#1 Posted by Shrat (49 posts) -

Serious question. It really puts me off from subscribing when I hear Davis treat questions like their annoyances. He's been doing it a lot more it seems lately as well. I do enjoy him for the most part, but this aspect of his personality, in my opinion, is completely unprofessional. I want the guys to be real, but when they're rude, I don't know, makes me not want to give them my money.

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#2 Posted by wafflez (523 posts) -

I don't mind whenever someone asks something stupid. 'I don't like gears of war, should I buy gears 3?!' Thats usually the only time I hear his snarkiness come out

#3 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4605 posts) -

When the cameras are rolling, he's performing. I wouldn't take a lot of what he says all that seriously, unless he's using his Serious Voice™.

#4 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

It's Ryan. 

#5 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

Why does the sun set? Because that is what it does.

#6 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1397 posts) -

To be fair, a lot of the questions I've read on the chat have either been answered or are just straight up bad.

#7 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -

*RYAN DEFENSE FORCE ASSEMBLE! !
  

@Shrat:  
FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUU

#8 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

I don't have all the goddamn answers, Shrat. C'mon!

/ryandavis

#9 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

Why is anything anything?!

#10 Posted by Shrat (49 posts) -

@GreggD: Regardless of my misuse of their/they're, it's a serious question. I said I do and have enjoyed him for several years for the most part, but it seems he exaggerates his persona at the expense of hurting his audience, which in my opinion, isn't cool man.

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#11 Posted by Yummylee (21294 posts) -

So basically you're peeved off because he, from what it sounds like, brushed off a question you sent in to the Gears 3 TNT? Quit being a bitch, you limp-dick pansy-ass pile of wart puss LET'S GET IT AWWWWN!

#12 Posted by AjayRaz (12418 posts) -

well, i mean, someone's gotta do it.

#13 Posted by FriskyHeadCrab (41 posts) -

Damn it man! You get your wallet out right now, and you stuff wads of cash into your PC right this instant!

This isn't a "professional" video game web site. It's the modern day equivalent of a Wayne's World style public access show. You don't come for meticulous, in-depth, dry, professional analysis of products. You come here because those guys are funny, have good taste in video games, and do their darnedest to earn our filthy, filthy cash.

#14 Posted by Nekthand (31 posts) -

Shit, the rudeness and crass attitude is what I like about this site.

#15 Posted by Sil3n7 (1177 posts) -

I kinda agree. He seems to treat users in general like an annoyance. I being someone who supports the site find it lame whenever I hear it.

#16 Posted by Landon (4130 posts) -

Ryan just tells it how it is. Can't stand the heat? Stay out of the... Giant Bomb.

#17 Posted by Shrat (49 posts) -

Fine, rephrase of the question. Does it bother you, this exaggerated persona? It does me, there's really no need for it, even if he thinks the questions are stupid.

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#18 Posted by Old_Corncob (134 posts) -

I think that his personality reminds me a lot of the Englishmen I have spent time with. They tear each other down quite a lot, by taking the piss and not letting others get full of themselves.

In the USA we have such a "I'm OK, you're OK" mentality which is in conflict with this kind of honesty.

But in the long run, I think that kind of honesty about when someone is stupid or not funny leads to a society that is more thoughtful, and has a much better sense of humor.

SO KEEP BEING AN ASSHOLE PEOPLE! Our survival as a species depends on it!

#19 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (989 posts) -

because he likes anime?

#20 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -
@Sil3n7 said:

I kinda agree. He seems to treat users in general like an annoyance. I being someone who supports the site find it lame whenever I hear it.

You are my special snowflake from now on! If that makes you feel any better.
#21 Posted by Shrat (49 posts) -

@Abyssfull: I've never sent in any questions. And no, not because of Gears TNT. He's been doing it a lot lately, more so than usual. And certainly, if they want to build an even bigger audience, I don't think that's the way to go. Sometimes, as a professional, you got to put down that first impulse to call something out, bite your toungue, and answer the dumb question without pushing the people you want to subscribe away. Not being sensitive, again, I like him for the most part, and love the site. I've been watching and reading most of these guys for years.

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#22 Posted by Sil3n7 (1177 posts) -

@niamahai said:

@Sil3n7 said:

I kinda agree. He seems to treat users in general like an annoyance. I being someone who supports the site find it lame whenever I hear it.

You are my special snowflake from now on! If that makes you feel any better.

No I don't want to be your special snowflake. I want Ryan to be more professional.

#23 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I'd pay my yearly subscription twice over if I could be personally bitched out by Ryan Davis.

#24 Posted by Sin4profit (2910 posts) -

He grew up loving the lovable dick persona and now he gets to play the part. Don't take it personally.

#25 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -
@Shrat

@GreggD: Regardless of my misuse of their/they're, it's a serious question. I said I do and have enjoyed him for several years for the most part, but it seems he exaggerates his persona at the expense of hurting his audience, which in my opinion, isn't cool man.

