Your Giant Bomb Expansion Plan Patch Notes

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#151 Posted by moondogg (361 posts) -

Good luck V-Bomb. Hope we still get to see your big arms and sultry voice on the podcast and in videos now and then. Now we get to see the best beef though, OG Giant Bomb vs NY Giant Bomb. Ya'll thought the sciences hated each other! YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET!

In all seriousness both sad and happy to see things evolve and change. Hope the newbies fit in well, whomever they are.

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#152 Edited by Jordan_Mallory (26 posts) -
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Y'all're gonna do great, Vinny. <3

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#153 Posted by Brendan (9216 posts) -

@shakesvoltage: Oh shit, I totally forgot about Alex being able to do Quicklooks now! That's awesome!

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#154 Edited by Brake (1294 posts) -

It's one of those bittersweet things. On the one hand I'm bummed you probably won't be on the Bombcast or live shows regularly now, but on the other I'm excited for what kind of shenanigans you guys get up to on the East Coast.

Godspeed, VinDog!

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#155 Edited by csl316 (14975 posts) -

Wait, Alex will have to start wearing pants again? I can see his resentment building already.

Good luck in the east. I hope the concept art makes it into the final product.

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#156 Edited by kzeni (91 posts) -

First off, best of luck with the move & everything Vinny! Finally, a reason for me to see what this "New York" place is all about.

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#157 Edited by MeatSim (11194 posts) -

I have some serious conflicting feelings about this right now, but good for Vinny I hope it all works out for him in New York.

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#158 Posted by heavyplay (325 posts) -

Welp! There goes any lingering hope of a new V-J Endurance Run.

Good luck out there Vinny :)

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#159 Edited by somekindarobot (78 posts) -

I love everything you guys do, so keep it up. I am bummed that you wont be a part of the shenanigans I love and pay for. But, this brings fourth opportunity for a whole new type of shenanigans. . .evil shenanigans? Either way I fear change but this seems easier to get behind because I trust you guys to continue to do your thang. In closing V-BOMB HAVE SAFE TRIP

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#160 Posted by mrfluke (6101 posts) -

Whoa, kind of legitimately in shock at this news, but im with you homies all the way till the end of the road. my subscription is backed all the way to 2016.

so do what you folks feel is best. cant deny though, the new people are really going to have to bring their A game especially since its motherfucking vinny moving,

but i also think a Vinny/Alex duo would be interesting. and im interested in seeing what new ideas come out of having more staff members on hand, could very well have another lightning in a bottle scenario and get something as fantastic as the persona 4 endurance run out of this.

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#161 Edited by SgtSphynx (2619 posts) -

Oh God, it just occurred to me that this means that Pathfinder is almost definitely not coming back.

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#162 Edited by Chrystolis (118 posts) -

While I'll miss the current dynamic in the San Francisco office, it'll be very interesting to see where you guys take this.

Best of luck with the move and the start of a new project!

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#163 Edited by TheSouthernDandy (4140 posts) -


I'm scared of change :(

No but this is rad, I hope for nothing but the best for all you cats. Also the idea of Vinny with even less supervision is kinda awesome.

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#164 Posted by deactivated-5914f5c50a1c5 (277 posts) -

The reason why I started coming to the site and continued to visit it was because of the interactions and chemistry between Jeff and Vinny. The Persona 4 ER is still the apex of the content of the site to me. To be honest, I don't like this at all, although I totally understand it and sympathize. Only time will tell if this is a good thing - at least for me, I guess.

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#165 Edited by EnchantedEcho (808 posts) -

Good lucky Vinny, I'm really going to miss your voice with Jeff, Brad and Drew. I hope you can get something awesome going over east!

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#166 Edited by unequivocable (243 posts) -

If this had happened before Patrick's move I would have been more terrified--but looking at what's happened since his move: Scoops and the Wolf, Spelunkycast, GB Chicago--it really has increased the content in super positive and new ways. I'm excited for what this will bring -- best of luck!!

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#168 Edited by Nigthguy (162 posts) -

I went from confused to sad, excited , scared and finally confused again. I'm not sure what to feel guys :(

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#169 Edited by Elwoodan (1064 posts) -

Really excited to see what kinda crazy stuff they do setting up, (I'm assuming GBNY is getting an office, and not just gonna be Alex's house?) this'll be great!

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#170 Edited by Nomin (1004 posts) -

Now I know where all this will lead to:

Giantbomb North (Chicago): Patrick

Giantbomb South: Rorie and Shoemaker

Giantbomb East (New York): Vinny, Alex

Giantbomb West (SF): Jeff, Drew, Danny

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#171 Edited by mahalaho (2 posts) -

NOOOOOOOOOO! You're breaking off from the rest of the A team! I'll get over it as long as I get a lot of Vinny content. :(

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#172 Edited by PlasmaMachine (260 posts) -

Bombin' in the A.M. has a new Challenger!

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#173 Posted by Kingpk (1434 posts) -

How fucking expensive must SF be if New York is a cheaper alternative to live?

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#174 Edited by kittykatman1 (24 posts) -

Really excited to see what becomes of this and where you guys take it. It's gonna suck if Vinny can't to the bombcast anymore but it will be super awesome to see what he and Alex end up doing together. Good luck duders!

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#175 Posted by Hadoken (95 posts) -

Makes sense, it's all good. Though the Vinny/Jeff and Vinny/Brad dynamics will be hugely missed.

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#176 Edited by ShadyPingu (1813 posts) -

Safe journey, V-bomb. You and Alex are going to kill it out there in NY, not like that den of filth and iniquity that is GB Chicago.

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#177 Edited by conmulligan (1929 posts) -

Exciting times!

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#178 Edited by Skanes (127 posts) -

Danny confirmed for GB staff you heard it here first

Edit: Best of luck to you and your family, Vinny.

