The Community Spotlight – 04/23/2016

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Many thanks to graboids for the banner this week!

It’s another edition of @zombiepie’s Community Showcase! Thanks as always to him for collating everything!

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 being the week of PAX East 2016 means that the Giant Bomb staff should be involved in all sorts of hilarious nonsense. That means that you will be able to enjoy Austin riff about the darkest parts of the internet with Eric Pope and Pat Baer, as well as all of the video game wrestling nonsense you could ask for. With all of that aside us let’s get on with a bit of Giant Bomb related housekeeping:

  • Want a list of every single PAX Panel that will feature Giant Bomb staff members? TomyDingo has you covered!
  • ATTENTION! Giant Bomb and GameSpot are looking for a UI/UX Designer! Get the details on how to apply!
  • Some users are reporting experiencing issues when trying to watch Giant Bomb videos on the iPad. If that includes you, please drop a comment here.
  • Another site nuisance involves some API users receiving bad API keys on iOS / Apple TV which result in their app not returning content. If that includes you, don’t worry because EDGEWORK is here to help!
  • RIOSTARWIND was an active participant in the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run last week and has an archive of every single one of his streams from the event on YouTube.
  • Also, thanks to Vash10 you can re-experience the horribleness that was the Giant Bomb community playing Quiplash during GBCER6

Clip(s) of the Week

Giant Bomb Reverse-Dumps 20,000 Pogs on Dan Ryckert (By: Second Questicles)

Remember when Jeff and Brad dumped 20,000 Pogs on Dan Ryckert? Here’s that same event, but played in reverse.

Giant Bomb HD Remix – Endurance Run: Persona 4 – Part 07 & Giant Bomb HD Remix – Endurance Run: Persona 4 – Part 08 (By: STORDOFF)

Part 7 & 8 of stordoff’s effort to convert the adventures of the Persona 4: Endurance Run to HD video is now available!

Best of Giant Bomb’s Persona 4 Endurance Run–05 (Parts 058 to 068) (By: CLAGNAUGHT)

Episode 5 of Clagnaught’s “Best of GB’s Persona 4 ER” highlights the hilarity of Meat Gum, Sayoko, and Bufu!

Giant Bomb Galleria

BANNER – Giant Bomb Demo Derby (By: GRABOIDS)

graboids imagined a world where our love for Giant Bomb and MST3K collided with this wonderful work of art!


RipTheVeins heard that good old “Dirty” Dan Ryckert enjoys a good Twisted Metal game and created this as a response.

Community Activities

It’s finally here….

PAX Guide 2016: East Edition (By: MARINO)

If any of you are at or enjoying PAX East 2016 please feel free to read over this guide by Marino on how to best enjoy the event. Also use this guide to share your impressions and experiences with the event.

Best of Blogs

Learn all about the “Soviet Arcade Museum” on Isomeri’s blog!

There Is No Such Thing as a Paid Mod (By: CAIRNSYTHEBEARD)

CairnsyTheBeard finds the term “Paid Mod” to be an unproductive pejorative that should be retired, and extrapolates why on his latest blog post this week.

Quick Visit to the Soviet Arcade Museum (By: ISOMERI)

isomeri had the pleasure of being able to visit the Soviet Arcade Museum! Read what it was like and get a visual tour of the museum by checking out his blog!

#MakeCODGreat Again & Thoughts on Battleborn Post-beta (By: JOE_MCCALLISTER)

Joe_McCallister shares why he’s finding it increasingly difficult to get excited for new Call of Duty games, and what he thinks the franchise should do to rectify this. Joe_McCallister also shares his extensive thoughts regarding Battleborn post-beta on his earlier blog post.

The Unending Feast That is Dragon Age: Origins (Part One) (By: DARTH_NAVSTER)

Just a few of the GameBoy Advance games that RioStarwind enjoyed in 2003

Darth_Navster decided to go back to Dragon Age: Origins and its many pieces of DLC, and shares if the time spent doing so was worth it.

