#1 Posted by Aelric (437 posts) -

I dunno know about all of you, but have you seen the pure amount of detail and insiderness that the news has had since he started? The quality of it all has gone up like night turning into day. No offence to Brad Nicholson or anyone else posting news, but before it seemed like just reposting things coming in on the wire, not actually reporting on it themselves (admittedly, they all had other content to worry about first.)

Anyway, if you see this Patrick, good work and glad you are here.

#2 Posted by Vinny_Says (5911 posts) -

Well he's been at it for a while, unlike a certain other person who corresponds for GB....

#3 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

Yes I agree. He's a perfect addition to Giant Bomb.

#4 Posted by Portis (1293 posts) -

Yup, dude knows what he's doing. Giantbomb is pretty much my one-stop for everything now that Patrick is on board with news.


I also love that while we get a lot of news on Giantbomb, it isn't every single little piece of news ever. Just the important/funny shit.
#5 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5261 posts) -

And to think some people were freaking out when they heard he was joining the team

#6 Posted by awesomeusername (4529 posts) -

#7 Posted by Daveyo520 (7339 posts) -

I wonder if he will take over stores Brad 2 used to do?

#8 Posted by StaticFalconar (4920 posts) -

Seeing as how Brad nicholson was never on the bombcast (to my memory) it seems he was just more hired guns worker on contract while Patrick is an actual full time member. 

#9 Posted by FesteringNeon (2227 posts) -

You mean this Patrick?

Anyone who can get the Budweiser Clydesdales to do him a favor, has to be some type of videogame god, right? ...right?
#10 Posted by Slaker117 (4856 posts) -
@StaticFalconar said:
" Seeing as how Brad nicholson was never on the bombcast (to my memory) it seems he was just more hired guns worker on contract while Patrick is an actual full time member.  "
He was on one, but barely participated.
#11 Posted by dudeglove (9280 posts) -
@blacklabeldomm said:
" Well he's been at it for a while, unlike a certain other person who corresponds for GB.... "
Replace "corresponds" with "regurgitates press releases".
#12 Posted by Barrock (3763 posts) -

Dude's awesome. I've appreciated his work since 1up.com.

#13 Posted by Vinny_Says (5911 posts) -
@dudeglove said:
" @blacklabeldomm said:
" Well he's been at it for a while, unlike a certain other person who corresponds for GB.... "
Replace "corresponds" with "regurgitates press releases". "
Well I was trying to be nice for once.
#14 Posted by FinalDasa (2417 posts) -

I'm glad to see the addition to GB overall too, covering the news will bring new eyes to the website especially when the stories are linked out on other sites like Joystik or Kotaku.


Can only lead to good things....or its eventual destruction....
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#15 Posted by StaticFalconar (4920 posts) -
@Slaker117 said:
" @StaticFalconar said:
" Seeing as how Brad nicholson was never on the bombcast (to my memory) it seems he was just more hired guns worker on contract while Patrick is an actual full time member.  "
He was on one, but barely participated. "
Comparing what you just said to this week's bombcast where I heard plenty of Patrick, its a self reflection of their wok ethic and skills perhaps. 
#16 Posted by Hot_Karl (3321 posts) -

Patrick is pretty cool, you know.

#17 Posted by rojano17 (40 posts) -

I'm really liking Patrick so far, the news section is really looking better now,  I like him on the Bombcast too. Now hire Jeff Greene and Johnny V and i will explode in a mass of happy particles

#18 Posted by dragonzord (830 posts) -

It's crazy to look at his twitter. He's actually like... looking into stuff instead of just waiting for people to call him.


It's almost as if he's an actual journalist.
#19 Posted by Wolverine (4577 posts) -

Patrick is an excellent addition to the Giant Bomb crew. I admit I was a little skeptical at first. I questioned whether there could be a fifth Beatle, but his news stories are quality and his presence on the podcast is great.

#20 Posted by CarpetRemnant (392 posts) -

He's great, natural fit.

#21 Posted by SeanFoster (904 posts) -

I've been a fan of Patrick's for about a year, I remember seeing him on X-Play's Feedback video podcast and really enjoying what he had to say. Eventually he left to join EGM and when I heard he was leaving them I thought "Well, maybe he'll drop by the Bombcast for a show or two" but instead he's joined the Giant Bomb crew and I couldn't be happier! He's given me even less of a reason to ever look at any other gaming outlets other than Giant Bomb. 

#22 Posted by OmegaChosen (657 posts) -

Guys a great news writer. I'm actually turning to GiantBomb for my gaming news now instead of just for funny videos. Hope he can keep it up and sticks around for a good while.

#23 Posted by Kjellm87 (1735 posts) -

That is also the reason I want him as a Bombcast regular.

#24 Posted by Unchained (1091 posts) -

Klepek is awesome. He's an incredible investigative journalist with friends / sources in many development studios. He's the one who broke the whole Infinity Ward vs. Activision debacle to the public and in that story dude was a pit-bull with the getting new info. He's been in the gaming journalism forever and his opinions are extremely well thought out. 


