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#1 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

I'm curious what the community thinks. Does who is driving a quicklook determine if you watch the game footage or not?

I've recently come to the conclusion that there are certain pairings that I just avoid no matter how interested I am in the game. And, consequently, there are other parings that I will watch no matter the game. In fact, if I haven't heard of it, the better.

#2 Posted by laserbolts (5365 posts) -

Yes. I usually stay away from quick looks with Ryan or Patrick in them unless Vinny is there to make it interesting.

#3 Posted by believer258 (12182 posts) -

If Vinny is in it, then I am watching it asap

#4 Posted by Dogma (988 posts) -

I watch them all BUT I can turn it of if it's A) Not enjoyable or interesting on some level B) because of the games nature

#5 Posted by Salarn (469 posts) -

Nope, I watch them all, you never know when the funny will happen, or what it will come from.

#6 Posted by Jnorman (67 posts) -

Vinny and Brad will usually make me watch any quicklook no matter how bad the game looks. I tend to skip the ones involving Patrick for the most part.

#7 Posted by Kerned (1169 posts) -

@Dogma said:

I watch them all BUT I can turn it of if it's A) Not enjoyable or interesting on some level B) because of the games nature

Yup, same here. I at least start almost every QL, but if it gets dull I don't finish it. I have not found any correlation between who is doing the QL and whether or not it's good, but if Vinny is involved it's usually a guaranteed good time.

#8 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -

@Dogma said:

I watch them all BUT I can turn it of if it's A) Not enjoyable or interesting on some level B) because of the games nature

yep. i'll even skip Vinny ones if the game is really boring (just like I skip all the flight sim ones unfortunately)

#9 Posted by JustKamToo (724 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

Yes. I usually stay away from quick looks with Ryan or Patrick in them unless Vinny is there to make it interesting.
#10 Posted by oldenglishC (1008 posts) -

@Salarn said:

Nope, I watch them all, you never know when the funny will happen, or what it will come from.

I agree with the talking dog.

The chance of random Jack-assery is what makes all of Giant Bomb great. ( But every thing is better with Vinny )

#11 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5090 posts) -

I watch all of them. The pilot just determines if I will like it more or less (most of the time). Quick Looks with Vinny\Drew\Dave or with Jeff in the driving seat are my favorite ones.

#12 Posted by mosespippy (4436 posts) -

I'll watch a quick look if it is a dumb thing or unusual game (Train Simulator, Cargo!), if it's an indie game (Hotline Miami, Frozen Synapse) or if it's a game that I genuinely have interest in (LA Noire, NFS Most Wanted). Whom ever is in the quick look doesn't matter to me. It's about the games. How interesting or entertaining the quick look is going to be is determined by the game.

#13 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (850 posts) -

I pretty much only walk anything with Vinny in it now.

#14 Posted by SomeJerk (3389 posts) -

No, because I don't have mental problems.

#15 Posted by RazielCuts (2986 posts) -

*Cue 'I hate Patrick/Ryan' thread* ....

@Dogma said:

I watch them all BUT I can turn it of if it's A) Not enjoyable or interesting on some level B) because of the games nature

#16 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Nope, the game does. 

#17 Posted by Unequivocable (225 posts) -

I watch them all regardless, however, if it's a Quick Look EX and the developer/producer guy they have in to talk about it is just spewing PR stuff and not actually having fun, I tend to turn them off. But if it's just a regular Quick Look, I'll watch any game. And sometimes it's the games I'm least interested in (sports) that make the best QLs.

#18 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

People hate Ryan? That's news to me. I never knew that...

#19 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2402 posts) -

I watched a quicklook based on the game not on who's sitting in.

#20 Posted by AndrewB (7689 posts) -

@believer258 said:

If Vinny is in it, then I am watching it asap
#21 Edited by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

Yup. It has to be a person. As soon as robots start driving my Quick Looks, I WILL NOT PARTAKE!

I watch all of their content, and always enjoy it.

