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#1 Posted by hwy_61 (1029 posts) -

I know, I know. He's not leaving GB, blah blah.

I just feel that him being there with the rest of the bomb squad is a huge plus. There's something to be said for the energy between the crew during the bombcast, and the video content. Patrick is funny, and it is refreshing to have a different set of tastes in the bomb crew(Yoshi's Island, Monster Hunter). I'm not cancelling my sub or anything(lol), but I will miss him.

#2 Posted by FourWude (2274 posts) -

Video content will become better. The others will have to step their performances up. And not just sit there, and let Patrick do all the talking work.

#3 Posted by BisonHero (8326 posts) -

Yeah, as much as I give him shit for sometimes acting like he knows way more about a series or genre than he actually does, he's generally an interesting dude to have around, and I'll miss him. I feel like he TRIES to believe in the idea of some weirder indie games more than most of the staff. It kinda falls on...Jeff now, I guess? He seems to be one of the only people that leads indie game QLs aside from Patrick.

#4 Posted by mithhunter55 (672 posts) -

He has really been a good source of new material. Even with video segments ect. Jarrasic Lark, Bioforge.

#5 Posted by crusader8463 (14744 posts) -

I will be interested in seeing if I start to enjoy QL's more now. I don't hate the guy like some people do around here, but I just don't find him funny or entertaining most of the time and I came to GB to laugh and be entertained. Since he started being on so many QL's I find myself watching the first 5-10 min then turning them off out of boredom. IDK if it's pat, bad games, my just getting tired of Gb's schtick or what it is. All I know is I stopped really enjoying QL's when he started being in so many. Which is funny because I find him pretty good in the live show stuff and on the podcasts.

Will see if the other guys step it up or if now that he's gone we just start seeing one man QL's or a lot less of them all together.

#6 Edited by impartialgecko (1744 posts) -

Patrick kept trying new things which is something that the others have fallen out of doing. Granted Ryan and Vinny's lives in particular have become hectic to the point where they can't devote a weekend to EVE Online, but it will be sad when they go back to playing the things they're familiar with again.

#7 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4834 posts) -

That move is happening soon isn't it?


#8 Posted by afabs515 (1433 posts) -

I like patrick too. I never understood all the hate he gets from some people on the site. It's gonna be rough without him for a while, but like so many people have said before me, the others are gonna have to step up their game again. Everything will be fine, but I'm gonna miss having him on the Bombcast (assuming they don't skype him in or something).

#9 Posted by PillClinton (3352 posts) -

Patrick really did bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to this site. Hopefully he can continue to do that in some capacity even after the move; he had some good ideas in regards to maintaining that in the prE3 Q&A video he did. But yeah, now who's gonna quietly, barely-audibly laugh at literally everything Jeff says on the podcast?

#10 Edited by Valle (30 posts) -

Will miss him, really the only one on the crew going for the "side tracks". Most indie titles ive been playing the last two years have been brought to light by Patrick. Same goes for stuff like monster hunter and the whole eve bonanza. Its important with some counterweight to the more mainstream and sometimes slightly blasé kind of gaming journalism gb is primary focusing on. Its a great loss.

#11 Posted by FlipperDesert (2133 posts) -

The Iceland trip and the Dumptruck are some of the most unique pieces of content to come from Giant Bomb since the Persona 4 ER. Damn right I'm gonna miss him being there every week.

#12 Edited by Nux (2545 posts) -

I too will miss him. At least we will still get Spookin ' with Scoops, so it's not like he is completely gone.

#14 Posted by csl316 (10684 posts) -

Patrick always gives a shit and likes to try new things. And I can respect that.

#15 Posted by RuthLoose (867 posts) -

Can we start a White House petition to have Patrick Skype into the Podcast for at least 10-15 minutes each week for the Klepek "Scoops" Minute?

#16 Edited by beeftothetaco (438 posts) -

I'll miss his enthusiasm and news coverage. Everything else, not so much.

#18 Edited by Kevin_Cogneto (1322 posts) -

"You left just when you were becoming interesting..."
#19 Edited by Chibithor (584 posts) -

I joined when he was already settled in, so it's going to be weird for me. Never experienced Patrick-less Giant Bomb for more than a week or so. I hope the amount of Quick Looks he's in isn't indicative of how much interest/time the other guys have, going to be real dry content wise if that's the case.

Oh and if nothing else, that guy can get excited about stuff.

#20 Edited by Korolev (1785 posts) -

As others have said, he just started to really fit in. I ain't gonna lie - for the first few months, he wasn't that good at being a part of the crew. But that's a role you grow into, and Patrick became more comfortable and found a good rhythm. He became just like any other part of the GB crew... and now he's leaving. That sucks, I know. But he wants to fulfill a promise to his family and this is a journey he needs to make. For what it is worth (probably nothing from a nobody like me), I'll miss your appearances on QLs and Friday's Patrick.

I was tempted to send you a giant novelty fork, but I can't find one here in Australia.

#21 Posted by planetary (375 posts) -

Personally, I will appreciate the return to the classic crew on the Bombcast and on most videos. Patrick is ok for news, but I don't like him nearly as much as I do the old crew. I wish him the best in Chicago, but won't really miss him!

#22 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1355 posts) -

Been visiting the site since it's inception and let me say Patrick is the single greatest thing to ever happen to Giant Bomb. Sucks he won't be in the office anymore, but I can't wait to see what he does with this new freedom he will have.

#23 Edited by bassguy (120 posts) -

Patrick is a big part of my enjoyment of Giant Bomb, so I really hope his telecommuting works out.

