The Community Spotlight – 08/04/2018

Many thanks to RidleyDeckard for the banner this week!
Many thanks to RidleyDeckard for the banner this week!

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 we look at the best offerings from the Giant Bomb community. With EVO 2018 in full swing, Ben and Jason were away to attend the event, but that didn’t stop Giant Bomb from churning out the hilarious and wonderful videos we all enjoy. Alex’s new Mass Effect video series has…

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New Comiket 94 Trailer for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Edelweiss has shared a new trailer for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin.

Featured above, the new trailer will be shown off at this year’s Comic Market, or Comiket. Comic Market 94 runs from August 10th to the 12th.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via XSEED Games:


In Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, players take on the role of Sakuna, a proud yet lonely harvest goddess who is banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. Sakuna tames the island by defeating demons using farm tools as…

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The occult mechanics of Bloodborne, Cultist Simulator and Pyre • Eurogamer.net

All games are occult. We as players are not privy to the inner workings that define the rules by which we play. Unlike in a tabletop RPG, we’re not even aware of the dungeon master’s screen that hides the game’s secrets and mechanics from us. Still, few games turn the inherent occultism of the medium into their central theme by making us acutely aware of the presence of the invisible screen, compelling us to piece together a mosaic of uncertain knowledge. And only an elect handful does so…

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Fallout Miami mod takes you to a post-apocalyptic Florida

By Marshall Lemon,
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 19:17 GMT

This Fallout 4 mod takes players to a “Vacation Wasteland” near the radioactive Everglades.

One of the best parts of the Fallout modding community is that you can find original campaigns set in unique American wastelands. We’ve already explored New California and the snow-filled Northern Springs, but one team wants to send players to sunny Florida.

The aptly-named Fallout:…

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Stardew Valley’s multiplayer update has a release date

Developer ConcernedApe (that’s an awesome name for a dev, by the way) has confirmed that the multiplayer update for Stardew Valley will drop on August 1.

The feature has been a long time coming and has been doing the rounds in beta form for months now, although it won’t arrive on PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One versions until a later date.

Oh, and PlayStation Vita won’t receive the update at all, which is a bit of a shame since it only came out a few months ago on Sony’s…

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PS4 Still Leads Software Sales for Ubisoft « Video Game News, Reviews, Walkthroughs And Guides – GamingBolt

PS4 continues to generate the most software sales for Ubisoft.


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Ubisoft’s latest financial report is out, and as has been the case for a long time now, it reveals that Ubisoft still sells more games on the PS4 than on any other platform, with 38% of their total software sales coming from Sony’s console. PC is second place, with 24% of all sales, and Xbox One in third place, with…

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This is the closest I’ll get to this amazing… – Tiny Cartridge 3DS

This is the closest I’ll get to this amazing Castlevania: SOTN print ⊟This design by Becky Cloonan is a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive by Mondo, which means it’s double inaccessible for regular people who just want to buy the thing.
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This is the closest I’ll get to this amazing Castlevania: SOTN print ⊟

This design by Becky Cloonan is a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive by Mondo, which means it’s double inaccessible for regular people who just want to buy the thing. 

As reported by Mashable, Mondo is also bringing a cool red/blue variant of a vinyl Rondo of Blood soundtrack, which will at least be available outside of SDCC in a different color scheme.

By the way, I just wrapped up a replay of Symphony of the…

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What’s new on Netflix this week? (July 9-15)

It’s finally happened. You’ve watched everything on Netflix. Ok, well, not everything, but most of your watch list and now you’re looking for something new. Welcome to our weekly what’s new on Netflix breakdown! Below you’ll find a list of everything new on Netflix this week (July 9-15) split into different categories for TV, movies, documentaries, and reality shows, so you can easily find your next streaming binge. And because different things appear in different regions,…

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With no new Nvidia GPUs and zero mining demand Gigabyte’s card sales are down $6m

Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1

Gigabyte has just published its June revenue figures, giving us our first look at Q2 earnings for the Taiwanese company compared to its bumper Q1… and it doesn’t make for pretty reading. With the slump in graphics card sales, due to slackening mining demand, and gamers weary of high prices and an impending new generation of Nvidia GPUs, it looks like Gigabyte’s GPU division is tracking some $6 million down on Q1.

That’s only an estimate, based…

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