The Community Spotlight – 01/06/2018

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to once again be your host! We did it! We survived 2017 and the onslaught of GOTY content! Just a friendly reminder, I will be taking any and all GOTY lists and blogs next week. After that, they are getting a hard “pass.” Also, remember the comments for the Community Spotlight are moderated and are not an unmonitored playground. With that in mind, let’s talk about the one housekeeping item I have to share.

2017 GOTY User Created Content

User GOTY Lists

GOTY Blogs And Lists

Game of the Year 2017: Perfidious Sinn’s Top 10 (By: @perfidioussinn)

Many of you enjoyed Breath of the Wild last year.
Many of you enjoyed Breath of the Wild last year.

PerfidiousSinn thought there was plenty of games to enjoy in 2017 and this blog highlights some of the best of the best that truly made his year special.

My End Of 2017 Awards – My Top Ten (By: @danielkempster)

danielkempster rounds off his GOTY coverage with his top ten games of 2017! Give it a read and remember to explore his earlier content on the site.

Best Of Video Games 2017 (My Top Ten List) (By: @turboman)

Here’s provided barrels of laughs thanks to his “Best of Giant Bomb” video series, so the least you could do is give TurboMan’s 2017 GOTY list a read!

Milkman’s Top 10 Games of 2017 (By: @milkman)

Milkman was thoroughly aggravated by 2017, but that didn’t stop him from finding plenty of joy in video games. Read about his ten favorites from the year.

Many more had a
Many more had a “spicy” 2017.

Top Ten Games of 2017 (By: @samcb)

samcb found ten games that came out this year and wrote about them. Like a damn hero (number 1 will absolutely not shock you).

The Top 10 Games Of 2017 That Saved The Year (By: @pezen)

Pezen shares a list of ten video games that salvaged his relatively bumpy 2017. Check it out over here.

Games of This Year, 2017 (By: @mccash4gold)

MCCash4Gold looks back on his gaming highs and lows on this 2017 GOTY blog that takes no prisoners.

ItsMagicNeal’s Top Ten Games of 2017 (By: @itsmagicneal)

Even more are perfectly fine with possessing people without their consent.
Even more are perfectly fine with possessing people without their consent.

There are ten especially grand games on ItsMagicNeal’s 2017 GOTY blog, and you should read it to find out which ten games made the cut.

My Game Of The Year Lists For 2017! – Disclaimer! Includes 2016 Releases (By: @nuttyjawa)

nuttyjawa included games from 2016 on his 2017 GOTY due in large part to his massive back catalog! I can certainly relate.

Thoughts On Some Of The Games I Played In 2017 (By: @tbk)

tbk shares passing thoughts on the good and bad games he played in 2017. Read all about which games he enjoyed and hated the most.

Game of the Year 20lateteen(17) (By: @meestero)

I would hazard to say some of you like anime more than you're willing to admit.
I would hazard to say some of you like anime more than you’re willing to admit.

MeesterO has some hilarious categories on this belated 2017 GOTY blog like “The ‘Don’t make another one of these’ award presented by Bioshock 2” as seen here.

2017 Onto 2018: Keeping A List (By: @californiabone)

californiabone summarizes the marque games he played in the mad-rush toward GOTY, and which games impressed and disappointed.

My Top 5 Games and DLC of 2017 (By: @zevvion)

In a blog that would make wrestler Big E proud, Zevvion announces his five favorite games and DLC from 2017.

StarvingGamer’s Games Worth Starving For (or Otherwise) in 2017 (By: @starvinggamer)

StarvingGamer has honed his cynicism for decades, but that couldn’t stop him from enjoying plenty of games released in 2017. Read all about the games that made his year.

I would further like to add that some of you enjoy having nightmares.
I would further like to add that some of you enjoy having nightmares.

My Favorite Game Experiences of 2017! (By: @knifeyspoony)

KnifeySpoony annotates his favorite gaming experiences during 2017. Read all about his impressions of games both new and old.

My Top Ten Games of 2017 (By: @gamer_152)

Video game scholar and Giant Bomb moderator Gamer_152 got around to listing his favorite video game experiences from 2017.

IronSoul’s 2017 Games of the Year! (By: @ironsouls)

IronSoul survived 2017 and cannot help but think that 2016 may not have been as bad as he thought it was. Either way, he still had a fun time with video games.

Cav’s Goty 2017 List: I’ll Still Be Playing 2017 Games Until 2019 At This Rate (By: @cav829)

Here's some cartoony goodness to calm your heart.
Here’s some cartoony goodness to calm your heart.

Cav829 awards his special commendations and lists his ten favorite games from 2017 on his latest blog over here.

ZombiePie’s 2017 Multimedia Awards Show Extravaganza! (By: @zombiepie)

Moderator ZombiePie’s 2017 year in review blog has video games, anime, wrestling, and music. What more could you ask for in a blog post?

MocBucket62’s Top 6 Games of 2017 and Top Old Games I Played (By: @mocbucket62)

MocBucket62 talks about his favorite old and new games he played in 2017. Read all about them and see if you agree with the list.

And hunting is a recurring theme on the community's GOTY lists and blogs.
And hunting is a recurring theme on the community’s GOTY lists and blogs.

Game of the Year 2017 (By: @ryuku_ryosake)

Ryuku_Ryosake’s 2017 GOTY list has THIRTEEN GAMES! Not only that, but you might be surprised by the game that took his #1 spot.

The Moosies: Part IX (By: @mooseymcman)

MooseyMcMan’s 2017 “Moosies” Award Show is up for your enjoyment! Be entertained MooseyMcMan’s 2018 predictions and 2017 gaming highlights.

