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#1 Posted by DriveupLife (913 posts) -
#2 Posted by Bruce (5264 posts) -

Yes.

#3 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

Better in what way?

#4 Posted by TooWalrus (13153 posts) -

@Hizang said:

Better in what way?

Better as in... better.

#5 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

seems the same to me....Patrick is cool

#6 Posted by Devil240Z (3314 posts) -

Its evolution baby. Everything changes over time. The question is can you adapt?

#7 Posted by AjayRaz (12424 posts) -

it's.. debatable, but i'd say yes!

#8 Edited by Doctorchimp (4073 posts) -

was the persona 4 endurance run happening last year? 
 
No? Then yes it's an improvement over last year.

#9 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -

Last year? yeah... Two years? HELL NO!

#10 Posted by NathHaw (2760 posts) -

Yeah.

#11 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

@TooWalrus: Well then Giant Bomb has been better each day after a year ago because it has had more video content and written articles than a year ago.

#12 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

yes, it's great than before. i would like to see an endurance run for something.

#13 Posted by Yamoto (111 posts) -

Nah  

#14 Posted by Zithe (1045 posts) -

The news section has obviously improved since they brought Patrick in, but the rest of the site is about the same. Seems like they have upped the number of Quick Looks and cut most of the other features. I think they are planning on bringing some features back and generally upping their game this fall to keep people subscribing.

#15 Posted by MrXD (240 posts) -

nope, nothing

#16 Posted by Seedofpower (3928 posts) -

Well, steam achievements worked a year ago.

#17 Posted by Choffy (443 posts) -

I get a sense that they're going through the motions now. I'm still thoroughly entertained but not as much as I was a year ago. I voted no.

#18 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

Feels the same as last year to me. Not sure if that is good or bad.

#19 Posted by Fobwashed (1954 posts) -

I for one like the increased number of quick looks.

I think these guys are running about as hard as they can with the current staff. It does seem like they're "going through the motions" at this point but I feel like since their staff and resources are limited, to add anything else they'd have to cut somewhere else. Unless of course, they bring on more staff like good ol' Patrick.

The only reason I chose definitely better is because while the content is about the same, there have been some serious improvements to the way the site itself works. I love the new way videos are set up and I also enjoy the hell out of Happy Hour. I'm also happy to be able to directly and monetarily help these guys keep doing what they're doing. I don't care about the user level and quests as much as say achievement points on the 360 (which isn't all that much neither) but just that it's here is pretty awesome. Like when I'm just looking at or doing something and a little quest notification pops up. Good stuff.

What I'd really love to see is some sort of expansion to the profile system they've got going on here. They've got levels and experience and all that so it'd be cool if you could use it in some kind of gamey way. Sort of like what the 3DS does with it's miis. It's stupid but it's free and sort of entertaining.

#20 Posted by Terry_Bogard (303 posts) -

Nope

#21 Posted by rjayb89 (7720 posts) -

No, a year before the last bombcast, Vinny was on it.

#22 Posted by LiquidPrince (15901 posts) -

About the same. I feel like there is slightly more negativity though...

#23 Posted by Sparklykiss (1955 posts) -

@Fobwashed said:

The only reason I chose definitely better is because while the content is about the same, there have been some serious improvements to the way the site itself works. I love the new way videos are set up and I also enjoy the hell out of Happy Hour. I'm also happy to be able to directly and monetarily help these guys keep doing what they're doing. I don't care about the user level and quests as much as say achievement points on the 360 (which isn't all that much neither) but just that it's here is pretty awesome. Like when I'm just looking at or doing something and a little quest notification pops up. Good stuff.

This this this. :D

I really didn't actively participate in the going-ons around here, but the amount of changes to the actual site that I've witnessed pushed me to want to enjoy GB even more as a whole and consume all sorts of content. So I voted yes over here.

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#24 Posted by dagas (2791 posts) -

@Deusx said:

Last year? yeah... Two years? HELL NO!

That's how I feel as well. 2009 was a great year at GB.

#25 Posted by Abigailnn (52 posts) -

fo' sho!

#26 Posted by Overwatch (267 posts) -

Dumb question. Of course it is better. Much, much better.

#27 Posted by fisher81 (535 posts) -

It's a lot more businessy now. Still the best video game site on the web, but there's less like goofy shit.

#28 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -
@dagas said:

@Deusx said:

Last year? yeah... Two years? HELL NO!

That's how I feel as well. 2009 was a great year at GB.

Yeah, the goofy stuff just doesn't feel as genuine as before. Everything changed once they moved to the big office. Don't get me wrong, I love Giant Bomb to death but... It's just not the same.
#29 Posted by Vexxan (4618 posts) -

Much haven't changed...we got Patrick now and he's doing a good job so I'm gonna go and say yes.

#30 Posted by rmanthorp (3910 posts) -

Yu-huh!

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#31 Posted by OtakuGamer (1227 posts) -

I prefered Giant Bomb a few years back tbh.

