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Welcome to Giant Bomb (dot com)

Jeff Gerstmann
Welcome to Giant Bomb: The Blog. It’s sort of like Alien 3: The Gun, only with more explosions and less track. After working on this in secret for as long as we have been, it’s totally exciting to be able to finally let you in on what we’ve been doing. I actually still haven’t gotten used to freely speaking the name of the site in public, or even typing it, really. It’s always been “The Site” or “The Thing I’m Doing” or “If Marion Cobretti Was A Website.”

So let me start by telling you what Giant Bomb is, and then I’ll briefly touch on what Giant Bomb will become. Right now, we’re opening up this blog, where myself and others will be writing about games, covering them in much the same way I’ve been doing on my personal blog for the past three months. Sometimes it will be off-the-cuff, sometimes it will be reasoned and well-thought-out. We’ll review games here, and we’ll talk about upcoming stuff, as well. We’ll occasionally chime in on the news that surrounds the game industry, both here in print, and in our podcast, which will grow out of the Arrow Pointing Down podcast that I’ve been doing with Ryan Davis for the past few weeks. Yes, we will still continue to speak our minds on the latest happenings in the beverage and snack food industries. Don’t you worry about that. We’ll talk about games there, too. Surprise!

We’ll also use this blog to talk about the site we’re building behind the scenes. There is an expert team of dudes behind the Bomb, ensuring that there will be a robust, feature-filled website at our disposal, which we’ll use to talk about games. And energy drinks. We’ll show you a bit of the process behind building a site that covers video games, like how we plan to review games, or what sort of interaction you can expect to have with the site’s community features, or what sort of equipment we’re purchasing in order to make this all possible. We’re calling this series “How To Build A Bomb,” mostly because I wanted to make sure that the Department of Homeland Security never misses an episode. The first installment is already available.

There’ll be more info in the weeks ahead, so I’ll keep it brief. But to all of you who have been following my antics for the past few months, I just wanted to say thanks for sticking it out, and I really think the site is going to blow your mind.
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Posted by Jeff
Jeff Gerstmann
Welcome to Giant Bomb: The Blog. It’s sort of like Alien 3: The Gun, only with more explosions and less track. After working on this in secret for as long as we have been, it’s totally exciting to be able to finally let you in on what we’ve been doing. I actually still haven’t gotten used to freely speaking the name of the site in public, or even typing it, really. It’s always been “The Site” or “The Thing I’m Doing” or “If Marion Cobretti Was A Website.”

So let me start by telling you what Giant Bomb is, and then I’ll briefly touch on what Giant Bomb will become. Right now, we’re opening up this blog, where myself and others will be writing about games, covering them in much the same way I’ve been doing on my personal blog for the past three months. Sometimes it will be off-the-cuff, sometimes it will be reasoned and well-thought-out. We’ll review games here, and we’ll talk about upcoming stuff, as well. We’ll occasionally chime in on the news that surrounds the game industry, both here in print, and in our podcast, which will grow out of the Arrow Pointing Down podcast that I’ve been doing with Ryan Davis for the past few weeks. Yes, we will still continue to speak our minds on the latest happenings in the beverage and snack food industries. Don’t you worry about that. We’ll talk about games there, too. Surprise!

We’ll also use this blog to talk about the site we’re building behind the scenes. There is an expert team of dudes behind the Bomb, ensuring that there will be a robust, feature-filled website at our disposal, which we’ll use to talk about games. And energy drinks. We’ll show you a bit of the process behind building a site that covers video games, like how we plan to review games, or what sort of interaction you can expect to have with the site’s community features, or what sort of equipment we’re purchasing in order to make this all possible. We’re calling this series “How To Build A Bomb,” mostly because I wanted to make sure that the Department of Homeland Security never misses an episode. The first installment is already available.

There’ll be more info in the weeks ahead, so I’ll keep it brief. But to all of you who have been following my antics for the past few months, I just wanted to say thanks for sticking it out, and I really think the site is going to blow your mind.
Posted by griefersstolemykeyboard

FIRST!

Posted by eolith

Thank you Jeff for being a beacon of integrity in this industry, and providing a completely different gaming website than I've seen before.

Posted by DRock

Ahh, were it all started... At first they couldn't find the right key to get into the door, now, they have built a gaming website that is the new benchmark.  Watching this site grow from it's infancy has been a real pleasure.  I know there is more fun to come.  Great work boys.

