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Welcome Back!

Jeff welcomes all of you to the real Giant Bomb.

I just ate some really sour candy.
Hello and welcome to Giant Bomb. You've come at a very exciting time, as we've just launched the site. I'm trying to think of ways that I could be more excited, and I'm coming up short. We here at Giant Bomb and Whiskey Media have been hard at work on this site for some time now, and we're happy to finally share all this stuff with you.

So what, exactly, is Giant Bomb? That's a good question. it's a lot of things.

- It's a place that will contain the same style of game-related editorial that you've seen on our pre-launch blog. We still have our weekly podcast, game reviews, previews, and commentary on the gaming world around us. We will still bring our opinions to each and every aspect of gaming without fear. We will focus our coverage on the games that you care about, allowing us to go in-depth on the games that matter.

- It's also ready to become a pretty big gaming community. We, naturally, have a healthy forum section that will let you chat it up with other like-minded individuals. In addition to the standard discussion forums, every single page in the database has a forum at the bottom. Want to post specifically about Gears of War 2? Or Astrosmash? We've got your back.

- One difference you may notice from the way other game sites handle their business is that we put the games first, not the platforms. We're pretty tired of all the platform comparisons that end up saying "dude, I don't know, they both look pretty much the same." We have ONE home page for Grand Theft Auto IV where players can come together, regardless of platform of choice, and talk about the game.

- Then, of course, there's the database. We're stacked full of pages for games, platforms, franchises, characters, concepts, objects, locations, accessories, and the people that actually make games themselves.

All of these pages can be attached to one another. So if there's an object (like a hamburger) that shows up in a game (like River City Ransom), you'll be able to see that link. The end result is a page that shows you every game with a hamburger in it.

Truly the future is now.

I've pieced together a brief tutorial video on how to use the site's various features. Take a look!
  
    
I don't really know why there's a picture of Method Man here. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Of course, we're not done yet. Not even close. We have a space for arcade and pinball machines that's practically empty. And you may find a few holes here and there while you're looking around. If you turn up some missing pages, you have the power to add it to the site. That's a good way for you to quickly earn points on the site.

We're pretty happy with where we're at so far, and we're already forming plans for the future. So please, poke around the site and see what you think.





Thanks,
Jeff Gerstmann
Giant Bomb
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841 Comments
Posted by Jeff
I just ate some really sour candy.
Hello and welcome to Giant Bomb. You've come at a very exciting time, as we've just launched the site. I'm trying to think of ways that I could be more excited, and I'm coming up short. We here at Giant Bomb and Whiskey Media have been hard at work on this site for some time now, and we're happy to finally share all this stuff with you.

So what, exactly, is Giant Bomb? That's a good question. it's a lot of things.

- It's a place that will contain the same style of game-related editorial that you've seen on our pre-launch blog. We still have our weekly podcast, game reviews, previews, and commentary on the gaming world around us. We will still bring our opinions to each and every aspect of gaming without fear. We will focus our coverage on the games that you care about, allowing us to go in-depth on the games that matter.

- It's also ready to become a pretty big gaming community. We, naturally, have a healthy forum section that will let you chat it up with other like-minded individuals. In addition to the standard discussion forums, every single page in the database has a forum at the bottom. Want to post specifically about Gears of War 2? Or Astrosmash? We've got your back.

- One difference you may notice from the way other game sites handle their business is that we put the games first, not the platforms. We're pretty tired of all the platform comparisons that end up saying "dude, I don't know, they both look pretty much the same." We have ONE home page for Grand Theft Auto IV where players can come together, regardless of platform of choice, and talk about the game.

- Then, of course, there's the database. We're stacked full of pages for games, platforms, franchises, characters, concepts, objects, locations, accessories, and the people that actually make games themselves.

All of these pages can be attached to one another. So if there's an object (like a hamburger) that shows up in a game (like River City Ransom), you'll be able to see that link. The end result is a page that shows you every game with a hamburger in it.

Truly the future is now.

I've pieced together a brief tutorial video on how to use the site's various features. Take a look!
  