#32 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Content that the staff pushes out ist the same(and awesome) while other things have gone to shit since the very beginning

#33 Posted by Spoonman671 (4588 posts) -

My memory doesn't really go back that far, dude.

#34 Posted by Pie (7073 posts) -
@Hizang said:

@TooWalrus: Well then Giant Bomb has been better each day after a year ago because it has had more video content and written articles than a year ago.

Are you an idiot?
#35 Posted by PenguinDust (12481 posts) -

I don't know.  I miss some of the old forum posters. 

#36 Posted by 71Ranchero (2720 posts) -

Not for me. I miss the candid stuff they did before they expanded. Also not too much of a fan of "news". Giant Bomb has always been about the personality for me, I dont really come here because I want to know about From Dusts DRM.

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#37 Posted by anal_diarrhea (33 posts) -

The new direction discussed in the SNES Show sounds very promising. They're gonna take it to the next level.

#38 Posted by animathias (1180 posts) -

@Abigailnn said:

fo' sho!

I couldn't have said it any better.

#39 Posted by Hailinel (24272 posts) -

@Doctorchimp said:

was the persona 4 endurance run happening last year? No? Then yes it's an improvement over last year.

Last year was the Deadly Premonition endurance run. Same difference. :P

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#40 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

The only thing wrong with Giant Bomb today is the recent influx of whiners.

#41 Posted by damnboyadvance (4060 posts) -

It's always getting better, even when it can't get any better!

#42 Posted by nazer858 (131 posts) -

Most definitely better. Patrick has taken a totally different route with news, posting the standard highlights while creating putting together some awesome features, and the new site layout is great. The addition of the subscriber features are amazing as well, HD video, HTML5, the happy hour, and so on. Can't wait to see what they have planned for this year.

#43 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I picked A. I also like history and every year Giant Bomb exists more is archived on the site. It's amazing how much I've missed. So if I'm bored, I do a some searching around and find that nugget of entertainment I missed.

#44 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2684 posts) -

The site itself has gotten much better. The bombcast... eh..

#45 Posted by DystopiaX (5297 posts) -

In some ways yes, but I think the QLs used to be better; funny each time but now they seem to be just going through the motions.

And if you wanna talk about 2 years ago/when the site just launched that shit was WAYYY better. Lower quality, lower budget, but tell me you don't miss video things and the other weird shit that apparently they don't do anymore.

#46 Posted by laserbolts (5317 posts) -

I'm gonna say maybe? It's hard to say. I wasn't a fan of the DP endurance run so I don't miss that. Patrick is an improvement to the site. Seems about the same to me though.

#47 Posted by ajamafalous (11938 posts) -

Definitely no.

#48 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

@Pie said:

@Hizang said:

@TooWalrus: Well then Giant Bomb has been better each day after a year ago because it has had more video content and written articles than a year ago.

Are you an idiot?

At least I am not a pie.

#49 Posted by Pie (7073 posts) -
@Hizang said:

@Pie said:

@Hizang said:

@TooWalrus: Well then Giant Bomb has been better each day after a year ago because it has had more video content and written articles than a year ago.

Are you an idiot?

At least I am not a pie.

Right. Fine. I'm sorry for what I said but that's too far
#50 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

Well, for the last year or so, it feels like they've definitely been more professional because they have a much wider audience. Yes, stuff is less goofy and weird, but what site can honestly expand seriously on that for very long? And yet still sometimes we get a Happy Hour where all the Giant Bomb guys are dressed up as "Rival Video Game Website", legitimate fake business with Betting the Farmville, and sometimes just some pure unadulterated video game insanity, while also getting enough actual coverage of videogames so that we don't have to use other sites.

So, whether Giant Bomb is better or not depends on why you come to Giant Bomb. If you're here for the comedy and weird shit, I have to imagine you feel Giant Bomb is stronger than it was a year ago, but weaker than two years ago when the P4 ER was still going and there were still movies to TANG. If you're here for the community and to watch the smartest, most enjoyable gamers on the web talk about games (though still enjoy the comedy) the site is definitely better than it was a year ago, and in many ways is better than it's ever been.

One more note must be stressed, though; the interns created much of the best content this summer, and it's a shame they wound up with so few video features before they had to leave for their education. Unfortunately, neither feature they came up with can have that much longevity; I imagine the Fear Gauntlet will have to end eventually, and the regular GB crew are not cowards to run another one. Meanwhile, with The Metagame it's already becoming a little frustrating to keep seeing the same question cards crop up again and again, so I have to imagine that would be at best a once-a-month feature. But it goes to show that new blood can come up with really great ideas, so consider taking some inspiration from some of the other sites (hint: Screened) and cover some older games or tropes.

Actually, that's maybe a great idea. There's an extremely extensive wiki filled with loads of games, characters, and concepts, but only the games have any video footage. It would be cool to see video based on some of the other types of pages on the site.