The GB community isn't perfect, but at least we're not THIS bad.

The past few months there has been a lot of harsh criticism and/or bashing of the Giant Bomb community. I was one of these critics. However, I didn't realize until now how good we have it. Sure we have our low points like the numerous "girl topics" that end in spectacular failure, the "quest spam" that has put many regular users off, or the usual political or religious topics that turn into flame wars 2 pages in. We have many more highs points though, like that Starcraft thread where the guy's armor looks like a cat, the help that fellow user Aurahack received from everyone, anything BiffMcBlumpkin posts, this thing, and the awesome race nights for Forza 3.
 
What am I trying to get at? Well, I was completely and utterly wrong for thinking the Giant Bomb community was crappy because I forgot all about...
This.
 
Yes, another run-of-the-mill fanboy bait article written by your friendly neighborhood IGN. All they are doing is just stating the obvious shit about the two consoles that anybody with reading comprehension skills can figure out on their own. This article exists for the sole purpose of creating another flamewar between the cults of the PS3 and Xbox 360. 
The comments section is rife with witty banter such as... 
"the ps3 has more aaa games"
 
"i know what ign now stands for
ign= international gay fags.
lol F-U IGN" 

"YEA GAYBOX LOOSE"
 
And my personal favorite
"loners buy ps3s and people with friends buy xbox 360s" 


 
 
 
 
 
 
Anyway, I'm just glad I came to Giant Bomb a few months back. I've hardly seen any fanboy threads and I'm glad to leave the shithole of disease and misery that was IGN. So if you think the Giant Bomb community is bad? Then look everywhere else around you...it's much worse...
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Posted by Ace829

The past few months there has been a lot of harsh criticism and/or bashing of the Giant Bomb community. I was one of these critics. However, I didn't realize until now how good we have it. Sure we have our low points like the numerous "girl topics" that end in spectacular failure, the "quest spam" that has put many regular users off, or the usual political or religious topics that turn into flame wars 2 pages in. We have many more highs points though, like that Starcraft thread where the guy's armor looks like a cat, the help that fellow user Aurahack received from everyone, anything BiffMcBlumpkin posts, this thing, and the awesome race nights for Forza 3.
 
What am I trying to get at? Well, I was completely and utterly wrong for thinking the Giant Bomb community was crappy because I forgot all about...
This.
 
Yes, another run-of-the-mill fanboy bait article written by your friendly neighborhood IGN. All they are doing is just stating the obvious shit about the two consoles that anybody with reading comprehension skills can figure out on their own. This article exists for the sole purpose of creating another flamewar between the cults of the PS3 and Xbox 360. 
The comments section is rife with witty banter such as... 
"the ps3 has more aaa games"
 
"i know what ign now stands for
ign= international gay fags.
lol F-U IGN" 

"YEA GAYBOX LOOSE"
 
And my personal favorite
"loners buy ps3s and people with friends buy xbox 360s" 


 
 
 
 
 
 
Anyway, I'm just glad I came to Giant Bomb a few months back. I've hardly seen any fanboy threads and I'm glad to leave the shithole of disease and misery that was IGN. So if you think the Giant Bomb community is bad? Then look everywhere else around you...it's much worse...
Posted by Claude
Posted by Soapy86

I agree. We're a real classy bunch compared to a lot of other online communities out there.

Posted by mylifeforAiur
@Claude: It's sad.......... because it's true ;)
Posted by JJOR64
Posted by rjayb89

Giant Bomb?  More like Giant Boobs!  Wait a second, I like boobs.  This works out for me.

Posted by mylifeforAiur
@JJOR64: <3 ;)
Posted by Ossi

Such is the internet. I bet the majority of those people that commented on that article either skipped to the "winners" or have no idea what the significance of those specs mean. But at least they are over there and not here. So let's be thankful for that.

Posted by HS21

But Anime Vice has a forum dedicated for the sole purpose of pretending to be anime characters and "fighting". Who's the real winner here? Really.

Posted by supermike6

I love the Giant Bomb community. We are all awesome! 
 
Well, most of us.

Posted by bonbolapti

It's funny that they do call upon it being a console war in the article. but comparing systems is a no big deal thing. I mean especially if they just wanted to compare the 360 slim. 
 
but hey, that's the internet for yah.

