Giant Bomb's Radical Explosion.

Posted by JohnnytheFuture (11 posts) -

The addition of the quest system and various achievements here on the site has really increased my participation. These improvements have made GiantBomb itself into a game.  So meta. 
  
It's funny to think that back when Jeff had just been let go/quit  from GameSpot, he had this little blog with various game reviews. He'd offer updates about himself and the site.  Before the site went into full effect, I talked to him at a Kotaku E3 party in downtown LA, and complimented him on his small endeavor (it was an honest compliment, I just assumed he was taking time off). Little did I know how huge his plans were! One day, this site just blew up! (pun intended?)

#1 Posted by JohnnytheFuture (11 posts) -

The addition of the quest system and various achievements here on the site has really increased my participation. These improvements have made GiantBomb itself into a game.  So meta. 
  
It's funny to think that back when Jeff had just been let go/quit  from GameSpot, he had this little blog with various game reviews. He'd offer updates about himself and the site.  Before the site went into full effect, I talked to him at a Kotaku E3 party in downtown LA, and complimented him on his small endeavor (it was an honest compliment, I just assumed he was taking time off). Little did I know how huge his plans were! One day, this site just blew up! (pun intended?)

#2 Posted by guiseppe (2842 posts) -

I hope Mr. Burke doesn't read this. 
 
But yeah, the site has seen a massive change from what it once was, and all for the better I think :).

#3 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3504 posts) -

You joined a long time ago. Been here the whole time, or just trying to get back into the site? Either way, don't be a stranger to the forums. 
 
Oh, and you talked to Jeff? I'm jealous.

#4 Posted by Gamer_152 (14109 posts) -

I remember back when Giant Bomb launched being in absolute awe of how fast the wiki expanded, it really was amazing. The quests have been a fun and unique addition too and in general I think the features of the site are really well designed. It's amazing that all this has been created by a tiny group of guys working out of an office.

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#5 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1146 posts) -

I've been reading the site since it started, but I never really started interacting until the quests started pushing my interaction across the site. It started off as a crippling addiction, but now I'm really enjoying it.

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