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Lena Raine’s Top 10 Games of 2021 & Some Fun Bonuses

3 hours 15 minutes ago

Hi! I’m Lena. You’ve probably heard my music in Celeste, or from this year: Minecraft, or Chicory, or Moonglow Bay. Maybe you saw my list from 2020 and just had to know what I thought for 2021. Whatever your reasons for browsing over to this list, hi! I write music & make games. I also have lots of opinions about them.

2021 in games was honestly good to me. People have led a lot of round-up articles talking about how there was no “big standout game” for people to rally around, and honestly I think that’s a wonderful thing. We didn’t, because the gaming space continues to grow more diverse every single year. Instead, we got a lot of really amazing and unexpected gems, some really sick remakes & ports of older games, and the kinda unbridled glee I get from seeing the dominant AAA games being 3D platformers (Ratchet & Psychonauts), a racing game (More Forza Horizon), and a shmup-like 3rd person shooter (Returnal).

None of those games are in my top 10 though, so let’s dig into some specifics on where my gaming tendencies led me in 2021. I played a ton of games. Here’s some of them!

Neat Games I Didn’t Play Enough Of (Yet)

I am an easily distracted person, and sometimes games become a little too strenuous on either my brain or my hands to complete. But I still wanted to give some words of recommendation to these few games that really left a good impression on me.

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Alex Boniello’s Favorite Games (and other stuff) of 2021

3 hours 24 minutes ago
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Alex Boniello is a wildly talented stage and screen actor, producer and musician. You can catch him currently in Whisper House.

Hello lovely Giant Bomb community. This marks my third year in a row that I have been asked to write a list for my favorite games site, and I’m happy to do so again! It has continued to be an incredibly weird year for us all, and while the situation in the NYC theatre scene is currently especially bleak because of Omicron, I’ve been thrilled to watch the theatre return, slowly but surely. To celebrate that, I’ve decided to share my favorite theatre moment of the year, as well as some other favorite moments across all forms of media, before hopping into my Games of the Year. I took a lot of comfort in enjoying these things and I wanted to share them. Because it’s my list!!! And I can!!!

Theatre of the Year: Hadestown’s first performance back

(Full Disclosure, I’m a co-producer on Hadestown)

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Dan Ryckert's Top 10 Games of 2021

3 hours 25 minutes ago
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Former Giant Bomb man-child Dan Ryckert has graced us with his top 10 list for 2021. You can catch Dan in the debut season of Bak 2 Skool, the Fire Escape Cast and on Twitch.

And quite possibly, in the time it's taken you to read this intro, Dan has inexplicably won a juggling contest, invented a new type of eating utensil and written several books on all the subjects previously referenced. For signed copies, please reach out to Dan directly on Twitter.

Dan's Honorable Mentions: Loop Hero, Forza Horizon 5, Death’s Door, WarioWare: Get it Together!

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Super Eyepatch Wolf's Top 10 Games of 2021

3 hours 25 minutes ago
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We are honored to have Super Eyepatch Wolf contributing to our 2021 Game of the Year guestlists. If you're unfamiliar with Mr. Wolf, he has a supremely great YouTube channel where he makes videos that shake the entire internet with each release.

His most recent upload, "What The Internet Did to Garfield," is not just perfectly on the nose for the GB Extended Universe, but has also been viewed over 2.5 million times.

But perhaps best of all, we're currently working on a new podcast with John that will begin to air in February.

Honourable mentions

Inscryption, Shin Megami Tensei V, Metroid Dread, Little Nightmares 2, Binding of Isaac: Repentance.

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Alex Zandra’s Top 10 Games of 2021

3 hours 29 minutes ago
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Alex Zandra is a Canadian game designer, streamer and light novelist. She makes all kinds of stuff on her Patreon. You can find her on Twitter @zandravandra and watch her stream on Twitch.

