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The Community Spotlight – 08/25/2018

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

10 Years Of Giant Bomb At PAX (By: @marino)

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.

PC – Giant Bomb Alliance (Update: August 16, 2018) (By: @rapid)

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

“A Long Road” – GB 10 Year Tribute Art (By: @toug)

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.

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Alexy Quest (By: @jdp83)

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?

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Star Trek: Deep Space Navarro (By: @jetlag)

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.

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Community Activities

[A] The Taswell Covenant [US-Icecrown/Malygos] Is Up And Running And We Need You! (By: @Karthas)

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

I dare you to defend the dialogue in Final Fantasy XIII. I double dog dare you.
I dare you to defend the dialogue in Final Fantasy XIII. I double dog dare you.

Fighting Final Fantasy XIII – Episode 3: I Guess Square-Enix Forgot How To Write A Good Final Fantasy Story (By: @zombiepie)

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?!

The Problem With Tekken 7’s Autocombos (By: @perfidioussinn)

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.

CPT Update 08/20/18 (By: @mago)

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.

ArbitraryWater gives you the rundown on Octopath Traveler this week.
ArbitraryWater gives you the rundown on Octopath Traveler this week.

SWATctopath Traveler (And Other Dubious Uses Of Time And Money) (By: @arbitrarywater)

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!

Wild Youth: An Analysis of Life is Strange: Before the Storm (By: @gamer_152)

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.

The Good, The Bad, and the Free 01: Peggle (By: @blackredgaming)

I miss Peggle.
I miss Peggle.

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.

Saturday Summaries 2018-08-25: The Last of The Last Remnant Edition (By: @mento)

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

I support the community in its decision.
I support the community in its decision.

Alex’s Mass Effect Video Series Name Debate & Poll (By: @jdp83)

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?

Rocket League Is Getting Clubs And More In The Progression Update (By: @samuraigarrin)

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?

It's good to see Devil May Cry back to form.
It’s good to see Devil May Cry back to form.

Your Preferred Dead Cells Button Configuration? (By: @pezen)

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.

Television/Streaming Series You Want To Be Made Into A Game (By: @hansbak)

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).

Devil May Cry 5 March 8th Release Date, Gamescom New Trailer + Full Demo Playthrough (By: @TechnoSyndrome)

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?

Needs more Jean Reno!
Needs more Jean Reno!

First Look At Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (The Gamescom 2018 Demo) (By: @militantfreudian)

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.

GTX/RTX 20XX Series Discussion Thread (By: @sanity)

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.

BattleTech: Flashpoint Expansion Announced (By: @mrmazz)

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?

Hopefully Nvidia will be able to offer this at MSRP.
Hopefully Nvidia will be able to offer this at MSRP.

Is TimeSplitters (and Second Sight) Coming Back? (By: @ntm)

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.

Lovable Lists

Top 50: Greatest Video Games of All Time (By: @quote)

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.

Useful User Reviews

Riostarwind address why nostalgia has made Dark Cloud 2 into something it isn't.
Riostarwind address why nostalgia has made Dark Cloud 2 into something it isn’t.
  • @infinitespark played Wild Guns Reloaded on the PS4 and uses their review to explain why it’s a poorly priced but impressively designed remake.
  • @riostarwind reviewed Dark Cloud 2 and extrapolates why they think it has a solid foundation that starts to crumble the more you play it.

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