Posted by dantheman1515

Go to N4G.com and look at the comments on the articles. It is the most pathetic excuse for a conversation I have ever seen. I go to that site every now and then to laugh at the vapid fanboyism and ignorance of most of its commenters. IGN has it bad because its the most popular gaming site in terms of traffic, thus 12 year olds learn about it and spam worthless crap, about game reviews. "OMG, this game I've never played only got a 7!!, This reviewer sucks!"  
 
I love this site and its the only site I participate in because of the actual conversations that occur.

Posted by illmatic19

If you want to kill a couple hours go to IGN and go on the boards. Hilarious.

Posted by BraveToaster

I like the community. Yeah we have our differences, but most of us don't care about that.

Posted by Paulrus

I don't know the GB community and I am oblivious to its customs and problems. I just come here to put my meaningless knowledge to good use and make stupid lists.
 
...holy crap i'm outside my rock. WHERE IS MY ROCK! I NEED PROTECTION! PEOPLE CAN SEE ME!

Posted by animateria

Article just comparing hardware strengths minus the software?  
 
I mean it's fine but I can't help but think the IGN guys would know what would come of it.

Maybe IGN staffers get kick out of reading stupid comments, I dunno.

Posted by Ace829
@Claude: @mylifeforAiur:  Bow to the PC master race. HitmanAgent47 is your ruler.
@JJOR64: @supermike6: I love you guys too.
@Paulrus: You've been exposed! HAHAHAHA
@dantheman1515: I'll have to check that site more often. But the times I have been there have been filled with a few braincells dying. 
@HS21: You've obviously never been to ComicVine.
@rjayb89: Boobs are awesome. I am proudly a boob fanboy.
Posted by JJOR64
@HS21 said:
" But Anime Vice has a forum dedicated for the sole purpose of pretending to be anime characters and "fighting". Who's the real winner here? Really. "
There are a lot of sites like that, not just Anime Vice.
Posted by BunkerBuster

I think its always important to remember that IGN is a sister company of FOX NEWS. 
 
That's pretty much all you need to know.

Posted by Claude
@Paulrus said:
" I don't know the GB community and I am oblivious to its customs and problems. I just come here to put my meaningless knowledge to good use and make stupid lists.  ...holy crap i'm outside my rock. WHERE IS MY ROCK! I NEED PROTECTION! PEOPLE CAN SEE ME! "
I see you walking off your path. I'm going to follow you now.
Posted by Malakhii
@illmatic19 said:
" If you want to kill a couple hours go to IGN and go on the boards. Hilarious. "
Spend more then that, and you'll severely begin to doubt the merits of humanity.  
 
The difference to me is that on giant bomb it's a conversation, I've found if you disagree with someone you two talk back and forth in a civilized manner and shit tends to stay level. Other forums are huge bandwagon gang bangs. Someone has a disagreement and everyone jumps in and tries to fuck as many people as they can. Of cousre I'm generalizing here, there are decent people in other locations, it's just that giantbomb seems to have a huge majority of decent cool people. 
Posted by Hot_Karl

I love all you guys!

Posted by Claude
@VinceNotVance said:
" I love all you guys! "
That's it. 
 

Giant Bomb


Posted by MAN_FLANNEL

Wow, how lazy is IGN?  Do they really need clicks that badly?  All of those stats were known 5 years ago.  Write about something interesting ffs. 

Posted by BlastProcessing

Can't be any worse than Gametrailers...

Posted by Crono11

Honestly I don't really feel that things have changed much, but then again maybe that's because I was only a lurker and not a poster. 
 
I think the community here is as strong as ever.

Edited by HS21
@JJOR64: We need to get on that, let's see some threads were people role play as Samus and Solid Snake and duel it out. 
 
@Ace829: One site at a time, after that Comic Vince shenanigans, I think I should slow it down.
Posted by Meteora

*sigh*  
 
I'll admit, we've got some good stuff for Giantbomb. 
 
Keep it classy.

Posted by Claude
@HS21 said:
" @JJOR64: We need to get on that, let's see some threads were people role play as Samus and Solid Snake and duel it out. 
 
