Hello and 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 past week!
First, July 21st marked Giant Bomb’s 13th anniversary! It’s crazy to think, but Jeff has been helming this ship for thirteen years! I know many of you joined after the site launched or maybe even joined recently, and that’s okay! However you may have come to the site, we thank you for being here!
A theme you will notice in a little bit is how more premium is coming our way very soon! Regardless, feel free to share or comment what brought you to the site, and the first piece of Giant Bomb content that really leaped out to you. With that in mind, let’s talk about the housekeeping items I have for this week.
- Borne To Run Ep. 3 is out! Full episode is on Giant Bomb for those with a Premium subscription using the first link. Shorter episode on YouTube is available for those that are not subscribers (~20 minutes). Speaking of which, here’s the abbreviated version of this week’s version of GrubbSnax (~14 minutes).
- Guilty Treasures premieres this Monday exclusively on Giant Bomb. Check out the Episode 01 trailer and join us Monday for a live Watch Party!
Excuse me giant bomb I have some notes pic.twitter.com/NtjC9V8xZZ
— mid-life crisis yoda (@midichloriquine) July 23, 2021
— Brad Lynch (@MarinoV1) July 21, 2021
How many gamer-dads with bad backs does it take to load an NBA Jam cabinet into a truck? pic.twitter.com/iSOFI0XRvi
— danny o’dwyer (@dannyodwyer) July 21, 2021
Borne you Run Ep. 3 is out now. It’s the show that @giantbomb users are describing as “actually very good.” Get in there and see what they’re raving about.
Full ep for GB Premium members: https://t.co/Xe6T194xkn
Shorter YT Edition: https://t.co/SPuzrqa9wc
— Tamoor Hussain (@tamoorh) July 19, 2021
Author’s Note: This Tweet just sent me into an existential crisis. I sent this tweet to three users I have known for at least ten years. And none of them “got it.” If you understand the reference to Jeff Grubb’s Tweet, please let me know in the comments so I don’t feel old.
Jan recently participated in a tournament hosted by AEW’s game division. Real talk, I think I have watched this video twice and still do not understand what this game involves. If you can help me, feel free to drop a comment!
Happy Olympics everyone! Here’s a classic Giant Bombcast discussion about the Olympic Village from 2012 I thought everyone would enjoy.
From a game by DICE to a game about dice, let’s look at some beautiful electronic art! After a brief hiatus, Gamer_152 returns with a look at EA’s E3 2021 presentation!
Moderator Mento gave Underrail a shot and discusses why they enjoyed its throwback gameplay and world even if its difficulty curve made them want to pull their hair out. Likewise, Mento is starting a new series on visual novels and starts things off with the critically acclaimed The House in Fata Morgana! Read all about why they thought its story and production values were exceptional!
Moderator ZombiePie revives their retrospective on Chrono Cross on the site after a long hiatus! Today they really explore why it should possible go down as the “weirdest sequel to a beloved video game” ever made.
If you need a good laugh at any point this week, this hilarious post by eccentrix in which they muse about their first time playing Final Fantasy X is definitely up your alley.
BRG looks back at the previous week and summarizes what they think were the ten biggest takeaways or moments. Give it a read and feel free to share any other events you think should have made the cut.
Last week marked Giant Bomb’s 13th anniversary! Here’s a link to the community discussion thread where users are posting screencaps of the old versions of the site and sharing their early memories of Giant Bomb’s launch!
We now have a “Guilty Treasures Waiting Room” for everyone who is excited to watch the latest series by Danny on the site! What do you think Jeff’s game will be and what are you most excited to see?
The Giant Bomb community continues to discuss the horrible news surrounding California’s lawsuit against Activision Blizzard. Feel free to join the conversation using the link below but please be considerate of victims of abuse.
Are there any users out there that have checked out Last Stop? Did you enjoy the game’s three characters? What about its supernatural story? Join our discussion using the link above!
Today’s EA Play stream ended with a teaser trailer for the Dead Space Remake. Some community members were disappointed by how little was shown, but others are happy to know it is official! Share how you with the rest of the community!
Calling all Battlefield fans in the Giant Bomb community! What do you make of Battlefield 2042 Portal? Does an anachronistic Battlefield “Forge Mode” sound appealing to you?
Here’s an interesting discussion thread on the forums. Would people disappointed by Cyberpunk 2077 be better off playing the Deus Ex reboot games? If you want my advice, maybe I could interest you in Prey?
As the title asks, have you ever suffered through a game for the sake of friends? Have you ever played a game extensively just because members of your social network liked it?
Giant Bomb’s Warframe community welcomes you to join their discussion about TennoLive 2021! Learn more about what was announced at the event and share what you think was great or needed to be improved with other active Warframe players!
Here’s a link to an extensive community discussion debating Game Pass game availability and if knowing games can disappear at any moment hurts one’s ability to get invested with the service.
The Giant Bomb Gunpla community is pretty excited about GUNDAM EVOLUTION! Are there any Gundam fans out there with early impressions or thoughts about the game?
Various members of the community are still speculating about unannounced and wishlist characters they’d like to see in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. If you can think of a character from your childhood you’d love to see make a comeback, share them!
Lazyaza returns to list making on the site with an updated list of their favorite RPGs of all time. Use the link below to check it out and consider making your own when you have time!
The TurboGrafx-16 is well known for its shoot’em up games and StealthRUSH has tried their best to make a list of what they think are the fifty best! If you notice any missing games, feel free to drop a comment.
- @infantpipoc enjoyed their time with the Highway Blossoms, a kinetic visual novel from AlienWorks! Check out their review to read why they loved the game’s characters even if they have some qualms about the format of kinetic visual novels!
- @dinoracha reviews Paper Mario: The Origami King and shares why they think the puzzle-combat is a fun, they can’t help but wish the series went back to its roots.