Community Spotlight 2022.07.30 – Giant Bombshell

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-created works from the past week. Obviously, this week’s big news is all seven new jerseys, one of which is exclusive to premium subscribers, which just dropped in the Giant Bomb Store! If you haven’t checked them out yet, check them out and be amazed at the wide variety of styles this time around.

However, with a major release of goods like this, a few issues have arisen.

  1. The site is working with its partners to help with the cost of international shipping and Rorie will keep you posted on any positive news, hopefully soon.
  2. New shirt sizes are currently capped at 3XL. Rorie will check to see if 4x and 5x can become available in the future, but this issue is most likely related to one of the vendors on the site.
  3. If you are having trouble with premium coupons or shipping, Rorie has set up a special sub-thread on the Giant Bomb Discord where you can report issues or bugs related to the Giant Bomb store. As always, if you have any issues with a product or order, you can also email [email protected]
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Tweets

Gallery

The Ultimate Giant Bomb Staff (From: Reddit)

Someone on the Giant Bomb subreddit decided to take all the staff members who have ever graced the site and merge them into one photo.

I saw this and now you go.

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Tamoor Painting Meme (By: @MarmaladeBus, @to5calp3rs, @grandtourstan, @PleaseBexcited, @CreakyLegs, @JupiterJazz92, @vruntand @moolapie)

What can be said about Tamoor other than the man is a meme magnet. After getting his cat reported on CNN thanks to his reaction to Stray, he also posted an image of him stone-faced while posting next to a portrait and the internet had a blast. If I missed your version or take of this meme, please leave me a comment and I’ll happily include it next week.

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WWE meme Dan Ryckert (By: @CarlNeubert, @HarrisFoster, @tytboneand @Bezerker85)

And we have not one, but TWO Giant Bomb staff member memes. As some of you know, Greg Miller is hosting a new WWE documentary series and Dan was a talking head in one of the early episodes. A screenshot of Dan’s appearance has since become a small meme on Twitter. Again, if I missed your version or took this meme, please leave me a comment and I’ll happily include it next week.

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Videos

Trivia Tower – Giant Bomb Vs. MinnMax in the trivia game! (By: MinnMax)

A big thank you to everyone who attended the first Giant Bomb Vs. MinnMax! For those of you who missed it, using MinnMax’s Patreon and the Giant Bomb Discord, the two communities went head-to-head in a battle of wits and now you can retrieve the archive!

Activities

Escape Academy is the 14th selection of the UUGPGC! The completion date is 08/08/2022! Please mark all spoilers! +

Unboxing is the 13th UUGPGC game! Complete by July 25, 2022. Spoilers open! Share your opinion! (By: BIGSOCRATES)

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Escape Academy is the 14th selection for the Community Game Pass Game Club! If you have any non-spoiler impressions of the escape adventure puzzle game, feel free to share them by clicking on the first link! Additionally, the Game Pass Game Club community thread for unboxing is now OPEN FOR SPOILERS! What do you think of the story of the game? Did the ending and the final level make you feel anything? Join the discussion!

Blogs

It’s good, it’s bad: Inscryption [SPOILERS WARNING] (By: @purpleshyguy)

It's definitely a fun read
It’s definitely a fun read

PurpleShyGuy is back to blog at Giant Bomb and this week takes a look at the good and bad sides of Inscryption! Find out why they liked the game’s style and brooding character, but came up against its sometimes bizarre puzzle design.

Indie Game of the Week 280: Coffee Talk (By: @mento)

First up, Mento’s latest “Indie Game of the Week” blog is all about Toge Productions’ Coffee Talk! Use the link to see if they recommend the casual fantasy adventure game!

The quest for the worst puzzles in adventure gaming – The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time (Part 1) (By: @zombiepie)

If you want a little FMV in your life, I have a game for you!
If you want a little FMV in your life, I have a game for you!

It’s time for another in-depth look at a 90s FMV adventure game on Giant Bomb! Check out the first part of moderator ZombiePie’s miniseries on The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time and its “interesting” puzzle and game design.

50 FOR 50, PART 2: My 50 favorite games (By: @jeremyf)

jeremyf posted a blog on which they annotated their fifty favorite games of all time! Find out which games managed to crack their list by clicking the link below and don’t forget to consider starting your own blog or list!

