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Giant Bomb

Knowledge Identifier: $Giant_Bomb

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Giant Bomb

American video game website and wiki that includes gaming news, reviews, commentary, and video, created by former GameSpot editors Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis in collaboration with Whiskey Media add

Category: Business (10)

Launched in 2007.

Countries: United States (60%), (31%), New York (6%)

Main connections: Whiskey Media, GameSpot, CBS Interactive

Linked to: Twitter, Justin.tv, Quantcast, Roku

 

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2007

As part of the new deal, the non-disparagement agreement between Gerstmann and CNET was nullified, allowing Gerstmann to openly talk about the reason why he was fired from GameSpot in 2007 add something

 

Gerstmann had been "called into a room" three times between October 23, 2007 and November 29, 2007 add something

 

Jeff Gerstmann was terminated from his position as the Editorial Director of GameSpot on November 28, 2007 add something


2008

Quantcast lists Giant Bomb as currently reaching 2,2 million people monthly having risen from 450,000 at the end of 2008 and 1,6 million in 2010 add something

 

Davis announced his departure from GameSpot in February 2008, citing Gerstmann's firing as one of his reasons for leaving add something

 

Jeff Gerstmann - Giant Bomb, launched in March 2008, is a video gaming website which is the current home of Gerstmann and other game journalists, including Ryan Davis, Brad Shoemaker and Vinny Caravella

 

Giant Bomb started as a Wordpress blog, which opened on March 5, 2008 add something

 

Giant Bomb was unveiled on March 6, 2008 as a blog; the full site launched on July 21st 2008 add something

 

Whiskey Media - Giant Bomb is the video game-focused website, launched in blog-form on March 6, 2008 and in its complete form on July 21, 2008

 

In addition to Davis, who recorded early episodes of the site's podcast, the "Giant Bombcast" with Gerstmann, former GameSpot editors Shoemaker and Caravella joined the site in June 2008 add something

 

The Giant Bomb video game wiki-database, which opened with the full site launched in July 2008, is editable by registered users of the site add something

 

The full site launched on July 20, 2008 add something


2009

Sky News referenced Giant Bomb in 2009 when reporting about the Japanese "molestation simulation" video game, RapeLay after Amazon.com banned it from being sold on its website add something

 

In July 2009 and January 2010, Giant Bomb ran two MMORPG shows, "'Not Like This"' , which explored the final hours of the MMORPG "The Matrix Online", and "'Set Phasers to Fun,"' a playthrough of the "Star Trek Online" beta add something


2010

Dual Endurance Runs began in April and ran through to end of May, 2010, when Gerstmann and Caravella and Davis and Shoemaker played the Xbox 360 budget action-adventure game "Deadly Premonition" add something

 

TANG received a short-lived spin-off in 2010, "'The Wonderful Universe of This Ain't No Game"', named both to satirize the Walt Disney anthology series "The Wonderful World of Disney" and to make the acronym for the series "WUTANG", in honour of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan add something

 

GameSpot - Navarro became the community manager at Harmonix and in 2010 joined up with Whiskey Media, a family of sites that includes Gerstmann's Giant Bomb site, to be part of their new site Screened.com, focusing on cinema and television

 

Navarro left his post as Community manager for Harmonix Music Systems to join Giant Bomb and its sister-site Screened in May 2010 add something

 

The Giant Bomb offices were originally located in Sausalito, California and as of June 26, 2010, they relocated to San Francisco add something

 

Giant Bomb's subscription service launched in September 2010 add something

 

The show began in October 2010 and ended in May 2011, two months before the game's release on Xbox 360 add something


2011

In 2011, Whiskey Media's Sean Coonce updated their engineering details, moving from Mootools to JQuery and introducing the use of RabbitMQ, Redis, MongoDB and Memcached add something

 

In 2011, the decision was made to abandon awards based on which console they were released on and to choose the game of the year from a Top 10, derived from the games picked in each staff members personal Top 10 video add something

 

Preceding the release of the 2011 video game "Bastion" was "'Building the Bastion,"' a collaboration with Giant Bomb and the creators of "Bastion", Supergiant Games add something

 

The website had several interactions with Buckner and Garcia, creators of "Pac-Man Fever" in 2011, starting in June when Giant Bomb ran an in-office "Pac-Man" tournament on Thursday Night Throwdown add something

 

The website was voted by "Time" magazine as one of the Top 50 websites of 2011 add something

 

Whiskey Media - Giant Bomb was Voted by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 websites of 2011

 

Jeff Gerstmann - Giant Bomb was voted by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 websites of 2011

 

Whiskey Media - In April 2011 Navarro announced his move to New York, remaining as a writer for both Screened and Giant Bomb

 

In June 2011, Whiskey Media's Mike Tatum reported that they were nearing 10,000 paid subscription members add something

 

An article in July 2011 about the 'Game Trekking' concept , featured an interview with founder Jordan Magnuson and his "notgame", The Killer add something

 

Whiskey Media - Giant Bomb and Comic Vine were added in September 2011 along with the Disney Channel

 

This would be the final song the duo would create with the death of Gary Garcia on November 17, 2011 add something

 

Additional comical awards created by Giant Bomb include the Best Use of Nolan North, otherwise known as The Northies, an award North himself joked about in an interview with Davis and Klepek in December 2011 add something

 

While Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun's BermanBraun bought the company and its publishing platform , Giant Bomb and its comic-book sister-site Comic Vine were sold separately to CBS Interactive, the owners of GameSpot and its parent company CNET. Gerstmann explained that behind the scenes Giant Bomb had been looking for new ownership in order to facilitate the website's growth and that talks between themselves and CBS Interactive had started as far back as December 2011 add something


