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#1 Posted by PinkElephant (112 posts) -

I think most of us can agree that this site is awesome.


My favorite feature is that any user can edit information. I guess that's kind of a broad feature, but I think it's a great idea on multiple levels. Firstly, it's a really efficient and cost-effective way for them to fill out their database without having to input it themselves. Secondly, contributing makes users feel important and they'll want to come back to share their ideas and information with the community (I know I do). This system will hopefully bring out all of the experts and gaming gurus to help fill out the site and share their valuable information with the world.

So what's your favorite feature? What's surprised you so far?
#2 Posted by sdodd02 (722 posts) -

Yeah, the whole editing thing is great...and the forums are nice too.

#3 Posted by MattBodega (1907 posts) -

I love the editing feature right now. I think I've got 10 different subs pending aproval, and if half of them are selected, I'd be stoked.
I got to edit the Michael Jackson's Moonwalker page. Crazy! Hopefully it goes up!

#4 Posted by ZimpanX (420 posts) -

That you the user can actually help make the site better...and get points for it! :D

#5 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -

The forums.

#6 Posted by HipHopHitler (59 posts) -

I think the whole user integration is the key part of Giant Bomb. Not just user editing, but the forums for every page and, might i say, one of the greatest communities I've ever been a part of! (so far) Everything is made with the user in mind, and it really showcases the guy's commitment and sheer passion for gaming. Here's to the Bomb Squad!

#7 Posted by Scizorz (60 posts) -

Yeah the wiki aspects are addicting enough, trying to correct things, add information and add in pages that should exist but dont.

#8 Posted by Hyperesthesiac (190 posts) -

Luchadeer... of course.

#9 Posted by RedShirt (24 posts) -

I can say fuck and no one has tried to compare ps3 to 360 yet

#10 Posted by Lairdo (543 posts) -

I like the forums in general, its quite fresh.

#11 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

The whole Wikipedia-ish feel is pretty cool, and I also love the forums. Although yesterday I was the 2nd top poster and now I've only got 20 posts

#12 Posted by Kenzo287 (722 posts) -

I like the lists cause getting them together in a blog on GameSpot was a huge ordeal now I go the the page of the thing and click click click I gots a list

#13 Posted by Subway (971 posts) -

So far I like that there hasn't been any jerks jumping down my throat for having a differing opinion than them.

#14 Posted by banksrob (1126 posts) -

forums, edits and the bombcast which will be up tomorrow night

#15 Posted by DappaDizzle (179 posts) -

forums, edits and the bombcast... giantbomb is the be all and end all

#16 Posted by Nightkiller93 (174 posts) -

I like editing the part of GB.

#17 Posted by Abunai (147 posts) -

The integration, it's incredible.

#18 Posted by sonic_spark (3 posts) -

I'm so stoked that the site is up.

On topic, It's not necessarily that the Nintendo fan is dead.  I think the hardcore Nintendo fan is still much alive, however, Nintendo's recent decisions are alienating those fans.

What most people don't realize is that the hardcore Nintendo fan basically got 5 of Nintendo's top franchises (all quality mind you, and maybe even best in series for each) in 18 months.  The problem with that is that it has created a drought.  How do you answer that drought?  You give fans hope with a trailer or something.

e3 gave us nothing, and no Nintendo hardcore's are panicking.  They shouldn't, because we know the games are coming, but this drought is only making matters worse.

Pushing the matter further, Nintendo keeps stressing the casual side of gaming without a mention of something "hardcore", so a lot of Nintendo fans think the end is near, and Nintendo will eventually abandon their hardcore, or compromise it by appealing to the casual.

The coming months will definitely say something about where Nintendo is going.  There was a lot of pressure on e3, and they just tanked it.  But considering Miyamoto's words about how e3 just isn't for the hardcore anymore opens the door for some huge announcements at other conferences.

Once Nintendo shows the hardcore's some love, the Nintendo fan will be born again.  I hate how people jump ship on Nintendo with stupid "i'm selling my wii" "i've been loyal and now they've abandoned me" crap.  If you're truly a Nintendo fan, have faith. 

I know I will.

#19 Posted by Spiritof (2080 posts) -

This thread.

#20 Posted by Arsenal86 (123 posts) -

everything is great and so i do not have a favourite

#21 Posted by I_smell (3924 posts) -

Vinnie Caravela

#22 Edited by sonic_spark (3 posts) -
sonic_spark said:
"I'm so stoked that the site is up.

On topic, It's not necessarily that the Nintendo fan is dead.  I think the hardcore Nintendo fan is still much alive, however, Nintendo's recent decisions are alienating those fans.

What most people don't realize is that the hardcore Nintendo fan basically got 5 of Nintendo's top franchises (all quality mind you, and maybe even best in series for each) in 18 months.  The problem with that is that it has created a drought.  How do you answer that drought?  You give fans hope with a trailer or something.

e3 gave us nothing, and no Nintendo hardcore's are panicking.  They shouldn't, because we know the games are coming, but this drought is only making matters worse.

