The Community Spotlight 2023.03.11

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This Spotlight has eggs in it.

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. This time we have a well-rounded assortment of works to review as well as some hilarious Dan-inspired things to enjoy.

For those of you that have been reporting episodes of Game Mess Mornings not appearing on the site or even in you podcast feed, the issue should be resolved. Likewise, some people are seeing black screens when watching old premium videos! If this issue is impacting you, drop a comment in the bug thread about the issue and feel free to read about and try some work-arounds. For example, try clicking the three buttons at the bottom of the player and Go To GB Player.

Finally, thank you all for your patience while Jan was out with COVID. He’s still recovering but was able to process and work on many of the video processing requests many of you made the past week. If you notice any videos that are still not on the site, feel free to drop a comment here or in the Discord.


Tie between Yoshi’s Island and 6 Golden Coins. So many memories between those.

— T-Mobile (@TMobile) March 10, 2023


Dan Cooking Show (By: @carlogocarlo)

Should Dan have a cooking show on the site? That has been at the heart of many debates on the community Discord as well as on social media. Over on Twitter, carlogocarlo tried to imagine, and successfully I might add, what would happen on the first episode of a Dan-led cooking show.

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Egg Dan Emote (By: Jan)

Big ups to Jan coming back from COVID to grace us with one of the most hilarious emotes in a good long while! Dan might hate eggs, but this chat emoticon just works on so many levels.

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Somerville Is The 5th Selection Of UUGPGC Year 2! Finish By March 13, 2023! Mark All Spoilers! All Are Welcome! +

UUGPGC Voting Thread For Cycle Starting March 13, 2023! All Are Welcome. (By: @bigsocrates)

Do you agree or disagree with Somerville's MIXED reputation?
Do you agree or disagree with Somerville’s MIXED reputation?

Likewise, the Community Game Pass Game Club is doing another vote for the next edition of the Game Pass Game Club! Click the link to vote for to games you’d like to play with the community!

The GB Album Club 026 – Sorceress by Opeth (Cycle Finale!) (By:@unclejam23)

The first cycle of the 2023 edition of the community Album Club has reached its conclusion! The topic this time is Sorceress by Opeth! If you want to discuss the tracks on this album or learn what the plans for the group are in the future, click the link!


Indie Game of the Week 310: F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch (By: @mento)

Blade Runner meets furries?
Blade Runner meets furries?

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch is the topic of Mento’s latest “Indie Game of the Week” blog! Is there more to this metroidvania game than it’s rabbit protagonist wielding a big mech arm? Click the link below to find out!

What’s the Greatest Video Game: Extreme Exorcism (By: @imunbeatable80)

Have you ever heard of Extreme Exorcism? It’s the topic of imunbeatable80’s latest “What’s the Greatest Video Game” blog post on Giant Bomb! Click the link above and discover if this paranormal platformer is worth your time!

All PS1 Games In Order: Part 021 (By: @borgmaster)

PurpleShyGuy continues to flex their Photoshop skills.
PurpleShyGuy continues to flex their Photoshop skills.

borgmaster has another fun PS1 retrospective blog on the site and this one looks at Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Road & Track presents The Need for Speed, Extreme Pinball, and Resident Evil!

Reconnecting with Halo (By: @purpleshyguy)

Things have not been “great” for the Halo franchise, but PurpleShyGuy talks about their recent attempt to get reinvested into the series. Read why Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer alone has them at least partially on board for the future!

HuCARTography VI: R-Type (By: @jeffrud)

Real talk, I always had a hard time with the third boss of R-Type; the military battlecruiser.
Real talk, I always had a hard time with the third boss of R-Type; the military battlecruiser.

It’s time to talk about a gaming CLASSIC with JeffRud’s latest HuCARTography blog which this time looks at the catalog of games on the TurboGrafx-16, or PC Engine with a write-up on R-Type!

Move On Up: Possessions in Unpacking (By: @gamer_152)

Unpacking by Witch Beam appears to have a simple premise: You characterize a home through belongings, but the number of places it manages to take that premise is mind-blowing.

