#1 Posted by StriderNo9 (1077 posts) -

I'm still not entirely sure why some people seem to dislike Alex Navarro being on Giantbomb, first off before anything else, things change and teams grow. We wouldn't even have Giantbomb if things didn't change at Gamespot. And second of all, Alex writes really well, and his reviews are usually well thought out. I didn't know much of Alex beyond what he does on Screened which is awesome by itself, but doing a little research and seeing how longs he's known the guys, and how much experience in gaming he has under his belt really makes me respect and welcome him into the GB team if he ends up there permanently. People are just so quick to judge or lash out. Alex knows his games, he was at Gamespot with everyone else. Enough for me.

#2 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1478 posts) -

My only low scoring game in Madden was against Alex, nothing but respect for him.

#3 Posted by iAmJohn (6107 posts) -

Because people are stupid. 
 
This is also a thread that was really necessary to make.

#4 Posted by kishan6 (1914 posts) -

alex is a beast.  although i hope he gets paid a little extra for the things he does on giant bomb aswell as screened

#5 Posted by SadPatrol (499 posts) -

I really like the fact that Alex is on Giantbomb and I was unaware of the so-called "unhappiness" towards him.

#6 Posted by artofwar420 (6248 posts) -

I like his work ethic and reviews. I got nothing against Alex.

#8 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

I know him from the Gamespot days and seeing him there is the "correct" picture for me.
 
I assume 99.9% of the haters came to Giant Bomb via other means, and not from Gamespot.

#9 Posted by JJWeatherman (14553 posts) -

Whoa, he's not permanently joining GB, unless I missed something. He knows a lot about games though, and they're all good friends. Why throw away the advantage of working in the same office? I like that he helps out on GB sometimes. I've always liked Alex though. I imagine some people have always disliked him.

#10 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4606 posts) -

I just dislike his mannerisms and his smug attitude. Wish him luck though.

#11 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

Alex was even a regular guest on the podcast before Giant Bomb fully launched and he went to work for Harmonix. He has had involvement since very early on, which makes sense seeing as he worked with them at Gamespot. It shouldn't suprise people that he has appears often on here, especially now that they work in the same building.

#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (35826 posts) -

Because he doesn't have his own set of review picture thingies.

#13 Posted by artofwar420 (6248 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:
" Because he doesn't have his own set of review picture thingies. "
On that logic we wouldn't like Drew or Dave. AND THATS JUST BANANAS.
#14 Posted by StriderNo9 (1077 posts) -
@SadPatrol: Just check out the comments in the Pax panel videos, lots of people hating.  
 
@iAmJohn:
 So you agree, this thread was   necessary, on a serious note, no effing thread in necessary in Off Topic.
#15 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

I don't mind him writing up reviews or something (although it would help if he had his own cartoon set :)) but personally his voice makes my ears scream for dear, sweet mercy. Nothing against the guy personally, he seems like a nice guy.

#16 Edited by CookieMonster (2414 posts) -

I can understand people not liking him. They just don't need to post comments about it. Nobody really cares and when they do, they just look like trolls. This is a minority, mind.

#17 Posted by JasonR86 (9587 posts) -

People fear change.

#18 Posted by Feces_Pieces (24 posts) -
@StriderNo9: Yeah, I just don't get that. I thought he was great on the live panel.
#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (35826 posts) -
@artofwar420 said:
" @Video_Game_King said:
" Because he doesn't have his own set of review picture thingies. "
On that logic we wouldn't like Drew or Dave. AND THATS JUST BANANAS. "
Then maybe people have a thing against blonds? Maybe they think that Alex, Drew, and Dave are teaming up to become the ultimate Aryan super-force, ready to make Giant Bomb a much more Nazi-friendly site? I don't know, because I don't understand crazy people.
#20 Posted by blueaniman93 (604 posts) -

I don't know about the rest of you guys but I think Alex is cool. 

#21 Posted by phantomzxro (1558 posts) -

I think he is ok and don't have a problem with him helping out the team because i do find him to be a good reviewer. His opinions i don't agree with a whole lot but hey that's life. I notice that anybody jumping from another team comicvine, animevice or whatever gets some level of heat from some giantbomb members. The only people safe i see is the tested guys.

#22 Posted by StriderNo9 (1077 posts) -

Lol some of the comments here make me laugh, it's true people do fear change. And yes I agree, for the most part it's just trolling.

#23 Posted by Chris2KLee (2328 posts) -
@JasonR86 said:

" People fear change. "

Always think of this clip from "Wayne's World" :   
#24 Edited by DonPixel (2585 posts) -
#25 Posted by cancerdancer (314 posts) -
@GunslingerPanda said:
" I just dislike his mannerisms and his smug attitude. Wish him luck though. "
@mazik765 said:
"  personally his voice makes my ears scream for dear, sweet mercy. "
QFT. Snarky nerd attitude gets on my fucking nerves. No problem with him reviewing stuff, but I usually pass on quick looks he's in because he makes stupid ass sarcastic jokes the whole time.
#26 Posted by nick_verissimo (1380 posts) -

As a fellow drummist, Alex is infallible in my books.

#27 Posted by FirePrince (1763 posts) -

Alex is awesome, and he fits with the crew.And since when did people hate him?

#28 Posted by Droop (1826 posts) -

His humour is different, I guess. 
 
Nice guy though.

#29 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

I don't really mind him, but sometimes he has a weird attitude (I guess the best way to describe it would be being cynical just for the sake of being cynical) at times that gets on my nerves.  But again, I don't really care, I usually don't mind him at all.

