1up Refugee

Hello, Giant Bomb. I am a 1up refugee, and I am sad and without a blogging home. If you don't know, 1up was an IGN branded site where you could blog, post in forums, write reviews, and all that other fun stuff. I was pretty active on that site for the past four years, but now it's closing down.

So I'm looking for a new home. Will it be Giant Bomb? I don't know. I like this site. It's all modern and stuff. ;)

My name is Matt, and I live in Arizona. I was born in 1977, about the same time video games were born, I guess, and I've grown up as they've grown up. I have a special affection for the NES and the Genesis, the PSONE, the Dreamcast, and now the PS3. I also love the two Xbox's and the Wii's, etc. I mostly play my PS3 now, with a spattering of Wii and Gamecube (yes, I have them both set up....)

As far as new games are concerned, I've been playing Last Story, and am hoping to pick up Etrian Odyssey next week when it comes out for the 3DS. I am a big fan of JRPG's, and am also playing Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, for my PSP, which I love more every day. I recently downloaded the on sale Final Fantasy Tactics, though I had it for my iPad, but I wanted to play it with buttons.

I hope to also play Ni No Kuni soon. I think the game I am most looking forward to is GTA V (God help me) and Final Fantasy X HD.

Anyway, that's my introduction. I hope to make some new friends, and hopefully find some old ones here. Take care and have a lovely day.

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48 Comments
Posted by cutyoface

Welcome, Duder.

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Posted by sneenlantern
Edited by kortex

I came from 1up back when it was sold to UGO and was turned into a shadow of itself. Such a shame what happened to the site. But I can tell you, you will be fine here. So welcome, duder.

Posted by Barrock

Welcome. I actually came from 1up as well, but it's been several years.

Posted by Coafi

Welcome aboard, duder!

Posted by Aboboisdaman

Hey Snee! So glad we can keep in touch! Did you get my friend invite on psn? I might write blogs here too eventually.

Posted by JeanLuc

Welcome 1uper! I was once a 1up refugee back in early 2009 when the big layoff happened. I actually found out about giantbomb though the 1up Yours podcast when Jeff and Ryan guested on in the December before. I hope you'll find this to be a wonderful new gaming home the way I did.

Posted by sneenlantern

thanks for the welcome, everybody!

Posted by Kerned

Posted by believer258

Welcome!

Quick warning - you can only post 5 times per 24 hours until you've got 25 posts. You'll be there soon enough!

Also, we used to have a list of Giantbomb memes so that you could know "naked cartoon pussy" is a joke, but unfortunately it disappeared with the old site.

Edited by Funkydupe

Welcome, and yeah I bet GTA V will be really fun to play. See you around the forums.

Posted by probablytuna

Welcome to the family :)

Posted by sir_gunblade

Welcome.

R.I.P. 1up.

Edited by Pr1mus

Welcome aboard.

Obligatory start here:

Posted by theanticitizen

Welcome :) I too am an ex 1upper. I, like many others, came to Giant Bomb after the 2009 lay offs. I was with them since 1up started so it's hard to see 1up go. But, we welcome you to the GB community and hope you have fun here duder :)

Posted by Ravenlight

Welcome home, brother.

Posted by Flappy

Welcome to the world of Giant Bomb.

Posted by themoth

Hey Snee, I've created an account here. It's not working very well at the moment. I can't log in directly to the site. I have to use the confirmation email that was sent to me every time. I get some message about not being able to find a page if I try logging in normally.

Posted by deadmoscow

Yes! Welcome to your number one source on the web for naked cartoon pussy!

Posted by ActivisionStoleMy360

I made it here too, still kinda sad about 1up, i guess being part of the community for so long, its just hard to leave..its not the site really, but losing contact with so many great people. I hope they will find their way.

Posted by Aaron_G

Welcome, Giant Bomb welcomes you with open arms.

Posted by sneenlantern

@themoth: hey, I think that happened to me too. give it a while.

Thanks everybody for the welcome!

Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin

If we don't secure the borders this sort of this is going to happen over and over again.

Posted by OmegaPirate
Edited by theguy

God it's nice to see someone with a single digit post count that can actually form legible sentences and doesn't start with a random inane thread. Welcome duder, you'll do well here.

Posted by Temperance

It's nice to see another familiar face here. Let's hope our new home is as comfortable as the last.


Posted by Fattony12000

@sneenlantern: Thank you for those personal details Matt, they have now been homogenised into the Giant Bomb matrix. After processing you will be assigned an identity code and asked to report immediately to your neuro-pod accommodation. The spiderbots will escort you from your current location to your new residence, you won't need to bring any personal effects.

Your flesh is our flesh.

Your mind is our mind.

Welcome.

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Edited by MonetaryDread

Welcome to the community. There was a new website launch last week and things have been a little screwy lately. I hope things work out for you here.

Posted by coakroach

Welcome, pull up a chair, pour yourself a drink.

Now let's talk about chemtrails.

Edited by Winternet

Wow, I wonder how many people from those sites are coming here.

Anyway, welcome duder.

Posted by dungbootle

Welcome to Giant Bomb!

Posted by Apparatus_Unearth

I'm downloading every episode of Retronauts now, I might upload it to a torrent site or something if someone's interested.

Edited by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Welcome to Giant Bomb. If you have any problems or questions, feel free to read up on our FAQ (I recommend the Forum Rules - they're extra spicy and come with a side of hot dogs) or contact one of us friendly Internet Robocops. We'll beat you senseless for asking, but we do it with wiffle bats, so it's not so bad.

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Posted by DexterKid

U in da madhouse now modafuka!

I mean..hi.

Edited by PenguinDust

The 1UP podcasts and video shows used to be the best around the net, but those days are long over. It's sad, but the website has been a shell of its former glory for a few years now. Still, I'm sure some members just loved being there with people they felt comfortable with. Starting some place new and unfamiliar can be scary. Giant Bomb is a good place, though. "Don't be a dick" is the main rule to follow. Welcome to the party.

Posted by gla55jAw

Welcome!

Quick warning - you can only post 5 times per 24 hours until you've got 25 posts. You'll be there soon enough!

Also, we used to have a list of Giantbomb memes so that you could know "naked cartoon pussy" is a joke, but unfortunately it disappeared with the old site.

Woah, I'm actually pretty bummed that didn't make it over.

Edited by Blu3V3nom07

@sneenlantern: Hi, Welcome! Make yourself some cocoa, and try this here "Big Jeffrey."

Posted by Miketakon

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Edited by _Chad

Hi, I'm _Chad the Chaddiest, also I'm confused.

Posted by punkxblaze

One of us! One of us! One of us!

Edited by Jams

One of us! One of us! One of us!

WE ACCEPT HIM! ONE OF US!

Google Gobble GOOGLE GOBBLE

ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

Posted by I_Stay_Puft

Welcome to Giant Bomb.

Edited by konig_kei

WE NEED TO STOP THE BOATS! jokes, jokes. you probably won't get it unless you're Australian but anywho.....welcome to the greatest website ever! grab a subscription, watch some all the quick looks and uh...GAMES!

Posted by ManU_Fan10ne

@gla55jaw said:

@believer258 said:

Welcome!

Quick warning - you can only post 5 times per 24 hours until you've got 25 posts. You'll be there soon enough!

Also, we used to have a list of Giantbomb memes so that you could know "naked cartoon pussy" is a joke, but unfortunately it disappeared with the old site.

Woah, I'm actually pretty bummed that didn't make it over.

I looked for it when we "moved" to this site, and couldn't find it. It's too bad that it didn't make it.

Posted by super_machine

Welcome sir, you'll enjoy this site. The community is well established, and the staff produces a lot of great original content.

Posted by JoshS

Welcome, and enjoy!

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Posted by thevigilanteoflove

Obligatory Annie reference? I think so! Welcome duder.