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The Community Spotlight - 03/24/2018

March 24, 2018 6 min read

Many thanks to Twitter user @gingerXsnap for the wonderful artwork this week!
Many thanks to Twitter user @gingerXsnap for the wonderful artwork this week!

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. HOT DAMN, there's a ton of site related news to unpack today! So rather than listen to me ramble on about community observations no one reads in the first place, let's just jump right into it!

The eighth one is always the best one.
The eighth one is always the best one.

Clips Of The Week

Barkerville But It's ABBA's 'Waterloo' (By: @jeremym)

Apparently, JeremyM is taking requests for future videos. Barkerville came up on Giant Bomb Infinite and someone in chat said "I want to hear this to the tune of ABBA's 'Waterloo'," to which he said, "I'm on it!" Speaking of which, I requested a video related to the song from Inca. We shall see where that goes.

Giant Bomb Galleria

Banner - 13 Deadly Sims Paintings (By: @gingerXsnap)

Over on Twitter and Tumblr, gingerXsnap has been drawing funeral tributes for each of Abby's "victims" in 13 Deadly Sims. If you enjoy what you see, feel free to check out her artwork on Tumblr, and here are her other works of art:

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Tweets Of The Week

Community Activities

It's time for some swashbuckling fun with the Giant Bomb community!
It's time for some swashbuckling fun with the Giant Bomb community!

"Shiver Me Duders" - The Giant Bomb Sea of Thieves Xbox Club & Discord Server(By: @feralchemy)

Calling all Sea of Thieves fans! There's a Giant Bomb Community Xbox Club you can join NOW! Right now, the number of crew members has passed 50 members!

Giant Bomb A Way Out Matchmaking Discord (By: @thatdudeguy)

It takes two to tango! If you are looking to pair up with another Giant Bomb user in A Way Out, there's a community Discord for the game you can check out.

Giant Bomb Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Community Group (By: @pewpewphil)

The Giant Bomb Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Community Group now has a Discord server! Learn how you can join the fun by clicking the link above.

Sounds like Burnout Paradise has found a second life with this remaster.
Sounds like Burnout Paradise has found a second life with this remaster.

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

Galaga gets its due on jeffrud's latest blog.
Galaga gets its due on jeffrud's latest blog.

NamCompendium 7: Galaga (By: @jeffrud)

jeffrud continues their journey to chronicle the long and storied history of Namco! This episode is all about the arcade and console history of the gaming mega-hit, Galaga.

Pinball Update: Texas Pinball Festival 2018 (By: @sin4profit)

Sin4profit had the distinct pleasure of attending the 2018 Texas Pinball Festival! Check out their blog to learn more about the future of pinball and arcade games.

PAX Guide 2018: East Edition (By: @marino)

PAX East 2018 is right around the corner, and that can only mean Marino has another edition of his PAX Survival Guide! Check it out to find out the times for panels featuring Giant Bomb staff and friends.

Pinball is still a threat according to Sin4profit!
Pinball is still a threat according to Sin4profit!

A Fish Is Not A Fish: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and In-Game Resources (By: @gamer_152)

Gamer_152 wrote about Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, adapting games for mobile, and how we should think about resources in video games.

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

BlackLagoon is a bit late with the March edition of his "Vita Lineup" blog post, but still check it out to see what's coming out for the platform this month.

Saturday Summaries 2018-03-24: Games-To-Movies Edition (By: @mento)

Mento talks about the new Tomb Raider movie and game-to-movie adaptations in general in his latest weekly update, as well as discussing Magical Pop'n, Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, and more.

Join The Discussion

UNLEASH THE KRAKEN!
UNLEASH THE KRAKEN!

Does Sea of Thieves Get Better? (By: @kaneis)

More so than the actual game, people are talking about Sea of Thieves's progression system. What are your impressions of Sea of Thieves's late-game content? Does the game have more variety the more you play it?

Going Solo in Sea of Thieves (?) (By: @gtb08)

Speaking of Sea of Thieves, how viable is playing the game solo? Is griefing more of an issue when playing the game by yourself? Share your two-cents' worth on our discussion thread.

A Way Out Discussion Thread (By: @glots)

What are YOUR early impressions of A Way Out? Is the game better than the Oscars? Whatever it may be, feel free to share them in our community discussion thread for the game.

I want to apologize for the Oscars' joke on this edition of the Spotlight!
I want to apologize for the Oscars' joke on this edition of the Spotlight!

What Is Your Biggest Gripe About An Otherwise Great Game? (By: @standby2standby)

Here's a fun community activity on the Giant Bomb forums you should take part in! Take a game you enjoy or love, and list the biggest gripe or nitpick you have with it.

Fantasy Draft: "It Would Be Great On The Switch" (By: @hatking)

What are some "dream ports" you would love to see come to the Nintendo Switch? After the last Nintendo Direct, I guess one could argue anything is possible!

PUBG Mobile Discussion Thread (By: @jjweatherman)

Have any of you tried out PUBG Mobile? Is it worth downloading? Either way, share your impressions with the Giant Bomb Community.

Hopes For E3 2018 (By: @the_greg)

Jeez... is E3 2018 really just a few months away?
Jeez... is E3 2018 really just a few months away?

What are your "hopes" for E3 2018? I have my fingers crossed for an official translation of Mother 3 and a new Crimson Skies game. HEY, a person can dream! Share the gaming surprises you would most like to see with the Giant Bomb community.

Now That They're Overhauling Progression In Battlefront 2, Will You Give It Another Chance? (By: @ikilledthebeast)

Are the transaction updates to Star Wars Battlefront II enough to bring you back to the game? Share why or why not over here.

What Yet To Be Released RPG(s) Are You Looking Forward To The Most In 2018? (By: @mocbucket62)

2018 is shaping up to be a GREAT year for RPGs! For example, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom just released in the west this week! Vote and discuss the upcoming RPG you are most excited to play.

Lovable Lists

Ranking of Publishers - Personal Favorites (By: @slag)

Giant Bomb user Slag annotates their favorite and least favorite video game publishers. Find out who graced the top and bottom of the list by giving it a read!

Let's Rank Some Technosoft Shooters In 20XX (By: @phanboy4)

phanboy4 has a soft spot for Technosoft's video game catalog. See what their ten favorite games from the oft-forgotten studio are on this list.

Useful User Reviews