The Community Spotlight – 05/28/2016

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Many thanks to graboids for the banner this week!

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! The doldrums of Summer are nigh! With the latest batch of video game releases beyond us and the marketing haze that is E3 drawing close the Giant bomb community has carried on as usual. With the recent release of Overwatch it is as if the community has been injected with a serum of liquid adrenaline! With this rambling aside let’s review the latest bits of Giant Bomb “housekeeping”!

  • The Spawn On Me podcast, which is a video game podcast that spotlights people of color in the gaming industry, recently had Austin as a guest! Give it a listen whenever you get the chance.
  • @prewaroregon created a Giant Bomb themed “Pandora like” random Quick Look player webpage! Get the details on how he created it.
  • The Men of Game Development 2017 Calender is a thing…you can pay real money to supprt this crime against humanity. This year they roped Dave Lang and Hidetaka Suehiro!

Clip(s) of the Week

Giant Bomb TV Intros: To Be Continued ed. (Updated 05/28) (By: @somestickguy_)

Somestickguy_ is back with another awesome Giant Bomb mashup video! This one mixes @Hidetaka Suehiro’s D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die with the Giant Bomb staff!

Working DMX Goomba Pipe Toy (By: @oxyrain)

The end of the world is nigh…DMX Goomba is spreading! Check out this deviously AMAZING DMX Goomba pipe contraption by Giant Bomb user Oxyrain!

Giant Bomb Galleria

Banner – VRodeo Logo (By: @graboids)

graboids has ANOTHER awesome VR x Giant Bomb Logo design! Check it out, and remember to thank him for this great work of art.

You’re a Circumscientist (By: Giant Bomb Nonsense)

It is without a doubt a front-runner for quote of the year.

Community Activities

PC Overwatch Giant Bomb Community Group (By: @kopcik)

So…many…Overwatch…Community Groups.

The Giant Bomb PC Overwatch Online Community Group can be found here!

Xbox One Overwatch Giant Bomb Community Group (By: @iigrayfoxii)

Details on how to join the Xbox One Online Community Group for Overwatch can be found in the link above.

PS4 Overwatch Giant Bomb Community Group (By: @bigdaddytool)

You can join our PS4 Giant Bomb Community Online Group for Overwatch right now over here!

Cerberus Wolves Planning and Recruitment Thread (By: @zevvion)

The Giant Bomb Community PlayStation Destiny clan “Cerberus Wolves,” is planning some new stuff and looking for new members!

Best of Blogs

In how many different languages can you say “bad?”

Why Uncharted 4’s Ending Bums Me Out [SPOILERS] (By: @dobu_gm)

The ending to Uncharted 4 bummed out Dobu_GM, and you can read why that is the case on his latest blog over here.

Let’s Deconstruct the Mighty No. 9 Trailer & Mutual Co-Operation: Some Thoughts on Criticism (By: @gamer_152)

Fellow moderator Gamer_152 welcomes you to join him in deconstructing the latest atrocity that was the Mighty No. 9 trailer. He also discusses the positive influence of criticism, regardless of whether the criticism itself is positive or negative.

Mento’s May Mastery Days 21-27 & Sunday Summaries: 22/05/2016 (By: @mento)

With May drawing to a close, Mento has completed his last full week of daily impressions of Steam games on his backlog. Check out his thoughts on Cargo Commander, Among the Sleep, Hammerwatch, The Next Big Thing, and Trine. He also sums up a week’s worth of new releases and wiki activity with the regular feature Sunday Summaries.

The Simple Brilliance of the Wavebird (And What Nintendo Can Learn From It) (By: @darth_navster)

Can someone be “nostalgic” for a wireless controller? It sounds like Darth_Navster is!

Darth_Navster explains why he feels that Nintendo should build upon the Wavebird for their controller designs in the future.

I Think I’m Talking About Uncharted 4, But My Mind Is Playing Overwatch (By: @bonbolapti)

bonbolapti shares the lasting impressions that Uncharted 4 left on him, and how it feels to say goodbye to the series after all these years. OH, and he played a ton of Overwatch!

A Personal Video Game Retrospective (1986-2015) 2008 (By: @riostarwind)

RioStarwind continued his blog series where he plays the first 30-60 minutes of the biggest games of any given year! This week it’s off to revisit the distant memory that was 2008.

I Feel The Need… The Need For Speed (Examining The Series History And Lore) (By: @rapid)

Rapid reviews the longevity and legacy of the Need for Speed franchise, from the perspective of a racing game enthusiast, on his extensive blog.

Running White Day on a Modern PC (By: @lentfilms)

Read all about how LentFilm made this weird but wonderful nightmare work on his computer.

LentFilms fought through Hell and high waters in order to get White Day running on a modern PC! Read all about his folly in nostalgia this week.

Far Harbor Review (By: @nickhead)

nickhead welcomes you to join him in discussing the merits, and de-merits, of Fallout 4’s Far Harbor DLC this week.

The “38” Games I Played In March And April 2016 (By: @joemotycki)

Joemotycki is asserting to have played “38” games in the last two months! Read all about how he managed to accomplish such a monumental gaming feat last month.

Join the Discussion

Your Favorite Overwatch Hero Voting and Discussion Thread (By: @shivermetimbers)

Who is your pick? Feel free to share!

WHO is YOUR favorite hero in Overwatch? Vote for and discuss your pick on our community discussion thread related to the matter.

How Can We Make Career Modes In Sports Games Better? (By: @laxbro19)

Do you have any theories on how to make career modes in sports games better? Share your ideas with other sports minded Giant Bomb users.

Two Game Genres That Go Great Together? (By: @bisonhero)

Which two game genres do you think are a match made in heaven? Share your favorite examples of genre blending with the rest of the Giant Bomb community!

Worst Character Design in a Video Game? (By: @viking_funeral)

A MASSIVE debate erupted last week on the “Worst Character Design” discussion thread! Feel free to join the fun!

Does Anyone Remember Quake? (By: @simonoc)

Quake will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next month! What are your memories playing it? Share them with other Quake-a-holics!

Useful User Reviews

Uncharted 4 was without a doubt the most reviewed game last week.
  • @cav829 articulates why he found Uncharted 4 to be a “fitting end” to one of his favorite video game franchises.
  • @xxizzypop explains why playing Uncharted 4 was an enjoyable romp through familiar territory on his review.
  • @thefakepsychic shares why he feels Uncharted 4 is missing its pulp roots, but still manages to convey a great story.
  • @moonlightmoth had a rip roaring time with Salt and Sanctuary. Read why on her review of the game over here
  • @bassman2112 finally got around to playing Dota 2 for the first time, and shares his final impressions of the game on his review.
  • On a bit of a whim @riostarwind decided to give the old PC game, Incoming, a shot and shares his impressions of it.

Lovable Lists

My Personal System Sellers (By: @devoureroftime)

Taking a note form @slag, DevourerOfTime has gotten around to listing every game that convinced him to invest in a new console or platform.

Wonderful Wikis


In more ways than ever Overwatch was the game from this week that had the community “buzzing” the most! Well dear community rest assured that our wiki page for the smash hit is appropriately detailed!

You ever wanna see your fucking worst nightmares come to life?