Hey, Me! Welcome to Giant Bomb!

I'm a long-time gamer, and I've always enjoyed talking about (and criticizing) games.  After years of boring the hell out of my non-gamer friends and family, I finally decided I would man up and start contributing online.  Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, because apparently there are a ton of gaming sites out there.  After shopping around a bit, it looked like this place and Destructoid were the most fun and laid back.  I really liked the vibe at Destructoid and the community seemed really nice, but the site definitely had some technical issues.  Giant Bomb seems to have a similar vibe, but I like the site a lot better, so I'm going to try to make my home here.
 
So, if you're reading this, check out my first contribution!  It's a review of Fable III.  Also, as a noob, I welcome any suggestions of how to best contribute here at GB.

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Posted by Apocralyptic

I'm a long-time gamer, and I've always enjoyed talking about (and criticizing) games.  After years of boring the hell out of my non-gamer friends and family, I finally decided I would man up and start contributing online.  Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, because apparently there are a ton of gaming sites out there.  After shopping around a bit, it looked like this place and Destructoid were the most fun and laid back.  I really liked the vibe at Destructoid and the community seemed really nice, but the site definitely had some technical issues.  Giant Bomb seems to have a similar vibe, but I like the site a lot better, so I'm going to try to make my home here.
 
So, if you're reading this, check out my first contribution!  It's a review of Fable III.  Also, as a noob, I welcome any suggestions of how to best contribute here at GB.

Posted by nick_verissimo
Edited by Jambones

Welcome, Apocralyptic. Don't hesitate to join in discussions and make some friends here on Giant Bomb. Be sure to check out the Forum/Wiki guidelines.
 
Good to have you aboard!

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

Welcome aboard. If you can, post in the forums!

Posted by CptChiken

Welcome.  
 
If you want to contribute check out your favourite games wikis and try to improve them, or get involved in some discussions on the site. 
 
My main advice is dont be a dick, and dont spam youtube. 
 
hope to see you around.

Posted by Apocralyptic

Wow, that was fast! Thanks, everyone!

Posted by Raymayne

*Incessantly irritating comment patronising OP about the fun of following forum rules and watching 'Help' videos designed by idiots, for idiots, followed by an equally annoying and soulless greeting along the lines of "Welcome to the site, buddy! It's super duper to have you here!"*

Posted by ThePhantomnaut
@CptChiken said:
" Welcome.   If you want to contribute check out your favourite games wikis and try to improve them, or get involved in some discussions on the site.  My main advice is dont be a dick, and dont spam youtube.  hope to see you around. "
About YouTube... If you are considering to put videos, just make sure it's full of meaningful content. A more expanded overview can be found here.
Posted by Grissefar

 In order to giantbomb successfully you'll need Understanding of the obscure pop-culture references, Knowledge of our strange meme ways, Courage to face the unrelenting tide of surstromming fish, and Diligence to persevere against Vinny's tirade of foul language.

Edited by weegieanawrench

Welcome to Giant Bomb! Great review, I really like your writing style. It's quite humourous. If you're looking to spend some time getting to know how to use the site, allow me to direct you to the Quest feature.  
 
Also give our charmingly garrulous podcast a go.  
 
On Thursday's Giant Bomb hosts a community game night featuring the latest and hottest games. It's called TNT (Thursday Night Throwdown) and you can always expect shenanigans. Here's the user created archive of TNT videos of the past. Enjoy!

Posted by 02sfraser

Welcome to Giantbomb!

Posted by ZeForgotten

Welcome, buddy. 
Don't be a Raymayne

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Posted by Apocralyptic
@ZeForgotten: Aw, be nice. I thought his post was funny.
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@Raymayne said:

" *Incessantly irritating comment patronising OP about the fun of following forum rules and watching 'Help' videos designed by idiots, for idiots, followed by an equally annoying and soulless greeting along the lines of "Welcome to the site, buddy! It's super duper to have you here!"* "

If you think that the guys who work on the site and the engineers are "idiots" then why do you visit?
Posted by ZeForgotten
@Apocralyptic: Sorry :(
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Posted by edinxbox@live.nl

This might be the gayest topic created on giantbomb.com so far. 
 
Really? Your telling him to look at the wiki page and help page and shit? Im pretty sure he knows how a website works its not like giantbomb has some special thing to it. 
Just watch the quicklooks and get to know the writers,  and you can say fuck here without getting banned thats all you need to know.

Posted by ZeForgotten
@edinxbox@live.nl said:
" This might be the gayest topic created on giantbomb.com so far.  Really? Your telling him to look at the wiki page and help page and shit? Im pretty sure he knows how a website works its not like giantbomb has some special thing to it. Just watch the quicklooks and get to know the writers,  and you can say fuck here without getting banned thats all you need to know. "
Oh god, never seen you before but I so hope that the email you use as a nickname is actually being used by someone. 
My day is saved, now to find good sites to post random emails at for spambots to pick up :D
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@edinxbox@live.nl: He asked about how to best contribute so people answered him. Way to look like a dick and awesome username "brah"
Posted by FunExplosions
@CptChiken said:
" @Raymayne said:

" *Incessantly irritating comment patronising OP about the fun of following forum rules and watching 'Help' videos designed by idiots, for idiots, followed by an equally annoying and soulless greeting along the lines of "Welcome to the site, buddy! It's super duper to have you here!"* "

If you think that the guys who work on the site and the engineers are "idiots" then why do you visit? "

Giant Bomb engineer, Dave Snider at work. 
 
