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#1 Posted by planetary (348 posts) -

Listening to GOTY day 1 podcast, best moment section. Ryan and Jeff made it clear - spoilers are fair game, when called for. But Patrick -- ONCE AGAIN, JUST LIKE LAST YEAR -- seems to think that this means that dropping and spewing them just for the sake of it is ok. God damn, man. Stop being a damn show-off!

Brad was 100% right. If a spoiler is necessary for the deliberations, fine. If not, just keep your mouth shut. Damn!

#2 Posted by Yummylee (21673 posts) -

What did he spoil? Or at least what game was it from?

#3 Posted by Toadie (9 posts) -

What about there might be spoilers did you not understand. Maybe he thought it was important for discussion. If you don't want spoilers for the top games of the year, and you listen to this podcast, its your fault.

#4 Posted by beepmachine (618 posts) -

They said right off the top they would be spoiling stuff from this year.

#5 Edited by Faltru (113 posts) -

I think he spoiled something major in the day 2 podcast as well even after they had eliminated the game in question, so be careful about listening to these podcasts if you're worried about spoilers.

They did warn us up front that they could say anything and spoil any games. So you're assuming the risk just by listening. I don't see what it has to do with showing off.

#6 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3860 posts) -

Dude get over it. Don't listen to GOTY if you are afraid of spoilers or consult the time stamps podcast.

People are such whiners. Yeah he is a "show off" lol okay dude.

#7 Posted by rjayb89 (7722 posts) -

Yeah, let's beat him up.

#8 Posted by JeanLuc (3585 posts) -

Show off how? What did he spoil that bothered you?

#9 Posted by phrali (646 posts) -

omg close this thread. we are not allowed to dislike patrick or anything he does, didn't you get the memo?

#10 Posted by Toadie (9 posts) -

Yeah, close this thread, because if you can't be bothered to understand spoilers might be in a spoiler filled podcast, you have mental issues.

#11 Posted by MiniPato (2741 posts) -

If you don't want to hear spoilers then don't listen to spoiler filled podcasts. Necessary spoilers or not, you knew the risk of listening and there was plenty of ramp up time during Patrick explaining the endings to Tokyo Jungle and Dragon's Dogma for you to turn it off.

#12 Posted by planetary (348 posts) -

Ah, of course. We must protect Patrick and his feelings. I forgot... The Patrick Police Squad around here is making me sick.

Note: I'm actually fairly conflicted about this, because Patrick has it within him to make cogent arguments. But why must he be such a loose cannon and a douche the other 50% of the time? Arrgh. Patrick, I *want* to like you, but when you're playing hipster or self-involved man-child, I simply cannot.

Best that he leave the staff -- or at least the editorial staff. Put him on news, and keep him there.

#13 Posted by twigger89 (278 posts) -

@planetary said:

Listening to GOTY day 1 podcast, best moment section. Ryan and Jeff made it clear - spoilers are fair game, when called for. But Patrick -- ONCE AGAIN, JUST LIKE LAST YEAR -- seems to think that this means that dropping and spewing them just for the sake of it is ok. God damn, man. Stop being a damn show-off!

Brad was 100% right. If a spoiler is necessary for the deliberations, fine. If not, just keep your mouth shut. Damn!

Survey says, Irrational bitching!

They said they were going to spoiler things, if you didn't want anything spoiled then you shouldn't listen to the podcasts. It's your damn fault.

#14 Posted by SamFo (1529 posts) -

I hate people who care that much about spoilers. Spoiler for walking dead here Duck Dies

#15 Posted by endaround (2146 posts) -

Shorter planetary: How dare people point out the total illogic in my attacks on Patrick!

#16 Posted by Stonyman65 (2711 posts) -

@planetary said:

Ah, of course. We must protect Patrick and his feelings. I forgot... The Patrick Police Squad around here is making me sick.

Note: I'm actually fairly conflicted about this, because Patrick has it within him to make cogent arguments. But why must he be such a loose cannon and a douche the other 50% of the time? Arrgh. Patrick, I *want* to like you, but when you're playing hipster or self-involved man-child, I simply cannot.

Best that he leave the staff -- or at least the editorial staff. Put him on news, and keep him there.

Word.

#17 Edited by GorillaMoPena (2147 posts) -

Isn't the first thing on the first day YO THERE WILL BE SPOILERS, LIKE ALL OF THEM?

#18 Posted by Giantstalker (1656 posts) -

@planetary said:

Ah, of course. We must protect Patrick and his feelings. I forgot... The Patrick Police Squad around here is making me sick.

Note: I'm actually fairly conflicted about this, because Patrick has it within him to make cogent arguments. But why must he be such a loose cannon and a douche the other 50% of the time? Arrgh. Patrick, I *want* to like you, but when you're playing hipster or self-involved man-child, I simply cannot.

Best that he leave the staff -- or at least the editorial staff. Put him on news, and keep him there.