All PS1 games in order: part 001 (By: @borgmaster)

borgmaster is launching a new series on the site where they examine every video game released on the original PlayStation in chronological order! This week, they kick things off with Air Combat and Battle Arena launch titles Toshinden.

The Bimmy to my Jimmy (By: @pauljeremiah)

I'm glad the story has come out of its stupor when it comes to Battle Arena Toshinden.  I thought this game was always bad.
I’m glad the story has come out of its stupor when it comes to Battle Arena Toshinden. I thought this game was always bad.

Timing is everything in video games. This week, pauljeremiah takes a look at Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones on Giant Bomb and discusses how its timing feels bad compared to its predecessors and how it practically ruins the game as a whole.

Lo-Fi Plays IV: Science Edition (By: @gamer_152)

This week, Gamer_152 wants you to chill with them as they watch six little indie games about physics and space that you probably haven’t played before. If you are looking for game recommendations, this blog is for you.

Threads

Are video games too focused on meta rather than fun? (By: @pauljeremiah)

This has certainly taken the internet of games by storm.  If only it was a good game.  (Editor's note: Do not argue with ZombiePie regarding his notoriously bad opinions. It only gives him more strength. -Marino)
This has certainly taken the internet of games by storm. If only it was a good game. (Editor’s note: Don’t engage with ZombiePie about his notoriously bad opinions. It only gives him more strength. -Marino)

For those of you who play online games or games as a service, do you feel like the developers are a bit too focused on the meta rather than the “fun factor?“Join the community discussion on “balance” with modern video games!

NieR:Automata Unfinished Zone Discovered? (By: @dochaus)

Where is everyone in the community at with this “secret door” thing for NieR:Automata? Are you part of “Team It’s a Fake” or “Team This Is Real?” If you ask me, I wish people were excited and speculating for a good game.

Facebook raises the price of Meta Quest 2 by $100 (By: @zombiepie)

I will watch Facebook lose money.
I will watch Facebook lose money.

Facebook is raising the price of Meta Quest 2 by $100 with no new features to coincide with the price spike! Was it weird seeing this news alongside Sony announcing new things for PS VR?

KOTOR Remake Indefinitely Delayed (By: @rorie)

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake by Aspyr is delayed and on hiatus. What is your reaction to the news and do you think the project can be revived?

What’s the last game you bought just from the cover? (By: @topcyclist)

This news surely came out of nowhere.
This news surely came out of nowhere.

We’re all guilty of doing it at least once when we were kids, but when was the first and last time you bought a video game exclusively because of the cover art? Was the actual game fun or good?

Is Miyamoto’s quote about delays really out of place these days? (By: @pauljeremiah)

Does Miyamoto’s famous quote about video game delays still apply to Nintendo and the industry today? Is it such a bad thing that developers can update and improve online games? pauljeremiah discusses the possible pitfalls of this topic.

Now that Stray is out and beloved… Can Blinx the Cat get a sequel? (By: @topcyclist)

An all time video game trash boy.
An all time video game trash boy.

Don’t ask me why, but there is a thread on the forums debating whether the release of Stray should lead to a “Revival” of IP Blinx. I no longer know what is real. To help?

Lists

Deep Space 9 Cast (By: @galamoth)

It's so true it hurts.
It’s so true it hurts.

Calling all Star Trek fans! Galamoth is trying to create a list of every Deep Space Nine actor who has gone on to get video game voice acting credit, whether for Star Trek or something else! Help us if you can!

My Top 10 Personal Games of 2018 (By: @camitalo)

camitalo has been around for a while, but they realized they never did GOTY 2018 and this week they decided to fix that! Read it by clicking the link above.

Wiki of the week

Heihachi Mishima

If you give me to further my Tekken Tag Tournament 2 program, I'll take it.
If you give me to further my Tekken Tag Tournament 2 program, I’ll take it.

In light of recent events, the “Wiki Page of the Week” is Heihachi Mishima’s character page! If you want to know the ins and outs of Heihachi’s journey throughout the series beyond his goofy endings, read it!

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