Community Spotlight 2021.10.30 – Giant Bomb


Hello everyone! Welcome to an amazing CLAIM edition of the Projector of the Giant Bomb community. As always, I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host! Obviously, the big news from last week is about the OFFICIAL HIRING OF JESS AS A STAFF MEMBER! If you haven’t already, please leave a congratulatory comment in the previously linked article.

If you enjoy following the Giant Bomb and GameSpot staff as guests on other shows, consider watching the Out Of Our League podcast episode Tamoor aired recently.

Due to high demand, Giant Bomb finally has an updated FAQ! Use the link below to read the answers to some of your burning questions and if you can think of any questions you would like to see answered, leave a comment in the article! Finally, remember that you can review a complete list of the ENTIRE programming plan for the site using the link below! Read all about the exciting features and upcoming shows this week!

Extra Life 2021 Links

Giant Bomb Extra Life Team Page (By: @marino)

Giant Bomb Individual Donation Page


ONE WEEK REMAINS until EXTRA VIE 2021! Don’t forget to join the Giant Bomb team if you can and if you can spare some change, consider donating to a team member for $ 0. So far, the team has raised $ 11,107! The team’s goal is to raise $ 223,566 so that Giant Bomb can reach a total of $ 2,000,000 for Extra Life!

Marino is the current captain of the Giant Bomb Extra Life team and if something’s wrong with the page let him know!


Jan x Jess Sketch (By: @morehandclaps)

morehandclaps felt rusty so she celebrated the hiring of Jess by doing this amazing warm-up skit! If this is the warm-up, I wonder what a full-fledged work looks like.

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TWINS(Through: @Lizzie_Mueller)

With Abby and Jess both hired the same week, Twitter user Lizzie_Mueller decided to attempt to describe them as “twins.”

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Giant bomb (Through: @DigitalLogjam)

With the hiring of Jess, the letter “J” is even better represented on the site. Therefore, DigitalLogjam had a field day merging Jeff B. with the Facebook rebrand.

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Draw me like one of your French rories +

Rorie is “Meta” (By: @kone)

Kone had a lot of fun doing Rorie fanart, and in particular playing photoshop with the many images of Rorie posing in Giant Bomb’s soccer pajamas.

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French Pug x Rorie (By: @cikame)

This fanart of Rorie from the user cikame and has a different interpretation of the words “I want you to draw me like one of your French girls.

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Nothing on Earth could come between them (By: @ monkeyking1969)

monkeyking1969 also tried to combine Titanic with Rorie posing in the new Giant Bomb soccer pajamas.




Ranking of album artists! (By: @allthedinos)

Seems like this blog was pure pain.
Seems like this blog was pure pain.

ALLTheDinos is a huge fan of 2M2LN’s Albummer show on the site. Therefore, they did the unthinkable and listened to all the albums presented from start to finish. See which they thought were the worst as you enjoy their pain.

There is a new ocean of stars and Tri-Ace refuses to acknowledge his biggest mistake (i.e., until the end of the end times plot ends)

Remember, how about twenty minutes of Jacob’s Ladder inspired a generation of horror games? (By: @zombiepie)

That fucking guy ...
That fucking guy …

In rare form, ZombiePie delivered TWO blogs in a week. First, they’re using the recently announced Star Ocean: The Divine Force to talk about their current anemia with the series and how Tri-Ace screwed up their own universe on Giant Bomb (i.e., Let’s talk about the twist of Till the End of Time). Second, ZombiePie took a look at Jacob’s Ladder’s unusual legacy and notes how the film’s less than thirty minutes influenced a generation of Japanese horror games.

The Wheel of Dubious FPSes Episode 07-08: Rise of the Triad (2013), WH40K Fire Warrior and The Wheel of Time (By: @arbitrarywater)

Why is there a techno rave in The Wheel of Time.
Why is there a techno rave in The Wheel of Time.

ArbitraryWater has a new episode of their “Wheel of Dubious FPSes” series and this episode covers three games! Read what they thought of Rise of the Triad (2013), Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior and The Wheel of Time!

