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!
- Red Ventures is looking for a “senior front-end developer” to work on Giant Bomb and GameSpot! If you are interested in working on the site give the job posting a read!
- Do you want to listen to Jan talk about hamburgers? Whelp, you are in luck because he recently was a guest on the Hamburglore podcast to talk about the Jollibee burger options.
- Speaking of Giant Bomb staff members guesting on podcasts, Jeff is a co-host with Adam Boyes and John Vignocchi on a new podcast called “Circle of Awesome.” Be aware, the podcast is only available through the Clubhouse App.
- Giant Bomb should be working on PS4 browser again! If you have any issues, please use this link to send them directly to Rorie.
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.
— Jon Ames (@jon_ames) March 1, 2021
— i will bite raw coffee beans (@iwbrcb) February 28, 2021
I’m gonna talk to this pigeon and it’s gonna tell me to kill someone.
– Ryan Davis, 2010
— Giant Bomb Out of Context (@giantbomb_ooc) March 3, 2021
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.”
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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?
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.
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?
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!
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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