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Posted by AcidBrandon18 (1227 posts) 2 years, 11 months ago

Poll: Who is the best at videogames? (GB Crew) (116 votes)

Jeff 47%
Vinny 6%
Brad 7%
Patrick 28%
Drew 6%
Rorie 3%
Dave 3%

I was wondering on who you guys feel is the best at videogames from the Giant Bomb crew. Brad has had some lows, Shadow of Colossus, but also some highs, the Mile High club. Vinny dominated Dark Souls. Patrick spelunked in Spelunky. Drew knows how to fly numerous real life planes. Rorie is an expert on all things puppy as well as D&D. And of course there is Jeff, the uncontested Windjammers champ. So I must ask you. Of these guys. Who is the best at videogames? I added Dave just in case.

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#1 Edited by Fredchuckdave (10021 posts) -

I'm the best.

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#2 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (6900 posts) -

I notice Jeff seems to come out on top a lot of the time when matched against the rest of the crew.

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#3 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

Are you asking the best at videogames or the best at videogames on camera?

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#4 Posted by Matt_F606 (351 posts) -

First, who cares right? :-) Second anyone doubting Patrick should check out his youtube channel, he picks you Dark Souls super fast and has very little trouble through the run.

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#5 Posted by wjb (1899 posts) -

"They should hire me and fire everyone else because I'm the bestest at games and then I'll be the Giantest of Bombs!"

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#6 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10021 posts) -

@wjb: Remember: competence is not relevant in any situation ever within the present American system.

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#7 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14558 posts) -

Patrick's recent performances with both Dark Souls and Spelunky have convinced me that he's pretty good at video games.

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#8 Edited by bigjeffrey (5282 posts) -

it's Alexis

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#9 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10021 posts) -

@bigjeffrey: He's certainly the anti-Jeff when it comes to Windjammers.

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#10 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (1219 posts) -

I am the best video game. You guys are all brad.

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#11 Posted by BisonHero (10389 posts) -

@arbitrarywater said:

Patrick's recent performances with both Dark Souls and Spelunky have convinced me that he's pretty good at video games.

Or we're so used to everybody else on the GB crew having those old man reflexes and attention spans that he seems great by comparison. Patrick gets to stream solo, which helps quite a bit. He does markedly worse while at the Cards Against Humanity office.

Also, let's not forget Patrick's inability to read during basically the entire Chrono Trigger ER. He has his ups and downs.

Seriously, have you guys seen Vinny play Windjammers and Nidhogg? Eyes on the prize.

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#12 Edited by JadeGL (1313 posts) -

Secret 8th Option - It depends

I don't think any one person is best at games. Some people are best at RPGs, some at strategy, some at hardcore sims. Personally, I am pretty good at RPGs and FPS games like Halo, but I am bad at racing games and FPS games like COD.

So I would vote everyone is good at different stuff. And no, I'm not trying to be nice, it's just how I see it. :)

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#13 Edited by Fredchuckdave (10021 posts) -
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#14 Edited by ArbitraryWater (14558 posts) -

@arbitrarywater said:

Patrick's recent performances with both Dark Souls and Spelunky have convinced me that he's pretty good at video games.

Or we're so used to everybody else on the GB crew having those old man reflexes and attention spans that he seems great by comparison. Patrick gets to stream solo, which helps quite a bit. He does markedly worse while at the Cards Against Humanity office.

Also, let's not forget Patrick's inability to read during basically the entire Chrono Trigger ER. He has his ups and downs.

Seriously, have you guys seen Vinny play Windjammers and Nidhogg? Eyes on the prize.

Oh, they certainly all have their high and low points, and in terms of inter-office competitive stuff they all have their strengths: Jeff is the best at Windjammers, Vinny is the best at Nidhogg and Brad is the best at Tetris Battle Gaiden. I'm just going to give Scoops credit for actually putting the time into games to understand how they work.

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#15 Posted by thatdutchguy (1301 posts) -

I voted for Dave, just because he's a cool dude.

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#16 Posted by Steadying (1888 posts) -

Patrick is godly at games. And by games I mean Spelunky and Dark Souls. So I voted him.

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#17 Edited by probablytuna (4831 posts) -

As others have mentioned, watching him play both Dark Souls and Spelunky made me realise that he's pretty good at games.

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#18 Posted by hippocrit (290 posts) -

Patrick also seemed to pick up on the subtleties of XCOM. He might not have the highest of highs, but he seems the most adaptable and consistent.

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#19 Posted by jkz (4155 posts) -

Patrick at games in general, but if a game's in his wheelhouse then probably Jeff

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#20 Edited by Endwashere (5 posts) -
@jadegl said:

Secret 8th Option - It depends

I don't think any one person is best at games. Some people are best at RPGs, some at strategy, some at hardcore sims. Personally, I am pretty good at RPGs and FPS games like Halo, but I am bad at racing games and FPS games like COD.

So I would vote everyone is good at different stuff. And no, I'm not trying to be nice, it's just how I see it. :)

Yeah, that and practice helps too. For example, Patrick got really good at Spelunky by sticking to it. Jeff seems to do really well when a game comes out, but a lot worse later on after not playing it for a little while.

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#21 Posted by RazielCuts (3255 posts) -

I'm disappointed in all of you, Brad is the obvious answer to this poll.

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#22 Posted by Hippie_Genocide (1764 posts) -

Spelunky and Dark Souls are more a matter of perseverance than outright skill, so it's Jeff.

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#23 Posted by Slaegar (837 posts) -

I'd say Jeff, but I'm not sure he actually plays video games any more. I hear Patrick's Dark Souls run went rather well. Brad couldn't find a lever in Demon's Souls when he read a note right next to it that said "Lever". I almost never see Rorie playing games, but that's not really his role in the office. Vinny seems to have trouble in games, but he has a good attitude about it and he's still fun to watch. Dave hasn't played too many games on the site so its hard to judge. I voted Drew because I assume Drew is magical at everything he sets his glorious hands upon. He only plays goofy games during UPF so that the other guys don't get sad.

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#24 Edited by Sterling (4084 posts) -

How does brad have more votes than Vinny?

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#25 Posted by TobbRobb (5968 posts) -

How are you guys not voting for the BOSS OF BOSSES?

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#26 Posted by Darji (5412 posts) -

Vinny of course. Jeff knows a ton about games but I do nt think he is that good at them^^

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#27 Posted by Slag (7146 posts) -

Patrick's ranking has really climbed since the last time these ran.

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#28 Edited by SpaceCouncil (916 posts) -

it depends on the genre, though there is an apparent ability to learn a game faster

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#29 Posted by Nightriff (7082 posts) -

Depends on the game but Jeff is the best overall at everything and picks up a new game quicker than other members. The worst would be....Patrick but he puts in the effort to get better at games so I'll give him that.

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#30 Posted by csl316 (13709 posts) -

Brad. Tetris Battle Gaiden results don't lie.