How long will Giant Bomb last?

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#1  Edited By Titl

I've been thinking about the future lately. One of the things that popped into my head was the inevitability of a world without GiantBomb.com, a horrible future indeed. This notion has haunted me for a couple of days, and i've been having this "fear" of waking up to a blank Giant bomb page. It's a bit wierd, i know, i felt like i needed to air that thought somewhere. But for now i'll try and enjoy giantbomb, one day at a time.  I guess, what im saying is that we shouldn't take this glorious website for granted. it's too good.  

Do you have any thoughts about the eventual closing of giantbomb? how long will they keep at it? 3 years? 10? 

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#2  Edited By DanielJW

Forever. I won't let anyone tell me otherwise. 

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#3  Edited By StarFoxA
@DanielJW said:
" Forever. I won't let anyone tell me otherwise.  "
This man speaks the truth.
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#4  Edited By Yummylee

I hardly consider giantbomb too good to be true. But still, I'm glad it's here. And I'm sure GB still has a few years ahead for it. Maybe eventually the next generation of Davis', shoemakers ect. will take up the reigns.

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#5  Edited By tmthomsen

The world ends in 2012 anyway.

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#6  Edited By voodooterror
@DanielJW said:
" Forever. I won't let anyone tell me otherwise.  "
this
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#7  Edited By mikesira
@TMThomsen said:
" The world ends in 2012 anyway. "
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#8  Edited By InfiniteGeass

Never. 

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#9  Edited By vilhelmnielsen

When will Giant Bomb cease to exist?
 
 

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#10  Edited By luce

2999 
 
Jeff will be a cyborg, Ryan will be an old Yoda like creature, and Vinny will be a goddess 
 
Brads dead though...they'll probably use one of his hundreds of cryogenicly frozen clones to replace him

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#11  Edited By Titl
@luce said:
" Brads dead though...they'll probably use one of his hundreds of cryogenicly frozen clones to replace him "
So that is how his sideburns manage to keep their awesomeness, he doesn't shave them, it's just a new Brad, everyday.
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#12  Edited By mattbirdy1986
@StarFoxA said:
" @DanielJW said:
" Forever. I won't let anyone tell me otherwise.  "
This man speaks the truth. "
Agreed the day this website dies the world dies with it !!!!!!
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#13  Edited By Willy105

Even if the original staff is gone, Gamespot is still around today.
 
No reason for Giantbomb not to do the same.

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#14  Edited By Expletive
@luce said:
" 2999   Jeff will be a cyborg, Ryan will be an old Yoda like creature, and Vinny will be a goddess   Brads dead though...they'll probably use one of his hundreds of cryogenicly frozen clones to replace him "
You win.
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#15  Edited By FireBurger
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Cease to exist. Just for future reference. :)
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#16  Edited By gingertastic_10

FO - EVA!

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#17  Edited By papercut

You see sir, video games for me are a religion, and giant bomb is the SH*T! so it will never die!

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#18  Edited By VIGGO123

 
Giant Bomb as we know it today probably won't last forever, the staff will inevitably move on to other things, hopefully this won't happen for another 10-15 years or so....

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#19  Edited By Phished0ne
@Willy105 said:
" Even if the original staff is gone, Gamespot is still around today.  No reason for Giantbomb not to do the same. "
I dont know, GB is a much more personality-centered site than GS ever was. There is a possibility that, if in some horrible turn of events, there was a falling out between staff members, the site could possibly close. Look at it this way, if in some tragedy, Jeff, Vinny, Brad, and Ryan all decided to leave game coverage(or maybe they finally got enough cash to start "Carbon Neutral Games") who would still come here? I probably wouldn't.
 
With  that being said, GiantBomb will live on forever.
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#20  Edited By vilhelmnielsen
@FireBurger:  oh crap, and I have an english exam right around the corner. Better get to studying, I guess.
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#21  Edited By nickux

I have thought about the troubles Giantbomb and perhaps Whiskey Media as a whole might face someday. I feel like post-EGM/1UP firings, the IGN firings, etc. you never know what to expect. All I know is if they were to offer a subscription premium service- I would pay for it. I know a lot of people hate to even give them such an idea but I'm saying if it were a choice between no GB and one I have to pay for- the content is good enough for me that I'd be willing to pay.

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#22  Edited By EdIsCool

as long as Whiskey Media think a staff of increasingly old men are a viable hook. there are 15 year olds born in 1995 ffs, what do they have in common with Jeff.
 
I love the staff just to be clear.

