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The Community Spotlight - 02/03/2017

February 03, 2018 5 min read

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week! For what feels like the first time in the site's history, the Giant Bomb community is buzzing about anime. With the announcement of a new podcast series starring Dan and Jeff in which they take the plunge into watching Dragon Ball, it goes without saying Dragon Ball FighterZ is the big talking point of the week. Monster Hunter: World was no slouch either with several community groups hitting the max. It's great to see the community mobilizing in a positive way like this. So, without further ado, let's talk about the two bits of housekeeping I have for everyone.

Clips Of The Week

Giant Bomb Murderin': Best of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds Pt. IV (By: Carachmegil)

Re-live Giant Bomb's BEST and funniest moments on Murder Island! Here's another GREAT Giant Bomb Murder Island highlight video from Youtube user Carachmegil.

GB FGC Discord Weekly Weekend Recap Jan 19-21 & 26-28, 2018 (By: @ps_vam)

The Giant Bomb FGC discord weekly recap video series is back! This episode summarizes the past 2 weekends of fighting game nonsense from the Giant Bomb FGC discord!

Giant Bomb Galleria

BANNER - Gerstmann And Friends (By: natt0)

Over on Twitter, natt0 spent their Friday drawing a sketch inspired by Giant Bomb's recent coverage of Garfield Lasagna World Tour. Jeff's look of disdain is so perfect I love it.

Giant Bayeux Dot Com (Yt's A Webbesyte Abovt Vydeogymes) (By: @sweep)

The Giant Bomb Community Bayeux Tapestry generator continues to deliver! Check out the latest hilarious offerings from the community.

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Tweets Of The Week

Community Activities

Don't go it alone in Monster Hunter World! FIND A SQUAD NOW!
Don't go it alone in Monster Hunter World! FIND A SQUAD NOW!

(Un)Official Monster Hunter World Squad + Discord! (By: @bollard)

The unofficial Giant Bomb community discord for Monster Hunter: World is 100+ members strong! Learn more about the many community squads we have for the game.

League of Legends GB EUW Club (By: @polkaduke)

There's a NEW Giant Bomb community EUW League of Legends club and Discord you can join and partake in for fun.

Best Of Blogs

Having a hard time with this raid? Hestilllives19 has a guide that might be what you are looking for!
Having a hard time with this raid? Hestilllives19 has a guide that might be what you are looking for!

Eater of World: Raid Lair Guide (By: @hestilllives19)

Calling all Destiny 2 fans! Giant Bomb user Hestilllives19 published a comprehensive guide for anyone struggling with the "Eater of Worlds" raid! Give it a read if you are in need of some help.

Dragon Ball FighterZ and Old Spongebob PC Games: How Both Transitioned 2D Animation to 3D (By: @mocbucket62)

MocBucket62 the old Spongebob PC games made by AWE Games should get some recognition for trying to do what Arc System Works accomplished in Dragon Ball FighterZ. I promise it's not as crazy as it sounds.

February Vita Lineup And Upcoming Titles (By: @blacklagoon)

Not sure what you are looking at? Give TheMist997's blog about Laser League a read to find out.
Not sure what you are looking at? Give TheMist997's blog about Laser League a read to find out.

BlackLagoon annotated every game set to release on the PlayStation Vita during February 2018! Surprisingly, the platform is still kicking.

My BackBlog - Week 4 (By: BIG_DENIM)

Big_Denim discusses why something about Cuphead's controls are causing the game to not "click" with him, despite being in love with the artstyle.

My Top Five Anticipated Releases of February 2018 & My Thoughts on Laser League Beta (By: @themist997)

TheMist997 annotates the five video game releases he's most anticipating this month, and after giving his blog a thorough read, feel free to share your own picks. Also, TheMist997 played around with the Laser League beta. Read all about their early impressions of the future sports game, and its viability

Less is More, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the HUD and Love the Game (By: @notnert427)

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Is going "HUD-less" viable for games that are not FPS? notnert427 thinks so!

notnert427 uses modern-day PC FPS to discuss why he thinks more games should go "HUD-less." Give it a read and see if you agree.

Putting The 'Play' Back Into Playing Games (By: @danielkempster)

DanielKempster's back to talk about what it means when games prioritize "play", factoring in his time spent with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Saturday Summaries 2018-02-03: JRPG Phoenixes Edition (By: @mento)

Mento's weekly periodical covers JRPG franchises due for a Nier: Automata style comeback, as well as parsing his thoughts on Persona 5 and early impressions on Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Join The Discussion

Here's a DLC character I KNOW everyone would pay to play!
Here's a DLC character I KNOW everyone would pay to play!

'All Systems Goku' Waititng Room (By: @fngbomber)

We now have a community "Waititng Room" for the upcoming "All Systems Goku" podcast! Feel free to join it if you can't wait to talk about Dragon Ball on Giant Bomb without fear of judgement.

An Old Discussion But I Need To Know. Fight Sticks With Dragon Ball FighterZ?v(By: @zentheninja)

Speaking of Dragon Ball FighterZ, is it the kind of game that warrants a fighting game stick? If so, which stick is best for the game?

Your DLC Characters Wish List (By: @katpottz)

What does your DLC "wishlist" look like for Dragon Ball FighterZ? Share and discuss your pick over here, but I'm going to predict there will be a TON of filler-arc or movie-only characters sold as DLC.

Sad to see another MOBA bite the dust.
Sad to see another MOBA bite the dust.

What Is The Future Of MMOs? (By: @relenus)

With the looming release of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and Anthem, the Giant Bomb community is busy debating the future viability of MMOs in the next decade.

Gigantic Bites The Dust (By: @werupenstein)

The 5v5 third-person shooter and MOBA hybrid, Gigantic, is being shut down. Did you enjoy your time with the game? Are you surprised the game has been shuttered?

What Platform Is Everyone Playing Celeste On? (By: @wumbo3000)

What platform are you playing the difficult platformer, Celeste, on? Vote and discuss your preference, and detail any platform-specific hiccups you have noticed.

Where are you enjoying Celeste's spike-filled adventure?
Where are you enjoying Celeste's spike-filled adventure?

Best Myst-like Games Today? (By: @homemadetshirt)

Can you think of modern games that scratch the same itch as Myst? Share and discuss your favorite modern Myst-likes over here.

How Long Did It Take You To Beat Cuphead? (By: @pompouspizza)

How long did it take you to beat every boss in Cuphead at least once? Share your hours played, and discuss which boss hitched you up the most.

Which Games Stress You Out The Most To Play? (By: @liquiddragon)

Which games create stress rather than manage or relieve it? XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Dark Souls seem to be the most common nominees from the Giant Bomb community.


Subnautica Has Finally Been Released! (By: @reasonableman)

Subnautica finally released officially! If you have played the game, join our community discussion about it and talk all about your submariner adventures.

Lovable Lists

Goodness, do I LOVE me some low-rent Pac-Man!
Goodness, do I LOVE me some low-rent Pac-Man!

January 2018: Month Of Yakuza (By: @riostarwind)

Moderator RioStarwind had January be his "month of Yakuza!" Read all about the highs and lows of his valiant effort to play most of the series.

NamCompendium RANKED (By: @jeffrud)

jeffrud has been on his historical journey through Namco's back catalog of games for a while, so this week he decided to rank the games he's played as part of his journey.