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. This week was far more eventful than last week regarding the Giant Bomb Community. As you can see there are a smattering of blogs and community activities for everyone to enjoy. The big games that the community is practically buzzing about range from recent releases such as episode one of Hitman and Tom Clancy’s The Division, to perennial community favorites like Super Mario Maker and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. With that all aside, let’s get on with a bit of Giant Bomb related housekeeping.
- Last week I mentioned how user @szlifier has managed to archive many of the live chats that Giant Bomb has hosted. Well his archive has expanded to all live chats since November 2014. If you are interested in a little bit of Giant Bomb “history,” then check that out!
- Tab-space forum replying should no longer lead or result in system errors. This nasty bug should no longer exist on the site, but if you are still having issues feel free to drop a comment on the link provided.
- The staff are aware that new video categories lack RSS Feeds. The new categories will be added as soon as possible next week.
Clip(s) of the Week
World Records & First Clears (By: @supergary)
SuperGary holds the world record for defeating Dan’s “If The Boo Fits…” Super Mario Maker level! Learn all about how he managed to do this on his video and write up.
Best of Giant Bomb’s Persona 4 Endurance Run–02 (Parts 016 to 030) (By: @clagnaught)
Clagnaught has the second video of his “Best of Giant Bomb’s Persona 4 Endurance Run” series for your personal enjoyment! Check that out, and re-live the majesty that was Yukiko’s Castle.
Giant Bomb Galleria
BANNER – Austin Walker as a Persona 4 Character (By: @supernormalstep)
It’s finally here! SupernormalStep has envisioned Austin as a Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 character and Shadow! Feel free to thank him for his amazing work this week!
A “Cooler” Giant Bomb Logo (By: @jollygraygiant)
JollyGrayGiant made a “cool” version of his cartoon character rendition of the Giant Bomb logo!
“Danny O’Dwyer” As Created By Jeff And Dan In The Black Desert Online Quick Look (By: @lackingsaint)
User LackingSaint shares his take on Danny O’Dwyer being “created” in the Black Desert Quick Look by Dan and Jeff.
Giant Bomb GBeast iRacing Prototype (By: @datarez)
iRacing.com’s 12 Hours of Sebring Event was this week and here are the pictures of the “prototype” that the Giant Bomb iRacing community drove during the event.
Giant Bomb Community Group for the PC Version of The Division(By: @sneakytank)
If the PC version of The Division is going to be your “go to” then feel free to let out a yelp here so that other Giant Bomb users can team up with you in the game!
Giant Bomb Community Group for the Xbox One Version of The Division (By: @scottg13)
The Xbox One has not been left behind regarding community groups for The Division, as you can hopefully see when clicking the link above.
Giant Bomb Community Group for the PS4 Version of The Division (By: @borklund)
Now we have the PS4 version of The Division, and how Giant Bomb users with this version of the game can still enjoy it online with other Giant Bomb users.
Giant Bomb Forza Race Night: Part Deux (By: @sushix)
Giant Bomb Forza Race Night for Forza Motorsport 6 is under new management! Get the details here!
KiteCompany – A Giant Bomb Community Guild for Black Desert on the Edan Server (By: @sadisticwolf)
The men and women behind Kite Co Space Trucking in EVE Online have opened up a guild subsidiary in Black Desert on the Edan server! Learn how to join it using the link above!
League of Legends Giant Bomb North American Club (By: @slyspider)
Clubs have recently been added to League of Legends! You can join our North American Community Club RIGHT NOW!
Best of Blogs
40 Stages Later (By: @themasterds)
After having created forty total stages in Super Mario Maker, TheMasterDS shares the four things he has learned as a result of his monumental accomplishment.
Giant Bomb HD Remix – Endurance Run: Persona 4 – Behind the Scenes (By: @stordoff)
Read stordoff’s blog to find out how his effort to convert every episode of the Persona 4 Endurance Run to HD video has been going, as well as how he has managed to accomplish this.
MGS5: Many Months And One Completed Game Later (By: @kierkegaard)
Kierkegaard re-visited Metal Gear Solid V, after walking away from the game for over a month. Check out his new assessment of the game now that he has “completed” it on his latest blog!
The 6 Games I Played In February 2016 (By: @joemotycki)
Read all about the six games that Joemotycki played in February, which range from XCOM 2 to Devil Daggers, on his latest monthly summary blog.
A Personal Video Game Retrospective (1986-2015) 1997 (By: @riostarwind)
1997 was a bit of an important year in gaming for RioStarwind, and you can read why on his latest blog examining the years of gaming that he has had the pleasure to enjoy.
Why I Love The Getaway (By: @_mattallica)
_Mattallica shares his impassioned love for The Getaway even after many years have passed since its release.
Stardew Valley Provides a Roadmap for Successful Nostalgic Design (By: @darth_navster)
Darth_Navster shares why Stardew Valley scratched the right nostalgic itch that he wanted it to scratch on his blog from this week.
Very Strange Fate: A Review of D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die (By: @gamer_152)
Moderator Gamer_152 finally got around to playing D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die. Read all about what his thoughts on the madness are over here.
The Last Of Us Factions vs Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Beta (By: @sweep)
Giant Bomb Moderator Sweep compares and contrasts the multiplayer of The Last of Us to what he has seen and experienced from and in the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End beta.
Sunday Summaries 03/06/2016 (By: @mento)
We have another Giant Bomb Moderator blog this week, and it comes from Mento who comments on Ultimate Chicken Horse and Ys Origin as well as starting a new project with the Giant Bomb wiki!
The Race to 100: February Edition (By: @flameboy84)
flameboy84 continues his effort to complete 100 games in 2016 with an update on what he played during February.
Join the Discussion
The Division – First Impressions (By: @humanity)
What are your first impressions of Tom Clancy’s The Division? Feel free to share them with the many Giant Bomb community members that already have over here!
Hitman Episode One Discussion Thread (By: @grulet)
What are your first impressions of episode one of Hitman? Feel free to share them with the rest of the community over here!
So How Do You Feel About Gaming From 2006 To 2013? (By: @burusu)
What regard do you hold the previous generation of gaming in? Share what “worth” the last generation has to you personally on this discussion thread.
Stardew Valley Tips and Tricks Sharing Thread (By: @bbalpert)
Do you have any tips and tricks for newcomers to Stardew Valley? Feel free to share them for other community members to learn from, over here!
At What Point Does Keeping Old Consoles And Games Become A Pointless Exercise In Nostalgia? (By: @j_unit2008)
When is it time to say “goodbye” to an old video game console? Share when you part ways with your old consoles here.
Factorio Base Sharing and Discussion Thread (By: @boatorious)
Have you managed to create anything impressive in Factorio? Feel free to post pictures of it, and discuss how you managed to create it, over here.
Useful User Reviews
- @dinoracha shares why he found Devil Daggers to be a “devilish” but affordable video game experience worth having, on his review for the game.
- @vert_vermillion shares why Project X Zone 2 is a nightmare of a game that doesn’t quite work on this write up.
- @qreedence shares why he found the fast paced indie platformer, Ink, to be a mixed bag of good and bad over here.
- @stealthmaster86 shares his conflicted feelings regarding Hitman GO for PS4 on his review for the game.
- @moonlightmoth shares why the PC version of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is worth playing on her review.
It’s the “episodic” game that everyone is talking about this week for better or worse. Read more about the game on our wiki page for it!
@yummylee would like you to know all about the cancelled horror game, “Necroscope,” on our wiki page for the game.