Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-created works from the past week! With the community waiting with bated breath to play Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Tunic, and GhostWire: Tokyo, the community in general has subsided a bit regarding Elden Ring, Horizon, and other recent releases.
Speaking of which, Rorie has a survey of sorts on the forums where you can share their most played games in February and provide input on any releases from last month you feel were not covered enough on the site. Likewise, Rorie checked out the RV office and you can read all about it and what they think the future will hold by reading the most recent Giant Fire Bomb Side Chat!
Second, a while back some of you may recall that I advertised Red Ventures is hiring for a mobile gaming editor for GameSpot! The position is now listed as “Remote” and they are still interviewing for it! Likewise, a new Guides Editor position at GameSpot has opened up! If you enjoy helping people get through even the most difficult of games, this might be the opportunity for you. Also, you get bonus points if you are willing to cover Elden Ring!
Finally, the 12th annual Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run is set to start in about ONE MONTH! This is the community-run Spring charity drive! Get the details on how to help or join, and expect more details to emerge as the event draws nearer.
I’m now realizing that the problem with PAX East being on a different week every year is that now I have 8 straight weeks of daily Timehop reminders that fun things used to exist. pic.twitter.com/2CG8qH4ZUm
— Brad Lynch (@MarinoV1) March 10, 2022
Hi! I’m Emily Aster, Witch VTuber and Twitch streamer!
I’m a variety streamer with a few mainstay forever games (FFXIV, Destiny 2) at https://t.co/8hm0AfUtK8!
I also cohost the Arcade Pit gameshow, live on Giant Bomb on Wednesdays at 1 EST and on ttv/Smight Sundays at 8 EST! pic.twitter.com/w0Dm9YuQon
— Emily Aster🪄 Witch VTuber (@PAMaster2) March 11, 2022
Ping @GBDudersFeed does anyone know of an early 70s-ish arcade cabinet that had two sticks, a normal one that centered middle-down, and a second one mounted horizontally and centered away-middle?
— Nick⭐️K (@MastaLCom) March 12, 2022
As many of you are aware, Jason recently revealed that they have recently lost all eyesight in their right eye. If you wish to send him your regards or best wishes, you can do so as a reply to his announcement Tweet. To try and add some levity to the situation, Kone went ahead and photoshopped this together while also wishing Jason well!
Hey community members still playing Elden Ring! We officially have an UNOFFICIAL Group Password! If you want to increase the chances of summoning a Giant Bomb player to your game, here’s how to do it!
As mentioned earlier, we have about ONE MONTH before the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run kicks off! Right now, the event is trying to recruit more streamers and participants. If you are interested in join the fun, click the link and learn how you can participate!
Infernax is the 5th selection of the Giant Bomb Community Game Pass Game Club! If you have any early non-spoiler impressions of the game feel free to click the link! If you want to learn more about the game, also feel free to join the fun
Back in October 2021 you may recall ALLTheDinos deciding to join Two Minutes To Late Night in listening to every album reviewed on Albummer and doing their own rankings. Well… they are back at it again to properly review the new stuff.
In a move that would make Jan proud, danielkempster is turning their 2022 into a full blown “Year of Pokémon!” Their first step is to play through the first generation of Pokémon. Read all about it by clicking the link!
It’s time to get physical with the latest episode of imunbeatable80’s “What’s the Greatest Video Game” blog post on the site because this one is all about Ring Fit Adventure! Read all about their thoughts and how long they think they can continue playing it!
First, Mento has another edition of their “64 in 64” series and this one has some real oddballs in the N64’s catalog. Read how an hour of Mischief Makers and Rampage 2: Universal Tour treated them by clicking the link! Likewise, they have a new episode of the Indie Game of the Week series and this one is all about Death’s Door! Read why they are pretty confident that the game will be retroactively added to their 2021 GOTY list!
A lot of big releases are coming out in March and BRG gives a pretty thorough rundown on the most notable titles worth getting excited about during the month.
For those playing Elden Ring and have been playing the Souls games for a while, do you think the bosses are becoming more or less “fair?” How do you feel about the state of the boss hitboxes and general clipping?
Speaking of Elden Ring, here’s a debate topic that has the community buzzing: Are you killing non-hostile animals and wildlife? What’s your reasoning if you are or are not? Vote for your choice and share using the link above.
Did any of you pick up a copy of Triangle Strategy now that the full game is out? How do you feel about the gameplay? Have you enjoyed what you have seen of the story?
How many of you have checked out Vampire Survivors? Have you enjoyed your time with the one-stick automatic bullet hell shooter game? Share your impressions with the community using the link!
Are there any Giant Bomb fans with bold Gamescom 2022 predictions? Are you looking forward to seeing how their “hybrid” format pans out? Why do you think Gamescom is succeeding while E3 is failing?
Are you a Bullet Hell or Danmaku fan? If so, are there any recent titles that represent the genre well? What are your all-time favorite Bullet Hell games? Join the community discussion NOW!
Chocobo GP is currently getting “mixed” reviews from various sources, but are there any community members giving it a whirl? Is the base kart racing gameplay still fun? How are the live service trappings?
Here’s a fun discussion thread on the forums: have you ever legitimately rolled credits on a city-management or simulation game? Are there any of you out there that triggered the End Events in SimCity 2000 using Arcologies?
What’s YOUR reaction to the announced delay of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp? Most of the Giant Bomb community accept the delay as the right move or an unfortunate but necessary step, but you can share your thoughts if you disagree.
To everyone in the community that plays Dying Light 2: Stay Human, are you surprised at the game’s level cap? Also, have you read the details of the new patch? Feel free to discuss both after clicking the link above!
F-Zero X is coming to Nintendo Switch Online on March 11th! Is there anyone that’s excited to pick up the game? How do you think they will translate the game’s speed to the Switch? Join the community discussion NOW!
We have an interesting discussion on the forums about games that had amazing or exciting trailers that led to disappointing or mediocre games. A current popular fan-pick is Dead Island, but can you think of other examples?
warcat777 is trying to make a list of every single video game that has depicted a “blue collar working class job.” Here’s what they have thus far, and feel free to share missing games you noticed!
- @sometingbanuble‘s Punch Club review discusses how repetition is built into the game’s DNA and that’s exactly why they think the game doesn’t hit for them.
- @bantha_fodder-5‘s Elden Ring review articulates why they fell in love with the game’s world and vast array of builds and character creation options most of all.5’s Elden Ring review articulates why they fell in love with the game’s world and vast array of builds and character creation options most of all.
Wiki Of The Week
With Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp unfortunately, but understandably delayed, don’t forget to check out Giant Bomb’s wiki page for the first Advance Wars for the GBA! With this page, you can learn all about the game’s units and core mechanics on a single wiki page!