The Community Spotlight 2021.03.06

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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 loo back at the best user-created endeavors from the past week. For whatever reasons, there were no user reviews or lists to report from the community. As a result, I have cut the sections, but they will return in the future should any notable reviews or lists from community members pop up. Likewise, last week’s Spotlight got absolutely slobberknockered by spambots. If you enjoy this feature please, show your support in the comments. I know a lot of people are frustrated about the spambot situation, but please remember to flag spam posts but DO NOT reply or comment in them. With all of that in mind, let’s jump into the site-related housekeeping!

Tweets/GIANT BOMB DEEP FAKES!

In the place of there not being any reviews or lists, I share with you four Deepfakes of various Giant Bomb staff members or iconic Giant Bomb moments, gags, or memes. Have fun trying to go to sleep tonight! I regret nothing.

Galleria

Vinny’s Animal Cross Basement FOR REAL (By: @monkeyman04)

You may recall Fink’s Animal Crossing house that recreated Vinny’s basement from last week’s Spotlight. This week, Monkeyman04 decided to go one step further and make the house a little more “real.”

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Video

VIKINGS! | Valheim with Giant Bomb! (By: ybbaaabby stream archives)

As many of you may recall, Abby appeared on Giant Bomb’s Valheim livestream and worked with them to stay alive in the game’s Viking inspired open-world. Below, you’ll find an archive of her stream on her YouTube account. Give it a watch and don’t forget to wish her the best in the comments!

Activities

PSO2 New Players Thread (By: @bobbykatz)

To celebrate Phantasy Star Online 2 coming to the Epic Games Store, the PC PSO2 community has a NEW player recruitment thread for newcomers! Click the link if you are interested in joining the fun!

Blogs

I Don’t Have The Time To Play Roguelites (By: @humanity)

Are roguelikes a welcoming genre to people as they get older? That is the question at the heart of Humanity's blog!
Are roguelikes a welcoming genre to people as they get older? That is the question at the heart of Humanity’s blog!

Here’s a blog that really struck a cord on the site. Humanity took to the forums to discuss why the cache of rogue-likes and rogue-lites is not as much as it used to be as when they did they were younger.

OMORI: The Real Mother 4? (By: @jeremyf)

jeremyf uses their latest blog on Giant Bomb to talk about the indie RPG Omori by OMOCAT! Read they think it is the Mother spiritual sequel everyone has been asking for years!

Scattered Moosey Catch Up: Kentucky Route Zero and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (By: @mooseymcman)

MooseyMcMan makes their triumphant return to blogging on the site with a massive review of two big games they have played recently: Kentucky Route Zero and 13 Sentinels! Read what they thought of both using the link above!

What’s the Greatest Video Game: Mega Man 2 (By: @imunbeatable80)

imunbeatable80 takes to Giant Bomb to discuss Mega Man 2 and rekindles the eternal debate if it is the “best” Mega Man game ever made! Where do you stand?

The Wheel of Dubious RPGs Episode 28: Alpha Protocol (Season 2 Premiere!) (By: @arbitrarywater)

ArbitraryWater is back and their “Wheel of Dubious RPGs” has returned with them on the site! For the first episode of their second season, they talk about Matthew Rorie’s Alpha Protocol!

2020 Gaming Side Notes (By: @infinitespark)

Do you think the comparisons between Mother and Omori are appropriate?Do you think the comparisons between Mother and Omori are appropriate?
Do you think the comparisons between Mother and Omori are appropriate?

InfiniteSpark reflects on all of their gaming accomplishments in 2020 and sets some ambitious goals for themselves in 2021! If you can think of gaming accomplishments of your own from last year, drop a comment!

OUTRIDERS Demo Impressions – A Bulleted List (By: @cr0ssbow)

Cr0ssbow played the demo Outriders for a good amount and shares their big positive and negative takeaways. If you want to join their conversation about where they hope the game goes next, use the link above!

The Dredge of Seventeen: February +

Indie Game of the Week 209: Eschalon: Book III (By: @mento)

What do you make of Outriders? Will it keep you attention for weeks or months?What do you make of Outriders? Will it keep you attention for weeks or months?
What do you make of Outriders? Will it keep you attention for weeks or months?