Hey hi folks! I’m so glad to be here. I’m so glad you’re here, too. <3

Last year was a lot. I think I grew more as a person than I have in a very long time, in no small part thanks to a metric tonne of heavy-duty therapy. But it’s been a lot of grueling, exhausting work! And also, like… the pandemic’s been rough. We were not meant to be apart for so long. Fingers crossed this year will be kinder to all of us.

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Matt Rorie

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Will Smith's Favorite Games of 2021

3 hours 40 minutes ago
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This is the year that I went from playing games and talking about games to actually making games. I’ve been helping Stray Bombay (the makers of The Anacrusis) with comms, which means I finally understand how the sausage is made. At least for our game. Of course, I also co-host Brad & Will Made a Tech Pod with someone you probably know, and have been streaming PUBG, Returnal, Inscryption, The Anacrusis, and the occasional LEGO build on Twitch. (By the way, The Anacrusis came out in early access on Steam, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Epic Games Store, and Xbox/PC Game Pass on January 13. You should check it out!)

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Matt Rorie

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Drew Scanlon's Top 10 Games of 2021

3 hours 41 minutes ago
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HELLO YES THIS IS DREW. Cranking out retro games and F1 podcasts doesn’t always leave a lot of time to play stuff these days, but I still managed to put together a list of things I played that came out this year! So stay awhile, and read.

10. Pokémon Unite

I’m really just putting this on here because it’s the closest substitute I’ve found for Fates Forever–the one (mobile) MOBA I ever got into–which was BRUTALLY ERASED FROM EXISTENCE so its developers could focus on some other project called “Discord.”

9. The Forgotten City

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Matt Rorie

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Pat Baer's Top Animes Of 2021

4 hours 26 minutes ago

Pat Baer is a comedian currently living in South Carolina who you may have seen at various PAXes with his panels Pat Baer’s Anime Club, The Improvised Postmortem, and League of Heels. You also may have encountered him on Twitch, where he builds Gundams and LEGO. He hopes to move back to NYC in 2022.

2021 was another year where I stuck with only a few video games, but watched a lot of anime. And once again the fine folks at Giant Bomb let me share a list of my favorite anime of 2021! If you like your lists in video format, I’ve got you covered here: click!

Honorable mention goes to The Faraway Paladin, which starts as a slow and patient exploration of what it means to be given a second chance at life, but by the end of the season is just another decent isekai.

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10. Remake Our Life!

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GOTY 2021: Everything On One Page!

22 hours 35 minutes ago
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Hey, here's an article that you can use to find all of our GOTY content this year!

GOTY Podcast Archives

  • GOTY Day 1: We begin Day 1 of Game of the Year Deliberations with "Best Letter", "Chillest Game, Brah", "Best Time Loop Game", and "Best Music"!

Staff GOTY Lists

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Jess O'Brien's Top Ten Games of 2021

22 hours 37 minutes ago
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Before Jess got hired at Giant Bomb as a video producer a few months ago, she was a SomethingAwful Let's Play forums alum, making a bunch of LPs for Silent Hill games like a big dumb idiot. This cool job is her first foray into using her "IRL" name online, so everything else she's ever done has been under the name VoidBurger. Follow her on Youtube, some other Youtube, a third Youtube, and also Twitter, and Twitch and all other fine hustle hellscapes.

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Jeff Bakalar’s Top 10 games and games-adjacent things of 2021

1 day 3 hours ago
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By now you probably know Jeff Bakalar. He was the guy hanging around the Giant Bomb East studio so much that they eventually asked him to co-host the Giant Beastcast. Then one day a pandemic hit and everyone left. He wanted that rotating chair to stop spinning so bad, well guess what, joke’s on him now.

Right, so now that the dark prophecy has completed and I’ve moved over full time, it seems appropriate that my 2021 list be mostly video games and not some other collection of things I really like and want to force you to read about.

Full disclosure though, a couple pinball machines found their way on my list this year because they are great games that deserve the attention. You didn’t think I’d let this whole thing be console or PC did you? Aww, you’re silly.

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Rorie's Games Of The Year (Good And Bad)

1 day 3 hours ago
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2021 started off with me getting a sleek and shiny new 3080 in February! SMILES! It broke in September! FROWNS. But I got it RMAed by NVIDIA! I was back to smiling at that point, and here we are, with another long year in the books.