#22 Posted by michaeldim (85 posts) -

@JazGalaxy said:

People hate Ryan? That's news to me. I never knew that...

Yeah, where did this come from? Ryan is amazing.

The game being QL'd is what decides it for me more often then who is in the QL.

#23 Posted by Slay3r1583 (639 posts) -

I watch all Quick Looks although sometimes I just leave them playing in the background if it isn't particularly interesting. If there are multiple in one day who is in them determines what order I watch them in. Anything with Dave, Drew, Jeff, and/or Vinny gets top priority.

#24 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

Vinny plus another non-Patrick crew member if I'm watching strictly to be entertained. Any combo of Jeff, Ryan and Brad if I'm interested in the game.

#25 Posted by Scrawnto (2466 posts) -

I watch them all, but a lot of them I put on a secondary monitor while I work or while I play other games, especially if it's a game I'm not particularly interested in.

#26 Posted by LikeaSsur (1586 posts) -

I'm watching all of them, because I have nothing better to do with my time. TV is boring compared to these guys.

#27 Posted by Master_Funk (741 posts) -

Brad + Jeff is the worst, cus all they do is hate on everything .

#28 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2173 posts) -

@michaeldim said:

@JazGalaxy said:

People hate Ryan? That's news to me. I never knew that...

Yeah, where did this come from? Ryan is amazing.

The game being QL'd is what decides it for me more often then who is in the QL.

Every one of the guys has some people that hate them. With the exception of Vinny and maybe Dave and Drew.

For me the person doing the QL doesn't matter. I start watching every QL and if its not keeping my interest, I'll leave it on in the background while I browse the forums or check twitter.

#29 Posted by psylah (2185 posts) -

I just don't like when Brad is driving, someone says "Give that item a try" or "Use the special mode" and he says "But I wanna keep that, I don't know I might need it later" or "I don't know how much of that I have". Show off the damn game! Don't min-max during the quicklooks!

#30 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

If I'm remotely interested in the game, I'll watch bits and pieces of the QL. It doesn't matter to me who's driving. However, I very rarely watch an entire vid unless something crazy is going on, like the Capcom guys and the GB guys drinking until Brad passes out.

#31 Posted by august (3865 posts) -

No.

#32 Posted by Gaff (1881 posts) -

I'll start watching all of them, but there's no guarantee I'll actually pay full attention. Cue rant about the umpteenth First / Third Person Shooter, etc.

As for Patrick: Jesus, him and Vinny is a combination made in hell. Vinny is more than happy to troll and Patrick seems to love feeding him. IT'S GLORIOUS.

#33 Posted by Nev (561 posts) -

For most of the year I avoided all Patrick Quick Looks. But I got over it a few months ago, and am back to just watching all the Quick Looks.

So nope, it doesn't matter to me who's driving the Quick Look. Like some others said above, though, if Vinny is in it, I'll hop right to that Quick Look first, definitely.

#34 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6402 posts) -

No staff member actively drives me away, but some staff members will make me want to watch it.

#35 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

@psylah said:

I just don't like when Brad is driving, someone says "Give that item a try" or "Use the special mode" and he says "But I wanna keep that, I don't know I might need it later" or "I don't know how much of that I have". Show off the damn game! Don't min-max during the quicklooks!

I didn't realize how much I hated that until you just wrote it. I noticed it, and it bothered me, but it was subconcious until you articulated it.

#36 Posted by JOURN3Y (230 posts) -

I love watching all the quicklooks but the ones with Brad are the most unwatchable. I love anything with Vinny, Jeff, Drew and Dave.

#37 Posted by Obinice (275 posts) -

I don't watch regular TV, instead I have XBMC on the big TV and to answer your question in two ways....Firstly I watch everything Giant Bomb produces, including all QLs, usually in the evening while having dinner or chilling out :D

Secondly, I feel that certain genres are better represented by certain peeps on the GB team, "work to your strengths" and all that, so I'm glad to see a variety of the team on different things!

