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#1 Edited by sungahymn (1038 posts) -

As I promised to someone on the internet, here's a feel-good topic on the usually kitchen floor-stained forums.

The question is simple: what is your thing (or things) about Giant Bomb?

Please refrain from sarcasm.

EDIT: Oh yeah, I forgot to tell mine. I suppose it's the random acts of kindness and awesomeness that are displayed every once in a while here. I still distinctly remember the time I was gifted my membership by a Vager, when Giant Bomb decided to use YouTube (I live in China). It is always darkest before dawn, huh?

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#2 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

The great quality of all the topics posted and the responses that actually pertain to the subject matter of the OP instead of simply posting after reading the title of the thread.

#3 Posted by Gargantuan (1887 posts) -

The people that work at Giant Bomb, especially Dave and Vinny.

#4 Posted by Chop (1998 posts) -

Vinny

#5 Edited by FlamingHobo (4511 posts) -

The tone of the site is what drew me in, so I guess that. Whenever I see a Quick Look or some other form of content it's always seemed light-hearted whilst remaining professional enough to be taken seriously.

#6 Posted by Enigma777 (6058 posts) -

The plebs.

#7 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3924 posts) -

Stupidity and the staff that perpetuates it. I mean that in the most positive way.

#8 Posted by Dots (115 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Stupidity and the staff that perpetuates it. I mean that in the most positive way.

That's exactly what I was going to write!

#9 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

Honestly, it's the quick looks. The reviews I don't bother with. The website design is convoluted and the community on neogaf is better.

So to answer the qeastion, the quick looks. I'm pretty sure that will be the answer for everyone. If they had more pc reviews I might be more interested in other content. But for the most part this website is basically just like IGN, gametrailers, gamespot and other websites only interested in console gaming. Very sad really. Pc gaming is great, doesn't get the respect it deserves. This being a kind of cool dude indie type website for supposed "real gamers" I would have at least expected that. The only time I see them touch pc games is niche ones usually to mock them.

#10 Posted by laserbolts (5365 posts) -

It used to be the bombcast before Patrick but now it's probably the forums.

#11 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock:OH MY GOD YOU ARE THE WORST POSTER shut the fuck up about PC reviews

#12 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Jeff Jar Time

#13 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

The staff and the videos.

#14 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

Cool babies, Bombcast, and whiskey on glasses,

Videos, livestream, the mobile site for classes.

Community content that everyone brings,

These are a few of my favorite things!

#15 Posted by TehFlan (1928 posts) -

NINTENDOWNLOAD XPRESS! NOTHING STOPS THE TRAIN!

#16 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

Honestly, it's the quick looks. The reviews I don't bother with. The website design is convoluted and the community on neogaf is better.

So to answer the qeastion, the quick looks. I'm pretty sure that will be the answer for everyone. If they had more pc reviews I might be more interested in other content. But for the most part this website is basically just like IGN, gametrailers, gamespot and other websites only interested in console gaming. Very sad really. Pc gaming is great, doesn't get the respect it deserves. This being a kind of cool dude indie type website for supposed "real gamers" I would have at least expected that. The only time I see them touch pc games is niche ones usually to mock them.

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are and I don't care about their lack of PC focus in terms of reviews. On the other hand they actually do a lot of PC game content and it's not that they mock PC gaming, they often mock their inability to play complex simulators or esoteric games and yet they also show and often discuss how much they enjoy playing on PC (Vinny and Jeff especially, let alone Drew and Dave) while Brad is a hardcore SC2 player. This isn't a PC focused site like RPS (and oh what a circlejerk that place can be at times too) so you have to take the PC stuff where you can get it here. I agree a few more PC reviews would be good but otherwise I don't think it's lacking all that much.

@Animasta said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock:OH MY GOD YOU ARE THE WORST POSTER shut the fuck up about PC reviews

Nice. How friendly of you. :/

#17 Posted by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

#18 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

The forums!

You guys are pretty ballin' sometimes.

