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The Community Spotlight 2022.02.26 – Giant Bomb

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-created content from the previous week!

With the release of Elden Ring and Total War: Warhammer III, people are excited about new video games! If you are in need of a good laugh, might I recommend this stealth comment Mr. Rorie made in response to a recently bumped thread titled “Which season of Star Trek Discovery aired on broadcast tv?” And if Rorie-based content is what you need in your life right now, might I recommend the Magic the Gathering podcast that he guested on hosted by Deep Listens? If you want to hear him and others discuss the meta of the new Kamigawa Set, then this is the podcast for you!

Likewise, here’s your bi-monthly reminder to follow the Nuke Dot Com YouTube account if you wish to enjoy unedited Quick Look and non-premium video content. For those that wish to watch the first episode of Arcade Pit via YouTube, this account has you covered!

Finally, be aware that our sister-site, GameSpot, has written up a great article listing the many charities that are working to alleviate the suffering in Ukraine in light of Russia’s invasion of the country. If you would like to see something similar on the site, or have any additional charity suggestions, feel free to drop a comment.

Tweets

Galleria

The Big Bomb Theory (By: @kone)

If you enjoyed Kone’s mock “Big Bomb Theory” poster from a few days ago, don’t forget to thank them for their work of art on the forums! Here’s the link in case you need it!

Activities

Group Elden Ring Password For The Giant Bomb Community? (By: @instinct666)

It's surprising to say, but not everyone is playing Elden Ring right now!
It’s surprising to say, but not everyone is playing Elden Ring right now!

Any Elden Ring fans interested in setting up a Group Password Community? Does it work? Are there any pitfalls to be aware of? Comment with your input and share your interest level using the link above!

Unsanctioned Unofficial Game Pass Game Club Voting Thread For Cycle Starting 3/1/2022 +

Superliminal Is The 4th Selection Of The UUGPGC! Completion Target Is 2/28/22! Mark All Spoilers!(By: @bigsocrates)

The voting for the next Community Game Pass Game Club game is coming SOON (i.e., 3/1/2022)! Read over the choices and feel free to share your input. Also, don’t forget that the current Game Pass Game Club pick is: Superliminal.

Lost Ark Guild on Vykas (By: @deathfromace)

Are there any users out there interested in playing in a Giant Bomb community guild for Lost Ark on Vykas? If that sounds like something you want to sign up for, here’s the link for you to drop a comment!

Blogs

All Those We Can’t Save — Silent Hill 2, Mental Illness, and the Long Road to Hell (By: @lostsol)

Giant Bomb continues to be your go-to source for Silent Hill content!
Giant Bomb continues to be your go-to source for Silent Hill content!

Inspired by Jess and Jan’s Silent Hill video series, LostSol decided to exhaustive review Silent Hill 2 and compare its depictions of mental health and the “descent into Hell” trope to modern games.

Is Final Fantasy VI T-Edition The Definitive FF6 Romhack? (Pt 1) (By: @doublecakes)

With everyone RAVING about the Final Fantasy VI Pixel remaster, user DoubleCakes decided to explore the Final Fantasy VI T-Edition Romhack. Read why they now consider it the “gold standard” for all Romhacks moving forward.

The Underappreciated New Generation (By: @pauljeremiah)

This is certainly not the Final Fantasy content I bet you were expecting this week.
This is certainly not the Final Fantasy content I bet you were expecting this week.

With the announcement of Street Fighter 6 still fresh, pauljeremiah pens an exhaustive essay on why they still love Street Fighter III and consider it one of the greatest underrated classics in video game history.

My Other Open-World Sim is a Portia +

Indie Game of the Week 258: Paradigm +

64 in 64: Episode 3 (By: @mento)

Moderator Mento sunk in a decent amount of time into My Time at Portia and uses their latest blog on Giant Bomb to discuss the game’s ins and out and why its cutesy artwork doesn’t prepare you for its more complex mechanics. Additionally, their latest “Indie Game of the Week” is all about Paradigm, a post-apocalyptic adventure game that lets you control and mutant artist. Finally, if you want to cap-off your week with some QUALITY Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon content, then Mento has you covered!

Let More Newcomers Review Elden Ring And Why I’m (Probably) Not Going To Play It (By: @zombiepie)

I know this is a
I know this is a “shocker” but a lot of users on the site are talking about Elden Ring.

Moderator ZombiePie writes why they wished game sites gave more opportunities for “newcomers” to discuss their experiences with Elden Ring and how that made their attempts to figure out if the game was for them harder.

How Will Gaming History Look Upon Mobile Games? (By: @bisonhero)

BisonHero uses their latest blog on the site to ask “How will gaming history look upon mobile games?” What will we make of early gacha games? Will history be kind to free-to-play mobile? Join the conversation!

