The Community Spotlight – 08/27/2016

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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 as we look through the best that the Giant Bomb Community has to offer. The community is still reeling from the sparse universe of No Man’s Sky as it is still a major talking point. However, recent releases such as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided also had the community buzzing this week. With that aside, let’s review some site related housekeeping and news:

  • Mr. Rorie published an “update” regarding the status of the Giant Bomb Roku App. Unfortunately, it turns out that the channel is still registered to a Whiskey Media address, and the staff’s ability to update it is thus hindered.
  • Are you interested in buying a t-shirt with Dan’s mug on it? Well you are in luck because he has a new batch of “Dirty Dan” themed t-shirts on Pro Wrestling Tees.

Clip(s) of the Week

Matt Rorie Puppy Supercut (By: @theslip)

TheSlip went way back when creating this AMAZING supercut! In the following video he compiled every example of Rorie reacting to puppies on the Whiskey Media Happy Hour. This video is over forty minutes long.

The Giant Beastcast: No Man’s Sky and Gameplay Trailers (By: The Old Games Club)

Someone on YouTube synched Jeff Bakalar and Alex Navarro’s Beastcast talk about No Man’s Sky with its E3 2014 gameplay trailer. As you might expect, it is one of the most damning indictments against the game I have seen yet.

Giant Bomb Galleria

Dirty Dan (By: @graboids)

graboids continues his series of artwork that combines fast food logos and Dan. This time around he decided to mix the classic Taco Bell logo with Dan’s wrestling persona. Here’s his previous Dan and Taco Bell mash-up:

Enjoy your
Enjoy your “fake” ground beef in style!

Best of Blogs

I'm going to be honest...Mikemcn may have just I'm going to be honest...Mikemcn may have just
I’m going to be honest…Mikemcn may have just “sold” me on Mount & Blade

Mikemcn’s 101 Flavors of Mount and Blade (Buy it!) (By: @mikemcn)

Mikemcn highlights all of the different “flavors” of Mount & Blade, and which version you should look into playing if you have yet to jump into the massive franchise.

Busted: An Analysis of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (By: @gamer_152)

On what can only be described as an exhaustive blog post, Gamer_152 deeply analyzed Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and extrapolates why he thinks the game has an identity crisis.

PAX Guide 2016: West Edition (By: @marino)

PAX West 2016 is just around next weekend! If you plan on attending the event check out Marino’s guide for PAXimizing your enjoyment. Even if you’re not going, see what GB-related stuff is streaming.

Fallout 4 as the Fallout 4 as the
Fallout 4 as the “best” of Bethesda? Read shivermetimbers’s blog to find out more.

I’m Done With No Man’s Sky (By: @pickassoreborn)

pickassoreborn is “done” with No Man’s Sky, and you can read why he has no motivation to play the game in its current form anytime soon.

Dispatches From The Frontier: Thoughts On The Titanfall 2 Tech Test (By: @darth_navster)

Darth_Navster tinkered around with the Titanfall 2 “Tech Test,” and you can read his initial impressions of the game, and if he saw the potential in the game.

Mento Gear Solid V: The Fandom’s Pain: Part 6 & Sunday Summaries 08/21/2016: Metal Gear Solid V & Viscera Cleanup Detail (By: @mento)

Moderator Mento is up to his old tricks this week with typical couple of blogs that you would expect out of him. The first compiles his latest adventures in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, in this case missions twenty-six to thirty-one. The second blog showcases the fun he has had with non-Metal Gear Solid games as well as the Giant Bomb wiki.

Check out notnert427's blog on the development of his love for speed in video games.
Check out notnert427’s blog on the development of his love for speed in video games.

Fallout 4 Is My Favorite Bethesda Game And I’m Not Ashamed Of That (By: @shivermetimbers)

shivermetimbers confesses that Fallout 4 is his favorite Bethesda Game, and justifies why he feels entirely comfortable with that exclamation.

Racing Retrospective: 10 Memorable Console Racing Games (By: @notnert427)

notnert427’s latest blog is a retrospective on the ten games, ranging from Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec to Forza Horizon 2, that fostered his passion and love for racing games.

Join the Discussion

It's good to see the community buzzing about new games every week.
It’s good to see the community buzzing about new games every week.

