The Community Spotlight 2020.08.08

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It’s always nice when the Giant Bomb staff end up doing things that would have made them YouTube stars ten years ago.

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 community-made offerings from the previous week. It was a rather chill week as the staff continue their weekly deluge of live streams for our entertainment. Just as a friendly reminder to those who continue to ask, all signs point to the staff not returning to the office before the end of the year. While that may sound like a bummer, CBSi is taking all of the appropriate pre-cautions to ensure the safety of their employees. Given the circumstances, I think we can at the very least respect their intent. With that in mind, let’s jump into the site-related housekeeping!

  1. The French Abby parody account on Twitter is still pretty great.
  2. In response to the ballooning amount of emotes, you might have noticed a new interface for adding emotes to chat. If you have any issues with this new interface don’t forget to file a report on the “Bug Reporting” Board!
  3. CORRECTIONS: I made an error last week in my joke about Suikoden Successor Eiyuden Chronicle! The game I wanted to compare it to was Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians.


#GiantBomb seemed right for a fireworks display.#AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch

— Khet (@Khetix) August 2, 2020

My @giantbomb branded fireworks are looking good. #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch

— Michael Bataligin (@bigevil1987) August 2, 2020

I think Rorie’s kissed me on the mouth.
– Ben Pack, 2020

— Giant Bomb Out of Context (@giantbomb_ooc) August 6, 2020

We got a tick up on both the Grohl Toll™ (thanks to QOTSA) and the Jimi Things. So, it was a good night of drumming from @alex_navarro.
650 songs now.

— Brad Lynch (@MarinoV1) August 7, 2020

Had to pause the @giantbomb Bombcast for a work call and got a perfect @PackBenPack reaction face

— Sgt Sphynx (@SgtSphynx) August 4, 2020

Boom! Thanks Rorie

— Kartik Mathur (@kartikmathur123) July 11, 2020


Giant Bombcast Weighs In – What’s The Best Dip? (By: Giant Bombcast Clips)

What’s The Perfect Jelly For A PB&J? (Giant Beastcast 270) (By: Giant Beastcast Clips)

We have another friendly reminder to follow the Giant Beastcast and Bombcast Clips accounts on YouTube! This week I decided to pull two food-based debates that drew battlelines from the Giant Bomb staff.


Akuma vs. Jeff (By: @jearum)

Over on Twitter jearum is giving pixel art a go and this work of art is the byproduct of their first attempt! I have to say, it’s an amazing warm-up, and hopefully you agree! Regardless, don’t forget to use the link to support the artist in question!

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Community Activities

Giant Bomb Unofficial: Path of Exile Community Guild (By: @meatsofevil)

The community Path of Exile community guild, Path of Duders, just got updated! Read what has changed and how you can join the fun using the link above!


Ah yes, read all about questionable fan subs on ZombiePie's blog this week.
Ah yes, read all about questionable fan subs on ZombiePie’s blog this week.

What’s the Greatest Video Game: Freestyle Street Soccer (By: @imunbeatable80)

Remember when Blockbuster had exclusive console games? No? Well then you are in for a treat with imunbeatable80’s blog about Freestyle Street Soccer/Urban Freestyle Soccer!

Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals – Remember When Madhouse Made A Final Fantasy V OVA? No? WELL BUCKLE UP! (By: @zombiepie)

Remember when Madhouse made a Final Fantasy V OVA? No? Well moderator ZombiePie has you covered with this 4,000+ word epic of a blog all about it! Get ready to read about zombie brains, butt lasers, and child murder! FINAL FANTASY!

Amon, A Mirth: Gaming’s Most Entertaining Superboss +

Indie Game of the Week 182: Mini Ghost (By: @mento)

How do you feel about Jo Amon? Great or terrible super boss?
How do you feel about Jo Amon? Great or terrible super boss?

Moderator Mento uses their first blog to discuss why they think Jo Amon in the Yakuza franchise is consistently the most entertaining super boss in video game history. Second, Mento continues their “Indie Game of the Week” series with a blog on Mini Ghost by developer unepic_fran! Give it a read to see if they think it succeeds in inspiring them to check out the rest of the franchise.

Carrion: The Budget 3DS eShop Game That Never Was (By: @bisonhero)

BisonHero recently gave Carrion a shot and uses their latest blog to discuss why it reminds them of a “budget 3DS eShop game” from a few generations ago in all the wrong ways.

I Finished Trails Of Cold Steel III (By: @bowl-of-lentils)

Bowl-of-Lentils finished Trails of Cold Steel III… all of it. Check out their exhaustive blog on the site on why they loved what they played, but cannot help but view it as falling short of the previous two games.


Might and Magic X — An Fitting End? Part Three – The 3DO Era (By: @valorianendymion)

ValorianEndymion continues their retrospective on the Might and Magic franchise with a highly educational look at the 3DO era! Learn how the failed console informed future design decisions in the series!

Not E3 2020: Microsoft (By: @gamer_152)

Unlike a majority of the internet, moderator Gamer_152 came away from Microsoft’s not E3 press conference relatively positive. Read why they were impressed by Microsoft’s showing when everyone else wasn’t.

Thoughts After Recently Finishing Paper Mario: The Origami King (By: @quantris)

Quantris recently finished Paper Mario: The Origami King and shares their unstructured thoughts and final impressions of the game on their latest blog on Giant Bomb! Feel free to share your impressions as well using the link

Oh, how I miss old CRPG character creation screens.
Oh, how I miss old CRPG character creation screens.

