One month later leaving Giant bomb, Founding members Vinny Caravella, Alex Navarro and Brad Shoemaker have started a new Patreon-supported project known as the Nextlander, which seems to be so far Giant bomb in everything except names. And, shock of all shocks, it already has over 5,000 supporters.
“With decades of experience in covering and producing content related to the game industry, we decided to go our own way and produce the kind of shows and streams we’ve always wanted to do,” says the Patreon -Page of Nextlander and describes the group’s intentions to launch a new series of podcasts, Twitch streams and bonus content for subscribers.
The trio’s exodus Giant bomb Of course, over a decade after they each individually joined the personality-focused website, the question was why. Frequent speculation blamed this and other high profile ones Giant bomb Departures from Red Ventures, the company that purchased the website and a range of other media from CBS Interactive in September 2020.
Caravella appeared to be trying to crush that line of thought by describing the acquisition as “really great” during the time a shipment from May 6th on the Giant Beastcast.
“I haven’t been with Red Ventures long enough to know what they are like as a company,” Caravella said at the time. “I can’t speak to that. I know they gave Giant bomb Attention and thought that she hadn’t had it in a long time. And I think that’s important. “
Today’s reveal of Nextlander has received rave support, not just from regular fans of Caravella, Navarro and Shoemaker’s work at Giant bomb but also their peers in gaming media. The group has already published a debut podcast episode Introducing everyone to the project and planning to have an opening stream on their side new Twitch channel in the course of the day.