The Community Spotlight – 05/21/2016

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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! With our Mario induced partying complete it bears repeating that the onslaught of E3 2016 is less than a month away. Are you ready for a lockdown baby? With that all aside the big release of Doom this week was marked by surprise enjoyment of the game as well as community members busily completing Uncharted 4. With the “Summer Game Drought” upon us in the next couple of weeks let’s review a few bits of Giant Bomb housekeeping:

  • A ton of you reported having issues related to the white version of the site surfacing when you didn’t want it to. This bug has been rectified, but the community’s distaste for the superior white version of the site continues to surprise me. [Editor’s Note: The views of ZombiePie do not represent the views of this website. #BlackSiteRealSite]
  • DJ Dain on Soundcloud created a remix of the Space Jam theme which features Austin and Vinny.

Clip(s) of the Week

16 Minutes of Giant Bomb’s Mario Party 6: Eurovision Edition (By: @renegadedoppelganger)

RenegadeDoppelganger put in an unbelievable amount of time and effort into this Eurovision themed compilation video that showcases the best and most hilarious moments from Giant Bomb Mario Party Party 6 video!

Giant Beastcast Animation – My Jam (By: Andrew Power)

Andrew Power hilariously animated the Giant Beastcast “My Jam” conversation from a while back!

Giant Bomb HD Remix – Endurance Run: Persona 4 – Part 10 (By: @stordoff)

Part 10 of Stordoff’s efforts to convert the Giant Bomb Persona 4: Endurance Run to HD video is available now, and things are starting to get more “interesting,” for his conversion efforts to say the least.

Best of Giant Bomb’s Persona 4 Endurance Run–07 (Parts 079 to 087) (By: @clagnaught)

Episode 7 of Clagnaught’s “Best of Giant Bomb’s Persona 4 ER,” has been posted! Give it a view, and re-live the majesty of “Hama!”

Supercut/Timelapse: Mario Party Party 6 – Nightmare Fuel (By: @mepsipax)

Mepsipax created this amazing supercut/timelapse of Mario Party Party 6, and Jeff’s frothing rage for the game really shines through.

Giant Bomb Galleria

BANNERMy VinnyVania Family Portrait (By: @beligerent_beard)

Giant Bomb East poses for this FANTASTIC Dracula family portrait for the banner this week thanks to the wonderful work of beligerent_beard.

Dan Express News (By: @twisted_scot)

Dan was in the tabloids! Uh…well he’s on this fake Hitman inspired broadsheet newspaper by Twisted_Scot!

Arrow Pointing Down T-Shirt Company (By: @unsupervised)

Inspired by comments from Jeff on Tumblr, Unsupervised made these terrible shirts.

Community Activities

Giant Bomb Community Midwest Meetup (By: @rewphus)

There’s still plenty of love for Overwatch from the Giant Bomb Community this week!

Do you live in the Midwest of the United States? Well rewphus is organizing a user meetup in Minnesota! Let out a yelp here if you are interested in joining!

Doom Snapmap Megathread (By: @kalimando)

Have you created anything using Doom’s Snapmap feature? Feel free to share it on our MEGATHREAD over here.

Giant Bomb Overwatch Community For The PS4 (By: @gtoor14)

gtoor14 is interested in organizing a GB Overwatch community on PS4! Drop a comment here if you are interested in joining the group!

Best of Blogs

Mario Party Party Tracker Update (Unfinished) (By: @turboman)

But Jeff! Mario Party 7 supports up to EIGHT players!

While he’s not creating the next episodes of his highly successful “Best of Giant Bomb” video series TurboMan is busy compiling every possible stat that you would want to know about Giant Bomb’s Mario Party Party!

Scattered Thoughts on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (By: @darth_navster)

Darth_Navster shares his scattered thoughts pertaining toUncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and pontificates if it was a “necessary” conclusion for the franchise.

Rambling Thoughts Fallout 3, 4, New Vegas (By: @ninnanuam)

Speaking of Fallout, ninnanuam shares his extensive thoughts on Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and Fallout: New Vegas, as well as which he prefers the most.

