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The Community Spotlight 2020.10.24

3 days 10 hours ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at some of the best user-created works from around the web. First, I want to thank all of your who heard out the personal request from the staff and moderation team regarding the recent news surrounding Abby leaving the site. If you missed it, yes, Abby will be leaving Giant Bomb at the end of November, but please avoid rampant speculation about possible hires and additional lay-offs or site leavings. As I said last week, these are stressful and confusing times and you can avoid adding to that stress by keeping all of what I have written about in mind. With that out of the way, it is worth noting we have a ton of positive news about the future! In fact, let's jump into it right now!

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The Community Spotlight 2020.10.17

1 week 3 days ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best user-created offerings from the community! Well, 2020 keeps on keeping on. As many of you already know, Abby will be leaving Giant Bomb at the end of November. As is the case with any staff leaving, please share your best wishes and gratitude for their time on the site. However, much like my warning last week about the CNET layoffs, all users are requested and expected to avoid speculation on this matter. As explained during Episode 282 of the Beastcast, Abby was not fired and instead elected to not renew their contract with the site's changing of ownership. The rules prohibiting speculation also include mass speculation about potential new hires. These are stressful and confusing times and you can avoid adding to that stress by keeping all of what I have written about in mind. With that out of the way, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping.

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.10.10

2 weeks 3 days ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best creative endeavors from the Giant Bomb community! This week was certainly "interesting." For a variety of reasons, we have a record breaking number of discussion threads for you to scan over and partake in if you have not already. Major talking points include the PlayStation 5, especially the teardown video, and Genshin Impact. Though, Baldur's Gate 3 soft-launch and Crucible's shit-canning have also spurned massive speculation and discussions from the community. However, I do wish to mention something that has come up. As I will share in a little bit, some former CBSi sites have been hit by layoffs. As is the case whenever the topic of layoffs arise, please be respectful of those who have been impacted. Likewise, speculation on hiring's and possible "pick ups" by Giant Bomb are both unhelpful and not appreciated. It goes without saying this year has been rough for all staff members and this is one small thing we can all do to avoid making things worse. With that aside, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping.

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.10.03

3 weeks 3 days ago

Hello an welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best creative endeavors from the community! As was the case last week, I again wish to thank all of you for the influx of comments and support! Again, rest assured this feature is not going away. Likewise, it does appear the spambots are back and you see any just remember to flag them for deletion and do not actually respond to them. This applies here and everywhere on the site. With that in mind, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.09.26

1 month ago

Hello an welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best creative endeavors from the community! Well, I have to say, I am truly touched by the outpour of support you all showed in the previous edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight. I do wish to assure all of you that my comment last week asking for you all to share your support for this feature was made partially in jest after noticing the Spotlight two weeks ago was hit hard by spambots. This feature is NOT under threat of being terminated or cancelled, and I am sorry if any of you got that impression from last week's edition. In fact, there was a time when I even suspected no one read the introduction to the Spotlight. Again, lesson learned! Oh, and one more thing before we jump into the housekeeping, EVERYONE MUST WATCH JEARUM'S VIDEO IN THE TWEETS SECTION! It is genuinely one of the best things from the whole week.

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.09.19

1 month 1 week ago
All credit to Fobwaashed for this amazing work of
All credit to Fobwaashed for this amazing work of "edited" art.

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best creative offerings form the Giant Bomb Community! Alright, so, the CNET sale news certainly has a lot of people "on the edge," but please be aware, as the staff have said time and time again, they are still waiting on further clarification from their higher-ups on what this means. Down below in the housekeeping section you will find links to a handful of helpful resources on what Jeff and other news outlets are saying. Luckily, Spelunky 2 came out and the expected hijinks have graced the site. If you have not seen it already, check out the end of the site's Quick Look for the game because it is AMAZING! Also, and this is a bit of a request to those of you who enjoy reading this feature but do not comment, please comment with your support. The past handful of weeks a majority of the people commenting on the Spotlights have been spambots, so, let's come together to fix that! Anyways, let's jump into the site

