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The Community Spotlight - 10/14/2017

October 14, 2017 5 min read

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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! It was a rather relaxed week this time around. Some might even say we are in the "eye of the storm" before the fall onslaught of games hit. Nevertheless, there was still plenty of games to talk about and cheer. Loot Boxes are still a point of contention, but it appears Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Cuphead calmed everyone's nerves. With all that in mind, let's jump into the few items of housekeeping I have for you this week!

Tweets Of The Week

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XCOM 2 Crew Soldier Pool (By: @smiteofhand)

Inspired by The Exquisite Corps series, smiteofhand tried to create the Giant Bomb staff in XCOM 2. using the game's character creator. As you could see above, Vinny turned out alright, but how did everyone else fare?

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Giant Bomb Logo Available To Download (By: @nuts4ford)

Nuts4Ford created an AWESOME Giant Bomb logo in Forza Motorsport 7! Here's what it looks like on racing grade trucks.

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Dilbrad #53 & 54 (By: @oddparticle)

Dilbrad has completed its latest season and will be on "hiatus" until November 4th. In the meantime, here are the last two updates, as well as the season three "teaser," to tide you over.

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Community Activities

Time to call the Giant Bomb community!
Time to call the Giant Bomb community!

The (Unofficial) Overwatch GB Discord (By: @themanwithnoplan)

If you are interested in setting up matches with other Giant Bomb duders in Overwatch, we now have a Discord to make the process ten times easier! Learn how to join by clicking the link above.

Clips Of The Week

Every Time They Crash in Flight Club & (By: JeremyRMedina)

This week Jeremy Media has TWO videos to entertain you. The first video is a delightful blast from the past which compiles every plane crash in Flight Club. The second video is a quick compilation video of Giant Bomb East's wretched cloaca discussion.

GB Fighting Games General Weekend Recap (Oct 6-8 2017) (By: @ps_vam)

Here's a cool thing I hope you all end up supporting. Over on YouTube PS_Vam, has started a video series summarizing the weekly winners of every tournament hosted by the GB FGC!

Best Of Blog

Just another friendly reminder to support Team Giant Bomb however you can!
Just another friendly reminder to support Team Giant Bomb however you can!

Tune In To Extra Life 2017: Your One Stop Shop For GB Community Live Streams(By: @riostarwind)

Interested to know which Giant Bomb community members will be running an Extra Life 2017 stream for Team Giant Bomb this year? Riostarwind has you covered on this blog post.

Changing Your Destiny, Part 1: The Reward Given & The Reward Desired (By: @sammo21)

sammo21 wrote a 2,000+ word epic on his early impressions of Destiny 2 and its many uses of incentives/rewards to motivate player engagement.

Hopefully you all enjoyed your Friday 13th this year!
Hopefully you all enjoyed your Friday 13th this year!

Bear with Me - Some Final Thoughts (By: @sparky_buzzsaw)

Sparky_Buzzsaw completed the episodic adventure game Bear With Me and shares his major takeaways from the game's three episodes.

A Game I Recommend: Doom(4) (By: @themist997)

TheMist997 used his latest blog to write a strong recommendation for Doom, despite some niggling issues related to its throwaway multiplayer.

Powered by PETSCII: Friday the 13th Edition (By: @buzz_clik)

buzz_clik is back with another WONDERFUL piece of artwork rendered on a Commodore 64! This time the lovely Australian pays homage to everyone's favorite Friday mass murderer of teenagers.

Check out GrizzlyButts' picture travelogue in Zero Dawn.
Check out GrizzlyButts' picture travelogue in Zero Dawn.

Silent Hill Shattered Memories A Forgotten Gem (By: @jec03)

JEC03's latest blog is a friendly reminder of how Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is a delightful forgotten gem from the last generation.

Horizon: Zero Dawn And My Briefly Groovy Summertime Photo-Mode Safari~ (By: @grizzlybutts)

GrizzlyButts sank fifty-three hours into Horizon Zero Dawn, and discusses why the immersive world and characters drew him in so dramatically.

The Slightly More Productive Month (July Progress Report) (By: @morecowbell24)

morecowbell24 is still committed to playing 100 games by the end of the year. See how his progress has developed in the last month.

Who played two Ratchet and Clank games last month? See if you can find out.
Who played two Ratchet and Clank games last month? See if you can find out.

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

It's October and you know what that means! BlackLagoon is back with a list of every notable game coming out for the PlayStation Vita.

Why Am I Just Now Discovering That I Love Yakuza? (By: MAGO)

Mago discovered the Yakuza franchise for the first time, and questions why he didn't do so earlier because the series seems tailor-made for him.

All-New Saturday Summaries 2017-10-14: Star Runner Edition (By: @mento)

In his slowly expanding weekly series, Mento discusses the lasting appeal of Blade Runner and Star Control 2, reviews Child of Light and Rogue Trooper, and provides his early impressions of Torment: Tides of Numenera.

Join The Discussion

Join our discussion of The Evil Within 2 this week!
Join our discussion of The Evil Within 2 this week!

IGN Has Bought Humble Bundle (By: @slag)

What's YOUR reaction to the purchase of Humble Bundle? Does the purchase raise any major concerns of journalistic integrity with IGN's editorial content?

The Evil Within 2 Launch Discussion (By: @paulmako)

Are you with the growing consensus The Evil Within 2 is a major improvement from the first game? Share where you stand, and how you have found the game's spooky trappings.

What's Your Go-To Tile-Matching Game? (By: @liquiddragon)

What's your all-time favorite Block Matching game? Whether it be Lumines or Puyo Puyo, join our community discussion over here.

Warframe Plains Of Eidolon Launched! (By: @quirkwood)

Hey, Warframe fans! How have the Plains of Eidolon been treating you? Share your experiences on our thread created and managed by the Giant Bomb Warframe clan.

Orcs are people too!
Orcs are people too!

Don't Analyze: Actions Against Orcs Make You Feel Uncomfortable? (By: @flashflood_29)

There's been some pushback to the level of violence directed at the orcs in Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Is Talion a sadist, or is it all harmless fun? Share your hot takes on the matter now.

Thoughts On Iron Banner? [Destiny 2] (By: @spaceinsomniac)

Yo, Destiny 2 fans! How do you feel about the latest Iron Banner event? Our current discussion is relatively negative, but feel free to share your impressions nonetheless.

Skipping Bosses and Removing All Difficulties from Bosses? Is That Where We're At? (By: @golguin)

If you HATE grinding, then boy do I have a solution for you!
If you HATE grinding, then boy do I have a solution for you!

Feel free to join in on our community discussion on difficulty and how it should impact the reception of a game. What role does "accessibility" play in assessing the worth of a game?

Do You Work, Or Tend To Be Occupied? How Do You Handle Grinding In Games?(By: @howardian)

How does video game Grinding factor into your real-life schedule? Does grinding place unneeded barriers to your ability to play certain games?

Lovable Lists

No, really, why is this a thing?
No, really, why is this a thing?

Best To Worst Army Men Games (By: @psykhophear)

psykhophear has done that which no one asked him to, he has scientifically ranked every game in the Army Men series from best to worst. Rejoice at everyone's "favorite" B-tier 3DO game franchise.

Rhythm Games Featuring Silhouetted Characters On Orange Backdrops & Music Creation Games (By: @jedk)

jedk asks a pretty good question this week: why do most rhythm games have box art with silhouetted characters on orange backdrops? I asked Eric Pope for an answer, and his response waswhat you would expect out from him.jedk is also attempting to create a list of every music creation game, whether it be sequencers or workstations. See if you can help him out.

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