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#1 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -

So while GB is by far my favorite game site I find that I keep going for news of games to www.gamespot.com or www.ps3fanboy.com as I find that there is no actual good way to get gaming news in GB. Anyone finding that as well? also to look a t game videos/previews.

#2 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

Still way too early bro, right now its all about getting the site up first.

#3 Posted by zitosilva (1840 posts) -

Yeah, I'd say that maybe in a month or two, when things get stabilized, then it'll start being your news and previews resource. Right now, I agree, it isn't.

#4 Posted by DirrtyNinja (715 posts) -
This will not be a site concentrating on gaming news. You can get that anywhere.
#5 Posted by Shocker (2339 posts) -

I still go to GameSpot for news.

#6 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

I go to N4G, superior then any other gaming news site lmao.

#7 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -
DirrtyNinja said:
"This will not be a site concentrating on gaming news. You can get that anywhere.
"
well yeah but i sorta looked forward to only needing one site
#8 Posted by Warfare (1635 posts) -
dcpc10 said:
"Shocker said:
"I still go to GameSpot for news.
"

same"
Me to.
#9 Posted by XAMS (68 posts) -

Its not the lack of news that dissapoint me, its the lack of video reviews and trailers and stuff like that. The reason I liked these guys so much on GS was because of great and many video reviews (which theres only two so far) and all the video stuff like On the Spot, ect. I hope they do something like a video bombcast, because frankly, podcasts bore me.

#10 Edited by Dalai (7034 posts) -
There is one way Giant Bomb can be a source for gaming news... a dedicated news forum.  You know we can post more news here in the forums.
#11 Posted by pause422 (6190 posts) -

That stuff will get here definitely,its a thing that you expect on any gaming site so of course its coming. The site is still very new(and launched called 'beta' for a reason), and before they launched this and had to go crazy with approving everyones posts and such,they just got out of E3. things will come together sooner than you think ,really,give the guys a chance to breathe.

#12 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -
XAMS said:
"Its not the lack of news that dissapoint me, its the lack of video reviews and trailers and stuff like that. The reason I liked these guys so much on GS was because of great and many video reviews (which theres only two so far) and all the video stuff like On the Spot, ect."
I agree with you. I don't really care about getting gaming news here. Even if GB had news, it wouldn't be able to cover everything. That's why I like Gametab.com
#13 Edited by roblopez (54 posts) -

Hey guys,

If you are still going to Gamespot for news let me just give you a tip:
 You are way behind in your news.

If you really want fast news about everything gaming, the best site is Kotaku. Honestly, if all of you want to be really good informed gamers your two sites should be Giant Bomb for game specific information and awesome community and Kotaku for every news story that breaks out around the world.

#14 Posted by Wafflecake (10 posts) -

Jeez, the site just launched. Give 'em some time.
And yeah, I second Kotaku.

#15 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

Agreed, still way too early IMO.

#16 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

From the Giantbomb FAQ:
"Well, yeah, but the point is that Giant Bomb isn't interested in the fire-hose approach to video game coverage. Our editorial team is small and experienced, and our job is to highlight the stuff that we feel is significant, either to us on a personal level, or for video games at large. That's not everything, but it's still a lot. Though, we're not real big on sports games, so don't expect too much meaningful/informed Madden coverage."

#17 Edited by Manks (836 posts) -

Yeah, the main priority is getting the site up and making sure it stays working.  Then we can improve on it, with news, etc. 

BTW, I use Kotaku.  I'll probably end up using both when the site starts feeding more news.

#18 Posted by Aaron_G (1615 posts) -

I kind of expected that of GiantBomb, I doesn't bother me because some sites I have always used for game news and probably always will.

#19 Posted by Scorched (691 posts) -

yeah
I don't just use giant bomb yet because of the whole news thing but they'll get that up sometime
I mainly come for the community

#20 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

Just use Kotaku for industry news.

