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#1 Posted by Vinyl (50 posts) -

My badass lady monk :)

#2 Posted by Vinyl (50 posts) -

@Jumanji said:

@Vinyl said:

@BigChief: No no, man, anyone who has legit questions, I am all for. It's the people with the knee jerk teeth gnashing about Giant Bomb's identity being whipped into submission by shadowy corporate overlords that really bother me. Like, all right, if you've really had confidence in them all along, don't you think they know a little of what they're doing & talked it over before dropping the giant bomb (as it were) on the public? While things are unclear with regard to premium memberships, I really don't think they're out to screw anyone or betray any trust or any of this dramatic bullshit.

I doubt that they had any input into the process whatsoever. My guess is that the Whiskey business plan was to develop the media frontpages to showcase the software platform. Giant Bomb breaking even on subs was probably a surprise and the reason that they got spun off when it came time to sell. CBSi would not buy Giant Bomb just to preserve it as a museum piece. The emphasis with new management will be collecting rents on subscriptions. If at any time the site runs net negative, the lights go out.

I want to give this argument the benefit of the doubt, but all I'm coming up with is that this is darkly tempered speculation. I don't know where you get this museum thing, because Jeff said yeah, they will be adding more people, and Patrick answered some questions saying it's going to be more upscale, not strictly the home brewed experience it's been up till now. The point is it's not preservation, it's expansion.

With regard to how much say they have in it, again, nothing but speculation. We have zero idea, but my gut feeling seems to be on the opposite end of the spectrum than yours, so I don't think we'll agree, unfortunately.

#3 Posted by Vinyl (50 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@gladspooky said:

@Vinyl said:

The cynicism pervading the place right now is a fucking downer, man. Later, all you "UGH GIANT BOMB HAS BETRAAAAYYYED US" people, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Um, okay.

Yaaay! They're gonna have ads blasted all over the site! Jeff's gonna go back to reviewing 500 handheld games a year! No more Quick Looks/Endurance Runs! Yaaay! This is great news!

cause this is totally going to happen, I can see the FUTURE

Don't you know? Cynicism & a paid account gives you special scrying powers, man.

#4 Posted by Vinyl (50 posts) -

@BigChief: No no, man, anyone who has legit questions, I am all for. It's the people with the knee jerk teeth gnashing about Giant Bomb's identity being whipped into submission by shadowy corporate overlords that really bother me. Like, all right, if you've really had confidence in them all along, don't you think they know a little of what they're doing & talked it over before dropping the giant bomb (as it were) on the public? While things are unclear with regard to premium memberships, I really don't think they're out to screw anyone or betray any trust or any of this dramatic bullshit.

#5 Edited by Vinyl (50 posts) -

The cynicism pervading the place right now is a fucking downer, man. Later, all you "UGH GIANT BOMB HAS BETRAAAAYYYED US" people, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

#6 Posted by Vinyl (50 posts) -

Git dat money and do some stupid shit with it, guys.

#7 Posted by Vinyl (50 posts) -

Everyone seems so stoked, therefore I shall be as well :)

#8 Posted by Vinyl (50 posts) -

Dude, they probably just didn't know what they could and could not say about any shit other than their own.

#9 Edited by Vinyl (50 posts) -

I really couldn't take him seriously after he threw the biggest hissy fit & ragequit WoW a while ago XD

As for Adam Sessler, dude is a lot more articulate and thoughtful than it seems you're giving him credit for. In my opinion, at least.

#10 Posted by Vinyl (50 posts) -

Excellent article, Patrick, as always.

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