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The Community Spotlight 2022.07.02

July 02, 2022 8 min read

Welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community works from the previous week. With another month down, the site and its staff are jumping into the heart of summer. As such, be aware that several staff will begin taking vacations. Monday July 4th is a holiday in the United States and there will be no scheduled streams or video content on the site on that day. Also, Jan announced at the end of Run for the Hills 09 that he will be taking a much needed vacation and the feature will go on hiatus until he returns.

To continue the note from last week, the site's staff are working with ActBlue's Abortion Fund to help provide women with healthcare and abortion resources. If you have even a small amount to donate, please consider doing so. Over on GameSpot, the site has an even more exhaustive and in-depth article about what everyone can do to fight for reproductive rights in the United States.

Earlier this week, many community members experienced a 503 Error when they attempted to download old video content. For most, the issue has been resolved, but if there are any specific videos you cannot download or the error is still a problem for you, drop a comment in the linked thread.

Finally, some have been asking about the KEIGH 3 t-shirts that they have seen Tam, Lucy, and other GameSpot staff wearing from time to time. If you are interested, the t-shirts are now ON SALE on the GameSpot store!

You know you want one.
You know you want one.

Tweets

Galleria

Kings of the Dumps (By: @jearum)

Inspired by Dan's comments during the #29 Voicemail Dumptruck, jearum has come to realize that the duders have become our uncles and decided to make this as a tribute.

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Little Jan vs. 100 Chicken Nuggets(By: @jearum)

Again, jearum ran with an idea from the Bombcast #744 and envisioned Jan going up against one of the biggest threats to ever plague this site: Chicken Nuggets.

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Get In The F**king Robot, Shinji! (By: @jearum)

During Jeff Jeff Bizarre: OPM Gaiden Episode 2, Tam made a crack about Jeff and Evangelion and jearum couldn't stop thinking about it and ended up making this work of art.

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Neon Dan x Neon Grubb (By: @jearum)

It is safe to say that Dan and Jeff Grubb have a bit of a rivalry when it comes to Neon White, and as a result, jearum envisioned the two as characters in the game with this poster design.

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I Turned Naacho Naacho Into A Fighting Game Stage (By: @cikame)

cikame decided to take the Naacho Naacho scene from RRR and turn it into a fighting game stage and the participants in the fight as characters in Street Fighter II! Here are the results of their experiment and you can learn how they did it by clicking the link!

Videos

Upcoming Giant Bomb Premium-only Shirt Leaked (By: @kone)

In case you missed it, you can catch Kone edited video in which Rorie's "idea" for a new Giant Bomb t-shirt design gets made into reality. Give it a watch and don't forget to thank them for their good work!

Saints Row X Giant Bomb (By: @kone)

What would Jan look like if they were a character in the Saints Row franchise? Well, thanks to Kone, you don't have to worry about it just being in your imagination!

Activities

People still seem excited for Neon White.
People still seem excited for Neon White.

Neon White Giant Bomb Leaderboard Chasing (By: @slax)

If you want to add members of the community to your Neon White Leaderboard, here's the Nintendo ID and Steam sharing thread! Post a comment or feel free to add any of the usernames already in the thread!

Citizen Sleeper Is The 11th UUGPGC Game (And It's A Great One)! Finish By 6/27 To Participate! Spoilers Now Open! +

Bugsnax Is The 12th Game Of The UUGPGC! Finish By July 11, 2022 To Join In The Discussion! Mark All Spoilers. (By: @bigsocrates)

DONT SPOIL THE PLOT TWIST! (yet)
DONT SPOIL THE PLOT TWIST! (yet)

First, the Community Game Pass Game Club thread for Citizen Sleeper is officially open to story and spoiler discussions! If you have any impressions of the game's story or ending feel free to share them! Second, the next game pick is Bugsnax! If you have any NON-SPOILER impressions or thoughts about the game, feel free to click the second link!

Similar To The Game Pass Game Club, Would Anyone Be Interested In An Album Club? (By: @sombre)

You may recall a while back sombre was asking people if there was interest in a community "Album Club!" Well, the club is moving forward and you can get an update by clicking the link above! Let out a yelp if you missed the window to sign up.

Blogs

Another comes forward as a vTuber fan.
Another comes forward as a vTuber fan.

Indie Game of the Week 276: HoloCure: Save the Fans! (By: @mento)

Things get a little spicy for moderator Mento's latest "Indie Game of the Week" post with a look at the fan-game, HoloCure: Save the Fans! If you want some niche Vtuber content in your life, this is for you!

Shouldn't Steam Next Fest Just Be A Feature? Also, Is This Summer Sale The Hardest It's Been To Use Steam's Front Page? +

The Quest For The Worst Adventure Game Puzzles - The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time (Part 1) (By: @zombiepie)

Do you like Monty Python references in your adventure games?
Do you like Monty Python references in your adventure games?

