Hello, everyone! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Spotlight. I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-generated offerings from the week! Most notably, it is/was Extra Life weekend depending on when you are reading this article! Below, you will find a comprehensive schedule as well as link to the team page. However, please remember that many staff and friends of the site had to delay their streams and will be doing things for the site latter. So, for now, don’t freak out if you do not see Dave Lang or Will Smith on the docket.

Oh, and if the insanity of Extra Life was not enough, a new show got announced! Janina Gavankar and Bryan Stills will be making a show called “Reel Layers” and you can learn more about what it 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’s Extra Life Team Page (By: @marino)

Giant Bomb’s Individual Donation Page

Extra Life 2021: A New Beginning [Programming Schedule]

Are You Participating In Extra Life 2021 This Year? If So, Promote Your Donation Page & Stream HERE!


As I always say, if you can spare some change, consider donating to a team member at $0. So far, the team has raised OVER $60,000! The team goal is to raise $223,566 so Giant Bomb can crest an all-time total of $2,000,000 raised for Extra Life! Giant Bomb proper has a personal goal of $100,000. Finally, be aware that “Game Day” is not when Giant Bomb’s Extra Life content will end! There are plenty of streams that will air after this weekend!

Marino is the current team captain for Giant Bomb’s Extra Life team and if anything is “off” with the page, please let him know!


That’s So 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 wouldlove to see become a reality: ‘That’s So Cavin.’ Also, they reposted some of their amazing staff artwork from last week to the site.

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Mario Party Superstars – Dan Checks Out (with Voidburger, Jeff, and Abby) (By: Dan Ryckert)

Earlier, Jess, Jeff Bakalar, Abby, and Dan played a game of Mario Party Superstars. You can catch the archive of this highly entertaining video over on Dan’s YouTube account if you missed it when it aired live!



Indie Game of the Week 244: Pixross (By: @mento)

bigscorates has a real
bigscorates has a real “treat” this week.

Mento has a new episode of their “Indie Game of the Week” series on the site and with it talks about Pixross. If you are a fan of Picross, read how it approaches the tried and true formula of the genre.

Schlocktober ’21: Castlevania: Los: Mirror Of Fate HD Was Made By Metroid Dread’s Developer. It’s ‘Meh.’ +

Schlocktober ’21: Blood Knights Is The Rare Game That Manages To Be So Bad It’s Fun. Vampires Destroyed The Moon! (By: @bigsocrates)

After largely enjoying their time with Lords of Shadow, bigsocrates decided to give Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate a try. Read why it did not leave a strong impression, especially as something from the Metroid Dread team. Likewise, they also played Blood Knights and discusses why it is the “right” type of bad game.

Unpacking: Game Pass Gems #01 (By: @jeremyf)

Just looking at this screen is making me anxious.
Just looking at this screen is making me anxious.

jeremyf is starting anew blog series where they play “hidden gems” on Xbox Game Pass! Use the link below to read why they think Unpacking is worth a loom for those that enjoy moving around their furniture in the Animal Crossing games.

What’s the Greatest Video Game: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (By: @imunbeatable80)

Last week imunbeatable80 tackled The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for their “What’s the Greatest Game?” blog series on Giant Bomb and this week they discuss The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker! Use the link to discover if they rank it above or below Ocarina!

The Dredge of Seventeen: October (By: @mento)

Ah, the great Ocarina versus Wind Waker debate. Some things never change....
Ah, the great Ocarina versus Wind Waker debate. Some things never change….

Moderator Mento played Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story, Eponymous: In Which a Work Is Known by Its Reading, Detention, Hob, and MUCH MORE during the month of October! Read all about the games they enjoyed the most.

The Maw: Systemic Horror in Little Nightmares (By: @gamer_152)

For Halloween, Gamer_152 took a look at the unethical supply chains in Tarsier Studios’s Little Nightmares, a game they consider “a supremely unnerving horror game.”

Cyberpunk A Year Later (By: @tartyron)

What’s it like playing Cyberpunk 2077 roughly one year after its launch? That’s the question at hand on Giant Bomb user tartyron’s latest blog! See why they enjoyed their time and recommend some give it another go.

Discussion Threads

What Are Your Favorite Video Game Tropes That People Usually Hate On? (By: @topcyclist)

This game is shaping up nicely.
This game is shaping up nicely.

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 on. The current example some have pointed out is the silent protagonist, which can work in certain contexts.

Here’s 20 Minutes Of Footage Of Elden Ring (By: @rorie)

Elden Ring just got a 20 minute teaser and some users are hyped! Give it a watch if you missed it and join the community discussion about how the game looks thus far and share your best Tamoor impression!

Forza Horizon 5 Launch Discussion Thread (By: @gtxforza)

Personally, I can't wait to race around the deserts of Mexico!
Personally, I can’t wait to race around the deserts of Mexico!

Forza Horizon 5 is right around the corner and the game even got an impressive launch trailer recently. Also, have you seen all of the positive reviews for the game? How hyped are you? Join the discussion and share.

Someone Made A Program That Creates Djent (By: @cikame)

Someone made a program that procedurally generates djent! Don’t know what any of that means? Then, Use the link to learn all about it and how you can enjoy the craziness!

Unconfirmed Report Of A Seth Rogen Solo Donkey Kong Movie Confirms All Fears (By: @finaldasa)

What is YOUR reaction to the unconfirmed report that Seth Rogan will be leading a Donkey Kong feature film? Does this improve or worsen your opinion of the earlier announced Mario movie?

Now Chris Pratt Is Voicing Garfield Because Of Course He Is (By: @el_blarfo)

Is Seth Rogan really the worst thing to happen to Donkey Kong?
Is Seth Rogan really the worst thing to happen to Donkey Kong?

Chris Pratt is voicing Garfield in a new animated feature film! What is your reaction to this news? Some Giant Bomb users are pointing out it is a better fit for Pratt than Mario Mario.

Happy 20th Anniversary For This Franchise! (By: @gtxforza)

The Burnout franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary! What is your favorite Burnout game? Do you have any fond memories playing the Burnout games? Which non-Burnout games scratch the Burnout itch the best?

Ubisoft Wants In On The Blockchain. Also EA Too Now. (By: @brian_)

What do you make of Ubisoft Entertainment and Electronic Arts signaling they intend to get into blockchain? If true, do you expect other video game developers to follow them? Share your thoughts.

Limp Bizkit STILL SUCKS (New Album Out Now) (By: @cikame)

Does this Garfield news mean there will be new Garfield video games?
Does this Garfield news mean there will be new Garfield video games?

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 about “Limp Bizkit Still Sucks.”

User Reviews

Tsukihime is a good time. Don't judge me.
Tsukihime is a good time. Don’t judge me.

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