The GiantBomb is about to blow!!

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#1 GenTom
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This isn't a post to advertise the site but i just went on their website this morning and it's completely different! Has a wood background with a picture of the bomb being ridden from that movie.. i forget what it's called, and says giantbomb will be landing soon!

(note i haven't given the website URL or 'bigged-it-up' at all, therefore.. not advertising. Just pointing out things have changed!

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#2 bobstos
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...what?
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time to get a kick ass user name! DUDE IM STAYING UP ALL MORNING, NO SLEEP FOR THIS!
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#4 marterikster
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Dude!I was just about to make a thread about this!:(

Anyways *Starts packing bags*

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#5 elektrixxx
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Here's a sig for you:
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#6 aaronmullan
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*Gathers Gamespot things* See ya around peeps!
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#7 mattyftm
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Can't wait.
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#9 Artekus
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*packs things* See ya! *rides away towards the sunset*
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#10 Samwel_X
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Are people actually leaving the gamespot forums for this new website?
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#11 xSIZEMATTER
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*packs things* See ya! *rides away towards the sunset*Lairdo91

*Breaks into your car and hides in the back* :P

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#12 LJS9502_basic  Online
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Big deal. A site from someone I didn't care about when they were here. Anyway this seems more blog worthy as there isn't much to discuss about the someday launch of a website. Meh...
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#13 mattyftm
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Are people actually leaving the gamespot forums for this new website?Samwel_X

I'm not leaving, but if giant bomb lives up to expectations (which I think it will) it will become my main games website. I'll still come here, but alot less.

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#14 Artekus
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[QUOTE="Samwel_X"]Are people actually leaving the gamespot forums for this new website?mattyftm

I'm not leaving, but if giant bomb lives up to expectations (which I think it will) it will become my main games website. I'll still come here, but alot less.

Same for me pretty much.

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#15 Samwel_X
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I'm not leaving, but if giant bomb lives up to expectations (which I think it will) it will become my main games website. I'll still come here, but alot less.

mattyftm

See, I am a forum user only... so I have no need for the new site... I'd just rather the activity here didn't slow down to a snails pace. Although maybe OT could do with an overhaul.

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#16 LJS9502_basic  Online
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See, I am a forum user only... so I have no need for the new site... I'd just rather the activity here didn't slow down to a snails pace. Although maybe OT could do with an overhaul.

Samwel_X
I think it will help to have some users switch sites...
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#17 Samwel_X
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I think it will help to have some users switch sites...LJS9502_basic

Indeed. Maybe OT can pull itself back up with as a result of the launch of this new site...

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#18 xSIZEMATTER
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I'm just going to give it a try. It can't be any worse than gamespot.

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#19 mattyftm
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[QUOTE="mattyftm"]

I'm not leaving, but if giant bomb lives up to expectations (which I think it will) it will become my main games website. I'll still come here, but alot less.

Samwel_X

See, I am a forum user only... so I have no need for the new site... I'd just rather the activity here didn't slow down to a snails pace. Although maybe OT could do with an overhaul.

Well I'm mainly just a forum user, and giant bomb will have forums and judging by the amount of people going there from gamespot they should be pretty popular.

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#20 Phenom316
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I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was fun talkin to ya'll while it lasted

Goodbye :P

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#21 LJS9502_basic  Online
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[QUOTE="Samwel_X"][QUOTE="mattyftm"]

I'm not leaving, but if giant bomb lives up to expectations (which I think it will) it will become my main games website. I'll still come here, but alot less.

mattyftm

See, I am a forum user only... so I have no need for the new site... I'd just rather the activity here didn't slow down to a snails pace. Although maybe OT could do with an overhaul.

Well I'm mainly just a forum user, and giant bomb will have forums and judging by the amount of people going there from gamespot they should be pretty popular.

Hype doesn't always mean there's follow through...;)

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#22 Funky_Llama
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[QUOTE="mattyftm"][QUOTE="Samwel_X"][QUOTE="mattyftm"]

I'm not leaving, but if giant bomb lives up to expectations (which I think it will) it will become my main games website. I'll still come here, but alot less.

LJS9502_basic

See, I am a forum user only... so I have no need for the new site... I'd just rather the activity here didn't slow down to a snails pace. Although maybe OT could do with an overhaul.

Well I'm mainly just a forum user, and giant bomb will have forums and judging by the amount of people going there from gamespot they should be pretty popular.

Hype doesn't always mean there's follow through...;)

I agree. Were it not for Gerstmann-gate, no one would care about Giant Bomb.

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#23 Samwel_X
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I agree. Were it not for Gerstmann-gate, no one would care about Giant Bomb.

Funky_Llama

And a bunch of the users who I've seen saying they are leaving are like level 10... surely they weren't even around for that...

