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#1 Posted by Stapler_Hernandez (129 posts) -

This is not a bait thread, by any means. More of a thread by a cynic and a vehement believer of the "you should not waste your time" ideology. I should trademark that name.

What's the point of the Giant Bomb editors? What we have is a group of sophomoric, arrogant reviewers, with fewer credentials than other sites, inferior writing skills, and far less content. Jeff Gerstmann, even after over a decade in gaming journalism, can't articulate why exactly he didn't enjoy SCIV, or, to clarify, didn't give the gasme higher than 3/5. His reasons were: boobs were too big, didn't like Yoda, didn't feel right. What is even more perplexing is that he said that the core gameplay was great. His review was complete and utter nonsense. Ask me to do so 10 years ago, when I was in third grade, and I could create a far superior critical analysis than that farce of a review.

Literally, they take weeks to publish maybe 3 or 4 reviews. It's absolutely absurd.  I do realize, however, that testing out energy drinks is an incredibly strenuous task that ought to occupy any group of grown men's time. Right.

What's the point of the Giant Bomb Wiki? What satisfaction does one reap from copying and pasting existing pages, slightly changing the wording of what they just attached to their clipboard? Here we have a system of "spacepoints," not redeemable for anything, being given for doing grunt work for a group of lackadaisical and staggeringly indolent men. What fun does one receive from wasting away at their precious, short lives (for they're probably Dorito-eating slobs to even preoccupy themselves with such rot in the first place) from getting imaginary points in a completely capricious system? There are people with hundreds of thousands of such points, and you can google "facepalm" for my reaction to these failures. Don't even get me started with those with thousands of posts only a month after this cataclysmic failure of a site launched.

This is not a bait, and please don't lock this thread. I am for the bettering of each and every member on this site. It's not too late to start.

#2 Posted by MB (11983 posts) -
If you don't like the site and think it's a failure, and feel the same way about the editors...what are you doing here?
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#3 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

It sounds, to me, like someone needs a nap.

#4 Posted by Vaxadrin (2297 posts) -

You shouldn't have wasted your time typing all that up.

#5 Posted by Stapler_Hernandez (129 posts) -
Vaxadrin said:
"You shouldn't have wasted your time typing all that up."
it was fun olol
#6 Posted by Keyser_Soze (1186 posts) -

Power of celebrity.

#7 Posted by Isaac (119 posts) -

Well the point is what you said, we enjoy his reviews. My mindset about games is similar to Jeff's. And the people are pretty nice. Most of them.

#8 Posted by adam_grif (1144 posts) -
Stapler_Hernandez said:
"This is not a bait thread, by any means. More of a thread by a cynic and a vehement believer of the "you should not waste your time" ideology. I should trademark that name.

What's the point of the Giant Bomb editors? What we have is a group of sophomoric, arrogant reviewers, with fewer credentials than other sites, inferior writing skills, and far less content. Jeff Gerstmann, even after over a decade in gaming journalism, can't articulate why exactly he didn't enjoy SCIV, or, to clarify, didn't give the gasme higher than 3/5. His reasons were: boobs were too big, didn't like Yoda, didn't feel right. What is even more perplexing is that he said that the core gameplay was great. His review was complete and utter nonsense. Ask me to do so 10 years ago, when I was in third grade, and I could create a far superior critical analysis than that farce of a review.

Literally, they take weeks to publish maybe 3 or 4 reviews. It's absolutely absurd.  I do realize, however, that testing out energy drinks is an incredibly strenuous task that ought to occupy any group of grown men's time. Right.

What's the point of the Giant Bomb Wiki? What satisfaction does one reap from copying and pasting existing pages, slightly changing the wording of what they just attached to their clipboard? Here we have a system of "spacepoints," not redeemable for anything, being given for doing grunt work for a group of lackadaisical and staggeringly indolent men. What fun does one receive from wasting away at their precious, short lives (for they're probably Dorito-eating slobs to even preoccupy themselves with such rot in the first place) from getting imaginary points in a completely capricious system? There are people with hundreds of thousands of such points, and you can google "facepalm" for my reaction to these failures. Don't even get me started with those with thousands of posts only a month after this cataclysmic failure of a site launched.

This is not a bait, and please don't lock this thread. I am for the bettering of each and every member on this site. It's not too late to start."
Fuck you, I added the body to the articles "Nuclear Bomb", "Nuclear Fallout" and "Radiation", and that shit was not a copy-paste job. The thing that annoys me is that you rack up points way quicker for adding related pages, concepts, and image adding than I do for my lengthy articles.