That said.....if Vinny's in a Quick Look, I'm sure to enjoy it way more :P

#38 Posted by Shinri (534 posts) -

I watch all of them but generally do not enjoy ones involving Patrick.

#39 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

not really.

the ones with Jeff are my favorites. but i will and do happily watch pretty much all QL's

#40 Posted by Abendlaender (2888 posts) -

Nope, I'll watch it anyways. If it's boring (which I think mostly depends on the game) I'll turn it off and do something else, cause you can do that.

@MordeaniisChaos said:

Yup. It has to be a person. As soon as robots start driving my Quick Looks, I WILL NOT PARTAKE!

I watch all of their content, and always enjoy it.

I would watch a robot....

#41 Posted by Giefcookie (610 posts) -

I watch em all. Only one I've turned off was the QL:EX of Blood Knights.

#42 Posted by Loafsmooch (364 posts) -

@psylah said:

I just don't like when Brad is driving, someone says "Give that item a try" or "Use the special mode" and he says "But I wanna keep that, I don't know I might need it later" or "I don't know how much of that I have". Show off the damn game! Don't min-max during the quicklooks!

That's exactly how I feel. Someone should inject Brad with a dose of fun right before they record the quick looks. Also, he seems to disregard a lot of info/objectives/tutorials the game is giving to him, so he tries to analytically solve the problems using his brain instead.. and that usually doesn't work very well..

#43 Posted by Fattony12000 (7559 posts) -

I have watched every single one. And will continue to do so.

#44 Posted by solidwolf52 (301 posts) -

I guess I kind of avoid Patrick ones, but that's usually because he's looking at some of the weirder Indie games that i don't have much interest in.

#45 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

Nope, it's the game that determines that and that's the way it should be.

@Master_Funk said:

Brad + Jeff is the worst, cus all they do is hate on everything .

Brad and Jeff is the best for that reason. Anyway, the Dust QL is among the most positive QLs this year and it was done by Brad/Jeff and Jeff even tried to be a devil's advocate for RE6.

As great as Vinny is, he has a tendency to be unduly nice about bad games. Patrick used to do this but I feel he's gained an edge over time and stops trying to be balanced in QLs now. Which is good. Who needs balance?

#46 Posted by Subbeh (90 posts) -

Really doesn't make a difference who's on the QL to me, always worth watching.

#47 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

@Neurotic said:

Nope, it's the game that determines that and that's the way it should be.

@Master_Funk said:

Brad + Jeff is the worst, cus all they do is hate on everything .

Brad and Jeff is the best for that reason. Anyway, the Dust QL is among the most positive QLs this year and it was done by Brad/Jeff and Jeff even tried to be a devil's advocate for RE6.

As great as Vinny is, he has a tendency to be unduly nice about bad games. Patrick used to do this but I feel he's gained an edge over time and stops trying to be balanced in QLs now. Which is good. Who needs balance?

My problem with Patrick is that I play games to have fun and he seems to play games to analyze games. Whether it's fun or not seems irrelevant to him. He's the Mr. Spock to Jeffs "I just want to know if a game is fun or not" Captian Kirk approach.

Patrick did good in the Hotline Miami video, though, I think just because of how amped Ryan was about the game. He stopped analyzing it and just had fun playing.

I find those quicklooks much more watchable.

#48 Posted by granderojo (1792 posts) -

I love the entire crew. Vinny status though will keep me watching a bad quicklook.

#49 Posted by Levio (1786 posts) -

I watch based on the game only, though I might skip more/less of a video depending upon how funny the team is.

#50 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

No one actively drives me away from a QL, but unfortunately Patrick and Ryan alone usually bring out the worst in eachother. Unless there's a third man to push them along they spend way too much time with either Ryan futzing around in menus or Patrick talking about systems or talking about facts that are simply wrong. They need a Jeff/Vinny/Brad to act as their wrangler. Jeff especially is very good at telling them to get on with it.

Also they really need to have Drew chime in more often from the control room whenever they're stuck on something too long.