What’s the Greatest Video Game: Blazing Dragons +

What’s the Greatest Video Game: 4-pack of “Time-Wasters” (By: @imunbeatable80)

If you want another MasterClass lecture from Gamer_152, you will not be disappointed this week.
If you want another MasterClass lecture from Gamer_152, you will not be disappointed this week.

It’s time for some adventure gaming goodness with imunbeatable80’s latest “What’s the Greatest Video Game” post on the site and they decided to start with the oft forgotten PS1 adventure game title: Blazing Dragons. imunbeatable80’s also decided to play four games that could be describe as “time-wasters” and shares if any of them are worth your time.

Out of Control I: Input Component Design (By: @gamer_152)

From the outside, game inputs and control schemes are mindlessly simple, but drill down, and you’ll find they get beautifully complex. Here is moderator Gamer_152’s deep dive into input components, especially those used to make controllers.

Discussion Thread

Community Elden Ring Discussion Thread (By: @humanity)

Like I said, there's plenty of Elden Ring content from the community to consume this week!
Like I said, there’s plenty of Elden Ring content from the community to consume this week!

For all of the Elden Ring players in the community, here’s a link to the community discussion thread for the game! Share your thoughts about the game and how it compares to previous Souls games by using the link above!

The Reviews Are In For Elden Ring (By: @av_gamer)

How many Giant Bomb users out there have been reading over the reviews for Elden Ring? Share your main takeaways from the reviews, and if they got you excited to get your hands on the game. Also, feel free to share any op-eds you read about the game that were a good read.

Sony All-In-One Game Subscription Spartacus (By: @monkeyking1969)

Is this the beginning of the end of BioWare?
Is this the beginning of the end of BioWare?

The PlayStation Spartacus subscription game service has been detailed in a report. Read all about the pricing details and what the service plans to accomplish on the Giant Bomb forums!

Blog Post Regarding Dragon Age Production (By: @rorie)

Did anyone see EA’s blog post about Dragon Age‘s production? Did anyone find it odd reading assurances that things are going well that end with an announcement about the Executive Producer leaving?

Neon White Demo Out On Steam (By: @slax)

Did any of you play Neon White? Did it make sense to you?
Did any of you play Neon White? Did it make sense to you?

Hey, remember when Neon White got announced at E3 a few years back? Well, the game just got a playable demo and you can join the community discussion debating if its marriage between FPS gameplay and card-based collectibles works!

Call of Duty To Skip Its 2023 Release (By: @rorie)

Call of Duty 2023 has been delayed to 2024. Does this news surprise you? What does this announcement say about the state of the franchise? What are you hoping the series to do with its extra year of development?

Horizon Forbidden West Discussion Thread (By: @mellotronrules)

Crazy to think this was last week.
Crazy to think this was last week.

For those of you still playing Horizon Forbidden West, here’s a link to the community discussion thread for the game! Share your positive and negative feelings about the gameplay, open world, story, and characterization!

Amazing Cultivation Simulator Discussion Thread (By: @zelnox)

Are there any Giant Bomb users out there that have checked out Amazing Cultivation Simulator? Is it complicated to parse out? Does the game take advantage of its theme and setting?

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Hopes & Speculation Thread (By: @gtxforza)

I mean... they are not wrong!
I mean… they are not wrong!

It has been a while since the last Nintendo Direct announced Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, but what are you hoping out of the game? I have to say, to the right is a pretty SOLID suggestion from the community.

Lists

Worst Mothers Ever + Worst Dads Ever (By: @captainofthestars)

Some real all-time bad dads!
Some real all-time bad dads!

We have more than a few months before Mother’s or Father’s Day, but captainofthestars has another list feature on where they want the community’s help! They are trying to make the definitive list of the worst mothers and fathers in video game history! If you notice any characters that they missed, drop a comment.

JRPG Franchises That Died in the 6th Generation of Consoles (By: @alfred_vincent_svent)

Franchises come and go, but Alfred_Vincent_Svent is working on a list that annotates the JRPG franchises that did not survive the transition from the PS2/GameCube/Xbox era to the PS3/360/Wii era.

User Review

If you have never heard about Infernax, definitely give gla55jaw's review of the game a shot!
If you have never heard about Infernax, definitely give gla55jaw’s review of the game a shot!
  • @gla55jaw‘s Infernax review discusses why you shouldn’t sleep on it, especially if you like 8-bit Metroidvania games with quick-paced combat and platforming.
  • @greenmonstah‘s Donut County review briefly explains why they would positively and negatively characterize the game and its ensemble cast as “goofball city.”

Wonderful Wikis

EarthBound

If you want to see what the fuss is about, give this a read!
If you want to see what the fuss is about, give this a read!

Yes, yes, I KNOW! This is the “cult classic” that most internet weirdos will not stop talking about. Nonetheless, I want to showcase all of the hard work that Giant Bomb user MrSensible put into this wiki page to make it both more readable and helpful to people who might be playing the game for the first time!

25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

If you missed the DICE Awards Thursday night, check out this page to see who the big winners were from the games of 2021.



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