I agree with this sentiment very strongly. Well said.

#19 Posted by Butler (384 posts) -

I like Jeff's response when someone halted the conversation about spoilers and it was something the extent of "fuck off."

#20 Edited by jsnyder82 (735 posts) -

Spoilers: You care too much.

#21 Posted by kerse (2114 posts) -

They said there would be spoilers, sorry you're just being crazy now.

#22 Posted by Skogen (430 posts) -

@MiniPato said:

If you don't want to hear spoilers then don't listen to spoiler filled podcasts. Necessary spoilers or not, you knew the risk of listening and there was plenty of ramp up time during Patrick explaining the endings to Tokyo Jungle and Dragon's Dogma for you to turn it off.

Thank you.

It's a series of GOTY podcasts. What do you expect?

#23 Posted by MiniPato (2741 posts) -

@planetary said:

Ah, of course. We must protect Patrick and his feelings. I forgot... The Patrick Police Squad around here is making me sick.

I don't see anyone protecting Patrick. Everyone is just questioning why you would listen to a spoiler filled podcast specifically discussing "Best Story" if you didn't want to hear spoilers for any 2012 games?

#24 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2010 posts) -

Eh, they said spoilers. I mean, I don't remember what you're talking about in specific, but spoilers are fair game. It's not a "this spoiler is okay, but this one is not" situation for the GOTY stuff - it's all or nothing in these things in order for the best of the best to get to the top. They might make an off-hand remark about a gigantic spoiler, but you run that risk listening to these things.

I don't see what you folks don't get about that.

#25 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (794 posts) -

Although I feel users have no reason to complain about potential spoilers in the GotY podcasts, it would be unfair for the guys if Patrick is needlessly tossing around spoilers. We have a choice in deciding if we want to listen to the podcasts, but the guys do not.

This obviously isn't what OP is getting at because if it is this thread wouldn't exist.

#26 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5266 posts) -

To be fair Ryan said that any game that came out on or before 2012 (a bit facetious) and Jeff said fuck the people that cared about that stuff (not facetious.)

This doesn't seem the thing to criticize the podcast on. But wait I'm a "Patrick Police dude" or something because I think a spoiler warning on all games 2012 or prior means that games in 2012 or before are likely to be spoiled.

#27 Posted by freakin9 (1121 posts) -

I don't mind the spoilers but I have to say the amount of deliberation for what's often dopey categories is over the top. It feels like they've decided that 2 hours MUST BE FILLED... so what the heck else do you expect other than a mountain of spoilers. But really, outside of the actual GOTY podcast which I'm fine if it's 5 hours long, they definitely get a little too into these less interesting categories.

#28 Posted by Indiana_Jenkins (390 posts) -

I'm just glad that he managed to burn a member of the staff this time.

He taught me how to fly prematurely.

#29 Posted by Brendan (7813 posts) -

Y'know what's funny? When people make legitimate criticism of a stupid thread, that is based in ignorance and thick-headedness, and the poster proceeds to defend him/herself by claiming the criticizers are simply "defending" the staff member in question.

Here's a hint: Read the posts. None are defending Patrick. They're belittling you for being an idiot.

#30 Posted by granderojo (1788 posts) -

I really hate it when people complain about spoilers.

#31 Edited by George_Hukas (1317 posts) -

Are we talking about Tokyo Jungle?

#32 Posted by VoshiNova (1691 posts) -
Dat Dunk is here to Stay...Lady
#33 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (794 posts) -

@obcdexter: Hopefully, a mod will deal with this one. Probably shouldn't quote the post.

#34 Posted by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

They said their would be spoilers for everything in video game history! Why are you angry?

#35 Posted by DewRequired (122 posts) -

@planetary said:

Ah, of course. We must protect Patrick and his feelings. I forgot... The Patrick Police Squad around here is making me sick.

Note: I'm actually fairly conflicted about this, because Patrick has it within him to make cogent arguments. But why must he be such a loose cannon and a douche the other 50% of the time? Arrgh. Patrick, I *want* to like you, but when you're playing hipster or self-involved man-child, I simply cannot.

Best that he leave the staff -- or at least the editorial staff. Put him on news, and keep him there.

DISCLAIMER: I love GB solely because of the personalities that comprise it.

I'm pretty sure "loose cannon" and "douche" perfectly describe the way Jeff and Brad get when they're fighting over every GoTY debate that GB has ever had. If Patrick does not fit in perfectly with this group, then I don't know where he does.

#36 Posted by DemiGodRaven (270 posts) -

@rjayb89 said:

Yeah, let's beat him up.

#37 Edited by MetalGearSunny (6992 posts) -
#38 Posted by The_Nubster (2152 posts) -

@planetary said:

Ah, of course. We must protect Patrick and his feelings. I forgot... The Patrick Police Squad around here is making me sick.

