I’ll provide some backup for JasonR86. Doom 64’s claymation artstyle is FREAKING COOL!

Build Me Up: Creation Games +

Indie Game of the Week 137: Victor Vran (By: @mento)

First, Mento examines the appeal and “flavors” of games which implement “creation” as a game mechanic. Mento’s “Indie Game of the Week” this time around looks at Victor Vran s Diablo-inspired action RPG from the creators of the Tropico franchise! Read why they loved its gameplay but detested its sense of humor.

Join The Discussion

WORST. DEBATE. EVER.
WORST. DEBATE. EVER.

The Great Debate of Our Time: X or Cross? (By: @bladeofcreation)

In lieu of recent events, do you call the “X Button” or “Cross Button” on the PlayStation controller? Here’s a link to our community poll and discussion thread about the controversy.

Ring Fit Adventure, Fitness RPG for Switch Announced (By: @haz)

So, Ring Fit Adventure was officially announced this week and a lot of community members still do not know what to make of it. Do you think the game will be the massive hit Wii Fit was way back when?

You Got Your Bloons Tower Defense In My Path Of Exile! (Trailer) (By: @meatsofevil)

To anyone who plays Path of Exile, what do you make of the new expansion and tower defense mode? Feel free to share your impressions with the Path of Exil Giant Bomb sub-community.

I think I'm starting to understand what Death Stranding is....
I think I’m starting to understand what Death Stranding is….

A (Free) Final Chapter Has Been Released If Anyone Wants More Celeste (By: @strathy)

Have any of you checked out Celeste’s (free) Final Chapter DLC? A lot of people are calling it the hardest chapter yet, but what say you? Share your impressions using the link above!

MiSTer Setup/Recommendations(By: @atomicfox)

The device continues to be well represented on Giant Bombs weekly live-streams, but do YOU have any experience with the MiSTer? Do you have any advice on how to set the device up? If you do, feel free to share your tips and tricks!

How Do YOU Search For GB Content? (By: @norm9)

Here’s an interesting discussion on the boards: How do YOU search for Giant Bomb content? Are you using podcast apps? Where do you go for older videos? Share your tips and tricks using the link!

You got your mechas in my Visual Novel?
You got your mechas in my Visual Novel?

Control Announces Two New Paid Expansions For 2020, New Game (Plus?) (By: @rorie)

Calling everyone who played Control! What do you make of the recent announcement of the game getting two new paid expansions for 2020 and a New Game+ mode?

What’s With All The Dust/Dirt Filters In Games These Days? (By: @haneybd87)

Have you noticed an influx of games with dirt and grime filters over their video? Do you mind these filters? Can you think of good and bad examples of these filters?

Death Stranding – What Did You Make Of The New Gameplay Footage? (By: @humanity)

Do any of you have “reactions” to the recently released TGS demo of Death Stranding showing more of its gameplay and story? If so, use the link above to join our Giant Bomb community discussion about it!

New Sakura Wars Trailers from TGS 2019 (By: @bowl-of-lentils)

A LOT of announcements for the Sakura Wars franchise hit during TGS 2019 and you can join our discussion about all of them using the link below! For example, are any of you excited for PROJECT Sakura Wars?

Lovable Lists

I NEED MORE TONGUES!
I NEED MORE TONGUES!

Games With The Most Tongues On The Box Art(By: @psykus)

This week, Psykus has created a solid front-runner for “best user-created list of 2019.” Honestly, the title says it all: Games with the most tongues on the box art.

Soulcalibur VI Season 2 DLC Character Predictions (By: @jessemb27)

jessemb27 created a Soulcalibur VI Season 2 DLC character “wishlist.” As you can see, they start out pragmatic and eventually transition to pie in the sky dream picks.

Useful User Reviews

  • At this point I'm considering calling RioStarwind our resident comic book video game expert. Don't tell him, I want it to be a surprise.
    At this point I’m considering calling RioStarwind our resident comic book video game expert. Don’t tell him, I want it to be a surprise.

    @riostarwind continues their retro game reviews with a look at X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse. Give it a read and see if this comic book brawler stood the test of time!



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