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!
@_janjerome @leovader Remember that time we recorded our conversation for like 4 minutes at the burrito place during GDC and then the video vanished from my phone? Well I just updated my phone’s OS and somehow it magically reappeared. We didn’t suffer from a group hallucination. pic.twitter.com/fhuDwdpg0b
— Ben Hanson (@yozetty) April 15, 2022
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!“
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 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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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!