Note: I'm actually fairly conflicted about this, because Patrick has it within him to make cogent arguments. But why must he be such a loose cannon and a douche the other 50% of the time? Arrgh. Patrick, I *want* to like you, but when you're playing hipster or self-involved man-child, I simply cannot.

Best that he leave the staff -- or at least the editorial staff. Put him on news, and keep him there.

"Guys Patrick spoiled a thing and so he should lose his job! Wah wah wah."

Grow the fuck up.

On another note, don't whine and bitch about the people defending Patrick. One, because you're having a huge hissy-fit over a spoiler in Podcasts that were said to contain spoilers and shitting all over someone for something that's more or less your fault, and two, you are the one who started slinging shit about Patrick. Don't expect to badmouth someone and not have anyone defend him.

#39 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1791 posts) -

I'd warn people that fire is hot, but then I'd get blamed when they burn themselves.

Don't listen to spoiler-filled podcasts. Seriously.

#40 Posted by obcdexter (602 posts) -

To address the topic: They did say right out the gate there would be heavy spoilers in the podcast, then Jeff - in his usual manner - added some snarky remarks that were intentionally over the top as much as they were illogical, if you take into consideration how much the GB crew then went on to talk about story-reveals, wtf moments and such. All of which would of course be ruined by a premature spoiler-reveal for anybody that hadn't played discussed games yet.

So what did I do? Didn't listen to the deliberations, of course. I haven't played Sleeping Dogs, Spec Ops, Far Cry 3 and AC 3 yet and simply don't want to know what happens in those games beforehand. Avoiding spoilers seems to be the right and, quite frankly, "fair" way to approach these or any game. Already made the mistake and - despite warning - read Patrick's article covering Spec Ops a few months back, spoiling myself to a point where I know my experience won't be quite as emotional as it could've been ... heck, I know it WOULD have been.

Again: My mistake entirely. I do give the crew props for addressing the issue beforehand, giving out a warning even in their GOTY podcasts. And no, I do not think people caring about spoilers are doing it wrong. Still: No way Patrick gets to be blamed for this one, since it was made clear from the very beginning spoilers will be part of the conversation.

#41 Posted by planetary (348 posts) -

I am solid with spoilers in the GOTY podcast. But I am more in Brad's camp that they should be used when relevant, not willy-nilly or even higgledy-piggledy. The champion of the gratuitous spoiler which does not advance any GOTY argument is Patrick. He did it last year in 2011's GOTY and he continues to toss plot points around that are not necessary. Ultimately, despite agreeing that deliberations need no holds barred, I hold with Brad and not with Jeff (and certainly not with Patrick) on maintaining some sense of restraint.

#42 Posted by panvixyl (325 posts) -

@rjayb89 said:

Yeah, let's beat him up.

I'm gonna push that nerd into the sand and fart on him for what he's done!

#43 Posted by Flappy (2261 posts) -

Spoilers? In a GOTY podcast? Baaaaaaalogna.

Get over yourself.

#44 Posted by NapTimeSleeper (330 posts) -

I don't know how this would be considered "showing off" and it was made clear that spoilers would be in the GOTY podcasts.

#45 Posted by EXTomar (4743 posts) -

Uh, I thought it was pretty clear that for these discussions about "Hey Ryan/Jeff/Vinny/Brad/Patrick, why did you think X deserves to be on this list?" that when they needed to talk about spoilers to make their case they are going to spoil it.

#46 Posted by triple07 (1196 posts) -

Why would you listen to the GOTY podcasts if you care about spoilers? I haven't gotten to a lot of the games they talk about so I'm not gonna listen to any of the parts that have spoilers in them. I don't see how someone talking about a spoiler when you were warned about it is "showing off".

Also Jeff doesn't want you listening to the podcast anymore if this is your attitude.

#47 Posted by planetary (348 posts) -

Again, spoilers needed to advance an argument: fine. But spoilers when not necessary or material to the question: lame. Those of you who point out that Jeff should also be taken to task on creating an environment in which the Gratuitous Klepek can flourish have a good point as well.

#48 Edited by EXTomar (4743 posts) -

They are talking about the games in context of rewards. How do they do that without talking about the game or is that lame? Sounds like someone wants a podcast full of "Just take my word for it...it is so awesome!"

#49 Posted by Hunter5024 (5691 posts) -

I felt so bad for Brad when the Assassins Creed spoiler came out. I was like "NO!"

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#50 Posted by planetary (348 posts) -

Talking about the game as needed: fine. Talking about it more than is needed (e.g. Frog Fractions) is just a douche move. Brad was right to try to get Patrick (and others) to STFU after a point, if only for Ryan's sake. Look, if it's a 45 minute fire fight between fucking Skyrim and Saints Row, I expect spoiler-laden scorched earth. But for these smaller awards, and after the answer is all but decided? To continue to go on about your favorite parts? Dude, jeez. Just STFU.