Community Spotlight 2021.07.03 – Giant Bomb

The camo twins are back and they’re going to be on Giant Bomb!

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! I, @zombiepie, am once again honored to be your host as we take a look back at the best user-created artwork from the past week. Well, the first “generation” of new Giant Bomb shows has been revealed and some have even graced the site. Jeff Grubb’s news show has debuted and is available for everyone to watch and enjoy on the site. Danny is set to launch two shows, and one of them will be launching very soon. None of this is to say that these shows are all that Giant Bomb has planned for the community. In July, keep an eye out for a new show from Tamoor Hussain, Lucy James and Jeff Bakalar as well as a brand new series from Dan Ryckert and Jeff Bakalar. If this is all news to you, then check out this article by Rorie going over all the shows that have been announced.. With that in mind, let’s go over some of these in more detail!

  • GrubbSnax Ep. 01: Dead Space, Kojima and Microsoft is on the site and accessible to all. Going forward, the show will be a premium feature where subscribers will have access to ask Grubb what they think of the games. There will be a video compilation on the feature film’s “best moments” site which will be viewable by subscribers AND non-subscribers.
  • Danny and Tamoor will team up on Borne to Run where Danny will do it by playing the many Souls games as Tamoor’s trainer and teacher along the way. It will start on July 5 and air a new episode every week.
  • On Monday July 26, Borne to Run will take a week off so that we can start Guilty Treasures. It will be a monthly series where Danny interviews the staff at Giant Bomb about their favorite songs that “didn’t quite get it right”.
  • Do not forget, Giant Bomb Premium is ON SALE for $ 35 until July 10!


Yesterday was a major first step in revealing what lies ahead for Giant Bomb. And these 3 sets are just the start. We have about 8 new shows in various stages of development all of which should see the light by the end of summer.
Hope you join us for the ride!

– Jeff Bakalar (@jeffbakalar) June 30, 2021


How I chose my two giant bombshows (By: Danny O’Dwyer)

If you want to watch Danny talk about video production for eighteen minutes, then this video is for you! But seriously, if you want to better understand why Danny picked the two shows they went with on Giant Bomb, this is a great introspective video worth checking out.

Giant Bomb and GameSpot: Finale Play For All Charity (By: GameSpot)

Here’s a link to the YouTube archive of GameSpot’s Friday Play For All 2021 stream with Giant Bomb staff! If you want to watch the archives on YouTube and you are not a subscriber, this option is for you!

Demon’s Souls Review (Episode 3 – Part 4) (By: CitizenGameTUBE)

Why are Tamoor and Danny perfectly equipped to do a Souls game video series? Well, this YouTube video from 2010 answered you.


Other GrubbSnax logos (By: danauer)

Design manager Dan Auer created the current GrubbSnax logo, but that didn’t stop them from working on “alternative” designs for everyone to enjoy while waiting for the next episode.



Game IDs from the Game Builder Garage community (By: @runehawke)

Are there Giant Bomb users who want to share their Game Builder Garage community game IDs? By using this link you can share all the creations you have made in the game with other Giant Bomb users!


I’m a Final Fantasy pessimist but I don’t mind people at the end of Intergrade (SPOILER WARNING!) (By: @zombiepie)


ZombiePie moderator comes to Giant Bomb to talk about Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade and INTERmission and why longtime fans should stop complaining about its ending and embrace the upcoming onslaught of schlock.

Indie game of the week 226: unacknowledged (By: @mento)

Mento has a new entry in his “Indie Game of the Week” series with an episode on Unavowed from Wadjet Eye Games. Find out why they think this game is more than a love letter to fans of their previous works!

You must respect how
You have to respect how “branded” everything Wadjet makes these days.

What is the best video game: Flower (By: @ imunbeatable80)

Do you remember Flower from Thatgamecompany? Remember when everyone thought it would usher in a new era of indie games? imunbeatable80 recently replayed the game and explains how it holds up after all these years.

Computer chip shortage is a big demonstration of change (By: @ monkeyking1969)

monkeyking1969 shares his pessimism on Giant Bomb that we’ll never see the PS5 or Xbox Series X / S at reasonable stock until the computer chip shortage kicks in on its own, which doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon. early.