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#24 Helbrec
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LOL. gamespot has f'ed me around too much.
I hope this site is good. :D

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#25 aaronmullan
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Are people actually leaving the gamespot forums for this new website?Samwel_X

Nah I'm not really :D

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#26 SpidersRMe
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Am I the only person who doesn't know what Giant Bomb is?

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#27 aaronmullan
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[QUOTE="Funky_Llama"]

I agree. Were it not for Gerstmann-gate, no one would care about Giant Bomb.

Samwel_X

And a bunch of the users who I've seen saying they are leaving are like level 10... surely they weren't even around for that...

If it not for Gerstmann-gate then Giant Bomb wouldn't exist.. He would still be here among alot of the amazing other ex-staff of GS.

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#28 Funky_Llama
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[QUOTE="Samwel_X"][QUOTE="Funky_Llama"]

I agree. Were it not for Gerstmann-gate, no one would care about Giant Bomb.

aaronmullan

And a bunch of the users who I've seen saying they are leaving are like level 10... surely they weren't even around for that...

If it not for Gerstmann-gate then Giant Bomb wouldn't exist.. He would still be here among alot of the amazing other ex-staff of GS.

Well, OK, I mean, if he'd left willingly and set it up.

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#29 LeePearce
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Am I the only person who doesn't know what Giant Bomb is?

SpidersRMe

I'm just as clueless as you.

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#30 GenTom
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[QUOTE="SpidersRMe"]

Am I the only person who doesn't know what Giant Bomb is?

LeePearce

I'm just as clueless as you.

GiantBomb is a website launched by former gamespot employee's, Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis. Since then they've hired Brad Shoemaker and Vince somthing.. can't remember his name. Anyway, it's a 4 man team living in San Franciso who since early this year have been designing a website, giantbomb, and in the meantime have given us bits of reviews, movies, and game coverage and hilarious podcasts. Really great guys who make gaming websites more personal!!

Anyway, as it's Sunday. One would assume they won't launch until tomorrow (Monday, start of the week) as they'll want to hype it up over today at least! So i wouldn't stay home for usernames today!

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#31 Termite551
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I come to gamespot to read the forums, and for the podcast. But since I hate Thor's guts ( And I'm 30% Norwegian too, who'd a thunk it ) and the giant bombcast is pretty damn funny PLUS the whole encyclopedia of game stuff on Giant Bomb really turns me on.

So long GS, although I still will come here for news possibly

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[QUOTE="aaronmullan"][QUOTE="Samwel_X"][QUOTE="Funky_Llama"]

I agree. Were it not for Gerstmann-gate, no one would care about Giant Bomb.

Funky_Llama

And a bunch of the users who I've seen saying they are leaving are like level 10... surely they weren't even around for that...

If it not for Gerstmann-gate then Giant Bomb wouldn't exist.. He would still be here among alot of the amazing other ex-staff of GS.

Well, OK, I mean, if he'd left willingly and set it up.

He obviously wouldn't he didn't have a reason to leave.

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#33 NSR34GTR
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ill only go there for the site bot the forums though
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#34 Artekus
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[QUOTE="Funky_Llama"]

I agree. Were it not for Gerstmann-gate, no one would care about Giant Bomb.

Samwel_X

And a bunch of the users who I've seen saying they are leaving are like level 10... surely they weren't even around for that...

I was, before this I had an account for around a year and a half.

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[QUOTE="Funky_Llama"][QUOTE="aaronmullan"][QUOTE="Samwel_X"][QUOTE="Funky_Llama"]

I agree. Were it not for Gerstmann-gate, no one would care about Giant Bomb.

aaronmullan

And a bunch of the users who I've seen saying they are leaving are like level 10... surely they weren't even around for that...

If it not for Gerstmann-gate then Giant Bomb wouldn't exist.. He would still be here among alot of the amazing other ex-staff of GS.

Well, OK, I mean, if he'd left willingly and set it up.

He obviously wouldn't he didn't have a reason to leave.

Sssh!

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#36 SpidersRMe
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[QUOTE="LeePearce"][QUOTE="SpidersRMe"]

Am I the only person who doesn't know what Giant Bomb is?

GenTom

I'm just as clueless as you.

GiantBomb is a website launched by former gamespot employee's, Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis. Since then they've hired Brad Shoemaker and Vince somthing.. can't remember his name. Anyway, it's a 4 man team living in San Franciso who since early this year have been designing a website, giantbomb, and in the meantime have given us bits of reviews, movies, and game coverage and hilarious podcasts. Really great guys who make gaming websites more personal!!

Anyway, as it's Sunday. One would assume they won't launch until tomorrow (Monday, start of the week) as they'll want to hype it up over today at least! So i wouldn't stay home for usernames today!

Unless if there's a mass exodus and ice cream, I'm staying here.

