Confirmed: Giant Bomb bought by CBS Interactive

Thursday, 15th March 2012 16:54 GMT By Johnny Cullen

GameSpot parent CBS Interactive has bought popular US site Giant Bomb, its been announced.

An AllThingsD piece first broke the news, but a Giant Bomb livestream has confirmed it.

The site will move into the GameSpot offices.

The sale comes as part of a wider deal that sees GB’s parent company Whiskey Media bought by BermanBraun. Most of Whiskey’s sites will remain with Berman, while GiantBomb and Comic Vine will be sold to CBS.

Giant Bomb was co-founded by ex-GameSpot alumni Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis after the former was infamously and controversially fired from the site after his review of Kane and Lynch: Dead Men.

Gerstmann has said in the stream he will explain lwhy he was fired from the site in 2007 alongside current GameSpot boss John Davison in a livestream at 4pm PST (11pm GMT) today that’ll be hosted on both Giant Bomb and GameSpot.



  1. Aimless

    Well, this would certainly be ironic.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. unacomn

    And comedy ensued.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Probably going to fire him again.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    Somebody on Gamestop is really piss off with Jeff Gerstmann, he/she did spend a lot of money just to get even with him just one more time.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. mathare92

    Did not see this coming. I hope it doesn’t lead to a dumbed down, more “mainstream” Giant Bomb from now on. I regularly pay them a visit for their video content.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. The_Red

    Holy fuck, seriously, this is the perfect setup for a sitcom. Seriously, please don’t ruing the GB. It’s one of the few great remaining sites.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Dave Oshry

    @1 Don’t ya think?!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. aseddon130

    they are adamant that nothing will change, and i personally don’t think it will either. Hope things go well for em anyway it is a genuinely great website.

    #8 3 years ago

    First Harrison to Microsoft, now this.


    Pat, when are you going back to CVG?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    @9 – When Future gives me a million pounds.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Freek

    They announced this, on a webcam, in a kitchen, whilest eating pancakes.
    Everything will be fine, if anything it’s going to be even MORE stupid. Wich is great!

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Cormac

    I hope this works out well for them since I love everything that GB does.

    Also you didn’t mention the overhall is going to get, including JAMIE AND ADAM FROM THE MYTHBUSTERS going to be on the website!

    #12 3 years ago

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