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.09.12

1 month 2 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community offerings from the previous week. First, to any of you being impacted by the United States west coast fires, please stay safe and healthy. Also, be aware some members of the staff have been impacted by this event as well. On a lighter note, the community is still BUZZING about the Xbox Series X/S news! Everyone is still mulling over the two SKUs and if Microsoft's "leasing" program holds any appeal to them. The staff, Jeff in particular, continue to explore streaming games during "off-hours" in hopes of reaching out to different timezones. Unfortunately, these streams very often go unannounced as they are spur of the moment decisions, but be aware they are something to be aware of in the future. However, with all of that in mind, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.09.05

1 month 3 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community offerings from the previous week. It's crazy to think, but we are officially in September! As fall creeps in, high profile video games are starting to come out. The big releases this week, by far, were Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 and Marvel's Avengers and you will find the expected assortment of discussion and online meetup threads for both games. Likewise, the PC community is enjoying the release of Crusader Kings III and all of its expected tomfoolery. With that all aside, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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Giant Bomb's Let's Minecraft Together: The Home Game

1 month 3 weeks ago

I'll be honest: there's been a block-shaped hole in my life since we capped off our group Minecraft streams a little while back. Not only was it a fun weekly event, having a big group multiplayer show to look forward to as our last thing every Friday, but also, Minecraft is still just a damn good game. Once we went and fought that ender dragon, then enabled cheats and blew a gigantic hole in the side of our beloved home base, I had a feeling the end was nigh for that feature, and sure enough after a little over three months it seems we've wrung as much as we could out of the game... at least for now.

Perhaps in a vain effort to keep the dream alive, in the hearts and minds of you the viewer if not on further streams, I thought I'd open up our humble little world for everyone else to expand on, break, or fiddle around in as you all see fit. You can download the files below and drop them into your game to play around in our world locally, or throw them onto a server and build your own multiplayer world on top of ours.

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Brad Shoemaker

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The Community Spotlight 2020.08.29

1 month 4 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host this week! Well, I don't know about you, but this was a doozy of a week. For those unaware, I live in the California Bay Area, much like the rest of the Giant Bomb West team, and getting through last week was certainly draining. As many of you are aware, the forest fires and global pandemic resulted in some programming changes last week. However, the overall plan of transitioning the site from solo streams to Quick Looks and premium content remain unchanged. While there will still be plenty of "free" content for everyone to enjoy, rest assured the staff have big plans for the coming weeks as things start to settle down.

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.08.22

2 months ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week as we look back on the best user-created offerings from the last week! For many of you, this was a week wherein you enjoyed the fruits of Summer Games Done Quick 2020, and hopefully the event's digital-only format has left you as impressed as its pre-pandemic format. Speaking of which, the site-related housekeeping has a lot of information about the staff and their plans for the site moving forward. In short, there will be fewer solo streams and more premium content from now on. Likewise, the "Lockdown" title is being dropped as the staff and site adjust to what many would call "the new normal." But with that in mind, let's jump into the housekeeping!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.08.15

2 months 1 week ago
Late Nite should be proud of this work of art!
Late Nite should be proud of this work of art!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best creative endeavors from the Giant Bomb community! It was a bit of a quiet week on the site by the community. We only have three blogs to report on, though the number of discussion threads are at an all-time high! That said, please be aware the staff continue to explore their approach on how to continue their coverage during the pandemic. Also, to those of you who will be returning to school or have already done so; good luck. But with that out of the way, let's address the site-related housekeeping!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.08.08

2 months 2 weeks ago
It's always nice when the Giant Bomb staff end up doing things that would have made them YouTube stars ten years ago.
It's always nice when the Giant Bomb staff end up doing things that would have made them YouTube stars ten years ago.

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best community-made offerings from the previous week. It was a rather chill week as the staff continue their weekly deluge of live streams for our entertainment. Just as a friendly reminder to those who continue to ask, all signs point to the staff not returning to the office before the end of the year. While that may sound like a bummer, CBSi is taking all of the appropriate pre-cautions to ensure the safety of their employees. Given the circumstances, I think we can at the very least respect their intent. With that in mind, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.08.01

2 months 3 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back on the best creative endeavors of the Giant Bomb community! Sorry for the delay in what was meant to be a "return to normalcy" for the Community Spotlight, but as they say, shit happens. Anyways, it was a busy news week for the site, and we have a lot to review before jumping into the wonderful things the community has been up to recently. So, let's jump right into it!

