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Posted by FreakGirl (96 posts) -

Even though I am playing video games for almost 22 years now, it was only until some weeks ago that I got to read - in a TV magazine !!! - about the Giant Bombcast. Huge fan of the guys ( <3 Vinny <3 ) since I listened to my first Bombcast. "Finally" registered as a member yesterday and I just LOVE the Quick Looks. Already thinking about upgrading to premium membership. Not fully convicced, yet, though. Getting rid of the "Contre Jour" and "The Collection" ad would be awesome. You just have to MENTION them to me, and I'll get aggressive :P My addiction to the Quick Looks forced me to watch a lot of ads...

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#1 Posted by FreakGirl (96 posts) -

Even though I am playing video games for almost 22 years now, it was only until some weeks ago that I got to read - in a TV magazine !!! - about the Giant Bombcast. Huge fan of the guys ( <3 Vinny <3 ) since I listened to my first Bombcast. "Finally" registered as a member yesterday and I just LOVE the Quick Looks. Already thinking about upgrading to premium membership. Not fully convicced, yet, though. Getting rid of the "Contre Jour" and "The Collection" ad would be awesome. You just have to MENTION them to me, and I'll get aggressive :P My addiction to the Quick Looks forced me to watch a lot of ads...

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#2 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

Welcome. People get ads when watching quick looks? I'm in Canada and the only time I get ads in video is during live stuff.

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#3 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Welcome, this is one of the best sites/communities ever. Enjoy your stay!

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#4 Posted by Rainbowkisses (519 posts) -

Hi, I'm , the sexiest.

Wait, no, that's all wrong.

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#5 Posted by FreakGirl (96 posts) -

- thanks a lot, I guess I'll feel right at home here :D

- I am in Austria / Europe and in 98% I have one ad before the Quick Look starts :(

@all - can u guys recommend upgrading to premium membership???

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#6 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

Welcome duder.

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#7 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

@FreakGirl: No, but I do recommend AdBlock Plus.

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#8 Posted by Sweep (10043 posts) -

@Rainbowkisses: Laughed at that more than I would care to admit.

@FreakGirl: Welcome to the forums. Be sure to check out the FAQ. Enjoy your stay!

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#9 Edited by TheSouthernDandy (4090 posts) -

@FreakGirl: I'd recommend going Premium. The extra stuff you get is pretty great and you get to support the duders. Plus Brad will come to your house and sing you to sleep on your birthday. Or at least that's what I'm hoping.

Also welcome!

@Rainbowkisses: IMPOSTOR!

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#10 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1256 posts) -

Welcome Duder! 
 
The Endurance Run is over to your left, enjoy.

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#11 Edited by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

Like Rainbowkisses said: I am SexyToad the sexiest! But anyways welcome to the site. If you wish to play a certain game with us, check out the game's particular forum. You should try your hand at wiki editing as well.

Also I can't recommend the premium membership, seeing as I never bought one. But you can try winning a membership over here.

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#12 Posted by Nightriff (6929 posts) -

Welcome to the site @FreakGirl:, you already realize Vinny is the greatest which was the same for me when I first joined a little over a year ago. Where did you read about the Bombcast? You should take pictures and upload them because I would be curious exactly what you read.

Anyways welcome!!!!!!

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#13 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4714 posts) -

If you hate the Contre jour ads, just be glad you weren't here when they had some Pro Gaming crap. 'There's so much epicness about to begin!' Ugh. Could never hit mute fast enough.

Just out of curiosity, where did you read about the bombcast?

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#14 Posted by castermhief117 (811 posts) -

Wait a while before going premium - you should see if the work that these guys produce is enough to warrant your subscription. Then watch the Persona 4 and Deadly Premonition endurance runs. If it all turns out well, you'll be a subscriber before you know it.

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#15 Posted by Sanity (2133 posts) -

Welcome to the site!

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#16 Posted by Sackmanjones (5318 posts) -

I'm Sackmanjones. The most superior being on this website.

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#17 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

@FreakGirl said:

( <3 Vinny <3 )

Yep, FreakGirl shall fit right in.

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#18 Posted by NegativeCero (3132 posts) -

Hey, new person!

@Castermhief117 said:

Wait a while before going premium - you should see if the work that these guys produce is enough to warrant your subscription. Then watch the Persona 4 and Deadly Premonition endurance runs. If it all turns out well, you'll be a subscriber before you know it.

I would agree with this. You probably have tons to watch as it is.

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#19 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

Hey @FreakGirl! Welcome to the site! :)

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#20 Posted by hussatron (193 posts) -

What got me to finally buy into the premium membership was a premium-only livestream of SNES games. It was kind of an impulse thing but I've stuck with it. Hopefully all those Famicon games that Ryan just received lead to another retro game livestream soon.

