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! We have a real diverse assortment of Giant Bomb community creations this week! With most people transitioning from Winter to Spring, it’s good to see the community take the time to work on things both creative and inquisitive. Nonetheless, these were some interesting highlights this week, including Canadians fighting over pizza, but more on that later. So, without further ado, let’s jump into the site housekeeping!
- Jan gets asked the same question in the Giant Bomb chat repeatedly, so much so, they felt inspired to post a “Top 3 Answers” reference guide on the forums. Whether you wanted to know what he uses to style his hair or his favorite Filipino food, give it a read when you have the time.
- The results for the 2019 Giant Bomb Community GOTY are in, and the top game might surprise you! Let’s just say that the game that won didn’t mimic the staff’s GOTY.
Tweets Of The Week
— Eoin J. (@Cpt_Barricade) February 7, 2020
I wanna buy a video game where I get to see Brad Garrett get clubbed to death with a blunt object.
– Jeff Gerstmann, 2010
— Giant Bomb Out of Context (@giantbomb_ooc) February 5, 2020
BORN TO DIE
world is a fuck
Kill Em All 81
I am brad man
410,757,864,530 DEAD MARIOS pic.twitter.com/Pq0Dd9ywZr
— Steve Kim (@Fobwashed) February 7, 2020
Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards. That’s the lesson to learn from BioForge. Check out Backflips ‘n Bioforge over here: https://t.co/UbzMW0vKbC #tbt #throwbackthursday #gbclips pic.twitter.com/cAoG43DDoU
— Giant Bomb (@giantbomb) February 6, 2020
Giant Bomb Galleria
DecoyOctopusX finally got around to watching the latest video of Brad attempting to beat Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels, and while watching felt inspired to make these two works of “art!”
Over on Twitter, jimprov made this funny image in reply to an earlier Tweet by Fobwashed.
Clips Of The Week
I may have mentioned it before, but there’s an “unofficial” YouTube account archiving Giant Bomb’s video Instagram video content. This account has the thumbs up from the staff in part because the content they are hosting is free! So, feel free to subscribe to “Giant Bomb Stories” if you have any aversions to Instagram!
Best Of Blogs
Gruel published an AMAZING blog where they celebrate the 30th anniversary of the TurboGrafx-16 and write extensively on their love for the platform and its games! Seriously, give this blog a read if you haven’t already!
Using their latest blog, Giant Bomb user PurpleShyGuy discusses why Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice‘s Resurrection power isn’t just meddlesome, but also blow major anachronisms in the game’s worldbuilding.
Lionsy harbors a ton of nostalgia for Outpost 2: Divided Destiny! Read why they think the game hasn’t just aged gracefully, but is also worth playing today, using the link ABOVE
Last month, Giant Bomb user notnert427 set out to beat every mission in Hitman 2 on its “Master” difficulty setting. Read how things went, and which levels they had an especially hard beating, on their latest blog!
MajorMitch’s latest Gaming Memories blog is all about Chrono Cross and why it definitely deserves far more respect and attention than it gets, especially when it comes to its soundtrack!
ArbitraryWater completes their ranking of the playable factions in Total War: Warhammer II with the best of the best! And before you ask, they are of “refined tastes” and picked the correct faction for their #1 spot.
Last month, moderator Mento had a myriad of blog posts, each with a different theme and topic! If you missed any of them, use the first link to check out their monthly review of what they played. Additionally, as part of their “Indie Game of the Week” blog series, Mento looked every episode of Kentucky Route Zero. With that, read why their overall impressions of the game are not as positive as everyone else’s!
Join The Discussion
Here’s an important discussion on the forums that could use more input: what can make a user review useful to everyone else? What can user reviews on the site start including to make you more interested in reading them?
Whelp, it was bound to happen sooner or later… after the latest Bombcast a war has erupted between the Canadian community if Pizza Pizza is any good. If you have any skin in this fight, use the link below to join the debate.
Here’s an “interesting” poll on the forums. As the title suggests, if you are driving a car late at night, and get hungry in the middle of nowhere, what cuisine would you go for to satiate your hunger?
Blizzard is now offering refunds for Warcraft III: Reforged, regardless of how long players have owned the game. What’s your reaction to this news, and your overall feelings about how this situation played out?
Here’s an interesting thread on the forums: have you ever had to quit playing a game because it was TOO good? In particular, have you ever skipped a game that tapped could have led to potentially harmful behavior?
Calling all Switch owners! How do you plan on playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Is this a game you plan to play on the go or something you envision you will only jump into in front of a T.V. screen?
It has recently been announced Dan Houser is leaving Rockstar, the studio they co-founded. What do you think this says about the state of Rockstar as a studio? Share your reactions with the rest of the community!
The developer behind The Wonderful 101 recently held a highly successful Kickstarter to remaster the formerly Wii U exclusive for the Switch, PC, and PS4! Are you excited to play the game on those platforms? How do you think they will handle the Wii U controls in the remaster?
Battle lines have officially been drawn! Do you side with Jeff or Ben regarding the Fast 9 trailer and movie in general? Has the franchise “jumped the shark,” or is it still action-oriented fun anyone can get behind?
With the recent successful The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter campaign, Mento went back and reviewed every “exclusive” Wii U game during the console’s lifespan, and sees what their status is today.
Giant Bomb user frontman12 realized they never made a GOTY list for 2008! Here’s a link to the ranking of their favorite games from that year!
Capt_Blakhelm has a lot of nostalgia for the Descent series and as a result, is working on a list of every game that had “six degrees of freedom.” Check out their list so far, and help them think of more examples!
Useful User Reviews
- @capt_blakhelm took the time to write a review for Realm of the Mad God. Use the link to read why they thought the game was repetitious to a fault despite its impressive presentation.
- @d_w wrote a user review for The Pedestrian worth checking out! Read why they think the game has some cool ideas, but it doesn’t meet its potential!