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Book Bomb the Giant Spot with your Game Face!



By  Hush404     Monday, July 28, 2008    Labels: 

Ahahah, so I had some fun with naming this title eh? I wanted to incorporate 3 things and yet still be short... so it doesn't matter that it doesn't make a lot of sense.

So, here's the scoop on it all. It incorporates the (jumbled up) names of three sites; those being GameSpot, GiantBomb and FaceBook. Simply because that is what I'll be discussing in this odd little post of mine.

To start things off, Gamespot is sliding like you wouldn't believe (in my eyes at least). It's forums are crawling, the members not caring, and we all know about their shady business over the last year, so all in all, gamespot has lost major respect in my view of things. Now, I'm not going to go all nutso and just claim my total leaving of the place, but I feel that it's more or less going to be a weening process as I get more and more into another gaming website.

That other site you ask? Well, it should be easy; it's been the talk of many lately. GiantBomb.com has got to be my quickest "latch on" sites ever. Most sites I visit that claim to be big "all games all the time" sites feel awkward and are missing so many features that I enjoy (ala gamespot) that I never stay very long or end up just popping back into gamespot for my dose of community. But Giantbomb seems to of gotten so many things right - right from the gates opening, I'm really in awe. Their interface, Wiki like pages (which you as a member can edit) and over all just feature rich existance is really fucking kewl. I've got a few friends over there now who were Gamespot budds and would like to see YOU there as well. You don't need to give up gamespot but I urge you to at least give GB a try. :D BTW I'm known as hush404 there... shocking eh? :D

Lastly, I've noticed this thrown around a bit lately. Just wanted to let ya know that you can add me ala facebook if we happen to be "friended" ala gamespot of Giantbomb - as I respect all of you who I choose to make the friend list. That place is the ultimate "up to date place" for me as well as the easiest way to reach me (via messages, wall posts etc), so go a head and add me dammit! :D LOL. My Profiles is at this LINK.

Peace sukkas.

About Hush404

An interesting fellow with a passion for gaming, sci-fi, cyberpunk, Harley Quinn and other Batman-verse material, reading, tech and a myriad of other random little things of which you may get insight to in his infrequent posts.

3 comments:

  1. who isn't there by now, gaespot has gone down hill.

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  2. Yes, GameSpot's chickens are coming home to roost, dude. Translation: The shit is hiiting the fan in earnestow over at GS. From the founders being quietly "phased out", to the longtime editors and contributors having to exist under a Makavelian set of ever-tightening guidelines, to Jeff Gerstmann being tossed out for not playing along with the whole "company x gave us big money, so company x's game gets a really good review", to GameSpot's disgusting embrace of a neoconservative/ultrachristian zealot userbase, to the "gotcha!!!" system of community "rules" being enforced by voluntary mindslaves, all the way to GameSpot's community administration encouraging snitching, EVEN in the face of their own shit-ass hypocrisy and advertiser whoring. The place has gone to complete shit! The fuckheads at GameSpot have even gone to the lengths of actually BANNING untold numbers of longtime users who broke the news of the launch of GiantBomb as a site!
    I continue to use GS, but it feels to me like visiting a crazy ex-girlfriend who smokes cheap weed and generic cigarettes. I am hoping that SOMEHOW, SOME WAY the site will somehow recapture it's former glory and self-respect, but that does not look very fucking likely, chief. GameSpot does not respect it's users. GameSpot does not respect it's founders. GameSpot does not respect it's advertisers. Most of all, GameSpot does not even respect itself. Some very cool ex-GS editors, contributors, and staff are over at GiantBomb, and that's where the future is at. GameSpot can suck it... much like that sleazy ex-girlfriend reference that I made, which is why I have not cut them off permanently just yet. :P

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  3. Hm, GiantBomb looks interesting, but I'd hate to join and then completely forget about it.

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