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Edited by SleepyDoughnut

Wow what a shockingly standard interview. If anyone here is new or missed it here's GB's awesome interview with Swery from two years ago

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Posted by dr_mantas

@posh: Well, are those so called "misogynists" complaining about Patrick or disagreeing with what was said in that article I won't mention?

There needs to be a distinction - I love having Patrick on the staff, because he writes about issues he feels are important. And it's what this site is based on - the staff are all personalities, and they talk about what's important for them.

That's why I don't understand the blind bashing at near-mention of Patrick's name.

However, it's completely valid to disagree with their viewpoint, and discuss why you think their ideas are flawed, in the appropriate places, like comments. I didn't like people bashing Patrick for writing that one article, but I also didn't understand the blind vitriol of people directed at anyone expressing dissenting ideas.

Don't mix those two groups together. Patrick is great. But you don't have to agree with him all the time :)

Posted by MeierTheRed

Some of you people are disgusting, down right grade A douchebags.

Edited by beeftothetaco

Great to see SWERY again.

Posted by DarkbeatDK

I can imagine SWERY have been busy while in San Fran. There's a ton of gaming sites there, right?

Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite

Hey guys not enough people are talking about the awesomeness that is SWERY.

Come on guys be happy. If you get upset seeing a video with SWERY in it you got problems.

Posted by pawsoffury

@dr_mantas: It's a sad state of affairs that what was one of the more mature video game orientated communities (especially compared to another larger website) has been mired into bitching about staff rather than provoking thoughtful commentary on the games themselves. It's also ridiculous that people ask why Patrick was doing this when the guys clearly stated what they had planned for the week on the Monday video segment! for example stating he was in meetings all week and Patrick being the one who mentioned about Swery being in the area.

While it'd be awesome if old names from the past like Matt, Carrie and Rich were involved with the website, it seems they forget that it's not a home-made youtube channel, it's a business, and they have to justify people being on staff for more reason then just being a personal friend! Not to mention I'm pretty sure Rich and Carrie both left journalism and went into game development of their own accord!

As Jeff's home videos are behind the paywall and it's a fine balancing act of coming across as pompous and turning away advertisement clicks, it'd still be an idea for Jeff and Ryan to address this issue and in-turn perhaps convince some people to sort their behaviour out!

Posted by Finscher

I'm not sure if anybody's really that desperate to go through 11 pages of comments to find a transcription, but here's what I came up with anyway. Fixed some of the grammer out of habit, but most of it should be word for word.

Answer 1: After the release of the original version of Deadly Premonition only for Xbox 360, but it was a pity that he couldn't bring this fantastic game to the PS3 owners. So this time he had a chance from the producer to bring this game to the PS3 owners so he was so happy to have such a chance.

Answer 2: First of all, he didn't want to make a big change from the original version, but after the release of the 360 version, he received feedback from the western market, some of them were very positive from the core fronts, some of them had kind've negative comments because the graphics were not so good or some things like that. So first off, he wanted to improve on those points and he decided to bring out this director's cut. He decided to fix the controls because so many fans were complaining about it, so he decided after listening to the voices from the fans.

Answer 3: Also he decided to add this new scenario. In this new scenario, he brought a completely new character. But he didn't want to destroy the main story, the main original gameplay, so he decided to add the new story as a lot of new cutscenes, so he decided to insert the new cutscenes throughout the games. For those core fans who played the original version, they will be able to get a kind of new translation (interpretation?) after they watch the new scenarios because he added a new ending as well.

Answer 4: It's correct to be cross to the fans because sometimes he can't recognize what is good or what is bad. He received comments like "I don't like the QTEs in premonition," this time he decided to fix those QTE scenes so that the player can much more easily clear this game.

Answer 5: Of course he's thinking of various things, maybe getting back to the CKers (seekers?) or something, and jumping into the new titles, but at the moment he feels as though everyone is pushing him to bring York to the next game. Yes, he's enthusiastic to come back to the Deadly Premonition world, but he'd like to get a chance to do that.

Answer 6: There are so many fans who is loving Deadly Premonition, some of them saying "please don't change anything, even if it was very bad like some kind of control or graphics, because it is kind of a charming point of Deadly Premonition." And of course he is so pleased to hear such kind of comment as well, but it's been two years now, he's kind've grown, and is now thinking that he has to change or improve this Deadly Premonition. Some of the fans may complain about it, but he's the director and it's his game as well. (Second half of that sentence may be wildly inaccurate.) Trust me.

Answer 7: He had so many issues during the development. This game was going to be cancelled four times. But after those troubles, he finally reached to the release date. He can remember the day this game came out; that was so impressive day. He's saying so.

