Giant Bomb Community Spotlight: PAX East, Layoffs, And Video Issues Fixed?

Having trouble with the official Giant Bomb mobile app or website? Have you noticed the video player acting up on the site? If you have, then you are not alone. If you've been having these issues, it is advised to chime in to help fix them. Fortunately, the issue with non-premium videos being tagged as premium has been fixed. As for the video player, some people are saying the site video player is better and previous issues are gone. If that's not the case for you, you can chime in over here.

In other news, TurboShawn is investigating the issue of people not being able to listen to podcasts via podcast apps. They found that last week's issue seemed to be Pocket Casts-specific, while the issues this week with the VMDT and GMM RSS feeds seem to be with the RSS feeds specifically. For now, it is recommended to try downloading directly from the site, and TurboShawn will try to have the feed issues fixed as soon as possible.

It was also reported that Grubb made a writing contribution to XboxEra's 20 year retrospective on the Xbox platform and the ups and downs of Microsoft's console gaming efforts. Giant Bomb fans will also be happy to know that the staff will be at PAX East with numerous appearances!

In other news, isn't it a little weird to see KT Racing announce a new racing game while Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown remains MIA? This week's community spotlight includes a look at the best community creations from the previous week, including a Blight Club animated clip and a review of the Genesis version of the Cutthroat Island movie tie-in video game.

Also, don't forget to check out the new Endurance Motorsport Series announced and the recent Xbox and EA layoffs.

Community Events:

This week, the Giant Bomb Game Pass Game Club is discussing Brotato and Rollerdrome. If you've been playing these games, feel free to join the discussion! The latest edition of the Giant Bomb Album of the Week Club is also out, and the group is listening to and reviewing Sanguivore by English rock band, Creeper. Finally, this week's wiki of the week takes a look at Cloud Strife.

Collections and Streams:

This week, collections of videos from the Giant Bomb staff include Iron Harvest, Dead Space, and Back 4 Blood. This week's streams include games such as Dragon Age Inquisition, Skullgirls, and Persona 5 Royal.

Discussions:

This week's discussions include Sony Announces Cuts To Gaming Worldwide, EA Just Laid Off 5% Of Its Workforce, and Endurance Motorsport Series Announced. The layoff discussions include a summary of the news and share your thoughts. There is also a community discussion about a Forbes article that explored the recent layoffs impacting the tech and gaming industry.

Reviews:

This week's reviews include Cutthroat Island, Top 19 Games Of 2023, and Brotato.

Title: Videos, Layoffs, And Community Events

Content:

This week, the Giant Bomb staff has been busy investigating and fixing some technical issues with the website. If you've been having problems with the video player or podcast app integration, they should be resolved now. TurboShawn has been working hard to address these issues, so please reach out if you're still experiencing any problems.

In other news, the Giant Bomb community will be at PAX East in Boston this year! Some of you may have missed the announcement, but the staff will have numerous appearances throughout the weekend. There will also be a Giant Bomb panel on Saturday, so mark your calendars if you're attending.

In other entertainment-related news, there have been recent layoffs at Xbox and EA. Xbox has laid off close to 10% of its workforce, and EA has let go of approximately 670 people. Be sure to check the linked posts for more details and to share your thoughts.

Community-wise, this week's Giant Bomb Game Pass Game Club discussions are in full swing. The picks for this week are Brotato and Rollerdrome. If you've been playing these games, head on over to the forums to share your thoughts and tips. There's also a new Album of the Week Club, this time featuring Sanguivore by Creeper, so be sure to listen and join the discussion. Finally, the latest Wiki of the Week takes a look at Cloud Strife.

Collections and Streams:

This week, the Giant Bomb staff has been playing games from collections such as Iron Harvest, Dead Space, and Back 4 Blood. If you've been missing some killer collections, these videos are a must-watch. This week's streams have been full of variety, with games such as Dragon Age Inquisition, Skullgirls, and Persona 5 Royal.

Discussions:

This week's discussions have been focused on recent layoffs in the gaming industry. If you haven't already, check out the posts to learn more about the news and share your thoughts. There is also a discussion thread for those attending PAX East, along with a Balatro seed, tips, and tricks sharing thread.

Reviews:

This week's reviews include Cutthroat Island, Top 19 Games Of 2023, and Brotato. The review of Cutthroat Island warns that, while you may have forgotten this movie-tie game, it is best to keep it that way. The Top 19 Games of 2023 list includes many great titles, and Brotato is a game that will have you craving carbs.

That's it for this week's Giant Bomb Community Spotlight! Thank you for reading, and I'll see you next week with more updates from the Giant Bomb community.