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The Community Spotlight - 03/17/2018

March 17, 2018 5 min read

Fellow moderator SgtSphynx requested I use this as the banner for this edition of the Community Spotlight. Blame him.
Fellow moderator SgtSphynx requested I use this as the banner for this edition of the Community Spotlight. Blame him.

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie am once again honored to be your host this week. This week sure was an amalgam. There were so many video series this week I didn't know where to start! As the Northern Hemisphere begins to shirk away the doldrums of Winter, both branches of Giant Bomb have been outputting some AWESOME content. The same certainly applies to the Giant Bomb Community, and with that, let's jump into the site housekeeping and "news."

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Clips Of The Week

Giant Beastcast Reacts To Nintendo Direct (By: HowlingTechie)

Over on YouTube, HowlingTechie synched parts of the Nintendo Direct from 3/8/18 with the relevant segments of the Giant Beastcast.

Every Time They Try To Electrocute Patrick in Thirteen Deadly Sims (By: @jeremym)

This time, Jeremy compiled every time Abby tried to electrocute Patrick in THIRTEEN DEADLY SIMS! Let me tell you something, this may have been the best "journey" in Thirteen Deadly Sims thus far.

Giant Bomb Galleria

I Made An Exquisite Corps XCOM Logo (By: @b0nd07)

It's been a while, but artist B0nd07 is back with an AMAZING Exquisite Corps XCOM logo. How can you NOT love that video filter on the first image?

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Jason and Brad Giant Bombcast Sketch (@morehandclaps)

morehandclaps sketched this FANTASTIC artwork inspired by a recent Bombcast.

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

When life has you down, try checking out the latest artistic offerings from the Giant Bomb Bayeux Tapestry generator thread. It's a consistent community treat.

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Tweets Of The Week

Community Activities

It's good to have you
It's good to have you "back" Burnout. You were missed.

Let's Play Burnout Paradise Remastered On PS4! (By: @hiimmikecruz)

The Giant Bomb PSN Burnout Paradise community is trying to set up a NEW online group! Drop your PSN ID over here to join the fun.

Let's Remaster Some Burnout on Xbox One! (By: @jeffrud)

We also have a new Burnout Paradise Remastered online community for Xbox One! Post your Gamertag over here to join!

Best Of Blogs

People sure do have
People sure do have "opinions" about DOTA Plus.

Soliciting Games For A Parent Dealing With Illness/Recovery (By: @mellotronrules)

CALLING ALL USERS! mellotronrules's father is going through radiation and chemotherapy and wants to get into gaming to pass the time. Help him out with recommendations!

Valve Crosses The Rubicon. Adds Pay 2 Win Elements To Dota 2 In The Dota Plus Subscription (By: @slag)

Giant Bomb user Slag's latest blog extrapolates why he thinks Dota Plus should be equated with "pay to win." Check it out and read about his MANY concerns about Dota's future.

What Would You Want Out Of The Next Ghost Recon Game? (By: @ntm)

NTM is itching for a new "traditional" Ghost Recon game after playing Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and shares their "wishlist" for a new game, whenever it happens, in this blog post.

"Hot" Take: This Soundtrack is Garbage (By: @xanadu)

I want to remind you, Avril Lavigne has a wiki page on Giant Bomb. I'm not joking.
I want to remind you, Avril Lavigne has a wiki page on Giant Bomb. I'm not joking.

xanadu has been playing Burnout Paradise Remastered for a while now and the soundtrack is driving him insane! Read why he thinks it is terrible.

My Thoughts On The Sea Of Thieves Open Beta (By: @pappafost)

pappafost shares their positive and negative takeaways from the last Sea of Thieves beta. Read their blog to find out their tentative impressions of the game.

TT - The Pinnacle Of Motorsport - Is A Game Again! (By: @diz)

Giant Bomb user diz uses their latest blog to talk about TT Isle Of Man and how it beautifully honors the legendary Snaefell Mountain Course.

