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Posted by Xero_Tolerance

Patrick needs to burn those brown pants and let his wife dress him.

Posted by Flappy

@paulunga said:

@Igottadeuce said:

I think all these comments are leading up to a $hirt that says "FUCK PATRICK KLEPEK".

I'll buy the alternative "GIANT BOMB DON'T CARE" one.

I'd buy them both.

Posted by Undeadpool

@xxizzypop said:

@dr_mantas said:

@1momosauky said:

@Vinchenzo said:

@Woololoo said:

@ZHabermann said:

@Nakiro said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Atwa said:

Why Patrick? the only guy that didn't play Deadly Premonition in the Endurace Run does the interview..

He has played the game. I get the impression he actually likes it more then the staff.

I think Patrick is part of the staff...

I don't

yeah well you're a retard too

Patrick isn't part of the staff. Sorry.

first step, denial.

I think we've been in anger for at least a while. Can't wait for the bargaining stage.

Is that when they start asking for Brad Nicholson back?

Because once that day comes, I don't want to be a part of this community ever again.

Yeah, we've definitely reached bargaining: just look at what happened when news got out that Matt Rorie was looking for a place of employment.

And requesting Brad Nicholson back just shows: certain jerks in any community just hate the "new" guy. Even though Patrick isn't really "new" anymore, he's still the "newest." Remember: these were the same people whining about how stale and jaded the staff was (and raging anytime Alex contributed anything) BEFORE Patrick and pining for some "new blood/fresh perspective." Now they got it, but since complaining is more fun than actual contentment (or something), they just complain about him like anyone in power actually listens.

Posted by Jimbo_N

"Yes!" "Amazing!"

Just rewatching the VJ ER for like the 4th time while being sick. Perfect timining for SWERY interview.

Big lack of questions regarding Agent York pointing to his own tieknot while pondering stuff.

Posted by nomtank

@Top8cat: Good to hear! Not everyone here is all gloom and doom and whatnot. Don't let a few bad duders ruin your fun!

Posted by sirdesmond

@MisterSamMan said:

I'd like to think Swery actually talks in the 3rd person.

I was just thinking the exact same thing.

Posted by MrBubbles

swery is awesome. deadly premonition grew on me like it did everyone else at the GB office and i can't wait for the director's cut and a new game featuring agent york.

Posted by mellotronrules

alright- i've finally succumbed. i will find a copy of this game and play it. too many glowing words to ignore it any longer.

Posted by kalmis

Kind of want to get and play this PS3 version as well now.

Posted by vegetashonor

It would be a real shame if drew and dave didn't do the directors cut endurance run, JUST to make it come full circle, lol. "Puts flame resistant suit on"

Posted by Crunchman

I don't have a PS3, what do?

Posted by V9EDD

This was a decent example of an interview conducted via an interpreter. I have been involved in many translated conversations which have been much, much harder to follow!

Edited by SolongWrex

You know how the voice-overs for scientists in documentaries always have silly fake accents for extra authenticity?

I like to think that's the case here.

Drew is the interpreter.

Posted by BerserkingGuts

I guess I'll be double dipping then. I was only recently thinking that I wanted to boot up DP again, might as well do it with new content!

Edited by pyrodactyl

@Undeadpool said:

@xxizzypop said:

@dr_mantas said:

@1momosauky said:

@Vinchenzo said:

@Woololoo said:

Patrick isn't part of the staff. Sorry.

first step, denial.

I think we've been in anger for at least a while. Can't wait for the bargaining stage.

Is that when they start asking for Brad Nicholson back?

Because once that day comes, I don't want to be a part of this community ever again.

Yeah, we've definitely reached bargaining: just look at what happened when news got out that Matt Rorie was looking for a place of employment.

And requesting Brad Nicholson back just shows: certain jerks in any community just hate the "new" guy. Even though Patrick isn't really "new" anymore, he's still the "newest." Remember: these were the same people whining about how stale and jaded the staff was (and raging anytime Alex contributed anything) BEFORE Patrick and pining for some "new blood/fresh perspective." Now they got it, but since complaining is more fun than actual contentment (or something), they just complain about him like anyone in power actually listens.

