Vinny, Brad, and Alex are leaving the site. Last day is Friday.

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#1  Edited By FinalDasa  Moderator

Announced on the Bombcast today that Vinny, Alex, and Brad will be leaving the site this Friday.

Please use this thread to say goodbye, share good memories, and don't speculate about life choices. Let's celebrate the wonderful tenure of all three terrific people.

<> <3

Edit: Giant Bomb rages on:

Premium members get an extra 30 days as things settle through May.

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#2 SgtSphynx  Moderator

I'm still processing the news, but I have many happy memories of all of them <> <3

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#4 rmanthorp  Moderator

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I don't have enough words for the amount of my life has been spent with these three people keeping me company. Peace and love for all you duders and what you do next. Thank you! <3

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#5  Edited By dricas

Brad's leaving... :(

Edit: To be more serious, the past decade plus with this site has been fantastic and I couldn't be more grateful for all the years of entertainment I've gotten from these three, this whole site, and everyone that's ever contributed to it. Thanks everyone <3

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Man, this sucks. I understand that it's been a while, but these guys have been a part of my life for more than a decade. Gonna seriously miss all of them, but wish them the best of luck in whatever they do next.

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Absolutely gutted. Best wishes to everyone.

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Whoa. Thanks for the amazing #content over the...decades. Holy shit we are all ancient.

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It's been real. It's been good.

It's been real good.

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W.O.W.

Time to rip open a bottle of Eagle Rare...

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Gonna miss these guys tremendously.

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To call this the end of an era would be a massive understatement. It's impossible to wish anything but the absolute best for those three going forward. Giant Bomb will absolutely never be the same. Wherever they end up going will be incredibly lucky to have them.

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Gutted, no other word to describe it.

All the best to everybody (I am reading on Twitter that Rorie is also leaving? Is this confirmed or just Twitter people making things up?) that is leaving.

Thank you for all you have done for this site and it's users, Kerbal Space Program, Hitsmas and many other things truly gave me happiness that will not be forgotten. I hope all of them go on to work or be available from time to time for podcast visits (reasonably of course) so we can still hear from them. Not sure what to say as this really does feel like a huge change.

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Thank you Vinny, Brad and Alex for everything. Good luck!

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Thanks for everything, guys. I'll miss seeing y'all here but I'll follow whatever you do next.

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This is one of many of those moments when you realize just how fast time flies. I appreciate all the years of entertainment they've provided. Going to miss them.

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Well, I have a great many thoughts about that but for the moment.. cheers and thanks for all the memories fellas.

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Huh, 3 of my favorite dudes in games press over the last decade plus.

I certainly wish them all the best, but it's the end of an era here. I'd post a favorite memory but those are infinite.

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Hard to put into words the impact the entire crew has made on me and countless others. Thank you for everything, guys.

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#20  Edited By Lego_My_Eggo

@dricas said:

Brad's leaving... :(

The meme is finally true.

Edit: GLHB duders!

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#21  Edited By Bollard
@dricas said:

Brad's leaving... :(

It's no longer a meme 😭

Lockdown has left me 4 months behind on the podcasts for the first time since I started following the site, but I've had to break my rule of listening to them in order today to join the chat. I've been premium for about 10 years and the podcasts with these three duders have been a massive part of my life in that time. All I can really say is thanks for the memories!

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I had to live through this once with the end of 1UP and it sucks just as bad as this but i been listening to these guys for damn about 20 years in some for off and on. I want them and their families and loved ones to have the best possible lives they can.

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Wow. Best to all, leaving and staying. I can't stress how much I've enjoyed the entire crew over the past decade-plus. You guys were a big part of my life, and I really can't thank you enough for that.

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Still reeling from this news, though in retrospect I guess it wasn't entirely unexpected. Best wishes to Alex, Vinny and Brad in their future endeavors.

Also no one is going to believe Brad is actually leaving...

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Vinny's announcement hit me like a punch in the chest, and then Alex and Brad followed up. Man.

