Community Spotlight 2022.06.04 – Giant Bombshell

Welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, are once again honored to be your host as we look back on the best community-created works from the past week. Of course, the big news that most of you already know stems from Jeff G’s recent absence from the site. Jeff revealed on Twitter that he seeks medical treatment for ATM. This sebmal photoshop work on Twitter is the hopeful best-case scenario for Jeff in his possible surgery and recovery.

For those of you who noticed the “Manage cookies” button in the lower left part of the site, the issue should be resolved for the majority of users. However, if you still see the button on your browser, click the link and file a bug report indicating which browser you are using and whether you are on mobile.

Speaking of Rorie, in case you missed her last week, Rorie left a comment regarding the current status of the Giant Bomb bounty. Although it doesn’t cover everything, check it out if you haven’t read it yet.

Also, Jess created a 4K printable Kirby June calendar and it’s fucking amazing!

Tweets

Gallery

Sonic the Narc (By: @GB_Nonsense)

On Twitter, the Giant Bomb Nonsense shared sonic art of the hedgehog dressed as a cop while browsing their MAME cabinet. They later shared Photoshopped works of Sonic art that included references to Giant Bomb.

Gallery

Giant Bombshell x Calvin and Hobbes Strip (By: @kone)

As Kone previously noted, the Giant Bombcast team has developed a growing obsession with Calvin and Portal. This week, they continue to honor all responsible parties with an edited C&H comic.

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Activities

Similar to Game Pass Game Club, would anyone be interested in a club album? (By: @dark)

It's time to discuss a new game for Game Pass Game Club!
It’s time to discuss a new game for Game Pass Game Club!

Inspired by the Game Pass Game Club, Albummer, and all the new music content on the site, it’s worth creating an “Album Listening Club!” If you’re interested, leave a comment in the recruiting thread linked above!

The Procession To Cavalry is the 10th game for the UUGPGC! Finish before June 13 to participate! Everyone is welcome! +

Trek To Yomi is the 9th selection of the UUGPGC! May 30 Completion date. Spoilers are open! (By: @bigsocrates)

The Procession to Calvary is the NEXT CHOICE for Community Game Pass Game Club! If you have any spoiler-free first impressions of the Monty Python-inspired game, share them by clicking the first link above! Also, don’t forget that the latest Game Pass Game Club pick, Trek to Yomi is now open to spoilers! If you want to talk about all the juicy details of the game, now you can!

Blogs

I’m a Star Wars nerd and I’m not getting the excitement for the KOTOR II switch port having the content mod restored (By: @zombiepie)

Oh, KOTOR II, what could have been...
Oh, KOTOR II, what could have been…

Moderator ZombiePie is (still) a Star Wars fan and shares on the site why he’s not as excited about the upcoming Switch port of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords and the Restored Content Mod on a console like most on the internet!

Moosey’s Many Thoughts on Cyberpunk 2077: Part I+

Moosey’s Many Thoughts on Cyberpunk 2077: Part 2 (By: @mooseymcman)

Everyone should check out this two-part Cyberpunk 2077 series by MooseyMcMan! Read all about their formative thoughts on the game’s vast world, core mechanics, and colorful cast of characters!

Mega May Madness: Madou Monogatari I+

Indie Game of the Week 272: Virgo Versus the Zodiac (By: @mento)

Check out Moosey's two-part Cyberpunk 2077 series!
Check out Moosey’s two-part Cyberpunk 2077 series!

For the latest edition of their “Mega May Madness” article on the site, the moderator talks about the Genesis/Mega Drive game, Madou Monogatari I! Read why this cute anime dungeon crawler might be worth your time! Likewise, Virgo vs the Zodiac is the subject of their latest “Indie Game of the WeekClick the second link to find out why they found its deep lore and challenging combat system worth solving.

My top five expected June 2022 releases (By: @brg)

If you want some cute animated content in your life, check out Mento's latest blog!
If you want some cute animated content in your life, check out Mento’s latest blog!

