The Community Spotlight – 08/25/2018
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. With PAX West 2018 coming up next weekend, many of you are hotly anticipating Giant Bomb’s next PAX panel or the continuation of the League of Heels saga.
Back to the Spotlight, you’ll notice the several discussion threads buzzing about playable demos and trailers from Gamescom 2018! The event drew a ton of buzz for dozens of games and you can join in by reviewing the “Join The Discussion” section of the Spotlight. So, without further ado, let’s address the site related housekeeping:
Clips Of The Week
Next week will mark the tenth anniversary of Giant Bomb hosting a panel at PAX. Community moderator Marino created a montage of his own photos from a decade of Giant Bomb’s PAX West panels.
The Giant Bomb Warframe clan welcomes you to watch their recent follies with the Frame Fighters feature! Check it out now, and remember to use the link above to join their PC clan.
Giant Bomb Galleria
Many thanks are in store for Toug this week for creating what I think is the best piece of Giant Bomb themed artwork I have seen in a long time, and that’s a high bar. Give it a look, and remember to thank them for creating such a wonderful work of art. Here’s a link to their Twitter account if you are interested, and remember to always support artists when you can.
JDP83 has created what they think is a banner to a better-named version of Alex’s Mass Effect series. Several users appear to agree with them, but what do you think?
Giant Bomb user Jetlag took an entirely different approach when attempting to make a banner for Alex’s Mass Effect video series and I think we can all agree it paid off.
If you have enjoyed Mr. Rorie’s World of Warcraft live streams, here’s a link to the Giant Bomb U.S. Alliance guild you may have seen during last week’s streams.
Tweets Of The Week
Best Of Blogs
Moderator ZombiePie continues their playthrough of Final Fantasy XIII, and they loudly question why the dialogue and story are so atrociously written. Seriously, why are Snow Villiers and Hope Estheim so terrible in Final Fantasy XIII? WHY?!
PerfidiousSinn shares their pointed concerns about Tekken 7: Fated Retribution’s recently announced auto-combo system and explains why the feature won’t attract new player to an already tough sell to fighting game newcomers.
Speaking of the fighting game community, Giant Bomb user Mago has another updated rankings list for the Capcom Pro Tour! Give it a read and stay updated on recent FGC events.
SWAT 4 and Octopath Traveler seems like an odd pairing, but those are the games ArbitraryWater played this month! Which of the two do they recommend you play right now? You’ll have to read the blog to find out!
Moderator Gamer_152 wrote about the symbolism and themes of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, and how it manages to strike a balance in being a game about adolescence, family, and lying.
Remember Peggle? Remember how addicting playing Peggle can be? BlackRedGaming uses their latest blog to talk about the good and bad properties of Peggle, and assess how well it has stood the test of time.
The recent announcement that Square Enix is delisting their 2008 RPG The Last Remnant from Steam has Mento making a spirited defense for the flawed but ambitious gem. He also talks The Meg, Disenchantment, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Umihara Kawase, Last Day of June, and the early hours of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.
Join The Discussion
Our community poll debating the “best” title for Alex’s Mass Effect video series does not bode well for the canonical name, but what say you? Should Alex’s best wishes be honored, or is there a better name for the series? Why is “Wolf in Shepard’s Clothing” not on the poll?
It appears Rocket League’s much-ballyhooed clubs are coming out on August 29th! They are part of a bigger progression updated that some are saying might motivate them to return to the game. Where do you stand?
Calling all Dead Cells fans! What is your preferred button configuration while playing Dead Cells? Keyboard and controller configurations are welcome in our official discussion thread.
Are there any untapped television or video series that warrant a video game adaptation? Should Netflix allow their original programs to be adapted into games? Share and defend your pick(s).
Have any of you seen the Gamescom trailer for Devil May Cry 5? How do you think the project has come along since it’s reveal at E3? Are you excited for its March 8th, 2019 release date?
Quite a few users are hyped about the Gamescom trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice! Are you excited, or concerned about the state of the game? Join our discussion and share your state of mind about the game.
How do you currently feel about NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 20 Series of graphics cards? Is it an instant buy? Share your impressions with the rest of our PC enthusiast and hobbyist crowd.
What is your gut reaction to the recently announced BattleTech: Flashpoint? Are you excited for new mechs? Was there anything that caught your eye from the announcement trailer?
Given the recent internet scuttlebutt, does the TimeSplitters franchise deserve a reboot? How should the series modernize to the times? Which developer would you most trust with the TimeSplitters IP.
Giant Bomb user Quote annotates what they think are the fifty best video games ever made. Give it a read and see if you agree with their list. If you don’t, consider making your own and contacting me.