Posted by Paul

What's up, memories? 

Posted by DarCowAlways

Hello there. Giant Bomb for the win.

Posted by Trnck

I know I'll regret if I don't leave a comment here.

GO GIANTBOMB!
Posted by ThomasP

Just coming back for a vist. :)

Posted by fresh2deafbill

don't know why i'm posting this now but whatever.

Giant Bomb FTW
Posted by Deusx

Yeah if you post here it´s like writting "kilroy was here" in 1943.

Giant Bomb is without a doubt the best gaming website i´ve seen. I bet it will become cult in a couple of years. Go Giant Bomb!

Posted by Yit

Graveyard bump.

Posted by copycatzen

Go dude!!!!!!

Posted by Bigbombomb

I waz here.
Giant Bomb is awesome! It one of the best gaming websites I've seen.  

Posted by LordAndrew

This is a comment test. Do not be alarmed.

Posted by MattyFTM

It's hard to believe that this was one year ago today.

Moderator
Posted by Derios

Awesome can't wait.

Posted by natetodamax

We all love you, Giant Bomb.

Posted by MaddProdigy

Hella days ago. So sweet it worked out and this site is as awsome as it is, mad skillz bomb team.

Posted by Lies

Posting in an epic topic.

Posted by ThatFrood

Let it be known that I was commenter 19 on the first post of the best site for gaming.

Posted by MarkWahlberg

I prefer to think of this as a fashionably late comment on first news post of the best site for gaming. 

Posted by DanielJW
@griefersstolemykeyboard said:
" FIRST! "
Is this officially the first comment on all of Giant Bomb? This man is the true "first". 
 
Also, this is a wonderful place. It's like visiting a museum or a national artifact. 
Posted by Hockeymask27
@DanielJW said:
" @griefersstolemykeyboard said:
" FIRST! "
Is this officially the first comment on all of Giant Bomb? This man is the true "first".  Also, this is a wonderful place. It's like visiting a museum or a national artifact.  "
I also wonder could he be the one.
Posted by Fr0Br0

LAST!

Posted by Trnck

Gotta leave my footprint on here hey Jeff you're great!

Posted by Zero_

Sounds like a promising site Jeff, hope it turns out well!

Posted by NoDeath

Ah, memories... I think I'm tearing up a little here.

Posted by McPaper

It will never work

Posted by havelava

heya

Posted by KensterFox

I'm just gonna leave this here.

Posted by Colin

O hai guys, what's going on in here?

Posted by BlindEagle

Its always fun to come back and read these older articles

Posted by ShaggE

*waves*

Posted by Kryptinite

Sometimes you gotta just comment on old ass post. 

Posted by yoshimitz707
@Kryptinite said:
" Sometimes you gotta just comment on old ass post.  "
YUP!
Posted by Heartagram

This is the best gaming site in History.

Posted by KaosAngel

I'm surprised this doesn't have as many comments.

Posted by fitzcarraldo

nice

Posted by xbob42

I had no idea this site was born on my birthday.  For some reason that makes me stupidly happy.

Posted by Buneroid

@yoshimitz707 said:

@Kryptinite said:
" Sometimes you gotta just comment on old ass post. "
YUP!

Damn straight!

Posted by Generiko

cool beans

Posted by CptChiken

This was the first post on a blog which was to become giantbomb. I remember those days of my confusion as to where jeff had gone from gamespot, then finding this gem of a blog. And well the rest is history...

Posted by RetroVirus

Man, how funny is it that the first actual comment on Giant Bomb is "First". Such inauspicious beginnings.

Posted by Ridiculously_Manny

Aaaaaand, it all comes full circle.

Posted by DamianOgre

I like your voice, except I pictured you as a skinney, sandy blond dude with sorta long hiar.

Posted by GenocidalKitten

@Buneroid said:

@yoshimitz707 said:

@Kryptinite said:
" Sometimes you gotta just comment on old ass post. "
YUP!

Damn straight!

Agreed.

Posted by BestUsernameEver

Why are people still commenting on this news?

Posted by wumbo3000

*Signs my name on the wall*

Posted by BoricuainExile

I have been here since beta, and is the 1st time I read this. There is a lot of info here, is great.

Posted by boylie

Felt the need to leave a comment in OG blog post, and so here we are.

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