Tweets

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The Community Spotlight 2020.07.25

3 months ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight, and I, @zombiepie am once again honored to be your host as we look back on the best community creations the past two weeks. It feels odd saying that last bit, but I did indeed find myself unable to publish a Spotlight last week, but that means we have double the content we normally would have for this week! As we have a lot to review this week, let's jump right into it!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.07.11

3 months 2 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best user-created offerings from the last week! I know this is something many do not want to hear, but as Rorie mentioned during the last two co-op community corners, all signs point to the staff not going back to the office before the end of summer. I know for many, watching the staff return to their normal routine with studio-quality videos is something people have been asking for, but these are extraordinary times. Please, be kind and polite to the staff as they try new things and attempt to make the best of the incredible situation they are in right now. Also, let's not forget, the amount of content that is being posted to the site has increased dramatically since the lockdown, and that's worth remarking upon as a community. Regardless, let's jump into the site housekeeping!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.07.04

3 months 3 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week as we look back at the best community offerings from the last week! Over the years, I have tended to stay away from "themes" outside of the E3 and GOTY versions of the Spotlight. The sole exception, of course, is whenever the anniversary of Ryan Davis' passing rolls around. Seven years is an absurd amount of time to think about, but that's where we are at. I know there are many of you who joined the site after Ryan's passing. I'm not going to use this Spotlight to shame you or make you feel like you are not a valued part of this community. I do however hope that in sharing some of my favorite Ryan moments that you understand how great of a person he was and how his spirit lives on in how this site has evolved over time. As always, feel free to share your thoughts and thanks to Ryan in the original tribute thread by Rorie on the day of his passing.

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.06.27

4 months ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host as we look back at the best community offerings from the previous week. Goodness, this was certainly a week. I will avoid repeating what has already been said by the staff. However, please be aware that the staff and moderation team endeavor to listen, reflect, and get better as a result of what has come to light. You have our most sincere promise to continue to make this site a safe place worth coming back to years upon end. With that in mind, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping.

Tweets Of The Week

Author's Note: So..... it appears Jeff saying "BIGGER" has become a meme, and most of the people creating videos like the last two you will find have no idea Giant Bomb is even the source. Don't you love the internet?

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.06.20

4 months 1 week ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best creative endeavors from the Giant Bomb community! This week we have what I can only describe is the greatest amount of blogs and thread I have seen in a single week! Good work to everyone who shared their impressions of games and current events to the community as it is much appreciated! Also, with the announcement of a new Skate game, I thought it would be "apt" to link to an old video I think has aged as gracefully as you could ask. Anyways, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.06.13

4 months 2 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host as we look back at the best and most creative user-created offerings from the previous week. For many, the fight to end police brutality and fair access to safety rightfully continues this week and every week afterwards. This site continues to remain, as it did last week, in support of Black Lives Matter and that will always be the case. Down below I will continue to refer to Giant Bomb's BLM charity efforts as well as GameSpot's charity efforts to assist operations fighting for equality and basic human rights in the United States and elsewhere. With that in mind, let's review the housekeeping and stay safe everyone!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.06.06

4 months 3 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best creative offerings from the Giant Bomb Community. I'm going to be honest with you, I have written these motivational introductions for over five years, and this one may be the hardest I have ever written. Last week was rough for millions of people around the world. For those of you fighting to dismantle centuries worth of systemic oppression and brutality, I applaud your efforts. For those of you who are not able to join protests, I'll borrow Jan's piece of advice from last week's Bombcast, use your privilege or platform for good. Below, I'll link to several donation opportunities that will assist various efforts to make the world a better place. If you are not able to donate yourself, please consider amplifying these voices.

Also, Black Lives Matter!

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A Note on Today's Bombcast and Other Content

4 months 3 weeks ago
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There was a time around here when the idea of missing a Tuesday Bombcast was unheard of, but it's become clear lately that, like a lot of other things that used to seem important, that time is over.

