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Giant Bomb Thread The Third: #TeamBrad

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Yaboosh

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I've been checking GB twitters, and lately, it really feels like certain people are trying their hardesto discount them on stuff. Maybe it's because of this stupid Tomb Raider thing, but there's a lot of 'oh you guys didn't mention the harmonix layoffs', 'oh you guys shouldnt review double fine', and a recent one, which seems completely insane, 'oh you gave forza a 5/5 and had codes to giveaway'

Like ... are people thinking they can get their jobs or something? It's always existed, but it's been real bad the past week or so. Good on Klepek specifically for responding to a lot of it.
They are really close to Harmonix and Double Fine. But that doesn't bother me, because I don't go to Giant Bomb for unbiased reviews of games. I go because they are entertaining when they talk about stuff.
 

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They are really close to Harmonix and Double Fine. But that doesn't bother me, because I don't go to Giant Bomb for unbiased reviews of games. I go because they are entertaining when they talk about stuff.
Even if they are, it's not like they give harmonix or double fine perfect 10's on their five star scale and praise for everything they do. They hang out with cool dudes and are still professionally critical of their games.
 

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He couldn't stop bragging how the game taught him to do the electric slide.
They're so biased towards Harmonix it isn't funny. These last two weeks of the bombcast has been nothing but Jeff showering them with praise.
Did you guys listen to a different bombcast than me? He was saying how busted it was half the time and that he probably won't play it again. Damn, high praise there.
 

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I dunno where the idea to play two games on TNT came from, but it's TERRIBLE! You always have two guys concentrating on one game and the other guy sat in the corner by himself. The Borderlands 2/Tokyo Jungle TNT was the zenith of this, with Ryan and Patrick having a whale of a time on Tokyo Jungle and Jeff sat in the corner shouting things like "I'm going to get in this car guys!"


I also wish Patrick and Ryan would stop doing shit together, most boring combo on the planet.
 
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My god, that Hotline Miami soundtrack is fantastic. Does anyone know the video/podcast? where Brad Muir and Jeff are talking about mages and pronouncing the word in hilarious fashion?
 

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Did you guys listen to a different bombcast than me? He was saying how busted it was half the time and that he probably won't play it again. Damn, high praise there.
Oh, let me guess, you're one of those people that believe the lies being spread about Brad Shoemaker. Don't listen to the media, man. They're only telling you what they want you to hear.
Follow the money!


I was kidding. OR WAS I?! I was.
 

Yaboosh

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They're so biased towards Harmonix it isn't funny. These last two weeks of the bombcast has been nothing but Jeff showering them with praise.
Where did I say that it necessarily affected their reviews or how they speak of the games?

Are they not really close to Harmonix and Double Fine?

I love when Drake and Muir come to their studio and give us content. It would be a loss if they stopped coming by.
 

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They're so biased towards Harmonix it isn't funny. These last two weeks of the bombcast has been nothing but Jeff showering them with praise.
I can't tell if you are trolling or being serious.

I have to read a review from a Harmonix/Double fine game on GB that sounded bias or got any special treatment. All the games got FAIR scores. So they praise them on a podcast means what? They are biased? When you are in this field of work for 15+ years you are bound to make friends but that means you can't be unbiased?
 

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I can't tell if you are trolling or being serious.

I have to read a review from a Harmonix/Double fine game on GB that sounded bias or got any special treatment. All the games got FAIR scores. So they praise them on a podcast means what? They are biased? When you are in this field of work for 15+ years you are bound to make friends but that means you can't be unbiased?
Pretty sure he was kidding since Jeff has been ragging on Dance Central 3 pretty bad.
 

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Watched the QL, watched TNT.
I didn't see TNT, but during the quicklook, I thought he made the game seem a bit more stiff than it actually is. He was playing pretty cautiously and not using a few things that would have made the game move faster and be more fun. It ramps up quite a bit as well, that was only the 3rd level in the ql.

If you're not sold for $10, pick it up during a steam sale.
 

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I didn't see TNT, but during the quicklook, I thought he made the game seem a bit more stiff than it actually is. He was playing pretty cautiously and not using a few things that would have made the game move faster and be more fun. It ramps up quite a bit as well, that was only the 3rd level in the ql.

If you're not sold for $10, pick it up during a steam sale.
will def pick it up then
 

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Did you guys listen to a different bombcast than me? He was saying how busted it was half the time and that he probably won't play it again. Damn, high praise there.
Yeah, they talked about it, but I agree with them. Kinect is absolute garbage most of the time, Harmonix's Dance game genre is running out of steam as it currently stands, and it seems like the cheaper downloadable double-fine happy action theatre seems to work, and can even be broken at times but still seem like its working.
 

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Is GB not going to comment on the journalism scandal? Didn't they hire Patrick to be the news man for the site?
 

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Meh.

A Greg Kasavin award statue is more prestigious

Is GB not going to comment on the journalism scandal? Didn't they hire Patrick to be the news man for the site?
He hopefully post something over the weekend.


Would rather hear Jeff talk about it TBH and for once I dont mean that as a slight against Patrick. Jeff just has more experience in the industry and has seen this shit happen to other people and himself.

He has talked openly in the past about writers who where just using there spot at old gamespot to get jobs at publishers / developers.

He has a unique point of view on these stories where as all Patrick could do would be just report on what happened.
 

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Someone should shoot them an email at bombcast@giantbomb.com about the subject, so we might get perspective and opinions from all of them.
I have a feeling they'd say something like "we'd rather talk about games than gaming journalism". Aren't they friends with Keighley? He should really be the one being put under the microscope for that nonsense.
 

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I have a feeling they'd say something like "we'd rather talk about games than gaming journalism". Aren't they friends with Keighley? He should really be the one being put under the microscope for that nonsense.
Ryan talked about it in the chat a little bit last night. Paraphrasing, he doesn't think the libel suit should have gone through, but hardly considers himself a games journalist so much as someone who talks about games; "I'm not a journalist, I don't have a beat".
 

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Kinda weird hearing so many people drop the "I'm not a journalist" thing all of a sudden. Like some how that protects them from being called out on this shit.
 

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Someone should shoot them an email at bombcast@giantbomb.com about the subject, so we might get perspective and opinions from all of them.
I asked them what there favorite flavours of mountain dew and Doritos are.


Oh I just remembered that they tried to get a gatorade tiger marketing partnership back in the early EARLY days of GB.

Does that mean they are just as bad as Geoff or where they on the cutting edge of marketing and now this is the new normal?

All the gaming personalities are going to be pimping energy drinks by next year aren't they?
 
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