TennoLive 2020 Heart of Deimos- Summary & August 25 Release Date! (By: @rapid)

Rapid is back with an exhaustive look at TennoLive 2020, Heart of Deimos, and other Warframe news on their latest blog! give it a read if you want a rundown on the exciting thinks in store for the game!

I’m The Backwards Man The Backwards Man: I Can Play Games As Fast As You Can (By: @liveactiongoten)

LiveActionGoten played a smattering of games on their gaming backlog last month! Read all about what they thought about the games they played, which included Horizon Zero Dawn and Nier Automata!

Discussion & Threads

In lieu of the controversy surrounding Mulan, I decided to share this quote from Jeff again.
In lieu of the controversy surrounding Mulan, I decided to share this quote from Jeff again.

Giant Bomb Baby (By: @regmcfly)

User regmcfly just welcomed a baby boy into his life and is seeking game recommendations while they take time to raise their infant son! Feel free to share them using the link above!

Which Now Dormant Fandom Do You Have Really Fond Memories Of? (By: @sombre)

Here’s a fun discussion thread on the: Which now dormant fandom do you have really fond memories of from your past? I’ll start, I was super into Club Penguin when I was younger.

We Got A Release Date And A New Trailer Spelunky 2! (By: @rorie)

Spelunky 2 has a trailer and release date! Share your impressions of the teaser and new art style with the Giant Bomb community. Also, I would like to note how Rorie is the author of this thread.

Spoiler: Rorie is excited about Spelunky 2.
Spoiler: Rorie is excited about Spelunky 2.

Braid, Anniversary Edition Coming In 2021 (By: @stalefishies)

Braid: Anniversary Edition was announced at Sony’s State of Play! Do you like the new hand-painted art? How well do you think Braid will hold up now that more indie platformers have come out?

Rocksteady Finally Announce A Really Bad Kept Secret (By: @stantongrouse)

Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad game is officially official! Are you excited? Do you think the Suicide Squad will make for a more compelling game experience than the initially rumored Rocksteady Superman game?

Games to Play From the First Half of 2020 (By: @tom_scherschel)

With more than half of the year behind us, what do you think are the most “necessary games from the first half of 2020 to play? What are some of the games you are most worried will get lost in the mix when GOTY rolls around?

Are you ready to relive some Pikmin action?
Are you ready to relive some Pikmin action?

Times You’ve Questioned Why You’re Doing What You’re Doing In a Game (By: @jasonr86)

Can you think of games that made you actively question what you were doing and why? A lot of users have pointed to Spec Ops: The Line as an example, but can you think of other games?

Pikmin 3 Deluxe Looks Cool And All But The $60 Price Tag Would Be Easier To Swallow If It Were The Whole Trilogy (By: @bigsocrates)

What do you make of the recently announced Pikmin 3 Deluxe for the Switch and its $60 price tag? The current community sentiment seems split between excitement and wanting a lower price.

Has this technological nightmare ever graced your OLED monitor?
Has this technological nightmare ever graced your OLED monitor?

Would You Pay $30 To Stream A New Movie Instead Of Going To The Cinema? (By: @sweep)

It’s only tangentially related to gaming, but Disney are pricing Mulan for $30 at Disney+ on September 4th. Is this an appropriate price to stream a single movie? Does it make more sense for larger groups of people versus individuals?

To Those Of You With OLED TVs: Is Burn-in Something You Are Worried About Or Have Experienced? (By: @castiel)

Here’s an interesting “tech” discussion topic on the forums: have you ever had to deal with or even replace an OLED TV because of burn-in? Share your experiences or horror stories with the rest of the community.

New Consoles Approaching – Anyone Thinking About Being More Conscious With Backlogs? (By: @haz)

Have you had any luck placing first in Fall Guys?
Have you had any luck placing first in Fall Guys?

With the move towards streaming and digital downloads, do you think you will be more or less conscious about your video game backlogs? Do you worry that game streaming platforms will make it more difficult to minimize gaming backlogs?

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Discussion Thread (By: @wlleiotl)

Have any of you given Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout a shot yet? Share your impressions of the colorful battle royale game with the rest of the community using the link above! Do you have any tips and tricks about placing well?

PS4 Controllers Will Not Work With PS5 Games (By: @tp0p)

How much of a bummer is the Spider-Man stuff? Share your thoughts with the community!
How much of a bummer is the Spider-Man stuff? Share your thoughts with the community!

The community is still abuzz about the PlayStation 4 controller controversy. Using the link below, feel free to share your thoughts about the situation and if it is a big issue long-term.

Spider-Man Coming To Marvel’s Avengers, Exclusive To PS4/PS5 (By: @doombot13)

Spider-Man is coming to Marvel’s Avengers, but he will be exclusive to the PS4/PS5 version of the game. Are platform exclusive characters a big deal to you? Does this bode well for the next generation in terms of DLC and digital goods?


Some real stinkers are on Splitterguy's list.
Some real stinkers are on Splitterguy’s list.

Worst Of The 2010s (By: @splitterguy)

Splitterguy wrote a new list annotating the worst games they played during the 2010s! See which dubious games managed to crack their list by using the link above!

Action Role-Playing Games I’ve Finished (By: @hellscream)

Hellscream isn’t a huge fan of the action-adventure genre but uses their latest list on Giant Bomb to share the handful of games from the genre they felt inspired to finish!

User Reviews

Sounds like people are still excited about Ghost of Tsushima on the site!
Sounds like people are still excited about Ghost of Tsushima on the site!

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