I discovered giantbomb about 4 or 5 years ago but I don't know who the fuck that Brad Nicholson guy even is. I think I saw a few retweets from the staff over the years but nothing aside from that. Was he ever part of the staff?

Also, patrick is all right. Go bitch somewhere else. Thank you.

Posted by NickL

Why care about Patrick being in on this interview? His only job was to sit there and nod his head like he understood what SWERY was saying.

Posted by Rothbart

Never got to play the 360 version since I live in Italy and it's hard to find, but I'm definitely picking up this Director's Cut. I really like how much of a truly cult game this is. Even though this interview didn't really go too in-depth with anything new, I'm still glad to see the GB crew have a chance to get in touch with such an interesting man.

Posted by Philanthropy

@Xero_Tolerance said:

Patrick needs to burn those brown pants and let his wife dress him.

lol

Posted by KevinK

@pyrodactyl said:

@Undeadpool said:

@xxizzypop said:

@dr_mantas said:

@1momosauky said:

@Vinchenzo said:

@Woololoo said:

Patrick isn't part of the staff. Sorry.

first step, denial.

I think we've been in anger for at least a while. Can't wait for the bargaining stage.

Is that when they start asking for Brad Nicholson back?

Because once that day comes, I don't want to be a part of this community ever again.

Yeah, we've definitely reached bargaining: just look at what happened when news got out that Matt Rorie was looking for a place of employment.

And requesting Brad Nicholson back just shows: certain jerks in any community just hate the "new" guy. Even though Patrick isn't really "new" anymore, he's still the "newest." Remember: these were the same people whining about how stale and jaded the staff was (and raging anytime Alex contributed anything) BEFORE Patrick and pining for some "new blood/fresh perspective." Now they got it, but since complaining is more fun than actual contentment (or something), they just complain about him like anyone in power actually listens.

I discovered giantbomb about 4 or 5 years ago but I don't know who the fuck that Brad Nicholson guy even is. I think I saw a few retweets from the staff over the years but nothing aside from that. Was he ever part of the staff?

Also, patrick is all right. Go bitch somewhere else. Thank you.

Brad Nicholson did some freelance news writing for GB before Patrick. He didn't write much and his articles were basically generic news stories of stuff that was covered by Kotaku or Joystiq earlier that day. I think he showed up on the Bombcast once and seemed like a cool dude, but he didn't live near SF and didn't seem to have a repertoire with the guys or the community.

I know the kind of in-depth exposes/essays Patrick does regularly aren't everybody's cup of tea, but I think it's something different and interesting from the usual generic news posts we get from other blogs.

And I agree, the Patrick hatred is getting old. Yeah, I like Jeff, Ryan, Vinny, Brad, Drew and Dave, and when Patrick first started showing up everywhere, it was kinda weird, but he's one of the guys now, and we all should be used to him by now. This "UGH PATRICK" bullshit years after he's been at GB is getting real old.

Posted by Vinchenzo

@Undeadpool said:

@xxizzypop said:

@dr_mantas said:

@1momosauky said:

@Vinchenzo said:

@Woololoo said:

@ZHabermann said:

@Nakiro said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Atwa said:

Why Patrick? the only guy that didn't play Deadly Premonition in the Endurace Run does the interview..

He has played the game. I get the impression he actually likes it more then the staff.

I think Patrick is part of the staff...

I don't

yeah well you're a retard too

Patrick isn't part of the staff. Sorry.

first step, denial.

I think we've been in anger for at least a while. Can't wait for the bargaining stage.

Is that when they start asking for Brad Nicholson back?

Because once that day comes, I don't want to be a part of this community ever again.

Yeah, we've definitely reached bargaining: just look at what happened when news got out that Matt Rorie was looking for a place of employment.