ZombiePie wonder aloud if lessons from Next Fest could inform future revisions of Steam's storefront so its front page and UI/UX isn't such a colossal clusterfuck whenever a massive sale drops. Likewise, Moderator ZombiePie returns to blogging about old-school adventure games with the first of a two-part series on The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time! How well does the game's structure and puzzles stand up?

Ranking of Far Cry Part 3: Far Cry 6+

My Top Four Anticipated Releases of July 2022 (By: @brg)

BRG takes to the site to continue their retrospective on the Far Cry franchise but this time they examine Far Cry 6. Use the first link to read why they think the game will go down as an all-time low point for the series and Ubisoft. Also, this being the start of a new month means BRG is back with a write-up about their most anticipated game releases in the coming days! Check out which games they are excited to play and share yours!

A low point in the series? What do you think?
A low point in the series? What do you think?

50 FOR 50, PART 1: The First 50 Games I Beat In 2022 (By: @jeremyf)

It's crazy to think, but we are already over halfway done with 2022! To mark this monumental milestone, jeremyf wrote a blog wherein they discuss the first fifty games, both new and old, they managed to beat during the year!

eFootball Is A Thing That Works Now. Apologies From Konami (By: @shindig)

Shindig is happy to announce that Konami's eFootball 2022 is sorta working! Is it a game work playing for more than an hour? Well... about that. Give their latest blog a read to find out why the improvements should not be viewed as a "return to form!"

Was this the best conference of Not E3 2022?
Was this the best conference of Not E3 2022?

Not E3 2022: Wholesome Games, Devolver Direct (By: @gamer_152)

Moderator Gamer_152 wraps up their "Not E3" work for this year and ends it with a bang. This week they've got one nice showcase, one nasty one, and a "weird surprise."

Discussion Threads

FF8 perfectly captures the spirit of the first thread.
FF8 perfectly captures the spirit of the first thread.

What Games Have Absurd Stories But You Love Them Anyways? *Possible Spoilers* (By: @finaldasa)

What are your favorite video game stories that are absolutely absurd or incoherent? Can you think of a video game story that's so stupid that you cannot help but love it?

New Driving Game IP Announced: Stuntfest (By: @gtxforza)

Stuntfest by Pow Wow Entertainment recently got a trailer! What are your first impressions of the game? Remember when Stuntfest was supposed to come out along with Wreckfest?

Will Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp Release By 2024? (By: @mindbullet)

What's everyone's gauge on when Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp comes out? Do you think a 2022 release is too tight? Do you think 2023 or 2024 is too conservative?

When do you expect this to come out?
When do you expect this to come out?

Best "Make It Yourself" Classic Kool Aid Flavor (By: @monkeyking1969)

The weather is really starting to heat up, so, how about everyone in the community share and vote for their favorite "original" Kool Aid flavor! If you are asking me, I have been a part of "Team Grape" since a child!

Do You Skip Through The Story/Dialogue In The Games You Play? (By: @mindbullet)

Under what circumstances do you skip cutscenes, dialogue, or storytelling in video games? Are you someone who skips cutscenes during a first playthrough? Vote and discuss the matter with the rest of the community!

Is anyone excited for this game?
Is anyone excited for this game?

When Was The Last Time A Minor Detail In A Game Made You Gasp? (By: @cloudleet)

Here's an interesting discussion thread on the forums, but when was the last time a video game made you gasp? Was it a small indie title or a big AAA game? Share the game that last shocked you with the rest of the community!

Lists

This certainly sets the tone for this list.
This certainly sets the tone for this list.

Japanese Games That Need Translations (Official Or Fan-made) (By: @alfred_vincent_svent)

The topic has come up before but Alfred_Vincent_Svent decided to create a list of "Japanese Games That Need Translations" whether they be official or unofficial fan translations. Give it a read and think about making one of your own!

Best Zelda Games (By: @joshuahelm)

JoshuaHelm took a stab at ranking every single The Legend of Zelda game they have played. There are definitely some "hot takes" to be had in this list, and after reading theirs, consider making a list of your own when you can

Community Reviews

  • @nateandrews doesn't like writing negative reviews because they don't make them feel great and they'd rather talk about the things they love, but they were so heartbroken by Dying Light 2 that they had to air their grievances.

Wikis Of The Week

This is what the site has thus far, and we obviously want YOUR HELP!
This is what the site has thus far, and we obviously want YOUR HELP!

Announced and Released on the Same Day

We have TWO wiki pages this week because the first is a call for more examples from the community. For the "Announced and Released on the Same Day" page, the site is looking for more examples of video games that released on the day of their trailers or conference "World Premiere." Right now, the site has six examples, but there are probably more that we haven't thought of yet.

Archie Andrews

Second, the Giant Bomb wiki sure does have a character page for Archie Andrews of Archie comics fame, but as you can see it is... UHHHHHH!