GiantBomb on front page of official site!

#1 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
#2 Posted by MattyFTM (14370 posts) -

Cool.

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#3 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"Cool."

Yeah, I know, it isn't the greatest thing in the world. But think about this, for a second. GiantBomb is still a fledgling site and to be put on front page of a major website, of the single most played MMO and one of the (if not the single) most played game in the world, is a great chance for a reputation to be established and more traffic for the website to be added. The more people that read the well written reviews here, explore the site, and see the community, the more people that may want to join in to arm the GiantBomb.

This can definitely work to the site's advantage, hopefully it does. I think this could be a great opportunity.

'Tis awesome.

:P
#4 Posted by Death_Burnout (3796 posts) -

Dude i've seen Giantbomb on other major websites but i just cant remember where, i felt the same way when i saw them on the first page for a game on Metacritic.

#5 Posted by MattyFTM (14370 posts) -
Death_Burnout said:
"Dude i've seen Giantbomb on other major websites but i just cant remember where, i felt the same way when i saw them on the first page for a game on Metacritic."
But metacritic sucks. I don't want to see giant bomb on metacritic.
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#6 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

Second listed. Get pwnt, other review sites.

#7 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"Death_Burnout said:
"Dude i've seen Giantbomb on other major websites but i just cant remember where, i felt the same way when i saw them on the first page for a game on Metacritic."
But metacritic sucks. I don't want to see giant bomb on metacritic."

Metacritic is pretty worthless and they distort figures. I'm more excited to see the developers themselves recognizing GiantBomb and having the opportunity for people who play World of Warcraft to check out the site because it is listed on their favorite website's front page.
#8 Edited by pause422 (6179 posts) -

That's cool I guess, regardless of how much I don't like WoW(hopefully more devs use them as an example.) Yeah though, they've been in metacritic for a while, and honestly I wish they weren't...same with 1up. Metacritic takes their scores and averages the complete wrong ones all the time, on top of that even if everything was done properly it would sill be fucking retarded. I'm so sick of metacritic. They take GB's 5/5 scores as 100/100 which would only be a 10/10 on sites with 10 scales, which is totally not equal in any way, since GB's 5/5 rating is just telling you whether they had a real good time with it or not. Metacritic is so broken its not funny.

#9 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"MattyFTM said:
"Death_Burnout said:
"Dude i've seen Giantbomb on other major websites but i just cant remember where, i felt the same way when i saw them on the first page for a game on Metacritic."
But metacritic sucks. I don't want to see giant bomb on metacritic."

Metacritic is pretty worthless and they distort figures. I'm more excited to see the developers themselves recognizing GiantBomb and having the opportunity for people who play World of Warcraft to check out the site because it is listed on their favorite website's front page."
It works fine as a review aggregator, but people have to learn to stop relying on the scores.
#10 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

Anyway, I just think this is a cool little show of GiantBomb getting out into the public spotlight. /shrug

#11 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

great if it helps the site get more members.

#12 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

oh noes the wowfags r teh floodings.... jk i guess thats a great thing.

#13 Edited by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
crunchUK said:
"oh noes the wowfags r teh floodings.... jk i guess thats a great thing."

You know, despite the stigma that WoW bathes in, World of Warcraft is an amazing game. It is smooth, accessable, deep, rich with lore, and most of all, it's fun.
#14 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I guess this "cool", but I enjoy hearing about GB and crew on other sites and podcast such as 1UP etc.

#15 Posted by Jeff (3490 posts) -

Apparently there's a big-ass Giant Bomb quote on the front of the MTV store in Times Square in NYC as a part of a big Rock Band 2 display. Haven't seen it, myself, but I'm trying to get someone to snap a photo of it.

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#16 Edited by demonbear (1859 posts) -

If you can't find it you can take a picture of a big ass, and smack a quote on it?

And THEN take a picture of THAT and put it on thr front of the MTV store in NY for good measure.

Wouldn't that be cooler?

On Topic : This is great, and as far as im concerned, Andy's review is quite dead on and it truly deserves a 5-star rating. Wow has never been THIS good. It's still WoW, but its the best content period.

#17 Edited by MattyFTM (14370 posts) -
Jeff said:
"Apparently there's a big-ass Giant Bomb quote on the front of the MTV store in Times Square in NYC as a part of a big Rock Band 2 display. Haven't seen it, myself, but I'm trying to get someone to snap a photo of it."
Isn't there a live webcam feed of times square somewhere on the internet that you could check. I'm sure I heard there was one somewhere. I'll google it.

EDIT: Apparently it's here, but my internet is deciding to be a pain in the ass and is running super slowly and it won't buffer, so someone else check it out. I guess it'll deppend on just how big it is whether you can see it or not.
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#18 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Nice! 

#19 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

I am really glad that Giant bomb is getting more and more popular

#20 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
Jeff said:
"Apparently there's a big-ass Giant Bomb quote on the front of the MTV store in Times Square in NYC as a part of a big Rock Band 2 display. Haven't seen it, myself, but I'm trying to get someone to snap a photo of it."

Well, it looks like you guys are getting more and more recognition.
#21 Posted by Red (5995 posts) -

Surprised that they put a Giantbomb quote instead of a IGN quote. Maybe the review wasn't up by then.

But still, DUDE THAT'S TOTALLY AWESOME!
#22 Edited by Endogene (4741 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"Jeff said:
"Apparently there's a big-ass Giant Bomb quote on the front of the MTV store in Times Square in NYC as a part of a big Rock Band 2 display. Haven't seen it, myself, but I'm trying to get someone to snap a photo of it."
Isn't there a live webcam feed of times square somewhere on the internet that you could check. I'm sure I heard there was one somewhere. I'll google it.

EDIT: Apparently it's here, but my internet is deciding to be a pain in the ass and is running super slowly and it won't buffer, so someone else check it out. I guess it'll deppend on just how big it is whether you can see it or not."
I checked the different  live cams but i was unable to spot the shop.

edit: looks like the barmaid in the hawaiian tropic zone wear only a very small top
#23 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

w00t w00t!
Thats pretty awesome.

#24 Posted by Snail (8595 posts) -

Wow... Well I'll stick to LOTRO anyhow! =D

#25 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

Good stuff.

#26 Posted by MattOnTheSite (96 posts) -
Jeff said:
"Apparently there's a big-ass Giant Bomb quote on the front of the MTV store in Times Square in NYC as a part of a big Rock Band 2 display. Haven't seen it, myself, but I'm trying to get someone to snap a photo of it."
I noticed that ad during the Thanksgiving Day parade this morning on TV, but it was too small and in the background for me to notice any quotes on it.

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