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#21 Posted by Nev (665 posts) -

Welcome to the site, duder!

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#22 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

Welcome to Giant Bomb!

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#23 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

@FreakGirl: Being as you're new, you have a MASSIVE backlog of amazing member's content. It's definitely worth the price in my opinion.

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#24 Posted by JunkHype (380 posts) -

Welcome friend, enjoy your stay!

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#25 Posted by joshth (594 posts) -

Welcome! I Love welcoming new members! Your love of Vinny will make you a lot of friends here ;D

I would recommend a premium membership, for fifty bucks a year you get a ton of hours of content.

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#26 Posted by thedj93 (1261 posts) -

have funn!

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#27 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3113 posts) -

Welcome to your only source for news from the world of video games GiaaaaaaaaaaantBooooooooombDotCoooooooooom

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#28 Posted by FreakGirl (96 posts) -

Thanks for the very warm welcome here! :)

Well, the magazine which caught my attention for the Giant Bombcast is actually my weekly magazine for what's on TV. It's an Austrian one - www.tv-media.at - and far from being anything special or noteworthy. But at the end of the magazine they always have recommendations for CDs, games, books, etc. ;-) I am sure I heard about the site before, since I am a member of the German GamePro forums, love the RPGCast from rpgamer.com and also frequently stop by @gamespot.com; but it wasn't until I read about this great Giant Bombcast in the TV mag. that I checked the podcast and this site out.

My favourite (sorry, I LOVE the British English :D ) gaming magazine btw. is Games TM (UK) for which I have a subscription. The current one is especially awesome!

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#29 Posted by TMThomsen (2079 posts) -

@FreakGirl: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom

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#30 Posted by kidman (530 posts) -

Suup Grrrrlll, whatcha playing?!

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#31 Posted by Maajin (1164 posts) -

@FreakGirl: If you like Giant Bomb and you especially love Vinny, you really should already be watching the Persona 4 Endurance Run! :D

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#32 Posted by ShaggE (7998 posts) -

Welcome!

Cards Against Humanity TNT. Thank me later.

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#33 Posted by FreakGirl (96 posts) -

@Maajin: Hehe. Okay. Will do. I am currently playing P4G on my Vita xD

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#34 Posted by Fattony12000 (8172 posts) -

Don't forget to download your free GIANTBOMB.DLX file.

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#35 Posted by Winternet (8368 posts) -

You go girl!

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#36 Posted by Maluran (4 posts) -

Cool story.

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#37 Posted by NinjaBerd (230 posts) -

I hung around the site for about a year before going premium, I think its worth.

Also, this is indeed the best community for Vidja Gaemes discussion. I've tried a bunch of different sites, GB just does it right.

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#38 Posted by BigDaddy81 (372 posts) -

@FreakGirl: You could try the monthly subscription to sample the premium content to see if it's worth your while. But even if you don't subscribe, there's still a ton of content that is more than enough to keep you busy for quite some time if you are indeed new to the site. Over a thousand Quick Looks, the legendary Endurance Runs, the Bombcasts, and the occasional (and now extinct) video review. Not to mention a few miscellaneous bits tucked in here and there.

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#39 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@NinjaBerd said:

I hung around the site for about a year before going premium, I think its worth.

Also, this is indeed the best community for Vidja Gaemes discussion. I've tried a bunch of different sites, GB just does it right.

I'll also add that it's one of the sites I've had the best discussions about anime on. Probably doesn't matter to you but it matters to me, damn it!

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#40 Posted by DuskVamp (720 posts) -

Welcome! If you haven't already, check out the endurance runs for a lot of Vinny!

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#41 Posted by SeanCoughing (280 posts) -

Welcome! The membership is worth it to support these awesome dudes, and the premium content is great including downloading TNTs which I always miss live.

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#42 Posted by Veektarius (5829 posts) -

The best premium feature is the random PC game stuff, and flight club? Is that premium? These are both features in which Vinny participates.

Personally, I think that if you look at the premium content as a pure value proposition, it probably falls flat, because the incremental value of even a high quality piece of web content is very low, when measured across all websites. I invested because I spend a lot of time on this website and would be bereft if it were to go away. Sort of like the reason I pay for NPR, and I don't even get anything at all from them.

Oh right. Hello, I'm Veektarius, and have no distinguishing personality characteristics.

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#43 Posted by FreakGirl (96 posts) -

Thanks for all the replies, I guess I'll go premium soon.

Now I will spend the rest of the evening with watching some nice Quick Looks. After two crappy dayshifts @ work I really need something that puts a smile on my face. And Vinny and the other guys usually manage this pretty well. Though I must admit, that the Sonic Transformed QL was rather boring.

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#44 Posted by Kiri90 (292 posts) -

@FreakGirl: Seriously, welcome! If you're loving the Quick Looks, check out the Sleeping Dogs one. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.