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October 30, 2021 7 min read
Hello, everyone! Welcome to an incredibly SPOOKY edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. As always, I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host! Obviously, the big news from the last week involves the OFFICIAL HIRING OF JESS AS A STAFF MEMBER! If you have not done so already, please drop a congratulatory comment in the previously linked article.
If you enjoy following Giant Bomb and GameSpot staff as guests on other shows, then consider watching the episode of the Out Of Our League podcast Tamoor was on recently.
Due to high demand, Giant Bomb finally has an updated FAQ! Use the link below to read answers to some of your burning questions and if you can think of questions you'd like to see answered, drop a comment in the article! Finally, don't forget that you can review a comprehensive list of the ENTIRE programming plan for the site using the link below! Read all about the exciting features and shows coming up this week!
THERE'S ONE WEEK LEFT until EXTRA LIFE 2021! Don't forget to join Giant Bomb's team if you can and if you can spare some change, consider donating to a team member at $0. So far, the team has raised $11,107! The team goal is to raise $223,566 so Giant Bomb can crest an all-time total of $2,000,000 raised for Extra Life!
Marino is the current team captain for Giant Bomb's Extra Life team and if anything is "off" with the page, please let him know!
morehandclaps was feeling rusty so she celebrated the hiring of Jess by doing this amazing warmup sketch! If this is there warmup, I wonder what a full-fledged work looks like.
With Abby and Jess both getting hired in the same week, Twitter user Lizzie_Mueller decided to have a go at depicting the two as "twins."
With the hiring of Jess, the letter "J" is even better represented on the site. Therefore, DigitalLogjam had a field day merging Jeff B. with the Facebook rebrand.
Kone had a lot of fun making Rorie fanart, and in particular, playing around with photoshop with the many images of Rorie posing in the Giant Bomb footy pajamas.
This Rorie fanart from user cikame and has a different interpretation of the words "I want you to draw me like one of your French girls."
monkeyking1969 also had a go at combining Titanic with Rorie posing in the new Giant Bomb footy pajamas.
I wanted to wait for a live stream, but this news is so awesome I can't wait any longer. I edited the infamous "Vinny confirmed" gif into a "@VoidBurger confirmed" gif.— derFeef (@derFeef) October 27, 2021
This shall be posted every time she appears on stream on @giantbomb from now on! pic.twitter.com/4nhGE6Eh9j
Captured a blessed image on the @giantbomb stream! The best of @jeffbakalar, @_janjerome and @VoidBurger! Today has been a glorious day for Giant Bomb. A future historical moment for the site. Fantastic hire. I'm ecstatic! pic.twitter.com/3mLFCaVPjl— Joseph Gilligan - Not a Meeple (@therealtaaltos) October 27, 2021
ALLTheDinos is a huge fan of 2M2LN's Albummer show on the site. Therefore, they did the unthinkable and listened to every album featured on the show from start to finish. See which ones they thought were the worst as you enjoy their pain.
In rare form, ZombiePie provided TWO blogs in one week. First, they use the recently announced Star Ocean: The Divine Force to talk about their current anemia with the series and how how tri-Ace fucked up their own universe on Giant Bomb (i.e., Let's talk about Till the End of Time's plot twist). Second, ZombiePie looked at the unusual legacy of Jacob's Ladder and notes how less than thirty minutes of the film influenced a generation of Japanese horror games.
ArbitraryWater has a new episode of their "Wheel of Dubious FPSes" series and this episode tackles three games! Read what they thought of Rise of the Triad (2013), Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior, and The Wheel of Time!
bigsocrates nears the end of their "Schlocktober" feature with a look at the original BioShock and Alice: Madness Returns! Read why they think Bioshock has not aged as badly as they thought it would and why they consider Madness Returns a "cult classic."
It's time. It's time for imunbeatable80 to tackle The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for their "What's the Greatest Video Game" blog series on the site! See if they consider it the greatest game ever made, like many on the internet claim.
Mento's latest "Indie Game of the Week" they played a spooky game with Creepy Tale! Use the link to read why they consider it a "less terrifying alternative to all the Phasmophobias, Devours, and Outlasts." Additionally, they have a new episode of their series looking at less reported and covered visual novels with a deep look at The Letter! Read why they found it to be a compelling companion piece to Doki Doki Literature Club.
Here's a discussion thread featuring Jeff's favorite topic: Mario Party! Regardless, can you think of ways to turn the latest Mario party game into a fun drinking game?
Have any of you watched the new campaign trailer for Halo Infinite? What are your early impressions? For those not interested in the multiplayer, is this enough to sell you on the game?
Did any of you get the taunting email from Far Cry 6? Even if you didn't what's your reaction to the game taunting players for not playing it more? Do you think there are privacy concerns worth addressing?
Have any of you watched Tim Rogers' long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 review? For those that have seen it, do you think it brings up any good points about the game? Join the Giant Bomb discussion about the exhaustive review!
About six months after release, Returnal finally added an option to save your game mid-run. Do you think this feature is a long-time coming or do you side with the developer holding out in adding it?
Did you all catch the announcement that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to VR as a Oculus Quest 2 exclusive? Do you ever imagine yourself buying this version of the game? Is this too "meta?"
Are there any users that have been following the rumors about the new Splinter Cell? Are you concerned about the game ever coming out? How will the attempts to modernize the series work?
Speaking of Ubisoft properties, apparently Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint is getting a new singleplayer campaign! Will you check it out when it comes out? Are you surprised to see Ubisoft continue to support the game?
We have an active discussion on the forums debating how long it'll be before Microsoft starts developing exclusively for this gen, and not the previous one. Make your predictions of the first "real" Xbox Series X|S exclusive title!
Daavpuke took the time to create a list of their favorite Final Fantasy protagonists on the site! Give it a read using the link below and be prepared for some fun surprises! Also, consider making a list of your own if you have the time!
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One of the neatest features for the wiki recently debuted! "Wiki Page of the Week!" will look at one AMAZING wiki page on the site every week! The first page is not surprising!
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