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The Community Spotlight - 05/26/2018

Authored By Shirtasaurus News
Many thanks to graboids for the banner! Remember to support artists when possible!
Many thanks to graboids for the banner! Remember to support artists when possible!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, ZombiePie, am honored to be your host this week. Jeez, I think everyone is in denial about E3 2018 being right around the corner. New releases are coming. With that in mind, rest assured there's plenty of Giant Bomb community goodness to share! Additionally, I hope you have all survived the glut of GDPR notifications sweeping the internet. Speaking of which...

E3 2013 winners
E3 2013 winners

Clips Of The Week

Every Time They Get An Item in A Link to the Past Randomizer (By: @jeremym)

Here's every time Dan gets an item in the "The Zelda Scramble" stream while Alex and Abby poke fun and revel in his struggle.

Giant Bomb E3 2011 Fridge Cam (By: @marino)

Oh, the memories. Remember Giant Bomb's E3 2011 "Fridge Cam"? Moderator Marino compiled all of the cutaways to the fridge cam in this video.

This Is The Run: Uptown Funk Gonna Give It To Ya (By: @clagnaught)

Giant Bomb user clagnaught compiled every appearance of Contra: Hard Corps' second boss, "Bruno," during "This Is The Run" into one hilarious video.

Cut to the Chase Ep. 3 - Interview with Giant Bomb's Jan Ochoa (By: KorruptRonin)

Over on YouTube, Jan recently did an interview on his transition to Giant Bomb. There's even a fun segment about Sonic games being"cursed," so give it a listen:

Tweets Of The Week

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BANNER - Giant Bomb Logo Concept (By: @graboids)

Giant Bomb user and banner creating master graboids tried creating an alternate Giant Bomb logo while watching some streams this week.

Jeff - The Graduate (By: @monkeyman04)

Many thanks to Monkeyman04 for creating this funny image in response to the recent Giant Bomb Summer School 2018 premium video.

How Do I Reach These Kids? (By: @flavbot)

Flavbot could feel Jeff's growing frustration as he tried to "teach" his fellow guests during the "Giant Bomb Summer School 2018" premium video, which is why they created this work of art.

Best Of Blogs

I will happily wash the HELL out of any dirty room in my way.
I will happily wash the HELL out of any dirty room in my way.

Finding Joy in the Mundane (By: @beardslyman)

Check out beardslyman's latest blog on how in games they find "joy" in even the most mundane tasks. Whether it be driving a truck or cleaning a room, a fun time is to be had.

Writing About It With Ben Guthrie (By: @themist997)

TheMist997 finally got around to playing Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy. Check out their extensive write-up about why they enjoyed the humorous curiosity.

NamCompendium 9: Dig Dug (By: @jeffrud)

Jeffrud continues their NamCompendium blog series with a write up about Dig Dug! Learn all about the original arcade game and its many home ports.

Hot take: The only good thing to come from Dig Dug is Mr. Driller.
Hot take: The only good thing to come from Dig Dug is Mr. Driller.

Time Is on Your Side: The Gameplay of SUPERHOT (By: @gamer_152)

Moderator Gamer_152 wrote about the design of Superhot and thoughtfully examines the history of games use passing time as a mechanic.

Saturday Summaries 2018-05-26: Prepare to Die Edition (By: @mento)

Mento's weekly round-up reminisces about Dark Souls with this week's release of its remastered edition, and also talks Kathy Rain, The Feeble Files, and one really bananas variant of the A Link to the Past randomizer.

Join The Discussion

How have you fared in State of Decay 2?
How have you fared in State of Decay 2?

John Bain (Totalbiscuit) Has Passed Away (By: @demoskinos)

Join the rest of the Giant Bomb community in mourning the passing of John Bain (aka TotalBiscuit) if you have fond memories of the gaming personality.

State Of Decay Tips And Tricks Sharing Thread (By: @alistercat)

What tips and trick do you have for State of Decay 2? Share things you wished you didn't have to learn the hard way to State of Decay newcomers.

Stellaris Distant Stars Story DLC And Free 2.1 "Niven" Update Discussion Thread (By: @mike)

Calling all Stellaris fans! What do you make of the 2.1 update and Distant Stars DLC? Do you like or dislike the balance fixes? Personally, the game still feels a bit soulless.

Have you enjoyed Bloodstained's 8-bit action goodness?
Have you enjoyed Bloodstained's 8-bit action goodness?

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Discussion Thread (By: @forcen)

Have any of you given Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon a try yet? If so, share your impressions of the 8-bit Castlevania-like game over here.

How Would You Market A Game Whose Design Philosophy Isn't To Have Fun? (By: @shivermetimbers)

How would you market a game whose design philosophy isn't to have fun? How do you explain the value of Papers, Please or Spec Ops: The Line to someone else?

Battlefield V Trailer Discussion Thread (By: @hayt)

Calling all Battlefield fans! What are YOUR impressions of the Battlefield V reveal trailer? Share your hot-takes about it, and please be excellent when talking about it.

As I said, be excellent.
As I said, be excellent.

Cost Per Hour A Useful Metric? (By: @soulcake)

In response to Green Man Gaming's "cost per hour" metric, feel free to share your two-cents' worth about the feature. Is there value in measuring games by the hour?

Do You Tend To Replay Games? (By: @kaos_cracker)

Do you still replay games today? Is "replay value" no longer a valued characteristic? What does a game need to do or have for you to feel like replaying it?

Lovable Lists

My Favorite Game From Each Console/Handheld (PC Too!) I’ve Ever Owned (By: @riostarwind)

The forum post asking for everyone's favorite games from each console got moderator RioStarwind thinking. So they made a list!

S-Ranks! (By: @buzz_clik)

buzz_clik is a gaming S-rank professional. They have updated their list of games they have S-Ranked and you should give it a read.

Useful User Reviews

Can we at least talk about the worst sound in video game history?
Can we at least talk about the worst sound in video game history?


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