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#1 Posted by pplus0440 (260 posts) -

Hey, GB.  
 
I've been noticing alot of pretty mean stuff being said about Pat. I'll admit sometimes he writes about some stuff I don't care for, and maybe he can slip a spoiler every now and then, but I don't think writing a bunch of really mean stuff about the guy is appropriate. However, for the most part Pat is a pretty great member of the team. He's puts out the most content of everyone and he clearly loves doing it. He approaches games with a posative attitude and for me that goes along way. Most of the GB crew dismiss a game as poor before they even play it. The Kid Icarus quick look is perfect demonstratoin of this. If you had played the game at all, it is clear that Brad had barely touched it. That is fine, but he shouldn't be making claims about the quality of the game if doesn't understand how the game works. Patrick on the other hand always has posative things to say, has alot of passion, alot of drive, and you know what? I appreciate it. So Patrick, if you are reading this, keep on being you. Don't be a downer, and don't listen to people who try and put you down.  
 
Keep up the good work. I know I'm not the only person with something posative to say about the most valuable member of this site.
#2 Posted by ColinWright (741 posts) -

Haters gonna hate.

#3 Posted by themangalist (1748 posts) -

Wait, you're defending Patrick by wailing on Brad? Oh noes.

#4 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I blame the internet.

#5 Posted by Enigma777 (6059 posts) -

They're just jealous of his luscious locks.

#6 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

We probably don't need another thread for the haters to use...

@Claude said:

I blame the internet.

Truth.

#7 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

@ColinWright said:

Haters gonna hate.

@Claude said:

I blame the internet.
#8 Posted by Mesklinite (816 posts) -

Patrick is great to have around :)

#9 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

SpongeBob

#10 Posted by Stepside (510 posts) -

I'm a huge Patrick fan, he's a great writer and has a lot of sources that I appreciate. I also find him hilarious - super glad he's here.

#11 Edited by Sackmanjones (4762 posts) -

Cept for the Brad stuff, he's still awesome 
#12 Posted by qawsed (145 posts) -

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS LUV REPREZENT

#13 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

posative

#14 Posted by coakroach (2492 posts) -

Yeah Patrick, keep being you

Haha but seriously what the fuck is this thread

#16 Posted by VooDooPC (338 posts) -

Patrick has grown on me. He's a nice addition to the site. Alex Navarro on the other hand...

#17 Posted by EuanDewar (5103 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow
posative
Seriously what the fuck dude

You spelt everything correctly apart from that one word and you did it multiple times. It's bugging me the fuck out and I don't even know why. Literally can't focus on anything else about this now.
#18 Posted by GeneralZod37 (267 posts) -

I really appreciate all that Patrick brings to the site. His writing style is great and he seems really engaging. If he "ruins" things by talking about them too much it is only due to him being really pumped about a subject. Above all he fits into the structure of the site. All the guys, including Alexis *shudders*, seem very approachable and Patrick is no different.

As I have found through some self-discovery is that a lot of the people someone dislikes eventhough they share interests is due to them sharing the same views and mannerisms the majority of the time. Maybe there is some of that going on.

#19 Posted by SmilingPig (1341 posts) -

Other than the fact that his girlfriend is way to beautiful for him and that she deserve someone like me, Patrick is alright.

#20 Posted by Veektarius (5025 posts) -

I don't like him, and would prefer if he were gone, but I'd never hurl personal insults at him.

#21 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4284 posts) -

I like him, his enthusiasm and his goddamn articles

#22 Posted by theguy (797 posts) -

@pplus0440 said:

Hey, GB. I've been noticing alot of pretty mean stuff being said about Pat. I'll admit sometimes he writes about some stuff I don't care for, and maybe he can slip a spoiler every now and then, but I don't think writing a bunch of really mean stuff about the guy is appropriate. However, for the most part Pat is a pretty great member of the team. He's puts out the most content of everyone and he clearly loves doing it. He approaches games with a posative attitude and for me that goes along way. Most of the GB crew dismiss a game as poor before they even play it. The Kid Icarus quick look is perfect demonstratoin of this. If you had played the game at all, it is clear that Brad had barely touched it. That is fine, but he shouldn't be making claims about the quality of the game if doesn't understand how the game works. Patrick on the other hand always has posative things to say, has alot of passion, alot of drive, and you know what? I appreciate it. So Patrick, if you are reading this, keep on being you. Don't be a downer, and don't listen to people who try and put you down. Keep up the good work. I know I'm not the only person with something posative to say about the most valuable member of this site.

Its "Trick"

@SoothsayerGB said:

Actually, its "Trick" now.

See?

#23 Edited by Animasta (14727 posts) -

@Freshbandito said:

I finished polishing your shining white armour and grooming your snow white steed, should I fetch your glittering white lance also?

sorry no the LOL YOU'RE A WHITE KNIGHT defense is even worse than actually being one.

also trick supremacy

#24 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

I just with that when he says "I don't want to spoil anything" it would mean that. Either then that he's alright.

