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#1 Edited by Deadmeat (94 posts) -

Did I not notice this before? It just seems if it's not a weird game from Japan or doing something different its "stupid and dumb". I kinda cringe when he talks on the bombcast or quicklooks now...

Is this a new thing or has he always been things way? I admit I don't read his stuff since well... they are always about something like kickstarter or molyjamwhich I could care less about.

Just when I got used to ignoring Ryan's "I know everything" statements...

Brad + Jeff + Vinny + Whitta would be the best bombcast group.

#2 Edited by MrBoBo (102 posts) -

I agree. Most of Japans design is very dated and outright stupid compared to the west.

Alot of people claim it's way behind.

#3 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

this thread is wacky

#4 Posted by Skytylz (4029 posts) -

Yeah he's started to get on my nerves lately on the bombcast. I think it's mainly because he has a comment about any and everything they discuss, even if he hasn't played it.

#5 Posted by Sterling (2072 posts) -

Does his opinion on games affect your enjoyment of them?

#6 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

@Deadmeat said:

Did I not notice this before? It just seems if it's not a weird game from Japan or doing something different its "stupid and dumb". I kinda cringe when he talks on the bombcast or quicklooks now...

Is this a new thing or has he always been things way? I admit I don't read his stuff since well... they are always about something like kickstarter or molyjamwhich I could care less about.

Just when I got used to ignoring Ryan's "I know everything" statements...

Brad + Jeff + Vinny + Whitta would be the best bombcast group.

Thanks for invalidating your own opinion so I didnt have to.

#7 Posted by TehJedicake (875 posts) -

When people started whining about every single thing he says and does.

#8 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Its couldn't care less not could care less

#9 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

It reinforces the point that most games are dumb when somebody with just a slightly different viewpoint ( and it is slight ) is classed as pretentious.

#10 Posted by Stonyman65 (2591 posts) -

@oulzac said:

Does his opinion on games affect your enjoyment of them?

No, but it affects my opinion and enjoyment of the Bombcast, and Giant Bomb as a whole...

#11 Posted by Brother_PipPop (252 posts) -

@Skytylz said:

he has a comment about any and everything they discuss, even if he hasn't played it.

Oh you mean like he talks on a podcast?

#12 Posted by believer258 (11633 posts) -

I believe that Patrick is the resident "obscure games coming out" expert that none of the others are. If that's his job, then pretension might be one of the prerequisites.

I always thought he looked like a bit of a hipster.

Anyway, Patrick has never and still doesn't get on my nerves. I don't really see any truth in what you're talking about, and I never quite got why a lot of people disliked him so much.

While on the subject of Patrick, I've got a side question: How old is he? I thought he was the youngest on the GB crew by a number of years - like in his 20's - but he was talking about being at E3 several times over the past decade, if memory serves.

#13 Posted by TehJedicake (875 posts) -

@Stonyman65 said:

@oulzac said:

Does his opinion on games affect your enjoyment of them?

No, but it affects my opinion and enjoyment of the Bombcast, and Giant Bomb as a whole...

That sucks.

#14 Posted by pweidman (2298 posts) -

Patrick is just fine and a good addition to the crew. His descriptions on the BC lately, of playing Witcher 2 on 360 were spot on. I don't hear any pretense at all when he comments on games. I don't think that's his style at all.

#15 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2196 posts) -
@believer258

I believe that Patrick is the resident "obscure games coming out" expert that none of the others are. If that's his job, then pretension might be one of the prerequisites.

I always thought he looked like a bit of a hipster.

Anyway, Patrick has never and still doesn't get on my nerves. I don't really see any truth in what you're talking about, and I never quite got why a lot of people disliked him so much.

While on the subject of Patrick, I've got a side question: How old is he? I thought he was the youngest on the GB crew by a number of years - like in his 20's - but he was talking about being at E3 several times over the past decade, if memory serves.

I believe he mention that he's around 27 or 28. Can't remember which.
#16 Posted by JaredA (820 posts) -

Patrick Klepek fucking rules

#17 Posted by Skytylz (4029 posts) -

@Brother_PipPop said:

@Skytylz said:

he has a comment about any and everything they discuss, even if he hasn't played it.

Oh you mean like he talks on a podcast?

Yeah I know right? Fuck him.

#18 Posted by GS_Dan (1402 posts) -

Not sure about the anti-Patrick sentiments here, but I am fully in favour of getting Gazza Whitta on the bombcast more often.