Closing statement: This game will be available in the last week of April in North America. Thank you.

Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite

@Finscher: Although I understood most of what was said, this was still helpful. So for that I thank you.

Posted by MysteriousBob

Ugh, Deadly Premonition is a bad game. I get it. This running joke stopped being funny after the third ER episode.

Posted by MuttersomeTaxicab

That hot coffee reference at the start went into some weird territory.

Posted by Pop

SWERY took a lot of pics in San Fran, he was all over the place.

Posted by OneManX

@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.

Drop the mic.

*feedback*

Posted by bonbolapti

That's it, I'm turning this internet around WE ARE GOING HOME!

that being said, I'm happy with any amount of time to talk with Sweary, and bring on over the PS3 version :D

Posted by Sogeman

at first I wondered why they'd overlay the sound with japanese. God that translator is hard to understand XD

Posted by DrDarkStryfe

I am not a huge fan of Deadly Premonition, by I am a huge fan of this man. I can always respect a developer that really loves what he is doing and SWERY always puts out that feeling.

Very enjoyable interview

Posted by Mister_V

I know nothing about Swery or Deadly premonition but he has some sweet glasses so he gets a pass from me.

Posted by kerse

This is well done, a little shorter than I would like, but good nonetheless. Having translation coming in one ear and the original language the other seems pretty tough.

Posted by FierceDeity

@mdnthrvst said:

@gladspooky said:

@gregoryc said:

@Heimdal: I don't know. Seems nearly all the stories Patrick puts up become a place to post that others dislike Patrick so much. It's really tiring and I'm beginning to dislike the community because of it. Giantbomb used to make me glad to be a gamer and I enjoyed visiting the site, but the cynicism around him really is too much.

It's almost like most people genuinely dislike Patrick and want him off the website.

>"Most"

You mean loudest. Vocal minorities gonna bitch, doesn't mean everyone is on your side.

Nah, I'd say most. I rarely comment, but I also dislike Patrick. Too much of a hipster. Also, his interview questions sucked. Boring and generic.

Posted by Patman99

SWERY is one smooth ass mother. Man, that guy is awesome.

Posted by InternetDetective

SCOOPS OWNS

Posted by Nemesis2K

This may sound terrible, but im honest when I say I have difficulty making out what the translator is saying. Did he get into whats new on the directors cut?

Posted by Nemesis2K

@Finscher said:

I'm not sure if anybody's really that desperate to go through 11 pages of comments to find a transcription, but here's what I came up with anyway. Fixed some of the grammer out of habit, but most of it should be word for word.

Answer 1: After the release of the original version of Deadly Premonition only for Xbox 360, but it was a pity that he couldn't bring this fantastic game to the PS3 owners. So this time he had a chance from the producer to bring this game to the PS3 owners so he was so happy to have such a chance.

Answer 2: First of all, he didn't want to make a big change from the original version, but after the release of the 360 version, he received feedback from the western market, some of them were very positive from the core fronts, some of them had kind've negative comments because the graphics were not so good or some things like that. So first off, he wanted to improve on those points and he decided to bring out this director's cut. He decided to fix the controls because so many fans were complaining about it, so he decided after listening to the voices from the fans.

Answer 3: Also he decided to add this new scenario. In this new scenario, he brought a completely new character. But he didn't want to destroy the main story, the main original gameplay, so he decided to add the new story as a lot of new cutscenes, so he decided to insert the new cutscenes throughout the games. For those core fans who played the original version, they will be able to get a kind of new translation (interpretation?) after they watch the new scenarios because he added a new ending as well.

Answer 4: It's correct to be cross to the fans because sometimes he can't recognize what is good or what is bad. He received comments like "I don't like the QTEs in premonition," this time he decided to fix those QTE scenes so that the player can much more easily clear this game.

Answer 5: Of course he's thinking of various things, maybe getting back to the CKers (seekers?) or something, and jumping into the new titles, but at the moment he feels as though everyone is pushing him to bring York to the next game. Yes, he's enthusiastic to come back to the Deadly Premonition world, but he'd like to get a chance to do that.

Answer 6: There are so many fans who is loving Deadly Premonition, some of them saying "please don't change anything, even if it was very bad like some kind of control or graphics, because it is kind of a charming point of Deadly Premonition." And of course he is so pleased to hear such kind of comment as well, but it's been two years now, he's kind've grown, and is now thinking that he has to change or improve this Deadly Premonition. Some of the fans may complain about it, but he's the director and it's his game as well. (Second half of that sentence may be wildly inaccurate.) Trust me.

Answer 7: He had so many issues during the development. This game was going to be cancelled four times. But after those troubles, he finally reached to the release date. He can remember the day this game came out; that was so impressive day. He's saying so.