I'm very, very pleased he is with GB. 
#25 Edited by ShaneDev (1702 posts) -

Only know him through GB but since he is full time of course his news stories are going to be better than part time Brad and Alex.

#26 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

I had my doubts but he's superb

#27 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2206 posts) -

I am not sure about Brad or his past, but this has been Patricks jam for awhile.

#28 Posted by Jolt92 (1644 posts) -

Loving his stuff, and he's a good fourth chair on the Bombcast.

#29 Posted by Brake (1196 posts) -

I have been super impressed so far.

#30 Edited by emem (2047 posts) -
@Jolt92 said:

" Loving his stuff, and he's a good fourth chair on the Bombcast. "

Fourth chair? Is that a saying or do you want to kick someone? :)

I think the most important thing for me is that everything feels the same and that's probably the biggest compliment I can give to their decision (the staff for hiring him and Patrick for joining the team). It's not that easy to find skilled people everyone/most people get(s) along with.

Edit: I was a bit overwhelmed by the news on the first day the site was back up (after the invasion, you know..) and was thinking about a way to make the news accessible without pushing everything else (quick looks etc) down and out of the main page. I would probably prefer a news window/frame or something similar on the main page that doesn't interfere with everything else. I know it's pretty much all news, but I feel like the news frame right now is the place I look at when I want to "watch" trailers, quick looks and interviews. Hmm when I think about it, maybe I should just go to the videos section.. damn.
#31 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Its just news, neither him nor any before him jumped out to me.
Sorry.

#32 Posted by FirePrince (1772 posts) -

He's awesome.Also, he's great in QL as well.

#33 Posted by EnchantedEcho (800 posts) -

Yep, Patrick is awesome, glad he is part of the team.

#34 Posted by Otacon (2252 posts) -

Agreed, news features are another thing I look forward to on the site now.

#35 Posted by p_p_o_d (562 posts) -

Patrick has been doing a awesome job.   Also I'm still disappointed  Nicholson is still writing for GB (and by writing I mean reads a story on kotaku.... waits a few days THEN writes it for giantbomb) 

#36 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11968 posts) -

I keep thinking that I've gone to the wrong site when I see the front page all filled with articles and stuff. 

#37 Posted by PK_Koopa (593 posts) -

Didn't know about Patrick joining GB 'cause I wasn't using the internet around the time. When I came back I was pleasantly surprised to find that GB had so much good news on it. So yeah, not that I hate Brad or anything, but I'm actually looking forward to more news on GB now.

#38 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4314 posts) -

I love the titles he gives. It draws my attention to news I would normally not care about. He's a great writer.

#39 Posted by mfpantst (2651 posts) -

yo he does good.  a little skinny though.

#40 Posted by NorseDudeTR (461 posts) -

Klepek's great! He seems really quick, and super professional, while bringing the right amount of insanity that GB dudes need to have. So cheers to Patrick!

#41 Posted by KarlPilkington (2768 posts) -

Brad Nicholson was doing his job fine.

He has left Giant Bomb now so the haters will be happy.

#42 Posted by Vexxan (4624 posts) -

Great articles so far from Patrick, he really does his bit of digging to make sure he gets the full story. Loving it so far, hope it keeps up :)

#43 Posted by zudthespud (3328 posts) -

I completely agree with the OP.

#44 Posted by StriderNo9 (1267 posts) -

I have to agree. Patrick has done a great job, he does actual journalism in gaming, calling companies getting followups, writing reports. A lot of other sites can benefit from that type of work. Brad  N icholson is also doing a great job. I feel like he's stepped up his game as of late. Thanks Patrick!

#45 Posted by TorMasturba (1123 posts) -
@StaticFalconar said:
"

                    Seeing as how Brad nicholson was never on the bombcast (to my memory) it seems he was just more hired guns worker on contract while Patrick is an actual full time member. 

                   

                "


He was but he might as well have not bothered showing for all of the speaking that he did.

#46 Posted by JJGIANT (882 posts) -

Seems like a nice guy, prob be a while until he fits with the rest of the guys.

#47 Posted by Bocam (3988 posts) -
@Chabbs0 said:
" Brad Nicholson was doing his job fine."
No he wasn't
#48 Posted by KarlPilkington (2768 posts) -
@Bocam said:
" @Chabbs0 said:
" Brad Nicholson was doing his job fine."
No he wasn't "
If his job was to report news that was happening in the games world, then yes he was.
#49 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3215 posts) -

Patrick is doing awesome.  I had no idea who he even was before they hired him, but he's been working his ass off and doing quality work since he started.  It's great.

#50 Posted by chilibean_3 (1816 posts) -

Patrick has been a machine.  I had no idea who he was before he joined up but I'm glad he's here now.