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Dragonzord
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(02-29-2012, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by sixghost

Why is every other game being reviewed by Alex now?

Somebody's gotta do it
DaBuddaDa
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(02-29-2012, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by sixghost

Why is every other game being reviewed by Alex now?

They've definitely spread out the reviewing assignments recently to free up time for Jeff and Brad to......do something.
SmithnCo
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(02-29-2012, 12:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by LCfiner

game number 1000 needs to be a huge POS to do it right

Yes, those are always the best.
ArjanN
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(02-29-2012, 12:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by sixghost

Why is every other game being reviewed by Alex now?

They're really not.

He mostly reviews awful games that no one else wants to do and sports games.
DaBuddaDa
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(02-29-2012, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by ArjanN

He mostly reviews awful games that no one else wants to do and sports games.

I'm curious as to why Jeff didn't do Rhythm Heaven Fever, why Brad didn't do Alan Wake's American Nightmare, and why either Brad or Ryan didn't take Darkness 2. Must have just been crazy scheduling issues.
obonicus
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(02-29-2012, 12:17 AM)

Originally Posted by sixghost

Why is every other game being reviewed by Alex now?

Alex is probably the best at grinding through a game.

Originally Posted by ArjanN

He mostly reviews awful games that no one else wants to do and sports games.

He did SSX, Rhythm Heaven Fever, Touch My Katamari, Escape Plan, Rayman Vita, Darkness 2. Not all are crap -- might be that he's the only other person with a Vita.
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Dragonzord
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(02-29-2012, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by DaBuddaDa

I'm curious as to why Jeff didn't do Rhythm Heaven Fever, why Brad didn't do Alan Wake's American Nightmare, and why either Brad or Ryan didn't take Darkness 2. Must have just been crazy scheduling issues.

Alex probably just has more initiative. Honestly. He works for two sites and still puts out more reviews than just about anyone.
Gav47
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(02-29-2012, 12:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by sixghost

Why is every other game being reviewed by Alex now?

Because hes a total work horse, same was true back in the GS days. They never seem to give him any of the bigger titles though, boo... Oh and hes not doing any video stuff in NY so what else can he do.
MarshMellow96
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(02-29-2012, 12:49 AM)
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Whatever you do, just don't go in that Cross Assault thread. Jeez.

I almost want Jeff to win Evo or something now.
Odrion
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(02-29-2012, 01:00 AM)
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Alex is a better writer than any of them, so that's nice.

But I come to the Giantbomb site for the Giantbomb guys, and when I want to know what the Screened guys think I go over to their site.
sixghost
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(02-29-2012, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by MarshMellow96

Whatever you do, just don't go in that Cross Assault thread. Jeez.

I almost want Jeff to win Evo or something now.

Why? There's nothing that bad in there regarding giantbomb. Most people are complimentary of Patrick, and a few people making fun of Jeff being bad at fighting games.
MarshMellow96
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(02-29-2012, 01:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by sixghost

Why? There's nothing that bad in there regarding giantbomb. Most people are complimentary of Patrick, and a few people making fun of Jeff being bad at fighting games.

Yeah, there's that. But there's the rest of it too..
shadyspace
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(02-29-2012, 01:14 AM)
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I'm proud of Patrick. Just look at his take on this controversy and hold it against every other outlet that covered this shit. They don't touch his article and his openness to listen to other sides of the story from all sides of the FGC. The outreach to him on his twitter is insane.
cuevas, PhD.
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(02-29-2012, 01:26 AM)
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No Ryan? Late podcast and will probably have jeff editing it with no music and messed up noise levels.
Duffyside
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(02-29-2012, 01:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by zoner

Alex probably just has more initiative. Honestly. He works for two sites and still puts out more reviews than just about anyone.

There's way more to running these sites than just writing reviews, playing games, and making videos. Not saying Alex doesn't work hard, but to say he works harder or has more initiative because he's been writing more reviews lately during a new console launch and while he's no longer even even on the same coast as the company he works for is pretty absurd.
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(02-29-2012, 01:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Duffyside

There's way more to running these sites than just writing reviews, playing games, and making videos. Not saying Alex doesn't work hard, but to say he works harder or has more initiative because he's been writing more reviews lately during a new console launch and while he's no longer even even on the same coast as the company he works for is pretty absurd.

