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 works from the previous week.

Alright, this week we have a couple of important announcements about video player apps related to Giant Bomb. You may have noticed that the original Roku/Chromecast/Apple TV Megathread was locked last week. As Mr. Rorie explained in the last comment in the thread, all of these apps and video players are becoming so wildly different from one another that it seems best to have several dedicated threads rather than one mega-thread. As a result, the site has a dedicated thread for those of you with issues using the Apple TV app as well as a dedicated thread for those of you that encounter bugs or issues with the Roku App. If there are any of you that feel like we need dedicated threads for other streaming platforms (i.e., Chromecast, Amazon, etc.) feel free to drop a comment here and I will relay your input to Rorie.

On a more light-hearted note, our sister-site GameSpot set up and recorded their first studio podcast since the start of the pandemic! If you want to hear Tamoor, Lucy, and Jean-Luc have a ton of fun sharing how excited they are to be back in a studio, give the most recent GameSpot After Dark a listen!

With all of that in mind, lets jump into the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight!

Tweets

Galleria

Run for the Hills – Scoot Scoot (By: @Zesty_Time)

If you have no idea why I am sharing an image of a Pyramid Head running their ass on the floor like a dog, then you obviously have not been following the latest hot content from Jess and Jan for Run for the Hills!

The Community Spotlight 2022.05.07

Activities

Exo One Is The 8th Selection Of The UUGPGC! Finish By May 16 To Participate. Please Mark All Spoilers!

Game Pass Game Suggestion Thread(By:@bigsocrates)

It's time for some quick sci-fi exploration with the UUGPGC!
It’s time for some quick sci-fi exploration with the UUGPGC!

Exo One is the next game for Giant Bomb’s Community Game Pass Game Club! If you have any NON-SPOILER impressions of the game, use the link below to share them! Did the game make any of your GOTY lists last year? That said, it’s also time to send in your suggestions for the next game for the Giant Bomb Game Pass Game Club! Use the second link to propose games you think fit well with the concept of a Game Pass Game Club.

Blogs

Microsoft Flight Simulator Blog? When in Rome (Screenshots) (By: @cikame)

Exploring the world using video games? Who could have seen that one coming?!
Exploring the world using video games? Who could have seen that one coming?!

Here’s a fun read on the site worth checking out! cikame has always wanted to visit Rome, but they don’t know when they’ll ever get comfortable travelling again. So, they took the trip using Microsoft Flight Simulator!

Game Pass Gambols 6: Trek To Yomi. A Cross Between Onimusha And Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (By: @bigsocrates)

bigsocrates returns to blogging this week with a deep-ish look at Trek To Yomi, the recent samurai game that seems to be drawing a lot of praise for its samurai aesthetic. See how they think the game shapes up!

[SPOILERS] Horizon Forbidden West Post-Completion Thoughts (By: @mellotronrules)

This game certainly has a look.
This game certainly has a look.

mellotronrules went back to Horizon Forbidden West after Elden Ring and shares their ups and downs with it as well as their overall impressions of the game’s story and ending. If you don’t mind spoilers, this blog is for you!

Indie Game of the Week 268: Alt-Frequencies +

Mega May Madness: Light Crusader(By: @mento)

As to be expected, moderator Mento has a couple of blogs for you to check out for your reading pleasure. First, they have a new episode of their “Indie Game of the Week” series and this one is all about Alt-Frequencies! Read why they consider it a “bold experiment throughout” but with a handful of hiccups along the way. Second, they are up to their old tricks and are back to playing and discussing Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games and this week checked out the isometric dungeon crawler, Light Crusader!

Mobile Game of the Week: Scurvy Scallywags (By: @daavpuke)

Many thanks to Mento for talking about a game I had never heard of until today!
Many thanks to Mento for talking about a game I had never heard of until today!

Daavpuke is back on Giant Bomb and has another mobile game they want to talk to you about if you have time to spare. This time they want to discuss Scurvy Scallywags, the match-3 puzzle game from Ron Gilbert. Click the link to read if they think it is worth a try!

Discussion Threads

Embracer Group To Wrap Loving Arms Around Square Enix’s Scorned Western Studios (By: @nodima)

Well... this certainly happened.
Well… this certainly happened.

