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Personality Giant Bomb |OT2| Official Dan Fan Edition

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Naru

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Finally gone?

Feels fucking good man.

I mean... without Abby this gif wouldn't exist. So that's something, right?
 

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Yeah, just because she is gone that barely changes anything for the current content. They are still boring, miserable, lazy and too sjw.

Being boring, miserable and lazy is synonymous with being a SJW. We need a new word for people who are actually proactive and trying to enact social change because SJWs definitely arent these people. Jeff, Brad, Vinny, Ben, Alex (especially Alex) and the other two would gladly throw all the marginalized people in society off a cliff if it meant maintaining their current upper middle class lifestyle they have today.
 

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Being boring, miserable and lazy is synonymous with being a SJW. We need a new word for people who are actually proactive and trying to enact social change because SJWs definitely arent these people. Jeff, Brad, Vinny, Ben, Alex (especially Alex) and the other two would gladly throw all the marginalized people in society off a cliff if it meant maintaining their current upper middle class lifestyle they have today.

I mean for the most part SJWs are middle class University educated bougie white people who believe in socialist ideals all spewed to you via twitter on their iPhones.

Antifa are usually the richer trust fund children who are even bougier than their SJW lay people counterparts. They want to feel like they are oppressed and want to revolt.

These games journalists can fit in with the SJW crowd but for the most part they are Bugmen who would kill for Amazon to just give them there Favela style society with VR headsets and no responsibility.

Or they are activists like Austin Walker and his ilk.

I feel like the Gertsmanns, Shoemakers and Novarros of the world are just spineless, but are in a larger bubble that will have their back so long as they toe the line and apologize for knowing certain people.

It's just layers upon layers of useful idiots in a pyramid structure.

On the topic of gaming coverage Giant Bomb have fallen into the realm of extreme laziness mostly due to thi COVID era but also a combination of half of them being too old and out of touch and the new hires being too in touch with current trends.

Problem is the fanbase is old and don't care about current trends so much and also haven't burnt out like Gertsmann and co...

TLDR they are lazy, hypocritical wannabe activists who critique consumer products for a living.
Seriously how many time do we hear these games media types say " I went on holidays and was without the internet it was sooo good"

Good piss off then and leave your comfy low effort dot com job... Easy problem to solve.... But they won't.

Anyway ever get on a roll when typing and then realise you effort posted hard... Good night everybody haha
 

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At this point I wouldn't be surprised if they dropped the delineation between the coasts outside of the podcasts. With WFH there's no reason that there shouldn't be more cross-coast action especially now that Vinny and Alex are back to being the only ones in New York.
 

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Love when Jeff is his bigmouth self proclaiming knowledge by speaking loudly, but is clearly incorrect. it's fun to watch his know-it-all posture recede when he talks himself into a corner.


I’m really surprised there is not more YouTube content highlighting moments like this.

You could make a lot of super cuts of them laughing at dan for not knowing something and then being unable to explain it to him.
 
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You guys are not wrong, they are so fucking lazy.
Just did a check up on Giantbomb.com to see if they went under yet but no such luck lol (disclaimer: used to be a sub back in the good ol' days, really started to follow them right around the Deadly Premonition Endurance Runs). But then again at least they are getting rid of Abby it seems? I popped into this thread to see what's what and happened upon your post.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who realized this; the fact that they are lazy as fuck. I used to watch almost everything GB put out, from the podcats to mailbags, UPF and everything in between. But then a little over two years ago I realized that they were getting extremely complacent to the point of wondering why I'd even visit the website anymore let alone give them my hard earned cash. Brad was always spouting off the biggest nonsense (like straight up fiction with regards to news, games, mechanics), podcasts were also dry as fuck because of zero prep work (especially when Easy Allies stepped into the scene), Jeff couldn't stop himself from being the self-indulgent cynic 24/7, Vinny left for NY, etc. The only one who brought any refreshing content to the table 'near the end' was Dan but he has since fucked off as well (which was also the final nail in the coffin for me).

It's such a shame Giantbomb went the way it did, they really had something good going there for a while. Now they're just a relic and it's honestly surprising to me that they're still up and running even. That niche audience must be shelling out big time I guess.

Sorry for the ramble. :lollipop_grinning_sweat:
 
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Love when Jeff is his bigmouth self proclaiming knowledge by speaking loudly, but is clearly incorrect. it's fun to watch his know-it-all posture recede when he talks himself into a corner.

Oh god see this is exactly what I mean lol. Thinking they're right when half the time they're just talking out of their ass. And then you point this shit out in the designated GB circles only to be met by the GB simps who are like a broken record going "ah but it's just for fun, they're not real journalists, they're just a couple of guys and gals having fun see". Ugh.

