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[Giant Bomb] was a website about video games

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    I wonder if Jeff becomes Dan's streamer nemesis.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    Diarmuid wrote: »
    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.

    That’s kind of the thing, right? Giant Bomb seemed to be founded on loyalty to people and not institutions, so this all feels kind of weird.

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  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Reading what Jeff has said so far about the future I am interested in seeing what he sets up next. I hope it's good, and that I enjoy it.

    But it won't really be Giant Bomb anymore. At least, not for a long while.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    august wrote: »
    Diarmuid wrote: »
    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.

    That’s kind of the thing, right? Giant Bomb seemed to be founded on loyalty to people and not institutions, so this all feels kind of weird.

    def agree, the upside and downside of personality driven content is that the loyalty is high when the people are there, but zero once they're gone.

    giant bomb as a concept itself basically means nothing to me. giant bomb is the people in front of cameras and on microphones. and jeff is perhaps enough lineage to keep that going if he's actually going to get support from red ventures, but that remains to be seen, and lets say 3 of the 6 total employees quitting on the same day doesn't inspire confidence, no matter what jeff says.

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  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    And whatever they do, in four months it's Jeff baby time and he's out on leave. So... it'll be interesting to see what happens then.

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    I think the hardest I have ever laughed at any GB content was Dan Rykert not knowing what pirates did. It was the slow realization of everyone there of what Dan was asking that got me, because I was able to go along on the ride with them.

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

    really regret not sending an email into the bombcast asking what their vtuber avatars would be, since that's obviously where everything is going

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    I think the hardest I have ever laughed at any GB content was Dan Rykert not knowing what pirates did. It was the slow realization of everyone there of what Dan was asking that got me, because I was able to go along on the ride with them.

    That and Phoenix Down.

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    the two funniest things giant bomb things I have seen are the motorbike quick look, and when they got the car stuck under their truck in euro truck driver

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    The funniest thing they've ever done is the number guessing game

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    God

    I hope they get Dan, Austin and Abby back for the final Beastcast on Friday

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    yeah the multiplayer section of motorbike is still magical

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  • SproutSprout Registered User regular
    I’ve got one important question in all of this: did Vinny start Dishonored 2 yet?

  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    Sprout wrote: »
    I’ve got one important question in all of this: did Vinny start Dishonored 2 yet?

    No but he started some other stuff

    https://youtu.be/fEn60keGiMQ

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Red Ventures isn't a name that inspires a lot of confidence.

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  • ZayZay yes i am zay Registered User regular
    my funniest moment is the arma 3 quick look when vinny runs up to a civilian laying on the ground and puts his gun directly onto his head pauses and pulls the trigger

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Zay wrote: »
    my funniest moment is the arma 3 quick look when vinny runs up to a civilian laying on the ground and puts his gun directly onto his head pauses and pulls the trigger

    watch out I think there are bad guys around

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    There's a scenario where Jeff builds something interesting out of this, but I have to imagine it's down to how much room their new parent company gives them to operate.

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    There's a scenario where Jeff builds something interesting out of this, but I have to imagine it's down to how much room their new parent company gives them to operate.

    It did feel like they were spinning their wheels for a minute, and maybe a new team can bring some of the energy back they'd been missing for a while

    It'd be nice if he could correct GB's greatest issue of being nearly entirely older (straight?) white guys by hiring a much more diverse team

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    The Beastcast made it nearly six years. That ain't bad in the long run. They're even going to end on the coveted episode 311!

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Hey does anyone know what "<>" means in this context? I see it a lot in the comments.

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Hey does anyone know what "<>" means in this context? I see it a lot in the comments.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cogBqfKUyqw

    I forget the full context of the video, something to do with The Sims diamond, but that closed out that E3 After Show talk

    It became chat tradition to type <> at the end of streams

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    I hope we get a phoenix from the ashes scenario, and I hate internet detective speculation on these kind of things, but the lack of new hires gave me the impression of upper management being all "Oh, someone left? Are you still operating? Then you don't need someone new." That plus Vinny alluding to RV shutting down the idea of a new East studio post pandemic.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Cello wrote: »
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    There's a scenario where Jeff builds something interesting out of this, but I have to imagine it's down to how much room their new parent company gives them to operate.

    It did feel like they were spinning their wheels for a minute, and maybe a new team can bring some of the energy back they'd been missing for a while

    It'd be nice if he could correct GB's greatest issue of being nearly entirely older (straight?) white guys by hiring a much more diverse team

    It'd be a pretty big missed opportunity if they don't, yeah. Here's hoping! I feel like Jeff's one of the few people I'd trust to pull something interesting and worthwhile out of a situation like this.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    I've always been a podcast only person, but I will never stop loving

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Jragghen wrote: »
    I've always been a podcast only person, but I will never stop loving

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    Maybe?