Closing statement: This game will be available in the last week of April in North America. Thank you.

Just found this after posting, thanks buddy :)

Edited by TheVideoHustler

The question isn't if I will buy DP on the PS3. The question is. How many copies I will buy.

Edit: Maybe because I've lived abroad for so many years. But I had no problem understanding the translator.

Posted by LegendaryChopChop

Ummmmm... what is this?

Posted by KookKui

@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.

This makes me sad that Jeff had to come in here and say this. I hope all the people whining like 5 years old are embarrassed that Jeff had to scold you like children. Have some class, I come to GB to get away from all the whining 13 year olds acting like entitled pieces of shit. Patrick is cool and brings a fresh look to a lot of aspects of GB and if you simple minded idiots can not deal with change get out and go to Kotaku and pollute their site. Ugh, I am done my food is getting cold.

Posted by MistaSparkle

Dope! Swery seems like such an interesting and humble guy, and I'm happy to see someone like him making videogames. I also think its nice that this isnt just a patch/DLC because it leaves players who enjoyed the charm of the first DP to keep playing that game and then this new version can bring in the crowd who didn't get into it the first time around.

Posted by Pepsiman

@kerse said:

This is well done, a little shorter than I would like, but good nonetheless. Having translation coming in one ear and the original language the other seems pretty tough.

As a Japanese translator and occasional interpreter myself, simultaneous input and output is a desirable and often necessary skill depending on the setting. It was probably a little overboard for such a casual interview like this, but in business meetings and conferences where timing is of the essence and stopping to do interpretation every sentence or so would take up too much time, it's basically a must. I haven't yet been hired to do that sort of gig myself yet, but I always admire guys who can do it, even if the output is a bit grammatically wishy-washy like it was here.

Posted by prestonhedges

@Bell_End said:

@gladspooky said:

@gregoryc said:

@Heimdal: I don't know. Seems nearly all the stories Patrick puts up become a place to post that others dislike Patrick so much. It's really tiring and I'm beginning to dislike the community because of it. Giantbomb used to make me glad to be a gamer and I enjoyed visiting the site, but the cynicism around him really is too much.

It's almost like most people genuinely dislike Patrick and want him off the website.

actually i think 'most' people would rather see the people that complain about patrick on every single thread just fuck off. he is not going ANYWHERE.

i saw a live feed recently and the comments that people were posting about patrick were just nasty and spiteful and the kind of comments i would of expected to of heard on a school playground.

Hey, I'm not saying I understand it, I'm just saying where there's smoke, there's fire. Guy is massively disliked.

Posted by dvorak

@TehJedicake said:

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

No, but I've been requesting it for years. If this site had a block list, it would be a hundred times more usable. Then we could finally just block the fucking insufferable man-children that complain about everything, and have actual discussions. Then again, mods could actually do something about it, other than just make idle threats.

Posted by happymeowmeow

"Don't Worry, Trust Me"

Of course we trust you SWERY.

Cool to hear that there is some new content in this version.

Posted by LaszloKovacs

@KookKui said:

@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.

This makes me sad that Jeff had to come in here and say this. I hope all the people whining like 5 years old are embarrassed that Jeff had to scold you like children. Have some class, I come to GB to get away from all the whining 13 year olds acting like entitled pieces of shit. Patrick is cool and brings a fresh look to a lot of aspects of GB and if you simple minded idiots can not deal with change get out and go to Kotaku and pollute their site. Ugh, I am done my food is getting cold.

QF mothafuckin' T

Posted by BoOzak

@MysteriousBob said:

Ugh, Deadly Premonition is a bad game. I get it. This running joke stopped being funny after the third ER episode.

Gameplay wise sure, but the characters and dialog were great in my opinion. Sure the awkwardness of it all added to that in an unintentional way, but I can safely say i've played a lot worse.

People praised Nier for having great characters and dialog but that game looked and played like crap. (the art design and music were great though) Point being you can overlook a lot of flaws if something (game, movie, whatever) excels in a certain area.

Posted by GERALTITUDE

Really excellent image capture, whoever's responsible for that.

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

i really wished it was longer, only 6 mins?

Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles

@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

Then you are a moron, cool interview

Posted by jimmyfenix

alright guys who F`k`d in my coffee ?

Posted by cloudnineboya

I think there should be a disclaimer for threads that involve patrick, so that new people know what they are getting themselves into before hand,

and where the fuck is my subtitles, hate this dub shit in my foreign films.

Posted by sprode

I want to think of a clever verse to express my love of York in words quite terse, but my mind is like eating a Sinner's sandwich with a fork.

