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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. With the holiday season right around the corner, things are really picking up on the site. Likewise, the cooling of the weather in the Northern Hemisphere can only mean one thing: Game of the Year is drawing nigh! Regardless, some big games came out last week that the Giant Bomb community cannot stop talking about. Of course, Hitman 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2 are still major games people are buzzing about. However, people are also sharing their two cents' worth about Battlefield V, Fallout 76, and Spyro Reignited Trilogy! If any of these games tickle your fancy, join one of our discussion threads or create a blog sharing your impressions about it! So, without further ado, let's jump into the housekeeping!
- The engineers want you to know they are working around the clock to fix bugs and take your input to heart! Continue sharing your feedback in the official feedback thread.
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Tweets Of The Week
The Giant Beastcast - #181 - 9th Nov 2018— PodCast WordCloud (@PWordcloud) November 13, 2018
The Giant Bomb East team gathers to talk about the week in video games, their lives, and basically anything that interests them. All from New York City!https://t.co/z1Wj4PR7EP@giantbomb @PWordcloud #podcastwordcloud #giantbeastcast pic.twitter.com/uhTkWfDxdz
Maybe I shouldn’t learn to draw? pic.twitter.com/TZSf5dLDC0— Jan Ochoa (@_janjerome) November 11, 2018
If you are interested in playing Fallout 76 with other Giant Bomb users, look no further than this thread! Drop a comment here and remember to indicate which version of the game you are playing.
For those of you still enjoying Red Dead Redemption 2, learn how you can join the Giant Bomb Community Social Club for the game over here.
Best Of Blogs
Giant Bomb user Desuroku reminds us that today marks the 17th anniversary of the original Xbox! Read what games they most enjoyed on the console on their latest blog.
Are you sad to see the end of the Extra Life 2018 streams on Giant Bomb? Don't worry, user Asmo917 is hosting their own stream on December 1st! Read all about it using the link!
Moderator Sweep uses the current state of Call of Duty as a case study on their waning interest in Black Ops 4's multiplayer focus. Would a single-player mode really improve his and others' impressions of the game? Read to find out!
BisonHero uses their latest blog to compare the story presentation of The Quiet Man to Hotline Miami 1, and why The Quiet Man's presentation fails even at a conceptual level.
Sniffulls gives you a rundown of North America East Two and the updated rankings for the Capcom Pro Tour! Give it a read as the Capcom Cup’s pool of players starts to crystallize!
Agents of Mayhem sort of came and went, but moderator Gamer_152 uses it to provide a thorough examination of the appeal of production, scripts, and ARPGs. Even if you the game in question doesn't interest you, give this blog a read.
Calling all users! Giant Bomb user johnsolo made a Chrome extension that adds some customization features to the Giant Bomb site redesign!
The world can never have enough Simpsons gifs, at least according to Mento. They also wrote even more about Tales of Berseria despite promising not to, and took a gander at Poi, Mystic Quest, Marvelous, and the new season of the Castlevania show.
Join The Discussion
People seem to be buzzing about Fallout 76, and you can join our community in discussing the game using the link above. Share if you think the game has room to expand/improve or is permanently doomed.
As you might expect, here's our official community discussion thread for Hitman 2! Share your impressions of the game's changes from the previous entry and feel free to discuss any notable missions that stuck out to you.
Speaking of Hitman 2, what are your tips and tricks for the game? One suggestion in our sharing thread is to swap the fiber wire with a lock pick, but what do you think? How did you handle the sniper mission?
I'm going to be honest with all of you right now, if you are not even the slightest bit excited for the Detective Pikachu movie, you must not have a heart. It's not going to be a "perfect" movie, but it's undeniably creative and the artstyle is cool.
Quite a few Giant Bomb users appear to be bummed out by the recent Dead Cells update. Learn what they are and discuss if they are a positive or negative change to the game!
Have any of you checked out the PC port of Sunset Overdrive? Is the lack of multiplayer a deal breaker? Join our discussion about this version of Insomniac Games' energy drink-fueled mutant apocalypse game.
A major debate has erupted on what is the "BEST" Pokémon spin-off game. Share your two cents' worth using the community poll in the thread, but the number of you who think Pokémon Stadium is better than Pokémon Snap is simply bizarre.
With many still lamenting the closure of Prima Games, feel free to share your favorite or most notable game guide memories with the rest of the Giant Bomb community!
Have any of you tried out the recently released Spyro Reignited Trilogy? Have any of you enjoyed playing a non-Skylanders Spyro game? Join our discussion about the remaster NOW!
What are your thoughts about Sony's recent announcement that they will not have a press conference at E3 2019? Share them, and feel free to join our speculation as to why they may have dropped out.
The Giant Bomb community discussions about Red Dead Redemption 2 continue with this hotly contested thread debating if chapter 6 hurts the game's open world. (SPOILER WARNING!)
Calling all Red Dead Redemption 2 players! Let's talk about a very pressing issue in the game: Horse Punching. Have you done it on purpose or accidentally? Here's a link to our community poll.
The crowd-funded sequel to Ultima Underworld made by the original team seems to have disappointed fans. Are you one of those backers smarting over their decision to support Underworld Ascendant?
Useful User Reviews
- @sammo21 bought and played Call of Cthulhu - The Video Game and uses this review as a cautionary tale on why it should be avoided at all cost.
- @schmid played Tetris Effect and utilized their review of the game to discuss why it's a visual tour de force that elevates the rigmarole of Tetris.
- @moonlightmoth's Call of Duty: Black Ops III review shares their anemic impressions of the multiplayer-focused game and why it was a portent of the series' current problems.
The PC re-release of Killer7 provides a friendly reminder of how AMAZING our wiki page is for the game. Seriously, check out the detail to Goichi Suda's forgotten classic.