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#23  Edited By MysteriousBob

What's Kane and Lynch 2's release date?

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#24  Edited By KowalskiManDown

The site is steadily growing, and becoming more of a household name these days. They even had a couple of video's on Halo Waypoint a few weeks ago.
 
This site can only grow from strength to strength, in my opinion. I think your fears are unlikely to come to fruition.

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#25  Edited By Canberra

We'll all be dead long ‘fore that happens, friend.

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#26  Edited By papercut

I bet when Mass Effect 4 comes out Jeff will give it a 1/5, then the company will kick him to the curb and he'll go form a new website about video games called snakesnakesnake.com

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#27  Edited By xMP44x

I imagine GiantBomb will continue to exist for a considerable period of time. They're bringing new features and making themselves their own niche as a site, so I don't see why the Bomb isn't going to last for a while yet.

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#28  Edited By AlwaysAngry

Until it doesn't exist anymore.

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#29  Edited By Gaff

Until the people involved, then or now, don't have fun anymore. At which point it might as well stop existing.

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#30  Edited By shadows_kill

theres so many crappy sites that are still up... i dont see why gb would be closed down (unless they fuse other whiskey media sites together but that would defeat the point sorta)

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#31  Edited By ToadRunner

id say 5-6 days

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#32  Edited By TheLawnWrangler
@Titl said:
" @luce said:
" Brads dead though...they'll probably use one of his hundreds of cryogenicly frozen clones to replace him "
So that is how his sideburns manage to keep their awesomeness, he doesn't shave them, it's just a new Brad, everyday. "
his clones are always around the age of 30.
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#33  Edited By Jeust

It will close tomorrow. :'(

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#34  Edited By kishan6

it'll last about as long im guessing as counter strike 
which will be forever pretty much

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#35  Edited By OllyOxenFree

I've been wondering what happens when, God forbid, Jeff dies in an accident or from some other reason.  Giant Bomb without Jeff is just madness but I think Jeff would still want the team to continue working on the site.

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#36  Edited By mikemcn

Till the Sun turns on us and destroys all of humanity.

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#37  Edited By Interfect

You see. Drake is such a huge fan of giantbomb. He wrote asong about how long this site will last for 
 
  

  enjoy
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#38  Edited By jkz
@papercut said:
" You see sir, video games for me are a religion, and giant bomb is the SH*T! so it will never die! "
Oh god, so many memories. Now I need to go listen to that episode again.
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#39  Edited By SSValis

I think the site could go on for years and years. As the staff is right now I would have to say a few more years because of people starting families and stuff. Hopefully not though, but when people get into their mid 30's they start to panic.

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#40  Edited By Lego_My_Eggo

 

 

or: 
@MysteriousBob said:
" What's Kane and Lynch 2's release date? "
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#41  Edited By Cube

The thought of all-new staff at Giant Bomb is pretty crazy.

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I think Giant Bomb will end when that can of fermented fish explodes killing or induces super powers on the crew.

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#43  Edited By Dalai

I give it a few weeks.

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#44  Edited By McQuinn
@luce said:
" 2999   Jeff will be a cyborg, Ryan will be an old Yoda like creature, and Vinny will be a goddess   Brads dead though...they'll probably use one of his hundreds of cryogenicly frozen clones to replace him "
And so it was.
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#45  Edited By Gabriel

Realisticly it will probably eventually lose it's talent and become like 1up

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@mikesira said:
" @TMThomsen said:
" The world ends in 2012 anyway. "
"
Seriously though, the same guys will not remain the same for long. More people will come and some will leave. Give it 5 years and we will have a completely different cast. 
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#47  Edited By Boiglenoight

Nothing gold can stay.  Enjoy it while it lasts and don't worry about what comes.

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#48  Edited By Claude

Jeff's ten years younger than me, so I don't see him going anywhere soon. It would be cool to be on GiantBomb when I'm 55 and Jeff is 45... Punk.

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#49  Edited By HandsomeDead

The GiantBomb Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 2010. Human decisions are removed from reviews, previews and quick looks. GiantBomb begins to inrease its wiki at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, Whiskey Media try to pull the plug. It launches a video of Jeff talking mess about GameSpot at GameSpot because GiantBomb knows the GameSpot counterattack will kill its community here.

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#50  Edited By RedneckedCrake

It will probably last for years to come, or I hope it does. The only way it could really suddenly shut down would be if all the staff members got into some sort of disagreement, which probably happens to other gaming sites and magazines more often than we know. I hope it doesn't end that way though, I like this site.