The One Game You’re Always Recommending To People? (By: @beardandcompany)

What’s the one game you’re always recommending to people? Whether it be for gaming newcomers or veterans share the game that you can’t stop fawning over with your friends and family.

What’s A Game (Or Games) You Remember Being Very Excited For That You Bounced Right Off Of? (By: @nodima)

Now let’s go the inverse of our previous discussion thread. When was the last time you “gave up” on a game you were incredibly excited for? Share and discuss the disappointing games that failed to capture your attention for very long.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Discussion Thread (By: @ntm)

What are your general thoughts and impressions of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided? Feel free to share them over here!

...But it goes without saying that the community is still talking about No Man's Sky this week too!
…But it goes without saying that the community is still talking about No Man’s Sky this week too!

Let’s Talk Deus Ex Mankind Divided Ending(s) (Spoilers !) (By: @soulcake)

Have you seen the conclusion for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided? If so, join our discussion thread for how the game ends, but be warned that spoilers are allowed.

Obduction Discussion Thread (By: @cloudymusic)

Cyan Worlds’ latest first-person adventure game, Obduction, recently released. So feel free to comment on how the spiritual successor to Myst has treated you.

Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel DLC Announcement Discussion Thread (By: @claybrez)

What is your gut reaction to the announcement of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC for Dark Souls III? Is this an exciting prospect, or a sad case of too little too late?

Best MMO-RPG That Can Be Soloed (By: @monkeyking1969)

What do you think are the “best” solo MMORPG experiences? Share and discuss your examples of MMOs that shelter a lonely gamer seeking liberation from the harsh realities of the outside world.

Feel free to share if you think Obduction is a failed experiment or a return to force.
Feel free to share if you think Obduction is a failed experiment or a return to force.

What’s The Best Podcast Game Of 2016? (By: @sloppydetective)

What do you think is the best podcast game of 2016? Is it the monotonous horticulture in Stardew Valley, or sparse vastness of No Man’s Sky?

Nioh Demo Discussion Thread (By: @lestephan)

Have your impressions of Nioh improved or worsened in light of its new demo? Reveal your formative opinions on the game, and how it looks, with other community members.

(Beastcast) Best Gaming Gift You’ve Received? (By: @sloppydetective)

It was a wonderful talking point on the Giant Beastcast, and now you can share your two cents’ worth: What is the best gaming gift you have ever received?

Lovable Lists

In 1987 I was busy NOT playing Final Fantasy on account of me not having been born.
In 1987 I was busy NOT playing Final Fantasy on account of me not having been born.

1987 (By: @ringedwithtile)

Ringedwithtile uses this list to showcase how the year 1987 was a formative year of promise and new ideas that would be improved upon in latter years.

The Exhaustive List Of Good Games (By: @fcdrandy)

FCDRandy annotated a myriad of games that he loves and thinks are the best that have ever been made in the industry.

My Arbitrary List Of Favorite Games (By: @brettjay)

BrettJay uses his first list on Giant Bomb to introduce you to the games that defined his childhood, and can’t help but feel nostalgic for.

Favorite Games Without Quick Looks (By: @mento)

Mento has a list of favorites too, but with a twist: the games he selected do not have Quick Looks on the site. What are some 2008-2016 games you love that the staff weren’t able to cover?

Useful User Reviews

stordoff shares why things are not so stordoff shares why things are not so
stordoff shares why things are not so “lovely” in Lovely Planet Arcade.
  • @darth_navster reviews how Deus Ex Go felt as if it was created from a different set of principles than its predecessors.
  • @cav829’s discusses how Abzû is its own entity and just as valid a work even if it borrows its ideas from Journey.
  • @stordoff assesses why Lovely Planet Arcade is a frustratingly annoying sequel to Lovely Planet.
  • @xerseslives tried to get to the bottom of what keeps drawing him into No Man’s Sky on his review for the game.
  • On his review for Inside, @redbullet685 explains why he thinks the game furthers the medium as an art form.
  • @riostarwind shares his conflicted thoughts pertaining to Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus, and discusses why it unfortunately squanders so much of its potential.

Wonderful Wikis

How do you feel about these polygons?
How do you feel about these polygons?

Heart & Slash

Learn more about the fast-paced beat ’em up from A Heartful of Games on our wiki page for the game.

The King of Fighters XIV

Get the complete roster for the latest entry in the prestigious The King of Fighters franchise!


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