Saturday Summaries 2018-03-17: Made and Remade Edition (By: @mento)

When he's not gushing over Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Mento talks about the current parade of remakes and remasters, Mike Bithell's Volume, his continuing hidden object shenanigans, and more in his latest Saturday update.

Join The Discussion

It's kind of amazing how a year ago, Fortnite actually releasing was a joke.
It's kind of amazing how a year ago, Fortnite actually releasing was a joke.

Is It Fair To Dislike Fortnite For Riding PUBG's Coattails? (By: @deathstriker)

Is it fair to criticize Fortnite for riding on the coattails of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds? How much of its success can be credited to PUBG? Is this a case of comparing apples and oranges?

Final Fantasy XV Windows/Royal Edition First Timers Discussion (SPOILERS) (By: @abysswalker)

Is the Windows port of Final Fantasy XV your first impressions of the game? Join our PC specific discussion thread for the game! (POSSIBLE SPOILERS!)

Vermintide 2 Tips and Tricks (By: @pewpewphil)

How has Warhammer: Vermintide 2 been treating you? Remember to share what you have learned while playing the game on our "Tips and Tricks" thread.

This is a bit off-topic, but how has Age of Sigmar been going? It had a bit of a rough start.
This is a bit off-topic, but how has Age of Sigmar been going? It had a bit of a rough start.

Thoughts On Kerbal's Making History Expansion? (By: @dya)

Kerbal Space Program just got some new content! Is there enough new content to justify restarting Project B.E.A.S.T.? A man can dream though....

New Hearthstone Expansion Is Called Witchwood (By: @acura_max)

Calling all Hearthstone fans! Share YOUR early takeaways for the Witchwood expansion with the rest of the Giant Bomb community.

Anybody Play "Farewell", The Bonus Episode Of Life Is Strange: Before The Storm? (Spoilers!)(By: @liquiddragon)

Have any of you played the bonus episode of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm called "Farewell?" If so, join our SPOILER filled discussion over here.

I hadn't heard of
I hadn't heard of "Ghost of a Tale" until I looked into our discussion thread for the game. If that applies to you, check it out!

Ghost Of A Tale Is A Fantastic And Gorgeous Stealth RPG (By: @uninvincible)

A few Giant Bomb users seem to be enjoying the independent action-adventure and stealth game, Ghost of a Tale. If you are one of them, feel free to join our discussion.

Jeff's Novelty Rap Thread (By: @shindig)

Inspired by comments from Jeff on the Bombcast, we now have a community "Novelty Rap Sharing Thread." Be warned, the raps in this thread operate on a different plane of existence. Here's a link to Jeff reacting to Buster P's Eminem's cover album. It's an hour, but it is a trip worth having.

Lovable Lists

My Top 10 Games Of The 7th Generation Of Gaming (By: @desuroku)

I want to take the time to praise something Desuroku did on this ranking list I rarely see anymore. Desuroku took the time to explain, in writing, why they placed the games they included on their list! It's a small but greatly appreciated touch.

Useful User Reviews

As riostarwind's review explains, Root Letter's translation sure is
As riostarwind's review explains, Root Letter's translation sure is "something else."
  • @count_zero recently replayed Beneath a Steel Sky and details the bumps and bruises, as well as its riveting highs, he noticed on his review.
  • @dinoracha shares why they found Tacoma to be another strong self-paced exploration game from Fullbright.
  • @riostarwind's review of the mystery visual novel, Root Letter, extrapolates why it is plagued by one-note characters and a poor translation job.
  • @extintor's Kingdom Come: Deliverance review articulates the many bumps and bruises that plagued what they found to be an enjoyable experience

Wonderful Wikis

Avril Lavigne

Yup....

SEE! I TOLD YOU I WASN'T JOKING! VIDEO GAMES WERE A MISTAKE!
SEE! I TOLD YOU I WASN'T JOKING! VIDEO GAMES WERE A MISTAKE!