Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best creative offerings from the Giant Bomb community! With GOTY thoroughly behind us, we all can finally relax and enjoy the scenery. And by “scenery” I mean wonderful works of art and writing from users like you! I don’t know about you, but it is finally starting to set-in that we are at the start of a new decade. The site, in general, has come a long way since its humble beginnings, but fingers crossed, I have a good feeling about the site’s prospects in the 2020s. How could I not, what, with the busy community and wonderful staff that make each day a memory worth preserving! With that aside, let’s jump into the site-related housekeeping!
- GOTY season might be over, but if you missed any of Giant Bomb’s GOTY coverage, don’t forget about the community created “Unofficial Giant Bomb Game of the Year Database.“
- The results of the Giant Bomb Community GOTY have been delayed. You can expect to see the results sometime this week.
- The site has new image tools! If you enjoy uploading images to blogs, threads, or wiki pages; give the new tools a try! Also, the engineers have fixed the referral bug as well!
- Speaking of which, YOU STILL HAVE UNTIL THE 20TH to get your vote in for Giant Bomb’s 2019 Community GOTY! VOTE OR DIE MOTHERFUCKERS!
Tweets Of The Week
— Musubi Azeyma (@Musubi_Azeyma) January 17, 2020
Based on my photos, I saw 355 games. I remember a few. It required the creation about 100 new wiki pages. pic.twitter.com/TE3ULfzG8B
— Brad Lynch (@MarinoV1) January 16, 2020
you: These backer portraits are really pulling me out of the game.
me: I got u fam. pic.twitter.com/NSnXA2Llse
— Steve Kim (@Fobwashed) January 7, 2020
“Fuck you, Brad Garrett. I hope you burn in shit.” – ❤️Ryan Davis https://t.co/xWsFnXYjhd
— Brad Lynch (@MarinoV1) January 14, 2020
Holy shit… It turns out that police sketch was actually incredibly accurate… pic.twitter.com/LKwRLMSEQ5
— Steve Kim (@Fobwashed) January 16, 2020
That’d be cool, to blow up the moon!
– Jan Ochoa, 2020
— Giant Bomb Out of Context (@giantbomb_ooc) January 17, 2020
Giant Bomb Galleria
Using a design by buzz_clik, Aaron Franz created a 3D printable design of Jeff inspired by their “Garfield with Gerstmann” video series. Donations are appreciated, but not required. That said, support artists however you can!
Here’s a wonderful sketch from Giant Bomb user Humanity featuring Abby!
Best Of Blogs
Giant Bomb user DevourerOfTime has taken up the monumental task of crowning a “People’s Game of the Decade!” Check out their latest blog to discover how they went about handing out their special commendation!
As always, moderator Mento showcases a smattering of blogs this week each with a different game or topic worth exploring. First, they finally got around to playing Avadon 2: The Corruption for their latest “Indie Game of the Week” blog! Use the link to read if they think this Spiderweb Software title is worth your time! Second, they looked at the 2010s and attempted to determine which game deserves the title of “most influential.”
Giant Bomb user gla55jAw is starting a new blog series where they go back and examine the previous decade in gaming! This week, they checked back on 2010 and how a few games from then cracked their all-time list!
DinosaurCanada is finally starting to get into professional wrestling thanks to Giant Bomb. Read all about their steps into the sport on their latest blog!
Join The Discussion
What is YOUR reaction to the news of Sony not attending E3 2020, the same year they plan to launch a new console? Where do you assess the long-term viability of E3 as an event?
Inspired by recent Bombcast and UPF discussions, here’s a link to the Giant Bomb community debate over the best Dragon Ball (OG, Z, GT, Super) game that’s not FighterZ!
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was on several people’s 2019 GOTY lists, but as this discussion thread suggests, does it live up to the promise of Star Wars 1313? Does Fallen Order reach the meteoric heights of the original E3 demo for 1313?
How many of you would be excited about a PC release of Horizon Zero Dawn? Can you think of any new bells and whistles you’d like to see? Would those of you who already bought the game once, be excited to play it on PC?
What is YOUR reaction to the Cyberpunk 2077 delay? Are you welcoming the news or starting to become concerned about the game’s development? Join the Giant Bomb community discussion using the link above!
Have any of you read Polygon’s article on the rise and fall of Kinect? Regardless, join the community discussion about the failed motion-detecting device and feel free to share any memories you may have had using it.
Slay the Spire is now three-years old, but only recently has the game come out for the Nintendo Switch. As a result, we have a handful of community members discussing the quality of this port and if the game plays well in handheld mode. If you have any thoughts, join our discussion using the link!
On the forums, a handful of users have expressed issues with “finishing” Outer Wilds, especially the game’s last act/sequence. If you have any advice, feel free to share it using the link below!
Giant Bomb user frontman12 decided now was as good enough reason as ever to look back at the 2010s and re-rank their GOTY lists with games they did not play at the time of their release included. Give each of their lists a read, and think about doing a similar feature on your own when you have the time!
On a similar note, Mento re-visited their 2018 GOTY list and re-ranked the games on it with releases from that year they finally got around to playing!
danjohnhobbs took the time to annotate all the games they can’t wait to play during 2020! Give their list a read using the link below and don’t forget to consider making a list of your own!
Giant Bomb user PartyElectrify thought 2019 was an especially strong year for fighting games. Read all about why they think that by checking out the games that made their list!
It took Giant Bomb user TheWildCard longer than they would have liked, but they eventually got around to making a 2019 GOTY list!
FakeKisser finally got around to making a 2019 GOTY list, but with their list, they pitted games both new and old in a fight to the death!
Giant Bomb user Ronald finally got around to making a 2019 GOTY list! Feel free to give it a read and show your support if possible!
Giant Bomb user Heart1lly decided to have a crack at listing their ten favorite games from 2009 to 2019! Use the link below to see which games managed to make their list!
shinofkod already is making updates to their 2019 GOTY list after playing a handful of games they missed during the year. Read which games got added and bumped out!
Useful User Reviews
- @moonlightmoth uses their comprehensive review of Star Wars: The Old Republic to assess where the game stands today and if it has any appeal to post-Disney Star Wars fans.
- @chlomo went on a total bender and started a new review series wherein they examine some of the “forgotten” gems of the PlayStation One’s catalog of games. This week they reviewed: Hogs of War, Fluid, and V2000
Many thanks to @marino for creating this incredibly interesting wiki page! As you can see when you click the link, they have created a table for each qualifying game. As a result, you can only add a game if you can site an appropriate source. That said, there are plenty of consoles with no entries!