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Zay wrote: »
    my funniest moment is the arma 3 quick look when vinny runs up to a civilian laying on the ground and puts his gun directly onto his head pauses and pulls the trigger

    The funniest thing to me was how mad everyone was about brad and dota

    Oh my god it was hilarious

    That and kerbal, kerbal was gold

    Hope vinny gets a solid production job or w/e he wants in a field he enjoys and hope Alex just keeps existing cause Alex is cool

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Jragghen wrote: »
    I've always been a podcast only person, but I will never stop loving

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    Maybe?

    Never.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Jragghen wrote: »
    I've always been a podcast only person, but I will never stop loving

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    Maybe?

    Never.

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  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    I feel like I was really lucky. At a time in my life where I felt lost, dealing with difficult situations, and losing touch with most of my friends I found Giant Bomb. It was really the first internet thing beyond Penny-Arcade that I got really into. I triggered that "being social" target in my head at a time when beyond my family I felt really alone.

    And along with that came the old Giant Bomb threads. There were points when things were rough where a good deal of regulars of the old threads really took my mind off of things.

    And now, for the most part, my life is a good deal more stable. And I'm not really at that place where I feel lonely and needed a positive but yet honest group of immature assholes to play games and talk about them seriously and not seriously. Well, I still enjoy that, but I don't need it like I did before.

    So I was lucky that Giant Bomb was around as it was when I needed it. Before stumbling across one of their videos and having something to just binge and cheer me up and have people remind me of how I like to be when around others I was very lost.

    Not hearing from Alex and Vinny potentially ever again once they leave the site is, and I know this is completely unhealthy, feels like a friend moving away and then never finding out how they ended up. There have been points where the outside of work and mental health issues they've talked about have really been things I've felt.

    It feels silly to be sad about something like this, I doubt any of them are going to have issues keeping things together while they find other work. Or finding other work. But it really is the end of an era I think. An end to a website that over the course of its run was leading the way as far as what games coverage would look like.

    I don't know, this sucks, I'm going to miss it, and it'll take me a while to find anything that's been as special to me as that website.

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  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    Also, just thinking about all the times, even in the past few months, where Vinny or Jeff or Brad or Alex would talk about future stuff, like being 4k ready, or the idea of getting all new equipment when setting up a new studio, or what ever else; It really feels like this was decided in the last month. It doesn't sound like this was something that was planned, but something that was forced one way or another. And that's just sad. Either they're being forced out or something that happened behind the scenes is making it so they don't want to stay. And to whatever caused this, it can get fucked.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    One of the most important questions to be asked on a podcast

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Removed, nothing worth arguing about.

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  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    ok, I said "just thinking" "it really feels" "it doesn't sound". This is just my reaction to this situation. I'm well aware that most people don't advertise they're thinking about leaving their job before they pull the plug. Most people don't decide to leave all at the same time and then announce their leaving on a weekly podcast. This situation is not a normal one.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Removed

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  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    Eh, just not too thrilled with spending time writing up a heartfelt post, then adding onto it in a second, and then having the only response be a reasonable but unexpected "nah you're wrong" rebuttle. Seriously didn't expect that when I'm still sitting here teary eyed. I seriously don't want to argue with anyone about something that to me feels like a friend telling me they're moving away and I'll never hear from them again. And while I understand that's maybe not a healthy way to feel, healthcare isn't free and whatever. Feel however you want, that's cool. I'm just sad. And that's cool too. I doubt anyone is ruined by this, so overall it's not the worst situation. But it sure does feel bad. I guess that's how you know you're not satisfied at least.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Eh, just not too thrilled with spending time writing up a heartfelt post, then adding onto it in a second, and then having the only response be a reasonable but unexpected "nah you're wrong" rebuttle. Seriously didn't expect that when I'm still sitting here teary eyed. I seriously don't want to argue with anyone about something that to me feels like a friend telling me they're moving away and I'll never hear from them again. And while I understand that's maybe not a healthy way to feel, healthcare isn't free and whatever. Feel however you want, that's cool. I'm just sad. And that's cool too. I doubt anyone is ruined by this, so overall it's not the worst situation. But it sure does feel bad. I guess that's how you know you're not satisfied at least.

    Sorry Man, I've changed jobs a fair bit in my life, so I guess I'm coming at this from a very different point of view. I didn't mean to be shitty. I'll remove my post, it was unnecessary.

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