Hello everyone! Welcome to the latest edition of Community Spotlight. I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back on the best community-generated deals of the week! Most notably, it is / was the Extra Life weekend depending on when you are reading this article! Below you will find a full schedule as well as a link to the team page. However, keep in mind that many staff and friends of the site have had to delay their broadcasts and will be doing things for the site later. So, for now, don’t panic if you don’t see Dave Lang or Will Smith in the role.
Oh, what if the extra life madness wasn’t enough, a new show has been announced! Janina Gavankar and Bryan Stills will do a show called “Reel Layers” and you can read more about what this will entail in the announcement article. With all of that in mind, let’s jump right into the spotlight!
Extra Life 2021 links!
Giant Bomb Extra Life Team Page (By: @marino)
Extra Life 2021: a new start [Programming Schedule]
Are you attending Extra Life 2021 this year? If so, promote your donation page and distribute HERE!
As I always say, if you can spare some change, consider donating to a team member for $ 0. So far the team has raised OVER $ 60,000! The team’s goal is to raise $ 223,566 so that Giant Bomb can reach a total of $ 2,000,000 for Extra Life! Giant Bomb proper has a personal goal of $ 100,000. Ultimately, know that “Game Day” is not the end of Giant Bomb’s Extra Life content! There are a lot of streams that will be released after this weekend!
Marino is the current captain of the Giant Bomb Extra Life team and if something’s wrong with the page let him know!
So it’s Cavin + Jack and Rorie + Zuckerberg and Rorie (By: @kone)
After watching Jess and Rorie play Spelunky 2, Kone decided to make a banner for a show they’d like to see come true: ‘It’s So Cavin. Additionally, they have reposted some of their amazing artwork from the past week on the site.
Earlier, Jess, Jeff Bakalar, Abby, and Dan played a game of Mario Party Superstars. You can check out the archive of this highly entertaining video on Dan’s YouTube account if you missed it on its live stream!
Indie Game of the Week 244: Pixross (By: @mento)
Mento has a new episode of his “Indie Game of the Week” series on the site and talks about Pixross. If you’re a Picross fan, read how it tackles the genre’s proven formula.
Schlocktober ’21: Castlevania: Los: Mirror Of Fate HD was produced by the developer of Metroid Dread. It’s “Meh”. +
Schlocktober ’21: Blood Knights is the rare game that manages to be so bad it’s fun. The vampires destroyed the moon! (By: @bigsocrates)
After making the most of their time with Lords of Shadow, bigsocrates decided to give Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate a try. Read on why it didn’t leave a strong impression, especially as something from the Metroid Dread team. Likewise, they also played Blood Knights and explain why it is the “right” type of bad game.
Unboxing: Game Pass Gems # 01 (By: @jeremyf)
jeremyf is starting a new blogging series where they play “hidden gems” on Xbox Game Pass! Use the link below to read why they think unboxing is worth a loom for those who like to move their furniture around in Animal Crossing games.
What is the best video game: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (By: @ imunbeatable80)
Last week, imunbeatable80 took on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for its “What’s the Greatest Game?” series of blogs on Giant Bomb and this week they are discussing The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker! Use the link to find out if they rank it above or below Ocarina!
The Seventeen Pickup: October (By: @mento)
Moderator Mento played another lost phone: the eponymous Laura Story: in which a work is known by reading, holding, hobby and MUCH MORE during the month of October! Read all about the games they liked the most.
The Maw: Systemic Horror in Little Nightmares (By: @ gamer_152)
For Halloween, Gamer_152 took a look at unethical supply chains in Tarsier Studios’ Little Nightmares, a game they consider “an extremely annoying horror game.”
Cyberpunk a year later (By: @tartyron)
How does it feel to play Cyberpunk 2077 about a year after launch? That’s the question posed on Giant Bomb user’s latest blog, tartyron! See why they enjoyed their time and recommend some to try again.
What are your favorite video game tropes that people generally hate? (By: @topcyclist)
As they say, tropes and idioms aren’t always a bad thing. With that in mind, what are some of your favorite tropes that others tend to hate. The current example that some have pointed out is the silent protagonist, which can work in certain contexts.
Here are 20 minutes of Elden Ring footage (By: @rorie)
Elden Ring just got a 20 minute teaser and some users are excited! Check it out if you missed it and join the community discussion of how the game looks so far and share your best impression of Tamoor!
Forza Horizon 5 Launch Discussion Thread (By: @gtxforza)
Forza Horizon 5 is just around the corner and the game even recently received an impressive launch trailer. Also, have you seen all the positive reviews for the game? How excited are you? Join the discussion and share.
Someone created a program that creates Djent (By: @cikame)
Someone created a program that already generates procedurally! Don’t know what all this means? Then use the link to learn all about it and how to profit from the madness!
Seth Rogen Solo Donkey Kong movie unconfirmed report confirms all fears (By: @finaldasa)
What is YOUR reaction to the unconfirmed report that Seth Rogan will direct a Donkey Kong feature film? Does this make or break your opinion of the previously announced Mario movie?
Now Chris Pratt voices Garfield because of course he is (By: @el_blarfo)
Chris Pratt voices Garfield in a new animated feature film! What is your reaction to this news? Some Giant Bomb users point out that it suits Pratt better than Mario Mario.
Happy 20th anniversary for this franchise! (By: @gtxforza)
The Burnout franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary! What’s your favorite Burnout game? Do you have fond memories of playing Burnout games? Which non-Burnout games best scratch Burnout itch?
Ubisoft wants to participate in the blockchain. Also EA also now. (By: @brian_)
What do you think of Ubisoft Entertainment and Electronic Arts signaling that they are planning to go blockchain? If that’s true, do you expect other video game developers to follow them? Share your thoughts.
Limp Bizkit SUCKS ALWAYS (New album now available) (By: @cikame)
The site and its community have never strayed too far from Limp Bizkit, but what does everyone think of the band’s new album? Join the community discussion on “Limp Bizkit still sucks. “