I do agree with your comment's message, Chiken. Just thought people needed to see some behind-the-scenes action.
Posted by Mars_Cleric

welcome to the site 
have fun
Posted by imsh_pl

Welcome to the site.
 
Good luck, have batman.

Posted by edinxbox@live.nl
@ZeForgotten said:
" @edinxbox@live.nl said:
" This might be the gayest topic created on giantbomb.com so far.  Really? Your telling him to look at the wiki page and help page and shit? Im pretty sure he knows how a website works its not like giantbomb has some special thing to it. Just watch the quicklooks and get to know the writers,  and you can say fuck here without getting banned thats all you need to know. "
Oh god, never seen you before but I so hope that the email you use as a nickname is actually being used by someone. My day is saved, now to find good sites to post random emails at for spambots to pick up :D "
Dude thats fucking giantbombs fault, my account was banned and they forgot about it for 6 months and when i got it back its all fucked up i actually have like 500 posts here.
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People are already fighting!?!? This went so bad so fast :(

Posted by imsh_pl
@edinxbox@live.nl: Well, I kinda see why they decided to ban you.
Posted by OmegaPirate

Sometimes things going nasty in a welcoming thread is a good thing! gives the new guys a chance to see what they need to avoid 'Being a raymayne' etc.  
(coincidentally i support the coinage of that phrase) 
 
And yeah it might seem dumb to hand hold him through all the content of the site, but hey its a big site with a lot to see , a lot to do, and a lot of ways to contribute!  
It's why we are all here. 
 
Welcome to the site duder, and feel free to ask anyone for any help or any questions you may have! 
 Go review some more games! read other peoples reviews! Dig out your game collection and look for missing entries in games and concept databases!  
or Just make a big list containing Characters with big breasts 
 
Either way, enjoy yourself! spread into the forums get some commentary up and have fun! 

Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin
@FunExplosions said:
""

This guy is reading the Wikipedia entry on hard hats.
Posted by Skytylz

I hate it when people respond to the "I'm new" threads with read the rules and shit.  Like anyone actually reads them.

Posted by Ragdrazi
@Apocralyptic:  Go away. No, I'm kidding. Stay. Well... I mean... if you want to. You do want to right! TELL ME YOU WANT TO STAY!
 
Or don't. That's ok too.
Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin
@Skytylz:

 
Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin

I just broke the new kid's poopling cherry.
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Welcome. You won't regret it. GiantBomb has top notch reviews, stellar podcast, amazing video features, amazing staff and users. As you may noticed GiantBomb is a wiki as well, so you can contribute in pretty much every way. Feel free to ask any questions and doubts you may have. I suggest also to take a look at other Whiskey Media websites. We're all a big family. And if you enjoy what you see, why not become a subscriber? ;)
 
Enjoy your time here with us. 
 
And ha . . . hey, Quests. They're awesome.

Posted by EpicSteve

Oi, newcomer!

Posted by Zimbo
@BiffMcBlumpkin:

Oh...wow...that image sure is.....something.

Welcome to the warzone Private OP.

Posted by iam3green

welcome duder, start listening to podcast and videos. good blog on this, it's not spam. dont' be a fag and put blogs where they aren't suppose to be. like saying how *insert game here* is an awesome game in off topic. don't put a blog that is just one sentence blogs. pretty much it and this is a nice laid back place.

Posted by JJWeatherman

Always remember to keep your seat in the upright position, seat belts buckled, and tray tables up during take off.  
 
Thank you for choosing Giant Bomb.

Posted by natetodamax
@edinxbox@live.nl said:
" @ZeForgotten said:
" @edinxbox@live.nl said:
" This might be the gayest topic created on giantbomb.com so far.  Really? Your telling him to look at the wiki page and help page and shit? Im pretty sure he knows how a website works its not like giantbomb has some special thing to it. Just watch the quicklooks and get to know the writers,  and you can say fuck here without getting banned thats all you need to know. "
Oh god, never seen you before but I so hope that the email you use as a nickname is actually being used by someone. My day is saved, now to find good sites to post random emails at for spambots to pick up :D "
Dude thats fucking giantbombs fault, my account was banned and they forgot about it for 6 months and when i got it back its all fucked up i actually have like 500 posts here. "
So why are you still here? 
  

Welcome to Giant Bomb, Apocralyptic!
Posted by RecSpec

Welcome to Giant Bomb. Hope you hang around.

Posted by Arbie

Hey! Welcome to GiantBomb. Already looks like you're going to be a  good contributor. =] Enjoy the site and be sure to tune into all thingsGB!

Posted by Gamer_152

Welcome to the site sir. Vidja gaemz!

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Posted by Apocralyptic
@BiffMcBlumpkin: Sweet jesus, did you draw that in MS Paint?
Posted by Grilledcheez

I would suggest using your writing skills on the Wiki and writing more reviews!

Posted by wolf_blitzer85
@BiffMcBlumpkin said:
" @Skytyl
"
Just making sure this is on every page hereafter.
Posted by FluxWaveZ

This website is compatible with the Contra code. Just thought I'd let you know that.

Posted by GlenTennis

Welcome! (Don't forget to take off your shoes before you come in, we just cleaned the carpets)

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Yo! Welcome!

Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin
@Apocralyptic said:
" @BiffMcBlumpkin: Sweet jesus, did you draw that in MS Paint? "

Of course I did.  
 



 
Posted by Brendan

Hey there, hello therrrrawwwooh my god look at all that poop!
Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin
@Brendan:

 
Posted by Daveyo520

God dammit Biff.

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Posted by DystopiaX

Welcome to the site!

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