That's what I loved about Easy Allies so much and their "Corrections" bit during podcasts; never afraid to give themselves a slap on the wrist for getting stuff wrong. Kyle Bosman even going so far as to fact-check things during a podcast (or call people out on the spot) as he knows they've got a big audience and one they also serve to inform on occasion about the going-ons in the vidyagaem business. I felt more entertained and informed by the hour long EZA podcast than the god-knows-how-long-the-main-GB-snooze-inducing-excuse-of-a-podcast lasted, Christ alive half the time I was just glad it was over lmao.

It always surprised me during podcasts when Brad or whomever had no clue what a certain title was when they were talking about the news, making me want to scream at my screen lol. I'm like dude how much effort is it to go to youtube and check some of the latest trailers or announcements, before you talk to others about this industry? It's kind of part of your job description no? Literally the bare minimum amount of effort required for that even. Baffling stuff really.
 
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Perfect example of why I can't stand bugman attempts at humour, you know the type of humour that plague every YouTube video where everybody things they are making an original comment but so are 5.6k others.

Vinny talking on the Beastcast about The Walking Dead bridge constructor and he says

"I am a little over the walking dead and zombie genre as a whole..."

And Alex "I have 5 jokes in my aresenal" Novarro fires back with the

"It doesn't help that we are of course the walking dead at the moment"
 

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Perfect example of why I can't stand bugman attempts at humour, you know the type of humour that plague every YouTube video where everybody things they are making an original comment but so are 5.6k others.

Vinny talking on the Beastcast about The Walking Dead bridge constructor and he says

"I am a little over the walking dead and zombie genre as a whole..."

And Alex "I have 5 jokes in my aresenal" Novarro fires back with the

"It doesn't help that we are of course the walking dead at the moment"

Someone should edit together every 'wisecrack' Alex has made about the world ending, but it would be pretty much a life's work at this point.
 

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Someone should edit together every 'wisecrack' Alex has made about the world ending, but it would be pretty much a life's work at this point.
God help that person given that task... I fear what there mind would be like at the end of the process.
 
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And the witch was dead

So fucking glad shes gone, and I see the idiots at ree are already asking for two new female hires because if you are a female theres so much pressure on you 😂

How about just hire someone who is enthusiastic about videogames, if its a man or a woman I dont care, look at Mary Kish shes fucking awesome and not such a boring fucking turd of a personality like Abby.
 

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Love when Jeff is his bigmouth self proclaiming knowledge by speaking loudly, but is clearly incorrect. it's fun to watch his know-it-all posture recede when he talks himself into a corner.

Bloody hell fire, "you can't drift in a rear-wheel drive car!". God fucking damnit, Jeff. And to save himself he argues semantics...
 

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The Resetera thread on that video is amazing.

Unless that thread goes in another direction after the first couple pages (I’m not reading all 22) - I can’t believe I’m saying it but I agree with Reee on this one. That video is impossibly lame and unfunny. I’m not familiar with Mega64 so maybe I’m missing some inside joke, but that was truly awful.
 
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Unless that thread goes in another direction after the first couple pages (I’m not reading all 22) - I can’t believe I’m saying it but I agree with Reee on this one. That video is impossibly lame and unfunny. I’m not familiar with Mega64 so maybe I’m missing some inside joke, but that was truly awful.

It’s been done before. Definitely cringe type humor
 

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The Abby love-in thread on Reddit (which isn't massively active which is a surprise considering how much of a hugbox that place is) is going well. You're an "asshole" if you bring up anything negative about her.



There are also a good few posts in the Beastcast thread saying that she has been alluding a lot to the fact this week was her last week as an employee, saying stuff like "last stream I'll be paid for" which definitely sounds like someone who is leaving a company of her own volition and not someone desperate not to be cast out into economic mayhem.
 

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The Abby love-in thread on Reddit (which isn't massively active which is a surprise considering how much of a hugbox that place is) is going well. You're an "asshole" if you bring up anything negative about her.



There are also a good few posts in the Beastcast thread saying that she has been alluding a lot to the fact this week was her last week as an employee, saying stuff like "last stream I'll be paid for" which definitely sounds like someone who is leaving a company of her own volition and not someone desperate not to be cast out into economic mayhem.


Not to defend her, be did she say that as a joke? Brad used to do that with DOTA2, it was his top game for like 3 years
 

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Not to defend her, be did she say that as a joke? Brad used to do that with DOTA2, it was his top game for like 3 years

Ha, if it was a joke then even by her standards it was a shit one. From what I remember she seemed to seriously argue that because it received expansions it should be considered.
 
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The Abby love-in thread on Reddit (which isn't massively active which is a surprise considering how much of a hugbox that place is) is going well. You're an "asshole" if you bring up anything negative about her.