#25 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Patrick is awesome. You all know it. Don't deny it.

@mordukai said:

I just wish that when he says "I don't want to spoil anything" it would mean that. Other than that he's alright.

There. Sorry. That was bugging me.

#26 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

@PrivateIronTFU said:

Patrick is awesome. You all know it. Don't deny it.

@mordukai said:

I just wish that when he says "I don't want to spoil anything" it would mean that. Other than that he's alright.

There. Sorry. That was bugging me.

HA HA. Blame the iPad and it's auto corrector.

#27 Posted by Freshbandito (689 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Freshbandito said:

I finished polishing your shining white armour and grooming your snow white steed, should I fetch your glittering white lance also?

sorry no the LOL YOU'RE A WHITE KNIGHT defense is even worse than actually being one.

also trick supremacy

Defense? defense of what? I'm just pointing out that he's white knighting it up. He's a grown man people, he doesn't need you headbutting a keyboard to try and change people's opinions whilst backhandedly insulting the other staff on account of his honour.

#28 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4988 posts) -
@mordukai said:

@PrivateIronTFU said:

Patrick is awesome. You all know it. Don't deny it.

@mordukai said:

I just wish that when he says "I don't want to spoil anything" it would mean that. Other than that he's alright.

There. Sorry. That was bugging me.

HA HA. Blame the iPad and its auto corrector.

That was bugging me as well.
#29 Posted by m16mojo2 (327 posts) -

@SmilingPig said:

Other than the fact that his girlfriend is way to beautiful for him and that she deserve someone like me, Patrick is alright.

The fact that you've seen his girlfriend is a bit disturbing....

#30 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@PrivateIronTFU said:

Patrick is awesome. You all know it. Don't deny it.

@mordukai said:

I just wish that when he says "I don't want to spoil anything" it would mean that. Other than that he's alright.

There. Sorry. That was bugging me.

HA HA. Blame the iPad and it's auto corrector.

Been there.

#31 Posted by WickedFather (1733 posts) -

Wow, after reading this thread he's going to fall in love with you and marry you and you'll be special on Giantbomb.  His poster with real kissable mouth shall be in the online shop soon.  For all who love him it's 3 dollars cheaper.  Pull the cord on the Patrick doll to hear 12 of your favourite spoilers.
 
Ok, that's enough of me being a dick for one thread.

#32 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

@PrivateIronTFU said:

@mordukai said:

@PrivateIronTFU said:

Patrick is awesome. You all know it. Don't deny it.

@mordukai said:

I just wish that when he says "I don't want to spoil anything" it would mean that. Other than that he's alright.

There. Sorry. That was bugging me.

HA HA. Blame the iPad and it's auto corrector.

Been there.

OK now you need to change your avatar picture because every time I see it I just end up doing a Spaced marathon. Oh fuck it...it's a great show. Guess my Saturday is spoken for.

#33 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Here's Patrick coming to Giant Bomb. 
 
  

#34 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

We live in a world where people talk shit about each other. I'm sure he doesn't give a shit about what anyone says about him.

#35 Posted by RobotHamster (4177 posts) -

Nice try Patrick, thought you could be all sneaky and make another account.

#36 Posted by Xeiphyer (5611 posts) -

Protip: Don't defend one person while attacking another. That's just bad form and completely deflates any argument you were making.
 
Patrick is great. Brad is great. 
 
Quick Looks are just to show off how the game actually plays so people can see if they're interested, the Kid Icarus QL is perfect for that. Often times they don't know all about the game, and that's fine, after all, its not a review. Most times they record the Quick Look when they have barely played the game because they want to get that video out to everyone ASAP, so we can watch it while its still relevant. 
 
Honestly, they showed off what Kid Icarus is like perfectly. It lets everyone see what game is like in motion, without the PR trailer bullshit spin on footage. Anyone wanting to know what the final thoughts on the game are can wait for the review, which is what its for. 
 
Basically you have the "QL for a game I already own/love" syndrome. Where you get all upset because they don't know every little detail of the game, or say some misinformation. Its not really what the QL is for, and if you're super angry about it and wanna correct them, post in the comments section so other people see it.

Online
#37 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6403 posts) -

Wait.....what?

Oh, you mean Trick. My bad.

#38 Posted by Jace (1096 posts) -

@pplus0440:

I think the GB staff all realize they have their own perks as characters that turn some people off. However, that's what gives this site personality. They're now starting to use it for features as well, look at breaking Brad. Brad is bad at games, and I wouldn't have it any other way. It's hilarious to watch. Jeff is cynical, but he's honest, and he has some really strong arguments to make. So GB made Jar time.

To put it simply, this site is an ongoing evolution of the staff's personalities in the form of internet content. I think that's why this site is so great.

