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Posted by joey8bit (14 posts) -

A recent podcast brought up discussions of integrity within game journalism. A lot of interesting points were brought during this conversation and I found myself taking a step back and looking at various places where I find my gaming reviews. I have never asked the question, "Who is this person reviewing this game?" I know nothing about them. Do they have a bias to certain genre, are they over/under critical or are they just doing this for a paycheck? These questions never came to mind whenever reading any of this information.

I have a been listening to the Giant Bombcast for a little while now and I feel like I have gotten the chance to get to know the people who are providing me with my gaming information. I can honestly say that after getting a chance to hear some stories from the lesser seen side of game journalism , I found a happy home where I can put all my faith into the people that are presenting me with all this information.

Thank you Giant Bomb. I can see why so many of you Giant Bombers come here now. I am happy to be a part of your community now.

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#1 Posted by joey8bit (14 posts) -

A recent podcast brought up discussions of integrity within game journalism. A lot of interesting points were brought during this conversation and I found myself taking a step back and looking at various places where I find my gaming reviews. I have never asked the question, "Who is this person reviewing this game?" I know nothing about them. Do they have a bias to certain genre, are they over/under critical or are they just doing this for a paycheck? These questions never came to mind whenever reading any of this information.

I have a been listening to the Giant Bombcast for a little while now and I feel like I have gotten the chance to get to know the people who are providing me with my gaming information. I can honestly say that after getting a chance to hear some stories from the lesser seen side of game journalism , I found a happy home where I can put all my faith into the people that are presenting me with all this information.

Thank you Giant Bomb. I can see why so many of you Giant Bombers come here now. I am happy to be a part of your community now.

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#2 Posted by ThunderSlash (2593 posts) -

Commence the bombing ceremony!

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#3 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

the cops are gonna be onto u so fast ahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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#4 Posted by TheHumanDove (2520 posts) -

One of us. One of us. One of us.

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#5 Posted by awesomeusername (4613 posts) -

@ThunderSlash said:

Commence the bombing ceremony!

OH GOD NO! NOT YET! NOT YET!!!

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#6 Posted by TobbRobb (6247 posts) -

Welcome to the club! THIS IS EXACTLY WHY we are still all hanging around.

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#7 Posted by Nightriff (7177 posts) -

Welcome duder

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#8 Posted by impartialgecko (1881 posts) -

Someone needs to sticky this for future newcomers.

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#9 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

Welcome.

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#10 Edited by MURDERSMASH (267 posts) -

@joey8bit said:

A recent podcast brought up discussions of integrity within game journalism. A lot of interesting points were brought during this conversation and I found myself taking a step back and looking at various places where I find my gaming reviews. I have never asked the question, "Who is this person reviewing this game?" I know nothing about them. Do they have a bias to certain genre, are they over/under critical or are they just doing this for a paycheck? These questions never came to mind whenever reading any of this information.

I have a been listening to the Giant Bombcast for a little while now and I feel like I have gotten the chance to get to know the people who are providing me with my gaming information. I can honestly say that after getting a chance to hear some stories from the lesser seen side of game journalism , I found a happy home where I can put all my faith into the people that are presenting me with all this information.

Thank you Giant Bomb. I can see why so many of you Giant Bombers come here now. I am happy to be a part of your community now.

That talk they had at the end of the Bombcast this week was so good, I listened to it twice in a row. Really great to see how they handle such contentious things in the games writing field.

And welcome to Giant Bomb. May Luchadeer watch over you, always.

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#11 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2961 posts) -

@ThunderSlash:DROP A BOMB ON IT!

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#12 Posted by imhungry (728 posts) -

Great to have you here! The recent bombcast was good, but serious discussion of reviewing practices has always taken place around here.

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#13 Posted by Dagbiker (7048 posts) -

You don't decide to become a Duder,

your born a Duder.

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#14 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1393 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

You don't decide to become a Duder,

your born a Duder.

This made me smile!

Welcome to Giant Bomb!

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#15 Posted by joey8bit (14 posts) -

Ya'll know how make a fella feel right at home. Thank you!!!

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#16 Posted by g6065 (291 posts) -

@TobbRobb said:

Welcome to the club! THIS IS EXACTLY WHY we are still all hanging around.

+1

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#17 Posted by chyler1397 (489 posts) -

and our army grows even stronger! welcome to the club!

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#18 Posted by Phatmac (5931 posts) -

You aren't a giant bomber, you're a duder! Welcome. :)

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#19 Posted by TooWalrus (13401 posts) -

You're probably on some sort of government watch list now for declaring yourself a Giant Bomber (but dude, it's totally worth it!)

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#20 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

Any duder with a megaman avatar is alright in my book! Welcome to the BOMB!

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#21 Posted by ripelivejam (11880 posts) -

i read "why i decided to become a" and immediately thought "woman" a millisecond before reading "Giant Bomber" *shrugs*

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#22 Posted by Daneian (1308 posts) -

Welcome. This is the only community I've ever been a part of. I don't have that many posts but its always felt like home.

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#23 Posted by Kerned (1185 posts) -

HEY HEY NOW NOW! I like this new duder!