Those of you who know me from the site know my tastes, probably: I like big flashy games with lots of guns and explosions and I like them to look very nice indeed with a high framerate. There’s a reason that DOOM Eternal was my GOTY last year! This year I felt like my gameplay habits were somehow even more along these lines, as I wanted to stress my video card and big-ass monitor as much as I could. So most of what I gravitated to this year was big flashy AAA stuff. I've become a gaming basic bitch and I’m pretty OK with that.

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Jan Ochoa's Top 10 Games of 2021

1 day 3 hours ago

This has been a tough year for numerous reasons. I don't need to list the specific reasons, but I definitely felt like my tank was running on empty a lot of the year. Hell, a couple weeks ago I was even debating with myself whether or not I still enjoyed or liked video games anymore. I've been juggling feelings of inadequacy and general emptiness on and off constantly. Like I've had a weird underlying feeling of "survivor's guilt" bubbling under the surface. My sleep sucks. I have such a short fuse lately. The only thing consistent is that I feel like I'm constantly waking up on the wrong side of the bed.

Burnout? Great game.

Let's take a deep breath. Okay, let's take another. Did I have to tell y'all to exhale because that goes without saying I think. Sick - now it's time to look at the big picture we got going on and it turns out that there may be more highlights than I thought. I ran a race with my best friends, my partner got into grad school, met and then got to hire Jess, started a Power Ranger podcast with Matt, got to run it back and do a couple of podcasts with good ol' Benjie P, I even hosted the Bombcast a couple times, and shoot I even got promoted. I know that the year for Giant Bomb isn't what everyone expected, there's a lot of negativity online and everyone's feelings are valid. But yo dawg, put your TRUST in me. WE got this. Let's talk about some GAMES NOW HUH?!

Here’s a quick list of stuff in no particular order that ALMOST made my Top 10

  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel
  • Loop Hero
  • Knockout City
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Wildermyth
  • Unpacking
  • Persona 5 Strikers

Actually I just wanted to shout out a couple more things

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Jeff Gerstmann's Top 10 Games of 2021

1 day 3 hours ago

Jeff Gerstmann is a professionally recognized anime expert who loves to "get fresh." You can follow him online via Tiktok at @freddurst2000.

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OK, forget whatever I'm going to write about whenever I get to the top video games of the year later on down this page. The video game of 2021 is Outriders. Outriders is the 2021 of video games. Outriders is the game I played while I was waiting to get to the other side of wherever it was that I was then, in hopes of getting to something better on the other side. It wasn't a bad year, and Outriders was not a bad game. But in a lot of ways I was just trying to get through it and get on to whatever is next.

I never did finish Outriders, but then these first weeks of 2022 have felt a lot like 2021, too, so hey, maybe that balances out.

The release cadence and quality of video games felt a little herky-jerky all year. Many of the big games were things that had been delayed into their eventual 2021 release window, and a lot of stuff launched in weird states of not-quite-ready. The video game industry's transition to working from home happened in 2020, and things were probably smoother by 2021, but... not the sort of thing you'd actually call "smooth."

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Jason Oestreicher's Top 10 Games of 2021

1 day 10 hours ago
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2021 was lookin OK? ‘till it didn’t. It was rough. You know, one of the biggest things that happened was the cross-country move to Atlanta. That’s Big and Exciting and… Stressful. Marry that with my mom passing a couple weeks before, a foot that was infected (and that I had to end up getting a toe amputated), and more than a couple of hospital stays for various reasons and… holy man…

BUT!!!

2022. My year (I hope I’m not jinxing this). The number 22 is super dominant in my life. I don’t really believe in this sort of stuff, but hell, this is some crazy coincidental shit.

  • I was born on the 22nd of March
  • My oldest son was born on 12/2 (kind of a 22?)
  • My daughter? May 22nd. At exactly 10:22PM which, in military time is: 22:22
  • My youngest son, born a week late… on the 22nd

Stuff’s crazy, right?

