Hey...so stuff happened this week. You might have heard some rumors about a new Giant Bomb website being launch. Those rumors are true Yeah, a completely new site, weird right? Over the years that I have been on Giant Bomb, and even before becoming a moderator or even a community promoter, I have experienced five Giant Bomb site re-designs. Some more significant than others; some were even better than others. I kept on using the site regardless of the issues or contrivances that I or any of the other members of this community experienced because they didn't matter. I think I can speak for much of the Giant Bomb community that I have never seen a website that I truly care for take the monumental task of rebuilding itself within a period of about a year. Yes, there are issues still, but that does not change the very special medley of friends, staff, and users who frequent this site any less special. If you disagree, then well...maybe this site and community doesn't mean as much to you as it does to me. That's fine because I have for the greater part of a year have come to terms with the fact that maybe, just maybe I'm a little "Giant Bomb crazy." So let's get through this, together as a community, and do whatever we can to help @snide @ltsquigs @idbloc @alexisg @mrpibb or any of the fine members of the engineering staff (sorry for @Commenting you all by the way) make this site "special." It's the least we can do after over four years of wonderful memories. So without further ado let's go over the week that was on Giant Bomb dot com, a website about videogames. That said don't accept Drobot's pay calls:
Also get well soon Patrick, it looks like you took a big tumble judging from the security cameras:
Important New Site Stuff
With this being a new site there are known issues that are still in the process of being fixed. The API will be fixed for your enjoyment by Wednesday of next week. More importantly, premium subscriptions are being extended for two weeks in light of issues with the new site.
- Known Issues and Issue Reporting Thread
- What We're Working On [UPDATED]
- Mobile Site Issues and Bug Reporting Thread
- API Changes and Discussion Thread
- Wiki Editor Notification (AKA The Wiki Queue is Kind of Funky Right Now)
- Request a HEADER IMAGE for a Wiki Page Here!
As already indicated in the "New Site Stuff" the wiki is still kind of screwy. Some of you may be having points issues and others can get your submissions through. The staff, thanks to @marino are aware of almost every single one of these issues so don't worry.
Best of Blog
The site migration did eat up a couple of notable blogs that no longer exist. Also in large part due to the site being a little finicky headers aren't coming back until next week.
- This Seems Familiar... (By: GreggD)
- Blog: My Love/Hate Relationship With Sony (By: MetalGearSunny)
- Blog Blog Blog (By: MooseyMcMan)
- Thoughts on Grinding and Microtransactions (By: Unequivocable)
- My, What a PUZZLING Thing I've Stumbled Upon (By: Video_Game_King)
- Dialogue Options Vol. 3: Hero Will Prevail (By: Rappelsiini)
- Persona 4: Everything Sunny All the Time Always (By: m3ds334)
- Cloudy With a Chance of Gaming -- Collector's Edition (By: JJWeatherman)
- How My High-Speed Internet Destroyed World of Warcraft (or, Why Blizzard Will Never Recapture the Magic) (By: benjo_t)
- The Cease and Desist: Opportunity Killer? (By: King9999)
- Free to Play: Community vs Mere Association (By: thabigred)
- Microtransactions and Path of Exile (By: Nate)
- New Site. New Blog. Here's What I've Been Playing (By: believer258)
- The Last Quarter of Uncharted 2: What Were They Thinking? (By: GrantHeaslip)
- [insert title] 2-9-13 (By: Alaska_Gamer)
- The Prophetic Games Press (By: Sunjammer)
- See Ya, Sara (of Comic Vine) (By: csl316)
- New Site Discussion Thread (By: vikingdeath1)
- Where Do You Stand with the Later Two Alien Films (By: Yummylee)
- Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Kickstarter ($850K goal) (By: AssInAss)
- The Giant Bomb Website (Old Site) Memorial (By: Fattony12000)
- Should We be Calling out Bad Reviews? (By: DeathsWind)
- Ask Me Almost Anything About MGR:R (By: Kankohii)
- When Does Lost Progress Force You to Stop Playing? (By: FinalDasa)
- Chivalry Class Preference Poll (By: @sweep)
- Dead Space 3 Ending Discussion Thread (By: mrfluke)
For those of you that enjoy the list feature there's a new feature on the site that makes finding new and interesting lists a whole lot easier. It's the "This week's most recommended" button on the new and improved "User Lists" page.
- Shop 'til the Drop (By: Mento)
- Interesting Looking Games I Don't Own the Right Platform For (By: Retodon8)
Useful User Reviews
- captain_tolerable's user review of Aliens: Colonial Marines
- lord_xp's user review of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
- Humanity's user review of Dead Space 3
- Yummylee's user review of Dead Space 3
User Created Podcasts
Author's Note: I need your help. The user activity feed is helpful but different, and the old "User Review" section on the Reviews tab is gone. Other features are visible but sometimes hard to locate so Spotlights are going to have involve a lot more out of myself and you the community. So please, and I'm saying this from the bottom of my heart, help me out. Let's make this work together.