YouTuber Matt McMuscles produced A Beat ‘Em Up. I played it. It’s a decent homage to the classics+

Why it’s fun to watch people play bad games. Jeff’s Da Stream has been my favorite UK video for months. Bring the Amico! (By: @bigsocrates)

It seems to be a
It sounds like a “fun time!”

bigsocrates played Youtuber Matt McMuscles ‘beat’ em up game The Takeover, and explains why it’s a decent homage to the genre’s classics. Read why they think it might be worth checking out. Plus, Jeff’s cover of Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance has been the most entertaining bigsocrat in a long time. Find out why they like to watch people play bad video games

New console and old nostalgia (I finally have a PS5 !!!) (By: @mooseymcman)

It's good to hear that some users are lucky to find PS5s.
It’s good to hear that some users are lucky to find PS5s.

MooseyMcMan has finally grabbed a PlayStation 5 and shares with the community why they had so much fun rekindling their nostalgia for the PlayStation brand!

Season 7 graphical updates are the piece de resistance to an original CE experience (By: @xanadu)

xanadu checked out the latest Halo: The Master Chief Collection update and explains why it now has the definitive version of Halo: Combat Evolved for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Weekly Update # 35 – June 26, 2021 (By: @qreedence)

qreedence took to playing Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade and Slay the Spire last week and explained why the two games didn’t really “work” for them.

My five best expected outings of July 2021 (By: @brg)

Another problematic game release from yesteryear at last
Another version of problem gambling from yesteryear has finally “arrived.”

Some solid games are coming out in July and BRG is here to talk about the games they think are definitely on their radar.

Discussion threads

Summer Games Ended Quickly 2021 – July 4-11 (By: @jeremyf)

Are you ready for a summer speedrun ?!
Are you ready for the summer speedrun ?!

Summer Games Done Quick 2021 is here! Are there any speedruns you can’t wait to watch this year? Also, feel free to share your thoughts on the event as it unfolds using the link!

Ghost of Tsushima director’s cut announced (By: @ reap3r160)

A Director’s Cut has been announced for Ghost of Tsushima! Get the details of what’s included in this release using the link above! Do you think this version has enough content for people who have played it before?

Sony acquires Housemarque. Oh and also the Bluepoint games! (By: @machofantastico)

What if movie reviews came back?
What if movie reviews came back?

The Giant Bomb community is buzzing about Sony buying Housemarque and Bluepoint Games on the forums. You can join the discussion using the link below and share if you think these were smart pickups for Sony.

Nixxes Software is acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment (By: @gtxforza)

Speaking of Sony studio support, Nixxes Software BV has also been acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment! What do you think of the news? How do you think Square-Enix is ​​reacting to the loss of one of its console-to-PC port studio partners?

Are you excited for Souls content to make a glorious return to Giant Bomb?
Are you excited for Souls content to make a glorious return to Giant Bomb?

Xbox Cloud on PC! (By: @newhaap)

If you have Game Pass Ultimate, you can play their cloud games on PC. Are there any users who have tested this? If so, have you noticed any bugs or issues with the service? What games work perfectly? Share your experiences with the rest of the community!

New Business Wants to Put “TV-Style” Ads in Your Video Games (By: @el_blarfo)

What is your reaction to the announcement of a tech company trying to bring in “on TV“Ads for console and PC video games? The current community reaction certainly seems negative, with most people saying “Shit! “

What are your favorite end credits in a game? (By: @nuttism)

The nostalgia is palpable.
The nostalgia is palpable.

Here’s a fun forum thread: What’s your favorite ending credits in a game? The key word here is the overall credits and not just the music in the end credits. With that in mind, which games have had interactive or memorable credits that still strike you?


Blazer E3 2021 Trailer (Part 3) + Blazer E3 2021 Trailer (Part 4) (By: @mento)

If you haven't checked out Mento's E3 2021 List Insanity yet, you're definitely missing out!
If you haven’t checked out Mento’s E3 2021 List Insanity yet, you’re definitely missing out!

IT’S AN ENVELOPE! Mento is crowning its efforts to watch every E3 2021 trailer on Giant Bomb with two full listings this week. Check out both and consider making your own list highlighting the E3 2021 demos that impressed you the most!

10 favorite games of all time (By: @skytylz)

Skytylz took on the daunting challenge of listing their top ten favorite games of all time with their latest list on Giant Bomb. Use the link above to see which games made the cut!

User reviews

  • Hi everyone, Shovel Knight!
    Hi everyone, Shovel Knight!

    @yyninja picked up Shovel Knight: Treasure Chest on Switch and writes on Giant Bomb why the bundle is always having a good time plagued by a sense of diminishing returns.

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