Greg Kasavin

#1 Edited by THE_END (466 posts) -

It this really Greg Kasavin on Giant Bomb (see below link)?  Snide is following this guy so I was thinking this might really be the amazing Greg Kasavin but I am not 100% sure.
 
If this truly is Greg then why doesn't the GB staff elevate him to a higher status then just the typical day-to-day user.  He deserves more!  I hope to see him as a staff member of Giant Bomb in the near future!

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/gregk/

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (34618 posts) -

You'd think Greg Kasavin would have more points on his own page, wouldn't you?
 
(To answer your question: he probably already has a job.)

#3 Posted by Breadfan (6586 posts) -

Greg is off making awesome games, he doesn't need a job at Giant Bomb.

#4 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

.@THE_END said:

"  If this truly is Greg then why doesn't the GB staff elevate him to a higher status then just the typical day-to-day user.  He deserves more!  I hope to see him as a staff member of Giant Bomb in the near future! "
Because he has games to make.
#5 Edited by THE_END (466 posts) -

So does anyone even know if this is really Greg Kasavin or just a fake trying to trick everyone?

#6 Edited by MB (11303 posts) -

I can confirm that it's actually him. Moving to the Greg Kasavin forum.

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#7 Posted by demonbear (1860 posts) -

I miss his reviews so much. I know he's doing something better now but he was by far the guy I enjoyed reading the most.

#8 Posted by MrKlorox (11186 posts) -
@demonbear said:
" I miss his reviews so much. I know he's doing something better now but he was by far the guy I enjoyed reading the most. "
That's no joke. He was an excellent reviewer when covering specific genres. I sometimes wish I could get his take on some of the recent RTS games.
#9 Posted by MattyFTM (14244 posts) -

It's attached to his real twitter account, so yes. Quite a few former gamespot guys have accounts, since they're all friends with Jeff & co. None are active on the site. Aaron Thomas is probably the most active guy. He actually comes on and posts in threads related to himself (e.g. this thread, and this thread)

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#10 Edited by UnsolvedParadox (1852 posts) -
@MB said:

" I can confirm that it's actually him. Moving to the Greg Kasavin forum. "

I could not click the Follow button fast enough, after reading that. 
 

@demonbear

 said: 

" I miss his reviews so much. I know he's doing something better now but he was by far the guy I enjoyed reading the most. "


He's the Bill Russell of video game reviewing. To follow this analogy through, this means that Jeff is Kobe Bryant (won a lot with a behemoth behind him, relationship ended badly, now winning on his own), Ryan is Pau Gasol (always good, finally getting credit for it by playing with Jeff/Kobe), Brad is Andrew Bynum (occasionally produces monster performances), Vinny is Lamar Odom (doesn't get to score as much as the others, but contributes everywhere), Drew is Luke Walton (versatile, learning from Vinny/Odom) and Dave is Derek Fisher (we don't get to see enough of him, but we're always happy when he shows up). 
 
Yes, I did spend 10 minutes thinking about this.
#11 Posted by Apathylad (3065 posts) -
#12 Posted by oliver (123 posts) -

his reviews was so ace want in to alot of detail

#13 Posted by GregK (34 posts) -

Yeah, it's me all right. Thanks for the kind words here -- it's flattering that people still remember my GameSpot work since it's been several years since I stopped doing it. I've limited my edits to my public page on Giant Bomb to fixing factual inaccuracies about my last job at EA, but in general it's not my business to try to change what people have to say about me. I can't help check the page from time to time to see how I'm doing, though, plus I visit the site often as a regular user trying to stay on top of what's worth playing.

I've been over at 2K Games since the beginning of September where I'm working as a producer. It's interesting work and since I'm a fan of 2K's approach to shooters (BioShock and The Darkness in particular), it's rewarding to get to pitch in at a place like that. It also meant I could settle back to northern California, which I consider home. Sometimes I miss writing about games and the people I used to work with but I still think I can do more on the development front in the long run. Though I guess it'll be a while yet before I can prove that.