What does that mean for this year? That it’s gonna be a crazy good year! Or it’s all gonna come crashing down. Who the hell knows?!? YAY!

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The Community Spotlight 2022.01.22

4 days 19 hours ago

First, here's a reminder to check out Rorie's "Giant Fire Bomb Side Chat" post on the forums! If you want to learn about the plans for GOTY next week or when merch will be restocked, this is the post for you! For anyone that was a fan of Vinny's forum posts about the site's plans at the start of the pandemic, it is definitely worth a read as well.

For those still confused about GOTY 2021 content, it will debut from the January 24th and will continue through the 30th. As a result, there will not be a Community Spotlight next week. Most likely I will have a JAM PACKED Spotlight on February 5th! Speaking of staff content, Armed and Rangerous is back and the series' return features a special guest in the form of Stephen Fu! With that in mind, let's jump into the "good stuff!"

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Community GOTY 2021: Voting Begins!

5 days 19 hours ago
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stop the halo, I want to get off!!!

2021: It had games! It's time to vote on your favorites! You can do so via this form, or you can read on for more information!

If you're curious to revisit the days of yore, have a link to our our 2020 GOTY, 2019 GOTY, 2018 GOTY, 2017 GOTY, our 2016 GOTY, or our 2015 GOTY lists! Congrats to Hades for being our Community GOTY winner for 2020! What will it be this year? Deathloop? Halo? Psychonauts 2? Let's find out...together!

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The Community Spotlight 2022.01.15

1 week 4 days ago

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 previous week! the site's GOTY content officially has a start date! Giant Bomb's guest lists and GOTY podcasts will begin publishing the week of January 24th!

On a related note, the 2021 Community GOTY voting HAS BEGUN! If you experienced issues trying to submit your vote earlier this week, the submission form has been fixed. Feel free to report other technical issues or bugs with the community voting on the official error reporting thread. If you wish to vote for a game released prior to 2021, go ahead and do that! Also, for DLC and grey areas like Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, vote for the original game release and the site will try to figure things out down the road.

Also worth repeating, be aware Giant Bomb announced they will not be returning to the office and Danny O'Dwyer announced on Twitter their Giant Bomb content is on hiatus as they attend to personal matters.

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The Community Spotlight 2022.01.08

2 weeks 4 days ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host. With the celebrations behind us, I just want to wish all of you that are working on-site or possibly returning to school environments in-person the best. Stay safe out there and keep doing your best. However, we have a TON of site-related housekeeping to review, so, let's jump right into it!

First, the site's GOTY content officially has a start date! Giant Bomb's guest lists and GOTY podcasts will begin publishing the week of January 24th! On a related note, the 2021 Community GOTY voting HAS BEGUN! If you experienced issues trying to submit your vote earlier this week, the submission form has been fixed. Feel free to report other technical issues or bugs with the community voting on the official error reporting thread. If you wish to vote for a game released prior to 2021, go ahead and do that! Also, for DLC and grey areas like Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, vote for the original game release and the site will try to figure things out down the road.

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2022.01.01

3 weeks 4 days ago
We did it! That's another year under our belt!
We did it! That's another year under our belt!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Anyways, welcome to 2022! Oh, 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 all of the wonderful community-created offerings from the past week. This being another edition of the Spotlight that looks at user GOTY lists means there's a lot to mull over! Speaking of which, remember that Giant Bomb's 2021 GOTY coverage will begin in January and is NOT CANCELLED! Community voting will also take place during that time and is not cancelled as well. With all of that in mind, let's jump into the Spotlight because, as I said earlier, there's a lot to share this week.

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The Community Spotlight 2021.12.25

1 month ago

Ho ho ho! Welcome to an incredibly FESTIVE edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host this week! As many of you celebrate Christmas with friends and family or by yourselves, I just wish to thank you all for all of your support this year. May your holiday celebrations go without a hitch and I wish you to be safe during this time. With that in mind, as Rorie shared during the 12/23/2021 UPF, please be aware the staff may host some unofficial streams from time to time, but for many, the week of 12/27/2021 to 12/31/2021 will be a much-needed break.