#9 Posted by Isaac (119 posts) -
#10 Posted by MEBs (188 posts) -

  The reviews here seem honest, but with a nice touch of tounge in cheek. Nearly all of them aren't as technical or lengthy as they were on Gamespot, but that's because GS is careful about making a good image for itself and CNET on a professional level. Giant Bomb feels more like a site created by easy-going, video-game loving dudes. It's pretty much the site everyone wanted, but knew could never fly in a corporate environment. This site isn't here to tell you all the dry, shallow video games news that trickles through the media. This place is all about community along with an occational review telling you how fun a game is instead of spelling out in thesaurus-like detail why it's good or bad. This site isn't here to hold every company, game, or developer under a microscope to queeze out news in the name of media content. This site is here to celebrate video games and the people that play them. Hail Giant Bomb. 

  "Now hand me my choco taco!!!"

-Evan

#11 Posted by Ubergeist (416 posts) -

Now that's some funny shit. Go to a website you can't stand and bash the fuck out of it. That kinda thing makes your little pee pee stiff doesn't it? Makes you a real big man on a video game website.

#12 Posted by Isaac (119 posts) -

Stapler were you a Gamespot member?

#13 Posted by serbsta (1867 posts) -

How about we all stop hatin' and just chill.

#14 Posted by Stapler_Hernandez (129 posts) -
MEBs said:
"  The reviews here seem honest, but with a nice touch of tounge in cheek. Nearly all of them aren't as technical or lengthy as they were on Gamespot, but that's because GS is careful about making a good image for itself and CNET on a professional level. Giant Bomb feels more like a site created by easy-going, video-game loving dudes. It's pretty much the site everyone wanted, but knew could never fly in a corporate environment. This site isn't here to tell you all the dry, shallow video games news that trickles through the media. This place is all about community along with an occational review telling you how fun a game is instead of spelling out in thesaurus-like detail why it's good or bad. This site isn't here to hold every company, game, or developer under a microscope to queeze out news in the name of media content. This site is here to celebrate video games and the people that play them. Hail Giant Bomb. 

  "Now hand me my choco taco!!!"

-Evan"
Kotaku does what you said, except far better. It has a constant stream of objective news, with a little humor and the same tongue in cheek quips you appreciate on GB. At least in my opinion.
#15 Edited by Stapler_Hernandez (129 posts) -
Ubergeist said:
"Now that's some funny shit. Go to a website you can't stand and bash the fuck out of it. That kinda thing makes your little pee pee stiff doesn't it? Makes you a real big man on a video game website."
Are you thinking about my erect penis?
Isaac said:
"Stapler were you a Gamespot member?"

Stopped posting there three years ago.
#16 Posted by MEBs (188 posts) -

  Yes, but Kotaku is also full of crappy interviews and news articles that turn out to be busted rumors six months down the line.


-Evan

#17 Posted by Ubergeist (416 posts) -
Stapler_Hernandez said:
"Ubergeist said:
"Now that's some funny shit. Go to a website you can't stand and bash the fuck out of it. That kinda thing makes your little pee pee stiff doesn't it? Makes you a real big man on a video game website."
Are you thinking about my erect penis?"
You'd like that wouldn't you...
#18 Posted by Isaac (119 posts) -
serbsta said:
"How about we all stop hatin' and just chill."

Thats' what I'm saying. Like I said his points are just, most of us don't agree with them. But we don't have to cuss to disagree.
#19 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

I think you need to remember that GiantBomb was started by a group of like minded guys with their own money. Its not a corporate run website with the financial backing from a company and it hasn't got the manpower that many other gaming websites have. If you don't like GiantBomb thats ok, we don't expect everyone to love the site because as the saying goes "different strokes for different folks".

But you're reasons for disliking GiantBomb are obviously rather strong and you seem to have made you're mind up about the site and come to the conclusion its crap compared to other gaming websites which have been around for far far longer. So why bother staying? why bother creating this topic if you don't enjoy being here?

It seems to me you're intent is to just cause controversy and fan some flames of hate and even though you say you don't want to "bait" you essentially are. Honestly its ok to make topics to voice you're concerns or dissatisfaction with GiantBomb. But like i have already said if you don't like it here then cool but theres no need to cause a scene about it.

Before i lock this topic all i have to ask you is this, if you can do better then go right ahead and show us :)