I love how giantbomb reputation is growing at a brilliant pace.

#1 Edited by Farley_Lives (278 posts) -

A year ago when the site first launched and the Giantbomb site was no more then a blog and hardly anybody I talked to knew about it. But in the past months a lot of people have taken notice of the site. It's really encouraging how well the site has picked steam with the users and even other gaming press. Arthur Gies, gives regular mention to the GB staff on rebel.fm and many other gaming sites including: 1up, Destructoid, etc;  have mentioned the site. 
 
The most recent example of this, is when I was hanging in the hall of the campus art building at my school, overhearing a conversation about MW2 reviews, Giant bomb came up. Then later that day listening to Podtoid 124, Jeff's review came up again. I'm starting to notice that Giantbomb as far as i know is seen as a very creditable source. As oppose to less then a year ago when know one knew what I was talking about.
 
For me it's very uplifting, I love the site and it's very clear it's really caught on with gamers and enthusiast press alike.

#2 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -

Let's not be silly, it was never not going to take off, it's a great concept, and the people who are leading the site are strong enough names in the games industry that it was going to get noticed, not to mention all of the controversy that follows Jeff everywhere.
 
Although I must say I am glad it is for the sake of those at the helm, good to see something going their way.

#3 Posted by Willy105 (4688 posts) -

It's growing faster than the other big name sites like IGN and Gamespot did, but it still feels like a small community.

#4 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

I never talk to my mates about shit on the internet, cos they're not those kinda guys. But recently one guy went on GiantBomb- I'd never mentioned it at all- and he was like "I heard about this site Giant Bomb that's supposed to be good for videos."
I was like oh my god. How did that happen? GiantBomb just penetrated my everyday life.
 
Then he watched a video review of Borderlands n said "I wish they'd stop showing this fat guy and just show the game".
One step at a time :(

#5 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -
@Willy105 said:
" It's growing faster than the other big name sites like IGN and Gamespot did, but it still feels like a small community. "
this 
 
@I_smell said:
. Then he watched a video review of Borderlands n said "I wish they'd stop showing this fat guy and just show the game". One step at a time :( "
xD, it'll come once he watches a few office wids and whatnot
#6 Posted by RawShark (236 posts) -
@I_smell said:
" Then he watched a video review of Borderlands n said "I wish they'd stop showing this fat guy and just show the game". One step at a time :( "
Oh man. That is priceless.
#7 Posted by Renahzor (991 posts) -
@I_smell said:
" GiantBomb just penetrated my everyday life. "
Was it good for you?  I heard it was good for giant bomb, but that it can be a selfish lover.  C/D?  :P
#8 Posted by CitizenKane (10502 posts) -

Slowly our plan for world domination was falling into place.  Soon we will control all!!!

#9 Posted by essaregee (573 posts) -

World domination is srs bzns. 
go GB go! 
   
#10 Edited by Hamz (6846 posts) -

I think it speaks volumes about the pedigree of the Editorial Staff on the site that it has managed to, in just over a year, garner such interest and credibility amongst the industry. They seem to cover what they feel they personally have too or want too cover with their articles and that sits well with me. Too many sites, Destructoid being a prime example, seem to feel the need to cover absolutely everything and anything much like a 24 hour news channel and it just comes off far too sensationalist and provocative for the sake of it. In short too many sites seem to want to cause controversy to gather traffic and interest in their site than actually provide meaningful content for the audience.
 
While I do enjoy and support Destructoid a big problem with a blog site like that is it lacks any other content for you to enjoy so they fall into the "we must report on every minor rumour and blow it so out of proportion to make it look like it is worthwhile reporting and writing about". As I believe Alex Navarro mention in the Giant Bomb PAX09 Panel, far too many so called video game 'journalists' create editorial content for the sake of gathering 'clicks'. 
 
When a site produces content on a level that seems credible and not simply for the sake of sensationalism, provocativeness, controversy and all round inflammatory purposes it gathers respect from its audience and peers.

#11 Posted by Farley_Lives (278 posts) -
@Hamz said:

" ...They seem to cover what they feel they personally have too or want too cover with their articles and that sits well with me..."

I feel the same way. They can focus there efforts and not have to worry about things that don't really matter to most. it's a beautiful business model really, rather then put together the staff to fit the amount of content they need cover, Giant bomb covers the content that fits the staff. As a result, they can keep a smaller staff that the audience can feel more intimate with. Thus they can keep their employment costs much lower the other sites, but still have the same quality.
#12 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -

Those other bitches ain't got shit on us  ;  )

#13 Posted by JakJ (999 posts) -

Haven't really noticed. This site still feels like that cozy little place we signed up for in July '08. God, it's getting close to two years since this site's been up in blog form. They grow up so fast.

