The Community Spotlight – 09/04/2016

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, and as always I, ZombiePie, am honored to be your host this week. With the baffling shenanigans of PAX West 2016 alive and well it is time to enjoy the best offerings of the Giant Bomb Community. Now that aside we actually have a great deal of site related housekeeping to review, so let’s jump right into it!

  • ATTENTION! Your eyes are not deceiving you; Giant Bomb has new fonts! Read all about why the change has happened.
  • Friday, September 9th will be Danny O’Dwyer’s last day working for GameSpot. Please join the rest of the Giant Bomb Community in wishing him the best in his future endeavors.
  • Vinny was recently on a recent episode of Jeff Bakalar’s CNET podcast, The 404 Show!
  • Perennial friend of the site Patrick Klepek recently became a father, and you can join the community in congratulating him.
  • After PAX West 2016 is over the site is planning on having a membership sale. Read all about it, and other details.

Clip(s) of the Week

Us vs. Them: C’mon N’ Ride the GBWest Train (By: PATCHCOAT)

Patchcoat compiled his favorite moments from Us vs. Them: Rocket League into a single hilarious video you should feel free to enjoy.

Community Activities

2016 – Giant Bomb Fantasy Football (American) Leagues (By: FLASHFLOOD_29)

FlashFlood_29 has set up a two 2016 fantasy Football (American) leagues that all of you are welcomed to join and participate in.

Giant Bomb Galleria

Drew and Jeff Pencil Sketch (By: bakadeshi)

On Tumblr bakadeshi managed to create these GREAT pencil sketches of Drew and Jeff!

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Best of Blogs

Read all about the abominations that TheMasterDS create to torture the masses!
Read all about the abominations that TheMasterDS create to torture the masses!

Total Run Time Of All Giant Bomb Videos (By: MATSEMANN08)

matsemann08 has calculated the total and average running time for every single video Giant Bomb has produced by year. Check out the statistics and thank him for taking the time to calculate this information.

#MariosConquest (A Mario Maker 8-World Series) (By: THEMASTERDS)

TheMasterDS shares the 32 level multi-world series he managed to create in Super Mario Maker! Read all about how long the effort took to make a reality, and why he would commit to such an idea.

Ball and Biscuit: Thoughts on DA:I’s “Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts” Quest (By: EGGE)

Egge shares why he was ultimately impressed and rather overwhelmed by Bioware’s interactive storytelling in Dragon Age: Inquisition’s story quest “Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts.”

Discover why dogbox rejoiced at seeing the RE4 merchant again.
Discover why dogbox rejoiced at seeing the RE4 merchant again.

Resident Evil 4 Is Out *again* — And Hey, It’s Still Pretty Great (By: DOGBOX)

How could anyone be excited for a remake of a remake? Well dogbox took the time to extrapolate why he was more than happy to re-visit Resident Evil 4.

September Vita Lineup And Upcoming Titles (By: BLACKLAGOON)

PlayStation Vita owners rejoice! A new month means that BlackLagoon is back with a wonderful annotation of the PS Vita games coming out this month.

Neo Nioh, Not-So-Neo Yakuza 5, and Neo Titanfall 2 (By: MOOSEYMCMAN)

MooseyMcMan really managed to “run the gamut” last month in terms of gaming! Read all about it on another exhaustive blog post by Moosey.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Isn’t Great, But I Love Regardless (By: DARTH_NAVSTER)

Darth_Navster extrapolates how Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is an inconsistent roller-coaster, and occasional technical nightmare, that he managed to develop a fondness towards.

Sam_lfcfan feels Titanfall 2 may bring back the game demo.
Sam_lfcfan feels Titanfall 2 may bring back the game demo.

Dead Rising Isn’t For Everyone, And That’s Fine (By: PERFIDIOUSSINN)

PerfidiousSinn uses Dead Rising as a case study of video games that are not for everyone, but are great nonetheless. Read about that, as well as his concerns for Dead Rising 4, now!

The Titanfall 2 Tech Test Showed the Power Demos Can Have (By: SAM_LFCFAN)

Sam_lfcfan used the Titanfall 2 Tech Test as an example of why game demos still have an important place in the video game industry.

NBA 2K: The Deepest Tactical/Strategy Action RPG on the Market & My Personal Basketball Coach (By: ARTISANBREADS)

ArtisanBreads explains why he thinks NBA 2K16 is the “deepest and most fun strategy action “RPG” he has played in a good long time.

With two blog series and three total blogs posted this last week, Mento firmly establishes himself as a blogging machine.
With two blog series and three total blogs posted this last week, Mento firmly establishes himself as a blogging machine.

Dankest Confession: The Games I’ve Bought But Will Not Play (By: BIGSOCRATES)

There are a myriad of games that BigSocrates owns but has never played. Discover which games those are, and why he’ll probably never play them.

Wiki Project: Super ’95 Q4 & Mento Gear Solid V: The Fandom’s Pain: Part 8 & Sunday Summaries 28/08/2016 (By: MENTO)

Mento completed two big ongoing series this week: his work ensuring that every SNES/SFC game released in 1995 has its own page on the Giant Bomb wiki, and his play-by-play coverage of Metal Gear Solid V. He also updated his usual news and reviews weekly feature.

Join the Discussion

Feel free to share your experiences with the Battlefield 1 open beta!
Feel free to share your experiences with the Battlefield 1 open beta!

Battlefield 1 Open Beta Discussion Thread (By: ARTISANBREADS)

What are YOUR impressions of the Battlefield 1 open beta? Feel free to share them with the Giant Bomb community over here!

Games With Movement That Feels Really Good (By: NOTKCOTS)

Which games have utilized in-game movement to their advantage the best? Whether it’s a simple game like SpeedRunners, or a big budget title like Sunset Overdrive, share and discuss your pick.

ARK Now Has Paid DLC While Still in Early Access (By: CAMERON)

Should an Early Access game like ARK: Survival Evolved be allowed to charge money for paid DLC? Join the community debate regarding the issue now.

Playstation Now on PC (By: TARTYRON)

Paid DLC for an Early Access game? Say it aint so!
Paid DLC for an Early Access game? Say it aint so!

Have any of you tried out PlayStation Now on the PC? Feel free to share your experiences with the service with the rest of the Giant Bomb community.

Lovable Lists

Best Typing Games on PC (By: KEWLSNAKE)

Here's a bit of a confession, I cannot touch type.
Here’s a bit of a confession, I cannot touch type.

kewlsnake is using his latest list to annotate the best “Typing Games” on the PC. See which games made the cut in his books.

Favorite Doom “Clones” (By: PSYKHOPHEAR)

This exhaustive list of “Doom Clones” by Psykhophear isn’t just a fun time, but it is also the 100th list he has created on the site!

Useful User Reviews

  • STORDOFF’S review of Hue assesses why he found it to be an excellent, well-crafted puzzle platformer you should seek out if possible.
  • STORDOFF also reviewed 3Souls, and details why he found the game to feature an excellent idea, but lacking in execution
  • JAYPB08’s review of Dark Souls III shares why he found to be a solid, but “soulless,” outing for the series
  • MOONLIGHTMOTH comments on the sense of emptiness that she was never able to shake off when playing Tom Clancy’s The Division.
  • RIOSTARWIND recently revisited Star Wars: Episode I – Jedi Power Battles and decided it doesn’t stand the test of time… or maybe it was never a good game to begin with.

Wonderful Wikis

Resident Evil 4

It’s the game that Capcom cannot help but publish for every conceivable platform, but check out our Resident Evil 4 wiki to discover the ins and outs of the game.

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