A Newbie's Thoughts on Giant Bomb

Howdy!

This being my first blog post and all, I figure it goes without saying that I'm relatively new to this whole Giant Bomb thing. I've been into gaming for a long, long time, so finding out that Jeff Gerstmann and Co. founded this shortly after the 2007 "incident" was pretty surprising. Speaking of, what the timing of my move here couldn't have been better, what with the move back to Gamespot's offices, and all.

I used to be a straight IGN guy back in the day, mostly as a result of the awesome personalities on their podcasts. Three Red Lights and Game Scoop! were weekly staples that kept me loyal to the site. But, times change and people leave, so after a sizable chunk of my favorite editors were laid-off or left the company, my interest dwindled.

My ensuing search for somewhere new led me to the Giant Bombcast, which has been my lastest auditory obsession. The regular three hour shows of rambling nonsense that sometimes brings up games (or whatever) harkens back to the days of TRL in the best way possible. From there, it was only a matter of time before I discovered Quick Looks and everything else Giant Bomb has to offer.

This blogging platform is pretty great. I haven't written much on it, but it looks fairly stable, unlike Tumblr. Adding achievement-type things to profile building is also much appreciated for someone nearly 60 trophies away getting all 440 Riddler Trophies in Arkham City. I'm rarely that much of an achievement whore, but hey, when shit gets incentivized, I get interested (I'm also writing here because there's one of those achievements attached to it).

So far, my time here has been great. Though the Meebo bar has got to go, I hear it'll soon find it's way off the site, so... that about solves that. I'm excited to continue going here for my daily game news fix, and I'm super glad I jumped aboard when I did.

Also, big pieces of Giant Bomb are located in Sausalito, CA. As a Sausalito native, that blew my mind.

There you have it. I should get out of bed.

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23 Comments
Posted by Space_Sandwich

Howdy!

This being my first blog post and all, I figure it goes without saying that I'm relatively new to this whole Giant Bomb thing. I've been into gaming for a long, long time, so finding out that Jeff Gerstmann and Co. founded this shortly after the 2007 "incident" was pretty surprising. Speaking of, what the timing of my move here couldn't have been better, what with the move back to Gamespot's offices, and all.

I used to be a straight IGN guy back in the day, mostly as a result of the awesome personalities on their podcasts. Three Red Lights and Game Scoop! were weekly staples that kept me loyal to the site. But, times change and people leave, so after a sizable chunk of my favorite editors were laid-off or left the company, my interest dwindled.

My ensuing search for somewhere new led me to the Giant Bombcast, which has been my lastest auditory obsession. The regular three hour shows of rambling nonsense that sometimes brings up games (or whatever) harkens back to the days of TRL in the best way possible. From there, it was only a matter of time before I discovered Quick Looks and everything else Giant Bomb has to offer.

This blogging platform is pretty great. I haven't written much on it, but it looks fairly stable, unlike Tumblr. Adding achievement-type things to profile building is also much appreciated for someone nearly 60 trophies away getting all 440 Riddler Trophies in Arkham City. I'm rarely that much of an achievement whore, but hey, when shit gets incentivized, I get interested (I'm also writing here because there's one of those achievements attached to it).

So far, my time here has been great. Though the Meebo bar has got to go, I hear it'll soon find it's way off the site, so... that about solves that. I'm excited to continue going here for my daily game news fix, and I'm super glad I jumped aboard when I did.

Also, big pieces of Giant Bomb are located in Sausalito, CA. As a Sausalito native, that blew my mind.

There you have it. I should get out of bed.

Posted by TheJohn

Welcome to the site duder!

Posted by Linkster7

Welcome to where the crazy never stops.

Posted by Jams

@Space_Sandwich: Welcome to the site. I used to go to IGN all the time too. But once Joystiq posted a quicklook of Rogue Warrior, that was it for me. I also like how the guys from Giant Bomb are only 3 hours away from me. It's that same feeling you get when you buy something that was made locally.

Posted by Giefcookie

Here's a little something to welcome you.

Welcome duder.

Posted by ShaggE

Welcome! You now have an obscene amount of back content to dig through... and every bit of it is worth it.

Posted by LassieME

Welcome to the site dude, hope you keep on visiting.

Posted by NekuSakuraba

Welcome to the site!

Posted by jonny_mung

@ShaggE said:

Welcome! You now have an obscene amount of back content to dig through... and every bit of it is worth it.

Yup.

Welcome and get ready to have your mind blown on a regular basis.

Posted by DarthOrange

Welcome!

Posted by Ravenlight
Posted by Cramsy

Tons of must see content here :) Check out the Bombcast. It's what has kept me following the crew for years now

Posted by RoboRobb

Welcome! May I suggest you watch the Persona 4 Endurace Run?

Posted by FLStyle

Welcome to the site, have fun and don't forget the golden rule at Giant Bomb: don't be a jerk.

Posted by ckeats

Welcome and congratulations on a great user name, avatar pic, and first post. Always nice to see someone come prepared.

Posted by Space_Sandwich

@Ravenlight: So THAT's why the deer head is wearing a luchador mask. Everything makes so much sense now...

Posted by TwoLines

@Giefcookie: The Fox says... Smoke the leaf.

Posted by TMThomsen

Welcome duder!

Posted by Bwast

Stay away from Claude - he's been alive since the 20s or something and has a really warped view of reality.

Posted by Space_Sandwich

@FLStyle: If "not being a jerk" really is the golden rule here (which, if the massively positive response to this post has been any indication, it probably is), then this is truly my home. EXCELLENT! *air guitar

Posted by KillyDarko

Welcome to GB, duder :)

Posted by Mars_Cleric

Welcome duder, spend some time searching through the videos, check out some of the "Best of Quick Looks" on youtube.

have fun mate

Posted by Dogma

Welcome to the family duder! Hope you will like it here! I myself was more of a Gamespot guy and when Jeff and crew left I followed them. Not because I started hating Gamespot but because Ryan, Jeff, Vinny etc were all important personalitys ont he site so I can totally relate to your IGN perspective. I used to love 1UP.com too but they lost their cool people and therefore they lost me too. I'm actually really happy that John Davison is the new VP over at Gamespot. That man can turn a boat with grace!

Check out the Endurance Run and some of the features videos as mailbags and such. No one makes as excelent and random video content as Giant Bomb!