Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back on the best efforts created by the community from the previous week. As far as the site is concerned, we have a bit of “housekeeping” that deserves to be addressed.
First of all, remember that Giant Bomb premium is on sale until the end of the year.
Second, for those of you who have checked out the Giant Bomb Emporium, many of you have discovered that the hats and water bottles have run out. Mr. Rorie has placed a new order for the two, but there is no timeline indicating when they will be available again.
Third, on our partner site, GameSpot, they recently hosted their Extra Life charity event on December 3-4. If you missed it, here is a link to the video archive of their stream and don’t forget to donate on their page at help them reach their donation goal of $ 5,000! Speaking of GameSpot, SimplySassy’s YouTube account is considering interviewing Lucy James and is always asking questions to ask him on Twitter.
Inspired by the 12/3/2021 edition of UPF, The Onigino on YouTube tracked down one of their giant bomb-level submissions for the site’s old Super Mario Maker 2 video feature. Watch it and learn more about their thought process to create the level!
Let’s do another low stakes magic arena tournament (By: @rorie)
Rorie is trying to host ANOTHER low-stakes Magic: The Gathering Arena community tournament! If you are interested in joining us, post a comment using the link! Even if you are not a super active Magic player, consider signing up as the tournament is for people of all play styles!
What is the best video game: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (By: @ imunbeatable80)
The last subject of the blog “What is the greatest video game” of imunbeatable80 is devoted to Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle! Read on why they had fun with its mechanics and characters, even though the overall gameplay is spotty in places.
The Evercade Vs should be in my alley but I have no interest in it +
Rocket Knight for the 360 ââ/ PS3 isn’t a really horrible game, but it’s aggressively useless +
My friend bought me Balan Wonderworld. It is both irreducibly strange and tasteless. Yay. (By: @bigsocrates)
As is generally the case, bigsocartes has a handful of blogs to read this week. First, bigsocrates opens a Giant Bomb discussion about the Evercade Vs and why it should be in their back alley, but explains why the end product is far down on their holiday wishlist. Second, they finally got to playing Rocket Knight for 360 / PS3! Read why they see him as competent but also “aggressively inessential”. Finally, bigsocrates asked a friend of theirs to buy them a copy of Balan Wonderworld … what a great friend.
Fireside Blossom: Laidback Camp Review Have a Nice Day (By: @infantpipoc)
infantpipoc picked up an imported copy of Laid-back Camp Have a Nice Day! If you are a fan of the anime then use the link to find out if the game is worth it or if it is another unfortunate cheap anime game!
Halo Infinite’s lack of Promethean weapons in multiplayer says a lot about how 343 (and everyone) view Halo 4 and 5 (By: @zombiepie)
While the hype around Halo Infinite has persisted since its multiplayer release, moderator ZombiePie explains why the abandonment of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians’s Promethean Weapons speaks volumes about 343’s way forward with the campaign and the story.
Waltz VN-ese: November – Chaos; Child (By: @mento)
Moderator Mento continues his blog series examining visual novels with a look at Chaos; Child, the fourth main entry in the Science Adventure franchise! Read why they found it compelling, albeit uneven. Plus, for their last “Indie Game of the Week”, they took on the cult favorite OFF (aka, OFF: A Nice Game For Cute Children)! Find out why they were taken aback by the independent arthouse tribute to Mother.
PUBG is, still, the best esports out there (By: @daavpuke)
Daavpuke tells Giant Bomb why PUBG: Battlegrounds is still one of the best eSports to watch and follow. Read why the competitive PUBG scene always manages to have them on the edge of their seats.
Genesis Noir: Gems of Game Pass # 03 (By: @jeremyf)
jeremyf continues his exploration of indie titles on Game Pass with a blog on Genesis Noir! Read why they recommend it despite being a patchy experience.
The Wheel of Dubious FPSes Episode 11-12: Singularity and Duke Nukem Forever (By: @arbitrarywater)
Singularity and Duke Nukem Forever are the subjects of the latest “ArbitraryWater”Questionable FPS wheelFind out what game could be considered one of the worst things they’ve played this year! (Hint: It’s not the Singularity)
Expiration date: Fortnite and volatile content (By: @ gamer_152)
As other AAA developers work desperately to expand their games, Epic is removing mounds of content. This week, Gamer_152 takes a look at the ephemeral Fortnite and the consequences of its changing world.
Xbox gamers publish details of your Xbox Museum. PS4 only? The last time you played Xbox? (By: @sometingbanuble)
Post photos of your Xbox Museum and join the community discussion of why certain games were your most played experiences years and years ago! Here is a screenshot of the thread!
Exo One discussion thread (By: @humanity)
Many users started playing Exo One thanks to Game Pass and have a lot to say about the momentum-based exoplanetary exploration game! If you are one of them, use the link to join the community discussion!
There are four slices left in the loaf of bread. Two of them are end pieces. What are you doing? (By: @besetment)
It might be a video game site, but it’s also a place to settle disputes over Sandwiches! Here is a discussion on the forums that divides the community! Do you combine or divide two pieces of bread?
Schreier reports that PlayStation Plus and now will merge this spring to compete with Game Pass (By: @nodima)
Reports are circulating that Sony is considering merging PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now into a single streaming service with older legacy titles also provided on the service. What is your gut reaction to this news?
Fan Made RE4 Remaster Coming February 2 (By: @cikame)
Have any community members been following Resident Evil 4 fan-driven HD Project? Will the fan-project motivate you to return to Resident Evil 4? Do you think it compares favorably to all of Capcom’s official remasters?
New Starfield Trailer Discussion Thread (By: @rorie)
There’s a new trailer for Starfield on the internet! Catch it and join the community discussion on what it shows. Is gambling still something you can’t wait to get your hands on?
Do you prefer Doom 2016 or Doom Eternal? (By: @reachmorrowind)
Here is a discussion thread and a poll that really took off on the site! Do you prefer Doom (2016) or Doom Eternal? Vote for and defend your choice and here is a screenshot of the preliminary results so far!
Have you ever hit the wrong segment in a game you liked otherwise? (By: @jetmet)
Here’s an interesting forum thread: What are the worst levels or sequences in your favorite video game? Even big games can have lousy levels (that is, The Water Temple at Ocarina of Time)!
Are there any retro action platforms that have stood out in recent years? (By: @bisonhero)
Retro or retro-style action platformer games have been releasing at a steady rate recently, but do you recommend any? Current community suggestions include Steel Assault, Huntdown, Cyber ââShadow, and Katana Zero!
GRID Legends Gameplay Trailer (By: @gtxforza)
GRID Legends recently received their first gameplay trailer and you can give them a preview of Giant Bomb by using the link! After watching the video, what do you think of the evolution of the game?
List of spiritual successors that I know (By: @alfred_vincent_svent)
Alfred_Vincent_Svent is working on a list on the giant bomb of each “Spiritual successorin the video game industry. Check out their progress so far and don’t forget to share any suggestions if you think of a game they missed.
A ton of amazing work has gone into the Giant Bomb wiki page for Halo Infinite! Find out using the link and learn about the many weapons and vehicles in the game!
Wiki page recommendations of the week
Okay, I mentioned last week that the Wiki of the Week page feature wasn’t dead, but it needed some recommendations from the community. Unfortunately, I still haven’t received any recommendations from the community to put in the deck to reappear on the first page. If you can think of anything that is “worthy” of showcasing, send them to me as you can. Also remember that self-promotion is ENCOURAGED!