#1 Edited by Aegon (5403 posts) -

April 21st PART 4: Link

April 14th PART 3: Link

April 7th PART 2: Link

March 31st PART 1: Link

#2 Posted by Kinapuff (244 posts) -

Great, finally a reason to watch Bonus Round.

#3 Edited by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

I literally only listen to bonus round when Jeff's on. Pachter is a bonus though, I like that guy.

#4 Posted by mrfluke (5093 posts) -

ah right, been wondering when this would show up. thanks!

#5 Edited by ez123 (1945 posts) -

Thanks! Always great when Jeff GerTSmann is on the bonus round.

Keighley just seems to say stuff with zero time put into actual facts. The 360 was unveiled in May of the year it came out. The next Xbox not being announced yet isn't that weird.

#6 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4160 posts) -

Aw, hell yea I'm watching this!

#7 Posted by Strife777 (1503 posts) -

I literally only listen to bonus round when Jeff's on. Pachter is a bonus though, I like that guy.

Basically this. Except I find Pachter crazy sometimes.

It's not a bad show at all, I just always find myself more interested when Jeff is there.

#8 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2211 posts) -

Jeff makes watching the Bonus Round worthwhile since Michael Pachter alone can drive me nuts. Andy is also a pretty smart guy.

#9 Edited by h0lgr (908 posts) -

Oh, Jeff Gertsmann again? Cool.

#10 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4160 posts) -

Well does anybody here, actually wanna talk about what they said? Jeff said some pretty interesting things.

Let's say that if, I actually wanted to get a PS4, what TV services and apps will I be able to get? ~ The fact is that I haven't watched real television in like 2 years now. Shows and stuff I could just get online. So, what if I actually wanted ta PlayStation Show Subscription. Will that actually get offered, or is Sony too err-scared to try and beat out Netflix?

The fact is that games don't really make Console-Providers money, but services do. So, if PS4 manages to add a whole of services and content, that might get me to look at it more. All this screen sharing stuff, and near-instant demos; aren't going to get me to use the console any more than I do now. In between the wait time when I'ma play BF4 with my friend, I want to fuck around and go find new things to do.

That's why I want PlayStation Home to come back so badly, because games and such can get a little monotonous.

#11 Posted by EuanDewar (4761 posts) -

@h0lgr said:

Oh, Jeff Gertsmann again? Cool.

he has to be doing that on purpose right, they seem like good enough friends that he would know how to pronounce it

#12 Posted by Aegon (5403 posts) -

@h0lgr said:

Oh, Jeff Gertsmann again? Cool.

he has to be doing that on purpose right, they seem like good enough friends that he would know how to pronounce it

Keighley's too busy to be "good friends" with anyone.

#13 Edited by Pr1mus (3813 posts) -

Jeff and Pach is always interesting.

#14 Edited by Barrock (3525 posts) -

Very curious why Pach seems to have such a hard on for Microsoft.

#15 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1448 posts) -

@barrock said:

Very curious why Pach seems to have such a hard on for Microsoft.

In Pachter's mind, success = $$$

Fuck quality, fuck the consumer, fuck ethics, it's all about money.

Pachter is the type of person that cannot comprehend why Activision doesn't charge monthly for COD, why people hate EA (their games sell well after all), why anyone would be upset about microtransactions, and why Rockstar doesn't charge $100 for GTA.

The reason Pacther loves Microsoft is because they've made it acceptable to charge $60 a year for the same shit you can get everywhere else for free (Netlfix anyone?). And getting people to pay you for providing nothing worth paying for is the ultimate in capitalist success, thus the hard on.

#16 Posted by Forcen (1804 posts) -

Geoff still cant pronounce Jeff's last name.

Gertsmann.

#17 Edited by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll: Or the fact that its his job to predict trends and a company that has a better chance at being successful, so as to inform investors as to whether or not they're investment is doing well or not. His logic isn't flawed. While "gamers" may not like what he has to say, the majority of what he said in that segment was logical and probably close to being right. If Microsoft is supplying people with a multimedia machine and it does what it's supposed to then it's not really being unethical or "fucking" the consumer. It's doing what it set out to do.

#18 Posted by Kidable (127 posts) -

@forcen said:

Geoff still cant pronounce Jeff's last name.

Gertsmann.

Every time he does that, my eye does a very subtle but still very noticeable twitch

#19 Posted by Pie (7055 posts) -

@forcen said:

Geoff still cant pronounce Jeff's last name.

Gertsmann.

That has to be a joke between the two

#20 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1448 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll: Or the fact that its his job to predict trends and a company that has a better chance at being successful, so as to inform investors as to whether or not they're investment is doing well or not. His logic isn't flawed. While "gamers" may not like what he has to say, the majority of what he said in that segment was logical and probably close to being right. If Microsoft is supplying people with a multimedia machine and it does what it's supposed to then it's not really being unethical or "fucking" the consumer. It's doing what it set out to do.