#39 Edited by NTM (7547 posts) -

Aside from his pube fro on the top of his head, he's an alright guy. Just kidding.

#40 Edited by YOUNGLINK (552 posts) -

@EuanDewar said:

@SeriouslyNow
posative
Seriously what the fuck dude You spelt everything correctly apart from that one word and you did it multiple times. It's bugging me the fuck out and I don't even know why. Literally can't focus on anything else about this now.

hah, yea that bugged me too. But I agree with the overall sentiment.

#41 Posted by kindone (2841 posts) -

People are just used to the original crew that has tied themselves together and are afraid of change. Patrick is a different kind of person around the office. He's young, zany looking, and doesn't carry on the same way that the rest of the crew does.

It's normal, but honestly the only people crying over his presence, or that have a problem with him, are either jealous of his position or stuck in their pre-mature state of fearing the change he has brought.

#42 Posted by Lukeweizer (2770 posts) -

@pplus0440: They play games at preview events and what not before the game is released. Brad probably had a very good idea of how Kid Icarus would work already.

#43 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I find him a little boring. It's not a big deal, hopefully I'll warm up to him soon enough.

#44 Posted by benspyda (2051 posts) -

I don't find him all that funny, but I have no problem with him. He has some interesting views and articles and adds to the GB team.

#45 Edited by TruthTellah (9480 posts) -

If people still aren't at least okay with him(let alone think he's pretty great) after seeing the work he did on the MolyJam, they're never going to be okay with him. There's only so much a person can do for people to like them; in Patrick's case, I encourage him to just continue being himself. If people warm up to him? Great. If some don't? Then that's tough for them. Patrick's here to stay.

#46 Posted by Korwin (3034 posts) -

@pplus0440 said:

Hey, GB. I've been noticing alot of pretty mean stuff being said about Pat. I'll admit sometimes he writes about some stuff I don't care for, and maybe he can slip a spoiler every now and then, but I don't think writing a bunch of really mean stuff about the guy is appropriate. However, for the most part Pat is a pretty great member of the team. He's puts out the most content of everyone and he clearly loves doing it. He approaches games with a posative attitude and for me that goes along way. Most of the GB crew dismiss a game as poor before they even play it. The Kid Icarus quick look is perfect demonstratoin of this. If you had played the game at all, it is clear that Brad had barely touched it. That is fine, but he shouldn't be making claims about the quality of the game if doesn't understand how the game works. Patrick on the other hand always has posative things to say, has alot of passion, alot of drive, and you know what? I appreciate it. So Patrick, if you are reading this, keep on being you. Don't be a downer, and don't listen to people who try and put you down. Keep up the good work. I know I'm not the only person with something posative to say about the most valuable member of this site.

You called him Pat, better put some money in his mum's jar.

#47 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -
@Korwin

@pplus0440 said:

Hey, GB. I've been noticing alot of pretty mean stuff being said about Pat. I'll admit sometimes he writes about some stuff I don't care for, and maybe he can slip a spoiler every now and then, but I don't think writing a bunch of really mean stuff about the guy is appropriate. However, for the most part Pat is a pretty great member of the team. He's puts out the most content of everyone and he clearly loves doing it. He approaches games with a posative attitude and for me that goes along way. Most of the GB crew dismiss a game as poor before they even play it. The Kid Icarus quick look is perfect demonstratoin of this. If you had played the game at all, it is clear that Brad had barely touched it. That is fine, but he shouldn't be making claims about the quality of the game if doesn't understand how the game works. Patrick on the other hand always has posative things to say, has alot of passion, alot of drive, and you know what? I appreciate it. So Patrick, if you are reading this, keep on being you. Don't be a downer, and don't listen to people who try and put you down. Keep up the good work. I know I'm not the only person with something posative to say about the most valuable member of this site.

You called him Pat, better put some money in his mum's jar.

Man, no need to make this dirty!
#48 Posted by JackSukeru (5967 posts) -

And this thread invites even more crappy stuff to be said about everyone without actually having any real benefit to it.

#49 Posted by Gabriel (4082 posts) -

I don't like Patrick's personality at all, but the threads praising Patrick or bashing him have got to stop, it's a done deal so STFU and stop talking about it. I can only imagine how that dude feels when he sees this shit all the time, it's gotta wear on a person after awhile.

#50 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1903 posts) -

I like Patrick. A lot, actually. I think he's a really good addition to the gang.

However, I also like Brad. And Vinny. And Ryan, and Jeff, and Snides, and... seriously, what is the point of these threads? These guys have been around the internet enough to develop a thick skin. Patrick in particular has had a lot of different positions at a lot of different gaming journalism companies. I'm sure understand that some devotees of websites will always detest change, and expect it. And it looks like he's adapting just fine. I don't think he needs threads defending his honor. Patrick's a big boy.