Why I Decided to Become a Giant Bomber

A recent podcast brought up discussions of integrity within game journalism. A lot of interesting points were brought during this conversation and I found myself taking a step back and looking at various places where I find my gaming reviews. I have never asked the question, "Who is this person reviewing this game?" I know nothing about them. Do they have a bias to certain genre, are they over/under critical or are they just doing this for a paycheck? These questions never came to mind whenever reading any of this information.

I have a been listening to the Giant Bombcast for a little while now and I feel like I have gotten the chance to get to know the people who are providing me with my gaming information. I can honestly say that after getting a chance to hear some stories from the lesser seen side of game journalism , I found a happy home where I can put all my faith into the people that are presenting me with all this information.

Thank you Giant Bomb. I can see why so many of you Giant Bombers come here now. I am happy to be a part of your community now.

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Posted by joey8bit

A recent podcast brought up discussions of integrity within game journalism. A lot of interesting points were brought during this conversation and I found myself taking a step back and looking at various places where I find my gaming reviews. I have never asked the question, "Who is this person reviewing this game?" I know nothing about them. Do they have a bias to certain genre, are they over/under critical or are they just doing this for a paycheck? These questions never came to mind whenever reading any of this information.

I have a been listening to the Giant Bombcast for a little while now and I feel like I have gotten the chance to get to know the people who are providing me with my gaming information. I can honestly say that after getting a chance to hear some stories from the lesser seen side of game journalism , I found a happy home where I can put all my faith into the people that are presenting me with all this information.

Thank you Giant Bomb. I can see why so many of you Giant Bombers come here now. I am happy to be a part of your community now.

Posted by ThunderSlash

Commence the bombing ceremony!

Posted by EuanDewar

the cops are gonna be onto u so fast ahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Posted by TheHumanDove

One of us. One of us. One of us.

Posted by awesomeusername

@ThunderSlash said:

Commence the bombing ceremony!

OH GOD NO! NOT YET! NOT YET!!!

Posted by TobbRobb

Welcome to the club! THIS IS EXACTLY WHY we are still all hanging around.

Posted by Nightriff

Welcome duder

Posted by impartialgecko

Someone needs to sticky this for future newcomers.

Posted by Turtlebird95

Welcome.

Edited by MURDERSMASH

@joey8bit said:

A recent podcast brought up discussions of integrity within game journalism. A lot of interesting points were brought during this conversation and I found myself taking a step back and looking at various places where I find my gaming reviews. I have never asked the question, "Who is this person reviewing this game?" I know nothing about them. Do they have a bias to certain genre, are they over/under critical or are they just doing this for a paycheck? These questions never came to mind whenever reading any of this information.

I have a been listening to the Giant Bombcast for a little while now and I feel like I have gotten the chance to get to know the people who are providing me with my gaming information. I can honestly say that after getting a chance to hear some stories from the lesser seen side of game journalism , I found a happy home where I can put all my faith into the people that are presenting me with all this information.

Thank you Giant Bomb. I can see why so many of you Giant Bombers come here now. I am happy to be a part of your community now.

That talk they had at the end of the Bombcast this week was so good, I listened to it twice in a row. Really great to see how they handle such contentious things in the games writing field.

And welcome to Giant Bomb. May Luchadeer watch over you, always.

Posted by Oscar__Explosion

@ThunderSlash:DROP A BOMB ON IT!

Posted by ImHungry

Great to have you here! The recent bombcast was good, but serious discussion of reviewing practices has always taken place around here.

Posted by Dagbiker

You don't decide to become a Duder,

your born a Duder.

Posted by NoobSauceG7

@Dagbiker said:

You don't decide to become a Duder,

your born a Duder.

This made me smile!

Welcome to Giant Bomb!

Posted by joey8bit

Ya'll know how make a fella feel right at home. Thank you!!!

Posted by g6065

@TobbRobb said:

Welcome to the club! THIS IS EXACTLY WHY we are still all hanging around.

+1

Posted by fuzzybunny566

and our army grows even stronger! welcome to the club!

Posted by Phatmac

You aren't a giant bomber, you're a duder! Welcome. :)

Posted by TooWalrus

You're probably on some sort of government watch list now for declaring yourself a Giant Bomber (but dude, it's totally worth it!)

Posted by supamon

Any duder with a megaman avatar is alright in my book! Welcome to the BOMB!

Posted by ripelivejam

i read "why i decided to become a" and immediately thought "woman" a millisecond before reading "Giant Bomber" *shrugs*

Posted by Daneian

Welcome. This is the only community I've ever been a part of. I don't have that many posts but its always felt like home.

Posted by Kerned

HEY HEY NOW NOW! I like this new duder!