I'm sure that you guys have gotten a lot of messages on the latest games journalism scandals that have occurred recently. I'm sure you're all done with it and wish to move on to reviewing games and whatever else you guys do. I just wanted to thank you guys for what you said last night on the bombcast and for defending games journalism. I've never heard people in the media be so open and honest about the problems with games journalism. I thank you for standing up for what you do yet admitting the problems that revolve around your line of work. I still don't wholeheartedly trust every games journalist, but I do trust you. It may be hard to take me seriously since I am a paying member and have my biases in thinking that this is the best damn site on the web. There is a reason so many people love you and what you do for games journalism and for entertainment as a whole. Jeff, I'd also like to address your thoughts on outsiders questioning Giantbomb as it does include game industry people in several Giant Bomb videos(Dave Lang, Brad Muir, Eric Pope, etc). I'd like to believe that most people that view this site know that these interactions don't effect review scores and critical thoughts on games. I still understand your concern with perception and maybe being too close to these people that work for the games that you sometimes review. I don't know what you'll do to change this perception but I hope you keep these returning personalities as they are a part of the site to me. You guys and your job has gotten a ton of shit over the past couple of weeks and I know I'll just be joining the choir of duders that'll defend you and games journalism. Just know that what you say in the bombcast is important and did convince me to cool off on being overly critical on the media. I know your job is weird and that you're doing everything you guys can to keep yourself from making mistakes like other game sites have done. So yeah, as long as you guys are as open as you have been I'll continue to trust you and thank you for what you do. I feel vindicated for paying for this site and for continuing to support whatever you guys do. This may sound too much like sucking up to you guys, but I'm not fully sold on games journalism yet. I'll still be critical of the things that this site such as the lack of video reviews and reviews in general. You guys aren't perfect, but you're better to me than other game sites like being honest about your opinion on games journalism. Sorry for the wall of text and hope that you guys can respond whenever you have time. Keep up the good work.
(I sent this to the GB staff so this is why it sounds like I'm address someone. I just thought it'd be a good idea to share this to duders.)