The Mento Game Awards (By: @mento)

Doodles are your reward for checking out Mento’s yearly awards ceremony. Where else will games like The Sexy Brutale and Torment: Tides of Numenera get their due?

Clips Of The Week

Every Time They Throw Something in Hitsmas 2017 (By: @jeremym)

JeremyM is back with another great compilation video! This video compiles every time the staff throw a projectile during Hitsmas 2017.

Best of Giant Bomb’s Shenmue Endurance Run–1 (By: @clagnaught)

clagnaught is starting a “Best of” compilation video series for Giant Bomb’s Shenmue Endurance Run! Provide moral support in his folly.

Giant Bomb FGC: Tekken 7 Best of 2017 (By: @ps_vam)

The GB FGC discord has held 6 biweekly tournaments for Tekken 7 on PC in the last few months. Here’s a compilation video of the best moments from the tournaments.

Giant Bomb Galleria

Giant Bomb GOTY Sketch (By: @armyofwires)

Over on Instagram, armyofwires (Giant Bomb username is “armyofwires” if you want to follow him here) drew this AMAZING sketch of the Giant Bomb crew!

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Infographic: In Which Giant Bomb Take 37 Tries To Guess A Number Between 1 And 25 (By: @clint)

Remember when Dan and Jason were in a “pick a number” battle to the death? Well thanks to Giant Bomb user Clint, there’s an infographic for that.

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Tweets Of The Week

Best Of Blogs

Sometimes an anthropomorphic pi chart is just a multi-million dollar franchise.
Sometimes an anthropomorphic pi chart is just a multi-million dollar franchise.

NamCompendium 3: Pac-Man, Pt. 1 (By: @jeffrud)

jeffrud published another retrospective blog examining the video game backcatalog of Namco! This blog is all about the original Pac-Man and its many console ports.

The Twelve Games of Christmas (December Progress Report) (By: @morecowbell24)

morecowbell24 was able to complete twelve games during December. Did that help him accomplish his goal of finishing 100 games in 2017? Read to find out!

Stumbling Towards Absolution – Quick Thoughts on HITMAN (By: @egge)

Egge briefly comments on why his love and adoration for Hitman: Absolution prevented him from playing Hitman (2016), that is, until recently.

Hitman: Absolution is a good game. You should play it.
Hitman: Absolution is a good game. You should play it.

My Top Three Anticipated Releases of January 2018 & My Thoughts on Doki Doki Literature Club (By: @themist997)

There are three big releases TheMist997 cannot wait to get his hands on and play. Read what they are and think of your anticipated releases. Also, TheMist997 took a valiant stab at assessing the artistic merit of Doki Doki Literature Club.

Pascual’s Top 10 PUBG Moments of the Year (By: @matt)

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is Matt’s personal game of the year. To celebrate that, he put together his top 10 PUBG moments of the year with plenty of guest appearances from the Giant Bomb staff.

Anime Overload 2017: It’s Over 950! (By: @hamst3r)

You don’t need to just blog about video games to get on the Spotlight! Surprising, I know. But Hamst3r has returned from his elongated hibernation to talk about the anime he’s watched in the past year.

Dumo's custom Rock Band drums are coming along nicely.
Dumo’s custom Rock Band drums are coming along nicely.

Building Your Own Rock Band Drums – A Tutorial (Part 4) (By: @dumo)

Giant Bomb user Dumo’s quest to make a set of custom Rock Band drums continues. Here’s his latest update on his progress.

Saturday Summaries 2018-01-06: New Year Resolutions Edition (By: @mento)

It’s a new year, but Mento’s still up to his old tricks. The no-longer-all-new Saturday Summaries brings together appraisals of The Wolf Among Us, Super Mario Odyssey and Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

Join The Discussion

With regards to Jeff's Bombcast discussion, which version of the game did you grow up playing?
With regards to Jeff’s Bombcast discussion, which version of the game did you grow up playing?

Which Oregon Trail Did You Play? (By: @slaughts)

Which version of Oregon Trail did you grow up playing? When were you introduced to the game? Join our community discussion over here.

How Necessary Is The Pro-Controller? (By: @sombre)

It is a debate that continues to roil the Nintendo Switch community, but how necessary do you peg the Pro Controller? Is it worth the investment?

The Most Memorable Songs Of Games You’ve Played Recently (By: @dray2k)

Let’s start 2018 on a calming not by talking about the best tracks and singles from video games you have recently played.

The Last Game You Played That You Liked More Than You Thought You Would (By: @ntm)

Is this sculpted piece of plastic worth the investment?
Is this sculpted piece of plastic worth the investment?

It has only been a week, but what games are your best surprises thus far? Share and discuss the games you have had fun playing that you didn’t expect to.

Lovable Lists

Check out this list for more examples of comedic genius.
Check out this list for more examples of comedic genius.

Guest Characters I Want In Tekken7 (By: @bbalpert)

Do you need a good laugh right now? Then you should check out BBAlpert’s “Guest Characters I Want In Tekken 7” list. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect.

List of Shame 2018 (By: @mento)

After the GOTY lists come all the “Piles of Shame” lists as people take long hard looks at their backlogs, starting with our in-house list fanatic Mento.

GOTY 2016 (Adjusted) (By: @mento)

Mento’s also been busy looking back at some of his older GOTY lists and updating them after all the catch-up gaming he did in 2017. Check it out, and consider how your own GOTY lists have shifted over time.

Useful User Reviews

Wonderful Wikis

Jaguar CD

The Giant Bomb wiki is starting 2018 with a new recognized video game platform! Welcome the Jaguar CD to the Giant Bomb wiki!

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