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#179 Posted by ocelotfox (101 posts) -

Congrats Vinny, hope the move and everything goes as smoothly as possible!

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#180 Edited by FiendishDude (16 posts) -

This is making me sad and nostalgic, but it's good news for Vinny and the site as a whole, right? Best of luck to you, Vinny. This new future is exciting and terrifying, but we'll all adjust. I'm thinking the Bombcasts are gonna have to start implementing a Skype/Google Hangouts solution though. It's not as good as having everyone together in a room, but we all need to continue getting updates on Small Business Man. And getting Patrick and Alex on more often would be most welcome. Wishful thinking? :/ I hope not.

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#181 Edited by HeyGuys (566 posts) -

I wish you all the best as well as all the other members of Giant Bomb and the organization as a whole. Making this work is without a doubt going to be an incredible challenge, one that might require a larger expansion of staff than the budget of Giant Bomb can handle. Making the best choices for you and your family is more important than any website, no matter what happens I don't think any of us could be more happy for you.

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#182 Posted by Existence (156 posts) -

I'm happy for Vinny, but..

No more Jeff/Vinny content? No more Brad/Vinny content? No more Vinny in bombcasts/UPF?

Damn, man. :(

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#183 Edited by graf1k (633 posts) -

I do not envy whoever is going to be the new on air talent. Filling Vinny's shoes is like trying to fill the shoes of someone with really really big feet. Like freakishly big.

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#184 Edited by JauntyHat (378 posts) -

I'm scared! Someone hold me! I don't like change and yet this sounds necessary... Good luck to everyone involved!

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#185 Edited by defe (327 posts) -

Change terrifies me. But you guys never let me down, and I wish you the absolute best in your move, Vinny. I know you'll make great content like you always have. More importantly, if this is what is best for you and the family, then it's a good thing!

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#186 Posted by DallyDoll (235 posts) -

This is bittersweet, but exciting! Congratulations, Vinny!

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#187 Edited by CornBREDX (7369 posts) -

Wow. This isn't a turn I expected, but I'm on board. Let's see where this train leads.

Life is full of surprises, and this is certainly one of them.

I suspect quick looks are going to become legitimately strange with no Vinny around, though. And I will miss him on the live streams. Still, this is what you need and that makes it for the best.

Let's get this crazy train started!

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#188 Edited by bloodsoul5 (212 posts) -

I understand all the reasons for this happening and realize that they are all wayy more fucking important then any complaints I or anyone will have. But with that said, Jeff and vinny quick looks were the only tolerable ones left after ryan passed away.. and now that vinny is moving to new york... I guess I don't even care about anything giant bomb SF does? UPF without vinny is shit. All the premium content without vinny is shit. You might as well close down giant bomb SF after this... god damnit. Vinny made this website still work when patrick and ryan weren't there. Now what happens?

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#189 Posted by shatteringlast (454 posts) -

Vinny is comin' home! Hopefully this means that I'll be able to get a job at GBNY doing stuff! Or just that I'll be able to hang out with the duders from time to time.

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#190 Edited by ripelivejam (13203 posts) -

@nomin said:

Now I know where all this will lead to:

Giantbomb North (Chicago): Patrick

Giantbomb South: Rorie and Shoemaker

Giantbomb East (New York): Vinny, Alex

Giantbomb West (SF): Jeff, Drew, Danny

if everyone's getting split up this is what we need

can we just give in and do a shitload of Skypecasts too please?

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#191 Edited by ShaggE (9279 posts) -

Holy shit. You just dropped a small business bomb right hyurr. On one hand, some features will suffer. But on the other, you'll be helping form Giant Bomb NY, which is fucking awesome. (also, you'll be in the state above my state! Vinny proximity, bitches!)

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#192 Posted by godlrod2 (12 posts) -

Congrats Vinny, best of luck to all you guys with this change!

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#193 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10824 posts) -

Wait so who's going to start Giant Bomb Italy?

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#194 Posted by smitty86 (708 posts) -

This shit is madness i tell you!!! Maaaaaaadneeeeesssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#195 Edited by daggon55 (125 posts) -

Not sure what to make of this (other than it sounds like trying to raise a family in SF is difficult), but hey I've been watching since the Arrow Pointing Down days. Lets see where the ride takes us.

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#196 Posted by RonGalaxy (4936 posts) -

Soo.... what happens with the bombcast then? Vinny is like the lifesblood of that feature.

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#197 Edited by nights (676 posts) -

Man, this could go a lot of different ways. Vinny was the only person left that brought any energy/enthusiasm to the site since Ryan's passing and now that he's gone, I don't know what to expect anymore. And Alex? Not the biggest fan to be honest, never have been. Vinny plays off everyone so well this is going to be a huge loss because regardless of him still working for the site, he's not physically with the crew. Not only is Ryan gone, but so is Vinny. The foundation is slowly crumbling.

I hope to fuck that the new employees are amazing because that's the only way I see this being a positive move (from a selfish, personal standpoint). This sounds like a fantastic opportunity for Vinny and something that's been on the cards for awhile, so for that I'm happy. Good luck!

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#198 Posted by dr_monocle (391 posts) -

Happy trails, Vinny! I'm pretty excited at the prospect of a Giant Bomb East happening in my neck of the woods. And the pizza, fellas. The pizza!

Actually I could go for a slice right about now...

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#199 Edited by chilibean_3 (2374 posts) -


Well, I'm not about to back out on you guys yet. I'm trusting you not to mess this up, Giant Bomb!

So when are you guys going to officially bring in Zo...I mean...whoever the new person is?

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#200 Posted by joshua1prince19212 (63 posts) -

I'm gonna hate this at first but I'm sure I'll get used to it. Crying real hard right now though, gotta say...