And requesting Brad Nicholson back just shows: certain jerks in any community just hate the "new" guy. Even though Patrick isn't really "new" anymore, he's still the "newest." Remember: these were the same people whining about how stale and jaded the staff was (and raging anytime Alex contributed anything) BEFORE Patrick and pining for some "new blood/fresh perspective." Now they got it, but since complaining is more fun than actual contentment (or something), they just complain about him like anyone in power actually listens.

Except nobody is requesting Brad Nicholson back. Good candidates to replace Patrick with: Carrie Gouskos or Rich Gallup. People that think they understand why Patrick is so hated never seem to be correct. It's not about hating the new guy or anything like that. For me it's the way Patrick presents himself and the way he talks; furthermore, he doesn't even begin to fit in with the actual GB crew. Apart from him not being somewhat funny, his personality sticks out against the others' so much it's unbelievable. Here's to hoping he gets fired soon!

Posted by Beforet

@pyrodactyl said:

@Undeadpool said:

@xxizzypop said:

@dr_mantas said:

@1momosauky said:

@Vinchenzo said:

@Woololoo said:

Patrick isn't part of the staff. Sorry.

first step, denial.

I think we've been in anger for at least a while. Can't wait for the bargaining stage.

Is that when they start asking for Brad Nicholson back?

Because once that day comes, I don't want to be a part of this community ever again.

Yeah, we've definitely reached bargaining: just look at what happened when news got out that Matt Rorie was looking for a place of employment.

And requesting Brad Nicholson back just shows: certain jerks in any community just hate the "new" guy. Even though Patrick isn't really "new" anymore, he's still the "newest." Remember: these were the same people whining about how stale and jaded the staff was (and raging anytime Alex contributed anything) BEFORE Patrick and pining for some "new blood/fresh perspective." Now they got it, but since complaining is more fun than actual contentment (or something), they just complain about him like anyone in power actually listens.

I discovered giantbomb about 4 or 5 years ago but I don't know who the fuck that Brad Nicholson guy even is. I think I saw a few retweets from the staff over the years but nothing aside from that. Was he ever part of the staff?

Also, patrick is all right. Go bitch somewhere else. Thank you.

Brad Nicholson was a freelance writer who wrote up the news reports for Giant Bomb before Patrick. He usually just regurgitated press releases and was all around boring. I didn't hate him, but he didn't really add anything to the site with his articles. Patrick at least provokes conversation.

Posted by Blimble

That was great. I know you wished they had asked more questions about stuff from the game but this wasn't that type of thing Zach.

Posted by Unequivocable

I know it was probably just the translators choice to refer to Swery as 'he'--but in some ways I think it worked almost better--I like to think that Swery refers to himself in the third person.

I played the 360 version and watched both ERs, and I thought I was done with Deadly Premonition, but after watching this, I might very well dive back in to the Directors Cut!

Posted by Nettacki

@Undeadpool said:

@xxizzypop said:

@dr_mantas said:

@1momosauky said:

@Vinchenzo said:

@Woololoo said:

@ZHabermann said:

@Nakiro said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Atwa said:

Why Patrick? the only guy that didn't play Deadly Premonition in the Endurace Run does the interview..

He has played the game. I get the impression he actually likes it more then the staff.

I think Patrick is part of the staff...

I don't

yeah well you're a retard too

Patrick isn't part of the staff. Sorry.

first step, denial.

I think we've been in anger for at least a while. Can't wait for the bargaining stage.

Is that when they start asking for Brad Nicholson back?

Because once that day comes, I don't want to be a part of this community ever again.

Yeah, we've definitely reached bargaining: just look at what happened when news got out that Matt Rorie was looking for a place of employment.

And requesting Brad Nicholson back just shows: certain jerks in any community just hate the "new" guy. Even though Patrick isn't really "new" anymore, he's still the "newest." Remember: these were the same people whining about how stale and jaded the staff was (and raging anytime Alex contributed anything) BEFORE Patrick and pining for some "new blood/fresh perspective." Now they got it, but since complaining is more fun than actual contentment (or something), they just complain about him like anyone in power actually listens.