#14 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
@GregK:  Dude, you're a star here.
#15 Posted by Red12b (9044 posts) -
@GregK:  
Dude, totally best of luck man, I really miss your reviews, But I hope that you make some Kickarse games, Go hard GregK.
#16 Posted by Karmum (11509 posts) -
@THE_END: 
Looks like it is him. He also was working at EALA for quite some time, but is currently now at 2K Games. Don't think he would be joining anytime soon. I'm sure he is busy creating doing some awesome stuff to be put into awesome games.
 
Good luck Greg and most importantly, have fun.
#17 Posted by Bucketdeth (7981 posts) -
@Claude said:
" @GregK:  Dude, you're a star here. "
God damn right, I still remember watching my favorite review which is him reviewing Guild Wars, his reviews should be saved in a museum made just for him.
#18 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -

Greg Kasavin's philosophy amazes me. =)

#19 Posted by Afroman269 (7388 posts) -

He was one of favorite reviewers back at Gamespot. It's good to hear he's still doing good out there in the development field.

#20 Posted by JoelTGM (5592 posts) -

Ah, why can't he still review games, he was good.  Also, I can still remember when he did that very long live stream of Oblivion, beating dudes down with a hammer in the arena. 

#21 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6654 posts) -

I remember the Oblivion Marathon...good times.

#22 Posted by DystopiaX (5241 posts) -
@DOUBLESHOCK: and that demon got hit by a rock and fell of the cliff...i loled so hard.
#23 Edited by THE_END (466 posts) -
@GregK:   Wow it really is you.  You are my hero! You are the greatest video game reviewer everrrrrrrrrrr!  The only reason I ever to go GameSpot anymore is to rewatch your old video game reviews.......they are such masterpieces......in fact I just finished rewatching your Oblivion video review and loved every second of it.  Long live Greg Kasavin the greatest video game reviewer of all time.
#24 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -
@GregK: You're a legend, keeping doing what you do.
#25 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

Posting to contribute to the Greg Kasavin lovin'. 

#26 Edited by Apathylad (3065 posts) -

I was a big fan of Kasavin's reviews too, but I was hesitant in posting about it because I was afraid I'd sound like this:

Penny Arcade features Greg Kasavin in one of their comics.
#27 Posted by Wolverine (4269 posts) -
@THE_END said:
" It this really Greg Kasavin on Giant Bomb (see below link)?  Snide is following this guy so I was thinking this might really be the amazing Greg Kasavin but I am not 100% sure.
 
If this truly is Greg then why doesn't the GB staff elevate him to a higher status then just the typical day-to-day user.  He deserves more!  I hope to see him as a staff member of Giant Bomb in the near future!

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/gregk/ "
Dude, he has a job already. How could he become a staff member?
#28 Posted by TooWalrus (12978 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:
" It's attached to his real twitter account, so yes. Quite a few former gamespot guys have accounts, since they're all friends with Jeff & co. None are active on the site. Aaron Thomas is probably the most active guy. He actually comes on and posts in threads related to himself (e.g. this thread, and this thread) "
Ha. I found that out the hard way. I think I personally insulted him once while we were discussing Mercs 2 (and his review of it). He took it all in stride though, as a game reviewer, he can't let it affect him.
#29 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11019 posts) -

If anything, I was a bigger fan of Greg than Jeff when I first started browsing Gamespot in around 2004. Always a fan of his reviews, as well as his sense of humor. But enough foaming-at-the-mouth praise, I'm sure whatever game he is making for 2K will be crazy and badass. But if it's an RTS I probably won't buy it...

#30 Posted by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -
@DOUBLESHOCK said:
"Ah, why can't he still review games, he was good.  Also, I can still remember when he did that very long live stream of Oblivion, beating dudes down with a hammer in the arena.  "

Oh boy, Giant Bomb would wellcome him with open arms! 
But, as he stated in his post, he thinks he can be more beneficial to the video game industry by developing games instead of 'just' reviewing them. 
#31 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero said:
"I remember the Oblivion Marathon...good times. "

His Thug custom character...Good times
#32 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@ahaisthisourchance said:
" @TheMustacheHero said:
"I remember the Oblivion Marathon...good times. "
His Thug custom character...Good times "
The fire alarm going off....good times.

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