Discussion Threads

Suicide Squad Delayed Again (By: @av_gamer)

At this point, 2023 sounds generous.
At this point, 2023 sounds generous.

After a negative reaction to what was shown during Sony’s State of Play, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been delayed AGAIN! What do you make of the game’s current state? Is the new timetable doable? Join the discussion on the forums.

Starfield Gets A Release Date (September 6th, 2023) (By: @allthedinos)

Starfield has a release date! Based on what they have shown of the game thus far, does September 6th, 2023 sound realistic? Have you enjoyed what you have seen of the game thus far?

RE4 Remake Is About Three Weeks Away (By: @atheistpreacher)

In typical Bethesda form, they announced a release date alongside a delay.
In typical Bethesda form, they announced a release date alongside a delay.

The Resident Evil 4 is coming out in about three weeks! CRAZY, RIGHT?! How many of you are excited to get your hands on it? What do you expect to see in it that hasn’t been shown yet?

Switch Lite In 2023 – Is It Worth Buying? (By: @isomeri)

The Switch Lite is constantly on sale, but is it a good value proposition at this point? What are the pitfalls and benefits of jumping into the Switch ecosystem with the Lite model?

Daydream: Prologue Available Now (By: @keoskey)

Daydream: Forgotten Sorrow recently got a a demo/Prologue that lets you play the first act on Steam! Have any of you given the prologue a try? If so, join the community discussion about it and share if you are excited to get your hands on the whole thing.

Your Thoughts On The Current State Of The Video Game Industry? (As Of March 5th, 2023) (By: @gtxforza)

I Tweeted this poll and have not been banned on Twitter. Color me surprised!
I Tweeted this poll and have not been banned on Twitter. Color me surprised!

A lot’s going on in the games industry, so, what are your thoughts about the direction the industry is going right now? Are there games coming out you are excited about? Thoughts about recent gaming events like the closure or layoffs hitting some studios or the big merger looming in the background?

Cities: Skylines II Achievements Drop Early; Officially Confirmed For 2023 on PC and Consoles (By: @keoskey)

The PC and console versions of Cities: Skylines II are now officially confirmed for this year! Is anyone excited to get your hands on this game? For those that played the original, what’s on your wishlist?

Which New Verb Is Better? (Description In Message) (By: @axl159)

I have nothing to add other than to recommend you check out the poll explanation to the right and vote your conscience. Godspeed everyone.


The Legend of the Zeldersatz (By: @mento)

Prepare for a new list where Mento is in peak form!
Prepare for a new list where Mento is in peak form!

The video game industry has seen its fair share of The Legend of Zelda clones or Zelda-likes throughout history. This week, moderator Mento annotated the most notable classic and modern games to pull inspiration from Zelda and boiled them into a sentence!

TFP’s Top 10 Games of 2022 (By: @thefakepsychic)

It took some time, but TheFakePsychic finally got around to making a 2022 GOTY list on Giant Bomb! Give it a read and see which games made their last year in terms of gaming and always feel free to make your own list if you haven’t already.

Every season is GOTY season, if you ask me.
Every season is GOTY season, if you ask me.

Games Where You Break-Out of Prison/Jail (By: @boosturook)

BoosTurook is working on a fun list on Giant Bomb that needs YOUR HELP! They want to make the most definitive listing of “Games Where You Break-Out of Prison/Jail!” Here’s their first draft, and if you have suggestions, click the link.

User Reviews

I guess I'm not at all surprised everyone is still talking about this game.
I guess I’m not at all surprised everyone is still talking about this game.

@blakers87‘s Cyberpunk 2077 review talks about the game’s current state, what they think is its path forward, and why they ended up loving its quieter moments more than anything else.

Wiki Of The Week

Street Fighter Duel

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Thanks to some INCREDIBLE editing work by @daavpuke, the Street Fighter Duel wiki page is the Wiki Page of the Week! Learn all there is to know about the Street Fighter gacha game and how it works!

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