Some of you are still asking about when GOTY will be hosted. GOTY content has been moved to some time in January, much like last year. Likewise, there will be community voting for a "User Pick" GOTY, but the start date for that is still unknown. That said, that shouldn't stop any of you from working on the expected GOTY blogs and lists that usually hit the site! In fact, this edition of the Community Spotlight will mark the start of a dedicated section to user-created GOTY content! Scroll down and read how YOU can get your 2021 GOTY list or blog on the next Spotlight!

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Giant Bomb Premium Is On Sale Now!

1 month ago

GET GIANT BOMB PREMIUM FOR A FULL YEAR AT $35!

ALREADY A MEMBER? EXTEND YOUR PREMIUM AT THE SALE PRICE!

“Folks, it’s been a heck of a year, hasn’t it?” That sentence has been how I usually start these sale posts, but here, now, I feel like I can firmly state that it’s been a HECK of a year. Giant Bomb saw some friends leave, some friends return, and some new friends come aboard for some extra special friend-en-ing. We made new shows, brought on new contributors, and found all sorts of new fun! And then we had that fun together with you, I hope!

We’re still working on a lot of stuff around here, visible or otherwise: new content mixes, new edited Quick Looks (for when you don’t have time for a full “Quick” Look, am I right?), and new production schedules to keep you up to date with what’s going. It’s a lot of change! But what hasn’t changed and is still most important of all: we still need your support to help keep this place up and running!

It’s been almost 12 years since we started Giant Bomb Premium, and the basic gist of it hasn’t changed: you kick us some cash, we keep on trying to make cool stuff (without all those pesky ads). Your support has kept this dumb ol’ train running - and with your help, we can aim towards continuing to hire more full-time crew, make some of the sweetest merch we can think of, and maybe even one day have one of those holiday parties we've heard so much about!

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The Community Spotlight 2021.12.18

1 month 1 week ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host especially during the week before Christmas! I have no idea if I will be able to get around to publishing a Community Spotlight during Christmas Eve or possibly earlier, but if I do not, I wish you all a very merry winter holiday celebration to each and every one of you. Please stay safe and celebrate responsibly this year.

In terms of site-related news, the staff have revealed that their GOTY content has been moved to some time in January, much like last year. That said, that shouldn't stop any of you from working on the expected GOTY blogs and lists that usually hit the site! You can expect more details about Community voting and GOTY list-sharing soon-ish.

Last week, the staff successfully hosted the Giant Bombathon event! If you missed the stream, the archive is provided below and is accessible to all uses, including those who do not have premium. Many thanks to Jess for getting the archive up in record time. Quick production note to those pointing out that the transition from Part 1 to 2 in the archives seems to be missing something. Long story short, Jan wasn't back yet and ready to transition and the team started a little early by accident!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2021.12.11

1 month 2 weeks ago
Metacritic using the final paragraph of Jeff's Halo Infinite review out of context is the funniest shit you will see all week.
Metacritic using the final paragraph of Jeff's Halo Infinite review out of context is the funniest shit you will see all week.

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 endeavors from the previous week. But, before we do that, we have a considerable amount of housekeeping worth addressing.

First, let's give a round of applause for Jeff's review of Halo Infinite! A lot of comments have been swirling if this will be the last review on the site, but only time will tell. If it is the final review a staff member publishes, reviews certainly ended in a bang.

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Join Us Monday For The Bombathon™!

1 month 2 weeks ago

Folks, we will be doing an extra-long stream on Monday that we're calling the Bombathon! We've got crazy 90's videos to watch, an appearance by Smight with Arcade Pit, and we're exchanging "presents" in a feature called Thanks, I Hate It! Special guests! Giveaways! Someone will win a LIFETIME SUPPLY of Giant Bomb Premium! I hope you can join us on Monday!