Take Me Down: An Analysis of Burnout Paradise (By: GAMER_152)

Burnout Paradise is considered to be a special game by many people, and Giant Bomb moderator Gamer_152 shares if he still beleives that it stands the test of time all these years.

(Not so) Weekly Update #20 – April 21, 2016 (By: QREEDENCE)

qreedence played a good deal of Dark Souls III and Stardew Valley this week, and shares his impressions for both on this weekly summary.

A Personal Video Game Retrospective (1986-2015) 2003 (By: RIOSTARWIND)

RioStarwind takes you on a personal journey of the highs and lows of gaming in 2003 on his latest retrospective of the years in gaming he has lived through.

Jolly Co-op Tips From a Rank 9 Sunbro (By: MIRADO)

Mirado has played his fair share of Dark Souls III co-op and shares his tips on how to have a great time with it!

Mirado has some advice on how to avoid this

Sunday Summaries 04/17/2016: The Witcher 3 & Teslagrad (By: MENTO)

Fellow moderator Mento’s latest “Sunday Summary” blog shares his time with The Witcher 3, Teslagrad, and the Giant Bomb wiki.

Taco Master Was My Second Platinum Ever (By: BIGSOCRATES)

Taco Master is only the second game that BigSocrates has platinumed! Read how he did it, as well as what motivated him to accomplish this task, over here!

Join the Discussion

There are PLENTY of game betas that you can discuss this week! Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is just one of them!

Your Reaction to the PS Neo (By: BLUEFISH)

It’s the biggest news to break on Giant Bomb in a good long time, but what is your initial impression related to the PlayStation Neo given what we know about the platform thus far?

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Discussion Thread (By: JACDG)

If you have toyed around with the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst closed beta feel free to share your impressions of it with the rest of the Giant Bomb community!

Gears of War 4 Beta: Impression Sharing Thread (By: HAXDAX)

If you have any early impressions of the Gears of War 4 beta feel free to share them on our community discussion for the beta over here!

An era has come to an end, but be honest…how many red rings did you get?

The Xbox 360 Has Been Discontinued – How Many Did You Go Through? (By: FREEZYFROG)

With the discontinuation of the Xbox 360, join our discussion on how many red rings you experienced on the platform, and if and how it dissuaded you from the platform.

Souls Veterans, How Long Until You Felt The Frustration? (By: MYSTERIOUSFAWX)

For all of you Dark Souls III veterans, at what point in the game did you feel genuine frustration? Share your “moment” and why/how it really precipitated your downfall.

What Do You Make Of All The References/Fan-service in Dark Souls III? (By: MLARRABEE)

Are the callbacks a detriment or an asset to the story and atmosphere of Dark Souls III? Share your answer to this perplexing question on this discussion thread.

What Are Your Dark Souls III PvP Impressions? (Spoilers Potentially) (By: STRANGESTORIES)

What are your overall impressions of the PvP in Dark Souls III? Whether it be positive or negative you should feel free to share your two cents in this community discussion.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Card Nerfing Discussion Thread (By: ACURA_MAX)

What is your gut reaction to the news regarding recent nerfs in Hearthstone? Feel free to share it with other fans of the game.

Useful User Reviews

  • STORDOFF played and reviewed Steins;Gate, and shares why he found to be a groundbreaking journey worth seeing.
  • STORDOFF also shares why he found himself disappointed with Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, in large part due to its ending, on his review.

Lovable Lists

Can you think of any two button games like Divekick? kewlsnake is taking suggestions on his list!

Game Protagonists – Who are Simply the Worst People (By: MONKEYKING1969)

Some video game protagonists really rub MonkeyKing1969 the wrong way, and here are the worst examples he could think of!

2 Button Games (By: KEWLSNAKE)

kewlsnake is working on a list of games that can be played with only two buttons! Help him populate the list with entries over here!

Wonderful Wikis

Final Fantasy IX

So Final Fantasy IX finally launched on Steam, and you should check out our wiki page for the game to see why it is so revered.