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The Community Spotlight - 08/27/2016

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 through the best that the Giant Bomb Community has to offer. The community is still reeling from the sparse universe of No Man's Sky as it is still a major talking point. However, recent releases such as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided also had the community buzzing this week. With that aside, let's review some site related housekeeping and news:

TheSlip went way back when creating this AMAZING supercut! In the following video he compiled every example of Rorie reacting to puppies on the Whiskey Media Happy Hour. This video is over forty minutes long.

The Giant Beastcast: No Man's Sky and Gameplay Trailers (By: The Old Games Club)

Someone on YouTube synched Jeff Bakalar and Alex Navarro's Beastcast talk about No Man's Sky with its E3 2014 gameplay trailer. As you might expect, it is one of the most damning indictments against the game I have seen yet.

graboids continues his series of artwork that combines fast food logos and Dan. This time around he decided to mix the classic Taco Bell logo with Dan's wrestling persona. Here's his previous Dan and Taco Bell mash-up:

Mikemcn's 101 Flavors of Mount and Blade (Buy it!) (By: @mikemcn)

Mikemcn highlights all of the different "flavors" of Mount & Blade, and which version you should look into playing if you have yet to jump into the massive franchise.

Busted: An Analysis of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (By: @gamer_152)

On what can only be described as an exhaustive blog post, Gamer_152 deeply analyzed Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and extrapolates why he thinks the game has an identity crisis.

PAX West 2016 is just around next weekend! If you plan on attending the event check out Marino's guide for PAXimizing your enjoyment. Even if you're not going, see what GB-related stuff is streaming.

I'm Done With No Man's Sky (By: @pickassoreborn)

pickassoreborn is "done" with No Man's Sky, and you can read why he has no motivation to play the game in its current form anytime soon.

Dispatches From The Frontier: Thoughts On The Titanfall 2 Tech Test (By: @darth_navster)

Darth_Navster tinkered around with the Titanfall 2 "Tech Test," and you can read his initial impressions of the game, and if he saw the potential in the game.

Moderator Mento is up to his old tricks this week with typical couple of blogs that you would expect out of him. The first compiles his latest adventures in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, in this case missions twenty-six to thirty-one. The second blog showcases the fun he has had with non-Metal Gear Solid games as well as the Giant Bomb wiki.

Fallout 4 Is My Favorite Bethesda Game And I'm Not Ashamed Of That (By: @shivermetimbers)

shivermetimbers confesses that Fallout 4 is his favorite Bethesda Game, and justifies why he feels entirely comfortable with that exclamation.

notnert427's latest blog is a retrospective on the ten games, ranging from Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec to Forza Horizon 2, that fostered his passion and love for racing games.

The One Game You're Always Recommending To People? (By: @beardandcompany)

What's the one game you're always recommending to people? Whether it be for gaming newcomers or veterans share the game that you can't stop fawning over with your friends and family.

What's A Game (Or Games) You Remember Being Very Excited For That You Bounced Right Off Of? (By: @nodima)

Now let's go the inverse of our previous discussion thread. When was the last time you "gave up" on a game you were incredibly excited for? Share and discuss the disappointing games that failed to capture your attention for very long.

What are your general thoughts and impressions of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided? Feel free to share them over here!

Let's Talk Deus Ex Mankind Divided Ending(s) (Spoilers !) (By: @soulcake)

Have you seen the conclusion for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided? If so, join our discussion thread for how the game ends, but be warned that spoilers are allowed.

Cyan Worlds' latest first-person adventure game, Obduction, recently released. So feel free to comment on how the spiritual successor to Myst has treated you.

What is your gut reaction to the announcement of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC for Dark Souls III? Is this an exciting prospect, or a sad case of too little too late?

Best MMO-RPG That Can Be Soloed (By: @monkeyking1969)

What do you think are the "best" solo MMORPG experiences? Share and discuss your examples of MMOs that shelter a lonely gamer seeking liberation from the harsh realities of the outside world.

What's The Best Podcast Game Of 2016? (By: @sloppydetective)

What do you think is the best podcast game of 2016? Is it the monotonous horticulture in Stardew Valley, or sparse vastness of No Man's Sky?

Have your impressions of Nioh improved or worsened in light of its new demo? Reveal your formative opinions on the game, and how it looks, with other community members.

It was a wonderful talking point on the Giant Beastcast, and now you can share your two cents' worth: What is the best gaming gift you have ever received?

Ringedwithtile uses this list to showcase how the year 1987 was a formative year of promise and new ideas that would be improved upon in latter years.

The Exhaustive List Of Good Games (By: @fcdrandy)

FCDRandy annotated a myriad of games that he loves and thinks are the best that have ever been made in the industry.

My Arbitrary List Of Favorite Games (By: @brettjay)

BrettJay uses his first list on Giant Bomb to introduce you to the games that defined his childhood, and can't help but feel nostalgic for.

Favorite Games Without Quick Looks (By: @mento)

Mento has a list of favorites too, but with a twist: the games he selected do not have Quick Looks on the site. What are some 2008-2016 games you love that the staff weren't able to cover?

Learn more about the fast-paced beat 'em up from A Heartful of Games on our wiki page for the game.

Get the complete roster for the latest entry in the prestigious The King of Fighters franchise!

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