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#37 markop2003
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Are people actually leaving the gamespot forums for this new website?Samwel_X

i think alot will use both for a while and see how things turn out but if all the good users are going i'm leaving too, it should have less religon threads and if the main OTers leave this site weill die for me

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[QUOTE="aaronmullan"][QUOTE="Funky_Llama"][QUOTE="aaronmullan"][QUOTE="Samwel_X"][QUOTE="Funky_Llama"]

I agree. Were it not for Gerstmann-gate, no one would care about Giant Bomb.

Funky_Llama

And a bunch of the users who I've seen saying they are leaving are like level 10... surely they weren't even around for that...

If it not for Gerstmann-gate then Giant Bomb wouldn't exist.. He would still be here among alot of the amazing other ex-staff of GS.

Well, OK, I mean, if he'd left willingly and set it up.

He obviously wouldn't he didn't have a reason to leave.

Sssh!

Sorry :P

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#39 1005
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Giantbomb's beta site launch isn't until Monday so don't expect to all have a fully working site for everyone to login to on Monday. A few weeks ago they announced in a podcast that if you sent an email and were lucky enough to get chosen you could become one of their beta site testers and be able to reserve your username. They have since announced, during their E3 coverage, that the beta site launch testing would occur the week after E3. Therefore if all goes to plan Monday should be the start of the Giantbomb beta site launch test and then depending on how that goes it shouldn't be long till the site is open to the public.

So to everyone saying "see you all around, i'm off to Giantbomb!" i wouldn't be too quick to say goodbye because you wont get in unless you've been chosen. Atleast thats my understanding of the situation.

Personally i will be still here on Gamespot and most likely on Giantbomb aswell as the two sites appeal to me.

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Don't care.
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#41 GenTom
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Giantbomb's beta site launch isn't until Monday so don't expect to all have a fully working site for everyone to login to on Monday. A few weeks ago they announced in a podcast that if you sent an email and were lucky enough to get chosen you could become one of their beta site testers and be able to reserve your username. They have since announced, during their E3 coverage, that the beta site launch testing would occur the week after E3. Therefore if all goes to plan Monday should be the start of the Giantbomb beta site launch test and then depending on how that goes it shouldn't be long till the site is open to the public.

So to everyone saying "see you all around, i'm off to Giantbomb!" i wouldn't be too quick to say goodbye because you wont get in unless you've been chosen. Atleast thats my understanding of the situation.

Personally i will be still here on Gamespot and most likely on Giantbomb aswell as the two sites appeal to me.

1005

Thanks for the info. I sent them an email a few weeks back asking to be a beta tester when they asked in the podcast, but have't heard anything back since. Am i the only one or have people been receiving emails to comfirm they are in the beta?

Thanks.

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#42 1005
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Thanks for the info. I sent them an email a few weeks back asking to be a beta tester when they asked in the podcast, but have't heard anything back since. Am i the only one or have people been receiving emails to comfirm they are in the beta?

Thanks.GenTom

I too have applied to be a BETA tester but i haven't recieved an email back yet. My guess is tomorrow will be the day we find out more and if we've been lucky enough manage to get our login details and take part.

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#43 hazbazz
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Giantbomb's beta site launch isn't until Monday so don't expect to all have a fully working site for everyone to login to on Monday. A few weeks ago they announced in a podcast that if you sent an email and were lucky enough to get chosen you could become one of their beta site testers and be able to reserve your username. They have since announced, during their E3 coverage, that the beta site launch testing would occur the week after E3. Therefore if all goes to plan Monday should be the start of the Giantbomb beta site launch test and then depending on how that goes it shouldn't be long till the site is open to the public.

So to everyone saying "see you all around, i'm off to Giantbomb!" i wouldn't be too quick to say goodbye because you wont get in unless you've been chosen. Atleast thats my understanding of the situation.

Personally i will be still here on Gamespot and most likely on Giantbomb aswell as the two sites appeal to me.

1005
you dont have to be chosen, the emails thing is just to notify you about the site launch. Anyone can access it.
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#44 navigata
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Is it just me that doesnt think this sounds like some gaming site? More like an terrorist group recruiting site? "giant bomb"

On a serious note, id like to learn more of this site. Looks interesting.

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I'll join the site probably, but I don't see why so many people are like "**** gamespot! see ya!"
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#46 MoonFoxx
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I think it will help to have some users switch sites...LJS9502_basic

I definitely agree.. good riddance to some >___>

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#47 aaronmullan
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I'll join the site probably, but I don't see why so many people are like "**** gamespot! see ya!"Cube_of_MooN

Pretty stupid if you ask me :P

It'll be my secondary site. I didn't spend 4 years here for nothin'

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#48 freek666
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Good for them. Still not going to go there. Too much head**** to remember another account and password and such.
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#49 killer_is_me
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I only come here for OT. So there isn't a reason for me to go there.
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i can care less about games... I only come here for forums (even though mods and ridiculous little rules make this place worthless), and until I find another forum thats set up as good as this one with as much activity...im staying here.