Embracer Group buying Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and their IPs for $300 million was certainly one way to start last week! As so many already have, feel free to share your gut-reaction to the deal and what you think is next for both the studios and Square-Enix.

Keyboard and Mouse Non-Shooter Recs? [For RSI] (By: @goodbyereptilian)

goodbyereptilian has recently developed some RSI issues and now needs video game suggestions that utilize mouse and keyboard controls well. Also helpful are games that do not require dexterity or rapid movement. If you have any ideas, feel free to share them using the link!

It’s Official, EVE Online Really IS A Spreadsheet (By: @el_blarfo)

This spreadsheet mode sure is something.
This spreadsheet mode sure is something.

What is YOUR reaction to the recent news that EVE Online is getting Microsoft Excel integration? Is there anyone out there still playing the game? How is the game and its community these days?

Roguelite Games Perfect For Exercise (By: @tartyron)

It’s been discussed on the Bombcast by Jeff G, but can you think of any games that are good to play while exercising or using a desk cycle? Can you think of genres that work better for exercise (i.e., roguelikes)?

Has Your Inability To Keep Yourself Engaged Often Stopped You From Enjoying A Well Received Game? (By: @topcyclist)

I think we can all agree the first step towards restroing the brand is to bring back the original logo.
I think we can all agree the first step towards restroing the brand is to bring back the original logo.

As the title suggests, have you ever bought a highly heralded game that reviewed well and you struggled to get through the first level or set-piece? Can you think of the last game where this happened and what made it hard to remain invested while playing it?

Your Thoughts On EA’s Current State? (As Of May 5th, 2022) (By: @gtxforza)

The topic has come up on the site, but what do YOU make of the current state of Electronic Arts as a developer and publisher? Are they still reeling from Battlefield 2042? Remember their purchase of Codemasters? Share your thoughts about where they stand right now.

Peglin! Roguelike Peggle (By: @alistercat)

This seems like a good time, but what say you?
This seems like a good time, but what say you?

A couple of community members have recently picked up Peglin and have used the term “Roguelike Peggle” to describe its gameplay! Learn more about it and feel free to share your experiences with the game if you have any.

PoP Sands of Time Remake Thread – Delayed Indefinitely? (By: @vaiz)

It’s been a long road for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, getting from there to here, but what is your reaction to the recent news that the project has a new dev team? Will we ever see this game completed in our lifetime?

Compared To Other Nintendo Systems, What Do You Think About The Output Of 1st Party Exclusives On The Switch? [Poll Included] (By: @liquiddragon)

We have a poll and community discussion thread debating how the current Switch 1st Party catalogue compares to those of other Nintendo consoles! If you have any thoughts, vote for and discuss your choice with your fellow community members!

Rogue-like Deckbuilders (By: @thatpinguino)

The field for Roguelike-Deck Builders is MASSIVE these days, so, what are your suggestions when someone says they are interested to play one? Share and discuss your pick(s) with the community using the link.

What’s The Most Annoying Nitpick You’ve Hear About A Game You Enjoy? (By: @topcyclist)

Is this ever coming out?
Is this ever coming out?

What’s the most annoying sentence or criticism you have ever read in a review or write-up about a game or genre you like? As a quick example, a lot of community members on the forums are not fans of the phrase “style over substance.”

Lists

American Public Officials Who Appeared in Video Games Before Obtaining Office (By: @jeffrud)

Yup, this checks out.
Yup, this checks out.

As you can see, jeffrud made a list titled “American Public Officials Who Appeared in Video Games Before Obtaining Office” and they want YOUR HELP with more examples after you check out what they have thus far!

Most Immersive Games (By: @redfoxbennaton)

redfoxbennaton went back and annotated the new and old games they feel are the “most immersive” and have the strongest sense of atmosphere. Give their list a read and consider making one of your own.

Looks Like Jesus (By: @captainofthestars)

captainofthestars is working on a fun list and needs YOUR HELP! They are trying to create a list of every video game that looks like Jesus Christ or is undeniably “Jesus-like” in appearance!

Wikis

Shenmue

Not everything about Shenmue is bad, right?
Not everything about Shenmue is bad, right?

Nope, there’s nothing to adjust here. This week’s Wiki Page of the Week is genuinely the original Shenmue! Check out the page and learn about all of the minigames, storylines, and development history that surround the game and its community!

Original Article @Video Game News at Giant Bomb