How did you first find Giant Bomb?

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Poll How did you first find Giant Bomb? (592 votes)

Word of mouth 22%
Google 6%
Youtube 4%
Other 67%

For me, it was a friend who told me about it.

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When Jeff said on his blog "hey, I'm making this website called Giant Bomb."

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I remember reading about it on Gamestop from somewhere.

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A friend told me to check out rogue warrior because "it's really cool" the quick look was the first google response and from there I watched everything

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@milkman said:

When Jeff said on his blog "hey, I'm making this website called Giant Bomb."

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#5  Edited By Subjugation

Followed the original Gamespot crew for a long time, including Jeff, and when they all started to leave following Gerstmann-gate I saw Jeff's blog linked through one of their blogs and thus found out where he had disappeared to.

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#6  Edited By toowalrus

@milkman said:

When Jeff said on his blog "hey, I'm making this website called Giant Bomb."

Jeff Gerstmann is Still Alive

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@myketuna said:

@milkman said:

When Jeff said on his blog "hey, I'm making this website called Giant Bomb."

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Dark Souls quick look

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I remember registering pretty early on but not visiting that frequently until 2010. I wish I could remember what specifically (or which Bombcast episode) convinced me this was the place to be.

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#10  Edited By Zeik

Someone mentioned the P4 Endurance Run on a forum or something, so I checked it out. For awhile that was the only reason I came to this site.

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@milkman said:

When Jeff said on his blog "hey, I'm making this website called Giant Bomb."

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Jeff leaving Gamespot and hearing about his cool new blog.

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Probably from the Bombcast. I think I heard about the Bombcast probably from some IGN podcast, or 1UP Yours back then. I don't really remember.

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#14  Edited By GnaTSoL

@myketuna said:

@milkman said:

When Jeff said on his blog "hey, I'm making this website called Giant Bomb."

Giant Bombs OGs in the house!

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Jeez what a bunch of hipsters :D

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I used to use the gametrailers forums occasionally and saw GB videos linked a few times, soon after I moved over completely.

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I started listening to the podcast about three years ago. Shortly thereafter I came to the site, and It's been love ever sense.

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Followed the crew from Gamespot.

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Jeff leaving Gamespot and hearing about his cool new blog.

Then promptly and tragically forgetting about it. Until one fateful day I was trying to find out what happened to Carrie Gouskos and found the page that her name there is linked to.

I found me the bomb.

Then, honestly, it took me a few return visits to even realize what the fuck this site was. It was pretty... different looking, back in the day.

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I saw the FEAR 3 Quick Look when I was looking around for longer gameplay videos of FEAR 3.

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I can't even remember how because I didn't read Jeff's blog but I've been here since the beginning.
Ahhh... the bug bomb...
Been reading and watching the guys (Jeff, Ryan, Brad) stuff for years previous on Gamespot though.


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Gamespot.

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how to build a bomb videos from the basement

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Some dude would make recap topics of the endurance run on the gamefaqs p4 message board. Followed the link and ended up here; never really left, either.

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I watched a lot of their video reviews during the GameSpot days, then when the shit went down, I became interested in what Jeff would do next. Turns out he helped created the website I've probably spent more time on than any other in my entire life. I've been here since the moment the site launched.

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I've asked myself this same question and I honestly can't remember. I've only been here since 2010 and gb quickly became my favorite website.

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#28  Edited By zeushbien

Yeah, had enjoyed his and the others work on gamespot for years. And naturally followed them here. That really should have been an options in the poll.

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I followed Jeff from GameSpot.

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#31  Edited By FLStyle

@milkman said:

When Jeff said on his blog "hey, I'm making this website called Giant Bomb."

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#32  Edited By Mister_V

I followed a guy on twitter who did an iRacing podcast. one day he tweeted a link to the celebrity poker quick look. the rest is history.

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I think it might have been former Giant Bomb intern Steve Ramirez, AKA Lemon, AKA Internet Steve, who told me about the site, though this would have been when it was still just a blog, long before his internship.

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Comments on Gamespot's HotSpot podcast in 2009. I only started gaming in '08, so I missed the golden era of GS.

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#36  Edited By Snail

Someone on my GameSpot friends list made a blog post about it. This was back when Giant Bomb was still basically in the form of a blog.

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I followed Jeff over from Gamespot.

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#38  Edited By winsord
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Found the site via Tested.com

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I think I heard of GiantBomb through another video game podcast. In fact if I remember right, it might have been from RebelFM. Not sure though. Either way it's now my favorite video game site. Fuck I miss Ryan now.

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#41  Edited By Willza92

I was on the Escapists forums back in '09 and someone mentioned Giant Bomb being founded by the guy from the Kane & Lynch fiasco and that the site was pretty cool.

I never looked back. Thanks Giant Bomb.

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I was a fan of these guys back in Gamespot and was aware of Gerstmanngate and what happened, but I didn't know that they made a new website until like 2010 when I heard another gaming podcast talk about them and I was like "I loved those guys and forgot what happened to them after that" and now here I am. At the time I wasn't too big into the games press, just Jeff and the gang from gamespot but didn't know what happened to them after it so I was so happy to hear they have a website again.

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#43 gamer_152  Moderator

I was part of the Gamespot fandom when Jeff got fired, and some time after that whole fiasco I saw a blogger on there link to Jeff's blog that existed pre-Giant Bomb. I signed up for the site and when it launched I just showed up on day one.

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#44  Edited By deinos

www.nuke.com ;-)

But yeah, pretty much followed gamespot before it was gamespot... loved Jeff and the guys on the Hotspot, etc... listened at work all the time... then was saddened when Gerstmann-gate went down... and gladdened when arrow pointing down happened and morphed into the giantbombcast... work was once again awesome once a week!

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When Jeff said "Hey giant bomb".

Arrow pointing down was my first exposure I guess, following on from the gamespot days.

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@milkman said:

When Jeff said on his blog "hey, I'm making this website called Giant Bomb."

Pretty much this. I followed Jeff, and Ryan too, when they left Gamespot. I didn't even know Brad and Vinny quit until they came on to the Podcast with Alex; hell, I only remember Vinny from his hosting days of The Hotspot and that one time he was on camera a few days after breaking his thumb.

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I found GB through podcast suggestions on iTunes.

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I was searching for naked cartoon pussy.

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#49 riostarwind  Moderator

Someone on gamefaqs posted a link to a GB QL and that alone sold me on this site. Wish I knew about it sooner not that it matters since I spent some time checking out pre end of 2009 content after I joined.

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I found gamespot like 4 months before Jeff and the other guys left. Really enjoyed it and when they left I just followed them to arrow pointing down and then giantbomb. But it was first when the P4 endurance run started I started religiously following the site.