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The Community Spotlight 2022.04.16 – Giant Bomb

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

First, I want to start things off thanking all of the community members that showed up last weekend to support the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! Thanks to everyone’s hard work and support the event was able to raise over $13,000 for Pencils of Promise! Special commendations to everyone that streamed video games for the event and many thanks to all who donated. If you missed the event, the team page will be up indefinitely. So, you still have plenty of time to donate.

Besides that, we have a LOT of updates regarding bug reports about the site.

On a more light-hearted note, after a brief hiatus, Reel Layers is coming back! This time, they will be covering a rather obscure Christmas movie. Catch it on 4/20!

Tweets

Video

Kirby Commercial featuring Giant Bomb + Jan Statue (By: @kone)

A while back you may recall Kone having fun with Giant Bomb’s UPF segment with Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Jan. Well, they now have a YouTube archive of that video incase you missed it! Additionally, Kone whipped up a HILARIOUS Kirby-inspired “commercial” featuring the Giant Bombcast! Here’s a link to the YouTube and Giant Bomb posting of the video

Galleria

Bumper Stickers (By: @kone)

Kone was on a roll this week and even made an AMAZING bumper sticker art inspired by Giant Bomb’s Voicemail Dump Truck from a few weeks back! Catch it and thank them for the good work by clicking the link.

Jeff + Jeff Gran Turismo 7 Design (By: @tagamaynila)

Over on Twitter, tagamaynila shared a Giant Bomb-inspired car design they made in Gran Turismo 7! Marvel at their color choices and how many classic Giant Bomb shows they managed to sneak into a single car design.

Gallery

Kingdom Hearts 4 Double Keyblade (By: @jearum)

Jan asked for it while discussing the Kingdom Hearts IV teaser trailer, but jearum is more than happy to oblige Jan’s desire for a double-bladed Keyblade!

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Activities

Signs of the Sojourner Giant Bomb Game Pass Game Club Spoiler Discussion +

Game Pass Game Suggestion Thread (By: @bigsocrates)

Community Game Pass Game Club discussion for Signs of the Sojourner is now OPEN FOR SPOILERS! Share your impressions of the deck builder’s story and cast of characters with the rest of the community! Speaking of the Game Game Pass Game Club, the group needs more game recommendations!

Blogs

Indie Game of the Week 265: Ikenfell (By: @mento)

Are you in the mood for some goofy shit? Then do I have the blog for you!
Are you in the mood for some goofy shit? Then do I have the blog for you!

The latest episode of Mento’s “Indie Game of the Week” feature on Giant Bomb is all about Ikenfell! Use the link above to read if they think this game has legs for JRPG newcomers and/or veterans!

Fighting Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Episode 3: This (Probably) Should Have Started Fabula Nova Crystallis (By: @zombiepie)

Moderator ZombiePie wraps up their retrospective on Final Fantasy XIII-2 with a blog that admits they would never recommend the game, but also think it should have started the Fabula Nova Crystallis initiative.

Reviewing Rigbarth (By: @mindbullet)

NOT RUNE FACTORY! That's a name I thought I could trust!
NOT RUNE FACTORY! That’s a name I thought I could trust!

MindBullet’s latest blog is one of the most exhaustive review of Rune Factory 5 for the Nintendo Switch you will find on the entire internet! Use the link to discover why they consider it “the epitome of a 7/10 game!

My Journey In Elden Ring, And All The Lands Between (By: @mooseymcman)

Friend of the site, MooseyMcMan sunk in a good amount of time into Elden Ring. Read on the site how they discovered their preferred play-style and why they can’t stop thinking about its characters by clicking the link.

The Wheel of Ukraineous Video Games 03-04: Magrunner Dark Pulse and STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl (By: @arbitrarywater)

The latest episode of ArbitraryWater’s “Wheel of Ukraineous Video Games” blog discusses the merits of Magrunner: Dark Pulse and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl! Discover why they were only able to play one thanks to community-made mods!

Discussion Threads

The Magic Castle Bought By…. Randy Pitchford! (By: @ghost_cat)

I sure did not see this news coming. But I chalk that one up to 2022 being 2022.
I sure did not see this news coming. But I chalk that one up to 2022 being 2022.

It appears Randy Pitchford, a man with a “squeaky-clean” reputation is the L.A. Magic Castle. Join the community in discussing what to make of the pivot and what this could mean for the Magic Castle’s allegations of misconduct and racism.

How Many Discord Servers Are You Active On? (By: @j_unit2008)

Discord seems unavoidable in the gaming hobby, so, how many Discord servers do you actively comment in? Vote for and discuss the channels you use with regularity.

Cyberpunk 2077 Expansion Moved To 2023 (By: @rorie)

People sure seem to be in a stir about this.
People sure seem to be in a stir about this.

What is everyone’s reaction to the news that Cyberpunk 2077‘s expansion will be delayed until 2023? What will everyone’s interest level in playing the game one year from now?

Best Method For Getting Into Retro Gaming (By: @farmer93)

What are the best methods to get into retro gaming legally? Also, what are the best options on PC as well as mobile? Share your tips and tricks by clicking the link above!

What Was Your First Purchased DLC? (By: @maaarii)

Shez sure is a Fire Emblem name.
Shez sure is a Fire Emblem name.

There’s a new discussion thread on the forums where we are sharing the first DLC we bought. Whether it was the Wii Shop, XBLA, Steam, or PSN; share which game was the first to convince you to buy a map or cosmetic pack!

This Game Need A Remake – A New Magic Carpet Game (By: @monkeyking1969)

monkeyking1969 takes to the Giant Bomb forums to make a passionate plea for a remaster or remake of Magic Carpet from Bullfrog. If you have fond memories of the games, or doubt a remaster will ever happen, join the discussion!

Thoughts On The Mysterious Mercenary Trailer? (By: @gtxforza)

I always wonder how many people actually bought the horse armor DLC.
I always wonder how many people actually bought the horse armor DLC.

What is everyone’s impressions or reactions of the Mysterious Mercenary trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes? Share how you feel about Shez and what was shown in the trailer on the forums.

Multiple Hobby Paralysis (By: @sargon)

The topic has cropped on the Bombcast more than once, but how do you strike a balance between gaming and your other non-gaming hobbies? Do you follow strict schedules or plans?

Lists

Think of more games that mess with your eyeballs!
Think of more games that mess with your eyeballs!

A Different Perspective (By: @kablammo)

kablammo is working on a list on Giant Bomb of games that use unorthodox perspectives as a gameplay mechanic. Here are some examples, and if you can think of more use the link!

Wiki

Tekken 3

How many of you have fond memories of Tekken 3?
How many of you have fond memories of Tekken 3?

Our “Wiki Page of the Week” comes from MrSensible who recently did a full page overhaul for Giant Bomb’s Tekken 3 wiki page! Check out their new text descriptions for all characters/modes, as well as feature unlock info under the “Guide” tab!



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