This is gaf dude
Zabka
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(02-29-2012, 01:47 AM)
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Someone please tell me there's a video containing all of Ryan's "DUDUDUDUDUDUDUDU" moments.

Originally Posted by shadyspace

I'm proud of Patrick. Just look at his take on this controversy and hold it against every other outlet that covered this shit. They don't touch his article and his openness to listen to other sides of the story from all sides of the FGC. The outreach to him on his twitter is insane.

Patrick is one of the few people that make me think "video game journalist" is a legit profession.
Dragonzord
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(02-29-2012, 01:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Duffyside

There's way more to running these sites than just writing reviews, playing games, and making videos. Not saying Alex doesn't work hard, but to say he works harder or has more initiative because he's been writing more reviews lately during a new console launch and while he's no longer even even on the same coast as the company he works for is pretty absurd.

I don't see how a new console launch is an excuse? Alex, Dave, and Jeff are the only ones who bought a Vita
GodfatherX
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(02-29-2012, 01:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zabka

Someone please tell me there's a video containing all of Ryan's "DUDUDUDUDUDUDUDU" moments.



Patrick is one of the few people that make me think "video game journalist" is a legit profession.

he has time after time proved he deserves the title, and has touched stories most wouldnt, and investigated others that most would just put aside as rumors
Typographenia
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(02-29-2012, 01:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by cuevas, PhD.

No Ryan? Late podcast and will probably have jeff editing it with no music and messed up noise levels.

I wouldn't have it any other way. Well, except for the not late part.
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(02-29-2012, 01:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zabka

Patrick is one of the few people that make me think "video game journalist" is a legit profession.

Agreed, he's like a classic investigative journalist, I like how he rolls, we need more of this type of journalism in the games industry.
Dizzy-4U
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(02-29-2012, 02:06 AM)
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NintenDownloads X-press should have a comeback now that Ryan isn't looking.
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(02-29-2012, 02:07 AM)
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Where's my bombcast dammit!

Edit: Thanks!
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Typographenia
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(02-29-2012, 02:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by lowrider007

Agreed, he's like a classic investigative journalist, I like how he rolls, we need more of this type of journalism in the games industry.

It could be a summer feature: Kamp Klepek

There are four cabins lead by Counselor Gerstmann, Shoemaker, Caravella, and Davis. Everyone competes in bringing quality journalism through hitting the streets, asking the hard questions, digging up information, and getting to the heart of the issues. Only then, will Head Counselor Klepek award the Golden Luchadeer of Journalism award to the next generation of gaming journalists.




Seriously, though, excellent write up, and Patrick did a bang-up job. Really unfortunate issue, but I can only continue to hope that every incident that light is shed on helps push the general gaming community one step closer to behaving and conducting itself better.
sixghost
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(02-29-2012, 02:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by lowrider007

Agreed, he's like a classic investigative journalist, I like how he rolls, we need more of this type of journalism in the games industry.

I wouldn't go that far. I enjoy most of what he writes, but I think he stands out more because of the mass incompetence or apathy of most other sites.

True investigative journalism takes lots of time, whereas often Patrick seems to get interested in a story for about a day, then moves on. It's not a slight against him, he's just not in a position where he could spend 8 weeks tracking down leads to get to the bottom of the FIFA hacks, because he's a team of one at giantbomb.
MG310
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(02-29-2012, 02:18 AM)
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Someone really needs to send Patrick a comically oversized press hat for his fro.
Megasoum
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(02-29-2012, 02:22 AM)
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The reason that Alex is doing a bunch of reviews right now is because Ryan is on vacation, Brad is most probably going through Mass Effect 3 right now for the review and Jeff hmm well, he must be doing everything else that needs to be done to keep the site going.
Duffyside
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(02-29-2012, 02:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by zoner