Posted by SWIPSTER

@CornBREDX said:

Here it is, Feedback episode April 28 of 2010 (go to 25:40 for deadly premonition discussion):

For anyone that's curious (and a few of you seem to be).

This was a very interesting watch thankyou.

Posted by 2kings

@sprode said:

I want to think of a clever verse to express my love of York in words quite terse, but my mind is like eating a Sinner's sandwich with a fork.

I lol'ed.

Posted by Goblin

I'm not sure anything was said here that wasn't already known from the announcement press release. The only reason to watch this, for me, would've been to get SWERY's feelings straight from the horse's mouth... and that was completely ruined by dubbing him:(

Posted by falling_fast

@LaszloKovacs said:

@KookKui said:

@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.

This makes me sad that Jeff had to come in here and say this. I hope all the people whining like 5 years old are embarrassed that Jeff had to scold you like children. Have some class, I come to GB to get away from all the whining 13 year olds acting like entitled pieces of shit. Patrick is cool and brings a fresh look to a lot of aspects of GB and if you simple minded idiots can not deal with change get out and go to Kotaku and pollute their site. Ugh, I am done my food is getting cold.

QF mothafuckin' T

Posted by leinad44

@FierceDeity said:

@mdnthrvst said:

@gladspooky said:

@gregoryc said:

@Heimdal: I don't know. Seems nearly all the stories Patrick puts up become a place to post that others dislike Patrick so much. It's really tiring and I'm beginning to dislike the community because of it. Giantbomb used to make me glad to be a gamer and I enjoyed visiting the site, but the cynicism around him really is too much.

It's almost like most people genuinely dislike Patrick and want him off the website.

>"Most"

You mean loudest. Vocal minorities gonna bitch, doesn't mean everyone is on your side.

Nah, I'd say most. I rarely comment, but I also dislike Patrick. Too much of a hipster. Also, his interview questions sucked. Boring and generic.

The word hipster should be banned. People are just throwing it around with reckless abandon these days. Also I'd say you're wrong, I'd say the majority of people are fucking over the fact that Patrick joined the site.

Posted by Imsorrymsjackson

HURR DURR i hate Patrick HURR DURR you are a moron HURR DURR fuck you HURR DURR Patrick is the best HURR DURR fuck Patrick HURR DURR I think he's amazing HURR DURR.

I used to remember when the comments sections were about the games they were referencing, not the staff reporting on them, its getting really boring to read now. Just stop defending or slating Patrick, how about we talk about Deadly Premonition and Swery or is that too much for some of the small minded people who comment on Giantbomb these days?

Posted by leinad44

@KookKui said:

@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.

This makes me sad that Jeff had to come in here and say this. I hope all the people whining like 5 years old are embarrassed that Jeff had to scold you like children. Have some class, I come to GB to get away from all the whining 13 year olds acting like entitled pieces of shit. Patrick is cool and brings a fresh look to a lot of aspects of GB and if you simple minded idiots can not deal with change get out and go to Kotaku and pollute their site. Ugh, I am done my food is getting cold.

Quoted for all of the truth!

Posted by ScrambledGregs

I rarely comment or do much on Giant Bomb other than consume content, so let me be part of the silent majority and say: Patrick is great. I respect the hell out of him as a journalist; you don't work for most of the big sites and then transfer over to Giant Bomb unless you absolutely love this medium. I think he has consistently interesting things to say on podcasts and in videos, and I've loved his previous work for 1UP and G4.

And he has cool shoes.

He may feel like "the new guy" or the "annoying hipster" to some of you, but despite his age and your biases based on his appearance, there are many, many good reasons why he was hired by Giant Bomb and why he isn't going anywhere. If you really do respect and admire the rest of the staff, why question their judgment?

Now where the fuck is the next Jurassic Lark video?!

Posted by Crunchman

SWERY is so crazy, he speaks in the third-person.

Posted by Dezinus

Shame they couldn't get Jeff Kramer to dub over Swery like that one podcast interview did. Only in my dreams...

Posted by famicom601

@ScrambledGregs said:

I rarely comment or do much on Giant Bomb other than consume content, so let me be part of the silent majority and say: Patrick is great. I respect the hell out of him as a journalist; you don't work for most of the big sites and then transfer over to Giant Bomb unless you absolutely love this medium. I think he has consistently interesting things to say on podcasts and in videos, and I've loved his previous work for 1UP and G4.

And he has cool shoes.

He may feel like "the new guy" or the "annoying hipster" to some of you, but despite his age and your biases based on his appearance, there are many, many good reasons why he was hired by Giant Bomb and why he isn't going anywhere. If you really do respect and admire the rest of the staff, why question their judgment?

Now where the fuck is the next Jurassic Lark video?!

I totally agree with you.