The events of the last week--starting with the extrajudicial killing of George Floyd, and extending through seemingly endless displays of police brutality against peaceful protesters and the callous, dangerous response from our national leadership--have shocked, saddened and outraged us along with all of you. Out of respect for and solidarity with the black community, everyone fighting against systemic racism, bigotry and oppression, and frankly anyone who still values basic human decency in this country, we're postponing today's Bombcast and all other content to allow time for badly needed compassion and reflection, and to make room for vastly more important discussion and information.

We'll be back soon, but for now, we wanted to pass along some resources that will help you chip in and make a difference, no matter who or where you are.

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Brad Shoemaker

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The Community Spotlight 2020.05.30

4 months 4 weeks ago
It's fan art like this that makes me realize I'm getting older. Cher was right, I wish I could turn back time.
It's fan art like this that makes me realize I'm getting older. Cher was right, I wish I could turn back time.

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best user-created offerings from the previous week! Whelp, that's another month down the drain! I feel like I say this every week, but seriously, stay safe everyone. In case you wanted an update on the state of the Giant Bomb offices, all signs point to the work at home order extending well into the Summer. However, as many of you noticed during the Beastcast, the staff are looking at making things interesting on the podcasts. Also, I would like to apologize to Abby and company for "disturbing" them while they were playing Deadspace. But enough about me, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!

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Giant Bomb Premium Is On Sale During May!

4 months 4 weeks ago
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Folks, it is time for another one of those there Giant Bomb Premium sales. We have been building the new studio working on our streaming technology over the last month or so, since This Whole Thing started, and we are planning to start resuming Premium streams on a regular schedule starting...today! Join us at www.giantbomb.com/chat if you're Premium, and if not, try a free trial for seven days! You can cancel anytime, but if you like what you see, you will get a full subscription in a week at the discounted price. You can find out more information here, or just head over here to sign up or click here to extend an existing membership.

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Matt Rorie

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The Community Spotlight 2020.05.23

5 months ago
Thanks, spacedongle.
Thanks, spacedongle.

Hello and welcome to another exciting edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again you host as we look back at the best creative endeavors of the community!Bow howdy do we have a lot to talk about this week. First, this might be the most exhaustive list of housekeeping items I have ever compiled for the Community Spotlight. Seriously, review the bullet points this week as there is a lot of important news you may have missed this week. Second, the Giant Bomb community wrote up a storm this week with an inordinate number of blogs and reviews. While both do not capture the comments or attention of works of art or videos, I implore you to go out of your way to read at least one blog from a user you have never heard of before. For people who enjoy writing, even a single comment of support can do wonders during this stressful period of time. Alright, with that little rant, let's jump into the housekeeping!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.05.16

5 months 1 week ago
It feels good to have Tony Hawk back...
It feels good to have Tony Hawk back...

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best user-created offerings from the previous week. Whelp, that's another week down the drain. Not sure about you, but as more countries and states move towards reopening business and workplaces, please, be careful out there. Even if you are excited to go back to "life as usual" be kind to those around you by maintaining social distancing as well as wearing a mask when in public areas. Regardless, we have some important bits of Giant Bomb housekeeping to address, so, let's jump right into it!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.05.09

5 months 2 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and as always I, @zombiepie, am honored to be you host as we look back at the best user-created works from the community. Every Spotlight has a "theme" and this time around it is quite obvious the community has been writing up a storm. We have the most amount of blogs I have seen in months and there are even lists and user reviews which rival some of the blogs I have to share in terms of length. Likewise, the community as a whole is still buzzing about the Xbox Series X event as well as Assassin's Creed Valhalla and the merits of its theme. Regardless, we have a moderate amount of site-related housekeeping, so, let's jump right into it!

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The Community Spotlight 2020.05.02

5 months 3 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back on the best user-created works from the Giant Bomb community! Whelp, that was a month! It's crazy to think the month of April is officially behind us, but that is indeed the case. With everything that is going on in the world, I did not think my sense of time would be this thoroughly messed up. Hopefully the rest of you have been doing well enough. We have a handful of housekeeping items that I think you will enjoy, so, without further ado, let;s jump into it!

