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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 right around the corner, everyone seems to be buzzing about surprise announcements and new game reveals. Additionally, this will be the eleventh E3 covered by Giant Bomb. We are all so very old. As a result of the staff needing to prepare for E3, there will not be a Friday show. So, without further ado, let's jump into the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight!
- The 10th Annual E3 Banner Contest!!! - The creative prowess of the Giant Bomb community is in full effect! Here's a quick "taste" of some of the AMAZING banners the Giant Bomb Community has managed to create.
Clips Of The Week
Over on YouTube, Psykus combined Overwatch's "Play of the Game" segment with Brad blasting away everyone's coins from Mario Party Party 2.
The Giant Bomb HEAVY INC PC Warframe clan has been active for four years! Today, they give you a tour of their recently renovated clan dojo.
Tweets Of The Week
Best Of Blogs
PerfidiousSinn had the great distinction of volunteering at Combo Breaker 2018! Read all about their highlights and joyous adventures from the event.
JeremyF read a few articles attacking God of Wars' inclusion of the "dead mother" trope and writes why the game makes something special out of the plot device.
Calling all Destiny 2 players! Our community leveling guide has been updated to include the Warmind DLC! It's an incredible tool for Destiny players new and old.
Moderator Gamer_152 uses their latest blog to explain why they loved Superhot's narrative and its clever use of "control" as a plot device.
Dinoracha uses their latest blog to highlight the four games that best "define" their eclectic gaming tastes and preferences. Give a read and think about which games would be on your list.
Mento's round-up this week includes their thoughts on Shin Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun: Kunio-tachi no Banka, Final Fantasy IV, Anvil of Dawn, Super Time Force Ultra, and some content ideas inspired by the recent output from Giant Bomb East.
Join The Discussion
As we make the transition to summer, what have been the "must play" games of 2018? A lot of community members seem to think God of War, Monster Hunter: World, and Dragon Ball FighterZ are in the discussion.
The Giant Bomb community has been having fun with a new forum thread activity titled "Unnecessary Battle Royale Pitches." Some of the community "pitches" are downright AMAZING!
With the prospect of an "N64 Classic" becoming more of a reality, which games do you most want to see on the retro platform? Don't worry about how realistic your picks are, because this thread is all about "dream picks."
Are any of you still playing Sea of Thieves? What have your experiences been with the new "Hungering Deep" expansion pack? Is the expansion pack the injection of content the game desperately needs?
The Giant Bomb community seems overwhelmingly positive about Assassin's Creed Odyssey, but what say YOU? Is ancient Greece a great fit for the franchise?
Has anyone tried the Android Steam Link app? If you have, other members of the Giant Bomb community are interested to hear your experiences using it.
Which games do you think have the strongest characterization and worldbuilding? My money is on Final Fantasy IX, but that could be my nostalgia clouding my judgment.
Where do you stand in PUBG Corp. and Bluehole Studio's lawsuit against Epic Games? Share your two-cents' worth about the controversy over here.
For those of you who have completed Detroit: Become Human, what did you think of the game's ending? Join our SPOILER HEAVY discussion on how the game concludes.
StealthRUSH is a person with a massive gaming bucket list. So much so, they have created a "part II" to their already PACKED wishlist. Give this one a read, and see if you can find any games you are familiar with.
OroJackson has a good number of S-Ranks in games and you can find out what they are on this list! OroJackson even rated the difficulty of each S-Rank they have accomplished.
Useful User Reviews
- @darthorange shares their disappointment with God of War, and tempered interest in the future of the franchise, with this review.
- @thefakepsychic uses their review of Far Cry 5 to discuss how the game's narrative is a massive distraction to an otherwise enjoyable stealth-action game.
- @riostarwind's Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon review details how the game manages to maintain a retro style, without any of the old-school caveats.
- @purpleeggshells' quick review of Quarantine Circular details how it is an honorable entry in the "Circular" games franchise.