It's in the Numbers: This Experiment Has Failed

This Giant Bomb experiment has failed. A utopian community of gamers who love games without platform discrimination... we have failed to create this. Don't believe me? Check out my last blog. It's hidden because of all the negative ratings. Why? All it does is showcase awesome games coming to PS3 next year. I don't think I discriminated against anybody... my language is clean (unless you consider "sexy" offensive)... what's the deal? Oh, that's right: fanboys.

For the first couple months of Giant Bomb, this disease was nowhere to be seen. Many of us rejoiced: finally a community where simply discussing of games could ensue. Alas, it was not to be. Fanboyism, the virus which has claimed so many game forums before it (GameSpot, Gametrailers) has proven too strong for us more enthusiastic gamers. This is disgusting.

What happened? Did Giant Bomb become too popular for its own good, attracting the scum of the internet? I mean, we could argue how illogical corporate fanboyism is, but that's not the purpose of this blog. No, I'm calling YOU guys out, you people reading this. Are you part of this infection beginning to plague the only shining utopia of Giant Bomb? If you aren't, what can we do to halt its progress? I'm asking you guys. Speak out and either join my fight, or find someway to defend your actions.

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Posted by AndrewGaspar

This Giant Bomb experiment has failed. A utopian community of gamers who love games without platform discrimination... we have failed to create this. Don't believe me? Check out my last blog. It's hidden because of all the negative ratings. Why? All it does is showcase awesome games coming to PS3 next year. I don't think I discriminated against anybody... my language is clean (unless you consider "sexy" offensive)... what's the deal? Oh, that's right: fanboys.

For the first couple months of Giant Bomb, this disease was nowhere to be seen. Many of us rejoiced: finally a community where simply discussing of games could ensue. Alas, it was not to be. Fanboyism, the virus which has claimed so many game forums before it (GameSpot, Gametrailers) has proven too strong for us more enthusiastic gamers. This is disgusting.

What happened? Did Giant Bomb become too popular for its own good, attracting the scum of the internet? I mean, we could argue how illogical corporate fanboyism is, but that's not the purpose of this blog. No, I'm calling YOU guys out, you people reading this. Are you part of this infection beginning to plague the only shining utopia of Giant Bomb? If you aren't, what can we do to halt its progress? I'm asking you guys. Speak out and either join my fight, or find someway to defend your actions.

Posted by BoG

Please don't worry, it has nothing to do with your opinions, it is simply an outcry for attention by a large group of members going around burying everyone's opinions in negative ratings. We're trying to find a solution to the problem ASAP.

Posted by AndrewGaspar
BoG said:
"Please don't worry, it has nothing to do with your opinions, it is simply an outcry for attention by a large group of members going around burying everyone's opinions in negative ratings. We're trying to find a solution to the problem ASAP."

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Well this blog loses its relevance now. =P
Posted by Matthew

Seriously?  I see where you're coming from, but come on.  We're all 'fanboys' at heart.  We each have our own favorite system, and silently root for it in the back of our mind, whether we realize it or not.  I personally own a PS3 and a Wii.  I wish my computer was up to date to play some of the awesome games that are out there, but I'm still rocking a PCI card.  Now your idea of a fanboy might differ from mine.  Just because everything isn't all OMGZ $ONY IS TEH SUK!@1!!! doesn't mean we all spit our own form of garabge.  I don't have the warmest feelings towards the 360, not because of the console or anything like that, I've simply not been a big fan of Microsoft throughout the years.  I like how they're selling units, because in the end, we're all playing games, whether its on a green, white, or black system.

I can tell you, if you want to know, that Giantbomb started going downhill when I joined.  And that was about an hour after launch.  Why?  Beacuse I'm not perfect.  The website you're talking about is what we like to call Utopia.  It's simply an idea, an ideal, which we all strive for. 

Posted by AndrewGaspar

Sure, I prefer games on the PS3, but I don't go out of my way to attack games I haven't played on other systems or negatively rate posts about other consoles.

Posted by PufferFiz

What the hell is up will all these -1's?? +1 for all!

Posted by AndrewGaspar

BoG's theory is looking more and more probable. -.-

Posted by Hamz

Like BoG said its just someone or a group being immature and negatively rating everyones posts. Try and not let the fact you have to click to reveal posts interupt your fun here on the forums, you'll all have to live with it for awhile before we get it sorted ASAP.