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#1 Posted by Jevonsp (18 posts) -

As I lurk on the forums more and more I have seen so much freaking Patrick hate. I like patrick. I don't get it! Why does it seem that everyone hates him?! He writes great editorials that you just don't find on other sights, he is pretty damn funny, and I like his insight. What do you guys hate about him? seriously wondering :(

#2 Posted by JasonR86 (9653 posts) -

Why all the 'why...' threads recently? Why does it seems like everyone wants everyone else to think like they do so that they can feel validated in having the beliefs they have? AGHHHHHH!!!!!!

#3 Posted by Jevonsp (18 posts) -

I don't care if people hate patrick I just want to know... like... why. lol. It's not about validation.

#4 Posted by DS23 (243 posts) -

He confuses and frightens the GB commune because he's skinny and they're used to big dudes on their videos and podcasts? I 'unno.

#5 Posted by Jeust (10541 posts) -

Everyone has their detractors.

#6 Edited by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Why all the why responses to the why threads asking why all the hate for patrick? Also:

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#7 Posted by JasonR86 (9653 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver said:

Why all the why responses to the why threads asking why all the hate for patrick?

Why the why question regarding why all the why responses to the why threads asking why all the hate for patrick?

#8 Posted by Giantstalker (1611 posts) -

@DS23 said:

He confuses and frightens the GB commune because he's skinny and they're used to big dudes on their videos and podcasts? I 'unno.

Hello Patrick's alt.

#9 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@BestUsernameEver said:

Why all the why responses to the why threads asking why all the hate for patrick?

Why the why question regarding why all the why responses to the why threads asking why all the hate for patrick?

Because 42.

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#10 Posted by Rebel_Scum (677 posts) -

Do people hate him? I don't like Ryan's opinions on some games (usually retro) and is probably my least favourite staffer but I don't hate the guy. If ever i saw him in a bar I'd buy him a beer. I think you might be taking some of these forum comments where people disagree with Patrick as hating on him.

#11 Posted by JasonR86 (9653 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver said:

@JasonR86 said:

@BestUsernameEver said:

Why all the why responses to the why threads asking why all the hate for patrick?

Why the why question regarding why all the why responses to the why threads asking why all the hate for patrick?

Because 42.

#12 Posted by DS23 (243 posts) -

@Giantstalker: lol, no. I weigh more than 100 lbs and am on the east coast for starters..

#13 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Whats the meaning of life?

#14 Posted by JasonR86 (9653 posts) -

@TheHumanDove said:

Whats the meaning of life?

WHY do you ask?

#15 Posted by Hunter5024 (5601 posts) -

Probably because he's the newest? In a lot of ways we get way more Patrick than anybody else because he's always posting the news stories, nearly always on the podcast, he was in the most recent endurance run, and he's in a ton of quick looks, and maybe they miss hearing more out of the other guys like it used to be. I'm not a Patrick Detractor though sometimes he talks too much I guess, and I'd like to hear what the other people have to say. But he's cool. I'm glad they hired him.

#16 Posted by TruthTellah (8720 posts) -

@Jevonsp: They're just jealous.

#17 Posted by FengShuiGod (1480 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@Jevonsp: They're just jealous.

Y

#18 Posted by Landon (4134 posts) -

Patrick is awesome, I don't get the hate.

#19 Posted by SmilingPig (1337 posts) -

Don’t worry, there is a ‘brad suck at quicklooks’ thread, a ‘Ryan is a jerk’ thread, a ‘Alex is too sarcastic’ thread, a ‘Jeff died inside a long time ago so he should not review games’ thread and a ‘Vinny is to nice’ thread.

Drew is unanimously loved though.

Dave is its own weird thing.

#20 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

@SmilingPig said:

Don’t worry, there is a ‘brad suck at quicklooks’ thread, a ‘Ryan is a jerk’ thread, a ‘Alex is too sarcastic’ thread, a ‘Jeff died inside a long time ago so he should not review games’ thread and a ‘Vinny is to nice’ thread.

Drew is unanimously loved though.

Dave is its own weird thing.

Dont speak too soon. Drew is an assumed NK spy now

#21 Posted by ajamafalous (11945 posts) -

I think if you've seen the threads/posts then you've seen their reasoning, so why even make this thread?

#22 Posted by Vigil (231 posts) -

@SmilingPig said:

Don’t worry, there is a ‘brad suck at quicklooks’ thread, a ‘Ryan is a jerk’ thread, a ‘Alex is too sarcastic’ thread, a ‘Jeff died inside a long time ago so he should not review games’ thread and a ‘Vinny is to nice’ thread.

Drew is unanimously loved though.

Dave is its own weird thing.

Dave is kinda like the force, hes an energy field created by all living things, he surrounds us, he penetrates us, he binds the galaxy together......the penetration part may be a tad unsettling.

#23 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

It needed to be said.

#24 Posted by Castiel (2562 posts) -

Do bees be? Do Bears bear?

#25 Posted by Grimace (376 posts) -

I don't think anyone actually hates Patrick. Some people are annoyed by his presence because they are scared of change.

I tend to like the whole staff. There are swathes of self-important games press members who deserve your ire long before anyone at Giant Bomb.

#26 Posted by Recall (103 posts) -

@Jevonsp said:

As I lurk on the forums more and more I have seen so much freaking Patrick hate. I like patrick. I don't get it! Why does it seem that everyone hates him?! He writes great editorials that you just don't find on other sights, he is pretty damn funny, and I like his insight. What do you guys hate about him? seriously wondering :(

Watch more content and listen to more podcasts and you will realise he talks too much. and cuts off peoplie like Jeff all the time, which is bullshit as Jeff brings the humour.