As a new month dawns, BRG is back with a new blog annotating the new releases they’re most looking forward to trying, but this time for June 2022! If there are any games coming out this month that you’re excited about, be sure to join their conversation.

Threads

Jan and Jess Appreciation Society (By: @csl316)

Because the last one was a resounding success story....
Because the last one was a resounding success story….

What originally started as a thread sending best wishes to Jan after his earlier struggles has since morphed into a general thread of appreciation for Jan and Jess and all the video editing magic they do for the community!

Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Mini 2 Discussion Thread (By: @bigsocrates)

The Genesis / Mega Drive Mini 2 is released! Are any of you considering buying one or have you stocked up on mini retro video game systems with a fixed game library? Where is your level of enthusiasm for mini retro consoles today?

Do you think you can buy a PS5 this year? (By: @dark)

Lots of Horizon content on the forums this week!
Lots of Horizon content on the forums this week!

The PlayStation 5 turns two, but several in the community are wondering if this will be the year you can find one “in the wild.” With all of their new ordering measures in place, will buying a PS5 ever get easier?

Horizon Forbidden West patch discussion (By: @rorie)

Horizon Forbidden West recently received a patch and it looks like it has added a lot to the game! Do any of you consider giving the game another chance now that the high resolution mode has a decent frame rate?

Marvel’s Spider-Man and Miles Morales Coming to PC (By: @facelessvixen)

I like how quickly Twitter found Insomniac's Tweet about This That Would Never Come to PC.
I like how quickly Twitter found Insomniac’s Tweet about This That Would Never Come to PC.

Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales are coming to PC! Are you surprised by the news? Is it good that more people can play the game? Are any of you considering repurchasing the game?

Who has the best story in the Horizon series? (By: @topcyclist)

The storytelling and storytelling surrounding Horizon Zero Dawn, and its expansions and sequels, have drawn as much praise as criticism. Anyway, which game in the franchise do you think has the best story? Where are you with the turnaround in the first game?

Your expectations for the Summer Game Fest 2022? (By: @gtxforza)

I'm predicting a very bloated event with a bunch of games we'll never play for another four to five years.
I’m predicting a very bloated event with a bunch of games we’ll never play for another four to five years.

What are your expectations for Summer Game Fest 2022? Are they high or low? What sort of world premieres are you hoping for? How long do you think it will take to review the listed names?

What’s the most unique game you’ve ever played (at the time)? (By: @topcyclist)

When was the last time you applied or used the word “unique” to describe a video game? What was the game and what did it do to justify this descriptive adjective?

Lists

Most cinematic games of all time (By: @redfoxbennaton)

I don't know about you, but that sounds like a solid list to me.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a solid list to me.

redfoxbennaton decided to try and make a list of what they consider to be the “most cinematic games of all time!” Just from this little snippet, I can personally tell that they really nailed their roster.

Some great things to play for Pride Month (By: @brian_)

brian_ is working on a list of games we should be playing to celebrate pride month! If you have any suggestions, feel free to click on the link below and share them! Also, consider making your own list on the site!

User Reviews

Do you feel like playing another indie RPG Maker game?
Do you feel like playing another indie RPG Maker game?
  • @yyninja find paradise The review explains why they like how it plays like a game with a heart on its sleeve, despite running on an extremely dated game engine.

Wikis

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords

Kreia is BY FAR the best written Star Wars video game character.
Kreia is BY FAR the best written Star Wars video game character.

In celebration of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords’ upcoming Switch release, this is the Giant Bomb Wiki page of the week! Click on the link below and be amazed at the depth with which the site covers the game and its many characters!

three shells

Everyone knows, thanks to the wrecker, that by 2032, we will no longer use toilet paper. How do the three shells work? It’s up to you to decide. But did you know that the three shells have also appeared in several futuristic games? We only have 10 years left to find out.

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