I was just answering the question, not critiquing his appearance on this episode. I do think he is decent as an analyst on the business of the games of the industry, but in many Bonus Round appearances and especially Pach Attack episodes, it's very clear he comes at thing from a purely business standpoint, and doesn't know or care to know anything about the gaming community and the issues from that point of view.

#21 Edited by Branthog (7342 posts) -

@aegon said:

This week they discuss how Microsoft will be handling their console announcement.

Link

Damn it, I was hoping they would be talking about sexism.

#22 Posted by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll: I kinda think he has to. Can't really bring feelings into a job about telling people how to ultimately make 1 dollar into 2 dollars. I think he does enjoy games or he wouldn't be doing the most boring and hated job in the gaming industry.

#23 Edited by Sander (409 posts) -

I wonder if Pachter realizes that many gamers feel like the value proposition of the consoles has changed so dramatically and now feel burned by Microsoft. Nobody really knows if there'll be a mass exodus from the Xbox brand to PS4 but at the very least he should be talking about it.

Or maybe he is, I don't know.

#25 Posted by expensiveham (289 posts) -

The way Gametrailers presents the video on their site feels obnoxious, really feels like they are taking something out of context in order to get more views. I guess more Jeff is always cool though.

#26 Edited by Fattony12000 (7053 posts) -

Gerts man.

#27 Edited by Sander (409 posts) -

The way Gametrailers presents the video on their site feels obnoxious, really feels like they are taking something out of context in order to get more views. I guess more Jeff is always cool though.

Oh. I thought this was a photoshop. Oh.

Oh deer.

#28 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

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#31 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1788 posts) -

Cool beans.

#32 Edited by Redbullet685 (6025 posts) -

@h0lgr said:

Oh, Jeff Gertsmann again? Cool.

he has to be doing that on purpose right, they seem like good enough friends that he would know how to pronounce it

This is exactly how I feel. It must just be a joke. He cannot seriously still pronounce it wrong.

#33 Posted by Cheesebob (1231 posts) -

Always makes me laugh the way that Keighly pronounces Jeff's name.

#34 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

The moment Keighly mentions MGS5 we see a video of two people riding fast on a horse, WHAT IS THAT GAME???

at 7:40

#35 Edited by DarthOrange (3851 posts) -

I first visited Giant Bomb after seeing Jeff on the Bonus Round. These site visits the staff does really do help bring in new people.

#36 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2135 posts) -

The moment Keighly mentions MGS5 we see a video of two people riding fast on a horse, WHAT IS THAT GAME???

at 7:40

MGS5

#37 Edited by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

@officegamer said:

The moment Keighly mentions MGS5 we see a video of two people riding fast on a horse, WHAT IS THAT GAME???

at 7:40

MGS5

Shocking! I didn't finish the watching the new demo because I got bored of all the crawling but I didn't except it to have horses and a burning forest, I guess that's what happens later in the demo then.

#38 Posted by Jimbo (9773 posts) -

It's not always Gertsmann. Sometimes it's Gersssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssstmann.

#39 Posted by Aegon (5403 posts) -
#40 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3753 posts) -

" Lets take Phil Spector out and beat the shit out of him, what do you say?" - Pachter. Damn I love Mike Pachter, just a boss.

#41 Posted by RazielCuts (2933 posts) -

@expensiveham: A lot of the GT's video segments, Bonus Round and GTTV, seem to focus on the 'winning' and pitting companies/studios against each other, like 'Who won the console generation?', 'Who won E3?', 'Who won game of the show?'. It seems to be there just to create fake fanboy wars in the comments section for clicks, don't get me wrong, Bonus Round is probably the best thing on GT and their E3 coverage is great but they just like to get bogged down in feeding the trolls a little too much sometimes. I guess that's why they gave Patcher his own show, he loves to deal in hyperbole.

#43 Edited by TheHT (10890 posts) -

@dallas_raines said:

@officegamer said:

The moment Keighly mentions MGS5 we see a video of two people riding fast on a horse, WHAT IS THAT GAME???

at 7:40

MGS5

Shocking! I didn't finish the watching the new demo because I got bored of all the crawling but I didn't except it to have horses and a burning forest, I guess that's what happens later in the demo then.

it's from the new trailer. don't think it's in the newest gameplay demo though.

fire guy is at the end of the demo though.

#44 Posted by expensiveham (289 posts) -

@razielcuts: More fanboy wars = More traffic = More money.

#46 Posted by Aegon (5403 posts) -

Part three is up. Link

#47 Posted by csl316 (8123 posts) -

Oh man, Keighley says Gerstmann correctly. Years in the making.