Schlocktober ’21: Bioshock has aged but you can still see the beauty under the rust +

Schlocktober ’21: Alice: Madness Returns is a ghoulish cult classic that’s always worth your time during Scary Season (By: @bigsocrates)

bigsocrates is nearing the end of their feature film “Schlocktober” with a preview of the original BioShock and Alice: Madness Returns! Read why they think Bioshock hasn’t aged as badly as they thought and why they consider Madness Returns a “cult classic”.

What is the best video game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (By: @ imunbeatable80)

It's time....
It’s time….

It’s time. It’s time for imunbeatable80 to take on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for their “What’s the Greatest Video Game” blog series on the site! See if they consider it the greatest game ever, as many claim on the internet.

Indie Game of the Week 243: Scary Tale +

Waltz VN-ese: October – The Letter(By: @mento)

Mento’s latest “Indie Game of the Week” they played a spooky game with Creepy Tale! Use the link to read why they see it as a “less terrifying alternative to all Phasmophobias, Devours and Survivors”. Plus, they have a new episode in their series that examines less-reported and covered visual novels with an in-depth look at The Letter! Find out why they found it to be a compelling companion piece from the Doki Doki Literature Club.

Discussion threads

Mario Party Drinking Games? (By: @sweep)

Looks like Sweep wants to have
Looks like Sweep wants to have “a good time”.

Here’s a thread on Jeff’s favorite topic: Mario Party! Anyway, can you think of some ways to turn the latest Mario board game into a fun drinking game?

Halo Infinite Campaign Trailer Discussion Thread (By: @gtxforza)

Have any of you watched the new Halo Infinite campaign trailer? What are your first impressions ? For those who aren’t interested in multiplayer, is that enough to sell you the game?

Far Cry 6 sends you an email like the bad guy is taunting you. Is it too much? (By: @topcyclist)

Did either of you get the Far Cry 6 taunt email? Even if you haven’t, what’s your reaction to the game by taunting the players for not playing it more? Do you think there are any privacy issues worth addressing?

Tim Rogers Cyberpunk 2077 review (By: @tartyron)

Did this trailer convert any skeptics?
Did this trailer convert any skeptics?

Have any of you watched Tim Rogers’ long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 review? For those who have seen it, do you think it brings good points to the game? Join the Giant Bomb Discussion for the Comprehensive Review!

Save functionality added to return(By: @glots)

About six months after its release, Returnal finally added an option to save your game midway through. Do you think this feature is long overdue or are you on the side of the developer who is reluctant to add it?

GTA San Andreas is brought to VR by Facebook ?? I mean ‘Meta’ ?? (By: @carpe_dmt)

I wouldn't have predicted this would be the first GTA in VR.
I wouldn’t have predicted this would be the first GTA in VR.

Have you all heard the announcement that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to VR as an Oculus Quest 2 exclusive? Can you ever imagine buying this version of the game? Is it too “meta”?

What do you want in the new Splinter cell under development? (By: @topcyclist)

Are there any users who have been following the rumors about the new Splinter Cell? Are you concerned about the game’s release? How will attempts to modernize the series work?

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Gets New Single Player Campaign (By: @rorie)

Will it be the first
Will this be the first “real” exclusive title for the X series?

Speaking of Ubisoft properties, apparently Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint is getting a new single player campaign! Will you check it when it comes out? Are you surprised to see Ubisoft continue to support the game?

How long do you think it will take before they start developing exclusively for this generation, and not the previous one? (By: @sombre)

We have an active discussion in the forums as to how long it will take before Microsoft starts developing exclusively for this generation, not the previous one. Make your predictions on the first “real” exclusive Xbox Series X | S title!


Top 10 Final Fantasy Characters (By: @daavpuke)

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Daavpuke has taken the time to create a list of their favorite Final Fantasy protagonists on the site! Read it using the link below and get ready for some fun surprises! Also consider making your own list if you have the time!

User reviews

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  • @rorie posted a review on Far cry 6 on the site, but as a user review! If you love to read a staff member’s thoughts in a written text, then read it and show your support!
  • @ yyninja’s Aragami review is much more negative than most reviews you will find for the game. Read why they did not enjoy their time with the game at all.

Wiki Pages



One of the coolest features of the wiki has recently debuted! “Wiki page of the week!“will look at an AMAZING wiki page on the site every week! The first page is not surprising!


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