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[Giant Bomb] was a website about video games

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »

    Context for this: literally the day before this, Patrick stated with full confidence that Microsoft would not lower the price of the Xbox One to match the PS4's nor sell it without a Kinect

    and then, after they recorded the podcast and while Vinny was editing it, Microsoft announced that they were lowering the price of the Xbox One to match the PS4's and selling it without Kinect

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    i have nothing in particular against patrick klepek but he DOES have like, consistently the most vanilla-ass opinions on damn near every subject and it's very funny to me

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  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    BALLS OUT

    ESPORTS

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    SimBen wrote: »

    Context for this: literally the day before this, Patrick stated with full confidence that Microsoft would not lower the price of the Xbox One to match the PS4's nor sell it without a Kinect

    and then, after they recorded the podcast and while Vinny was editing it, Microsoft announced that they were lowering the price of the Xbox One to match the PS4's and selling it without Kinect

    The funny thing is that people got mad at Patrick for being rude during this bit, completely oblivious to the fact that it was obviously heavily edited.

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    Controversial (?) opinion I like Patrick Klepek

    Sorry everyone

    And I thought you were cool

  • rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Cello wrote: »
    Controversial (?) opinion I like Patrick Klepek

    Sorry everyone

    He does interrupt too much but also he’s maybe the only one other than maybe Cado who I feel like I can actually agree with their game recommendations at vice.

    Oh I guess Gita too.

    Really Austin and Rob keep burnin me and I have learned to just enjoy listening to their opinions about games I won’t be able to get into.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    I suppose I appreciate the gesture but I will not be accepting any apologies for liking Patrick Klepek

    Broke as fuck in the style of the times. Gratitude is all that can return on your generosity.

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    It's going to be weird if I have to find something else to listen to about current games. I mean I used to listen to 1up's podcasts and Destructiod's podcasts and then Giantbomb and now that I look over the landscape of videogame podcasts and what's left...

    There's Vidjagame Apocalypse...in case I want to listen to a podcast that will never bring up the many many problems with Ubisoft.

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  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo Flighty Dame Registered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    Cello wrote: »
    Controversial (?) opinion I like Patrick Klepek

    Sorry everyone

    He does interrupt too much but also he’s maybe the only one other than maybe Cado who I feel like I can actually agree with their game recommendations at vice.

    Now, Cado I like

    I could listen to that fella talk about games I have zero interest in all day long. And have. BOY does he like Destiny

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Austin is on GGP, that's better than gaming

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  • el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    Welp, time to listen to the 4.5h RotS episode of A More Civilized Age to take my mind off things

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  • VeagleVeagle Registered User regular
    Well, at least I can start to catch up on my backlog of unwatched stuff now.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    I recently stopped listening the IGN Xbox podcast (I listened to it mostly due to Microsoft being in such a weird place in the industry) but between the host saying incredibly ignorant shit like "Why would Microsoft want Obsidian working on games like Grounded or Avowed when they can work on Syrim" and then they had an exclusive about Six Days in Fallujah, and I decided I really didn't need to be giving them any more of my time.

    Losing the Aftermath, the Beastcast and the Hot Spot is putting my gaming podcasting at... uh.. the Bombcast, Waypoint, and Fire Escape I guess.

    Bring back Idle Thumbs, dammit!

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Update:

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Which naturally brings us to

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mEnqwsAkmY

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Beastcast has definitely been an anchor, especially after the past year. Part of me hopes that they will get together and do an independent equivalent, but I remember Vinny's exhaustion at the fucked parts of the games industry and world events that had to be addressed on-air, so I doubt it.

  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    august
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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    there might be a non-compete exit clause in their contracts I guess, but they also must grapple with whether they still want to do video games talky show shit anymore

    The state of california does not recognize the legality of non-compete clauses

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    man, this is a lot. There were several years where I consumed everything that GiantBomb put out.

    The last year has kind of prepared me for this I guess. I fell off hard when covid started and they all went remote. Stopped watching almost all video, starting missing the occasional Beastcast, and only listened to like 25% of the Bombcasts.

    I'm going to really miss having Vinny's voice be a regular part of my week

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  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »

    That fucking perpendicular intercept is still I think the most impressively skilled failure they've ever done. Just how flawlessly they executed a plan that was doomed from the start.

