The Community Spotlight 2023.03.18

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again your host as we look back at the most notable community-created works and site-related news from the previous week.

However, before get into that, let's talk about the big piece of news many of you are still talking about. Last Friday marked the final day Matt Rorie was an employee on Giant Bomb. As stated during Episode 780 of the Bombcast, he is leaving to work for an "unprecedented opportunity" that he was offered by a long-time friend. Rorie is leaving the site on good terms and has no ill-will directed at Fandom. This was his choice and you'll find out what the future holds for him in two weeks as he spends the next week visiting his mother.

If there is some solace from this disappointing news, Rorie has maintained that he will continue to participate on the site through the forums and Discord, but in a reduced capacity when he can. However, there's no denying his loss is still very much that, a loss that likely cannot be fully replaced. In between his efforts to handle site tickets and customer service, he also took time to interact with the community. I, like many of you, probably had more interactions with Rorie than any other staff members on Giant Bomb and can confirm that the man you saw on camera was the man he was in-person; an absolute delight.

So, if you have not done so already, please consider dropping a comment in the thread thanking Rorie for all he has done on and for this site. Also, Rorie took Luchadeer for his years, but the old Giant Bomb couch still lives on.

For those wondering where to send their issues with merchandise or their premium subscription in the future, the email still remains If you are on Discord, you can DM DToast (Dylan) and he will follow up with you as soon as possible. Speaking of which, please be nice to Dylan. Dylan is a genuinely good person. Dylan accepted Rorie's responsibilities after taking on a job, safety management, that the site has needed for years. For reference, a manager of safety takes on the protocol in the event of comments pertaining to but not limited to death threats, suicidal ideation, and sexually explicit content. Dylan is also going to be handling CV and GameSpot community stuff, so check out his introduction to the Giant Bomb community and wish good luck to him.

Other notable news includes former staff member, and still close friend, Abby starting a Patreon you can join and support.

Finally, Grubb guested on VGC's podcast to talk about Zelda’s price tag and what’s going on with Suicide Squad.


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