I don't think they're requesting Brad Nicholson back. I think they're just asking for other people like Rich Gallup and Carrie Gouskos. And though some part of the hatred Patrick gets comes from being "the new guy", a larger part of his hatedom comes from how he does things and his personality.

Personally, I don't think he's that bad. He's better than Brad N, that's for sure, and he can sometimes be quite funny. But I can definitely see where the haters are coming from, and some of their complaints have some grounding in reality.

Edited by Undeadpool

@Vinchenzo: He's not going to be, so don't hold your breath. And maybe instead of getting mad at his articles, don't read 'em? Don't seek out media that you know you'll hate in general? That'd be healthier than hoping impotently for someone to lose their job.

@Nettacki: Sorry if I don't buy the Guskos argument after seeing the mere TOPIC of sexism being met with a furious firestorm of rage and hatred by the vocal minority who love to complain. Not saying that's a valid reason to not hire her, if anything it's a FANTASTIC reason to.

Posted by AlisterCat

It is is so weird to see an edited piece from Giant Bomb when most of their stuff is live and in one run. The cuts and 'reaction shots' of Ryan nodding are so weird.

Posted by retsub101

@nomtank said:

@kjekkbart said:

Also, Patrick is probably the biggest DP-fan at GB

There HAS to be a better way to phrase that...

Nope, it's perfect.

Posted by darkjester74

I will play this, sounds awesome! The ER was fantastic!

Also, love those glasses SWERY, they are dope!

Also, gotta love the fake "reaction shots" of Patrick and Ryan. Theyre all like "yup, we totally understand everything he just said!" :-D

Posted by Bizen247
Posted by EOT

Why is Patrick of all people interviewing Swery? What did he have to do with the Deadly Premonition LP?

Posted by pawsoffury

I would imagine it's horrible for Patrick to have to read all this rubbish from detractors on this website every time he appears and shows his strength of character that he still volunteers to be involved in things like this! It also confuses me as to why people would want less content on a site that some of us pay a subscription for! When Vinnie has to resort to tweeting that he stands behind Patrick as a member of staff as he did a week or so ago, the situation is clearly out of hand.

If Patrick wasn't writing news stories which bring non-subscribers in and in-turn advertising revenue, then I'm sure it wouldn't be long before CBS would pull the plug on the whole site.

I would welcome a more strict moderation stance on forums and video comment threads which enforce some kind of post suspension when comments go off topic towards slagging off the staff, be it Patrick, Brad, Alex or even when Kessler makes his occasional ex-intern appearance. No-one wants to read it and the more grateful members of the community don't want such posters involved in the community. I'd like to see the reaction if they got up at the PAX panel and said such ridiculous things into a mic, though a RL lynching might make an interesting half time segment!

Posted by DjCmeP

@EOT said:

Why is Patrick of all people interviewing Swery? What did he have to do with the Deadly Premonition LP?

This.

Posted by Bistromath

I need this in my PS3.

Posted by Toomz

@pawsoffury: Dude can I just say, seconded, and thank you for this. I love it when members of the community still respect this site and the guys that make it happen. That thread last week over the statue showed the ugly side of this community, and I was fed up with it too.

Posted by Jeff

Congratulations to the people complaining about the only guy on staff who spoke up and said "yeah, sure, let's interview Swery while he's in town." You're all Grade A truth-tellers who totally get us as people, man.

Staff
Posted by dr_mantas

@Jeff said:

Congratulations to the people complaining about the only guy on staff who spoke up and said "yeah, sure, let's interview Swery while he's in town." You're all Grade A truth-tellers who totally get us as people, man.

Well said.

In fact, there should be much more discussion about Swery's amazing rings. I mean look at that thumb ring.

Posted by posh

jesus christ the members on this site are the worst

Posted by TehJedicake

Comments are why I try my hardest not to participate in the community.

Posted by Colourful_Hippie

@DjCmeP said:

@EOT said:

Why is Patrick of all people interviewing Swery? What did he have to do with the Deadly Premonition LP?

