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 user-created offerings from the previous week. As Game of the Year and Christmas loom closer and closer, the Giant Bomb community had an awesome but calm week. The offerings this week feature a little bit of everything, with works of art and discussion threads entertaining users far and wide. With that in mind, let’s jump into the site-related housekeeping!
- Jan celebrated the two-year anniversary of being hired by Giant Bomb/CBSi.
- The GBEast Extra Life archives are up on the site and the mod’s tracker has all those important time stamps worth referencing. If you missed the ending, you missed an all-time great GB moment.
- Giant Bomb made a big dent on its individual and team Extra Life fundraising goals. The Team Extra Life Goal is at $225,712; the staff account is at $89,003! As always,
Giant Bomb Galleria
jea_rum is back with another creative and hilarious interpretation of a recent Giant Bomb East moment. This time they imagine the Giant Bomb East studios as Goombas and Shy Guys constantly bickering at each other.
Tweets Of The Week
— Jearum aka @Manoystee (@jea_rum) November 15, 2019
A Jungle Green Nintendo 64 console, copy of Donkey Kong 64, and miniature Stone Cold Steve Austin replica belt are officially en route to Antarctica. pic.twitter.com/tE0R6V05pv
— Dan Ryckert (@DanRyckert) November 15, 2019
You can see my ass lights up, and that’s how you know I’m doing a good workout.
– Abby Russell, 2019
— Giant Bomb Out of Context (@giantbomb_ooc) November 16, 2019
Our unofficial Discord members are streaming all weekend long for Extra Life! https://t.co/OYQGZHgHk6??
— Matthew Rorie (@frailgesture) November 16, 2019
It’s that time of the year again! What time? Time for the Giant Bomb 2019 GotY Fantasy League! Predict which FIVE games you think will top Giant Bomb’s official GotY list. And don’t forget, there are wonderful prizes for those who nail it!
Unofficial Discord Extra Life Livestream (By: ???)
Hey everyone, Giant Bomb’s Unofficial Discord is hosting a 69 hour Extra Life stream for the charity and Team Giant Bomb! If you have any free time, check out the stream and donate if you can!
If any of you are playing Need for Speed Heat on the Xbox One, here’s a link to the Giant Bomb community online crew for the game! Use the link below to learn how to join!
Clips Of The Week
Did you want a compilation video of every time they spin the wheel during Burgle My Bananas? Well, BAM, thanks to YouTube user, JediFan421, here you go!
The Giant Bomb PC alliance for Warframe recently played around with a Kuva Lich encounter thanks to Warframe’s new Nemesis system! Give it a watch and join the alliance.
Best Of Blogs
Giant Bomb Moderator Gamer_152 uses the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road to look back at The Beatles: Rock Band. In it they look back at the game’s portrayal of the band and explain how the group became cultural icons.
First, Mento always meant to get around to Arc the Lad. Give their latest blog a read to discover if they think the game has stood the test of time! Finally, Mento joined Vinny for their latest “Indie Game of the Week” blog by looking at Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night! Give it a read and see if they recommend the highly nostalgic game!
Giant Bomb user stantongrouse wrote an incredibly interesting piece about games and balance and examined three case studies where being OP is both good, bad, and weird.
Join The Discussion
Calling all Pokémon Sword/Shield players! Which Pokémon did you pick for your starter? The current batch of votes show a close race with the Giant Bomb community!
Now that some time has passed, do any of you have impressions or feelings about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order? Whether they are positive or negative, feel free to share them with the community using the link above!
Inspired by Giant Bomb’s new “The Worst Songs of the ’80s” podcast series, here’s a link to our community discussion related to the “Worst Christmas Song.” If it ever becomes a podcast special, surely this thread will be used as a reference.
Are there any games released in 2019 you worry will not come up at all during GotY discussion, but deserve to? Share and discuss the best “underrated” games from the year.
Here’s a fun discussion thread on the Giant Bomb forums: what’s the “best” trilogy of the current generation of consoles? Current front runners include: Yakuza, Life is Strange, and Assassin’s Creed!
Here’s a fun, but slight gross discussion thread: which games make your hands or palms sweaty the most? Can you think of any games that shredded you palms or hands while you played it?
What do you make of the recent Inside Xbox – X019 event? A lot of Giant Bomb community members seem to be excited for the new games set to launch on Game Pass, but was there anything else during the event that caught your attention?
With the launch titles laid out for all to see, do you think the Google Stadia is worth the price at launch? Share your feelings after checking out the launch lineup with the rest of the community.
The Sonic The Hedgehog Movie has revealed its updated Sonic character design and most people seem to like it. Share where you stand on the re-design and if the new trailer has you excited to watch the movie.
A lot of users and reviewers have sung praises for Planet Zoo from Frontier Developments, creators of Planet Coaster. If that’s one of you, use the link below and share what makes the game so special.
Are any of you excited for Shovel Knight: King of the Cards? Does it excite you enough to return to Shovel Knight? Use the link below to learn more about what it is and how it’s different from the original!
This sure is a community discussion that would’ve made Drew Scanlon proud: Who’s funkier: Toe-Jam or Earl?
fluitketel tried their hand at listing and annotating their favorite games from the 2010s. Check which games topped their list by using the link and think about creating a list of your own!
VincentBrooks is trying to compile a complete list of puzzle games with a story. Here are some examples and if you can think of a game not already on their list, feel free to drop a comment!
MajorMitch has played a decent amount of Fire Emblem games and tries their hand at ranking the games from the franchise they have played from best to worst.