There are also a good few posts in the Beastcast thread saying that she has been alluding a lot to the fact this week was her last week as an employee, saying stuff like "last stream I'll be paid for" which definitely sounds like someone who is leaving a company of her own volition and not someone desperate not to be cast out into economic mayhem.
You're misogynistic
Yikes
You're gatekeeping
You're intolerant
You're a trump supporter
Hikes
Big yikes
Y i K e S
You hate women
You're an incel
Big Hike
 

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You're misogynistic
Yikes
You're gatekeeping
You're intolerant
You're a trump supporter
Hikes
Big yikes
Y i K e S
You hate women
You're an incel
Big Hike

The way people like that speak is so fucking sinister, it really is like a cult. "Oh my sweet summer child, that's a no from me dawg. Folx we need to unpack how problematic this mansplainer is and how he has been gaslighting us in our safe space."

With Abby gone I wonder if Alex will continue on the Clue Crew games with stuff that isn't Nancy Drew. He has mentioned those old CSI games which could be good for a laugh but this is Alex so it'll be more drummin' (until the vods get nuked by DMCA) and truckin' into the new year.
 
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The Abby love-in thread on Reddit (which isn't massively active which is a surprise considering how much of a hugbox that place is) is going well. You're an "asshole" if you bring up anything negative about her.



There are also a good few posts in the Beastcast thread saying that she has been alluding a lot to the fact this week was her last week as an employee, saying stuff like "last stream I'll be paid for" which definitely sounds like someone who is leaving a company of her own volition and not someone desperate not to be cast out into economic mayhem.

I posted a similar remark, a bold strategy cotton lets see how it pays off
 
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The way people like that speak is so fucking sinister, it really is like a cult. "Oh my sweet summer child, that's a no from me dawg. Folx we need to unpack how problematic this mansplainer is and how he has been gaslighting us in our safe space."

With Abby gone I wonder if Alex will continue on the Clue Crew games with stuff that isn't Nancy Drew. He has mentioned those old CSI games which could be good for a laugh but this is Alex so it'll be more drummin' (until the vods get nuked by DMCA) and truckin' into the new year.

Don't 👏 forget 👏 the 👏 use 👏 of 👏 emojis 👏 to 👏 signify 👏 the 👏 frequently 👏 regurgitated 👏 virtue 👏 signals 👏
 

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She's so fickle. First, she was "learning" French and letting everyone know about it on every platform by spouting broken nonsense as if she was a master. That whole endeavor died when it got too hard I guess. Last tweet on her effing stupid @FrancaisAbby account is august 18. Not enough people telling her how great she was.

Then, she discovered a decades old Conan and wouldn't shut up about him for like a month, making him out to be the greatest funny man ever and rehashing what I would assume everyone who heard of him at least tangentially already knew. She had done the same with Ellen, but threw her under the bus as soon as she turned out to be a meanie celebrity.

Now that she's seen some idiot lesbian chess movie (don't really know anything about the Queen's Gambit, just being curmudgeony), all she's been tweeting for a week is how she's like the hypest chess player around. Wait till she realizes that chess can be more complex than even almighty French, and she'll run with her tail between her legs like the failed zeitgeist-chasing idiot she is.

She can't build an identity of her own. She always has to latch on to some pop-culture macguffin.

And this is just one of the many reasons Abby Russell will not be missed. May she perish in the Twitch trenches.
 
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She's so fickle. First, she was "learning" French and letting everyone know about it on every platform by spouting broken nonsense as if she was a master. That whole endeavor died when it got too hard I guess. Last tweet on her effing stupid @FrancaisAbby account is august 18. Not enough people telling her how great she was.

Then, she discovered a decades old Conan and wouldn't shut up about him for like a month, making him out to be the greatest funny man ever and rehashing what I would assume everyone who heard of him at least tangentially already knew. She had done the same with Ellen, but threw her under the bus as soon as she turned out to be a meanie celebrity.

Now that she's seen some idiot lesbian chess movie (don't really know anything about the Queen's Gambit, just being curmudgeony), all she's been tweeting for a week is how she's like the hypest chess player around. Wait till she realizes that chess can be more complex than even almighty French, and she'll run with her tail between her legs like the failed zeitgeist-chasing idiot she is.

She can't build an identity of her own. She always has to latch on to some pop-culture macguffin.

And this is just one of the many reasons Abby Russell will not be missed. May she perish in the Twitch trenches.
This seems like its pretty standard entitled and privileged 20-something dumbfuckery but in most cases you have your friends bring you down a level. There's no humility in her and it's amplified by simps. I want it to keep going because the crash and burn is going to be fucking glorious. I know you Abby supporting retards will read this shit. Keep it going dummies.
 
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