#19 Posted by ZombieSpace (284 posts) -

@Chop said:

Vinny

#20 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

No, I really am. I've been gaming on x86 PCs since 1984 when I had a PC XT with twin 5.25" FDDs and a Monochrome green screen (which I upgraded via an NEC V20 10mhz! CPU). I've owned every Sound Blaster and every GUS (Gravis Ultrasound) and I even owned a fully working retro IBM JX a few years back too. I game pretty much solely on PC and have done for a while now - my 360 was sold as was my Wii. Any reason why you're being so rude mate? Chill.

#21 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

In the "Least favorite" thing it's the community and "community" is part of my most favorite too. 
 
Everything else but the community 
:D

#22 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

No, I really am. I've been gaming on x86 PCs since 1984 when I had a PC XT with twin 5.25" FDDs and a Monochrome green screen (which I upgraded via an NEC V20 10mhz! CPU). I've owned every Sound Blaster and every GUS (Gravis Ultrasound) and I even owned a fully working retro IBM JX a few years back too. I game pretty much solely on PC and have done for a while now - my 360 was sold as was my Wii. Any reason why you're being so rude mate? Chill.

It's his act on these forums. 
Kinda like how VGK is living on the moon and Hitman was insane. 
#23 Posted by Chemin (633 posts) -

Video content and personalities. Easily.

#24 Posted by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

No, I really am.

Prove it. Show me your steam stats.

#25 Posted by Brendan (8131 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

Any reason why you're being so rude mate? Chill.

This is why the other guy told him to shut up. He's an ass.

#26 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

No, I really am.

Prove it. Show me your steam stats.

I've already proved it. I'll be ignoring your posts in future though.

#27 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

No, I really am.

Prove it. Show me your steam stats.

out of 10 how hardcore would you say you are?

#28 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

No, I really am.

Prove it. Show me your steam stats.

I've already proved it. I'll be ignoring your posts in future though.

You didn't prove anything and now you are pleading ignorance when actually requested to prove it.

Oh well. I will.

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197970701643/games

As you can see, I am very leet and have no problem showing how leet I am. Due to being leet. Not all talk. Meat and bones e.t.c...

@doobie said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

No, I really am.

Prove it. Show me your steam stats.

out of 10 how hardcore would you say you are?

At least a 9. Some people have better steam stats but I also have a socail life to manage irl. So that get an extra 1. Technically it's cheating.

#29 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

No, I really am.

Prove it. Show me your steam stats.

I've already proved it. I'll be ignoring your posts in future though.

You didn't prove anything and now you are pleading ignorance when actually requested to prove it.

Oh well.

RTFM.

#30 Posted by NTM (7542 posts) -

Quick looks of games I'm interested in, and when they talk about games that I'm interested in on the Podcast. I think the Giantbomb crew seem like pretty cool people, and have been following what they do ever since the earliest years of GameSpot. I think it was 2004 that I really took notice of them though. I'm mostly interested in the game part though.

#31 Posted by DuskVamp (681 posts) -

The Giant Bomb crew are a really cool group of guys and can be really generous, I love anything they do really, videos, bombcast and just being crazy and random.

#32 Posted by Zachariahus (131 posts) -

@Chop said:

Vinny

^what he said.

#33 Posted by Ley_Lines (261 posts) -

@ZombieSpace said:

@Chop said:

Vinny

#34 Posted by AngelN7 (2973 posts) -

First of all thanks for making a happy topic it's been a while , there's too much negativy and hate arround this forums (do we need 3 threads about worst movies, worst songs and worst everything!) my favorite thing is the character of Brad Shoemaker.

#35 Posted by sungahymn (1038 posts) -

@TehFlan: Dude, the train wrecked a LONG time ago.

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#36 Posted by RazielCuts (2986 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

No, I really am.

Prove it. Show me your steam stats.

LOL @ this little bitch fit over who's more 'PC'. This was for once a positive topic about things we LIKE about Giant Bomb, let's keep it that way.

On point, the personalities, I'd pretty much watch/listen to Jeff make jokes about anything, complimented with Ryan they make a great back and forth pair. Quicklooks, the bombcast, Jar time, Live Streams and random Vinny and Dave vids. How can I say, all of it?

#37 Posted by razkazz (167 posts) -

Navarro news and making lists mostly. The forums are fun to browse and quick looks can be a good time too.

#38 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8606 posts) -

The community.
 
Fun discussions, gaming together and loads of kindness.