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The Community Spotlight 2020.04.25

6 months ago

Hello and welcome to yet another edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best user-created offerings from the last week. Well, as we will talk about soon, it was a highly successful week in terms of raising money for charity. The Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run CRUSHED its fundraising goal this year and Abby hosted another successful campaign as well! To everyone who has tuned in and donated, you have my thanks! However, as people start to near the end of their ability to donate, don't forget to spread the word of any fundraisers to family and friends when they happen. Sometimes you would be surprised to see how charity the members of your family can be when it comes to the people who put a smile on your face. With that out of the way, let's jump into the latest edition of the site-related housekeeping!

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The Community Spotlight 2020.04.18

6 months 1 week ago

Hello and welcome to an incredibly "charitable" edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host this week as we look back on the best creative endeavors from the community! First off, apologies if this edition of the Spotlight is a bit short than what you are accustomed to nowadays. As many of you may be aware of, I am participating in the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run, and that made making this edition of the Spotlight a bit of a rush. So, apologies for that, and you can expect me to be on my "A-Game" next week! Regardless, let's jump into the site housekeeping!

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The Community Spotlight 2020.04.11

6 months 2 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community and I, ZombiePie am once again honored to be your host this week! I'm not going to lie, I have a lot of stuff to share to you this week! The most notable part of this edition of the Spotlight is related to the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! For those unaware, THIS WEEK is when the magic happens! That's right, dozens of Giant Bomb users will be streaming content for your enjoyment all in the name of charity! If possible check out some of the user-made blogs laying out their Endurance Run plans. Also, this year the event will be changing course and raising money for COVID-19 relief, as well as will be joined by Abby on Friday! It should be a fun time for all involved! Regardless, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!

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The Community Spotlight 2020.04.04

6 months 3 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, ZombiePie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back on the best user-created offerings from the week. Whelp, things across the world have certainly changed. Nonetheless, this week was a spectacular reminder of the power of the Giant Bomb community, and human kindness in general. For one thing, Abby's impromptu fundraiser for COVID-19 relief raised OVER $10,000! Let's keep that momentum up in two weeks when the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run is set to start! Anyways, let's try to continue the positive feelings with a quick rundown of the site-related housekeeping!

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The Community Spotlight 2020.03.28

6 months 4 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to yet another edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and as always I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week as we look back at the best user-created offerings! I know it must seem tiring whenever I say, "Gosh, that sure was a week," but this time I really mean it. I know for some of you it was a rougher go about it than others, but again, from the bottom of my heart, do your best and know this community is here for you if you need it. Likewise, it was another SOLID week of video content from the staff barring a handful of technical issues here and there. We bonded over a rat with Jeff and chilled out with Abby in Animal Crossing. And for those of you who like hard numbers, the staff have been outputting and average of six to eight hours worth of video content per weekday since the shelter in place orders hit much of the United States. So, join me in thanking them for their hard work and bringing smiles to all of our faces! With that in mind, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!

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The Community Spotlight 2020.03.21

7 months ago
Thank goodness for Animal Crossing (Image provided by @SerenaMidori on Twitter)
Thank goodness for Animal Crossing (Image provided by @SerenaMidori on Twitter)

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best user-created content from the past week. Whelp, as we transition to a new week, let's all give the Giant Bomb staff a huge "THANK YOU" for another week of home streams! I know there are plenty who have expressed issues with the solo streams, but the staff are already looking into ways to stream collectively and get back into the normal routine. Some staff members plan to begin recording Quick Looks with other staff members remotely, and Alex has revealed the next episode of Mass Alex should occur soon.

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The Community Spotlight 2020.03.14

7 months 1 week ago

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back and enjoy the best user-created offerings from the previous week. Well, this was certainly a week. There have been mass cancellations of schools and many of us are now living under various states of emergency. I wont go any further in discussing COVID-19 as many of you have enough breaking news-based anxiety, but please keep safe. Wash your hands; don't touch your face; isolate yourself if you get sick; and don't forget to tell your friends and family that you love them. On a lighter note, given the circumstances, I think we can all agree the staff absolutely hit it out of the park with their at-home live streams. While I personally missed a majority of the morning streams, I found Jan and Jason's streams to be especially entertaining. Likewise, Jeff playing Super Mario Bros. Special might be the best new Giant Bomb video series of 2020 yet. With all that out of the way, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping!

