- The Community Spotlight - 04/22/2017 Apr 22, 2017
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and as always I, ZombiePie, am honored to be your host. We have a lot to talk about this week. Whether it be ill-fated charity drives, or podcast milestones, a lot happened in what should have been a "quiet" Springtime week. Nonetheless, feel free to read all about what the community has been up to over the past few days. For example, let's talk about recent additions to the Giant Bomb Moderation Team!
- Giant Bomb has two new Moderators! Congratulate @riostarwind and @sgtsphynx in joining the Giant Bomb Moderation team.
- Remember to follow the two newest members of the Giant Bomb Moderation Team on Twitter! They are: @vanstarwind and @SgtSphynx.
Clips Of The Week
clintlandon animated the Beastcast pretending to be a children's show on its 99th episode in honor of the podcast reaching its 100th episode recently. Give it a watch, and thank him for animating the clip!
Mendelson9 synched the funniest quips from Giant Bomb's Film & 40s for Tokyo Drift to the movie! Enjoy the racing-based hilarity.
Ucantalas synched Dan's rendition of the DuckTales theme with the actual T.V. opening on this DMV (i.e. Dan Music Video).
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Over on Twitter, blakestevenson created this AMAZING T-shirt design as a tribute for The Giant Beastcast's 100th episode!
The Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run is back, and this year is trying to raise money for Pencils of Promise's WASH Program! Speaking of which....
ThatPinguino has a plan on how he's going to raise money for charity for the GBCER VII! Read about it, and learn how you can help him!
Meanwhile, Giant Bomb moderator ZombiePie has an idea for his GBCER VII charity stream. It's a bad idea that could "BREAK" HIM.
Best Of Blogs
revolve finished Persona 5, and drafted this blog on why he enjoyed its depiction of friendship amidst despair, and why he is going to miss the game.
GhostHouse has been playing Persona 5 and talks about why he thinks its story "pulls its punches" as the game reaches its final act.
Ezekiel believes there is a way to objectively improve the Souls games conceptually while preserving the spirit of the franchise. Give it a read and comment if you think his plan could work.
Dinoracha's latest blog is on how Overwatch would benefit from expanding its lore by developing more Player versus Environment events.
BigSocrates found BOXBOY! to be a "perfect puzzle platformer." Whether it be its bite-sized levels or undeniable charm, BigSocrates was thoroughly impressed with his time playing BOXBOY!
Mento rounds up another week of content including his musings on Super Famicom games fit for the SNES Mini, his time with Severed, and another dectet of PS2 games for his "The Top Shelf" feature to evaluate.
BlackLagoon is a bit late, but his helpful blog post annotating every game set to release for the PlayStation Vita can be found here.
Giant Bomb Moderator ZombiePie continues his playthrough of Final Fantasy X despite a myriad of bumps and bruises. This week he talks about Blitzball and THAT SCENE... you know what I mean by "THAT SCENE!"
Join The Discussion
For a new buyer would you advise someone to buy the PlayStation 4 Slim or Pro? Join our community discussion on the issue.
Have you checked out Late Shift? With cinematic choice-driven FMV games becoming a new popular "thing" on Giant Bomb, feel free to share if you think Late Shift justifies its format.
What are your impressions of Full Throttle Remastered? Share with the community whether the game's new artstyle impressed or disappointed you.
Has an original soundtrack ever elevated a game to greatness? Discuss the games you love in large part due to their soundtracks.
Have you given Cosmic Star Heroine a try recently? Join the rest of the Giant Bomb community in mulling about the game's ins and outs.
DevourerOfTime lists the games he most wants to see in the SNES Classic, and assesses the odds of them being included in the package.
MormonWarrior ranks each entry in the Mario Kart franchise from best to worst on this exhaustive list worth checking out.
Undeadpool looks at notable games with central ideas he thinks simply didn't get highlighted as much as they should've.
Elyk247 took the time to list his nine favorite Genesis games, on this wonderfully enlightening and historical list.
Useful User Reviews
- @riostarwind's Blaster Master Zero review articulates why he thinks it is a masterful remake worth playing if you own a Switch.
- @themist997 details his mostly unimpressed views on FAST RMX for the Nintendo Switch on this review.
- @moonlightmoth's Hollow Knight review details why she was enamored by the game's depiction of death and decay.