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    Abby was a breath of fresh air for me and her leaving left the place kind of stale

    In retrospect I guess it was kinda like the rest of the East crew was just trying to hang on

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    We’re less than 24 hours away from someone editing together a Good Riddance video from clips dating all over those 13 years and it’s gonna destroy me

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  • agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    I think Game Bomb is bigger than Giant Bomb now.

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Jeff gave a statement to Gamespot

    https://www.gamespot.com/articles/alex-navarro-brad-shoemaker-vinny-caravella-leave-giant-bomb/1100-6491009/
    In a statement, Giant Bomb founder Gerstmann said: "I've spent a lot of the last year thinking about what's next for Giant Bomb and most of those roads lead to a full-on rethink of what it means to be a Website About Video Games in 2021. While I certainly would have loved to solve these challenges with my longtime friends and coworkers by my side, it just wasn't meant to be. I wish Vinny, Alex, and Brad the best. Meanwhile, we have a pretty exciting opportunity to broaden our horizons, rethink every facet of our operation, and get to a place where we're truly able to build that bomb all over again... or die trying."

    Speaking to the future of the site, the Giant Bomb team as a whole said: "There is a collective vision for what the future of Giant Bomb is and it involves both familiar and new faces. We're already in talks with creators so that we can begin the next chapter. We're fully aware that this marks a big change and we're using this as an opportunity to rethink what this site is. It's a chance to introduce new personalities from different backgrounds and explore categories and topics that we never have before."

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    Hire me Jeff to play 4x games all day

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Ya know, I haven't cried once through all of 2020 and so far 2021, but damn it I'm crying now.

    For a bunch of strangers on a video game website leaving to go do other stuff.

    Brains are stupid as shit.

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Yeah god I hope they hire like 6 new people fast and hit the ground running

    I don’t really know what “rethink what a website is” means besides turning it into a Youtube and Twitch channel though.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Yeah god I hope they hire like 6 new people fast and hit the ground running

    I don’t really know what “rethink what a website is” means besides turning it into a Youtube and Twitch channel though.

    Their website is still partially based around the idea of articles and reviews, which haven't been a thing in ages.

    Shame those video review discussions didn't take off, but I can see how people didn't want to sit through 90 minutes of discussion to find out what they thought. Especially when they have a podcast for that.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Yeah god I hope they hire like 6 new people fast and hit the ground running

    I don’t really know what “rethink what a website is” means besides turning it into a Youtube and Twitch channel though.

    Their website is still partially based around the idea of articles and reviews, which haven't been a thing in ages.

    Shame those video review discussions didn't take off, but I can see how people didn't want to sit through 90 minutes of discussion to find out what they thought. Especially when they have a podcast for that.

    Don't forget the games Wiki that has been Jeff's baby well before the real babies came along.

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  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    Abby was a breath of fresh air for me and her leaving left the place kind of stale

    In retrospect I guess it was kinda like the rest of the East crew was just trying to hang on

    I stand by my statement that Abby is the best thing that ever happened to Giant Bomb. And now in hindsight the point she left being the beginning of the end is interesting.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Man, I'm just thinking about all of the ripple effects this is going to have. Like, are they even going to cover E3 live this year? I was going to take time off from work specifically to watch Jeff, Vinny, Brad and Alex talk over the conferences. Now what?

    And while I wasn't planning on doing PAX this year, the GB panel is like my #1 reason for going, is that going to happen anymore?

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    They might even cancel E3 now that giant bomb won't be able to cover it.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    In the new Giant Bomb era I just want Jeff Gerstmann to cross over with all my favorite vtubers.

    https://youtu.be/DRX2j3M_rwM

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  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    Part of me is thinking they've always being good at bringing in new people, so it will, eventually, all be fine.

    Another part of me is thinking there's going to be an Arrow Pointing Down youtube channel starting in around 12-18 months or so.

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  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    august wrote: »
    In the new Giant Bomb era I just want Jeff Gerstmann to cross over with all my favorite vtubers.

    https://youtu.be/DRX2j3M_rwM

    Jeff and Calli collab.

    It needs to happen.

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