Community Spotlight 2022.03.26 – Giant Bombshell

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. I, @zombiepie, are once again honored to be your host as we look back on the best community-created works from the past week! You wouldn’t think it, but the community was incredibly active even though the gaming universe seems to be afflicted with some kind of post-Elden Ring stupor.

Rorie has a handful of updates for those of you concerned about the technical side of things. First, he updated the Giant incendiary bomb! Read it if you want an update on technical issues with the Giant Bomb chat. Speaking of which, have you always had issues with repeatedly logging out of the site? If recent fixes to the problem haven’t improved things for you, here is a link to the bug report thread where you can let out a scream!

I was promoted the next Giant Bomb community endurance race for two weeks, but now I would like to take this time to make a little personal appeal. For those of you who don’t know, I (ZombiePie) will be attending GBCER and need help reaching my fundraising goal. Even if you can only spare a small, single-digit donation, every gesture counts. At present, I wish I could reach $500 raised before the end of the weekend. If you can’t donate, consider spreading the word.

Tweets

Many thanks to those of @ giant bomb community who have already donated to my charity campaign! Remember, I’m trying to raise $2,500 for @PencilsOfPromis as part of the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! Any amount helps!
Donation link: https://t.co/LtEif2zXEd

— GB Duders Feed (@GBDudersFeed) March 24, 2022

Sooooo I guess I can tell you all: I’m now officially a dad! My wife was an absolute champion goddess who gave birth to our son Angus, and everything is fine now that we’re all home (despite choppy sleeping patterns). pic.twitter.com/vN3lIu4RYD

— Cal Skuthorpe (@buzz_clik) March 21, 2022

Videos

Plea against Jess’ screenshot (By: @kone)

You may recall Jess appealing to the community and staff not to make a certain silly face she made during UPF on 3/25/2022. Well, Kone decided to completely ignore this request and even used it to make a hilarious video at his own expense.

Gallery

Jeff Bakalar, tyrant of the 90s (By: @kone)

In case you missed it, Jeff Bakalar posted an image on his Twitter of himself as a teenager in the 90s. Kone saw fit to use this image to describe Jerf as the most “iconic” bully of the decade.

Jan Run for the Hills Sticky Note Sketches & Jess’ Sticky Note Sketch (By: @Zesty_Time)

After watching the first Run for the Hills series and seeing teasers for the next one, Zesty_Time started drawing Jan as Silent Hill 2’s protagonist and Jess as co-captain on sticky notes!

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Activities

Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run XII Announcement Thread: Now with Wheels and Blocks! (By: @thatpinguino)

Give what you can for the children!
Give what you can for the children!

As mentioned earlier, we have approximately ONE MONTH until the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Race kicks off! Right now the event is trying to recruit more streamers and participants. If you are interested in having fun, click on the link and find out how you can participate!

Group password for GB community (By: @instinct666)

Hi community members who are still playing Elden Ring! We officially have an UNOFFICIAL group password! If you want to increase the chances of summoning a Giant Bomb player in your game, here’s how to do it!

Blogs

PersonZ’s Push-Up Club Returns With Community Endurance Run XII (By: @personz)

Check out PersonZ's INCREDIBLE plans for the GBCER
Check out PersonZ’s INCREDIBLE plans for the GBCER

PersonZ is taking note of Dave Lang and will be hosting their own “push up club” for charity! Read all about their plans for the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run, the Spring Community Charity Campaign!

Fighting Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Episode 2: Sometimes… You just want to play something incredibly stupid. (By: @zombiepie)

After a brief hiatus, moderator ZombiePie is back with Part 2 of their Final Fantasy XIII-2 retrospective! Read why they think this is a perfect example of why games that are irreverently stupid aren’t necessarily bad.

What is the best video game: Elli (By: @imunbeatable80)

Dumb does not mean bad.
Dumb does not mean bad.

Have any of you tried Elli on the Nintendo Switch yet? If you haven’t already, consider reading imunbeatable80’s latest blog to find out if it’s worth playing!

Lo-Fi Plays III: Six more small game reviews (By: @gamer_152)

In case you missed it earlier, moderator Gamer_152 took to the forums to blog a series of reviews of small indie games available on itch.io. If you are looking for recommendations on small games, read them without hesitation!

64 in 64: Episode 7 + Indie Game of the Week 262: Vaporum: Lockdown (By: @mento)

It's...definitely something different from Gamer_152.
It’s…definitely something different from Gamer_152.

Mento goes to the site to continue their “64 out of 64“! Read about an hour and switch from Shadowgate 64: The Trials of the Four Towers and Armorines: Project SWARM! Use the link below to find out which N64 FPS game has aged the best! Mento also checked out Vaporum: Lockdown for the last episode of their “Indie Game of the WeekUse the link to find out why they enjoyed the sequel as much as the original game!

2021: REVIEW Kids on the Block (Films) + 2021: REVIEW Kids on the Block (series) (By: @xenturik)

XenturiK has finally been able to list his favorite movies and TV shows from 2021! If you’re interested in solid movie or streaming recommendations, or if you’re missing the heady days of Screened, this blog is for you!

Thread

Talking about the tunic and sharing secrets (By: @humanity)

People seem to have a blast with Tunis.
People seem to have a blast with Tunis.

MANY of you are having a blast with Tunic! If you’re one of them, feel free to join the game’s community thread by clicking the link above! Also share your tips and tricks for newcomers!

Halo TV Series Impressions (By: @spacemanspiff00)

Are there any giant bombs that gave the Halo TV series a chance? Did you like it or hate it? What do you think of the show’s mixed reaction from critics and fans?

How should Polyphony Digital improve Gran Turismo 7? (By: @gtxforza)

The community is still divided on the issues that some Gran Turismo 7 owners feel are plaguing the game. Where are you on the issues around needing an internet connection? Where do you want the game to go next?

Do you like it when games let you break them? (By: @atheistpreacher)

Inspired by Elden Ring, we have an active discussion on the forums about the validity of “breaking” games and whether or not people like doing it. So, are you actively trying to break the balance of the games you play?

Next Witcher game moves to Unreal 5 with epic partnership (By: @finaldasa)

I was not expecting this news from CDPR.
I was not expecting this news from CDPR.

We knew a new Witcher game was coming, but what’s the community’s reaction to the next game moving to Unreal 5 with a strategic partnership between Epic and CD Projekt Red? Join the discussion NOW!

Pixel Remasters and FFT on phones? (By: @dark)

Has anyone tried Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters on Android or iOS? Would you recommend them to people who want a good JRPG on mobile?

Lists

RPGs that should get FFVII-style remakes (By: @alfred_vincent_svent)

I once claimed on this same website “You can count the number of games that deserve Final Fantasy VII Remake on one hand”, and it seems Alfred_Vincent_Svent disagrees. Where are you ?

Community reviews

Don't forget to support the writing work of your fellow community members.
Don’t forget to support the writing work of your fellow community members.

Wikis

Boss takes over the TV

This cool concept page needs YOUR HELP!
This cool concept page needs YOUR HELP!

Your Wiki page of the week is interesting! We have a new concept page called “Boss Takes Over Television” and at the moment the only example we can think of is the TMNT game from 1989.

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