First, Mento is trying to strike as many 2017 game titles from their backlog as possible and this week they talk about their time with Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, AER: Memories of Old, and more! Second, the latest episode of Mento’s “Indie Game of the Week” is all about Eschalon: Book III. If like me, you have never heard of Eschalon: Book III, give their blog a read!

On The Switch’s 4th Birthday I Think It Has Been A Really Good Console But Also A Disappointment In A Number Of Ways +

Ma[PSV]Rch Day 1: Headset and Tetris Effect +

Ma[PSV]Rch Days 2-5: Moss Is Not Just My Favorite VR Game So Far, It’s One Of My Favorite PS4 Games (By: @bigsocrates)

Have any of you used PSVR? If so, check out bigsocrates' blogs!Have any of you used PSVR? If so, check out bigsocrates' blogs!
Have any of you used PSVR? If so, check out bigsocrates’ blogs!

bigsocrates marks the Nintendo Switch’s 4th anniversary with a blog on Giant Bomb discussing why they are happy and disappointed with the console. Likewise, bigscorates has started a new blog series on the site in which they share their impressions of PSVR as they play the most notable titles on the device all month long.

Friendly Reminder! Fire Emblem 1 & Super Mario 3D All-Stars Are About To Disappear Into Nintendo’s Vault! (By: @zombiepie)

Moderator ZombiePie takes to the forums to remind everyone that Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Fire Emblem 1 on the Switch are set to be removed from the marketplace. Join their discussion on the grave implications of this business decision.

Discussion Threads

What’s The Need For Speed Franchise’s Future Going To Be? (By: @gtxforza)

Unsurprisingly, Bravely Default II was a big talking point on the site.Unsurprisingly, Bravely Default II was a big talking point on the site.
Unsurprisingly, Bravely Default II was a big talking point on the site.

With news that the latest Need for Speed has been delayed and EA moving Criterion to support Battlefield 6, what do you think the future looks like for the Need for Speed franchise on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S?

Cards on the Table: Is This [Final Fantasy VII Remake] Going to be Another Kingdom Hearts? (By: @undeadpool)

Here’s a thread with a “spirited” discussion behind it: do you worry Final Fantasy VII Remake is going to become Kingdom Hearts levels of crazy? Knowing Kitase and Nomura, some Kingdom Hearts bullshit is bound to pop up in their recursive tie-ins to Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Bravely Default II Impressions (By: @j_unit2008)

I'm not sure I'm not sure
I’m not sure “ugly” is the word I would use to describe Bravely Default… but you decide!

Bravely Default II has been our for almost a week and the site has a discussion thread for it! Share your positive and negative takeaways of the game with the rest of the community.

Are You Bothered By Games Where The Promotional Art And In-game Art Don’t Match? Or: Why Is Bravely Default So Ugly (By: @bisonhero)

Have you ever felt there was a “disconnect” between the the promotional art and in-game art for the Bravely Default series? Is it any worse than the in-game art for the Final Fantasy series versus Yoshitaka Amano art?

Ghost Of Tsushima Devs Awarded As Honorary Ambassadors Of Actual Tsushima (By: @humanity)

The Ghost Of Tsushima developers have been named “honorary” ambassadors of Tsushima! Get the details and join the discussion if this is a laudable moment or a political ploy.

Does Anyone Understand The Real Purpose Behind The Avenger’s XP Rework? (By: @bigsocrates)

What are your thoughts about Marvel’s Avengers XP rework? Is making the grind of the game slower justified? Do you think it might be in prep for future DLC or an expansion pack?

4K Or 1080p – Which Resolution You’re Currently Using Right Now? (No Matter If It’s The Console Or PC Gaming) (By: @gtxforza)

Game devs becoming ambassadors for entire communities? What's next? Statues of Gundams or Rocky Balboa?Game devs becoming ambassadors for entire communities? What's next? Statues of Gundams or Rocky Balboa?
Game devs becoming ambassadors for entire communities? What’s next? Statues of Gundams or Rocky Balboa?

Have you finally made the leap to 4K or are you still plugging along with 1080p or even 1440p? Share the resolution you are currently supporting with the rest of the community!

What Is Your Favorite “Big Event” Entrance? (By: @sombre)

Calling Giant Bomb’s wrestling community! What is your favorite PPV or Big Event entrance? Do you give to the Undertaker or maybe someone from NJPW? Remember when Kazuchika Okada entered with an animatronic velociraptor?

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