With Patrick leaving the office I think it is sort of a fair question to bring up.
Now don't get me wrong, I love Giantbomb even though I am not a subscriber. I just can't justify the expense. The Quick Looks are entertaining. The live shows are usually great fun. The podcast is easily the best around. But it does seem like the content is coming sort of disproportionately from a few people.
Patrick constantly has either interviews, articles, or Quick Looks of some kind on the site. He is also in basically every live show. A day rarely goes by when he is not involved in multiple pieces of content.
Alex posts a ton of articles and trailers. He also does a fairly comprehensive weekly write up.
Vinny and Drew are busy behind the scenes most of the time, but Vinny is still in a fair number of Quick Looks.
I guess my question is mostly..what do Brad, Ryan, and Jeff do with their days? They don't write reviews much at all. They do a podcast on Monday or Tuesday along with a 10 minute "I Love Mondays". They then have a live stream on both Thursdays and Fridays. Jeff is regularly not even on TNT. During the week you may see them each in 1 or 2 Quick Looks apiece.
Now I realize Jeff is away this week, they have meetings to attend, and there aren't always games coming out, but this is more of a long term concern. A great amount of the fresh content is directly coming from Patrick right now and the other 3 main "in front of the camera" guys just don't seem all that interested.
We've also been told that Giantbomb would not exist right now without the subscription format. You often hear of game streamers that make fairly decent livings by putting up a ton of content on Youtube or Twitch or whatever. The views ad up and you would have to think that a successful group like the GB crew could be doing a lot better if they were figuring out ways to get more videos up. Certainly 5 or 6 guys can find more to do than a 30 minutes video or two? I appreciate the Daily DOTA thing as at least being an attempt to do more even if it is just Brad succumbing to his addiction.
I hope I'm not coming off as overly negative or an armchair quarterback. I'm just honestly curious about what some of these guys are doing with their time, especially when combined with the reality that they seem to rely on subscriptions to survive and one of their main producers of quality content is leaving the office in just over a month.