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#51 Posted by ThePickle (4160 posts) -

@believer258 said:

I hope Patrick doesn't read this particular thread. This would be incredibly disheartening to me...

Me too. I seriously don't understand Patrick hate. He fits into the group so well and has been an amazing addition to the site.

#52 Posted by Srah (81 posts) -

@believer258 said:

I hope Patrick doesn't read this particular thread. This would be incredibly disheartening to me...

Agreed.

Also, I miss Patrick's snorting haha

#53 Posted by wjb (1653 posts) -

In my opinion, I don't think the issue is whether or not people have a legitimate gripe with Patrick, but why should people think it's necessary to even mention gripes in this particular thread? Just seems tacky unless the OP is specifically asking for an opinion.

#54 Posted by ZombieSpace (286 posts) -

Patrick is a fantastic writer and has an importent role like any other member of the bombcrew but i must admit that having the four guys doing the bombcast has been nice.

#55 Posted by pyromagnestir (4287 posts) -

I miss Tricky more than I thought I would. I mean the bombcast was great before he was on it, and without him it should be the same as it was then, in theory, but I guess I've gotten used to his presence. Also I was really interested in hearing his take on Eternal Darkness. (I have always liked that game a lot less than the sum of all it's parts. I love most of it's parts, if I were to break it down into parts, but for whatever reason the game was a slight disappointment.)

I for one eagerly await his return.

#56 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Positive thread about missing a staff member who is off mourning the death of his father while preparing for his wedding; two things that will be linked forever and, as someone who just recently got married, I can't even comprehend how difficult that would be.

So naturally, let's all be cunts about him like in every single other thread about him and every video he has ever been in. Stay classy, Giant Bomb community.

#57 Posted by Nightriff (4979 posts) -

I don't miss Patrick on the Bombcast but I do enjoy his write ups. He is great on the BC every now and again but every episode with him can be draining. When he talks about games he is great and insightful but when he is trying to be funny or tell a story it is the worst.

#58 Posted by Hailinel (24289 posts) -

It is awfully, awfully strange reading through this thread mere weeks after everyone was sending him condolences.

#59 Posted by TheHT (11102 posts) -

@pornstorestiffi said:

@believer258 said:

I hope Patrick doesn't read this particular thread. This would be incredibly disheartening to me...

Yeah would be a shame. But he seems like a guy who doesn't give a shit about such things, and nor should he.

yeah, i think he's smart enough to know to not take any of this crap people say to heart.

@Srah said:

@believer258 said:

I hope Patrick doesn't read this particular thread. This would be incredibly disheartening to me...

Agreed.

Also, I miss Patrick's snorting haha

oh god no. that ALWAYS manages to throw me off.

#60 Posted by Gabriel (4058 posts) -

God no, It's been fantastic.

#61 Posted by Fattony12000 (7270 posts) -

I like Patrick.

I like him on the Bombcast.

I like the Bombcast with the original gang as well.

I see no downsides to anything.

Online
#62 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11594 posts) -

I'm not going to pretend I haven't been enjoying the past few bombcasts more than usual, for as unfortunate as the circumstances are, though a lot of that is simply the tangential nature of them. Does that make me a horrible person? Maybe. Regardless, I've been listening to the new gamespot podcast recently, and for whatever problems I have with Patrick, he's not Tom McShea and therefore isn't the kind of horrible radio poison that that guy is. Gotta keep things in perspective.

#63 Posted by SergioOlivares26 (14 posts) -

I did not notice till someone said something. Makes sense why I have not been enjoying the bombcast as much lately.

#64 Posted by Vexxan (4618 posts) -

I need Patrick back, I want my proper news section!

#65 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

I'd rather listen to the guys talk about hummingbird masks than hear about another round of layoffs at whatever game company. I don't miss the news section and I don't miss Patrick, then again I am not speaking for the whole community. But if the OP didn't want my and other member's opinions on the subject he should have just made this a blog post.

Patrick's a big boy, and I hardly doubt a thread about him is really going to turn his world upside down.

#66 Posted by Humanity (9025 posts) -

I don't think anyone should feel guilty about having an opinion. If you like or dislike someone thats your right. Personally I've been enjoying the last few Bombcasts a lot more.

#67 Edited by Grimace (376 posts) -

I've loved the last few weeks with the original crew.

The lack of games coming out makes for some great off topic discussion.

EDIT: And yes, be thankful for no Tom McShea.

