Giant Bomb is an 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. The website was voted by Time magazine as one of the Top 50 websites of 2011. The site was acquired by CBS Interactive in March 2012.
After being controversially fired from his position as Editorial Director of GameSpot, Gerstmann began working with a team of web engineers to create a new video game website. His intent was to create "a fun video game website" that would not heavily cover the business side of the game industry. The site's core editorial staff includes former GameSpot editors Gerstmann, Ryan Davis, Alex Navarro, Brad Shoemaker and Vinny Caravella as well as Patrick Klepek, formerly of G4, and Drew Scanlon. Giant Bomb was unveiled on March 6, 2008 as a blog; the full site launched on July 21st 2008. The Giant Bomb office was originally located in Sausalito, California and is, as of June 26, 2010, located in San Francisco.
Content on Giant Bomb is split between its small staff providing written articles and videos in a video game journalism editorial capacity and its community expanding upon it by creating and interacting with the website's socially progressive tools and functions, namely a video game wiki-database, open to editing by all registered users in which they create content, and a Quest system in which they then earn points in a social gaming element. The Giant Bomb staff reports on video game news and reviews new releases. Their weekly podcast, the Giant Bombcast, is posted on Tuesdays and covers recent news and releases in the video game industry, as well as happenings around the office. Giant Bomb produces a number of regular video series, most notably Quick Looks, 20-60 minute unedited previews, the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 Endurance Run, which ran for 155 weekday episodes over eight months and This Ain't No Game, a weekly series produced by Davis, in which he reviewed movies based on video games.
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