Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week. Another week, another slurry of Giant Bomb content. As E3 2018 looms nearer, The Giant Bomb community has remained as strong as you would expect. The heavy-hitters from last week, God of War and BattleTech, are still major talking points on the site but a few key topics are giving them a run for their money. Earlier this week the closure of Boss Key Productions had the community buzzing, and people seem to be excited about State of Decay 2. With all of this in mind, let’s jump into the site related housekeeping!
Clips Of The Week
Ice Cold Opens (By: @wallofbricks)
Giant Bomb user wallofbricks is back making HILARIOUS Giant Bomb compilation videos! This one faux-rotoscopes every cold opening to a UPF.
Tweets Of The Week
Giant Bomb Galleria
The American Mare (By: @JohnWilinski)
The return of “Million Dollar Abby” this week got Twitter user JohnWilinski excited, hence why they created this AWESOME work of art.
Best Of Blogs
My Super Productive Gaming Week (By: @jeremyf)
JeremyF has an incredibly productive playing game last week you can read about on their latest blog. Read all about his impressions of God of War and Yakuza Kiwami.
That Hamst3r Music Update with the Remixes from Those Games You Didn’t Play (By: @hamst3r)
Gian Bomb’s own Mozart is back with a blog detailing their sultry descent into the wonderful world of music. Give it a read and check out some of his neat video game remixes.
The Next Quadrillion Dollar Shutdown (By: @themist997)
TheMist997’s latest blog is all about the shutdown of Boss Key Productions and the fickle quest to make the next big groundbreaking multiplayer experience.
Unisys ICON (The 1980’s Canadian Computer Mentioned On The Bombcast A Few Weeks Ago) (By: @black_turtle)
Black_Turtle’s interest in the educational computer, the Unisys ICON, was piqued after last week’s Giant Bombcast, so they wrote a research paper on the device.
Yakuza 6: A Frustrating Finale (By: @mooseymcman)
MooseyMcMan extrapolates why they think the finale and last act of Yakuza 6 are “frustrating.” Even if you disagree, it’s definitely worth a read.
Released: Prey As An ARPG (By: @gamer_152)
Moderator Gamer_152 blogs on how Prey (2017) is secretly one of the best ARPGs in years and credits the game’s inclusion of a variety of tools in the world for the player to use.
Final Fantasy Friday the XIIIth Parts One and Two (By: @thatpinguino)
Deep Listens is a gaming podcast series hosted by Giant Bomb moderator thatpinguino, and this series is all about us trying to get to the point where Final Fantasy XIII gets “good.” We are ten hours in, and it still hasn’t happened.
Back To Basics With Final Fantasy I – Episode II: Final Fantasy I ISN’T A Role-Playing Game, And Here’s Why (By: @zombiepie)
Giant Bomb moderator ZombiePie is “back to the grind” in OG Final Fantasy! Check out their latest blog on why it barely counts as an RPG, let alone a “good” video game.
Saturday Summaries 2018-05-19: Millennial Edition (By: @mento)
Mento just hit 1,000 Giant Bomb blogs and boy are their arms tired? All the same, they cover that as well as a smattering of topics like Zelda randomizers, Alcahest, Skyblazer, Offspring Fling, Ultima Underworld II, and more on this week’s Saturday Summaries.
Join The Discussion
Favorite Game From Each Console You’ve Owned (By: @mattca123)
There’s a fun community activity on the Giant Bomb forums where users challenge themselves to list their favorite games on every console they have owned.
Looking For A Non-MMO Co-Op RPG (By: @gozertc)
Calling all Giant Bomb users! If someone is looking for an excellent non-MMO co-op RPG experience, what games should they consider? Share and discuss your picks over here.
Anybody Played Wizard Of Legend (By: @jorjor)
Have any of you tried out the crowdfunded 2D dungeon crawler, Wizard of Legend? If so, share your thoughts about it with the rest of the Giant Bomb community.
Multiplayer Update Announced For July 24th (By: @sweep)
What do YOU make of the announcement of traditional multiplayer in No Man’s Sky? Will it get you to return to the game, or is it too little too late?
Do You Make Microwave Popcorn? And, Do You Do It As Much As You Used To? (By: @monkeyking1969)
Food polls and discussion thread always seem to do well, so here’s one debating the validity of eating microwave popcorn. Where do you stand on everyone’s favorite microwave-friendly source of chemicals?
Xbox Adaptive Controller- The Coolest thing Xbox Has Ever Done (By: @brackstone)
If you have any reactions to the Xbox Adaptive Controller, feel free to join our discussion about it over here. It’s without a doubt a feel-good story worth talking about on the site.
Strange Journey Redux Discussion Thread (By: @socuteboss)
Do you know anything about Shin Megami Tensei games, because I sure as Hell don’t! Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux recently hit North American shores and you can share your impressions of the game.
Boss Key Productions Shuts Down Effective Immediately (By: @gaff)
It’s certainly unfortunate news, but what do you make of the closure of Boss Key Productions? Share your experiences with their works, and overall impressions of the studio’s output.
Hot Dog Toppings (By: @meteora3255)
With Memorial Day right around the corner, what are your go-to Hot Dog toppings? Vote and discuss how you fill your hot dog, and if it includes ketchup, you are a monster.
NamCompendium: Famicom/NES Ports RANKED (By: @jeffrud)
Giant Bomb user jeffrud is in the process of “scientifically” ranking every Namco game ported to the Famicom/NES. See where the rankings stand thus far.
Top Racing Games For The PS4 (By: @bonbonetti)
Bonbonetti has found the PS4 to be an excellent platform for racing game fans. Here’s a list of their favorite racing games on the platform thus far.
Unequivocally My 50 Games Of All Time (By: @shami_sansi)
Shami_Sansi shares their all-time favorite fifty video games because limiting themselves to ten and twenty games just was too difficult.
Useful User Reviews
- @riostarwind replayed Punch-Out!! for the Wii and uses their review to marvel how well it repackages the spirit of the original in a 3D game.
- @jeffrud reviewed Star Fox 2 and declares it to be “best Star Fox game of the decade,” BUT it isn’t the compliment you think it is.