#24 Posted by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

I'll miss him because he is the only guy that actually creates content at this point.

#25 Posted by Shingro (233 posts) -

Patrick has been instrumental in getting the rest of the GB crew to expand their horizons. He's also probably the most curious (Brad probably being the runner up) which means he asks questions, experiments with new things and is generally a really good influence on everyone else. I have no idea who they're going to get to give weird stuff a fair shake (jrps for example)

Alas, taken from us too soon in the Pothole Incident of 2013...

#26 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

I hope it's the start of a new feature.
Skype-in Quick Looks, since it just wouldn't be the same without Patrick in every single Quick Look.

But no, yeah, I'll miss something that he did at some point, I'm sure.
I'm not exactly sure what that is yet since stuff like Spookin' With Scoops is probably still a thing and his articles can still be written on his keyboard even if he moved it to somewhere totally different

#27 Posted by Jayzilla (2641 posts) -

hopefully that just means rorie will jump in his place. rorie knows the biz.

#28 Edited by hwy_61 (1029 posts) -

I think Rorie's role is more web design, or something in that vain. It'd be nice to have him on bombcasts, ECT, though!

#29 Posted by BirthWild (300 posts) -

Patrick Klepek is a king amongst men, I will miss him in the office, but am happy he will still be spookin' and making videos and writing, but I hope his wife and him have an excellent move and excellent time where ever they are.

#30 Posted by Tarsier (1491 posts) -

im glad that patrick is still going to be a part of GB , im also glad that hes not going to be a dominant part of the majority of quick looks/ podcasts. when is this happening btw?

#31 Edited by Milkman (17847 posts) -

This, from Vinny's Tumblr, made me really sad...


#32 Edited by hwy_61 (1029 posts) -

When Vinny is sad, I am sad. :(

#33 Posted by majinace (56 posts) -

my finger isn't on the pulse, where is patrick going?

#34 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1622 posts) -

You know who else is going to miss him? Brad, mainly during the Game of the Year bombcasts since he and Patrick usually team up.

#35 Edited by BestUsernameEver (5027 posts) -

@fourwude said:

Video content will become better. The others will have to step their performances up. And not just sit there, and let Patrick do all the talking work.

Good point, they will have to talk more, but I just don't really find Ryan's and Brads contribution to videos interesting, they aren't that funny unless they're paired with someone (and even then Brad just sort of laughs and doesn't add much to commentary) , and it seems when Patrick leaves, they'll do the most videos unfortunately.

#36 Posted by MideonNViscera (2269 posts) -

I have no idea what you guys are talking about, but Patrick got me on to Monster Hunter so he's awesome.

#37 Posted by bassman2112 (988 posts) -

I love Patrick, and I hope his new life in Chicago goes really well for him =) I'll miss him from the main content on the site quite a bit; but I am also happy knowing that his life is moving forward


#38 Edited by ThePickle (4267 posts) -

@majinace said:

my finger isn't on the pulse, where is patrick going?


#39 Posted by TruthTellah (9632 posts) -



#40 Posted by YoThatLimp (2024 posts) -

I am happy we are going back to 4 man bombcasts (hopefully), it isn't an anti-Patrick thing, I just don't like the format as much. Definitely will miss him, i really dig his energy and his willingness to try new things, I have picked up and played games out of my wheel house just because of his attitude on Monster Hunter and Dark Souls. Hopefully he will keep the content coming remotely.

#41 Posted by Demoskinos (16214 posts) -

So that E3 thing was his last live stream with the guys wasn't it? =(

#42 Posted by Zekhariah (700 posts) -

I'm inclined to with hold any judgement until it is possible to see what Patrick ends up doing when he is out of HQ. Though I sort of hope Giant bomb might develop a better setup to allow for call in guests. This would be a Patrick / Alex thing, but would also extend to maybe diving into more cross-over content (fingers crossed for Michael Pachter on the bombcast for 1 segment or similar......).

#43 Posted by Animasta (14820 posts) -

So that E3 thing was his last live stream with the guys wasn't it? =(

uh... there's still gonna be an E3 next year you know.

(plus he'll come back for GOTY stuff)

#44 Edited by DrDarkStryfe (1275 posts) -

So that E3 thing was his last live stream with the guys wasn't it? =(

He is leaving next weekend, so there is still Friday.

#45 Edited by casper_ (915 posts) -

no offense to him and i think he contributes some good stuff to the site and obviously works incredibly hard but i'm looking forward to being able to watch video content/listen to the bombcast again.

#46 Posted by ThePickle (4267 posts) -

I'll certainly miss him too. He had his bad qualities (nothing that you couldn't say about Jeff or Brad though) but was always high energy and hasn't yet reached total cynicism.

#47 Posted by kristov_romanov (493 posts) -

Go bears!

I'll miss him. Was hoping they were going to chain Danny O'd to a desk to help try fill the gap.

#48 Edited by benpicko (2016 posts) -

@fourwude said:

Video content will become better. The others will have to step their performances up.

Do you really believe this is going to happen? That's what people were saying when they moved offices too, so are we going to have a new 'They're still getting settled into the new offices'?

#49 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1923 posts) -

I'm with most of you here ... There are things about him I don't like but heck thats true for every member of the crew (besides Vinny since he is the perfec human being), but his accomplishment was that he brought a new spin to the Bombcast and did Quicklooks of stuff we probably would never have seen otherwise. He will be missed.

#50 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2665 posts) -

I'm going to miss seeing him in almost everything. It's gonna be a weird transistion from seeing Scoops 90% of the time to almost zero.