The Community Spotlight - 08/20/2016

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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. As you might expect the community was practically buzzing about No Man's Sky. In fact, the Giant Bomb community covered the spectrum regarding its feelings for the game. That said, feel free to join any of our forum threads or blogs about the game if you have any burning feelings about the game. With that aside, let's move onto the site- related housekeeping worth reviewing.

Remember Jeff's rant about Capcom's re-release of Resident Evil 4, or the Bombcast having fun with first Final Fantasy VII announcement for PS4? Well Samcb sure did and animated those hilarious moments for your visual enjoyment.

Remember when Jeff contemplated running for President with a "throw garbage into space" platform? Well this animated Bombcast video by Toug will happily remind you of that hilarity.

Best of Giant Bomb's Persona 4 Endurance Run--11 (Parts 109 to 115) (By: @clagnaught)

clagnaught's latest video compiling the funniest moments from the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 Endurance Run features good old Brad "don't admit fault" Shoemaker!

graboids recently watched Stranger Things and felt inspired to create this AMAZING poster! Praise his amazing work and spitball any future mash-ups you'd like to see.

The Taswell Covenant [US-Icecrown/Malygos] Community Guild (By: @Karthas)

Our community US Alliance guild for World of Warcraft is open to new recruits in preparation for World of Warcraft: Legion!

World of Warcraft Duder Newbie Brigade [U.S.] (Not a Guild) (By: @madman356647)

madman356647 is trying to create a Giant Bomb "Newbie Brigade" for WoW, for newcomers interested in Legion! Join the effort, or help him out.

Lessons In Rendering (NMS Is Muddy But Not Due To Low Res) (By: @shivoa)

Check out Shivoa's extensive examination on No Man's Skyrendering issues, a common complaint from many who have played it, and what you can do to fix the problem.

A Cheater's Guide to No Man's Sky (By: @mirado)

Mirado has created a handy "Cheater's Guide" to an easier and more enjoyable No Man's Sky experience that you should all look into exploring to assist your personal adventures in the game.

No Man’s Sky and the Concept of Om (By: @darth_navster)

Darth_Navster's latest blog comments on No Man's Sky use of "Om" through its gameplay, lore, and soundtrack from the perspective of a former Hindu.

No Man's Sky Is About Learning And That's Wonderful (By: @kierkegaard)

Kierkegaard extrapolates why No Man's Sky's value of learning is its best attribute and the primary motivator that inspires him to continue playing the game.

I Cheated, And I Liked It (By: @wolf_blitzer85)

wolf_blitzer85 explains why he does not regret "cheating" in order to make No Man's Sky an easier and more UI-friendly experience for himself.

Managing The Fanbase When Your Franchise Is On Hiatus (By: @TechnoSyndrome)

Using the Metroid franchise as a case study, TechnoSyndrome examines Nintendo's relationship with its fanbase as the series has gone an extended "hiatus."

MajorMitch and a handful of other users endeavored to rank every platforming Mario game from best to worst. I think I can speak for everyone in saying that I look forward to them ranking every entry in the Mario Party franchise.

From missions 17 to 25 check out Mento's dossier on the ups and downs he has had with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Mento also lets you in on the fun that he has had on the Giant Bomb wiki as well as with games he has tinkered around with besides Metal Gear Solid V.

Oh PS1 Racing Games, I Can Never Stay Away (By: @bigsocrates)

BigSocrates is addicted to PlayStation racing games and shares the soft spot that he has for Hi-Octane as well as Disney/Pixar Toy Story Racer.

Are You Satisfied With The Variety Of Flora And Fauna In No Man's Sky? (By: @bisonhero)

Are you satisfied with the variety of flora and fauna in No Man's Sky? Participate in our community poll and discussion thread regarding the issue over here.

New Co-op Title Announced At Gamescom - Metal Gear Survive (By: @jesus_phish)

What is YOUR gut reaction to the announcement of Metal Gear Survive during Gamescom 2016? Feel free to share it with other community members buzzing about its reveal.

First Impression: Do You Think You'll End Up Buying Metal Gear Survive? (By: @donutfever)

Speaking of Metal Gear Survive, do you think you'll end up buying Metal Gear Survive? Vote and describe your initial impressions from what has been announced from Gamescom 2016.

What Game Demo Have You Spent The Most Time In? (By: @guanophobic)

Which game demos have you sunk the most time into playing? Share your own "Demo Derby" follies with the Giant Bomb community.

Sports Games That Aren't "Sports Games" (By: @dorkymohr)

What are your favorite "Sports Games" that aren't actually based on a professional sport? Whether it be Windjammersor Rocket League share and discuss your pick.

Have any of you played around with the open beta for Paragon? If you have, feel free to share your impressions of Epic Games's MOBA offering.

Zippedbinders has a great deal of fondness for the GameCube, and as such created this list of his nineteen favorite games ever released on the platform.

These aren't the "shooters" you may be thinking. StealthRUSH ranks his personal favorite shoot'em ups ranging from vertical, horizontal, multi-directional, and bullet hell styles.

Many thanks to Giant Bomb user Acavedo for fleshing out our wiki page for the minimalist puzzle game, Inversus.

Learn a little more about the latest game in the Deus Ex, which un-ironically managed to sneak up on everyone.


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