|OT| Anyone else watching that fine Giant Bomb™ content?

BlueOdin

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Been procrastinating this for months now. Anyway, I like Giant Bomb. Especially in the last year they've been helping me getting through everything. But even before that I enjoyed the content of Giant Bomb dot Com. Be that one of the various podcast or video series. Even if their tastes don't always align with mine and I am often of a different opinion on a game than they I still enjoy the personalities and chemistry.

So who else here watches Giant Bomb videos, Breaking Brad: Demon's Souls for the nth time or listens to the Giant Bomb- or Beastcast on the regularly?

My recent favorite video has been Jan and Vinny playing Kingdom Hearts which is behind Premium. If you have it and haven't watched it yet I'd recommend doing so. Vinny and Jan is a good combi and them playing Kingdom Hearts brought me joy.
 

EdwardTivrusky

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I've been on Premium for years now and watched as a freebie user for ages before that. Love Giant Bomb even if i do drift away from their content for a while i always return and catch-up. I've been watching other things during lockdown and haven't seen as much of their content as i'd like or that i thought i would but the site is one of my homepages so i have a poke about on there daily.

My eternal favourites have to be their Persona & Deadly Premonition Endurance Runs.

I look forward to their post-covid opening up when they can properly scout for new team members, meet them in person and see how they gel with the existing team.
 
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I've been on Premium for years now and watched as a freebie user for ages before that. Love Giant Bomb even if i do drift away from their content for a while i always return and catch-up. I've been watching other things during lockdown and haven't seen as much of their content as i'd like or that i thought i would but the site is one of my homepages so i have a poke about on there daily.

My eternal favourites have to be their Persona & Deadly Premonition Endurance Runs.

I look forward to their post-covid opening up when they can properly scout for new team members, meet them in person and see how they gel with the existing team.
There is also the matter of them having new studios since the Red Venture takeover of CBSi. Kinda excited to see that and if they use the desk. People hate it but liked it even though some stuff could've been handled better
 
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I've been a premium for a long time now.
I rarely rewatch content, though I did think about watching Vinny & Jeff Deadly Premonition run again not too long ago.

I'm like 3 months behind on the podcasts. :surrenderblob:
 

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I've been a premium for a long time now.
I rarely rewatch content, though I did think about watching Vinny & Jeff Deadly Premonition run again not too long ago.

I'm like 3 months behind on the podcasts. :surrenderblob:
Same for me. I always tell myself I'll go listen to the ones I missed but I almost never do.
 

EdwardTivrusky

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I've been all about their video content for years. I stopped listening to the Bombcast ages ago for some reason probably negativity and talking about kids too much i think and i just haven't gone back to them. Just fell out of the habit i suppose. I will watch the video podcasts they do if i catch them but the podcast is the last thing i remember to listen to these days.

Endurance Run is a great series, Abby's Nancy Drew stuff is good background too. I should really have a poke about this weekend and remind myself of the stuff they do that i liked and catch some of their newer series from this year.
 
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I mostly just watch the Bombcast once timestamps appear in the comments. It can be entertaining but I normally skip the EGS/Steam stuff where they show their lack of knowledge such as the latest one where user reviews are not considered important.

Other than that, the podcasts can still be fun.
 
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BlueOdin

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Still waiting on the Shenmue 2 Endurance Run. Will happen any day now
 

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Writing was on the wall really.

Lost a bunch of young talent last year.
Lost their 2 studios to make the content along with all the tools/resources.
CBS sold them off during the pandemic to red ventures

Its unfortunate. I loved beastcast and listened to them all the time.
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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This sucks massively. i've been lurking the site since it started and subbed for a long while when i felt i'd free-loaded off them for long enough, lol.
Giant Bomb have been with me for a long time and it'll be strange to see Brad, Vinnie, Alex and ( maybe Rorie ) go but i'm interested to see what Jeff has in store for the future.

Looks like i'll have to grab a big, new HDD and piss off my ISP by downloading the heck out of their youtube archives and Premium Shows.

Also...

 
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Losing Vinny, Alex and Brad is tough, I'm really curious to see what Giant bomb will become, I'm glad we will still have Jeff's E3 coverage, Jason, Rori and Jan, hoping for more Danny too.
 
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PossiblyPudding

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The announcement from Alex, Brad and Vinny hit me really hard today. I've been following GB since the beginning but even prior to that I had a connection to the site due to Jeff.

Years and years ago when I was still a teenager I sent an email to Gamespot asking for advice how to break into game journalism. The person that responded to that email was none other than Jeff Gerstmann himself. It didn't hit me at the time exactly who that was but once I realized I was floored. It was an incredible moment and you could tell he put a lot of thought and care into the email. Sadly I don't think I have it anymore. I'm pretty sure that's lost to time when my old Yahoo account was shut down.

I never got into journalism but that advice and kindness he showed to some random teenager from the Midwest always stuck with me.

Then the timing with the start of GB was almost too perfect. It came not too long after I had lost my dad. There were a few things in 2008 that I threw myself into to help escape some days, to laugh again or simply smile. GB was a huge part of that. In a weird way they've kind of helped shape me into the goofy guy I am today and I cannot thank them enough for it.

I plan to remain a premium subscriber until the very end which hopefully won't be for several more years.
 

EdwardTivrusky

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I think i'm subbed until this time next year due to buying a year or two at a time when they have discount sales, so yeah, i'll be sticking around for a while too. I probably would anyway as i want to see what Jeff has planned for the next evolution of Giant Bomb or whatever, even if he doesn't really have any solid plans i want to see where this crazy train goes. I've been along so far, why stop now?
 
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My sub was going to be up on the 14th of this month, but now it's 13th of next since they added a month to everyone.
No idea if I keep it after that though, month to think about and a month for Jeff and the remaining crew to reveal what's going to come.
 
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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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EdwardTivrusky

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I've just read that Rorie is staying! I sometimes get wound-up by him but more often than not lately i think Rorie's great and has really helped pull the community together with events in the forum and streams so i'm glad he's staying. Also, the one time i had an issue with GB, Rorie was fantastic despite being swamped so i have a lot of time for the bloke now.

So it's Jeff, Jason, Jan and Rorie staying.
 
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BlueOdin

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Rorie has been way too powerful on Twitter the last couple of weeks

 

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I see they got everyone back on the final beastcast, neat.

I continue to be 3 months behind on my podcasts so I'll get there eventually.

Looking at the silver lining, maybe I'll finally catch up. :surrenderblob:
 

EdwardTivrusky

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I watched it live last night for the first time in months and it was a good stream. Good to see them together again for sure.
 
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BlueOdin

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Was a nice sendoff to the people leaving. Wanted to hug Jason in the end. He looked so sad.

Also seems like we will see more Danny O'Dwyer in the future. Changed his bio to being a contractor for Giant Bomb. So I guess he will stay on the Bombcast and maybe do a video or so a week. There is apparently a Patreon video in which he talks about it.