#19 Posted by SamFo (1514 posts) -

I like Patrick's views.

Gamers are generally very introverted and don't like things that are different.

Patrick brings different things to the table.

Hooray for Patrick!

#20 Posted by freewilly5 (64 posts) -

Patrick's awesome, you all suck.

#21 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2196 posts) -
@Oscar__Explosion
@believer258

I believe that Patrick is the resident "obscure games coming out" expert that none of the others are. If that's his job, then pretension might be one of the prerequisites.

I always thought he looked like a bit of a hipster.

Anyway, Patrick has never and still doesn't get on my nerves. I don't really see any truth in what you're talking about, and I never quite got why a lot of people disliked him so much.

While on the subject of Patrick, I've got a side question: How old is he? I thought he was the youngest on the GB crew by a number of years - like in his 20's - but he was talking about being at E3 several times over the past decade, if memory serves.

I believe he mention that he's around 27 or 28. Can't remember which.
Or you know I could have just checked his wiki page
http://www.giantbomb.com/patrick-klepek/72-100074/

Born Feb. 7 1985 (so 27)
#22 Posted by Video_Game_King (36000 posts) -

*puts on hipster-ass glasses (you know the type)* Anti-intellectualist.

#23 Posted by eskimo (473 posts) -

He should get a job with Epic and start calling himself Paddy K

#24 Posted by forkboy (1115 posts) -

@SamFo said:

I like Patrick's views.

Gamers are generally very introverted and don't like things that are different.

Patrick brings different things to the table.

Hooray for Patrick!

Well put

#25 Edited by Toxeia (728 posts) -

When did people get all pretentious about things other people say on the internet?

I guess this has been around since Patrick joined up, some kind of weird xenophobia directed to journalists that you aren't used to... but seriously? I don't know why there have to be threads about "Yo, that Patrick guy said stuff I don't like so I never read none of it."

#26 Posted by Neferon (262 posts) -

Never?

I thought we listen to the Bombcast to hear opinions and thoughts about games. Why complain about them?

#27 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

I think all of them tend to have different viewpoints and balance each other out great. Once in awhile I think they go overboard but most of the time they do an excellent job

#28 Posted by WMWA (1160 posts) -

Really? If anything Patrick is the most open minded about games in the group. Kinda odd I don't see it that way. Either way, why make a thread about this? "hurr durr Gary Whitta should replace Patrick, hurr durr" You just come off like a prick

#29 Edited by nickux (1383 posts) -

I like Patrick and his writing but I did recently reach out to him regarding some of his cynicism and the overall tone of coverage as of late. It is by no means an attack on him personally but I will say, as a listener and reader, his dismissive tone regarding some games has been kind of a let-down. For example, when they discussed God of War's multiplayer mode he just said "Dumb" a bunch of times. Having not played the mode, I don't think I'd be so quick to judge it and as harshly. However! I really hate the idea of people just attacking him for any reason. I do, however, think it's totally valid to discuss a valid concern regarding the overall tone of writing on the site if you do it respectfully.

#30 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

@Toxeia said:

When did people get all pretentious about things other people say on the internet?

I guess this has been around since Patrick joined up, some kind of weird xenophobia directed to journalists that you aren't used to... but seriously? I don't know there have to be threads about "Yo, that Patrick guy said stuff I don't like so I never read none of it."

I think it was around the time that journalists started throwing around the word "pretentious" for everything and anything they didn't like. Regular users across the internet jumped on the bandwagon shortly after and the term quickly lost all sense of meaning, as displayed by this very topic.

And yeah, people fear change or something. These "I don't like/agree with Patrick so I'm going to start a thread about it because my opinion is important" threads are really tiresome.

#31 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

Patrick's boss. Deal with it.

#32 Posted by DarkShaper (1320 posts) -

All five of the guys on the bombcast are fairly opinionated. It's just the stuff that Patrick feels strongly about tends to be different than the others. He is not more pretentious you just agree with him less.

#33 Posted by JauntyHat (323 posts) -

Patrick isn't originally a part of Giantbomb so I won't listen to anything he says or writes. He's too young compared to the rest of the bombcast; I think one of the biggest prerequisites for joining Giantbomb should be you're over 30. His voice is grating and I don't like his hair, get a decent haircut hippy! Why does he like games I don't? He makes Jeff, Ryan, Brad, and even Vinny look redicuously fat when he stands next to them; if he's going to be in any more videos of the site I'd like him to be in his own shot or a considerable distance away from the rest of the TRUE cast.

