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The Community Spotlight - 08/11/2018

August 11, 2018 6 min read

Someone was really happy to be at Evolution this week.
Someone was really happy to be at Evolution this week.

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. With the end of summer looming right around the corner, the Giant Bomb community made the most of the week despite the scorching weather. With EVO 2018 and the Giant ROM 5 officially behind us, there were plenty of awesome acts of community creativity to marvel over. So, without further ado, let's jump into the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight!

The Giant ROM 5 Game Jam

Giant Bomb's annual game jam may be over, but remember to check out the Giant ROM 5 itch.io page and play the games created during the event. Many of the creators are looking for feedback from the community, and don't forget to review the games you play! If you are still not convinced these games are worth your time, here's a taste of some of the creations.

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Kesslar Is Krang (By: @estwilde)

While many consider the two the most bitter of rivals, Estwilde thought they were able to piece together a grand conspiracy.

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Clips Of The Week

CNET - Game On - Pilot - Sept 08 - Jeff Bakalar (By: Kamra)

Vinny recently rediscovered the pilot episode of Jeff Bakalar's video game show for CNET, "Game On," and it's an uncanny artifact of the early 2000s. Man, remember The Soup?

Community Activities

Monster Hunter: World PC Clan (By: @zurv)

The Giant Bomb PC Gaming Hub welcomes you to join their clan for the Steam release of Monster Hunter: World. I have been told Monster Hunter is still popular among the youth.

Tweets Of The Week

Best Of Blogs

Should Pac people have faces? YOU DECIDE!
Should Pac people have faces? YOU DECIDE!

NamCompendium 11: Ms. Pac-Man, Pt. 2 (By: @jeffrud)

Jeffrud continues their long sojourn into making sense of Ms. Pac-Man's console ports. Did you know there are versions of Ms. Pac-Man on the NES? Neither did I until I read this blog.

I'm Gonna Rant About Final Fantasy XIV Now (By: @babychoochoo)

BabyChooChoo has a bone to pick with the current state of Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn and Square Enix in general and uses this massive blog to air their grievances. I'm just happy I'm not the only one with long-winded opinions about modern Square.

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

It's August and BlackLagoon is back with a blog that conveniently annotates every game releasing on the PlayStation Vita. If you own the portable, give it a read!

Switch City, Vol. 5: Picross S2 (By: @jeremyf)

There's something undeniably relaxing about a good game of Picross.
There's something undeniably relaxing about a good game of Picross.

JeremyF continues their weekly blog series on the Nintendo Switch with a post on Picross S2 and why it's a promising sequel to one of the Switch's "buried treasures."

CPT Update 08/06/18 (By: @mago)

Giant Bomb user Mago has an updated list of the Capcom Pro Tour with Evolution 2018 included! Give it a look if you were wondering how EVO 2018 impacted everyone's rankings.

Development Hell: An Analysis of Pony Island (By: @gamer_152)

Moderator Gamer_152 wrote about the notorious indie game Pony Island, developing concepts in games, and creating threatening and safe environments in horror games.

Saturday Summaries 2018-08-11: Franchise Frenzy Edition (By: @mento)

Mento runs an experiment on the current availability of the games of some big franchises. They also discuss a couple of Ys games for SNES, Starbound, Endless Legend, and some funny superhero hijinks.

Join The Discussion

This vista shot is brought to you by John Ford.
This vista shot is brought to you by John Ford.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Trailer Discussion Thread (By: @cerberus3dog)

Do any of you have reactions about the new gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2? Are you excited or concerned about how the game is shaping up? Feel free to join our community discussion over here.

Doom Eternal Gameplay Trailer Discussion Thread (By: @ntm)

Doom Eternal had a gameplay reveal trailer during QuakeCon 2018, and people seem to be excited about what they have seen. Regardless, how do you feel about the gameplay trailer? More Doom can't possibly be a bad thing, right?

Blizzard Says There's More Diablo Coming This Year... (By: @rorie)

How do you feel about the prospect of new Diablo content after Blizzard teased it during Blizzcon? What do you think it will be? A Diablo III port to the Switch? How about an HD Remaster? Feel free to share your theories in our thread.

Yup, this looks like more Doom.
Yup, this looks like more Doom.

Your Favorite Dead Cells Builds And Other Tips And Tricks (By: @quipido)

Calling all Dead Cells players! What are your favorite builds when playing the game? Feel free to share them, and any other tips and trick you may have for newcomers or would-be Dead Cells veterans.

Monster Hunter: World - PC Discussion Thread (By: @zurv)

Any early impressions of the PC version of Monster Hunter: World? Is it everything you wished for and then some? Join our community discussion about the PC port using the link above.

Discord Is, Unsurprisingly, Launching A Game Store/Subscription Service (By: @rorie)

What do you make of Discord's recently announced game store/subscription service? Mr. Rorie gives you a rundown of what we know, including links to our game-specific community discords.

Good that Smash has finally taken out the trash.
Good that Smash has finally taken out the trash.

Unavowed Discussion Thread (By: @sparky_buzzsaw)

Have any of you checked out Wadjet's latest adventure game, Unavowed? If you have, feel free to share your impressions of their stealthily released fantasy adventure game.

Simon And Richter Belmont, King K. Rool, Chrom, Dark Samus And Rathalos Coming To Smash! (By: @nicksmi56)

Let's just say some characters got announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and everyone seems to be excited. Here's a link to our official discussion thread and feel free to share who you are most excited to play.

Obscure or Random Videogame Songs That Have Stuck With You? (By: @clagnaught)

Can you think of any obscure or random video game tunes or songs that got stuck in your head? Two users in the thread mentioned Mission: Impossible for the N64/PS1, but what say you?

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Season 2 Announcement Discussion (By: @cikame)


The Giant Bomb FGC is certainly excited about the second season of Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, but what say you? Hopefully, Bandai Namco does a better job with Negan than AMC.

Fallout 76 Only Available Through Bethesda Launcher On PC (By: @nicksmi56)

What are your thoughts related to Fallout 76 not launching on Steam? Is the experiment doomed to fail? What do you think led to Bethesda thinking they should do this?

Lovable Lists

Scattered Thoughts July 2018: The Month Of First Impressions (By: @riostarwind)

Moderator riostarwind lists their month of gaming in July in their latest "Scattered Thoughts" feature. Check it out to learn what they thought of Money Puzzle Exchanger and Galak-Z.

Xbox One BC Wishlist (By: @daniel_newton)

Backward compatibility is one of Daniel_Newton's favorite features of the Xbox One, and they list some games that are missing they are hoping to come to the platform soon.

Useful User Reviews

Dead Cells seems to be a hit!
Dead Cells seems to be a hit!