Just had a glance at the GameSpot front page and saw the Fuse BETA announcement. Anything seem familiar? Glad that there is recognition for what the guys are doing but wish it wasn't GameSpot who were copying them.
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" @MaFoLu: I see where your going.. but wouldn't it make it more sense to call it like scissors to cut the fuse? Dont think the name is supposed to be associated with Bombs in any way "I don't think it is supposed to be about bombs either but I still thought it was pretty funny.
Who cares if they're copying. Whiskey Media are calling the shots. They're already a step ahead. While GameSpot rush to implement achievement tracking, Whiskey Media's already done the Quest thing and who knows what's next.
It's amazing how much GiantBomb has brought to the table over these past two years. I note GameTrailers essentially do "Quick Looks" now with their "First Hour" thing.
It's a huge compliment to everyone here at GiantBomb. Everyone's looking to see what this site does next. You could say they're a "trend-setter".
" It makes me laugh how a small team of guys can beat the biggest video game site to something as logical as this. "Same thing I was thinking, probably because Gamespot are worried more about money and control/power more than having logical features on the site.
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No but really, commerce business as usual. Why do you think corporations are always pushing for stronger copyright, IP, and trademark laws? This is just part of how progression works, and its ultimately for the greater good, but it understandably would piss off the person getting copied.
Why do so many people think that Giant Bomb was the first site to use achievement tracking? There are other sites who did it long before GB saw the light of day. So no, I don't think Gamespot is copying this site, and there is nothing shameless about it.
Not everything Gamespot does is because of Giant Bomb. I love this place, and it's definitely better than Gamespot, but sometimes the hate for that site gets taken too far.
Technology being copied is nothing new, but what really gets me is their shameless logo of a bomb fuse. I suppose you can't blame them really, they fired Jeff and he then proceeded to gut them of all their talent, I can imagine they're still pretty bitter. Now they're left with a site that continues to blur the lines between editorial/sponsors and has no personality whatsoever, but I suppose that fits right in with most other CNET sites!
Also, their icons suck a bag of dicks compared to the ones on Giant Bomb. And as usual the design and layout is horrendous.
" lol just logged into my 5 year + old gamespot account for the first time in over 2 years or so and made a rage thread about how much of a rip-off this is and how it's a disgrace they don't give credit to the dudes whose idea they completely stole! "
I'm not surprised. If the GB/Whiskey Media crew have an idea for a feature, they can just create it, launch it, and try it out. If it doesn't work or isn't popular, oh well. Sites like Gamespot have a lot more moving parts, so it'd take them longer to get around to something like that, and they're not as incentivized to try out innovative features like a smaller company trying to establish themselves.
" @Sleepy_Insomniac said:Same thing I was thinking, probably because Gamespot are worried more about money and control/power more than having logical features on the site. "
" It makes me laugh how a small team of guys can beat the biggest video game site to something as logical as this. "
Everyone else; Don't do this.
lol just logged into my 5 year + old gamespot account for the first time in over 2 years or so and made a rage thread about how much of a rip-off this is and how it's a disgrace they don't give credit to the dudes whose idea they completely stole!
What has playing video games taught us about exclusivity of a product or feature? It never stay exclusive, for the most part, too long.
It is naive to think other companies wouldn't recognise the success of the achievement tracking feature here at Giant Bomb and not emulate it in some form on their own sites. All we can hope is that when folks look back in history Giant Bomb is written down as #1 for starting this trendy feature! :)
Well it is quite shameless to rip GB off so blatantly but there's two factors to be considered. One, it's a satisfying and funny sign of GS now lagging behind so much that they even have to go that low in an attempt to stay relevant (that hopefully won't work as intended). Two, there's just no realistic way to prevent something like this from happening, sadly. We probably already know which site we want to support , so we should just do that.
Actually this was helpful to me as it made sufficiently clear to me why I shouldn't bother going to that site nowadays - they just aren't for me anymore in their current state. Having giantbomb now I have absolutely no problem with that.
I'm amused by this, oddly. I can see calling it 'Fuse' could be seen as taking the piss from GiantBomb, but remember: GiantBomb was responsible for coming up with the idea. But it's overly convenient that GameSpot release this feature a few days after the Bomb releases the same feature. Hell, they even have rarity, as MB said. Definitely an idea from the GiantBomb initially, but sadly most of the users on there probably won't notice, or won't care. Either of the two. I wasn't too fond of GS for a while recently, but this is ridiculous. I'll get some of their Quests... err, no whatever they want to call them... but I don't think the system is going to be a good implementation to have just after GB added it to their site.
As we can see, Whiskey Media is beating CNET at pushing the boundaries of gaming websites.
" No one here would be bitching if it weren't GameSpot. "While this is true, there is history between GameSpot and GiantBomb because of what happened with Jeff Gerstmann. I'm sure you know this already so this is probably pointless. But at the same time, had it been any other site I'd have no problem, but because of the two sites having something of a history I'm not so sure it's a coincedence.
" But the thing is, will it be remembered as a Giantbomb thing or Gamespot thing? "It doesn't matter how it's remembered, when you know the truth. I laugh at a lot of people that are Tupac fans. No one remembers that he was a hip-hop dancer in a group called, "Digital Underground". He wasn't gangsta. He wore bright pastel 80's Hip-Hop colors and wasn't even called Tupac. He jumped shamelessly on the Gangsta Rap bandwagon, got killed and now is remembered for being real, when he was the farthest thing from it. We know the truth about GameSpot and Tupac. They are studio gangstas.
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