Like the title says, how did you find out about Giant Bomb and what got you hooked on it? Also, what do you best remember from back then? I found out about Giant Bomb after the controversy with GS and Jeff so I was super excited when I found out that he was making his own site. And I remember the podcasts the best.
I actually found it through luck. I was surfing around the internet looking for a wiki, you know, somewhere to make some videogame edits. And then someone said something about GiantBomb on GameSpot and I thought I'd check it out. And then I was like "Yo dawg, this is made of win.", and I signed up. I remember when I was new on the site that one of the first people to comment on my first blog (coincidentally, about getting 1000 Wiki Points) was natetodamax. I also remember when StarfoxA was the leader by a huge margin.
I first heard about the site a bit after the whole thing with Jeff happened but didn't start coming by every day until about a year or so ago now. The thing that kept me coming back was the podcasts and the quick looks. I come here probably just as much now as Kotaku and Joystiq.
Forever shall it be remade just like in a few days we will have a new thread asking how the staff makes money.
" ...holy shit, how many times will this thread come up? "
But I still will answer by following the jeff and ryan to the arrow pointing down and then the creation of giant bomb.
After Gerstmanngate I heard rumors he might be doing something else, kinda wandered around the net without a video game site for a while until I saw someone on a forum mention that Jeff was at Giant Bomb now. This was a couple months after the site had relaunched.
I watched On the Spot and listened to the Hotspot because I liked Jeff, Ryan, Brad, Vinny, Alex and Rich. Then they all left and so I followed the Arrow Pointing Down and listened to the podcast they started then followed over to Giant Bomb when they started the beta. Been here ever since.
Was following GS' On The Spot and was visiting Jeff's personal website, and after he was fired i was watching and listening to all the things Jeff has done, like Points! (remember those?) and 'podcasts' made via skype by Ryan and Jeff, so there was no way i was not gonna come here on DAY ONE. Somehow i thought more people were here since the beggining.
I put my ear to the ground. I didn't hear anything though, so I got bored and got online. I thought to myself; "Self, we should really go see how video games are doing." So, I typed in www.google.com into my web browser of choice. I searched for "naked cartoon pussy" because I kind of got distracted and forgot about video games. When I hit enter, you simply cannot guess what I witnessed. I was back on Giant Bomb.com. I couldn't believe my eyes.
Next time I'll tell you the story of how I came across this thread. It's actually quite an interesting tale. There were ups, there were downs. But I'll tell you what there wasn't; a point.