Ben_H

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  • Ben_H posted a message in the forum topic Twitter Alternatives for Staff. on the General Discussion board

    About a week ago everyone was talking about Hive as the Twitter replacement but I am increasingly skeptical of that. I've been using it for a week or so and it needs a lot of work. Hive is not ready f...

  • Ben_H posted a message in the forum topic Sad state of GB in 2022. on the General Discussion board

    Yeah the GOTY debate was fine when it was 4 people and those 4 people largely played the same games. When the number of staff taking part in discussions doubled and many of them played different game...

  • Ben_H posted a message on the post Sonic Frontiers.

    @csl316 said:@janhepcat: What's the alternative? GB's a business. Are they supposed to make money purely off subs? It's part of a corporate entity, it's not just the original 4 anymore, the world's m...

  • Ben_H posted a message on the post Sonic Frontiers.

    @twins said:Ars doesn't include them alongside the review. They're in deal round-ups dedicated to the practice. Maybe that would be a better fit here too.They have the whole "hey we make money off of...

  • Ben_H posted a message on the post Sonic Frontiers.

    Even super old-school tech sites with well-regarded review staff like Ars Technica have affiliate links or coupon codes in content now. It's so common now as to be the norm on almost every video game...

  • Ben_H posted a message in the forum topic The ad in Episode 751. on the Bombcast board

    What's next? They're gonna start advertising chewable dick pills?Oh wait, they did that for years. Who cares?

  • Ben_H posted a message in the forum topic Twitter Alternatives for Staff. on the General Discussion board

    @theodoricfriede said:They'll do what everyone else is doing. Complain and then either suck it up and either pay, or lose their verified status.Anyone else who is pretending something else will happe...

  • Ben_H posted a message on the post Episode 2.

    @gortonimo said:@mrplayersix: dude, Albummer is well past its 1 year anniversaryDon't forget 8-4 Play, which has been on GB for over a decade now as well. GB hosting non-GB staff content isn't exactl...

  • Ben_H posted a message on the post It Is Almost Time To Extra Life! Check Out This Schedule.

    Vinny mentioned on the last Nextlander stream that for their section of Extra Life, they will be playing FFXIV, Grounded, Jackbox, and potentially other things. I think he also mentioned there is the ...

  • Ben_H posted a message in the forum topic Jeff Gerstmann was fired from Giant Bomb !!! WTF. on the General Discussion board

    @theodoricfriede said: Every person I have ever met who has gotten super into marijuana has become absolutely insufferable about it ranging from trying to push it on everyone they know as some kind o...

  • Ben_H posted a message in the forum topic Jeff Gerstmann was fired from Giant Bomb !!! WTF. on the General Discussion board

    @splodge said:@lyndbako: how do you stand watching any content with these professional adults that you see as so pathetic and childish? it must be toughThey used to have a literal bar in their office...

  • Ben_H posted a message on the post Episode 1.

    @whitegreyblack said:I realized this is totally reminiscent of that wild stream years and years ago where the Ryan Davis "penitentiary body" clip comes from. So, I mean... sure, Friday Night Forkin m...

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    When this first came on yesterday I thought it was prerecorded. Then he started reading and responding to twitch chat and my brain melted because I realized it was live and all being controlled by on...

  • Ben_H posted a message in the forum topic Formula 1 World Champion of 2022 season is.... (Spoiler alert!). on the Off-Topic board

    @shindig said:It's been an awful season, to be honest. Verstappen's not had someone snapping at his heels and he hasn't really been fighting for his overtakes like last season. That's largely down to...

  • Ben_H posted a message in the forum topic The State of Premium. on the General Discussion board

    @sandwich_jones said:how do i connect discord if im premium? i read there are special channels.Join their Discord: http://www.discord.gg/giantbombGo to the channel called "#bot-linkdump"type in "/prem...

  • Ben_H posted a message in the forum topic Origins or Odyssey - Which Assassin's Creed is best?. on the Assassin's Creed board

    Odyssey is my favourite of the two. I liked it enough that I actually am playing it again right now on PC Game Pass while I have no desire to go back to Origins. Origins was fine too but I found the m...

  • Ben_H posted a message in the forum topic Do you still pay full price for games?. on the General Discussion board

    I only pay full price for Nintendo games. For almost everything else, I tend to wait for sales. With how the Canadian dollar is, paying full price for games gets pretty expensive quickly.

  • Ben_H posted a message in the forum topic Giant Bomb has like a million ads when you watch on YouTube. on the General Discussion board

    @finaldasa said:I wanna say some of this isn't in GB's control. Youtube slaps ads on everything and not every channel can control that. Previously this was a problem when Youtube decided every channe...

  • Ben_H posted a message on the post Horizon is Ugly and Here's Why.

    I like Horizon a lot but completely agree, especially with regards to Forbidden West. The wilder thing is one of the areas shown in the b-roll used as an example of detail getting in the way was the f...