2012

January 18, 2012 was the Protests against SOPA and PIPA, a collective effort against the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act add something

 

8-4 - Since 2012, episodes of the podcast have been hosted on Giant Bomb

 

In January 2012 it was announced that Vox Media had hired several names from gaming journalism to launch Polygon including Editor-in-Chiefs of Joystiq and Kotaku, Chris Grant and Brian Crecente add something

 

As of February 2012 Giant Bomb has an Alexa Internet ranking of 4,838 add something

 

March 2012 saw Shelby Bonnie sell Whiskey Media in 2 deals, splitting the company's websites add something

 

The site was acquired by CBS Interactive in March 2012 add something

 

GameSpot - Following the announcement of the purchase of Giant Bomb by CBS Interactive on March 15, 2012, Jeff was allowed to reveal that he was dismissed by management as a result of publishers threatening to pull advertising revenue due to less-than-glowing review scores being awarded by GameSpot's editorial team

 

Jeff Gerstmann - On March 15, 2012 Giant Bomb announced that they were acquired by CBS Interactive, meaning that Gerstmann will be working alongside his former employer, GameSpot

 

Whiskey Media - On March 15, 2012, Whiskey Media was acquired by Lloyd Braun and Gail Berman's BermanBraun along with Tested, Screened, and Anime Vice while Giant Bomb and Comic Vine were bought separately by CBS Interactive

 

GameSpot - On March 15, 2012, it was announced that CBS Interactive, the parent company of GameSpot operator CNET, had acquired the Giant Bomb and Comic Vine websites from Whiskey Media

 

CBS Interactive - On March 15, 2012, it was announced that CBS Interactive acquired video game-based website Giant Bomb and comic book-based website Comic Vine from Whiskey Media, who sold off their other remaining websites to BermanBraun

 

Jeff Gerstmann - On March 15, 2012, it was announced that CBS Interactive had acquired the Giant Bomb and Comic Vine websites from Whiskey Media

 

In April 2012, video game localization company 8-4 announced that they would be entering a partnership with Giant Bomb in which the website would become the new host for the bi-weekly 8-4 podcast add something

 

Molyjam or What Would MolyDeux- was a worldwide 48-hour game jam in March through to April 2012, founded by Double Fine Productions' Anna Kipnis, Giant Bomb's Patrick Klepek and Idle Thumbs' Chris Remo add something

 

In September 2012 at the Giant Bomb Penny Arcade Expo Prime 2012 panel, party game Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin and Ryan Davis announced a Giant Bomb-themed Cards Against Humanity expansion add something


2013

The site's core editorial staff includes former GameSpot editors Gerstmann, Alex Navarro, Brad Shoemaker and Vinny Caravella as well as Patrick Klepek, formerly of G4, Drew Scanlon, and Ryan Davis until his death in 2013 add something

 

Jeff Gerstmann - On July 3rd, 2013, Ryan Davis, co-founder and regular contributor of Giant Bomb, passed away at the age of 34 from natural causes

 

In July 2013, the site revealed that co-founder and long-time fixture of the website, Ryan Davis, died July 3, 2013 at age 34 add something

 

Jeff Gerstmann - On July 3, 2013, Ryan Davis, co-founder and main host of Giant Bomb's content, passed away at the age of 34 from natural causes


2014

Giant Bomb announced two opening vacancies in 2014 for senior editor and video producer positions add something

 

The 2014 "How to Build a Beast" series provided the same function detailing the making of Caravella and Navarro's studio in New York add something

 

The show is hosted by Shoemaker, with weekly guests Gerstmann, Scanlon, and Ryckert as of 2014 add something

 

As of May 2014 Giant Bomb has an Alexa Internet ranking of 4,713 add something

 

In July 2014 the website had 6,4 million visits add something

 

In September 2014 it was announced that Giant Bomb entered into a partnership with Midroll, a podcast advertisement company add something

 

Video game - In October 2014 in an op-ed for XoJane regarding the Gamergate controversy, Brianna Wu described Allen's harassment as carried out by the same people behind the Gamergate-related video game sexual harassment with the same "playbook" of political strategy tactics as herself, Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian had experienced add something

 

In December 2014, Klepek announced his departure from the website add something


2015

Alex Navarro made an appearance at the 2015 Awesome Games Done Quick charity event add something

 

In May 2015, Austin Walker joined the editorial team at Giant Bomb add something

 

Whiskey Media - After interviewing for his replacement, it was announced on May 30, 2015 that Austin Walker would be joining Giant Bomb as News Editor, and would be working from the New York office


2016

As of January 26th 2016, Giant Bomb hosts guest columns written by various journalists and games industry figures add something

 

The show is hosted by Shoemaker, with weekly guests Gerstmann, Scanlon, Ryckert and Bi-Weekly guests Striker, Scanlon and Rorie as of 2016 add something

 

Video game - Walker later announced his departure from the website in June 2016 to head an upcoming video game website for Vice Media add something

 

In September 2016, Ryckert announced he would be permanently relocating to the New York office in the following months, with a new hire scheduled to join the San Francisco office in the coming year add something

 

The feature went on hiatus for four years until the PAX West event in September 2016, where Caravella, Navarro and Ryckert announced they would be reviving the Endurance Run feature, playing through the Sega Dreamcast title "Shenmue" add something


2017

A GIF image of video producer Drew Scanlon became an Internet meme in February 2017 after becoming viral on Twitter add something

 

On May 1, 2017, Giant Bomb announced that Abby Russell and former intern Ben Pack would be joining the Giant Bomb East and West offices respectively, with additional hires planned for later in the year add something

 

In November 2017 the site announced that a new video producer - Jan Ochoa - has taken the seat vacated by Scanlon add something