Hello, Giant Bomb community. Welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community created offerings from the week. Before we get to that, we have some site-related housekeeping to discuss. First, many thanks to Dave Lang for streaming for Giant Bomb’s Extra Life team and raising over $50,000! If you missed the fun, remember donation pages are open until December 31, 2021.
In terms of premium content, this week had two big announcements. First, last Monday saw the debut of the Voicemail Dump Truck. If you have enjoyed Ben’s voice mail bits during the main podcast, they have been spun off into their own premium show. Second, Jan is being guided through the first Silent Hill game by Jess in a new show titled “Run for the Hills.” Finally, premium subscriptions will be one sale until the end of the year. If you need a gift for a fellow Giant Bomb fan, look no further.
Extra Life 2021 LINKS!
Alright everyone, this will probably be the last time I put a dedicated section to Extra Life in the Community Spotlight. First, please remember that Dave Lang wants donations for his stream to go to Giant Bomb’s Extra Life account. Second, don’t forget the Giant Bomb Discord is doing an event as well and is hoping to raise $2,069. Finally, if you want to see a spreadsheet of who collected the most donations, Marino has you covered.
As mentioned earlier, Giant Bomb premium is ON SALE until the end of the year! Also worth mentioning, Jess and company had fun editing this HILARIOUS infomercial. The editing is simply spectacular.
while everybody’s posting gta trilogy glitches and arguing about whether it is or isn’t rockstar’s fault, let’s fondly remember the time gta online completely bugged out in the funniest way imaginable for giant bomb while they were just trying to do all the heists pic.twitter.com/r2XZZ9NQcT
— Clea Filsooth 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈 (@PastelChum) November 16, 2021
LostSol noticed Rogue Warrior making the rounds on the internet as a “so bad it is good” game. So, they penned a MASSIVE essay on Giant Bomb on why the game should be condemned for supporting Richard Marcinko, a home-born domestic terrorist.
I’m not lying when I say this is maybe . It is an absolute MUST READ!
It has now been over twenty years to the day since the release of Halo: Combat Evolved. Here is moderator Gamer_152’s level-by-level breakdown of the historic title that forever changed the nature of action games
Moderator Mento checked out Cathedral for the latest episode of their Indie Game of the Week blog! Discover why they think it is a solid, but not perfect, option for fans of Shovel Knight.
imunbeatable80 tackles All Walls Must Fall for the latest episode of their “What’s the Greatest Video Game” series! Use the link to discover why they think it might be one of the worst games they have ever played!
A lot has been said about Far Cry 6 being “more of the same,” and bigsocrates used that as an excuse to go back to Far Cry 3 see if that was the game that solidified the “Far Cry template” for future entries in the series.
woodroez recently picked up Door Kickers: Action Squad and finally wrapped up the game a few days back. Use the link to read why they think it fails to reward the player for being clever.
Here’s a fun discussion thread on the forums about everyone’s favorite video game series that you’ve never finished a game in! Popular community picks include Dragon Quest, Need for Speed, and Persona.
Giant Bomb users are having a BLAST with Forza Horizon 5 and that’s kicked off a discussion about game franchises that attempt to provide an unrelentingly “pleasant” or “fun” experience. Can you think of other games like it?
It’s an incredibly important discussion to have until the heat death of the universe: have you ever actually bought G-Fuel after all of their advertising and endorsements on Twitch and YouTube?
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original Xbox, Microsoft added more than 70 new games to its backward compatibility library! One of the most notable entries, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, is a well-known “classic.”
All of these “classic” video game anniversaries have the Giant Bomb waxing poetic about console startup screens. What are your favorite console boot up screens of all-time?
The Wii is 15 years old! What are your favorite memories of the console and its MANY games? Share your nostalgia for the console with the rest of the community using the link above!
Speaking of video game anniversaries, join the rest of the community in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the original Xbox! Share your memories with the console and favorite games!
A lot of Giant Bomb users are pointing out how 2021 was a year in which they replayed a lot of games of their past. Was the last year a “Year of Replay” for you? Why or why not?
Are there any users still playing League of Legends: Wild Rift? Whether you are a fan of Wild Rift or the full game, share where you stand regarding the game and its attempt to make League palatable to the mainstream audience.
Are there any users out there that are excited about movies set to release in 2022-2023? What’s the movie you are hyped about and why can’t you wait to see it? Use the link above and share your picks!
For those of you in the Giant Bomb community that remember arcades, what was your usual allowance/allotment of coins or tokens? Were you a high-roller or stuck with chump change?
I know I promoted it last week, but this list is worth repeating. Giant Bomb user dnemitz42 is doing a bit of a social experiment where they rank every character that is suggested to them in the comments of their list. So far, they are now 18 characters deep with a few “SPICY” takes.
Wiki Page Recommendations
Alright everyone, a while back you may recall Giant Bomb’s “Wiki Page of the Week” feature. Some have pointed out that the feature is no longer on the front page, and I am here to tell you to “relax.” The feature is far from dead, but it needs ! The staff want your suggestions to populate in a list that will rotate every week! Much like everything on the Community Spotlight, self-promotion is ENCOURAGED!