A Personal Video Game Retrospective (1986-2015) 2007 (By: @riostarwind)

RioStarwind takes you on a tour of the video game ups and downs of 2007 on the latest entry of his retrospective blog series on the years of gaming he has lived through.

Oh hey! Hatsune Miku is back this week, but this time it has nothing to do with Domino’s

Flunked: An Analysis of Lollipop Chainsaw (By: @gamer_152)

Gamer_152’s latest blog extrapolates how and why Lollipop Chainsaw really rubbed him the wrong way, and became an uncomfortable game experience from that point forward.

Deep Listens: PAX East 2016 Debrief (By: @thatpinguino)

Moderator thatpinguino and his friends attended the insanity that was PAX East 2016, and you can can hear all about the experience on this podcast.

A Fantastic Finale to a (Somewhat) Fantastic Series (By: @yummylee)

Yummylee shares why he found Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to be a “fantastic finale” to the Uncharted franchise on his latest blog.

Mento’s May Mastery ’16 Days 14-20 & Sunday Summaries: 15/05/2016 (By: @mento)

Another May week, another batch of daily blogs on various Steam games. Mento also sums up his recent wiki work and considers the week’s new releases in his Sunday round-up.

Learn all about how The Last Blade 2 is one of InfiniteSpark’s all time favorite games!

We Were The Real Uncharted (4) [End Game Spoilers Included] (By: @mooseymcman)

Check out MooseyMcMan’s exhaustive thoughts pertaining to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and why Moosey is not convinced that this is the last time we have seen Nathan Drake.

I Went to a Hatsune Miku Concert: A Report From the Scene (By: @clagnaught)

Clagnaught had the “pleasure” of attending a Hatsune Miku concert. Read if the virtual concert is something worth attending on his write-up about the event.

The Longest Grind 08 – The Last Blade 2 (By: @infinitespark)

InfiniteSpark shares why The Last Blade 2 is one of his all time favorite games, and how its mechanics really draw him into the game.

Join the Discussion

Fallout 4 Far Harbor Impression Sharing Thread (By: @extintor)

How has Bethesda’s latest thematic DLC package been treating you?

What are your first impressions of the Far Harbor DLC for Fallout 4? Feel free to share them with other community members that have been exploring the DLC as well.

Batman: Return to Arkham Reaction Thread (By: @grulet)

What is your gut reaction for Return to Arkham? Is there any game in particular that you wish to revisit?

Hitman: Elusive Target Discussion Thread(By: @pyrodactyl)

What are your thoughts related to Hitman: Elusive Target? Feel free to share them with other members of the Giant Bomb community that have been playing it, and hopefully you have been “performing” better than Brad.

Chapter 4 “Surprise” Discussion Thread (By: @donutfever)

I trust that you can pull this off better than Brad.

Those of you that have played Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, how did you react to the “special moment” in Chapter 4? Feel free to share your initial reaction on this thread.

Useful User Reviews

It’s good to have you “back” Doom.
  • @riostarwind played Doom on the PS4 and extrapolates how it manages to make the Doom-formula fun and relevant again.
  • God Hand slapped @dinoracha silly when he played it, but shares why it was worth the effort on his review.
  • Halo fanatic, @gamer_152, went to the source with a play-through of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, which you can read about on this review.
  • @cav829 shares why he found Dark Souls III to be a fun, but significantly slower burn than previous entries in the series.
  • @stordoff shares why he ultimately found Her Story to be an unsatisfying game experience over here.

Lovable Lists

Personal System Sellers (By: @slag)

War for Cybertron a “system seller”? Read more on Slag’s list!

Slag shares every “system seller” that convinced him to pick up a new video game console and/or platform as a result.

Unique Horror Games (That Are Mostly Sorta Obscure) (By: @samcb)

Samcb shares five unique and obscure horror games that you should consider checking out if you ever have the time.

Wonderful Wikis

Total War: Warhammer

The Creative Assembly’s first mashup game is nigh! Now if only they would consider developing a game for a certain science-fiction console FPS….

Castlevania: Bloodlines

The latest target of Vinny’s Castlevania completionist efforts has a wonderful wiki page to boot!

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