July 3, 2022

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Jeff Gerstmann surprised everyone! Leaving Giant Bomb working on some other project??

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Today, Giant Bomb announced that the website’s co-founder, Jeff Gerstmann, is leaving the popular video game website after nearly 15 years. In a blog post announcing the departure, it was explained that “Giant Bomb and Jeff Gerstmann have agreed to go our separate ways.”

In a lengthy blog post shared on Giant Bomb’s website, employees explained that they were going to be “transparent” about Gerstmann’s departure, calling it “huge hit news” and a “big moment for the site and its future.” ” Told.

“Jeff has profoundly shaped Giant Bomb and has also been a key part of bringing on board the voices that have defined the site through its various eras. To this day, the way video games on the Internet continue to grow. The giant bomb’s effect on him is still as pervasive, and Jeff remains inseparably linked to that legacy. But things change: life unfolds; priorities change, and people come and go. And the same goes for the giant bomb.

Neither Giant Bomb nor Gerstmann shared any specific details about why he was leaving today, saying only that there was an agreement between the parties to “go our separate ways”.

The former GameSpot editorial director confirmed the news via his personal Twitter that today, June 6, was his last day with the company. He also indicated more details and information to come tomorrow via a stream on his own Twitch channel.

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In a blog post announcing the news, Giant Bomb also talked about the future of the site after its exit, stating that the departure would not lead to “Giant Bomb 2.o” and that it would still be “weird and “Planning to be. The welcoming corner of the Internet. ,

Adjusting to change can be difficult. But we’re still bombing, and you’ll get a more detailed announcement about June 7th’s bombcast, so be sure to tune in. Starting tomorrow, there will be a renewed focus on a core group of nine giant bomb crews. members, and we’ll provide updates on future content, premium plans, and hopefully address most of your questions, and maybe some you didn’t know about yet. We’re more excited than ever for what’s to come and we hope you will be too. 2.0 is not. It’s just a giant bomb. see you tomorrow.

Gerstmann’s sudden exit The trend of older employees leaving the popular video game site continues today.

In May of last year, three of the site’s legacy members, Vinny Caravela, Alex Navarro and Brad Shoemaker, left. They went on and started their own thing called Nextlander.

All of these departures came after news in September 2020 that GameSpot and Giant Bomb’s former parent company – ViacomCBS – had sold the sites to digital marketing company Red Ventures. While Caravela tried to quash rumors that it was the new owner that caused the staff exodus, the rumors still persist among fans and longtime visitors of the site.

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