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October 21, 2017 5 min read
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week! How has the spooky month of October been treating you? With many users jumping into their back catalog of games to experience horror-based chills, the community felt inspired the last week. While many lamented the loss of Visceral Games others continued to discuss the merits of Middle-earth: Shadow of War. So, without further ado, let's jump into the site related housekeeping!
::opens computer after Gen's been using it::— Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) October 21, 2017
Me: Baby... is this Abby from Giant Bomb?
Me: ...why? pic.twitter.com/eYhtJZXKrm
Saik0u envisioned Vinny Caravella as a character in Cuphead, albeit as an anthropomorphic Zojirushi thermos. It's what I would call a work of art!
Humanity had a ball sketching Abby this week. His first sketch draws the many faces and moods of Abby, and the second is an homage of Abby's new Halloween video series.
Smeddly celebrated his birthday and was lucky enough to have his fiancee bake him a Giant Bomb themed cake! Check it out, and applaud his fiancee's work.
Every Time They Swear In This Is The Run: Contra (By: Jeremy Medina)
Jeremy Medina is on a roll again! Here's a video compiling every time Dan and Vinny say "fuck" and/or "shit" in This Is The Run: Contra.
The Giant Bomb FGC has a wonderful video summarizing the results of their latest online tournaments! Check it out, and see if you can join them next time.
Here's the video archive of the second Giant Bomb FGC Tekken Tournament! Watch the tomfoolery and remember you can join the fun anytime!
jeffrud's effort to chart the history of Namco's video game development has finally reached Galaxian, what many consider gaming's greatest "clone."
MocBucket62 wrote a study on the growing number of indie platform fighters in the same vein of Smash Bros. Read what he thinks started the trend and the best examples.
TheMist997 uses his latest blog to explain in excruciating detail why Sniper: Art Of Victory is a TERRIBLE game you would be better off never playing. TheMist997 also explains how Window's Mixed Reality is a positive step in making VR accessible to mainstream audiences.
morecowbell24 pulled an audible and used a smattering of Genesis games to get caught up in his quest to play 100-games before the end of the year.
On this episode of the Final Fantasy X-2 Deep Listens podcast we wrap up the middle part of the game by finding love again during a concert in the rain. This game people. This fucking game.
danielkempster spent an hour with Sabre Wulf! Check out his blog to see if it has aged like milk or French wine. Here's your hint: which one comes from cows?
What's your gut-reaction to the announced shutdown of Visceral Games? Lament the closure, and share your favorite games from the studio.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is still the talk of the town, but what has been YOUR craziest experience with the Nemesis System in Shadow of War? Share your memorable moments!
Do you have impressions of episode two of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm? Share them, and your thoughts on the story thus far, with the rest of the community.
Have any of you given Zachtronics's latest game, Opus Magnum, a try? Giant Bomb user Zeg has been enjoying it and you can talk about the game on our official thread.
With the release of Forza Motorsport 7 and GT Sport, Giant Bomb user IamTerics asks what the best gateway racing games are for a newcomer. See if you can help him out!
[Editor's Note (Marino) - Wait...What?! Zelda?]
Have achievements had a negative impact on how games are played? Feel free to join our community discussion and share where you stand.
Street Fighter V fans! What is your gut-reaction to the recently announced new character, Zeku? Do you plan on using him online?
There are more than a few games armaan8014 wants to get to before the end of the year. Check out his gaming backlog over here.
2017 was a great year for video game soundtracks! katpottz lists his favorites from the year over here.
StealthRUSH took the time to list his 100 favorite games on the GBA! See which games are on his list, and about which games would be on yours.
Yo, dawg. Our Gran Turismo Sport wiki page has every car and race track in the game! If that means anything to you, then check it out!
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