Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host especially during the week before Christmas! I have no idea if I will be able to get around to publishing a Community Spotlight during Christmas Eve or possibly earlier, but if I do not, I wish you all a very merry winter holiday celebration to each and every one of you. Please stay safe and celebrate responsibly this year.
In terms of site-related news, the staff have revealed that their GOTY content has been moved to some time in January, much like last year. That said, that shouldn’t stop any of you from working on the expected GOTY blogs and lists that usually hit the site! You can expect more details about Community voting and GOTY list-sharing soon-ish.
Last week, the staff successfully hosted the Giant Bombathon event! If you missed the stream, the archive is provided below and is accessible to all uses, including those who do not have premium. Many thanks to Jess for getting the archive up in record time. Quick production note to those pointing out that the transition from Part 1 to 2 in the archives seems to be missing something. Long story short, Jan wasn’t back yet and ready to transition and the team started a little early by accident!
By the way, Nuke Dot Com (the alt @giantbomb youtube for people who want to cast our vids to their TVs) now has a more official-looking avatar that isn’t based off a very old joke that a lot of people weren’t in on! I made dis baby.https://t.co/aeuqPJulqt pic.twitter.com/G3aiHmML4J
— VoidBurger (AKA Jess) 🍔🎮 (@VoidBurger) December 16, 2021
i made a few small improvements to the designs pic.twitter.com/9svY8Z5Y2c
— wolf pupy (@wolfpupy) December 17, 2021
— Giant Bomb Nonsense (@GB_Nonsense) December 15, 2021
— 🇳🇮🇦🏳️🌈 Brought to you by Santa (bad) (@Konamikoden) December 16, 2021
— Professional Gentleman of Leisure (@EmersonBroccoli) December 17, 2021
— The Timeless Benji (@Paradise_Judge) December 14, 2021
Well this was a fun Pit thanks for Giant bomb for hosting it.
here’s the re-drawn art prompts from this round of pit. pic.twitter.com/Pfybpf9ZbL
— Rum (@Rumrusher) December 13, 2021
Uhhhh… we have an early Jess-based Christmas gift today! Someone made animated chat emotes for her and is wondering which one is the “best.”
Giant Bombathon 2021 [Part 1] (By: Giant Bomb)
As mentioned previously, the Giant Bombathon archives are now up and are NOT behind a paywall! Watch them and enjoy every skit and bit to your hearts content!
MinnMax, a fun video series on YouTube featuring many gaming personalities shooting the shit with game trivia, had Jess on an episode and it is definitely worth a watch, especially if you enjoyed the Giant Bombathon.
MajorMitch eschews the traditional GOTY blog with a look at their favorite video game OSTs and licensed soundtracks! If you are interested in getting some music recommendations, this is the blog for you!
bigsocrates had a pretty chill time with The Gunk and they discus why they have no problem with that even if its moment-to-moment action left a lot to be desired. bigsocrates also takes to Giant Bomb to talk about Raji: An Ancient Epic! Read why this Indian action-adventure is a fine foundation for what they hope is a more in-depth future for the studio.
Moderator Mento wrote a new episode of their “Indie Game of the Week” series on the site and this episode looks at My Time at Portia! Read what they thought of the farming-based resource game and its lore!
This week, moderator Gamer_152 is writing about Superliminal and how the game utilizes changing perspectives in its game design. There are metaphors and so on explained in this blog.
laughingman tried their hand at “ranking” all of the modern roguelikes they have ever played on their latest blog on Giant Bomb! Check out their rankings and feel free to share your own using the link!
imunbeatable80 finally decided to tackle a Dragon Quest game for their “What’s the Greatest Video Game” blog series on Giant Bomb! Read what they thought of Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age and its endless series of grinding.
This is the “big one” in terms of video game news this week. The community discussion thread about Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker suspending sales has a lot of users buzzing. Is this the right call for the game? Can you think of alternatives?
So… it appears that someone is making an RTS set in The Terminator universe. Watch the trailer and join the discussion about how the game looks so far! Most users so far think it looks “okay.”
Inspired by The Game Awards, do you think the gaming industry should be forced to move away from cinematic trailers to reveal games? Do you feel like CG trailers err towards deceptive advertising?
For those of you that have been playing Halo Infinite, here’s a link to the Giant Bomb community discussion thread of the game! Share your impressions of the game’s multiplayer and campaign, whether they be positive or negtaive.
Have any of you noticed PC Game Pass titles have more technical issues than console Game Pass ones? Some users on Giant Bomb are sharing their Game Pass PC headaches and you can join them.
Are there any users out there that have seen the video by People Make Games about Roblox and the lack of protections for children players? Learn about the damning report and how the game fails to shield children from gambling and predators.
It was technically the 15th anniversary of MotorStorm! Share your memories of the arcade racing series and pontificate on why you think the franchise has yet to see a modern reboot using the link!
There’s a new Intellivision Amico game trailer up on the internet and this one is for Shark! Shark! Join the community discussion if you think the game looks any good or, as some have said, it looks like a mobile game.
This is not a parody, but Peter Molyneux‘s next game is will involve NFTs. Read all about it and join the community conversation on Giant Bomb, which currently is not at all surprised.
Here’s an interesting forum thread: are there any users playing Battle Royale games that still have yet to get first place? Are any of you still trying to get your first Chicken Dinner?
The F1 community on the site is still fuming about the F1 World Champion results and you can share your thoughts about the controversy! Are you angry about how things ended?
Here’s a heavier discussion thread on the forums worth sharing: how have you noticed misinformation spreading in the video game community? How have you coped with developers over-promising on games or failing to deliver?
yoshifan made a pretty entertaining GOTY list looking back at their favorite titles throughout the year. Give it a read and be amazed at the cornucopia of genres and developers they enjoyed this year.
davrivs felt confident about making their 2021 GOTY list on the site early! See which games made the cut on their latest list!
totalpatoot only felt comfortable putting five games on their 2021 GOTY list on Giant Bomb, but that doesn’t make it any less worth reading!
You can really tell TechnoSyndrome put a lot of thought and hard work in their 2021 GOTY list! Check it out and see which games rocked their socks off this year!
Wacky_Delly has a little bit of everything represented in their 2021 GOTY list and hopefully that serves as a bit of inspiration for those of you that still have yet to make a list of your own.
- @danryback‘s retro fighting game reviews continue with assessments of Mortal Kombat: Deception and Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance! Read both and see which fully 3D MK game they enjoyed the most!
- @retrogimp‘s F-Zero review shares why they think, even thirty years on, the game still holds up as a quality racing game experience worth having.
- @chlomo‘s Animal Crossing: New Horizons review discusses why they think the game post-update is struggling to strike a balance between endearing immersion and commerce-focused gameplay loops.
In light of recent events, it seems apt to point out that Giant Bomb has an amazingly well-written pages for Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn and teh many updates that have hit the game! Read (almost) everything there is to know about the game on a single wiki page!
Alright, I mentioned last week that the Wiki Page of the Week feature wasn’t dead, but it needed recommendations from the community. If you can think of anything that is “worthy” of showcasing, send them to me however you can. Also, remember, self-promotion is ENCOURAGED! Also, the feature hasn’t made a return yet not due to lack of caring. Things have been busy at the office and the hope is to get the feature back up and running soon-ish.
Source: Giant Bomb