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! Well, everyone, it is finally here. The looming monolith that is E3 has finally reached us. With that in mind we will be keeping things on a slightly educational bent this week. Needless to say, the content this week will be heavily based on the soul-draining video game conference. Now why don’t you lock me up and throw away the key?
E3 2016: What’s Up With Giant Bomb At E3 2016?
Want to know what the schedule is for the staff? Well luckily for you Jeff went ahead and created this article that outlines what their plans are for the week.
E3 2016 & You! – Chat, Forums, and Wiki Info
The Giant Bomb Moderation Team want YOU to have a fun time on the forums during E3 2016! Here’s our guide on how to make it happen and avoid getting in trouble.
The 8th Annual E3 Banner Contest
The banner contest is actually CLOSED, but you should still feel compelled to check out the wonderful, and occasionally horrible banner creations that the Giant Bomb community managed to scrounge up this week.
Clip(s) of the Week
Beastcast Pachinko Commentary (By: @jedted)
Jedted synced the Beastcast’s commentary to the real Snake Eater Pachinko trailer! The end result is on point to a hilarious degree.
Giant Bomb Galleria
BANNER – Best of Giant Bomb 100 Super Mega Collage! (By: @papercut)
TurboMan’s “Best of Giant Bomb” video series is about to have its 100th episode, and as a result GB user papercut created this AMAZING collage of 100 Giant Bomb references!
Giant Bomb / E3 / 2016 (By: @humanity)
Giant Bomb user Humanity managed to perfectly convey the soul draining wasteland that is E3 on this wonderful work of art.
IlliDan, The Betrayer (By: @myheaditches)
Inspired by Rorie’s recent World of Warcraft stream, myheaditches created this “IlliDan, The Betrayer” artwork.
Best of Blogs
Overwatch Hero Breakdown – Defense [Tank] [Support] (By: @xerseslives)
xerseslives is working to create a series of helpful guides on the various character classes found in Overwatch! This week he was able to break down all of the defense, tank, and support characters.
Stranger of Sword City: 15 Hours In (By: @mikelemmer)
MikeLemmer has sunk fifteen hours into the Japanese oddity that is Stranger of Sword City, and shares why he hasn’t enjoyed what he’s played thus far.
Over Walking, Overwatching, and Over Predicting E3 (By: @mooseymcman)
MooseyMcMan discusses Gone Home, Overwatch, and E3 2016 on this massive and exhaustive blog post worth checking out.
Is Overwatch Killing the Street Fighter Community? (By: @perfidioussinn)
PerfidiousSinn questions whether or not Overwatch is having a positive or negative impact on the competitive Street Fighter V scene, or fighting game community in general.
Cycles: An Analysis of Burnout Bikes (By: @gamer_152)
Giant Bomb Moderator Gamer_152 looks back on Burnout Paradise’s curious decision to add motorcycles on his latest blog.
A Personal Video Game Retrospective (1986-2015) 2010 (By: @riostarwind)
RioStarwind relived the year that was 2010 by playing a myriad of games that he owns from the year! Read all about the highs and lows of his nostalgic experiment!
How Overwatch Solves Multiplayer Shooters’ Zero Sum Problem & Gwent: A Review (By: @darth_navster)
Darth_Navster shares how Overwatch solves the “Zero Sum Problem” that he normally has with multiplayer shooters. Darth_Navster also write a blog on how Gwent is his favorite part of The Witcher III, and why he’s found the mini-game to be so engrossing.
Being Bad at Games! (By: @kmfrob)
kmfrob shares how he’s come to the realization that he is “bad at video games,” as well as what this means to him.
Sunday Summaries: 06/05/2016 & Wiki Project: Super ’95 Q3 (By: @mento)
Fellow moderator Mento has been up to a lot regarding the Giant Bomb wiki as well as his personal gaming! Read all about it on his latest “Sunday Summary.” He also uploaded another collage as a result of his recent wiki work.
Join the Discussion
Most Anticipated Announcement/Reveal During E3 2016 Discussion Thread (By: @joe_mccallister)
What is that you most want to learn more about at E3 2016? Vote and discuss your pick with the rest of the Giant Bomb community!
E3 Food Fight – Your Favorite Snacks For Coverage At Home? (By: @sparky_buzzsaw)
When consuming E3 coverage what are you physically consuming? Share your go to snack picks over here.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Impressions Sharing Thread (By: @katpottz)
What are YOUR general impressions of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst? Feel free to share them with other community members that have played the game!
Kirby or Yoshi [Poll & Discussion Thread] (By: @iodine)
It is the video game debate of the century! Who is better: Kirby or Yoshi? VOTE AND DISCUSS YOUR CHOICE NOW!
Cuphead has Platforming Now. Maybe a Mistake? (By: @uninvincible)
Share your two cents pertaining to Cuphead’s addition of platforming on our community discussion thread! Will this add some much need variety, or is it a step in the wrong direction?
Injustice 2 Announcement Discussion Thread (By: @zirilius)
Injustice 2 is officially official! Share your gut reaction to the “reveal” of the game, and what you hope to see in it, on our discussion thread!
Final Fantasy XII Remaster Announcement Discussion Thread (By: @scientificpizza)
What is on your “wishlist” for the Final Fantasy XII Remaster? Share and discuss them with the Giant Bomb Community here.
Persona 5 North America Release Date Discussion Thread (By: @sodapop7)
What is your “gut reaction” to the Persona 5 release date reveal? Feel free to join the discussion over here!
Games That Are Worth Watching A LP Of, But Not Worth Playing? (By: @bstnrich)
Has there ever been a game that you thought was worth watching a Let’s Play for, but never actually play personally?
June Vita Lineup And Upcoming Titles (By: @blacklagoon)
With the dawn of June here BlackLagoon is back with a blog annotating all of the games coming out for the PS Vita.
Useful User Reviews
- @eccelsall reviews why he sees very little value in buying and playing Battleborn in the long term.
- @riostarwind reviews why Chibi-Robo’s return in Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash is a a fun little adventure worth playing.
- Read all about @stordoff’s impressions of the beautiful and strange world of Firewatch on his review.
- @cav829 explains why he found Hyper Light Drifter to be a beautiful mess of a game that annoyed him greatly while he played it.
- @cav829 comments on why he found Doom to be more than a fun nostalgia trip on his review for the game.
1986 (By: @ringedwithtile)
Ringedwithtile uses his latest list to show how 1986 was a year in gaming that is still near and dear to his heart to this day.
Many thanks are in store for @lienzo for sinking in over 500 wiki points on our Hunter’s Legacy wiki page! Feel free to learn everything you could possible want to know about the game now!