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#1 Posted by DarthOrange (3864 posts) -

I got the idea of this from a post made by on this page. What exactly is this website about to you. Don't show me a smelly video made by the bomb crew, tell me in your own words what this site is about to you.

#2 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19353 posts) -

@DarthOrange said:

Don't show me a smelly video made by the bomb crew

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#3 Posted by tourgen (4515 posts) -

wasting me free time and relaxing

#4 Edited by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

This is where I come to do video games.

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Duderity.

#6 Posted by Willin (1280 posts) -

Because Kotaku is too... meh.

#7 Posted by Demoskinos (14878 posts) -

Its all about coke and hookers here.

#8 Edited by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

At the moment it's Lumines, cars with guns mounted on them, and viewers like you. Though it tends to change every now and then.

As for me, it's a site with usually good videos that give me an idea of what a game is really like as trailers never come close to giving you a good feel for the pace of a game. I think I come here more out of habit then anything at this point though, as my enjoyment in the sites content is far less then what it was when I first started. Though I guess that could be attributed to it being something new back then, and now it's become common place so the new shine is gone.

#9 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3052 posts) -

This is where I come to do stuff and have stuff done to me.

#10 Posted by SeanFoster (871 posts) -

Celebrating our favorite hobby.

#11 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

For me it was freedom. I feel like I can be me here in word form, but also for the fun of it all, you know. And the video games, my god, the video games, they're everywhere you look. It's crazy. I've learned a lot. I'm still learning.

#12 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Mostly for laughs and the bombcast. While we differ on opinions at times, you have to respect their opinions at some point. This site feels alive and free to me. I can relate to the GB crew while other sites don't try to be relaetable or have enough moments with editors. While Giant Bomb doesn't cover every game, they cover enough games and have fantastic content that easily trumps anything out their. I just love these guys and what they've done with the site. I also have found editing the database to be addicting. So yeah a lot of good reasons to like Giant Bomb.

#13 Posted by joshth (505 posts) -

Because this site celebrates everything about video games. In every way. Because I now feel like I know almost everyone that works on Giant bomb beacuse of there fantastic and shining personalities. Because this is a community of people that can come, hang out, relax, and talk about one of our favorite hobbies.

#14 Edited by Branthog (5562 posts) -

GiantBomb is the place I came to, because I started following Jeff as soon as the whole Kane & Lynch thing went down. As soon as the slightest rumor of him starting something up on his own surfaced, I was all over it. And now it's the clean, fairly uncluttered, content-oriented (versus content-spammed/ad-spammed/etc) site where I can engage in mostly decent conversations, play games with community members, and watch some really great content that I feel was created for me; not for an advertiser. Also, this is where I come to do stuff to .

Also, how could I not be at a place that gives me beautiful moments like this?

#15 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

Awesome videos and the bombcast. And more often than I like to admit I fall into this god damn forum trap and make a fool of myself by arguing over the internet :(

#16 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@mazik765 said:

Awesome videos and the bombcast. And more often than I like to admit I fall into this god damn forum trap and make a fool of myself by arguing over the internet :(

It's not an argument when you're right.
#17 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2994 posts) -

A fantasy land from the mind of Jeff Gerstmann that we all get to escape to from time to time.

#18 Posted by Stepside (514 posts) -

Why do I come here? Because of the unusually intelligent nature of its forums, the Bombcast, the Reviews and the wiki. I love this site and gladly pay a monthly fee for it.

#19 Posted by supermike6 (3565 posts) -

Vinny.

#20 Posted by dungbootle (2458 posts) -

Cool dudes and cool games

#21 Posted by Branthog (5562 posts) -

@Claude said:

@mazik765 said:

Awesome videos and the bombcast. And more often than I like to admit I fall into this god damn forum trap and make a fool of myself by arguing over the internet :(

It's not an argument when you're right.

An argument is the action/process, not the validity of that which is argued. And I am right. :P

But, yes, I don't know how I have posted this many messages. What the fuck? I should kind of be filled with shame.

#22 Edited by TooWalrus (13218 posts) -
#23 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@Branthog said:

@Claude said:

@mazik765 said:

Awesome videos and the bombcast. And more often than I like to admit I fall into this god damn forum trap and make a fool of myself by arguing over the internet :(

It's not an argument when you're right.

An argument is the action/process, not the validity of that which is argued. And I am right. :P

But, yes, I don't know how I have posted this many messages. What the fuck? I should kind of be filled with shame.

You're right. Let us revel in our shame.
#24 Posted by SquirrelGOD (503 posts) -

Love.

#25 Posted by big_jon (5734 posts) -

Ryan, Vinny Jeff, and Brad.

Also funny shit, games, food, drinks, and space.

#26 Posted by Alex (2204 posts) -

Video games.

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#27 Posted by FengShuiGod (1486 posts) -

It is mostly a noumenal experience that has some tenuous relation to video games.

#28 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Giant Bomb is a website about love.

Edit: DAMN YOU, GOD OF SQUIRRELS!

#29 Posted by evilalfie (27 posts) -

Pennies.

#30 Posted by Teru_Murasame (11 posts) -

One word, and one word only: Brono

Seriously, the Endurance Run was awesome! You guys should totally do another one.

#31 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -

@dungbootle said:

Cool dudes and cool games

You forgot the hot dudettes and hot games. :-)

#32 Posted by Mento (2558 posts) -

Large explosives.

I dig that it's community-driven and community-supported. It makes it feel a little like the video game website equivalent of Louie: Duders doing their own thing without the usual obstacles to creativity that are executives/advertisers and making something unfettered and amazing as a result.

