I read Jeff, Alex and Ryan's (R.I.P.) and some other peoples reviews as a teenager on GameSpot. My family didn't have great Internet at the time so I mostly just read reviews. (Shout out to Alex's "Burning Questions"!) A year or so later my family got decent Internet speed and I started listening to The HotSpot and watching On The Spot on GameSpot and realized I enjoyed the personalities of the people I had enjoyed reading reviews and such from.
Fast forward a tad past Jeff's firing and all the departures from GameSpot staff, I was told from a friend that Ryan had a podcast Arrow Pointing Down. I started listening and it eventually turned into the Bombcast and the wordpress blog site launched under the name Giant Bomb. The series "How to build a bomb" got me hooked and haven't looked back since.
If you have time to kill I HIGHLY recommend going back and watching the "How to build a bomb" series and really any of the early videos posted on this site.