#21 Posted by Shocker (2339 posts) -
XAMS said:
"Its not the lack of news that dissapoint me, its the lack of video reviews and trailers and stuff like that. The reason I liked these guys so much on GS was because of great and many video reviews (which theres only two so far) and all the video stuff like On the Spot, ect. I hope they do something like a video bombcast, because frankly, podcasts bore me.
"
That will come soon, I'm sure of it.
#22 Posted by Irishjohn (581 posts) -
Mourne said:
"Just use Kotaku for industry news.
"
Ditto.  Add the Kotaku RSS feed to your newsreader/e-mail client, and you're done.  While you're at it, just start using a newsreader and you'll never worry about using one site again.
#23 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -
Shocker said:
"I still go to GameSpot for news.
"
Same.
#24 Posted by Shinedown220 (148 posts) -

Yeah its definitly missing a few key features, but the site is growing.

#25 Posted by Guiltyspark (554 posts) -
Sentry said:
"I go to N4G, superior then any other gaming news site lmao.
"

using one source for gaming news is retarded

#26 Posted by Monty_The_Great (178 posts) -
Sentry said:
"I go to N4G, superior then any other gaming news site lmao.
"
this
#27 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
Guiltyspark said:
"Sentry said:
"I go to N4G, superior then any other gaming news site lmao.
"

using one source for gaming news is retarded "

LMFAO, obviously you have no idea what N4G is... noob lol. :P
#28 Posted by serbsta (1867 posts) -

I think the main goal at the moment is to build up the database.

#29 Posted by Guiltyspark (554 posts) -
Sentry said:
"Guiltyspark said:
"Sentry said:
"I go to N4G, superior then any other gaming news site lmao.
"

using one source for gaming news is retarded "

LMFAO, obviously you have no idea what N4G is... noob lol. :P
"
1 website you dumbass , just because it steals from kotaku and other sources doesnt make it the go all place for gaming news

and 94 percent of the shit on that clusterfuck of a website is rumors
#30 Posted by jollywhitegiant (54 posts) -

I threw Joystiq/Kotaku into Google Reader and it keeps me covered in terms of news.

I'm never really impressed by either but the important news trickles through so it works.

#31 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
Guiltyspark said:
"Sentry said:
"Guiltyspark said:
"Sentry said:
"I go to N4G, superior then any other gaming news site lmao.
"

using one source for gaming news is retarded "

LMFAO, obviously you have no idea what N4G is... noob lol. :P
"
1 website you dumbass , just because it steals from kotaku and other sources doesnt make it the go all place for gaming news

and 94 percent of the shit on that clusterfuck of a website is rumors "
LMFAO, dude N4G is like digg for gaming, it posts news from IGN, Kotaku, GameSpot, GiantBomb, Joystiq, and every other gaming site out there. So yeah, its like the place where you can get info from all other websites.

PS- Don't call me a dumbass when you have no clue what you are talking about in the first place... ridiculous.
#32 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Guys, chill out! How long as the site been up? I would like to see you guys do all this in a week.

#33 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
SpikeSpiegel said:
"Guys, chill out! How long as the site been up? I would like to see you guys do all this in a week.
"
Exactly, still waaaay too early.
#34 Posted by greennoodles (404 posts) -
Sentry said:
"Guiltyspark said:
"Sentry said:
"Guiltyspark said:
"Sentry said:
"I go to N4G, superior then any other gaming news site lmao.
"

using one source for gaming news is retarded "

LMFAO, obviously you have no idea what N4G is... noob lol. :P
"
1 website you dumbass , just because it steals from kotaku and other sources doesnt make it the go all place for gaming news

and 94 percent of the shit on that clusterfuck of a website is rumors "
LMFAO, dude N4G is like digg for gaming, it posts news from IGN, Kotaku, GameSpot, GiantBomb, Joystiq, and every other gaming site out there. So yeah, its like the place where you can get info from all other websites.

PS- Don't call me a dumbass when you have no clue what you are talking about in the first place... ridiculous.
"
You know what else is like digg for gaming? Digg
#35 Posted by Lake (126 posts) -

Is there really a need for another gaming news site?

It is also funny that people come here and still go to Gamespot based on recent history.

Online
#36 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
greennoodles said:
"Sentry said:
"Guiltyspark said:
"Sentry said:
"Guiltyspark said:
"Sentry said:
"I go to N4G, superior then any other gaming news site lmao.
"

using one source for gaming news is retarded "

LMFAO, obviously you have no idea what N4G is... noob lol. :P
"
1 website you dumbass , just because it steals from kotaku and other sources doesnt make it the go all place for gaming news

and 94 percent of the shit on that clusterfuck of a website is rumors "
LMFAO, dude N4G is like digg for gaming, it posts news from IGN, Kotaku, GameSpot, GiantBomb, Joystiq, and every other gaming site out there. So yeah, its like the place where you can get info from all other websites.