Oh wait it's this thread again. <3 ya Patrick.

#34 Edited by JasonR86 (9608 posts) -

@ Deadmeat said:

Did I not notice this before? It just seems if it's not a weird game from Japan or doing something different its "stupid and dumb". I kinda cringe when he talks on the bombcast or quicklooks now...

Is this a new thing or has he always been things way? I admit I don't read his stuff since well... they are always about something like kickstarter or molyjamwhich I could care less about.

Just when I got used to ignoring Ryan's "I know everything" statements...

Brad + Jeff + Vinny + Whitta would be the best bombcast group.

He enjoyed Skyrim, Skyward Sword (granted, from Japan but it isn't weird), Rayman Origins was one of his favorite games of last year. In fact...

Only three of his top 10 games of last year were Japanese. Only two of those were kinda weird. So I guess what I'm saying is is that you're objectively wrong. Subjectively, you sound like a dick.

#35 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2224 posts) -

@Deadmeat said:

Is this a new thing or has he always been things way? I admit I don't read his stuff since well... they are always about something like kickstarter or molyjamwhich I could care less about.

I could really go for a Molyjamwhich

#36 Edited by DonutFever (3550 posts) -

Yeah, he just loves all games from Japan. And hates everything made in the west.  
 
That's our Patrick.

#37 Posted by supermonkey122 (811 posts) -

@freewilly5 said:

Patrick's awesome, you all suck.

#38 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Care, I don't.

#39 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

If anything, his lack of an identity is what annoys me. He's just kind of there.

#40 Edited by Nightriff (4915 posts) -

This is actually the only thing I like about Patrick. When he talks about a game he likes or is recommending I'm fascinated. He is very passionate about the games he likes and has convinced me to try some of the ones he has recommended (Darksiders and Witcher 2). The only time I don't like Patrick is when he is trying to be funny because he just isn't. The 10 people taking a shit joke was so lame and pointless, I don't get why the crew thinks he is so funny.

#41 Posted by kzebski (33 posts) -

It has gotten to the point where I can readily identify the Patrick Klepek articles without actually checking.

#42 Edited by mordukai (7133 posts) -

My only issue with him is that he likes cutting in on people before they are finished.

#43 Posted by Jrinswand (1695 posts) -
@mordukai said:

My only issue with him is that he likes cutting in on people before they are finished.

This. He interrupts people a lot, but I think it's usually just out of his enthusiasm. Either way, rude is rude.
 
I don't have a problem with Patrick. I think he's a swell guy.
#44 Posted by DarthOrange (3851 posts) -

They all get on my nerves. Especially that Vinny.

#45 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1188 posts) -

Patrick doing his job by talking on a podcast? Doing the same exact thing 4 other dudes do with him every week? Yeah lock him the fuck up!

#46 Posted by Penzilneck (423 posts) -

Patrick.

Is.

Just.

...

Fine.

#47 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

Patrick has similar tastes to mine, but that makes it worse because when he talks up games that I dislike and brushes off games I'm for it bends the mind. Ryan is about as different a video game player as I am, so when he's for or against certain games it's easy to brush off.

Though yes, Brad and Patrick are super queer for anything that even appears artistic.

I feel like the main thing that sticks in my craw with them all is they pre-judge a game based on what their peers are saying or an event or public opinion, and it completely colors their experience. Maybe you can chalk it up to them having experience and being able to figure out from 30 seconds of gameplay whether or not they'll like it, but it's really irritating. 90% of the time you can pretty much take the tone of their comments 3 months before the game and it'll line up with the comments a week after release.

#48 Posted by Tolshakk (84 posts) -

@mordukai said:

My only issue with him is that he likes cutting in on people before they are finished.

I'mma let you finish, but it's time to get Tricky

#49 Edited by gamefreak9 (2344 posts) -

I like Patrick alot. to be honest I only read his articles nowadays, its more my taste, the shareholder meeting and the kickstarter stuff is the video game news that I want. Though he isn't as funny as the rest of the crew :(.

#50 Posted by smellum (3 posts) -

I would argue that Brad is more pretentious than Patrick.

But he's still the fucking man.