#68 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

@believer258 said:

I hope Patrick doesn't read this particular thread. This would be incredibly disheartening to me...

This. Patrick's awesome, fuck all y'all.

Dude brought up the topic of JUKEBOX TROLLING. How can you *not* want him around?

#69 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

I like having the original crew back for a while, but I have actually started to notice his absence a bit, in a good way. I miss his presence more in certain QLs, though. It's also admirable that he's still been posting Worth Reading, which I quite enjoy.

#70 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

I miss him as well.

#71 Posted by adambyrney (61 posts) -

@Tylea002 said:

@believer258 said:

I hope Patrick doesn't read this particular thread. This would be incredibly disheartening to me...

This. Patrick's awesome, fuck all y'all.

Dude brought up the topic of JUKEBOX TROLLING. How can you *not* want him around?

Oh yeah where he was in a 'fight'.

#72 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

@adambyrney said:

@Tylea002 said:

@believer258 said:

I hope Patrick doesn't read this particular thread. This would be incredibly disheartening to me...

This. Patrick's awesome, fuck all y'all.

Dude brought up the topic of JUKEBOX TROLLING. How can you *not* want him around?

Oh yeah where he was in a 'fight'.

Almost in a fight. Dude made it pretty clear what went down and told an awesome story. I like having him on the Bombcast, and he can throw down with the taking it seriously more than any of the others. He's actually a journalist.

#73 Posted by adambyrney (61 posts) -

@Tylea002: I like that patrick is willing to check out older games and indie stuff.

Its better to hear someone who sounds actually interested in the subject than say, when they talk about how the latest COD is creatively bankrupt yet discuss it to death in video reviews, special podcasts, QLs etc.

#74 Posted by Stonyman65 (2661 posts) -

I don't mind him not being on the podcast. He just made it hard to listen to, always cutting people off and just kind of being immature.

#75 Posted by TheHBK (5471 posts) -

He's the only person with curly hair that I respect. Miss ya.

#76 Posted by JustKamToo (681 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror said:

I like having him gone. He interrupts and talks over the other guys constantly.

#77 Posted by Nux (2325 posts) -

I like having the original 4 back and it is a nice change but I also miss Patrick on the Bobmcast as well and I will be happy when he comes back.

#78 Posted by christ0phe (952 posts) -

@Tylea002 said:

@adambyrney said:

@Tylea002 said:

@believer258 said:

I hope Patrick doesn't read this particular thread. This would be incredibly disheartening to me...

This. Patrick's awesome, fuck all y'all.

Dude brought up the topic of JUKEBOX TROLLING. How can you *not* want him around?

Oh yeah where he was in a 'fight'.

Almost in a fight. Dude made it pretty clear what went down and told an awesome story. I like having him on the Bombcast, and he can throw down with the taking it seriously more than any of the others. He's actually a journalist.

He was not even close to being in a fight.

#79 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

@Stonyman65 said:

I don't mind him not being on the podcast. He just made it hard to listen to, always cutting people off and just kind of being immature.

...

immature? really? I've certainly never heard any immature talk by any other giant bomb member ever except for patrick. never ever.

#80 Posted by zaglis (909 posts) -
@Gabriel said:

God no, It's been fantastic.

So that's why the last couple of bombcasts have been so much more enjoyable to listen to.
#81 Edited by Trilogy (2648 posts) -

I did miss him a bit during the news section of the podcast last week. I'm and old school giant bomb duder though so I don't mind just having OG crew for a while until Tricky gets his business handled.

#82 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1238 posts) -

I Have been missing him on the bombcast too.

#83 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1004 posts) -

I just love how he interjects or interrupts to give a negative opinion of a game he hasn't played, completely gets facts wrong about said game, then compares it to something that is nothing like the game and then everyone on the cast seemingly agrees with him.  
 
Yeah. Not missing him at all. 

#84 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2684 posts) -

@Milkman said:

Nice to see this thread has devolved into usual "lol Patrick sucks" nonsense. You guys are the worst.

#85 Posted by wjb (1653 posts) -

@Bobby_The_Great said:

I just love how he interjects or interrupts to give a negative opinion of a game he hasn't played, completely gets facts wrong about said game, then compares it to something that is nothing like the game and then everyone on the cast seemingly agrees with him. Yeah. Not missing him at all.

Jeff hasn't gone anywhere, though.

#86 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4966 posts) -

@Humanity said:

I don't think anyone should feel guilty about having an opinion. If you like or dislike someone thats your right. Personally I've been enjoying the last few Bombcasts a lot more.

