Posted by ActivisionStoleMy360 (5 posts) -

Its with great sadness I say goodbye to my blogging home for as long as I can remember. The website was bought along with all the IGN properties were bought this month by Ziff Davis. For those of you who do not know, Ziff Davis is the CEO of a group that owns and runs "askmen.com" an interesting place, that seams to cater to egocentric wealthy guys, jocks and what not...essentially the polar opposite of what game and geek culture really is. With that transaction complete, I have decided that with the closing of 1up.com it was time to venture out and find a new home where I can be among the geeky, dorky and nerdy people who are a part of the culture that is the gaming culture.

With that, and with some discussion I have seen people start to make their way here and to a few other places. I am hopeful that those of you who have called this place home for quite a while will accept me into your community, and those of you who moved here from 1up, well I will be glad to see some familiar faces again.

Cheers!

#1 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4207 posts) -

Hey.

#2 Posted by Marcsman (3195 posts) -

Sorry I vote you off the island. ( just kidding )

#3 Posted by ActivisionStoleMy360 (5 posts) -

:p its nice to see some good folks here, I was kind of dreading going to another community after some of my experiences with the IGN community...that place is terrifying!

#4 Posted by Aaron_G (1615 posts) -

We, at Giant Bomb are a welcoming family of duders. Welcome aboard, and make yourself feel at home.

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#5 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4207 posts) -

@activisionstolemy360: Mm? I'm still on there. there's more responses here. But, its just that you're gonna see the word troll on here, more times than you can care for. pc master race. Just a buncha bullshit. ~ We're nice here, its just hard to tell who really hates you if they knew you in real life.

Hi, and welcome. I'll be Jacob, today. :)

#6 Edited by ActivisionStoleMy360 (5 posts) -

@Blu3V3nom07 lol thats pretty much the way it is everywhere, there will always be those people that make for interesting discussion. I don't so much mind trolls, they're everywhere, no escaping it, but it seams like this is a mature community. I worry not for the PC master race because I am a PC gamer, Xbox , PS3, and even a Wii gamer who dabbles in 3DS and still waiting for a good reason to buy a Vita :p

#7 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@activisionstolemy360 said:

@Blu3V3nom07 Still waiting for a good reason to buy a Vita :p

This is like the best reason to get anything! Just like P3P was the best reason to get a PSP!

(totally not biased)

EDIT: Oh, and welcome to the site! Hope you stick around.

#8 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

Welcome

#9 Posted by ActivisionStoleMy360 (5 posts) -

I really do appreciate the very welcoming people here, I am looking forward to participating as much as I can in this community!

#10 Edited by hughesman (312 posts) -

Sad to hear about the 1up closure. Though, to be honest, I thought that happened a while back. Maybe I'm just thinking about them being bought at some point...

Anyway, Hello and welcome.

#11 Posted by Pr1mus (3904 posts) -

Did Activision really stole your 360?

#12 Posted by Nightriff (5075 posts) -

WELCOME.....TO GIANT BOMB!

#13 Posted by TyCobb (1971 posts) -
#14 Posted by laserbolts (5321 posts) -

Welcome to hell.

#15 Posted by RetroVirus (1471 posts) -

Welcome to the family, duder. Now go start watching the Persona 4 endurance run. Also: hamburgers, bufu, China Don't Care, #TeamBrad, video games.

#16 Posted by Starks94 (27 posts) -

I haven't been on 1up since they got rid of the 1UP show. Still waiting for a gaming video podcast as good as that one

#17 Posted by seamus85 (116 posts) -

Welcome to the family, i left 1up network after the gfw got axed. its a great home.

#18 Edited by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6188 posts) -

Howdy li'l cowpoke! Welcome to Giant Bomb. I highly recommend checking out the FAQ and the Forum Rules. If you have any questions, feel free to drop one of us mods a PM. Please note that every new Giant Bomber should prepare a survival kit containing (but not limited to) a snorkel, three changes of underwear, bribe money for the border patrol, Hulk hands, hot dogs (referred to around these parts as durgers), and a whoooole lotta penicillin. The official indoctrination happy fun times will begin shortly.

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#19 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

I dont think anyone on this site is really unfriendly and opposed to new users contributing here. Just as long as you dont post anything inflammatory youll be fine. Embrace your interests!

#20 Posted by FierceDeity (358 posts) -

I envy you - you haven't yet experienced the magic that is the P4 Endurance Run. Some of my favorite memories of this site were sitting out on my patio, sipping tea and watching that day's episode. That made me fall in love with GiantBomb. :)

#21 Edited by TooWalrus (13197 posts) -

I envy you - you haven't yet experienced the magic that is the P4 Endurance Run. Some of my favorite memories of this site were sitting out on my patio, sipping tea and watching that day's episode. That made me fall in love with GiantBomb. :)

If only I could wipe that memory from my mind and relive it again for the first time...

Get the Men in Black on the line.

#22 Edited by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

Welcome. I came here from 1up back when the site died the first time around when UGO bought them out and everyone got fired. A few years and a little over 10k posts later I'm still here. You found a great place and holy fuck do you have a lot of videos to watch. My god the hours, days, and weeks of video to watch. Enjoy.

#23 Posted by frankfartmouth (1018 posts) -

Wait a minute. Ziff Davis used to own EGM back in the day. 1up was originally the website for EGM. Then EGM folded and was restarted with a different publisher and so I guess 1up had nothing to do with it anymore. Now Ziff Davis has bought 1up. Hasn't it just come full circle then? Did I miss something there?

Either way, welcome.

#24 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

Wait.. there are sites other than Giantbomb.com??

#25 Posted by spykereightsix (78 posts) -

What he said...

@aaron_g said:

We, at Giant Bomb are a welcoming family of duders. Welcome aboard, and make yourself feel at home.

#26 Edited by Hailinel (24710 posts) -

Wait a minute. Ziff Davis used to own EGM back in the day. 1up was originally the website for EGM. Then EGM folded and was restarted with a different publisher and so I guess 1up had nothing to do with it anymore. Now Ziff Davis has bought 1up. Hasn't it just come full circle then? Did I miss something there?

Either way, welcome.

Ziff Davis bought 1up as part of the deal that also got them IGN, UGO, and Gamespy, but apparently IGN was the only brand that ZD had any interest in supporting. Sort of like how BermanBraun bought Tested, Screened, and Anime Vice, except BB has actually kept Screened and Anime Vice running while they've been putting most of the effort into Tested.

#27 Posted by HeyImPhoenix (169 posts) -

Hey!

#28 Edited by ShadowMoses900 (190 posts) -

Welcome to Giant Bomb. It's actually one of the more friendly communities on the internet, most people here are respectful, only downside is that Giant Bomb it's self tends to be slow about news and reviews. So it's best to also follow one of the bigger sites from time to time to keep up with the latest in the industry, such as IGN. But this is just from my perspective.

I too came here from a different site, GameSpot. I left because System Wars took over that entire community, and System Wars (and the people in it) are stupid and rude.

Hope you enjoy your time here!

#29 Edited by captaincool246 (29 posts) -

Welcome! i just made the transition back to Giant Bomb recently over from 1UP i was pretty bummed to hear they were shutting down, anyway i was here before the CBS interactive purchase and then i found 1UP and started focusing more on that site but now i'm back and it really seems to have grown into a larger nice community of gamers hope you enjoy it here!

#30 Posted by RPGee (759 posts) -

Another refugee. Welcome welcome. Please enjoy this complementary virtual snacks.