#14 Posted by JakJ (999 posts) -
@Bucketdeth: Those bitches maaan! Now I'm not sayin' they're all golddiggers, but they ain't hangin' with no broke, broke, if you know what I mean.
#15 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -
@JakJ: They don't roll da way we do, they can't chill wit the big boys until they learn doze streets, mother fuckas can't be poppin there 9mm's when we got the m16's, ya'll hur?
#16 Posted by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -

You can tell that it's garnered quite a lot of attention lately, especially with the sudden increase on new members as of late.

#17 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I still miss the beginning of the forums, where there were a bunch of good people around who could take jabs at eachother without one of them falling down on their knees and crying. 
But all good things must come to an end.  
And Giantbomb is still going strong, which is good

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#18 Posted by Aeterna (1116 posts) -

Can't say any people I know talked to me about GB, but that's probably because I tell them to check it out first.

#19 Posted by JakJ (999 posts) -
@eroticfishcake: Yeah dude, just noticed that. This place had somewhere around 20 grand at the start of 2009, now it's almost 60.
#20 Posted by Evilsbane (4528 posts) -

I ran the sites info on Quantcast and its showing a monthly number of visits to the site now topping 100K with global traffic.

#21 Posted by Lashe (1244 posts) -

As someone who isn't as active during term time (shakes fist) I must say that the site certainly has grown. I remember back when you scrolled to the bottom of the main forums page and at the bottom was a topic with a response a good 1hr + ago. Really can't say that's the case any more, not that I mind. I still love popping back daily for the vids and whatnot, but I tend to overlook the forums 'til a time where I'm either free, or procrastinating. 
 
The latter of which I happen to be doing right now. 
 
Back to work!

#22 Posted by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -
@JakJ: There's still a lot of old accounts belonging to people who've either stopped coming or to those who've "left" the site. Still, 60 grand's a big number for a relatively new site.
#23 Posted by Th3_James (2576 posts) -

The only time i talked to my friends about giantbomb is when they saw my giantbomb decal in forza i made

#24 Posted by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

I haven't noticed anything of the sort.

#25 Posted by LaZBoySoldier (17 posts) -

I was a regular reader at Joystiq and somebody posted a link a couple days ago to a video here at Giant Bomb.  I don't know who came up with all of this, but I have been basking in it's glory for the past couple of days.  The site design, forums, articles, and videos are unbelievably well done.  (I don't know who is talking in the background of the Quicklook videos, but they're hilarious).  I even turned off adblock to see what kind of ads they had here and I honestly don't see very many of them, but the ones I have seen (like Dragon Age) I've clicked on. 
 
Keep up the good work guys!  

#26 Posted by Wildfire570 (719 posts) -

I'm just glad that they let other people such as Dave with Dragon Age and Drew with Dirt 2 review games too not just the usual Brad, Jeff, and Ryan do all the reviewing. The best part is that every review I've read sounds very legitimate and you understand why they give the game the rating that they chose.
 
So I too am glad that the site is growing as well, also the forums aren't as annoying as say other game sites.

#27 Posted by flyingfruit (63 posts) -
@Willy105 said:
" It's growing faster than the other big name sites like IGN and Gamespot did, but it still feels like a small community. "
thats true.
to be honest, I like giantbomb as it is now. I like the small community feel, just cause generally people are nicer. 
i think there is a correlation between number of people on site and number of assholes on site.
#28 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

Is this the appropriate time to say I love Giantbomb?
 
 
Because
 
 
I LOVE GIANTBOMB!

#29 Posted by InsanePotato (206 posts) -

They've grown quick. They do things differently here. Endurance runs, mail openings, good reviews, the iphone app advertisement..... it all melds into something that works well ;)

#30 Posted by AnnouncerGXZ (702 posts) -

wow so this forum jus born last year? wow  wow no wonder i never see this forum before.

#31 Posted by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -
@I_smell said:
 Then he watched a video review of Borderlands n said "I wish they'd stop showing this fat guy and just show the game".
Honestly, I sometimes tell myself this as well.
#32 Posted by Adamantium (885 posts) -

BLAT! BLAT! BLAT!
 
Long live the Bomb.

#33 Posted by destruktive (1069 posts) -

when I worked in a game-store 8 months ago, I sent all the people asking for websites to giantbomb.
 
I also showed giantbomb videos on the 50+ inch tv in the store :) When the boss wasn't watching of course.

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