I'd love to do this, my GT is Squig Hunter
I'm not sure I like the idea of the sites splitting up, but I DO love whiskey. Booooooooy do I like whiskey. Not even talking 'bout websites anymore. DAMN i need some jack.
@DrDarkStryfe: Matt's a really, really damn smart and funny guy, he'll be fine.
Even though all the sites will still continue to run, It's sad to see the family break up. From tested segments with ryan saying the coffee needs to be blacker, to Gary telling Ryan to "just shoot them", it's been a hell of a great relationship between the sites. I'll continue my membership to giant bomb and comic vine, and continue visiting all the sites regardless. I'll still have a whiskey media folder on my favorites bar, and I'll still happily eat up all the content you guys can put out. Cheers.
From what I can see, this is gonna be like what happened to gamefaqs. Largely, gamefaqs stayed the same as far as content and what goes on, but from what I can tell, the forums went completely haywire when they were merged, and not for the better. If someone from GB can say with 100% truth that no one with a gamespot account can go on giant bomb forums, and no one with a giant bomb account can go on gamespot forums, then believe what they say, the site, chances are, will remain the same in terms of community and content. Otherwise, I'd be worried.
Here's the thing: I trust you guys. I trust that you wouldn't go into a deal like this without some guarantees. I trust that you will continue to be what we liked in the first place. I trust there will be separation between the two entities.
Here's my problem: I think every website that gets acquired by a bigger conglomerate said that at one point - including the many times throughout internet history where it ultimately ended badly. And I bet everything is fine and great, right up until it isn't any more. Right up until CBS has a change of management, or a change of direction. Right up until Gamespot has a change of management. You might trust the current regime to be completely cool with everything Giant Bomb is, but who is to say guys like John Davison will be around in 2, 5, 10 years?
So in the short term, I'm fine with this news. I think all of the anti-Gamespot stuff here is kind of silly, because the old regime there is pretty much gone. You're basically just hating a domain name, at this point. I'm more bummed that this means we are probably going to have several more days with little to no new content, than I am about the news itself.
I just have longer term concerns. Your new bosses ultimately own Giant Bomb. and they can have a professional change of heart at any time, for any reason. And if that happens - then what? You all quit, and ask us to come with you to start over again?
I trust that you've thought this through, and that it was ultimately necessary to keep doing what you do. I never really understood how Whiskey Media's business plan worked with limited ad presence, and only several thousand people giving you $50 a year - clearly that wasn't sustainable long term, as I kind of suspected.
Just... don't let the man bring you down, okay? Promise me that, and I will go down this new rabbit hole with you. As long as you guys can keep doing what you've been doing, most of these other people losing their minds will eventually calm down.
This. This to the end of days, to the bitter end.
I've got both, and it's disappointing that skyrim has these issues...don't think it deserved GOTY with how broken it is. Saying "oh, that's bethesda" isn't an excuse by any means either.
First time poster, so sorry if anything's off or messed up
1. Do you still play any of the launch games? what was your favorite?
2. Best launch related memory? Any amusing stories?
For me, my favorite game of all time is officially Condemned: Criminal Origins. I think that game was the exact mix of detective/creepy I had always wanted in a game but was never offered. I'm still freaked going to department stores....
The best memory I have, though, is camping out for 16 hours in 0 degree weather just before xmas in Ann Arbor, MI. I ended up actually playing it the next morning, and 1000 pointed King Kong in 24 hours(still on my gamertag). Even if it was short, it was totally worth the money paid, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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