#30 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -
#31 Posted by htr10 (329 posts) -

 
i don't know why, but the comments on the videos/podcasts often seem to possess a negativity that is not seen in the forums.  this thread, for example, seems to indicate that there just isn't much unhappiness directed towards alex standing tall with the rest of the GB guys around here.

#32 Posted by Animasta (14633 posts) -
@mazik765 said:
" I don't mind him writing up reviews or something (although it would help if he had his own cartoon set :)) but personally his voice makes my ears scream for dear, sweet mercy. Nothing against the guy personally, he seems like a nice guy. "
really? do you REMEMBER kessler? I mean come on, alex's voice is amazing compared to kessler.
#33 Posted by Gamer_152 (14050 posts) -

People dislike Alex? I think he's awesome.

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#34 Posted by B0nd07 (1697 posts) -
@DonPixel said:
" Because ther´s some strange people with weirdly ackward fetich about the main giantbomb crew .. as we can see here: 
http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/off-topic/31/ive-never-seen-jeff-this-epic-before/486315/        So they feel their emotional attachments to a internet celebrities threaten by a STRANGER!! ... stop being gay people google for bikini girls like normal dudes do.   "
Hey now, that thread is nothing but good clean fun in the same light as the staff photo edit thread (it also highlighted some great photography).  No need to go homophobic on those involved.
 

To the OP:  I'm not really a fan of his snarky brand of humor, but I don't hate him.
#35 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -
@Laketown:  I don't mind Kessler.
#36 Edited by Mento (2415 posts) -

Alex is a necessary part of the Giant Bomb Team, because without him you wouldn't be able to make the acronym JARBV with their names.
 
A Giant Bomb without JARBV is a cold, dark place.
 
Wait, I meant to say that Alex is good to have around because he's funny and occasionally insightful. JARBV?

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#37 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

I've always had, and still hold, respect for Alex and even if I dislike his contribution to Giantbomb on times, he does share my opinions on a lot of things.
it's just that sometimes he can come off as more annoying than the thing he expresses his annoyance at.  His demeanor can sometimes feel a bit too hostile. 
 
So I appreciate his contribution and I just don't find him very amusing at some times.
Then again I followed Gamespot with this crew so Alex has always been one of this gang to me. Makes me long for a future where Rich Gallup would join them.

#38 Posted by htr10 (329 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @mazik765 said:
" I don't mind him writing up reviews or something (although it would help if he had his own cartoon set :)) but personally his voice makes my ears scream for dear, sweet mercy. Nothing against the guy personally, he seems like a nice guy. "
really? do you REMEMBER kessler? I mean come on, alex's voice is amazing compared to kessler. "
ah, kessler grew on me over time.  he was just excited to be playing all those awful rpgs that they stuck him with.
#39 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

I have nothing but respect for the man.

#40 Posted by GlenTennis (3144 posts) -
@Ventilaator said:
" I know him from the Gamespot days and seeing him there is the "correct" picture for me.  I assume 99.9% of the haters came to Giant Bomb via other means, and not from Gamespot. "
Hey now I didn't come from Gamespot and I enjoy the guy.
#41 Posted by evildeadron (830 posts) -

Alex is a pretty rad dude and his roots go back to game journalism, one thing i have noticed, is that it seems he is re gaining his enthusiasm for games and writing / talking about them, would not mind one bit if he moved over from screened to giant bomb permanantly. 
 
also, people who hate on whiskey media staffers who are not jeff , ryan, brad, vinny and drew are moron fanboys who probably don't even visit the other sites. truth be told, from top to bottom, the entire whiskey media staff are pretty cool people and are very personable, get to know them and stop drinking the hateorade.
#42 Posted by htr10 (329 posts) -
@Mento said:
" Alex is a necessary part of the Giant Bomb Team, because without him you wouldn't be able to make the acronym JARBV with their names.  A Giant Bomb without JARBV is a cold, dark place. "
especially if they replace alex with a guy named ervin and then brad and vinny leave and are replaced by some guy named ken and another guy named yul.  then you'd have the JERKY boys and there is nothing to like about that.
#43 Posted by zameer (605 posts) -

Pretty much don't get it. I appreciate it when he does reviews and coverage here once in a while.

#44 Posted by onarum (1990 posts) -

Because people are stupid, the haters can go eff themselves for all I care.

#45 Posted by Gabriel (4055 posts) -

He just needs to work on keeping his narcissistic attitude in check. and stating really obvious things. Otherwise he's great, his write ups are usually long and well articulated he is probably the best writer on Giantbomb (ok maybe he and Brad are tied). 

#46 Posted by csl316 (7977 posts) -

Alex is awesome.  At first I thought he seemed a little condescending.  But he creates good stuff, seems like a fun guy, and plays the drums (woo, fellow musicians).
 
Once I saw some of his Gamespot stuff I became a fan.  Yep, time for Big Rigs:
  

#47 Posted by artofwar420 (6248 posts) -
@csl316: Yeah! Been a fan of his since that timeless Big Rigs review.
#48 Posted by Butano (1728 posts) -

So he's a frequent guest that appears more than some others to GiantBomb - who cares?  
They work in the same office trying to give us top-notch quality stuff, even if it's not technically within their main department.  
Personally I'd like some more reviews/articles/videos/crazy stuff from Drew or Dave, but Alex is a cool dude too!

#49 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

HE IS STAFF YOU MUST NOT DOUBT STAFF OR YOU ARE SCUM!
 
 
Dude helped bring me more Rockband so hey that's pretty cool. He maybe gets a little too excited at times, but whatever, I'm over it. Dude can keep writing reviews and do what he do. Just  don't forget about Matthew Rorie!

#50 Posted by StriderNo9 (1077 posts) -
@htr10: I'm noticing the same thing.