I don't see how a new console launch is an excuse? Alex, Dave, and Jeff are the only ones who bought a Vita

One of the reasons Jeff, the primary review-guy of GB, has given Alex so many reviews lately is because Jeff spent so much time with the Vita. It also greatly increases the amount of games to cover. I don't know how this can be hard to understand.
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(02-29-2012, 02:33 AM)
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cuevas, PhD.
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(02-29-2012, 02:36 AM)
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I was right!
sixghost
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(02-29-2012, 02:41 AM)
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Wonder if they recorded today, the description seems like they talk about the fighting game thing.
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(02-29-2012, 02:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by sixghost

I wouldn't go that far. I enjoy most of what he writes, but I think he stands out more because of the mass incompetence or apathy of most other sites.

True investigative journalism takes lots of time, whereas often Patrick seems to get interested in a story for about a day, then moves on. It's not a slight against him, he's just not in a position where he could spend 8 weeks tracking down leads to get to the bottom of the FIFA hacks, because he's a team of one at giantbomb.

I'm with this guy. But Patrick's pretty good, considering the resources available to him.
The Dutch Slayer
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(02-29-2012, 07:39 AM)
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:D:D:D:D
StopMakingSense
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(02-29-2012, 07:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Dutch Slayer



:D:D:D:D

Well that's just plain trouble right there.
The Dutch Slayer
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(02-29-2012, 07:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by vitaminwateryum

Also, hot damn! They're two videos away from their 1000th Quick Look.

that is awesome man I can remember it like it was yesterday, giantbomb was a wordpress blog and had some content up and about 3 updates a week.
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(02-29-2012, 07:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Dutch Slayer



:D:D:D:D

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. The fucking crazed look on Ryan's face.
LiQuid!
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(02-29-2012, 08:20 AM)
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Has anybody ever seen a picture of Ryan wearing pants?
AcciDante
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(02-29-2012, 08:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiQuid!

Has anybody ever seen a picture of Ryan wearing pants?

...........................I never though about it before. Whoa.
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(02-29-2012, 08:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiQuid!

Has anybody ever seen a picture of Ryan wearing pants?

NSFW

It's safe to say that Ryan is only approachable when wearing shorts.
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(02-29-2012, 08:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiQuid!

Has anybody ever seen a picture of Ryan wearing pants?

I did a quick Google search but couldn't find Ryan in pants... I found this instead:



Beardless Blonde Ryan is a solid late night treat. Enjoy.
The Dutch Slayer
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(02-29-2012, 08:34 AM)
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This crazy to see jeff almost look the same but Ryan man just god their are no words :D
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(02-29-2012, 08:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Friedreich

NSFW

It's safe to say that Ryan is only approachable when wearing shorts.

whaaaaat?! Did they do a mailbag for that?
Htown
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(02-29-2012, 08:54 AM)
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God what the FUCK was with the blonde thing during the Gamespot days
LiQuid!
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(02-29-2012, 09:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Friedreich

NSFW

It's safe to say that Ryan is only approachable when wearing shorts.

The holy grail of Ryan Davis pictures. You have found it.
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Originally Posted by Friedreich

NSFW

It's safe to say that Ryan is only approachable when wearing shorts.

I love that the only picture of Ryan wearing pants is NSFW.
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(02-29-2012, 10:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zombie James

I did a quick Google search but couldn't find Ryan in pants... I found this instead:



Beardless Blonde Ryan is a solid late night treat. Enjoy.

JeffxStreaks really makes this a photo save to your hard drive
Dany M
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(02-29-2012, 01:09 PM)
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Does anyone else listen to the Screened podcast? What did you think of this week?
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(02-29-2012, 01:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by PinkCrayon

whaaaaat?! Did they do a mailbag for that?

I don't know, but I'd like to see that vid as well. The picture is from his GB profile.
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(02-29-2012, 01:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dizzy-4U

NintenDownloads X-press should have a comeback now that Ryan isn't looking.

Yes a special commemorative show with Rick 'The Ricker'

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