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Welcome to Giant Bomb (dot com)

Jeff Gerstmann
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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