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Noone has talk about it, so lets talk about it...

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So Giant Bomb has launched, Giant Bomb appears to be the work of Jeff Gertsman and co. after his loud departure from Gamespot last year. After his departure, others follow him and I can say that pretty much the best editors of Gamespot have leave Gamespot since then, anyway not all of them went into the Giant Bomb project.

Now, back to the site, have you been there? It appears that the main idea is to create a wikipedia for games. You have to be registered to edit it but on the other hand for every edit you want to make someone has to approve it, so is not an edit, is a submision until some moderator agrees with it.
You can allready imagine that they are overflowed with all the submissions and interestingly enough they didnt anticipate that 14.000 internet monkeys typing would make a rather large submissions. So they have now some people working in the submissions and moderations, etc, etc.
This is a great idea, but I feel that wikipedia is still better since is mostly open ("mostly" because moderation in wikipedia can get stupid). Now, I will try to follow the idea, but I have to say that the comunity side of the site and navigation feel a litttle bit broken. Forums should be organized like, you know, forums and not that incredible desorganized thing. The comunity blogs are not easy to find (because of the navigation you get lost pretty quickly). And the site is not fast enough yet, it is better than it was at the beggining of the week, but still sometimes it takes forever.

In the end we will have to wait and see. But it gives some great ideas of what to do with our destructoid site.
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About Veltone of us since 11:54 PM on 05.31.2007

Iam a gammer from the harsh uruguayan jungle (we dont even have a jungle down here, too cold, go and do some wikipedia of Uruguay). I used to do a podcast in spanish about videogames at Radio LevelUp but I dont do it anymore... anyway those guys are there still making it so you can give it a try if you understand spanish
And i can say "�aca �aca �aca" and i know how to pronoaunce it well since im a spanish speaker, so Im a superior race.
A couple of idiots may find funny that I dont have good english grammar, but again, they are probably idiots since they only speak/write one language...

Most of my time in the internet is because of games. I love videogames so much that i sleep with my girlfriend and my ds, at the same time... i call that a "threesome" and my humor doesnt get anything better than that.
Mostly im a PC gamer, i was going to buy a 360 but faulty crappy hardware told me not to since if it goes RRoD here I would have lost my money, and as a man Im entitled to the sweat of my brow. I want to fuck the Wii and I believe the PS3 is going to be the first console in space.

In the "real" life (come on, internet now is part of our lives anyway...), I study medicine (takes a lot of time and I cant spend enough of my time playing videogames). Is not what you would call a marriage made in heaven, if I wanted to game more I should have sutdy something related to pc�s, but I grown surrounded by computers and stuff so I chose the bio stuff instead. Anyway, little time to play video games if you dont want my biographical shit.

And the main reasson I play games for the story behind them. I love well written stories like Half Life series, of course Portal (kind of a Valve fan). Other great games include World Of Warcraft (not currently playing, actually I was never hardcore, but I enjoyed the experience a lot), and of course the classics like System Shock 2. Other great titles had stuck with me over the years, classics adventure games like Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and Grim Fandango.

So, best game experiences:
Half Life 2 (and the original Half Life of course).
System Shock 2
Grim Fandango
Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis
Monkey Island

Links:
My Picasa Web Album.
My videogame blog in spanish
Mii code:[email protected]


 

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