Great thread. Since 2005 I've been listening to these guys, and every new addition to the team.
I like video games. A lot. But I wouldn't listen to now nearly 3 hours a week of talking about them, watch far more in videos, and feel like a stalker toward a few gentlemen if not for the people on this site.
Giant Bomb is a bunch of humans who are preternaturally funny, intelligent, and insightful. I've only owned two consoles in my life and have never beat a pre-PS2 game, so I have no nostalgic interest in the history of video games. But goddamnit was Ryan's rant about Sonic funny, Jeff's encyclopedic knowledge fascinating, Brad's insight into every game he plays engaging, Vinny's wit infectious, Dave's interest in obscure titles broadening, Drew's love of complex sims endearing, Patrick's industry analysis important, and Alexis' engineering top-notch.
Yeah, my love for you all, especially in this hard moments, makes spending too much time creating the above parallel construction worth it. I can't wait to share in more laughs and thoughts in the future, and loyally stand by you all now.