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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. 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...
- Changes to Giant Bomb are coming due to the new General Data Protection Regulations! Learn more about it, and report issues it may be causing you, over here.
- The 10th Annual E3 Banner Contest is ALMOST HERE! If you want a taste of some of the winners from previous years, check below:
Clips Of The Week
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.
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.
Giant Bomb user clagnaught compiled every appearance of Contra: Hard Corps' second boss, "Bruno," during "This Is The Run" into one hilarious video.
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
Forgot to mention earlier, but in case you haven't seen it, you're also in the promo image I made that'll be on the front page next week. pic.twitter.com/pp8ElJN2nh— Brad Lynch (@MarinoV1) May 23, 2018
Giant Bomb Galleria
Giant Bomb user and banner creating master graboids tried creating an alternate Giant Bomb logo while watching some streams this week.
Many thanks to Monkeyman04 for creating this funny image in response to the recent Giant Bomb Summer School 2018 premium video.
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
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.
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.
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.
Moderator Gamer_152 wrote about the design of Superhot and thoughtfully examines the history of games use passing time as a mechanic.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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?
The forum post asking for everyone's favorite games from each console got moderator RioStarwind thinking. So they made a list!
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
- @riostarwind's review of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap discusses how remaking old games is tough, and keeping the old style of gameplay doesn't always work.
- @moonlightmoth gave Black Desert Online a shot and reviews why they were repulsed by its sandbox design and pricing scheme.
- @jeremyf joins Jeff in CONDEMNING Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island as a nightmarish collect-a-thon and not deserving of ANYONE'S nostalgia.
- @jeffrud wrote a short but fun review of Point Blank DS! Read why the DS oddity is a "fine way to pass one (singular) hour."