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The Community Spotlight 2022.03.12 – Giant Bomb

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!

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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.

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Giant Bomb: A Website About Eyepatches (By: @kone)

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!

Activities

Group Password For The GB Community (By: @instinct666)

It's that time of the year again! Join to help out needy children!
It’s that time of the year again! Join to help out needy children!

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!

Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run XII Announcement Thread: Now With A Kickoff Show! (By: @thatpinguino)

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 UUGPGC. Complete By 3/14/2022 To Participate. Mark Spoilers! (By: @bigsocrates)

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

Blogs

Ranking of Albummers! Part 2 (By: @allthedinos)

They have a stronger constitution that most of us!
They have a stronger constitution that most of us!

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.

The Very Best, Like No One Ever Was – Introduction (By: @danielkempster)

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!

What’s the Greatest Video Game: Ring Fit Adventure (By: @imunbeatable80)

Will they be the very best? Only time will tell.
Will they be the very best? Only time will tell.

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!

Pocket Card Jockey: An Endangered Experiment (By: @jeremyf)

jeremyf takes to the site to talk about Pocket Card Jockey and shares why they wish Game Freak, Inc. had more opportunities to make games like it rather than just Pokémon games.

64 in 64: Episode 5 + Indie Game of the Week 260: Death’s Door (By: @mento)

What a venerable platypus of a video game.
What a venerable platypus of a video game.

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!

My Top Five Anticipated Releases of March 2022 (By: @brg)

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.

Discussion Threads

Elden Ring Bosses – Question To Fans Of The Souls Like Games… Are The Bosses Becoming More Or Less “Fair” (By: @topcyclist)

More Elden Ring content on the site? Who could have foreseen that one?!
More Elden Ring content on the site? Who could have foreseen that one?!

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?

Are You Killing The Animals In Elden Ring? (By: @brian_)

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.

Triangle Strategy – Thoughts & Impressions (By: @yyninja)

Anyone check out this game? Is it any good?
Anyone check out this game? Is it any good?

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?

Anyone Else Playing Vampire Survivors? (By: @atheistpreacher)

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!

Early Speculations For Gamescom 2022 (In-person And Online Hybrid Event) (By: @gtxforza)

Have any luck slaying massive waves of vampires?
Have any luck slaying massive waves of vampires?

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?

Best Bullet Hell/Danmaku And Why? (By: @floweringknight)

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 Discussion Thread (By: @gtxforza)

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?

Has Anybody Actually Ever Rolled Credits On SimCity-like Or Sims Type Games? (By: @sometingbanuble)

The real OGs know what this screenshot means.
The real OGs know what this screenshot means.

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?

Nintendo Delays Game About Fake War In Fake Europe, Due To Real War In Real Europe (By: @bisonhero)

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.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human Level Cap Discussion Thread (By: @rorie)

I'm just grateful that Nintendo even remembers this game exists in the first place.
I’m just grateful that Nintendo even remembers this game exists in the first place.

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 (By: @gtxforza)

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!

Games That Had Amazing Trailers/Reveals But Turned Out To Be Mediocre/Bad (By: @pauljeremiah)

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?

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Blue Collar Working Class Games (By: @warcat777)

If you can think of any other games where the main character has a working-class job, share your input!
If you can think of any other games where the main character has a working-class job, share your input!

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!

Community Reviews

Can repetition ruin a game? Read to find out!
Can repetition ruin a game? Read to find out!
  • @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

Advance Wars

Ah, I remember playing this game like it was yesterday.
Ah, I remember playing this game like it was yesterday.

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!



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