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#33 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -

OP, for me Giant Bomb is;

1. The people: A bunch of talented guys just having fun while following and reporting on their favourite hobby at the same time. The crew are passionate about games and have a positive attitutde about it. On which other site do you see the staff playing around with developers. John Drake and John Vignocchi are as much a part of Giant Bomb as the main crew. The guys have fun with gaming, it is a form of entertainment after all, but they are still weary of industry changes that may harm the medium-listen to one of Jeff's rants for example and you realise just how much he loves games.

2. The scope. Giant Bomb is a medium sized site and the guys know this and as a result they have tailored there coverage to suit their size. As a result you get to know the staff better compared to other websites. For example I feel like I can trust Jeff when he tells me a certain shooter is good or bad because I know about the hours he spent playing COD4 when he was unemployed. I haven't met the guy but I feel like I know him. Ryan is a jerk at times, but he's a lovable one. Vinny seems to like everything and nothing at the same time. Brad is mad about starcraft and even though I zone out when he's talking about fruit dealer and GSL, I still appreciate his passion. Alex's posts may be few lately but you can always tell by the sarcastic bylines when he returns. I still haven't got a read on Patrick since he has been all over the place lately but I'm sure I'll appreciate him in time.

3. The website: Giant Bomb is one of the best gaming sites out there with a nice layout and a clutter free space. I know where to find everything and I can easily find a feature or article. Have you ever tried finding an old video at Gamespot or Ign? Good luck if you dare to try. I can come to the site at the end of the day and not worry that I have to trawl through 50 news articles. I like that I can go through and comment on a video without reloading the page. I like editing the site and seeing my work up in a day or two. I like the community, sometimes we disagree but the conversations on the site are often mature and civil. Any fanboys or needless topics are quickly discarded by the community. I love that the site doesn't have dumb 10 page list articles and I love the great video content.

Reading the above you might think that Giant Bomb is perfect. The truth is it isn't. I don't like how some of the content is arranged, I would prefer if I could sort through the podcasts by year, same with the quick looks. I miss Giant feature articles by the rest of the team. Only Patrick and Alex seem to be writing features for the site which is sad. I want to read about Ryan's adventures as he plays Ms PacMan with his girlfriend, I want to read about Brad's Starcraft watching etc. Sometimes I wish the site had more feature and video content per day. How about a daily flash game quick look at the end of the day? ( Klocking out with Kongregate maybe) How about more behind the scenes featurettes, we watched building a bomb together in 2008 how about maintaining the Bomb? Who is the head of Whiskey media? Who are the guys behind the site? We should meet them. Patrick could maybe do a feature on these aspects.

In summary, to me Giant Bomb is what other gaming sites lost when they grew up- that Video games are fun and should be covered that way.

Note to self: This sounds like the most pretentious crap you have ever written, Masha2932

#34 Posted by vorpalparasite (295 posts) -

Sex, drugs, and hardcore gangsta rap. In actuality, gnarly dudes who tickle my funny bone and make me blush, oh my. Also video games, but that kinda goes without saying.

#35 Posted by huntad (1941 posts) -

Video Games

#36 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3881 posts) -

Vidya games "officially" but secretly, I'm here for the stupidity. Plus I just love those guys. I don't care who knows it.

#37 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Videos games coverage wrapped in casual, funny yet informative commentary.

#38 Edited by JamesJeux007 (473 posts) -

Man, that video was awesome. It took me forever to see it because I had to pause it I was laughing so hard.

For me, GiantBomb is about really funny people playing video games, which, curiously enough, happens to be my passion.

#39 Edited by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

Not made by the Bombcrew, so it counts.

#40 Edited by face15 (1302 posts) -

GiantBomb.com: It's a website about video games.

@supermike6 said:

Vinny.

Also, this.

#41 Posted by GorillaMoPena (2170 posts) -

It is a website about love

#42 Posted by Redbullet685 (6046 posts) -

The community is pretty great, the staff content is fantastic, the staff itself is fantastic. Oh, and I kinda like video games, just a little.

#43 Posted by NarficAcid (86 posts) -

These guys make me laugh and are really knowledgeable about my favorite hobby. The past years would have been much darker for me without the Bomb.

#44 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19353 posts) -

Giant Bomb's made me generally happier. I know that whatever happens, there will be interesting and funny content provided by this site on a regular basis. The staff members are all interesting and I'm interested in what they have to say regarding various topics. I enjoy the forums as most people here are not jerks and I like seeing what others think about different topics, just like in this thread. I also enjoy sharing my own opinions and knowing that at least a few people will care what I have to say.

All of this complimenting the fact that video games is my hobby of choice makes this a wonderful place for me.

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#45 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

message boards, video game reviews, previews.

#46 Posted by TruthTellah (9151 posts) -

Awesome people watching awesome people, being awesome people, with other awesome people. Giant Bomb.

#47 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

The one site that makes me feel like video games still totally matter. Unlike Hollywood, which is getting progressively more bombastic and repetitive, this site reminds me that even the triple-A games can be great and are worth loving just as often as it reminds me that soul-crushing business practices and multimillion dollar budgets are not the only way to make good video games. Also, it reminds me that intelligent people still totally play video games, both in the site's staff (who I adore over pretty much every games press member aside from Adam Sessler) and in the users, who are absolutely AWESOME literally 95+% of the time.

Basically, it's the one site that doesn't make me say "Yeah, the world might be better without the Internet."

#48 Posted by Stepside (514 posts) -

Alex Navarro.

#49 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -

Watching people play games for me instead of playing them myself.

#50 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ: First response, well played sir.