Pushing the matter further, Nintendo keeps stressing the casual side of gaming without a mention of something "hardcore", so a lot of Nintendo fans think the end is near, and Nintendo will eventually abandon their hardcore, or compromise it by appealing to the casual.

The coming months will definitely say something about where Nintendo is going.  There was a lot of pressure on e3, and they just tanked it.  But considering Miyamoto's words about how e3 just isn't for the hardcore anymore opens the door for some huge announcements at other conferences.

Once Nintendo shows the hardcore's some love, the Nintendo fan will be born again.  I hate how people jump ship on Nintendo with stupid "i'm selling my wii" "i've been loyal and now they've abandoned me" crap.  If you're truly a Nintendo fan, have faith. 

I know I will.
"

Wow, I'm still trying to get used to the site's html stuff.

I just realized I posted this in the wrong topic.  Hm.

The site is great because the layout is not only easy, but it's logical.  I can't find shit at other sites.  This is shaping great.
#23 Posted by Tovan (633 posts) -

The ability to edit articles is a great thing on a site so dedicated to it's community. I think it's a great feature, definitely my favorite part.

#24 Posted by Hanabi (42 posts) -

The Bombcast and the Giant Bomb videos. So far most of the site itself seems like it could be improved. Since it just began I'll give them time to work out the kinks and add new features and such. Then I'll pick a favorite user activity.

#25 Edited by KimFidler (311 posts) -

Gonna be loving the blog feature.  I hope they push the community blogs because I think that could be a really huge feature that people would love.

#26 Edited by suneku (2997 posts) -

I love the layout and color

and the huge community that's here already

#27 Posted by kratos (208 posts) -

the editing and ability to have the first review on some big titles is cool, and the forums haven't turned into a fanboy contest.

#28 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

The content submission system.  I like that I can add things to the site.
Yes, yes, they have it on Gamespot, but they suck at it over there.

#29 Posted by Otacon (2209 posts) -

If the community stays this way, without a substantial invasion of pre-teen fanboys then this site will be the greatest gaming site ever created.

#30 Posted by DirrtyNinja (715 posts) -
I_smell said:
"Vinnie Caravela
"
This is truth. Vinny cracks me up. Legend.
#31 Posted by PinkElephant (112 posts) -

The hamburger forum has become a close second favorite for me.

#32 Posted by stAtic (1638 posts) -

The community and the forums of course!

#33 Posted by namster (132 posts) -

EVERYTHING!

#34 Posted by nezze00 (144 posts) -

The main page drawing with the whole 'cartoony' team. More specifically brad jumping out of something (possibly a window) with his hands behind him. Makes me chuckle lol.

#35 Posted by SamuraiBudgerigar (129 posts) -

Probably the whole wiki/ editing thing. Nothing like getting a bit of content you've written/ uploaded approved.

#36 Posted by ratzombie (170 posts) -

I like how in depth the editing is, and it seems a lot more user friendly than your more traditional wiki site.

#37 Posted by Why_So_Serious (803 posts) -

I really like the forums and editing system. I figured out how to use it now and I feel like the users can help out the staff when in a tight spot.

#38 Posted by AnTiPRO (93 posts) -

I just love the fact that GB is trying to take all video game information on the face of the planet and put it on one super awesome site.

#39 Posted by RVonE (4683 posts) -

I really like the users so far. This thing has a really good vibe.

#40 Posted by Josef_Nastra (102 posts) -

I like the way the site looks. The option to edit it yourself. And i like the staff!

Go Jeff! Go Ryan! Go Brad! Go Vinny! Go Giant Bomb!

#41 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

Everything is great, but a lot can be improved for sure.

#42 Posted by Farmer (328 posts) -

The fact that everyone uses proper grammar.

#43 Posted by GleasonRyan (244 posts) -

The best part about this site is that its very interactive and that Jeff Ryan Brad and Vinny are very professional yet unprofessional

#44 Posted by Aaron_G (1617 posts) -

So far the community has been great, the forums are fun, and the whole editing thing is really addicting. 

#45 Posted by Jesus (1115 posts) -

The people.

#46 Posted by MsCortana (429 posts) -

The interface is visually pleasing.  The addition of wall comments for quick comments between friends is another great implementation.  The forums look great.... less clutter.  The auto comment feature is great, which will alleviate any extra pushing of the refresh button. User interaction through editing is a great idea and another unique feature....

#47 Posted by natetodamax (19216 posts) -

I was going to create a topic like this when I saw this one pop up on the right. The last post was from 6 months ago. Let's bump it to see an updated version of what people like about the site, eh?

#48 Posted by GamespotNoMore (856 posts) -

I like the wiki format and that anybody can write a review , edit a page, and I also like never ending trivia

#49 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

This thread is too old, there's a new one similar to this so just continue off this