This.

Because he just wanted to specifically piss you two off.

Posted by ILikePopCans

I like SWERY's glasses...

Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite

This was an enjoyable interview, always good to hear from SWERY.

Also did I hear him mention a new ending? I am totally going to get this just to see that. Some how the original was perfect, for how crazy and left field it was, I don't know how that masterpiece could be changed.

Posted by Lashe

What Do I Need To Know Before Using The Site?

The primary rule here is don't be a jerk. Everyone is expected to treat one another with respect as well as to respect the site and its features and the various members of staff and moderators who help run it.

I'm just going to leave this right here. Seems like some people need a reminder.

Posted by dr_mantas

@TehJedicake said:

Comments are why I try my hardest not to participate in the community.

@posh said:

jesus christ the members on this site are the worst

You know, I might agree with you guys in principle, but understand that you are a part of the community, and realizing that empowers you to change things.

If you see people being assholes, call them out on it.

This general complaining and distancing yourself like you're far above is not very productive.

Posted by TehJedicake

Hey is it possible to block a person on the site? Or ignore them or something? Just curious.

Posted by Baillie

I think it's fine to not like a member of staff, I'm not necessarily fond of Patrick's personality, but when it comes to bitching about him at every opportunity, it really does just ruin the site for everyone. I spoke up about not liking the way Patrick hates on stealth games, and I also don't particularly enjoy his sexism posts. I think the thought is there, but I really don't think he's going about it a great way either.

It's fine to disagree with a staff member, I don't think any of the staff would even bother about it naturally, but when he is in a SHORT interview, where it all goes well and there is still animosity, it's a bit ludicrous.

Also, to users who are saying "DON'T LIKE IT? GO SOMEWHERE ELSE", you're being just as childish. Not really liking one member of staff doesn't mean they hate everything about the site.

Posted by posh

@dr_mantas said:

@TehJedicake said:

Comments are why I try my hardest not to participate in the community.

@posh said:

jesus christ the members on this site are the worst

You know, I might agree with you guys in principle, but understand that you are a part of the community, and realizing that empowers you to change things.

If you see people being assholes, call them out on it.

This general complaining and distancing yourself like you're far above is not very productive.

hah! you should see my inbox. a torrent of abuse from patrick haters and misogynists. i've been doing nothing but calling people out on being assholes for the past two weeks

Posted by Draxyle

Really can't wait! I fell in love with the game only having watched the Endurance run, but I lacked a 360 to be able to experience it for myself. Glad to finally have a chance to do so. I don't normally pre-order games, but I make exceptions for a select few standouts.

@TehJedicake said:

Comments are why I try my hardest not to participate in the community.

On the contrary, more of us sane people need to participate more in order to drown out the jerks.

And boy have there been a lot of jerks this week. I couldn't believe people were complaining even before this was even posted.

Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite

I kinda wish the interpreter would have kept on saying SWERY instead of he, would have made SWERY even more of a badass.

Posted by dropabombonit

Can't wait to pick this up on PS3, Swery is the man

Edited by AMyggen

@dr_mantas said:

@TehJedicake said:

Comments are why I try my hardest not to participate in the community.

@posh said:

jesus christ the members on this site are the worst

You know, I might agree with you guys in principle, but understand that you are a part of the community, and realizing that empowers you to change things.

If you see people being assholes, call them out on it.

This general complaining and distancing yourself like you're far above is not very productive.

But that just makes it more of a bitch fest. It has been proven time and time again that the idiots who use every opportunity to trash Patrick won't be convinced to at least shut the fuck up about their opinion, or at the very least not post it on every fucking video he's in. Seriously, it's the same people every time, bitching about Patrick. Believe me, I've tried to argue with some of these people, and it just brings more attention to their internet warrior mentality.

And I have to agree, even if it's just a vocal minority, comments like these are the main reason why I'm mostly a passive member of this community.

Personally, I really like Patrick and what he brings to the site. Keep it up, duder!