YMMV: Giant Bomb

  • Awesome Music:
  • Base Breaker: Patrick Klepek and Dan Ryckert. The fact that Patrick has left Giant Bomb hasn't changed matters, either.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Vinny, Dave, Drew, and Coonse before he left. The production department tends to be more popular than the journalists, it seems.
    • Jason Oestreicher has become one, especially since he does a lot of off-camera work. Any appearances he makes in a video are met with an influx of positive comments.
    • Paul Ryckert (Dan's dad) and his appearance on the 1/30/15 UPF has been very well-received.
    • Henry, a dog owned by one of the staffers, won viewers over since his first appearance as a puppy in the July 25, 2014 Unprofessional Fridays. Unfortunately, his owner has since moved on from the company.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In the Bombcast just before setting out for E3 2013, the crew joked about what would happen if somebody stole all of their equipment from the truck on the way there. Turns out the thieves waited until they got it into the studio instead.
  • Growing the Beard: Lampshaded down to referencing TNG in the 4/2/2013 Bombcast by an email concerning Patrick's beard growth and the start of the Interview Dump Truck. Brad then name drops the trope by looking up the TV Tropes page on his phone and reading its opening paragraph.
    • The premium Demo Derby series, which goes through old demo discs, started off enjoyable but got a lot better when Jeff became a regular for the series.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Davis' hatred of the NDX-press is funnier when you realize he brought it on himself. Originally the Nintendo downloads were read on the Giant Bombcast by Ryan with no backing music, eventually they started having the marketplace music, and Ryan got tired of reading the releases and passed the job onto Jeff. In the end the Nintendo downloads were cut to save precious time, leading to Jeff singlehandedly creating the NDX-press and Ryan's anger.
    • When they suggested that Sega stop trying to appeal to mainstream American audiences with the Yakuza series and just bring the series over in the original Japanese with subtitles, with all the niche-y Japanese quirks intact. Guess what Sega ended up doing?
    • During the Far Cry 3 QL, they joke that Ubisoft should start integrating their franchises into a single universe and Vinny remarks that the Abstergo logo should be somewhere in the game. In one of the special pre-order missions, you DO find a folder with the Abstergo logo. There's also this.
    • During one of the very first Bombcasts, when it was just Jeff and Ryan, Jeff expressed his anger over an article discussing the possibility of marketing teams coming up with new achievements for games. The author of that article? Future Giant Bomb employee Patrick Klepek.
    • When Vinny's son Max was born, the GB crew commented on the podcast that "When you have a boy, you have to worry about one penis, when you have a girl, you have to worry about ALL of the penises." His second child was a girl. Explanation 
    • In the 12/02/2014 Giant Bombcast, the crew discusses the disastrous technical problems with the Master Chief Collection launch and the several apologies by the devs, the latest one of which included promises of free DLC as compensation. Drew suggests that the best way to apologize would be to have a remastered version of Halo 3: ODST as DLC for the game and offer it for free to those who purchased the collection during the launch. Lo and behold, that's exactly what happened.
  • Ho Yay: /There is a high contingency of this during the Whiskey Media Happy Hours, especially when Screened.com's Matt Rorie is involved.
    Vinny: Brad, do those look like the eyes of a killer?
    Brad: They look sexy.
    Vinny: Look at those deep blues.
    Brad: You can get lost in 'em.
    Brad: He actually has ripped fuckin' abs in this.
    Vinny: Does he take his shirt off?
    • Brought up again in reference to Sleeping Dogs and the protagonist's skintight Game of Death/Kill Bill -esque skintight yellow and black suit, which clings to his "package" and butt.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Brad's "Space Neon Lobsters, who have to work cooperatively" line during one of the Bombcasts. One of the others comments that it would make a great T-Shirt.
    • Peter Molyneux's balls will change the industry.
    • Is Jeff Bridges in this game?
    • Can you tell me about ze multiplaya?
    • Less than, greater than
    • 775
    • I'm a wizard and that looks fucked up.
    • Strap it on.
    • #Chan
    • No One Trailer Should Have All That Power.
    • Zojirushi.
    • A number of things from the Persona 4 Endurance Run have become memetic largely via Jeff and Vinny bringing them up in unrelated Quick Looks and the Podcast. Jeff and Vinny's interpretation of Mysterious Fox has come up a number of times, and hand-to-hand combat characters in magic or power-based games have been referred to as "Chies" on occasion.
    • #YearOfTheBow for the large showing of bows in 2012's videogames.
    • From the Big Live Live Show: Live 3, CHINA DON'T CARE, FUCK RYAN DAVIS, and #TEAMBRAD. After Ryan's death, FUCK RYAN DAVIS was changed to LOVE RYAN DAVIS and FUCK, RYAN DAVIS.
    • "Small Business Man", which comes from the ad skits Jeff and Vinny perform on some 2014 Bombcasts, where Vinny plays as the technology-challenged Small Business Man.
    • The Mario Party streams have produced quite a few, such as #DWGF (short for Do Well, Get Fucked), DMX Goomba, and NOBODY WINS.
    • Taking a line from a video and presenting it out of context, like a back-of-the-box quote.
    • "Ten games better than X". It first appeared in late 2013, when Brad declared in a podcast that he'd have a hard time finding ten games better than Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
  • Never Live It Down: Jeff's hatred of Yoshi. In reality, he doesn't hate Yoshi, he just thinks Yoshi should remain a background character/powerup.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Luchadeer is watching you while you sleep.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • Many sitegoers were less than ecstatic when the crew decided to include intern Matt Kessler in on some of the Quick Looks. It got to the point where he seemed to have gathered quite a hatedom. It's calmed down, but there will always be the one or two people complaining about Kessler's inclusion in just about any video he's featured.
    • A similar case has been made as Patrick Klepek increased in prominence.
    • The site was purchased by CBS Interactive and put under the same leadership as the Gamespot site most of these guys got away from. Naturally, this trope is making the rounds.
    • The news that Vinny will be moving back to New York, and will only be regularly working with Alex now instead of the SF crew, had some worrying for the future.