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!
Finally retiring these monitors that @bradshoemaker bought the Giant Bomb staff oh so many years ago. Not sure what to do with them now. Any creative ideas? Can’t repurpose them for the kids—no speakers. pic.twitter.com/bPvEncdOnA
— Patrick Klepek (@patrickklepek) April 29, 2022
@VoidBurger @_janjerome Didn’t wanna stall the show, but re: the Fargo talk I DID want to share that we have a chainsaw-sculpted wooden statue of the main character from that movie in the historic Fargo Theatre. pic.twitter.com/kZPJEpHvvk
— Steven Strom (@stevenstrom) May 4, 2022
— Jean-Luc Seipke (@JeanLucSeipke) May 6, 2022
— WobblyPython 🏍️🐍 (@WobblyPython) May 4, 2022
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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?
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)?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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!
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 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.”
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!
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.
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!
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!