This.

#87 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1004 posts) -
@wjb said:

@Bobby_The_Great said:

I just love how he interjects or interrupts to give a negative opinion of a game he hasn't played, completely gets facts wrong about said game, then compares it to something that is nothing like the game and then everyone on the cast seemingly agrees with him. Yeah. Not missing him at all.

Jeff hasn't gone anywhere, though.

Touche, touche. 
#88 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Less Patrick the Redditor personality, more Patrick The Newsman.

#89 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

@ahaisthisourchance said:

Less Patrick the Redditor personality, more Patrick The Newsman.

brad is just as bad with the reddit shit

#90 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@ahaisthisourchance said:

Less Patrick the Redditor personality, more Patrick The Newsman.

brad is just as bad with the reddit shit

Probably, but Brad's more tolerable. He usually fizzes out on the last hour of the podcast and starts sleeping instead.

#91 Posted by bemusedchunk (681 posts) -

@ahaisthisourchance said:

@Animasta said:

@ahaisthisourchance said:

Less Patrick the Redditor personality, more Patrick The Newsman.

brad is just as bad with the reddit shit

Probably, but Brad's more tolerable. He usually fizzes out on the last hour of the podcast and starts sleeping instead.

or potty breaks.

#92 Posted by kobm (1 posts) -

The podcasts and QLs have been so amazing without patrick. Even listening to them ramble about HAM radio for half an hour was entertaining.

No need to go white knight on me guys with your "hurr durr patrick is awesome and u suck", I'm just expressing my opinion kay? :)

#93 Posted by Legend (2658 posts) -

Man, it's been so long since I listened to the bombcast, and I have to admit Patrick is one of the reasons I stopped listening to it. I just wish he would focus entirely on writing news articles like Brad Nicholson used to do.

#94 Edited by Mattalorian (594 posts) -

From a journalistic standpoint, what Patrick brings to the site is absolutely awesome. That said, I've always believed that the original 4's repertoire on the Bombcast was flawless. 4 is the perfect number - everybody can freely give their input, and nobody talks over anybody else. 5 is just too many voices, which has nothing to do with Patrick. I was concerned about this back when they started talking about Patrick as a permanent 5th member, and in retrospect I think my concerns were completely valid. In my opinion, there's a certain magic to the original 4 that was lost once a 5th voice was added. No disrespect to Patrick.

Also, it's totally just a personal thing, but Patrick seems to be the only one who doesn't really understand PC games. I love PC gaming personally, so whenever he gets a fact wrong or says something unfairly negative about the platform, I can't help but be a little annoyed. Small issue though, all things considered.

#95 Posted by Humanity (9025 posts) -

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

@Milkman said:

Nice to see this thread has devolved into usual "lol Patrick sucks" nonsense. You guys are the worst.

Goddamn idiots with opinions. Remember when GiantBomb was a cool hive mind? The good ol' days.

#96 Posted by Milkman (16619 posts) -
@Humanity

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

@Milkman said:

Nice to see this thread has devolved into usual "lol Patrick sucks" nonsense. You guys are the worst.

Goddamn idiots with opinions. Remember when GiantBomb was a cool hive mind? The good ol' days.

If your definition of "hive mind" is "people not being awful to each other", then sure, a hive mind sounds good.
#97 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

@Mattalorian: well seeing as how he doesn't have a gaming PC it's understandable (he's said previously he'd get one after the wedding, afaik)

#98 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2684 posts) -

@Humanity said:

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

@Milkman said:

Nice to see this thread has devolved into usual "lol Patrick sucks" nonsense. You guys are the worst.

Goddamn idiots with opinions. Remember when GiantBomb was a cool hive mind? The good ol' days.

The things most jackasses say to Patrick are not opinions, they're hateful remarks that have no place anywhere. Learn the difference.

#99 Edited by Humanity (9025 posts) -

@Rolyatkcinmai: Most comments I read here, granted page 3 and up, were well constructive criticisms usually along the lines of "I prefer his written work more than his camera/voice work so I'm happy with the old setup" so I guess I could be vaguely-flippant as you, and say "learn to read" but that seems unnecessary as I hope we can all be civil and respect each others views on the site.

#100 Posted by SlashDance (1814 posts) -

I get why people get upset when Patrick is in every single quick look, but in the bombcast ?

They're all there, it's not like he's stealing someone's chair or something. Having one more guy can only bring more to the discussions.