Posted by joey8bit (8 posts) -

A recent podcast brought up discussions of integrity within game journalism. A lot of interesting points were brought during this conversation and I found myself taking a step back and looking at various places where I find my gaming reviews. I have never asked the question, "Who is this person reviewing this game?" I know nothing about them. Do they have a bias to certain genre, are they over/under critical or are they just doing this for a paycheck? These questions never came to mind whenever reading any of this information.

I have a been listening to the Giant Bombcast for a little while now and I feel like I have gotten the chance to get to know the people who are providing me with my gaming information. I can honestly say that after getting a chance to hear some stories from the lesser seen side of game journalism , I found a happy home where I can put all my faith into the people that are presenting me with all this information.

Thank you Giant Bomb. I can see why so many of you Giant Bombers come here now. I am happy to be a part of your community now.

#1 Posted by joey8bit (8 posts) -

A recent podcast brought up discussions of integrity within game journalism. A lot of interesting points were brought during this conversation and I found myself taking a step back and looking at various places where I find my gaming reviews. I have never asked the question, "Who is this person reviewing this game?" I know nothing about them. Do they have a bias to certain genre, are they over/under critical or are they just doing this for a paycheck? These questions never came to mind whenever reading any of this information.

I have a been listening to the Giant Bombcast for a little while now and I feel like I have gotten the chance to get to know the people who are providing me with my gaming information. I can honestly say that after getting a chance to hear some stories from the lesser seen side of game journalism , I found a happy home where I can put all my faith into the people that are presenting me with all this information.

Thank you Giant Bomb. I can see why so many of you Giant Bombers come here now. I am happy to be a part of your community now.

#2 Posted by ThunderSlash (1820 posts) -

Commence the bombing ceremony!

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#3 Posted by EuanDewar (5023 posts) -

the cops are gonna be onto u so fast ahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#4 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

One of us. One of us. One of us.

#5 Posted by awesomeusername (4207 posts) -

@ThunderSlash said:

Commence the bombing ceremony!

OH GOD NO! NOT YET! NOT YET!!!

#6 Posted by TobbRobb (4727 posts) -

Welcome to the club! THIS IS EXACTLY WHY we are still all hanging around.

#7 Posted by Nightriff (5141 posts) -

Welcome duder

#8 Posted by impartialgecko (1604 posts) -

Someone needs to sticky this for future newcomers.

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#9 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2478 posts) -

Welcome.

#10 Edited by MURDERSMASH (251 posts) -

@joey8bit said:

A recent podcast brought up discussions of integrity within game journalism. A lot of interesting points were brought during this conversation and I found myself taking a step back and looking at various places where I find my gaming reviews. I have never asked the question, "Who is this person reviewing this game?" I know nothing about them. Do they have a bias to certain genre, are they over/under critical or are they just doing this for a paycheck? These questions never came to mind whenever reading any of this information.

I have a been listening to the Giant Bombcast for a little while now and I feel like I have gotten the chance to get to know the people who are providing me with my gaming information. I can honestly say that after getting a chance to hear some stories from the lesser seen side of game journalism , I found a happy home where I can put all my faith into the people that are presenting me with all this information.

Thank you Giant Bomb. I can see why so many of you Giant Bombers come here now. I am happy to be a part of your community now.

That talk they had at the end of the Bombcast this week was so good, I listened to it twice in a row. Really great to see how they handle such contentious things in the games writing field.

And welcome to Giant Bomb. May Luchadeer watch over you, always.

#11 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2360 posts) -

@ThunderSlash:DROP A BOMB ON IT!

#12 Posted by ImHungry (377 posts) -

Great to have you here! The recent bombcast was good, but serious discussion of reviewing practices has always taken place around here.

#13 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

You don't decide to become a Duder,

your born a Duder.

#14 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1258 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

You don't decide to become a Duder,

your born a Duder.

This made me smile!

Welcome to Giant Bomb!

#15 Posted by joey8bit (8 posts) -

Ya'll know how make a fella feel right at home. Thank you!!!

#16 Posted by g6065 (275 posts) -

@TobbRobb said:

Welcome to the club! THIS IS EXACTLY WHY we are still all hanging around.

+1

#17 Posted by fuzzybunny566 (451 posts) -

and our army grows even stronger! welcome to the club!

#18 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

You aren't a giant bomber, you're a duder! Welcome. :)

#19 Posted by TooWalrus (13232 posts) -

You're probably on some sort of government watch list now for declaring yourself a Giant Bomber (but dude, it's totally worth it!)

#20 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -

Any duder with a megaman avatar is alright in my book! Welcome to the BOMB!

#21 Posted by ripelivejam (4259 posts) -

i read "why i decided to become a" and immediately thought "woman" a millisecond before reading "Giant Bomber" *shrugs*

#22 Posted by Daneian (1245 posts) -

Welcome. This is the only community I've ever been a part of. I don't have that many posts but its always felt like home.

#23 Posted by Kerned (1170 posts) -

HEY HEY NOW NOW! I like this new duder!