#39 Edited by forkboy (1174 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock:OH MY GOD YOU ARE THE WORST POSTER shut the fuck up about PC reviews

He really is terrible.

Anyway, positivity. I came for the podcast, but I stay for the personalities. Fun.

#40 Posted by tescovee (362 posts) -

Long Form videos with people who are boss. Every one on the crew has an interesting preference to games. When they talk/write about them it sounds like my friends and I waxing about games. Oh and is one of the greatest personality's of our time!

#41 Posted by SuperTess (142 posts) -

Brad. All of them really, even lil' Tricky, and their awesome crazy shenanigans.

#42 Posted by Shrimpy (93 posts) -

One of the main things I love about Giant Bomb is their attitude at events especially during interviews. On some other gaming sites when they are interviewing people they are so awkward I actually can't watch them. The Giant Bomb guys are really casual and just come across as cool dudes, instead of really awkward, unprofessional nerds or trying too hard to be funny.

Other than that pretty much what everyone else says, quick looks, the bomb cast and even Patrick has grown on me, sort of.

#43 Posted by Jrinswand (1711 posts) -

I've been coming to Giant Bomb every day since February of 2009. On the other hand, I've only been coming to the forums since about a week ago. I'm not sure that these forums will ever get under my skin as I can't imagine ever getting back into forums with the same level of interest that I had with the old Elder Scrolls Forums in 2005-2007. It's nothing against you guys. I'm sure you're great, but the inherent oddness of forums (at least, as far as I see it) will undoubtedly keep me from becoming too much of a regular here.
 
To that end, I come to Giant Bomb because I enjoy watching and listening to the GB crew. I've listened to them for so many hundreds of hours at this point that it's always a little comforting whenever some new piece of content goes up. I don't mean that in any creepy way. I think what I mean to say is that Giant Bomb has sort of become absorbed and integrated into my daily routine. I'm always either watching videos when I'm taking a break from working, listening to the Bombcast during my commute, checking out Wiki pages whenever something interests me, etc.

#44 Posted by justinsimonin (45 posts) -
@Chemin

Video content and personalities. Easily.

@Chemin this is correct
#45 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

@forkboy said:

@Animasta said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock:OH MY GOD YOU ARE THE WORST POSTER shut the fuck up about PC reviews

He really is terrible.

Anyway, positivity. I came for the podcast, but I stay for the personalities. Fun.

@RazielCuts said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

Dude, I'm probably a lot more PC hardcore than you are

You aren't, don't flatter yourself.

No, I really am.

Prove it. Show me your steam stats.

LOL @ this little bitch fit over who's more 'PC'. This was for once a positive topic about things we LIKE about Giant Bomb, let's keep it that way.

On point, the personalities, I'd pretty much watch/listen to Jeff make jokes about anything, complimented with Ryan they make a great back and forth pair. Quicklooks, the bombcast, Jar time, Live Streams and random Vinny and Dave vids. How can I say, all of it?

Claiming positivity is hypocritical when nurturing hate. Especially for someone giving an honest opinion in regards to the topic at hand.

In all honesty, these comments just make me look better than I (already) am. I would recommend being more mature in the future.

#46 Posted by forkboy (1174 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

Claiming positivity is hypocritical when nurturing hate. Especially for someone giving an honest opinion in regards to the topic at hand.

In all honesty, these comments just make me look better than I (already) am. I would recommend being more mature in the future.

I can't decide if irony or hypocrisy is more on display here.

#47 Posted by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

Hijinks

#48 Posted by Jrinswand (1711 posts) -

I'm really beginning to think that there are no moderators/rules on these forums.

#49 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6402 posts) -

The stupid, impromptu, amateur videos done in apartments, cars, etc. The hilarious, unrestrained, Bombcasts, the Quick Looks, and the very good community. Yes, I think the community is very good around here, and I mean that wholeheartedly.

#50 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@forkboy said:

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

Claiming positivity is hypocritical when nurturing hate. Especially for someone giving an honest opinion in regards to the topic at hand.

In all honesty, these comments just make me look better than I (already) am. I would recommend being more mature in the future.

I can't decide if irony or hypocrisy is more on display here.

Just straight out wankery.