Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host. A new month means that the ides of March are upon us, and that means inclement weather for most of us! Hopefully the drizzly rain has completely put a damper on your wonderful activities on Giant Bomb! With that let’s get on with some Giant Bomb related “housekeeping.”
- Kotaku “re-discovered” the 1999 launch party for Um Jammer Lammy, and it is a REAL TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE! Especially when you consider how Jeff is the winner of a plastic guitar.
- The progress on solving the issue with starting videos on Giant Bomb continues! Rorie has some news related to the issue worth reviewing.
- Giant Bomb user @szlifier is making an effort to archive live chats for most of Giant Bomb’s live-streams. Here’s the archived chat for Unprofessional Fridays: 03/04/2016 as well as Street Fighter V Got Played!
Clip(s) of the Week
Giant Bomb HD Remix – Endurance Run: Persona 4 – Part 02 (By: @stordoff)
stordoff has successfully converted the second episode of the Giant Bomb Persona 4 Endurance Run into HD video! After you watch it, remember to tell him a job well done on his thread detailing the process.
Giant Bomb Galleria
BANNER – Dr. Tracksuit Now Has a Punch (By: @cosmicbacon)
The Dr. Tracksuit artwork from CosmicBacon is still coming and this week CosmicBacon managed to animate everyone’s favorite medicinal charlatan with a punch.
Share Your Fire Emblem Fates Castle Code!
Post your Fire Emblem Fates “castle code” over here in order to invite other Giant Bomb users to visit your kingly castle.
Giant Bomb Community Black Desert Guild (By: @brotherbran)
The Giant Bomb Community guild for Black Desert is named “VinCo”, and is on the Orwen server! Learn more about it over here.
2016 Road Warrior Events – 12 hours of Sebring – March 12th (By: @datarez)
The Giant Bomb iRacing.com Community is still welcoming entrants to their 12 Hour Endurance Race Competition! Sign up now!
Warframe for PC – Giant Bomb Alliance (Update: March. 4, 2016) (By: @rapid)
The Giant Bomb Alliance for Warframe has an update for Sands of Inaros! Read all about it over here!
Xbox One Giant Bomb Division Community (By: @scottg13)
We now have a Giant Bomb Tom Clancy’s The Division Community for the Xbox One version of the game! You can join by dropping a comment with your GamerTag in here!
Bravely Second Friend Code Exchange (By: @xenonick)
We already have a “Friend Code Exchange” set up for Bravely Second: End Layer! Feel free to join the fun now!
Best of Blogs
Microsoft May Have Signaled One of the Biggest Shifts in Gaming History & Diablo III and Low Commitment Gaming (By: @darth_navster)
Darth_Navster comments on the recent news related to the Xbox One and shares why he is supportive of Phil Spencer’s vision for the console. Darth_Navster also extrapolated on his time with Diablo III, and why he feels that it is an example of “Low Commitment Gaming.”
A Personal Video Game Retrospective (1986-2015) 1996 (By: @riostarwind)
RioStarwind continues his retrospective of the major years of gaming that he has personally experienced with a deep examination of the gaming highs and lows of 1996.
March Vita Lineup And Upcoming Titles (By: @blacklagoon)
It is March, and that means that BlackLagoon is back with a comprehensive list of every single PlayStation Vitagame set to release during the month of March!
The Comic Commish: Ys Origin & Sunday Summaries 02/28/2016 & Oscar Noms to Video Game ROMs 2015 (By: @mento)
Moderator Mento’s latest “Comic Commish” is all about his time with Ys Origin, the quality of the Steam version, and why he thoroughly enjoyed his time with the game. He also shares how he finally achieved a platinum in Bloodborne as well as his recent activities on the Giant Bomb wiki on his latest “Sunday Summaries.” Finally, as last week was Oscars week, Mento created a list of video game analogs for every movie that was nominated for the Best Picture category.
Thoughts on Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow (By: @niflhe)
Niflhe shares his nostalgia for the Generation 1 (i.e. Pokémon Red/Blue and Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition) Pokemon games, as well as his thoughts on their metagame, over here.
Join the Discussion
Stardew Valley Farm Sharing Thread (By: @bbalpert)
Do you have a name and concept for your farm in Stardew Valley? If so, feel free to share it with the members of the Giant Bomb community that also are playing them game over here
Hearthstone Spring 2016 Expansion Discussion Thread (By: @acura_max)
Join the rest of the Giant Bomb community discussion for the Spring 2016 Expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft now!
Which Final Fantasy Game Is Best For A Newbie? (By: @reykenobi)
Which Final Fantasy game is the best one to play for a newbie? That’s the question that ReyKenobi has asked the community, and you need to help because I sure as HELL am not!
Getting Back Into Pokemon Discussion Thread (By: @j_unit2008)
At this point what is the best way to get back into the Pokémon franchise? Share your theories and ideas with the rest of the Giant Bomb community.
The Street Fighter V Crazy Replay Thread (By: @quid_pro_bono)
Do you have some crazy replays of your online matches for Street Fighter V? Feel free to share them with the rest of the community here!
Share Your Killstagrams Here (By: @mrcraggle)
“Killstagrams” may be a terrible name, but do you have any for Superhot that you are really proud of? Share them for the rest of the community to enjoy!
The Tabletop RPGs Thread – Roll 2d6+int To Come Up With A Better Title (By: @d_w)
Inspired by Quinn Murphy’s article on Giant Bomb, we now have a community discussion thread for Tabletop RPGs for everyone to join and enjoy.
2015 Pile of Shame (By: @qreedence)
qreedence finally got around to creating a “Pile of Shame” list for the games from 2015 he wants to get to, but failed to play them when they were released.
Baths (By: @jeffrud)
While the title may be a little deceptive, jeffrud has annotated the games on his “backlog” that he is officially walking away from on this list.
Useful User Reviews
- @dinoracha shares why the mystique of Firewatch fell flat for him, and how overall the game frustrated him, on his review.
- @jaypb08 shares his conflicted thoughts related to Firewatch on his review of the game this week.
- @riostarwind shares why he’s impressed by all of the improvements that Rise of the Tomb Raider made, in comparison to its predecessor, on his review.
- @audiobusting compares returning to Super Hexagon to “riding a bike” on his exhaustive review for the game.
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
It is the latest entrant to VinnyVania, but by checking out our amazingly detailed wiki page for Rondo of Blood you can easily discover why the game is held in such a high regard to this day.
Martian Gothic: Unification
While it may be the worst game that Tim Turi has ever managed to finish, Martian Gothic: Unification has a surprisingly detailed wiki on Giant Bomb worth marveling over.