I would read those threads. Great idea.
Posted by HitmanAgent47

ign.com = IGNORANT.COM

Posted by TheGreatGuero

People have been bashing us? WHAT?! GIANTBOMB OGs HAVE COME TO DO DAMAGE!!

Posted by Claude
@HitmanAgent47 said:
"

ign.com = IGNORANT.COM

"
If you pimp your knowledge out elsewhere, I would be pissed.
Posted by Ace829
@HitmanAgent47 said:
"

ign.com = IGNORANT.COM

"
Thank you for your words of wisdom. I'm being 100% sincere.
Posted by ZanzibarBreeze

IGN's Podcast Beyond is pretty good.

Posted by Vinny_Says

honestly this is the only place I ever visit for video games...and my fix of Vinny Caravella...what? 
 
A lot of cool people on here, some jerks but a lot of awesome dudes and dudettes.

Posted by LiquidSwords

The only reason I followed the GB crew from back in the days is because they are close to my age. I also joined the GB forums because because it's not just a bunch of 15-18 olds being little shits on here. There's only one poster on here that I despise, my I never meet that guy in person, instant beatdown will ensue.

Posted by HS21
@Claude said:
" @HitmanAgent47 said:
"

ign.com = IGNORANT.COM

"
If you pimp your knowledge out elsewhere, I would be pissed. "
Hitman is a GIantBomb treasure. Never leave us!
Posted by President_Barackbar
@HS21 said:
" But Anime Vice has a forum dedicated for the sole purpose of pretending to be anime characters and "fighting". Who's the real winner here? Really. "
Yeah...we don't like to talk about Anime Vice so much...
Posted by HS21
@President_Barackbar said:
" @HS21 said:
" But Anime Vice has a forum dedicated for the sole purpose of pretending to be anime characters and "fighting". Who's the real winner here? Really. "
Yeah...we don't like to talk about Anime Vice so much... "
Nothing is more authentic than pretending to be a cartoon character and fighting with words.
Posted by Vonocourt
@HS21 said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" @HS21 said:
" But Anime Vice has a forum dedicated for the sole purpose of pretending to be anime characters and "fighting". Who's the real winner here? Really. "
Yeah...we don't like to talk about Anime Vice so much... "
Nothing is more authentic than pretending to be a cartoon character and fighting with words. "
His lacerating wordplay, it's too much for my humble paranomasias!
Posted by LiquidSwords

 Forum Raids when the merger happens.

Posted by Apathylad
@TheGreatGuero said:
" People have been bashing us? WHAT?! GIANTBOMB OGs HAVE COME TO DO DAMAGE!! "
Funny how I see this thread right after I ran into this: 
 

Posted by TheGreatGuero
@Apathylad: 
Who's that? She was a guest on the Bombcast? No way. I'm calling this fake.
Edited by 234r2we232

This is excellent.
 
To prove that we're not as bad as THOSE IDIOTS OVER AT IGN, let's create a topic to insult them in so we can display our superiority. We're clearly so much better than THOSE IDIOTS OMG THEY'RE THE WORST LOLOL.

Posted by Lunar_Aura
@Apathylad:

It sucks that leila isn't coming back because of stupid people because she let them win and those of us who enjoyed her contributions in the bombcast are now at a staggering loss.
Posted by Amethyst

My experience on this site so far has been pretty nice and hassle-free. Or rather, I'm trying to avoid some of the hassle like some of the less desirable threads and blogs that continually creep up to the forums' first page. :P

Posted by HS21
@Vonocourt said:
" @HS21 said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" @HS21 said:
" But Anime Vice has a forum dedicated for the sole purpose of pretending to be anime characters and "fighting". Who's the real winner here? Really. "
Yeah...we don't like to talk about Anime Vice so much... "
Nothing is more authentic than pretending to be a cartoon character and fighting with words. "
His lacerating wordplay, it's too much for my humble paranomasias! "
I know the feeling all too well my friend.
Posted by dudeglove
@HS21: 
 
O RLY?
Posted by 02sfraser

So very very true. You can never escape the fanboys or the trolls but at least here the community doesn't seem to have a lot of them

Edited by Dark_Jon

What a stupid article who cares what system has more power, it's how you use it. 
 
 
I love some of these comments. One of them said Resistance 1 and 2 are better than every 360 game except Mass Effect, that made me lol.

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