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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. With E3 2018 looming ever so perilously in the future, the community has been buzzing about a fair share of recent game releases. Like last week, God of War and BattleTech were the heavy hitters on the forums this week and Destiny 2 is getting a boost thanks to some much-ballyhooed updates. With that in mind, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!
- There's a final update on the Giant Bomb hockey jerseys. The latest shipping date is 5/11/2018; if you want a full refund you have until 5/7/2018. Click the link for more details.
- If you experienced issues including videos or Tweets in forum/blog posts, the issue was resolved earlier this week.
- The OFFICIAL video for PAXAMANIA IV is available for your viewing pleasure! This version of the archive has extra content not seen on the original stream. Plus, the intro video is AMAZING! ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES!
Our Giant Bomb community BattleTech group now has a Discord! Learn how you can join it, as well as posting your Steam ID, over here.
Clips Of The Week
Over on YouTube, Big Jeffrey has made a glorious return to video making with this barn burner! He's mashed up classic Giant Bomb moments with the Garfield and Friends theme song.
Our Giant Bomb Community company in Warframe has a video archive of their recent (mis)adventures during the Void Onslaught! Check it out, and remember you can join the fun any time by clicking the link above.
Here's an archive of the 04/28/18 Giant Bomb FGC Street Fighter V tournament! Give it a view to find out who came out on top, and remember, you can join the fun by clicking the link above.
Tweets Of The Week
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Over on Twitter, dramastikator was inspired to create this hilarious but also awesome banner after watching last week's "Ben's Lens."
Best Of Blogs
Moderator ZombiePie started a new blog series where they play Final Fantasy 1 and slowly hate themselves as they do it. ZombiePie also played over twenty-six hours worth of Final Fantasy games in the name of charity! Nothing is true; everything is permitted. And by "everything is permitted, I mean Final Fantasy games.
fattony12000 played hours of video games for the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! Read all about what they did and learned from the experience.
MooseyMcMan's latest blog is about the father-son dynamic in God of War, and why Atreus's character arc struck a chord with them. Be warned, there are spoilers!
In preparation for E3 2018, JeremyF reviewed the games they listed they were most excited to play from the previous year. Give it a read to see how his predictions held up.
Check out TheMist997's latest blog to find out the five games set to release in May they cannot wait to get their hands on, and remember to share your most anticipated releases as well.
Doom616 completed a full hard-core roleplay run in BattleTech. Learn more about their character and how they approached the game's many situations.
Join The Discussion
Have you been enjoying BattleTech? Has the turn-based mech game drawn you into its world? Either way, share your impressions of the game with the rest of Giant Bomb community.
Calling all Destiny 2 fans! If the deluge of updates has you confused, check out our community informational thread! It has every piece of news about the game in one thread.
Do you still sell or trade the physical copies of your games? Do any of you rent games in 2018? Vote and discuss your stance on each of these practices today.
Super Mega Baseball 2 came out last week, and you can share your impressions of the arcade sports game some are calling the best baseball game of the year.
Inspired by the Waypoint team, you can share how Dekker fared in your playthrough of BattleTech. Judging from the thread, Dekker was a real champ.
Have any of you given the Stardew Valley multiplayer beta a spin? Is it an exciting new addition, or an impossible feat bound for failure? Regardless, share your early impressions of the new mode.
What is your favorite video game with a Norse mythology theme? Vote and discuss the game worthy of a throne in Asgard. Sadly, Too Human is not a votable choice.
What level of media were you not allowed to watch as a kid? Were your parents regulating tyrants, or blasé about games and movies?
Giant Bomb user JeremyF is working on a list of "games with story sequences where you hunt a deer!" Check out what they have thus far, and share examples they may have missed.
Moderator riostarwind shares their "scattered thoughts" about the handful of games they played last month. Read all about their many God of War and lone Castlevania experiences.