PS- Don't call me a dumbass when you have no clue what you are talking about in the first place... ridiculous.
"
You know what else is like digg for gaming? Digg
"

Lol, yeah I check that too.
#37 Posted by Happy_Cloud (190 posts) -

Kotaku.

#38 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

Gaming news is always just recycled from other sites anyway.

#39 Posted by MattyFTM (14393 posts) -

Wikipedia explains it well (I was looking for a direct quote from Jeff, but I couldn't find one, so Wikipedia will have to do):

Unlike most video game websites, Giant Bomb will not heavily cover industry news in a business perspective. During an interview on X-play, Gerstmann commented that a lot of the video game news had become "stale". Users on Giant Bomb will have the ability to create blogs, keep track of their game collections, and add information to game entries. Additionally, message boards for the site have been confirmed, saying that "building a community of people...is a big part of what Giant Bomb is all about

Moderator
#40 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

But they are still going to TGS? E3? Leipzig? GDC? and more? :S

#41 Posted by Major (506 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"Wikipedia explains it well (I was looking for a direct quote from Jeff, but I couldn't find one, so Wikipedia will have to do):

Unlike most video game websites, Giant Bomb will not heavily cover industry news in a business perspective. During an interview on X-play, Gerstmann commented that a lot of the video game news had become "stale". Users on Giant Bomb will have the ability to create blogs, keep track of their game collections, and add information to game entries. Additionally, message boards for the site have been confirmed, saying that "building a community of people...is a big part of what Giant Bomb is all about
"
  
#42 Edited by KillerFly (396 posts) -
chililili said:
"DirrtyNinja said:
"This will not be a site concentrating on gaming news. You can get that anywhere.
"
well yeah but i sorta looked forward to only needing one site
"
Jeff Gerstmann has said that the point of Giant Bomb is to offer something different, not to replace other sites.
#43 Edited by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -
Sentry said:
"I go to N4G, superior then any other gaming news site lmao.
"
lol no wonder the attitude i've seen you have you use n4g.com
n4g.com is the scum of the earth any thing from there is circumspect they allow any thing as news even zombie grandmas from mars boycott violent games...ect as actual news, the news postings there are fueld souly by need to get numbers and win monthly prizes and fanboyism which is why nearly all actual news there is delegated quickly to 2nd and 3rd pages and the news that maintains leads is fanboy fueld rumors and gossip.

digg is much better as a site cause atleast its content is hand picked by fanboys.
#44 Posted by Ma7moud (805 posts) -

Its too early BTW you can use N4G or Kotaku for news.

#45 Posted by Fusi (19 posts) -

We should make something like N4G on our website :D

#46 Posted by xruntime (1920 posts) -

Stop fighting. You sound childish.

#47 Posted by natsfan7 (56 posts) -
chililili said:
"So while GB is by far my favorite game site I find that I keep going for news of games to www.gamespot.com or www.ps3fanboy.com as I find that there is no actual good way to get gaming news in GB. Anyone finding that as well? also to look a t game videos/previews.
"
I completely agree.  Giantbomb really dose need a news section before I make it my second favorite gaming site (sorry, Joystiq will always be # 1)
#48 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

well if you listened to thier podcasts or watched their videos they do mention that they are not interested in over-covering the game industry. he said other game sites cover way too much news and that giantbomb.com is only interested in deliver exactly what we're interested in and what is important to us. 

#49 Posted by Caddy (308 posts) -
Sentry said:
"But they are still going to TGS? E3? Leipzig? GDC? and more? :S
"
In terms of coverage yes, but not as a news team to bring you the latest and greatest. I would imagine it's going to be much like E3 where they don't break the news as it happens, but discuss afterwards in the form of bombcasts and articles on the site.
#50 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
I think you need a hug, Guiltyspark. Relax and agree to disagree.

I also like to have one central website for gaming news and I am a bit disappointed that pre-launch coverage of games seems to be up to the players to add to the website. But I do love these forums and the features that the staff does provide; i.e. Bombcast and reviews.