#27 Posted by Jevonsp (18 posts) -

XD @SmilingPig said:

‘Vinny is to nice’

LOL, vinny is so great all they can think of is that he is too nice XD

I guess the responses here make sense. Too much patrick might be the issue. I don't see enough vinny I guess anymore.

#28 Posted by GiantBomber (350 posts) -

I've never seen any Patrick hate (maybe in his first 3 months) but the guy is a pro.

#29 Posted by Daveyo520 (6678 posts) -

You really should not be able to make a new thread as your first post.

#30 Posted by buzz_clik (6964 posts) -

As I've said elsewhere: If you've got a problem with [site personality X], maybe [site personality X] isn't the problem so much as the site isn't all about your shit as much as you thought it was. Because the rest of the dudes you don't have a problem with seem to like [site personality X] just fine.

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#31 Posted by PenguinDust (12484 posts) -

It's a backlash from over exposure I suspect. When he arrived, he was celebrated, but recently he's been everywhere. Too much of a good thing and all that. Additionally, you could say he's the target du jour. Before him, there was an element that constantly criticized Brad and before that time, Ryan. Vinny's really the only regular who's escaped the ire of the forum grumblers.

My only complaint is that sometimes when he's on mike, he sounds like he's trying too hard. That's not enough to keep me from listening to the podcast or watching Quick Looks, though. And, his news reporting is still top-notch.

#32 Posted by artgarcrunkle (970 posts) -

Because whenever anyone is critical of Patrick in any fashion there are people who freak out about it.

#33 Posted by Danteveli (1174 posts) -

I dont post hate topics or some stuff about him. I personally don't like his style during quick looks. Granted he does a lot of great stuff but sometimes his remarks just make me say F You.

Also on the boards there is alotta hate on everything and some dudes trying to scam you with dota and counter strike. This is life.

#34 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

New members showing how worthless they are. Keep it up!

#35 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -

Patrick always feels like he's trying too hard to me, whether it's his articles or making jokes. I don't hate him, he just annoys me. I also wish he wasn't in so many quick looks, it seems like every week there's one with him in it.

#36 Posted by Doctorchimp (4074 posts) -

@buzz_clik said:

As I've said elsewhere: If you've got a problem with [site personality X], maybe [site personality X] isn't the problem so much as the site isn't all about your shit as much as you thought it was. Because the rest of the dudes you don't have a problem with seem to like [site personality X] just fine.

Why can't you teach me maths?

I'm tired of failing Calc II

#37 Posted by F33L (14 posts) -

i think he talks too much

#38 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

I've never really noticed any Patrick hate. I like him

#39 Posted by Alexandru (301 posts) -

I had no problem with him until he started appearing on every goddamn quick look.

#40 Posted by Tokoname (28 posts) -

I don't enjoy his verbal contributions (Bombcasts, quick looks, etc.). I certainly don't hate the guy; that would be dumb. At the end of the day, if the GB dudes didn't want him there, he wouldn't still be there, so there's not much point in making a fuss either way.

#41 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3851 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@Jevonsp: They're just jealous.

I feel like he should be in Game of Thrones with this pic, scowling handing out unfair judgement on the peons. Such extravagance.

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#42 Posted by freakin9 (1112 posts) -

I think it doesn't matter what it is people are going to get bored of the personalities. It's both funny the people that make a big deal about "woe is me, why don't I like this one guy" and the people that act like it's insane not to like someone on the website. The reality really is, this is the group, love them or hate them. It's a shame really the dynamic you get from their podcast isn't ever present in everything else they do. It almost makes the case for them producing less content, not more.

#43 Posted by ThePickle (4160 posts) -

I feel like I see more reactions to Patrick hate than actual Patrick hate.

#44 Posted by bio595 (307 posts) -

Over exposure for sure. He does seem like he's trying too hard, the others are more natural in their delivery.

His jokes aren't particularly funny (maybe its a generational thing).

Also, he was awful at playing chrono trigger (shudder).

I'm not sure what to think of him as a reporter, because most of what he posts is purely short and informative, so I can't form an opinion. With his longer articles, they seem inconsequential or just not what I'm into, so they're off putting to me. I like Alex's articles because they are full of personality, I find it difficult to identify what Patricks personality is when he writes articles.

Also he seems like kinda a hipster, mind you I am suspicious of all people who are into weird indie stuff (though not weird Drew/Dave stuff, I'm not sure why) because I think that they may just be poseurs. I am almost convinced that he isn't a hipster and just into indie stuff.

#45 Edited by BonOrbitz (2182 posts) -

Patrick's not a dick so I like the guy and feel that he's a good member of the Giant Bomb crew.

The real question is why are there so many assholes on the internet?

#46 Posted by Dagbiker (6957 posts) -

I do not hate him. Yes, I have my peves about him. But I have peves about most the cast. But I do not hate them.

#47 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

I dislike his attitude and video persona, his writing is great, but since everytime I see him somewhere he's that one guy who snags all the attention and ends up talking for 30 minutes yet tells nothing and that detracts from his writing too, for me.

#48 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

I think he has a somewhat irritating voice (especially his laugh), has the tendency to ramble a bit too long and is kind of oddly inarticulate for someone who writes for a living, but I sure as hell don't "hate" him. I've pretty much gotten over that stuff at this point and find him perfectly entertaining most of the time, even if he doesn't mesh with the cast quite as well as, say, Drew did.

#49 Posted by CookieMonster (2416 posts) -

Why do people post in these threads. Why.

#50 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

The Aristocrats.