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The Community Spotlight - 05/12/2018

Authored By Shirtasaurus News

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week! There's a ton to unpack this week! The Giant Bomb wiki has been updated and there's a premium subscriber sale! Also, congratulations to Abby, who celebrated her first year anniversary as a Giant Bomb staff member. Send her your best wishes if you have not already. With this in mind, let's jump into the site related housekeeping.

Clips Of The Week

Every Time They Swear in Contra: Hard Corps & Every Time They Clap in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat & Every Time They Say "Science" in Ranking of Fighters (0001 - 0010) (By: @jeremym)

Without a shadow of a doubt, JeremyM is the Giant Bomb user MVP of the week. This week he managed to turn out THREE hilarious compilation videos starring the Giant Bomb staff! If you haven't seen any of them, then you are missing out.

Brad Enters The Tiger Woods Simulation (By: @turboman)

After the audible pop in the Garfield feature and NOW a ceiling tile falling down during Game Tapes, I am starting to think the Giant Bomb set is cursed.

Tweets Of The Week

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Animated Jan for Jan (By: @saik0u)

Giant Bomb user Saik0u tried their hand at creating an animated .gif for Jan! I think we can all declare his efforts a "MASSIVE SUCCESS!"

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Best Of Blogs

Many thanks to TheMist997 for introducing me to Clustertruck on their latest blog!
Many thanks to TheMist997 for introducing me to Clustertruck on their latest blog!

A Game I Recommend: Clustertruck (By: @themist997)

TheMist997 recently played the vehicular platforming game, ClusterTruck, and details why they heartily recommend it to anyone seeking a fun palate cleanser game.

Playing The People We Hate; Does A "Bad" Protagonist Make A Bad Game? (By: @sweep)

Moderator Sweep uses BioShock Infinite and some recent releases to discuss the value of playing "bad" people who do "bad" things in video games.

Rio’s Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run VIII Recap (By: @riostarwind)

RioStarwind was a greatly appreciated contributor to the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run VIII and this week summarizes their numerous gaming experiences while streaming during the event.

Ah yes, the chaotic nonsense that is the LIMB System.
Ah yes, the chaotic nonsense that is the LIMB System.

Tales Of Arbitraria (And Other Dubious Uses Of Time And Money) (By: @arbitrarywater)

ArbitraryWater spent much of the previous month playing Tales of Symphonia, and you can read their latest blog to find out if they think the game still holds up.

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

It's May, and that means BlackLagoon is back with a convenient list of every game set to release on the PlayStation Vita. As they would say, the Vita is NOT DEAD!

Adventure Afterlife - 20 Years Of Adventure Games - Part 6 1997 (By: @azuresama)

azuresama continues their journey through the historical ebbs and flows of the adventure game genre with The Last Express and The Curse of Monkey Island.

Check out Gamer_152's latest blog to read what they think are the ups and downs of Prey.
Check out Gamer_152's latest blog to read what they think are the ups and downs of Prey.

Caged: Prey As A Horror Game (By: @gamer_152)

Gamer_152 wrote about Prey's workplace horror, how it eventually becomes an action game, and the positive and negative qualities of its ending.

Saturday Summaries 2018-05-12: Odds and Ends Edition (By: @mento)

Blogging bedlamite Mento spent a busy week talking about World of Xeen, The Legend of Kyrandia 3, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, his randomized A Link to the Past run, and the Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV movie.

Join The Discussion

Wondering if RAGE 2 will finally make good on the 2008 QuakeCon trailer for RAGE.
Wondering if RAGE 2 will finally make good on the 2008 QuakeCon trailer for RAGE.

RAGE 2 Leaked (Updates Included) (By: @theflamingo352)

Are you excited by all the hub-bub surrounding RAGE 2? What shape or form should the next Rage take if the game gets a sequel? Should it start from scratch, or honor the story from the first game?

Farsight Loses License Deal for Pinball Arcade (By: @midnightgreen20)

It was a big talking point during the 5/11/2018 UPF, but what do you make of Farsight losing numerous licensed tables for The Pinball Arcade? How viable is the game after the licensed tables disappear?

What Kind Of Lance Are You Using In BattleTech? (By: @sweep)

Which lance are you rocking in BattleTech? What's your strategy in making the most out of melee combat in the game? Share your thoughts.

What an ambitious crossover for the Marvel metaverse.
What an ambitious crossover for the Marvel metaverse.

Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet Coming to Fortnite in Limited-Time Event (By: @babychoochoo)

Have any of you tried out Thanos in Fortnite? Feel free to share your impressions of yet another "ambitious" crossover involving Marvel's universe.

PSA: Burnout Revenge Is Now Backwards Compatible On Xbox One! (By: @notnert427)

Have any of you given Burnout Revenge on Xbox One backward compatibility? Join our community discussion about how it runs today.

Overwatch - Severe Drop in Competitive Match Quality - Season 10 (By: @rum_ham)

We have a friendly community debate on whether or not the quality of online play has dropped in season ten of Overwatch. Share your two cents' worth with the rest of the community.

It's good to have the last
It's good to have the last "true" Burnout game back.

Hearthstone Incoming Nerfs Discussion Thread (By: @acura_max)

The latest update for Hearthstone has the community in a tizzy, but where do you stand? Are the upcoming nerfs desperately needed, exceptionally disappointing, or something in-between?

Lovable Lists

*SPOILERS* Kiryu is not #1
*SPOILERS* Kiryu is not #1

The Ranking of Yakuza 6 Gangsters *Minimal Spoilers* (By: @hanihani)

HaniHani "scientifically" ranked every gangster in Yakuza 6 from best to worst. Check out their final findings, and see how your favorite characters fared.

Useful User Reviews



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