By mordecaix7 34 Comments
If you're not a member of this community, you should change that right now. You're going to connect with some awesome people and have real discussions, not flame-wars and trolling. These people are serious about having fun and making Giant Bomb a friendly place. There are no stupid questions here. From the forums, to blogs, to the community spotlight, live events and more, everyone pitches in to make Giant Bomb the gaming heaven it is. As as you browse Giant Bomb, it'll be clear you should be here. Here are a few of may favorite features you should definitely check out:
I encourage you to sign up and dive right in. Engage, voice your opinion, and make some new friends. Everyone is friendly, willing to help out, and as long as you're not rude, you'll find the best forum experience around. One thing though: Don't forget to search before you make a new post. ;)
Wanna know what's going on currently? This topic is usually pinned to the top of the General Discussion forum and gives you the low down on what's going on in the community. Podcasts, gaming nights, game friends lists, best of the blogs, etc. This will help you get a good handle on come great content and activities put out by the site and community.
What's better than a game review? A "quick look" of raw, uncut game-play! Quick (being a relative term) looks last anywhere between twenty minutes to more than an hour long. You'll get a good look at the game in question, so much so you'll probably never read a traditional review again! Not to mention the fact that they are absolutely hilarious at time. For evidence of this, check out TurboMan's Youtube channel, xpantherx. He puts out compilations of the funniest moments from Giant Bomb quick looks. Seriously, they're freaking hilarious.
Giant Bomb is your site. You can edit/add almost anything to Giant Bomb (so long as it isn't stolen/plagiarized and is accurate) and contribute to the wealth of gaming information available here. See a misspelling, missing developer information, or want to add a description about a game feature? You can add that.
Play a game while you read about games. These quests can be found at the list at the top of your profile (example). Some are time-specific so you may not be able to get all of them, but a lot of the quests introduce you to the features of the site and force you to engage the community. You can even see what quests other people have completed as well. This is one of the coolest features I've ever seen a site implement.
If you don't listen to podcasts, this will get you started. Between two and three hours long, some of the best jokes come out of these recorded discussions. Download the newest episode to your player of choice or stream it online. You won't regret your time spent with the crew.
These are just a few reasons why I love this site. There's even a premium subscription you can subscribe to that offers tons of great subscriber-only features and supports the site directly.
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TODO: Add section on TNT and Endurance Runs