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The Community Spotlight - 09/23/2017

The Community Spotlight - 09/23/2017 Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Giant Bomb Community Spotlight and I, @zombiepie, am honored to be your host this week.Lead Designer for Giant Bomb and GameSpot, Dan Auer, whipped up this fun little piece of wallpaper featuring Dan!

Nintendo Switch running Skyrim looks less pretty than other versions, but just as fun

Nintendo Switch running Skyrim looks less pretty than other versions, but just as fun It's understandable, as the game was teased from day one of the Switch reveal.On the other hand, even the original versions of Skyrim on Xbox 360 and PS3 pale in comparison to the newest versions, so it's not like we're taking a massive step backward here.

Destiny 2 Faction Rallies go live on September 26, here's what you can earn

Destiny 2 Faction Rallies go live on September 26, here's what you can earn For example, factions - which were little more than voices over the radio and vendors in Destiny 1 - are now part of something called Faction Rallies.The first of these limited-time events goes live September 26, lasting until October 3.

Iteration or impersonation? Dissecting the issue at the heart of the PUBG/Fortnite dispute

Iteration or impersonation? Dissecting the issue at the heart of the PUBG/Fortnite dispute In fact, to call them tired facsimiles would be to ignore the importance of what they represent; pieces of a wider puzzle that, once put together, can bring into existence an entirely new genre of video games.In his brilliant video essay on the subject of souls-likes, Mark Brown accurately outlines the four steps involved in the birth of a new video game genre.

How to get Legendary Mods in Destiny 2 to boost that Power Level quickly

How to get Legendary Mods in Destiny 2 to boost that Power Level quickly Once you've completed the campaign and got your Guardian up to level 20 in Destiny 2, it's time to focus on improving your Power Level.Basically if you want to get anywhere near that 350 Power Level cap, you're going to need some help from these little guys.

Whoa there, more Red Dead Redemption 2 news is finally coming September 28

Whoa there, more Red Dead Redemption 2 news is finally coming September 28 More Red Dead Redemption 2 news is coming next week.If you can't load the image, it just says "Thursday, September 28 - 11 am ET" with the URL for Rockstar's site and the Rockstar logo at the bottom.

25 games to play if you like Minecraft

25 games to play if you like Minecraft In fact, their most recent update for Minecraft, Better Together, transforms the game into the best version of itself yet.Naturally, when a game like Minecraft does well, everybody else wants to cash in on a slice of the lucrative survival-crafting pie, and dozens upon dozens of titles have attempted to put their own stamp on the formula to varying results.

The PUBG devs are calling out Fortnite: Battle Royale as a clone - this could get messy

The PUBG devs are calling out Fortnite: Battle Royale as a clone - this could get messy Cloning large parts of competitors' games is not at all unusual in this industry, and it typically passes without (public) comment.But PUBG studio Bluehole isn't having any of it when it comes to Fortnite Battle Royale.

How to get Bright Engrams and Bright Dust in Destiny 2?

How to get Bright Engrams and Bright Dust in Destiny 2? After you've reached Level 20 by working your way through the story, you've actually hit Level cap.There is another way to get Bright Engrams though and you're probably not going to like it.

Destiny 2: Xur location, weapons and armour Sept 22-26 Should you buy The Wardcliff Coil?

Destiny 2: Xur location, weapons and armour Sept 22-26 Should you buy The Wardcliff Coil? Mainly The Wardcliff Coil which you'll buy just because it looks amazing.If you're planing on spending some shards then avoid 6amPDT/2pmUTC to 12pmPDT/10pmUTC on the Monday while the maintenance is running.

Destiny 2 Easter egg reveals that Guardians are really good at falling off things

Destiny 2 Easter egg reveals that Guardians are really good at falling off things You'd think that Guardians would have found all of the secrets that the new Tower has to offer but no, Destiny 2 is still surprising us with some sneaky Easter Eggs.However, make your way over to the cavernous opening and hurl your Guardian off the side and when you'll go back, a giant zero takes its place.

HTC to further support Vive following $1.1 billion Google deal

HTC to further support Vive following $1.1 billion Google deal The exact quantity of staff was not disclosed, but HTC has confirmed that many of them were already working on Google's Pixel smartphones.This will result in a more streamlined mobile product strategy for HTC, though the Taiwanese firm remains committed to the smartphone market.

Overwatch League finalizes season 1 teams

Overwatch League finalizes season 1 teams Today the company announced the final three teams competing in the inaugural season, which begins its preseason activities December 6.The final three cities added to the roster are Dallas, Houston, and Philadelphia, owned by Team Envy, OpTic Gaming, and Comcast Spectator, respectively.

Flappy Bird will die with iOS11

Flappy Bird will die with iOS11 He added: "My responsibility of supporting this app was finished since 2014.In February 2014 he announced over Twitter that Flappy Bird would be removed from the app store, saying "I can't take this anymore.

"Crowdfunding is the single hardest way to raise money"

"Crowdfunding is the single hardest way to raise money" That was the warning from Ella Romanos, founder of Altara Games, as she spoke to attendees of today's GamesIndustry.We've had some high-profile failures, and we aren't seeing huge success any more - particularly in games.

How Planet of the Apes is using console gamers to reach its real audience

How Planet of the Apes is using console gamers to reach its real audience Not so with Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier, which fashions itself as more of a narrative adventure, not unlike the output of Telltale Games or Quantic Dream.Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier will be released as a digital only game for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, with a much lower price point than the typical $60 blockbuster.

Mira receives another $1 million towards AR headset

Mira receives another $1 million towards AR headset Augmented Reality startup Mira has been backed for $1 million in a funding bid led by venture capitalist firm Greylock Partners.Founding Fund Angel and Macro Ventures joined Greylock in supporting Mira's big project, Prism, which positions itself as the AR counterpart to Gear VR or Google Daydream.

Revealed: The Best Places To Work in the UK games industry

Revealed: The Best Places To Work in the UK games industry The HR and recruitment practices of the games industry are no exception.Are there any games companies that are doing a good job, which can inspire and educate the rest of us?

Patreon confirms $60 million funding round

Patreon confirms $60 million funding round In a blog post announcing the funding, Patreon CEO and founder Jack Conte estimated that the platform will pay more than $150 million this year, from more than 1 million active patrons." Patreon now has a team of 80 people, and it will use the $50 million in funding to expand even further.

Giving indies "every chance of success"

Giving indies "every chance of success" He's hoping to change all that, however, with his new action-puzzler game called Mugsters, which has been unveiled today at EGX.I've never played that one, so I really must get my hands on that one at some point.