Watch Jeff in a GB video.

Watch Jeff in Jartime.

Realise that ALL the guys on this site play characters to a certain extent, Ryan probably chief amongst them as the general host.
#26 Posted by JackSukeru (5906 posts) -

The same reason why anyone who's a jerk is a jerk. Because they are bad people that can get away with it.

#almostserious

#27 Posted by Elusionar (309 posts) -

Working as a host on the Internet, I would blow my brains out in less than a day, every one is a fucktard or a total ass (including me).

Ryan as ben doing it for years, he is nothing short of a superhero.

He has earned the right to be a jerk.

#28 Posted by yinstarrunner (1182 posts) -

Ryans a natural asshole. He knows it and he revels in it on camera because its funny. Don't take it so seriously.

#29 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

I think Ryan is the most well balanced of the bunch in terms of professionalism and silliness. Jeff and Vinny can be a little too silly at times and Brad is a little too stuffy at times. Ryan can keep things on track and professional and has the charisma to keep things interesting and joke around a bit. That's why he hosts the bombcast, TNT, the Happy Hour, and TNT. I haven't really kept up with many of the live shows lately to hear question segments. I asked a question on today's TNT and I thought it was going to get lost in the chaos of Horde mode and be left with a simple "no" answer, but Ryan managed take the time in the midst of play to answer my question in a more elaborate answer.

#30 Posted by Shrat (49 posts) -

@Tim_the_Corsair: I think Jeff is pretty consistent across all videos.

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#31 Posted by Shinjitsu (28 posts) -

Doesn't bother me it all.

#32 Posted by Shrat (49 posts) -

@MiniPato: that's his job.

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#33 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

I thought this was another " I got blocked by Ryan on twitter" thread.

#34 Posted by BombcastGoldthwait (250 posts) -

People this is serious... Feelings are at stake here!!!

#35 Posted by FateOfNever (1814 posts) -

If you can't handle people's dumb questions being called out on being stupid, then you should probably get thicker skin. Especially on the internet.

#36 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

@ReyGitano said:

I thought this was another " I got blocked by Ryan on twitter" thread.

#37 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

lol @ people taking Ryan seriously.

#38 Posted by Captain_Rick (13 posts) -

Whats will all these people demanding professionalism from giantbomb?

#39 Posted by Shrat (49 posts) -

@FateOfNever: My skin is perfectly thick. I love this site and am not leaving. (though after this topic post you may want me to, thereby taking away money from those who's butt you've curled up in) You guys need to stop putting on your internet personas and see the other side of the issue instead of just bowing down at the altar of Ryan Davis. I never said I hated the guy.

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#40 Posted by Rawrz (590 posts) -

Its not a big deal since most people know Ryan's personality and the fact that majority of the time he is just joking around. Whats the point of being overly professional on a show like TNT where there just screwing around and having a good time anyways?

#41 Edited by TheSouthernDandy (3801 posts) -

Ryan's the jerk of the group but he's also the most insanely gleeful about ridiculous stupid crap that happens in vidjergames. Listening to him spazz out at the mayhem being caused in the Space Marine quicklook gave me the warm fuzzies.

That's why I like him.

#42 Edited by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

I like that he isn't afraid to speak his mind, regardless of how rude he may seem. You're looking for professionalism in all the wrong places.

#43 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Ryan is a champion, leave him alone.

#44 Posted by Michaelblack18 (223 posts) -

ryan seems like a perfectly normal good guy i mean look how many years hes been doing this? and hes able to say whatever he likes to freely i mean isn't that what many people strive for in this world to have a job you love and to be able to do what you want freely in it?

#45 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

Second time this week people demanding the head of a staff member. Get thicker skin new jacks!

#46 Posted by Shrat (49 posts) -

@LiquidSwords: yep, sure did demand his head eh? Have you read anything?

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#47 Posted by Elusionar (309 posts) -

@LiquidSwords said:

Second time this week people demanding the head of a staff member. Get thicker skin new jacks!

Who was the first one?

#48 Posted by Yummylee (21294 posts) -
@Shrat:  
C'mon, guy, if you really have been following the crew for as long as you say then you surely should of come to terms with their mannerisms by now? Like others have said, it's primarily just an act to distinguish them more so from one another and to accentuate their personalities. As for their professionalism, again... this is Giant Bomb, where a lot of games can sometimes be summed up with a single word of either: dumb, crazy and/or crazy dumb. The site is well known for its relatively laid-back approach, which in turn affects how they'll respond to the community. Ryan can be kinda assholish, everyone will agree, but it's rooted in banter further emphasising the casual front for everything.
#49 Posted by LiquidS (971 posts) -

Ryan is probably my favorite personality on the site but when he puts the interns in an unfunny way it gets a little annoying.

Anyways, LONG LIVE RYAN DAVIS!

#50 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

@GreggD said:

Because their and they're are two different things, you fucking twat.

Regardless of improper 'their' use, I think we all can agree Ryan is a jerk.