- The Community Spotlight - 02/18/2017 Feb 18, 2017
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! So... "stuff" since our last Community Spotlight. First and foremost, Drew became a widely used reaction .GIF, and everyone from your boss to your grandmother has been sharing their two-cents on the Nintendo Switch. It's almost like a metaphorical video game "Pain Train" hit the site, and we now need to collectively pick up the pieces and start anew. Well at least big releases such as For Honor and Halo Wars 2 will be able to allow us to bide our time until this torment subsides. Speaking of which, let's move on to the site related housekeeping!
- ATTENTION! If you want to write an app that lets a user view premium videos there's a new guide to help you make that happen!
- There are TWO new t-shirts in the Giant Bomb merchandise store! Many thanks to @fobwashed for creating the decidedly AWESOME "This Is The Run" t-shirt!
Taco Bell is currently hosting a contest to determine who will have the "pleasure" of being the first to be wedded in the recently constructed Taco Bell Chapel. As you may expect... Dan wants to be the first. This is a real thing that is happening, and you can even help make Dan's dreams come true if you click the link above.
Clips Of The Week
clagnaught posted the second episode of his video series showing the funniest moments from the Deadly Premonition Endurance Run.
Over on YouTube, MaelstromTear recently rewatched the Metal Gear Scanlon for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and noticed Dan declared it to be the "" Taking umbrage to this sound bite, he went ahead and compiled every example of the game NOT being grounded while Drew played it.
Giant Bomb Galleria
You can always count on Humanity to create something truly amazing when it comes to staff related artwork. This week Humanity envisioned Jeff and Jason as epic samurai in Nioh.
PAXAMANIA III is just around the corner, and that was enough to inspire ZandraVandra to create this AMAZING League Of Heels poster of the potential participants. The poster will be available at PAX East 2017!
Best Of Blogs
beardslyman details his major problem with the message passed around by the "#ContentCreation" hashtag and what better alternative exist.
While imitation is considered to be the most sincere form of flattery, Marokai uses Lords of the Fallen as a case study on how it doesn't guarantee a fun game.
Sparky_Buzzsaw gives you an update on his recent gaming going-ons ranging from Dishonored 2 to Fire Emblem Heroes, and most of all why Deus Ex: Mankind Divided maybe shouldn't have been on his 2016 GOTY list.
Get an update on danielkempster's faffing about with Grandia and Rise of the Tomb Raider, as well as passing up on Terraria. danielkempster also provides the latest chapter in his effort to complete the Nuzlocke Challenge in Pokémon Sun/Moon.
meteora3255 continues his detailed retrospective on Mass Effect with an exhaustive examination of the Reaper reveal and the many consequences of the game's highly significant twist.
Moderator Gamer_152 provides a deep look of Until Dawn and why he found the game lacking focus and time management.
BigSocrates writes how he can't help himself from feeling disappointed with Titanfall 2 while simultaneously accepting it to be a quality game.
Spoonman671 purchased six PlayStation 4 premium themes and immediately regretted his life choices. Read his reviews for each of them so you don't have to make the same mistake!
Zirilius has played a fair share of Final Fantasy XV, and shares a series of random thoughts and impressions about the game.
Join The Discussion
Share your favorite examples of the Drew meme pictures/gifs which seem to be popular on the internet on our discussion thread for this recent "development."
What are your developing or final impressions of the yokai killing action to be had in Nioh? Feel free to share your experiences slicing tanuki or oni with the rest of the community.
What are your impressions of For Honor? Is the game visceral historical fun, or another multiplayer experience which fails to elevate its ambition? You decide on this thread!
Which games from the current decade will be looked back upon as true innovators for the video game industry? Share and discuss your pick with the community over here.
Feel free to join our discussion thread about the upcoming changes for the Year of the Mammoth for Hearthstone as well as the new cards headed to the game.
Destiny fans rejoice! We have an official discussion thread where you can gripe and complain about the 220.127.116.11 patch and all the new weapon balances everyone seems to be in a dizzy about.
What's been your go to weapon combinations in Nioh? Join the sword vs. spear debate that seems to have ensnared the Giant Bomb Community.
What are your initial impressions of Valve shutting down Steam Greenlight? Is Steam's alternative better or worse for indie developers? Join our discussion over here.
Moderator Sweep provides you with a snapshot into his childhood, and why the Genesis was a major part of his formative gaming years.
Useful User Reviews
- @mikelemmer's Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book review articulates why he had fun with the game despite its obstinate insistence on preparation.
- @morecowbell24's SWAT 4 review assesses how the game manages to provide a compelling structure to shooter based chaos.
It is the slice and dice simulation game which everyone seems to be talking about recently. Learn more about what is in For Honor by checking out our wiki page for the game!