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The Community Spotlight - 07/15/2017

July 15, 2017 5 min read

Dilbrad is coming to a newspaper near you!
Dilbrad is coming to a newspaper near you!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, ZombiePie, am once again honored to be your host this week. As the temperature rises for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the Giant Bomb Community still manages to amaze this week. The one thing I will say before we transition to the community created goodness is the surprising amount of Final Fantasy-based content this week. Whether it be the recent release of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, or users looking back on older entries in the franchise, Final Fantasy was the MVP this week.

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Dilbrad (By: Odd_Particle)

Over on Twitter Odd_Particle (a.k.a. Daniel Fu) created a trio of hilarious webcomics called "Dilbrad." Here's the other two comics he created this week.

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Steal My Sunshine Doodle (By: @morehandclaps)

Inspired by Dan's recent Super Mario Sunshine video, "Steal My Sunshine" morehandclaps created this adorable doodle to brighten your day.

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Clips Of The Week

I Made A Genesis Version Of Lockdown (By: @nta_luciana)

NTA_Luciana made a Genesis version of "Lockdown" on Soundcloud! Give it a listen and be amazed. She also made an AMAZING NES chiptune version of the theme from Deadly Premonition.

Giant Bomb SFV Season 2 Tournament (07/08/2017) (By: CattyG)

Here's an archive of the Giant Bomb community's last Street Fighter V tournament. Learn how you can join the fun over here. The next tournament is all set for 07/22/2017!

Warframe with the Giant Bomb Heavy INC Clan - Hunting For Harrow (By: @rapid)

If Mr. Rorie's dabble with Warframe during the 07/14/2017 UPF tickled your fancy, check out this video of our community clan tackling the Chains for Harrow quest! Sign up for their next adventure over here!

Community Activities

PAX WEST 2017 GIANT BOMB SHIRT (By: @fobwashed)

Fobwashed is gonna try to do another fan shirt for Giant Bomb at PAX West this year. In case you're interested, and plan on going to PAX West, check out his post to find out how you pick up his t-shirt design!

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Best Of Blogs

Hit those buttons faster!
Hit those buttons faster!

Official EVO 2017 (July 14-16) Games Line Up (By: @flstyle)

FLStyle has created an AMAZING community and game guide for the 2017 EVO Championship Series! Learn all about the event, and when to watch your favorite fighting games over here.

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

Sweltering hot weather can't stop BlackLagoon from annotating every game set to release for the PlayStation Vita. Check out his blog and discover the many games set to release on the platform.

Gettin' Good At Guilty Gear Pt. 3: I Won? Nice! (By: @fistoh)

Fistoh continues his quest to get better at playing Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- competitively! This week he details his long and hard journey to getting his first online victory.

Japanese Splatoon 2 Hype (By: @darkbeatdk)

Looks like Splatoon 2 throws dark.
Looks like Splatoon 2 throws dark.

DarkbeatDK's latest blog is an interesting read on Nintendo's Japanese advertising campaign and media blitz for the release of Splatoon 2.

Getting Supergiant's Transistor For Free, Two Years Ago, Was The Worst Possible Way To Experience An Amazing Game (By: @grizzlybutts)

GrizzlyButts writes about the guilty feeling he has playing Transistor in 2017 despite never paying for it and struggling to enjoy it.

7 Years Later And I Finally Finished Final Fantasy XIII (By: @xanadu)

It took him seven years, but xanadu has finally beaten Final Fantasy XIII! Read what motivated him to try once more, and if his impressions of the game have changed.

The Order 1886: An Interactive Cinema Experience By Any Other Name, Or: Great Art In Service Of Mediocre Gameplay& Alex Was Wrong. Knack Is Not Bland And Boring. It Is A Profoundly Weird Game Created By A Rogue Artificial Intelligence (By: @bigsocrates)

BigSocrates recently played The Order: 1886 and describes it as being "great art, in service of mediocre gameplay." Learn more bout why he thinks this on his blog. BigSocrates also addressed the negative criticism for Knack by writing a case study on how "alien" its design is.

This scene killed me. No really, you're reading an article written by a ghost!
This scene killed me. No really, you're reading an article written by a ghost!

Fighting Final Fantasy X Parts 61-72: And On This Day My Obituary Read "Death By J-Pop" (By: @zombiepie)

Giant Bomb moderator ZombiePie wrote a +6,000-word update on his progress in Final Fantasy X because he is a crazy person. Read how "Suteki da ne" broke his spirit and will to live.

All-New Saturday Summaries 2017-07-15 (By: @mento)

A new Saturday means a new Summary from Mento, who contemplated The Adventures of Cookie & Cream, Salt & Sanctuary and Tales of Zestiria this week.

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Final Fantasy is well represented in this edition of the Community Spotlight
Final Fantasy is well represented in this edition of the Community Spotlight

Gaming "Accomplishments" That Confirms You're A Crazy Person? (By: @liquiddragon)

What is your "craziest" gaming accomplishment? Join our discussion on your most insane or time-consuming platinum or S-Rank in video games?

Thread For People Who Are Excited About FFXII In HD (By: @moregrammarplz)

Have you been enjoying Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age? Feel free to share your impressions of the re-release of the highly venerated PS2 classic with the rest of the community.

Do Reviewers Need to Finish Video Games Before Reviewing Them? (By: @katygaga)

How do you rank the
How do you rank the "hot tub wiener" strategy?

Our poll on whether or not reviewers need to finish games before reviewing them has over 400 votes! Vote now or forever hold your peace.

Is Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Any Fun Just Soloing?(By: @machofantastico)

How do you rank Playerunknown's Battlegrounds as a solo only experience? Explain if you think playing this game by yourself limits your experiences.

Do You Have Any Gaming Habits Specifically To Make It More Fun Or Challenging For Yourself? (By: @liquiddragon)

Do you have any gaming habits specifically to make it more fun or challenging for yourself? What is your video game version of collecting the money if you land on "Free Parking."

Sleeping Dogs is by far my favorite video game city environment.
Sleeping Dogs is by far my favorite video game city environment.

What Games Have Made You Happy With Your VR Set (Oculus Rift, PSVR, Etc...) Purchase? (By: @videogameninja)

If you own a VR headset, what game convinced you that your purchase was worth it? Share what VR game is your go-to in justifying your purchase of a headset to skeptics.

Games With The Best Urban/City Environments? (By: @a_cute_squirtle)

Which games have had city or urban environments that "popped" or resonated with you? Annotate your favorite video game concrete jungles.

Useful User Reviews

Wrestling is great again with the release of Fire Pro Wrestling.
Wrestling is great again with the release of Fire Pro Wrestling.

Wonderful Wikis

Video games were a mistake.
Video games were a mistake.

Pickpocketing Anatomy

Many thanks to @marino for bringing back the wonderfully weird tradition of concept pages which are too cool for Wikipedia! This week he saw fit to create a wiki page for games which allow you to pickpocket/steal the body parts of enemies while they are alive.