Jeff Gerstmann is ten times as slick as the last time, the last time you saw him, now you can see why the internet adores him. You might think his new trick is...
Anyway, abandoning the Magical Trevor riff before I have to do any major thinking, the one and only Jeff "You can't beat 100%" Gerstmann, who you might remember as the guy at GameSpot for the majority of his eleven year tenure there, is coming back to the internet after a brief spell on arch-nemesis television.
Of course, since Jeff was dispatched from Cnet's GameSpot, a lot has happened. First, Ryan Davis and Alex Navarro left, whittling GameSpot's key personalities down to Ryan MacDonald, Brian Eckberg, Kevin VanOrd and Brad Shoemaker. And two of them (VanOrd and Eckberg) could well be the next to go.
Navarro and Davis had teamed up with Jeff for a podcast associated with Ryan Davis's blog "Arrow Pointing Down". Now, Davis and Gerstmann (And probably Navarro, though that is unconfirmed) have commenced the soft-launch of their new home.
The Casfesisonal (Casual-Professional, menaing it adopts a casual friendly atmosphere with a professional staff doing professional reviews and news coverage in a friendly tone) Giant Bomb (dot com)
And I for one couldn't be happier. The new site, complete with a video series about setting up such a site called How to Build a Bomb, is an exciting development set to go full scale this summer.
I've already made it one of my most key hit ups in my daily bookmark run and I can't wait to see what it evolves into. I'm also excited to watch How to Build a Bomb. This kind of skunkworks really appeals to me, not least because I'm a huge fan of Gerstmann and Davis's work.
And also because I might have a little something up my sleeve for lauching late this year.