By Space_Sandwich 22 Comments
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.