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Giant Bomb's Work-From-Home Spectacular

7 months 2 weeks ago

With increasing health concerns around the current viral outbreak, Giant Bomb has determined that, starting Wednesday, 3/11, the San Francisco-based staff will work remotely until further notice. In the meantime, you can join us over at our live chat starting at 11:00 AM PDT for a variety of streams, from our home to yours.

Above: Simulated photo of a Giant Bomb staffer's home streaming rig.
Above: Simulated photo of a Giant Bomb staffer's home streaming rig.

What sort of stuff should we expect?

We'll hopefully have chat live for most of the day with a variety of streams hosted by all your pals from Giant Bomb. These streams will range from casual multiplayer sessions, to live recordings of shows, and maybe even a little more experimental stuff thrown in here and there. Part of the fun is we'll be figuring it out with you along the way.

How much are you streaming?

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The Community Spotlight 2020.03.07

7 months 2 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best creative endeavors from the Giant Bomb user base! Alright, after a bit of fooling around the past two weeks, the bio this time around is a bit more "grim." In case you missed the 03/06/2020 UPF, thee Giant Bomb West staff expect to be given orders to work at home at some point during next week in response to the Coronavirus. If this is the case, expect delays on the normal schedule of videos. However, be aware they are already looking at way to stream from home and still record a podcast. If anything, things should be as chaotic as the Whiskey Media days when AWS went down. However, with that aside, let's jump into the site-related housekeeping.

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The Community Spotlight 2020.02.29

7 months 3 weeks ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the creative endeavors from the community from the previous week. First, I just want to thank everyone who joined me in reminiscing over HitmanAgent47 last week. It was a trip and somewhat comforting to see those Hitman meme pictures didn't all disappear. However, a few other usernames cropped up during that time that are equally memorable, but probably in a better light. Speaking of which, have I ever said how much of a shame it is Claude isn't on the forums anymore? Jeez, I'd LOVE to see what Claude thinks about the Nintendo Switch! In fact, I'm willing to allow him to have a mini-paragraph review of the system on the next Spotlight if someone can get a hold of him. I know he had a rough go of it a while ago, but MAAAAAAAAAAN would I love to see him talk about the current state of Nintendo consoles, even if it was for just a hot minute. Anyways, we actually have LEGIT news about the forums worth discussing! Also, it was an incredibly "active" week on the forums!

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The Community Spotlight 2020.02.22

8 months ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back at the best user-created offerings from the previous week! During the 02/21/2020 UPF the other moderators and myself had a fun chat about how far this site has come. The fact that startles me the most is how the CBSi "era" of Giant Bomb has long since exceeded the Whiskey Media days. And I don't mention any of this to slander the site or its staff members, but it's something I've never really accepted as fact. If you wanted to know, whenever us moderators reminisce about the "old days" HitmanAgent47 comes up. Jeez, I'd be surprised to see how many of you remember HitmanAgent47... use the comments below to show if you have any idea what I'm talking about! Anyways, here's the site-related housekeeping!

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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The Community Spotlight 2020.02.15

8 months 1 week ago

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we look back on the best creative offerings from the Giant Bomb userbase! With temperatures slowly rising for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it appears as if we have thoroughly shrugged off the burden of Winter. Hopefully, and fingers crossed on this one, this was not our last winter season. Regardless, we have an incredibly diverse Spotlight yet again filled to the brim with great works from the community! But, first, let us jump into the site housekeeping!

  • Giant Bomb East's Thursday livestream was canceled due to "questionable odors" seeping into the recording studio. If you want a full explanation of the situation from Vinny, then here you go!
  • For anyone using the API, the engineering and design team are looking working on higher resolutions of the Giant Bomb logo and icons for RSS feeds.
  • As mentioned at the end of the 02/14/2020 UPF, Jeff will be out during the week of 02/17-21/2020 attending to a medical surgery on his child.

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Marino - Brad Lynch

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