As always we appreciate your business almost as much as I appreciate exclamation points! If you're not Premium, feel free to try a free trial today, or check out a yearly subscription to Giant Bomb on sale, or try the code "bombathon" when signing up for a Monthly subscription to get your first month for free! It's a galaxy of savings!

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The Community Spotlight 2021.12.04

1 month 3 weeks ago
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This image is brought to by none other than Rorie!

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 endeavors from the previous week. When it comes to the site, we have a bit of "housekeeping" worth addressing.

Firstly, remember that Giant Bomb premium is on sale until the end of the year.

Secondly, for those of you that have checked out the Giant Bomb Emporium, many of you have discovered that the beanies and water bottles have sold out. Mr. Rorie has placed a reorder for both, but there is no timetable on when they will become available again.

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The Community Spotlight 2021.11.27

1 month 4 weeks ago

For those of you living in the United States, I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving. For those of you that live elsewhere, I hope you enjoyed the previous week safely. When it comes to site-related news, by far the most important is related to fan requests for long-form and unedited Quick Looks to make a return. As a compromise, Giant Bomb is rebranding its old clips YouTube account Nuke Dot Com and will now post unedited Quick Looks there. For those wondering why Giant Bomb is posting edited Quick Looks and videos on its main channel, it's complicated. But, the long story short is that the current YouTube algorithm does not like videos that are more than thirty minutes long. With recent changes, YouTube ranks videos with more “complete watches” higher than longer videos where people bail throughout even if those longer videos have high view counts. As they say, it is what it is, and with this second account, you should be able to enjoy your normal video content however you please.

The next bit of housekeeping stems from the recent merch and premium sale. Remember, the sale will continue until the end of the year. However, if you renew automatically during a sale, it will be for full price. If this happens to you, there are options on how to get the sale price. First, if you send the store code you receive to support at giantbomb.com where Rorie can cancel it and refund you to the sale price. Or you can use that code in the store!

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There Is New Giant Bomb Merch For Sale!

2 months ago
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pictured: the mean streets not pictured: wonderful socks

COVER YOUR NUDENESS! In general this is good advice; one doesn't want one's extended bits getting too nippy in the cold autumn air. If you're interested in being both presentable and fashionable, have we got some new goods for you! Also the entire store is on sale until December 3rd! Take 15% off everything in stock!

Here's what's new:

New Era French Terry Baseball Full-Zip

If you like our New Era Hoodie from a couple of years ago, you might also enjoy this snugger-fitting jacket! Keeps the heat in but let's everyone see your hair! That's very important to someone like me, with my flowing mane. Available in Men's or Women's sizes!

40 Oz. Double Wall Water Bottle (SOLD OUT BUT WE WILL REORDER)

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The Community Spotlight 2021.11.20

2 months ago

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.

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2021.11.13

2 months 1 week ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host as we look back at the best community works from the previous week. Well, Extra Life's Game Day came and went and the Giant Bomb Team ended up raising $123,244, which as of the writing of this Spotlight is enough to put the team #4 on Extra Life's overall team rankings. Many thanks to all who participated! Both users and staff allowed this year's Extra Life to go off without a hitch. Also, please be aware, Fundraising Pages (new and old) stay open through December 31! If you were not able to donate or participate during the event, you still can! Also, don't think this is the end of Giant Bomb's Extra Life coverage! We still have some heavy-hitters yet to stream for the event. Finally, if you enjoy the Community Spotlight feature, please consider donating to my Extra Life page.

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The Community Spotlight 2021.11.06

2 months 2 weeks ago

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Spotlight. I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-generated offerings from the week! Most notably, it is/was Extra Life weekend depending on when you are reading this article! Below, you will find a comprehensive schedule as well as link to the team page. However, please remember that many staff and friends of the site had to delay their streams and will be doing things for the site latter. So, for now, don't freak out if you do not see Dave Lang or Will Smith on the docket.

Oh, and if the insanity of Extra Life was not enough, a new show got announced! Janina Gavankar and Bryan Stills will be making a show called "Reel Layers" and you can learn more about what it will entail in the announcement article. With all of that in mind, let's jump right into the Spotlight!