    
I don't really know why there's a picture of Method Man here. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Of course, we're not done yet. Not even close. We have a space for arcade and pinball machines that's practically empty. And you may find a few holes here and there while you're looking around. If you turn up some missing pages, you have the power to add it to the site. That's a good way for you to quickly earn points on the site.

We're pretty happy with where we're at so far, and we're already forming plans for the future. So please, poke around the site and see what you think.





Thanks,
Jeff Gerstmann
Giant Bomb
Staff Online
Posted by nat

Sweet site, gl with everything!

Posted by NDAProphet

Fuck yes, lets do this!

Posted by PabloDiablo

Holy crap. Giant bomb... it blew up. Worth Staying up for.

Posted by Lies

It's... smoggy.

Looking forward to dicking around the site for a while tonight. Looks great.

Posted by Matthew

Thank you sooooo much Jeff, Ryan, Brad, Vinny, and to all those unnamed interns who brought this gift to us under the iron fist of the taskmaster!


Posted by SpaceInsomniac

Site looks fantastic, and it's a great idea.  I'm glad to be here.

Posted by Daveyo520

WOO, Giant Bomb

Posted by MichaelScott

LOVE the new site, great job fast and looks sick.

Posted by bill

ymh Jeff!

Posted by Soopy

Site looks great.

Posted by probune

F YEAH

Posted by Breezy

Good work Jeff
Pleasure to work with you haha

Posted by TadThuggish

THANK YOU JEFF I LOVE YOU

Posted by GnarkillBill

Very Awesome fellas! Keep up the goodness! 

Posted by Berkie

 Love it dudes, cant wait to see what the future holds!

Posted by Jazz

Lets take it to the max!!!!!

Posted by Peppers

Thanks Giantbomb crew yall are great

Posted by Axersia

BEST SITE EVER!

Posted by simulation

Site looks fucking amazing Dude

Posted by Matt

Looks great, Good work guys.

Posted by optimusprime223

Really excited to be part of Giantbomb, coming across as a real 'if you want something done right...' venture, and that is just awesome!

Posted by TMiggs

Huzzah!  And now we shall eat cake!

Posted by Arathaur

Awesome work guys, can't wait to see more coming soon!

Posted by optimusprime223

Really excited to be part of Giantbomb, coming across as a real 'if you want something done right...' venture, and that is just awesome!

Posted by mastab8ing_bear

Awesome stuff!!! cant wait for more

Posted by LouChou

Awesome shit, guys.

I think I've found a new home...

Posted by elliooo

It's like some kind of website, on the internet!

Fantastic work, looks great - I can see myself whittling many hours away here.

Posted by TheTemplar

Looking good!

Posted by Gill

Lets get this started!

Posted by Yunvon

My summer starts now!

Posted by Galiant

Been looking forward to this for a long time, and it looks really good! Can't wait to see what this grows into.

Posted by DoctorK

You guys are straight up awesome, great to see the site is live!

Posted by Dante_the_Jedi

Well it is time to rock the internet with the GIANT BOMB

Posted by Capoeira

This site is totally wowsome, completely sextastic and entirely engorgarific.

I will visit it on a daily basis.


Posted by ScOtTiLeS

"Bomb has been planted." - Counter-Strike

Posted by ScOtTiLeS

"Bomb has been planted." - Counter-Strike

Posted by SarazinRuin

NIce Site. I might stay awhile.

Posted by Klesk

hells yea

Posted by HibernationGod

Well worth the wait.

Posted by Geldart

Congratulations on dropping the bomb, guys!

Posted by Cake
Congrats on the site, it looks great !
Posted by DaFT_PLAyeRr

Great site Iove it!

Posted by Mordebir
Let the fun begin!
Posted by Jensonb

This rocks, definitely worth waiting for.

Fun video there too

Posted by Erik

Nice!

Posted by RandomPickaxe

Thanks Jeff. I'll be sure to get into it after I have a look around.

Posted by djames216

Congratulations on the site launch guys!  It looks brilliant (I was gonna saw awesome, but other users have that word well covered :)  )

Posted by ArtG

I was a little skeptical of the concept prior to seeing the site, but now that it's out.
Dude. This is going to be awesome. :)

Posted by somekindarobot

UH SON got my username i wanted and shit man this concept for a gaming site is fucking rad