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 works from the past week!
Well, we have a lot to discuss this week in terms of charity and overall site-related stuff. As most of you are interested in the latter, let’s talk about those first. Many of you have been using the forums to ask about when certain premium shows will be returning, and many of the questions are already answered on the Programming Schedule and Show Notes page. If a program is not on the page, you can assume it will not air this week.
Now let’s talk about bugs on the site. First, several of you reported that the “All Videos” premium RSS feeds are missing content, and Mr. Rorie has an update on the situation and has filed a ticket! Second, those that have experienced issues video issues related to the RSS feeds, API, set top boxes, and apps. Again, Mr. Rorie has an update and wrote something up about the possible sources of these issues! Finally, many of you are still reporting that you are constantly getting logged out of Giant Bomb. Mr. Rorie has taken the step of consolidating all of the tickets about the issue and hopes to report back on the progress the engineers have made on this issue shortly.
In other news, I want to thank everyone in the Giant Bomb Community that donated to my charity drive last week! For those of you that do not know, I (ZombiePie) will be participating in the GBCER and need help reaching my fundraising goal. Even if you can only spare a small donation in the single digits, every bit helps. Right now, I’d like to be able to reach $1,000 before the official start of the event. If you can’t donate, please consider spreading the word.
The Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run Charity Event!
As mentioned earlier, we have about ONE WEEK 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!
Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run charity stream announcement blog is up! Read all about my schedule and donation incentives, including my pizza challenge with John Drake!
meatsofevil is laying out everything they have planned for the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! Read all about how they plan to play Project Zomboid for 24 hours!
PersonZ is taking a note from Dave Lang and will be holding their own “push up club” for charity! Read all about their plans for the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run, the Spring community-run charity drive!
Whether it was being in attendance from 1997 to 2006 or working remotely for Giant Bomb, E3 has been a checkpoint in Marino’s life every summer for 25 years. The jokes and hot takes are mostly valid, and we knew this day was coming, but it’s still sad to see it go.
Signs of the Sojourner is the 6th selection for the Giant Bomb Unofficial Game Pass Game Club! Learn how you can participate in the NON-SPOILER community discussion for this indie deck builder by clicking the link above!
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!
PurpleShyGuy noticed that they said “Oh… that’s good” and “Oh… that’s bad” a lot while playing Elden Ring like the famous Simpsons bit. Read on their blog the parts of the game that made them smile and groan!
If you are in the mood for something “different” try reading eccentrix’s love letter to Sleep Clock, a DSiWare app that they still to this day consider the best alarm clock they have ever seen or used.
sombre finally sat down to write about every single game they played in 2021! Read all about the games they loved and hated last year and why games weren’t exactly at the top of their priority list.
It’s time for old-school adventure gaming with imunbeatable80’s latest “What’s the Greatest Video Game” blog! This episode is all about Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. Read how they thing its puzzle design has aged!
It’s time to get nostalgic for Bomberman 64 and Neversoft Entertainment‘s Spider-Man on Mento’s latest “64 in 64” blog post on the site! Likewise, the latest episode of their “Indie Game of the Week” series is all about Inbento from developer Afterburn! See if they felt this indie puzzler had any legs in a crowded puzzle game market
The announced cancellation of E3 2022 didn’t exactly take the community by surprise, but who do you think are the main benefactors and losers of the announcement? Join the discussion using the link above!
The community is still processing the newly announced tiers for PlayStation Plus! What do you make of the “rebrand” for the service and its trio of tiers? Do any of you imagine yourself buying Premium?
For those community members that wish to discuss the Activision Blizzard $18 million dollar sexual harassment settlement, here’s the link to the community discussion thread. However, please do so in a way that respects the victims.
Here’s a fun discussion on the forums! What’s the dumbest mistake you made after taking a break from a game? I’ll share how after taking a break from every Rockstar game, I always forget you need to tap the run button and not hold it.
How does the community feel about the first quarter of 2022 in terms of games and gaming? What were the highlights and lowlights from the past few months? Click the link and join the conversation!
What is everyone’s reaction to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel (Working Title) being delayed to 2023? Someone on the forums pointed out the writing was on the wall when they announced Xenoblade for the fall at the last Direct.
Nearly a month after the release of Gran Turismo 7, members of the Forza Motorsport are debating quality of life features and lessons it can learn from GT7! If you have thoughts, share them!
Are there any PC enthusiasts that have recommendations for Uninterruptible Power Supplies? If you own one, and have any general tips about how to make an informed purchasing decision for one, drop a comment in the following thread!
TK_Frampt was feeling risky and decided to share their all-time favorite games list with their friends on Discord. While they listed the games, they transcribed the comments that their Discord “friends” made in response.
- @igort‘s Tunic review shares why they definitely enjoyed the game and recommend it for most people who enjoy the Zelda formula for action-adventure games.
- @nathansolomon finally got around to playing Bluepoint’s remaster of Shadow of the Colossus, but share why they couldn’t get over its old-school camera controls or structural rough edges.
- @allthedinos gave Resident Evil Village a deep look for their latest review on the site! Read why they had an absolute blast with the game, despite its low points.
I don’t know about you, but Giant Bomb’s coverage of E3 was always something I looked forward to, and maybe even more than their GOTY content. Luckily, the site’s AMAZING wiki pages for each year’s event is a repository for everything there is to know.
From the show’s inception to the Atlanta years, from return to LA to the dark times, and from the resurrection to the end. We have breakdowns of all the big news, recaps of press conferences, Game Critics Awards winners, and thousands of photos. So, if you’re feeling nostalgic, dive right in.