Extra Life 2021 Links!

Giant Bomb's Extra Life Team Page (By: @marino)

Giant Bomb's Individual Donation Page

Extra Life 2021: A New Beginning [Programming Schedule]

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Extra Life 2021: A New Beginning

2 months 3 weeks ago
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Before I begin! You can join our team here! You can donate to Giant Bomb here!

Wow, what a year, huh? How's it been for you? Me? Oh, you know. Asi asi. But hey, even if this year hasn't been great for a lot of people, you know who it might get better for? The kids! We can help them out by raising a bunch of money for Extra Life with the Giant Bomb team!

Here is the official rap of Extra Life 2021:

raising money for the kids

in the zone, is where i is

streaming video games and having fun

but not as much fun as the kids at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital for whom we are raising funds this year!

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The Community Spotlight 2021.10.30

2 months 3 weeks ago

Hello, everyone! Welcome to an incredibly SPOOKY edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. As always, I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host! Obviously, the big news from the last week involves the OFFICIAL HIRING OF JESS AS A STAFF MEMBER! If you have not done so already, please drop a congratulatory comment in the previously linked article.

If you enjoy following Giant Bomb and GameSpot staff as guests on other shows, then consider watching the episode of the Out Of Our League podcast Tamoor was on recently.

Due to high demand, Giant Bomb finally has an updated FAQ! Use the link below to read answers to some of your burning questions and if you can think of questions you'd like to see answered, drop a comment in the article! Finally, don't forget that you can review a comprehensive list of the ENTIRE programming plan for the site using the link below! Read all about the exciting features and shows coming up this week!

Extra Life 2021 Links

Giant Bomb's Extra Life Team Page (By: @marino)

Giant Bomb's Individual Donation Page

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2021.10.23

3 months ago
New stuff is for purchase in the shop (NOT 3080s!!!!) and Rorie wants you to pre-order now.
New stuff is for purchase in the shop (NOT 3080s!!!!) and Rorie wants you to pre-order now.

Hello, Giant Bomb Community. It is I, @zombiepie, and it is my honor to again share with you the best community made creative endeavors from the previous week. First, let's give a hardy round of applause to @voidburger for helming the Quick Look of Inscryption with the full crew! If you want to know what she was thinking or feeling during the Quick Look, check out her "behind the scenes" Tweets about the video.

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2021.10.16

3 months 1 week ago

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-generated content from the last week! Surprising no one, the big theme this week are the many reviews for Metroid Dread authored by community members. Whether you have enjoyed the game or not, feel free to join the community in assessing the game.

In case you missed it earlier, Rorie and Jeff Bakalar hosted a Q&A session with community members through Discord! If you want to know more about the future of the site and what they have been up to recently, give it a listen! Topics discussed include games they have enjoyed playing as well as the state of the Best of Giant Bomb videos.

Speaking of which, the number one question the past two weeks has been about the status of the Best of Giant Bomb videos. First, as Rorie states in this thread, Giant Bomb has Derek, the author of the series, working on "other stuff." Additionally, Derek has said they want to take a bit of a break from the videos before they re-asses where they want to go with them next.

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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Programming Schedule and Show Notes

3 months 1 week ago
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Hey! You made it! In an effort to centrally organize all of the goings-on here at GBHQ, we've created this here article to serve as a landing page for our upcoming schedule, show notes, statuses and anything else that you might want to know about your favorite Giant Bomb shows.

It's also got a real easy-to-use URL:

giantbomb.com/showinfo

Look for this page to update every Monday and we'll do our best to update this list throughout the week as things change.

If you think we can improve this page somehow, let us know!

Week of December 6, 2021

DayShow (time)
MondayCommunity Co-Op Corner: Wreckfest
TuesdayBombcast LIVE (11a PT/2p ET)
Wednesday

Albummer 19
Armed & Rangerous 09
Solar Ash Quick Look Live! (Jerf n Jan)
Love 3 Quick Look Live! (Jerf n Jan)

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Jeff B. Bakalar

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