Giant Bomb review mentioned?

#1 Posted by Scribbly (404 posts) -

I was browsing Live Arcade and I came across this on the page for Limbo:
 
"Uncertain of his Sister's Fate, a Boy enters LIMBO..."
"Giant Bomb - 5/5" 
"Destructoid - 10/10" etc etc.
 
This is the first time I've ever seen a GB review quoted anywhere... is the site finally gaining kudos as a reviewer of games?

#2 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5813 posts) -

I doubt too many websites gave it a perfect score. So in looking for scores to post, they probably chose the highest ones they could find, GB being one of them.
 
That's my take on it.

#3 Posted by ShadowKnight508 (659 posts) -

Perhaps...and if so, it is good for Microsoft to publish Giant Bomb's score of a game on Live Arcade. Looks like GB is getting respect among other reviewers.

#4 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

That's neat. If I recall corectly brad was quoted on the back of the retail of Trine. I could be making that up though.
#5 Posted by Guyzea (816 posts) -

Ryan was quoted on some bootleg chinese game once.

#6 Edited by ez123 (1955 posts) -

Nuts and Bolts says "Best Xbox 360 Exclusive" - GiantBomb on the upper-left of the box art.  At least the version that has Nuts and Bolts and Viva Pinata bundled does.

@FancySoapsMan

said:

" I doubt too many websites gave it a perfect score. So in looking for scores to post, they probably chose the highest ones they could find, GB being one of them.  That's my take on it. "

It has 16 perfect scores on metacritic.
#7 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

They were quoted on the Braid website before.

#8 Posted by AuthenticM (3706 posts) -

Ryan was quoted in the New-York Fucking Times.

#9 Posted by Scribbly (404 posts) -
@AuthenticM said:
" Ryan was quoted in the New-York Fucking Times. "
Wasn't that the New Yorker? That was the one with the Uh-Uh-Uh-Uh quote and where they referred to the Bombcast as charmingly garrulous.
#10 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

Didn't Brad have a quote on the back of a Banjo Nuts and Bolts box? Or am I just crazy?

#11 Posted by stinky (1544 posts) -

Giantbomb – 5/5* 
 
* but please don't ask Jeff about it.

#12 Posted by AuthenticM (3706 posts) -
@Smiley26: Oh that's right. Well, I was close enough. :)
#13 Posted by zepp (230 posts) -
@Guyzea said:
" Ryan was quoted on some bootleg chinese game once. "
HAWT.
#14 Edited by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

While perusing Steam's storefront, I've noticed a GameFAQs review cited for one game, and a quote from Tycho Brahe for another. All the reviews on GameFAQs are written by users, and Tycho Brahe is a fictional character. Keep that in mind when considering whether this means the site is "gaining kudos as a reviewer of games".

#15 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@LordAndrew: 
 
What game is that? I'm hoping it's bad just so I have one more reason to hate GameFAQs.
#16 Posted by Scribbly (404 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:
" While perusing Steam's storefront, I've noticed a GameFAQs review cited for one game, and a quote from Tycho Brahe for another. All the reviews on GameFAQs are written by users, and Tycho Brahe is a fictional character. Keep that in mind when considering whether this means the site is "gaining kudos as a reviewer of games". "
Fair point. Although by Tycho it could mean Jerry Holkins, because Tycho is his alias. But yeah, GameFAQs. No.
#17 Posted by Jeffsekai (7027 posts) -

When I was doing some expert zone stuff for Microsoft I saw a quote from Brad about Fable 2. I PM'd Brad about it and he had no idea they used it.

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