I like them all, because it takes four fingers and thumb to make a hand. Too bad that hand doesn't slap this community's face more often.
Patrick is awesome. His Worth Reading articles are smart little internet safaris. I also have a passion for those little indie games and somebody needs to keep track of them. I think of him as the resident journalist, because he's the guy stirring things up by reporting on stories. I love that he angers people, too, because god-forbid somebody has strong opinions on a blog. I am on board with poking at the hornet's nest. Some people need to be challenged, unsettled, and made to think, not made comfortable. Actually, that's everybody.
Otherwise, it's all about Ryan Davis. I first came here because of TANG, so Ryan just represents GIant Bomb's soul to me. I really miss TANG. Maybe we'll see more when another wave of game movies comes out. Remember, Deus Ex: The Official Movie of the Game is going to happen.
Vinny is kind of obnoxious in the way a child can be obnoxious.
Brad is just bad at video games.
Jeff at least knows how to handle people, but he's so bitter.
I'd go with Ryan, he isn't spiteful or bitter, is courteous and professional and doesn't have a grudge against any genre of game and is willing to get up and do some stupid kinect quick look. He's like the grounded center of the team, without him I think the crew would have went their separate ways a long time ago.
If you had asked me 2 or 3 years ago, I would probably have said Jeff, but over the last year especially I have grown more and more fond of Vinny, Drew and Dave actually. They might have become my top 3 favorite GB members. Jeff is good, and pretty funny most of the time, but both him and Ryan seem to have become slightly more negative over the years, and it's kinda sucking the joy out of some QLs. Brad is fine too, he doesn't seem quite as negative as Jeff or Ryan, and the breaking brad vids are pretty great. I don't actually hate Patrick, he is just the most serious of them all. Take for example the DmC QL where Patrick and Jeff spent a good 20 minutes talking about marketing strategies for the game, I honestly found that stuff boring as shit.
I appreciate Ryan's MCing skills, I respect Jeff's knowledge, and I love Brad's taste and enthusiasm for games.
But, of course, it's Vinnie. He's the funniest, most positive, most easy going member of the staff.
Plus his becoming a father has given me that much more to relate with him because I've been through that crazy gauntlet of highs and lows that a baby boy puts you through (and still going through it).
Vinny because for him games are there to have fun, not to call things crazy or for insane people. Be it open world lunacy, a flight sim or an RPG with insane depth.
He reminds me of the Classic Game Room guy.
Jeff is cool too but he plays the for crazy people card too often when he just is not interested in a game. I think it's insane to play all the crap the american industry poops out.
Vinny, Drew, Jeff, and Alex are personally my favorites
if i had to pick one......obviously Vinny
Vinny is the one you can always count on to be entertaining and positive, and always just genuinely has fun with the stupidest of games, and it shows excellent on the videos, he needs to get on the encyclopedia bombastica going as well so people can see his intellectual side,
Drew is the Master Chief. nuff said, also hes one of the few that when you post on his wall or pm, he responds.
Jeff is the all knowing sage of videogames, i find him to be intimidating though, but its also mesmerizing to watch him spit game about the videogame industry
and Alex strikes the best balance out of the bunch of snark and seriousness.
Alexis needs to be on camera more, as the dude seems to shy to let his inner nerd out, but hes a cool dude though
I really like patrick, i definitely dont hate him, with his indie game agenda, ive been introduced to cool games i wouldnt have even noticed, and he goes out the most to listen to the community feedback about him and silently acknowledges the feedback and silently adjusts accordingly, its like him and drew are the ones that always respond to Pms and Wallposts, so ill always respect that, but stuff like the dead island news story that was just overblowing something stupid way out of proportion, i just think his time and energy is best spent elseware, like if you care about videogames so much, why not champion them rather than vilify aspects of them?
As much as brad goes out and fucking kicks ass when hes ready, hes also one of the most negative ones out of the bunch, its ups and downs for me on him, sometimes hes real vinny levels of jovial and thats fantastic, and then sometimes hes a fucking grumpy old man complaining about tropes in a videogame.
Dave is good when hes on something that genuinely interests him, when hes on something that doesnt interest him, it just drags the video down,
and then its ups and downs as well with ryan,
Vinny, because he genuinely seems like a good dude. Always gives games a fair shot and looks on the bright side.
Jeff ranks the lowest because of his stubbornness when it comes to games like Red Dead or Demon Souls. Give a game an hour and if it doesn't meet your insane requirements blast it till the end of time. No thank you sir. I still think he's very funny, but every time he opens his mouth to talk about video games my skin burns.
It's Vinny, because he doesn't do a lot of editorial stuff so I don't get the chance to see what he doesn't like, unlike the editors who have significantly more chances to display differing opinions from their audience.
Oh wait, I just answered for all of Giant Bomb, didn't I?
One thing I really like about Jeff is that he seems like he has figured out how to frame his opinions in a really enjoyable way. He hates a lot of things. Normally that kind of personality turns me off. But not so much for Jeff. He knows it's his opinion. Almost jokingly so (Like anytime he brings up Red Dead Redemption or Metal Gear Solid).
Now with Patrick and Brad... I get the feeling that they feel like opinion is the end all qualifier for what's good and what's bad. I'm sure if you asked them, they don't feel that their opinion is all important. It's more just the way it comes off. Like when "It's terrible! Terrible!" I like all the guys a lot. I just respond better to Jeff I guess.
And Vinny is the best.
Yep. With Patrick in particular, it's often more than his opinion on games. It extends to his stances on issues of ethics or morality in the industry. His view is the only correct one and his reaction is the way you should respond [insert 10 pages of long-winded explanation as to why].
Jeff seems to be more easily reasoned with than them. Far more open to other opinions, even if he adamantly disagrees. Ryan is almost the opposite in that way, as he is just purposefully an asshole about it if he disagrees with you. Oddly enough, I appreciate both more than saying you're not trying to tell someone what to think then coming off like anyone who disagrees is a fool.
Vinny and Drew are both great.