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[Giant Bomb] Noooooooooooooooo! :(

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    AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Well.

    I knew it couldn't last forever, but still sucks.

    So much for my favorite website.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    So like

    I love Jeff, Jan and Jason but like, trying real hard to see value in the website?

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Have they said why? Seems weird to lose three people all at once. Vinny and Alex I could see given GBEast was already extremely shortstaffed, but Brad too?

    This is especally weird after losing Abby and Ben in rapid succession.

    Also interesting they didn't stick around till at least E3 next month.

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    So like

    I love Jeff, Jan and Jason but like, trying real hard to see value in the website?

    yeah my premium was set to renew in 2 weeks

    "Please tell us why you're leaving"

    "everyone else is, seemed like the popular new thing"

    There was a steam sig here. It's gone now.
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    ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    I’ve had premium since like, 2013?

    Probably going to be canceling that now, what a massive bummer :/

    I’m sure they’re doing what they need to do, hope they all land somewhere good.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    I'm paid up for at least two years, so that's going to be weird.

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    KreutzKreutz Blackwater Park, IARegistered User regular
    So that's almost all of the remaining founders. We already lost most of the younger talent last year. Kinda difficult to see a future for Giant Bomb after this.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Also noted in the thread on Resetera

    Jeff has a 2nd kid coming and he will want time off come september, so really GB is pretty dead.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    ronzo wrote: »
    I’ve had premium since like, 2013?

    Probably going to be canceling that now, what a massive bummer :/

    I’m sure they’re doing what they need to do, hope they all land somewhere good.

    I know Will Smith quit tested to work more full time on his projects and the Tech Pod Podcast/community that he and Brad run. I imagine there must be enough money coming in through that route that Brad has a bit of cushion to leave. Brad has certainly sounded more interested in general technology than just video games on Tech Pod. I could see him expanding his horizons. I imagine Vinny and Alex are in the same boat. Heck I could potentially see them joining up there, even as just freelancers occasionally.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Giant Bomb is literally Jeff, Jan and Jason at this point (and Rorie); that's less people than when they started the website.

    They've lost six out of 10 members in the last 18 months, including two founders. That is incredibly rough.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Giant Bomb is literally Jeff, Jan and Jason at this point (and Rorie); that's less people than when they started the website.

    They've lost six out of 10 members in the last 18 months, including two founders. That is incredibly rough.

    Rorie is leaving too

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    oh no

    they're playing Lockdown

    it hurts

    There was a steam sig here. It's gone now.
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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    I wonder if some shit was going on behind the scenes with Red Venture. I have to imagine they are involved somehow as well. I could see the guys waiting till they were vaccinated before jumping ship.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Giant Bomb is literally Jeff, Jan and Jason at this point (and Rorie); that's less people than when they started the website.

    They've lost six out of 10 members in the last 18 months, including two founders. That is incredibly rough.

    Rorie is leaving too

    Okay, that is SUPER worrying.

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    GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    I guess my doom and gloom about East not discussing post pandemic office plans was warranted :(

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    ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    Starting to wonder if Gamespot and Giantbomb are going to be merged.

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    KetBraKetBra Dressed Ridiculously Registered User regular
    Sad but not surprised. The writing has been on the wall for the most of the year, in my mind.

    Wouldn't be surprised to see Giant Bomb entirely restructured and folded into Gamespot or whatever as a brand of sorts

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular


    Wish they could of had something written before they announced this.

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    HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    Wow. Vinny, Alex, Brad, and Abby were pretty much the entirety of what I followed on Giant Bomb, with Jeff's experience and perspective just being a nice bonus. Maybe there's more devotion to Jeff than I think there is, but it's hard for me to see that much value remaining in the site going forward.

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    KetBraKetBra Dressed Ridiculously Registered User regular
    Welp I still have a year and a bit oh well

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    I wonder if the 3 left just fold into Gamespot have Jeff maybe mentor some younger folks and leaves in a year or so.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Oh heh the irony of this considering everytime a studio is bought Jeff mentions these kinds of clauses

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    FuriousJodoFuriousJodo Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    GB without Vinny kind of means a lot of my interest is gone.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    GB without Vinny kind of means a lot of my interest is gone.

    At this point I'd mostly be watching for Jeff's old man videogames takes, and I'm not sure I'm paying $35 a year for just that.

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    fRAWRstfRAWRst The Seas Call The Mad AnswerRegistered User regular
    Man

    I havent been following as much since the pandemic hit but no vinny is the end for me

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    ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    Yeah my premium was up for auto renew in a few days... guess I can turn that off.

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    ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    I wonder if we are getting a final beastcast this week.

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    Only 3 people left at the site + 1 of them going on parental leave soon = Giant Bomb is dead

    I expect they're going to announce it will be folded in to Gamespot, and I bet Jeff stays at Gamespot in some kind of senior exec role.

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    And they just stopped rotating the chair for Bakalar!

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    Genji-GlovesGenji-Gloves Registered User regular
    I’m so gutted. Lost for words.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Only 3 people left at the site + 1 of them going on parental leave soon = Giant Bomb is dead

    I expect they're going to announce it will be folded in to Gamespot, and I bet Jeff stays at Gamespot in some kind of senior exec role.

    Man, that would be the wildest way for Giantbomb to end.

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    SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    I fucking knew it and I hate it. Fuck.

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    KreutzKreutz Blackwater Park, IARegistered User regular
    Kyougu wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Only 3 people left at the site + 1 of them going on parental leave soon = Giant Bomb is dead

    I expect they're going to announce it will be folded in to Gamespot, and I bet Jeff stays at Gamespot in some kind of senior exec role.

    Man, that would be the wildest way for Giantbomb to end.

    The longest long-game.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Correction Rorie said he is staying in chat, Jason confirmed too.


    See this is where it annoys me they didnt have an actual statement ready to go out.


    You have a customer support guy, two producers and one onscreen talent. Maybe you kind of owed it to all the subscribers to let them know what they are supposed to be paying for going forward.

    EDIT: especially cause this isnt we were all let go, this is "we all quit".

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Glad to hear that Rorie is sticking around. I genuinely am not sure that website would work without Rorie working behind the scenes.

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    SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    My bet is that Red Ventures is both consolidating their games brands and wants their brand on the masthead for whatever that consolidation becomes. I agree with the above sentiment that Jeff is only there as the captain of the ship and it's a first in, last out kind of thing.
    He'll either be gone inside a year or become a director or something inside the company.

    I hate it all.

    Also my premium literally renewed yesterday.

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    CormacCormac Registered User regular
    I'm not crying. You're not crying. :(

    My sub is set to renew on the 13th and the only reason I'd keep it now is to be able to watch all of the premium content (that interests me) that I haven't gotten to yet. However, if all of that goes free in the next week or so I can safely save my money.

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    HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    what the fuck, no!

    Let me make a new thread I guess real quick as I'm sure it's gonna be active.

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    HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    Thanks for reminding me to check my premium subscription renewal date. It was supposed to renew tomorrow.

    ...I think I'll turn off that renewal for now.

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