Best of luck y'all, thanks for all the good times.

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I began watching Jeff when he and Ryan started Arrow Pointing down back in 07 I think it was.

When Vinny and Brad joined in 08, it all just seemed to click with Alex following soon after. They've been with me for 13 years at this point in my life since I was just 14 years old and helped shape me into the person I am today.

I am...Completely devastated by the news. I can only imagine what Jeff is thinking at this point with the company being what it is.

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Wow, that's...most of the site. Didn't listen to the live Bombcast so will hear it later I guess.

Thank you for everything Vinny, Brad, Alex! I didn't really start to follow one game site consistently until Giantbomb formed in 2007. I've read plenty of other sites here and there but Giantbomb was always the one for me.

Silly to speculate but I wonder what this means for the future of the site?

I guess we'll find out soon.

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In the back of my mind I always thought to myself, "how long are they gonna keep doing this?"

I guess we know now.

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Sad to hear, but not incredibly shocking.

I really do wish everyone the best going forward, whether staying or moving on. It's kind of hard to imagine what Giant Bomb is going to look like after all the talent departure of the past few years.

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o7 been here for damn near 10 years because of these folks

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This is fucking depressing.

Nothing but love and appreciation for the guys, but honestly I just feel incredibly sad about this.

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Ahhhh, fuck. I'm sorry to see this happen, but man, what a ride.

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I'll need time to process the news. In a way it is not such a big surprise, it had to happen sooner or later, but it is a shock. Bombcast and Beastcast was a routine, a constant. What happens now? I'm not ready for this future

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Gutted.

Vinny, Brad and Alex are amazing lads and I've enjoyed listening to them for years. Giantbomb has been such a positive rock that it's hard to imagine it without these three.

I wish them all the best in the future and hope they're back on more Bombcasts down the line! <3

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Good luck and God Bless to all of them... thanks for all the memories and content and fun!

Moderator asked for no speculation or anything of that sort, so I won't.... but there's definitely a WTF moment here. I really hope they're coming out with more information soon.

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Thank you all for all the good times over the last 10+ years.

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Devastating.

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This really hurts to hear :(

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Tuned in right as they announced the news. Still processing. I knew there would always be an end or new chapter, but uffda. Much love to Brad, Vinny, and Alex. Thank you for the years of content. Cheers, crew!

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#41  Edited By msx2

Damn. I knew this day would come eventually but wasn’t ready for it.

Thank you Vinny, Brad and Alex for every second of entertainment you have created. <3

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Words fail me, thank you all 3 for all these years of entertainment O7

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A huge thank you to Brad, Vinny, and Alex, for years - literally, years - of entertainment. All my best wishes for the future, duders. Thank you so much!

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Thank you for a wonderful amazing decade of entertainment guys. I am really gonna miss you all being a fond part of my day to day life. So very sad to see this news.

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GB has been a big part of my life for 10 years. This is so hard for me to process right now. I wish I could have been there from the very beginning but I'm glad I at least got to spend all those years watching the crew. I'm heartbroken.

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Damn, this sucks, I guess we now know why there's has been so little content lately.

I hope they all land on their feet, this site really has been a big part of most of my adult life.

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All three at once!

It's really hard to take it all in at this moment but I wish them best.

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Wow, this is a bummer. Best of luck to them in their future endeavors.

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I'll admit I got bummed for a minute, but it also means that the guys get to move on and do bigger and better things, they've earned that for all the work they've done both here and formerly at Gamespot.

For both Vinny and Alex, watching alot of the GB East content has kept my spirits up, especially during the darker moments in my life. Mass Alex, We Be Trucking, Vinnyvania, all of that are the tops of this website. Brad also has been a great guy to listen every week on the podcasts especially when he gets down into the deets on technical shit. Loved watching him break on Breaking Brad and the Astroneer stuff between him and Vinny were just a delight.

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#50  Edited By GongZero

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