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Biography

Prior to being a Whiskey Media employee, Patrick Klepek was born and raised in suburban Chicago before going to the University of Illinois where he graduated with a BA in Print Journalism. He has worked at 1UP and MTV Multiplayer Blog as a reporter. He then worked as a freelance journalist at many websites, including Gamasutra, What They Play, and GameSpy. Several months later, he started working at G4 as a News Editor, where he broke the infamous West and Zampella vs. Activision story.

Trivia

  • Known to ask the introspective question, "What is video games?"
  • Patrick hates spiders, specifically tarantulas.
  • Really likes fart jokes.
  • But is more or less indifferent towards ducks.
  • He came up with the idea for Evil Bong 3-D: The Wrath of Bong.
  • Once played table tennis with the fictional character of Tony Soprano.
  • He enjoys holding his arms in the air in a successful fashion.
  • Invented aggressive bush jumping.
  • Was once spotted hanging out with Kevin Bacon, making him 0 degrees away from Mr. Bacon.
  • Patrick proposed to his fiancée on-stage at the premiere event for Evil Bong 3-D.
  • Patrick owns a Chihuahua named Pixel. Pixel has been petted by the one Matthew Rorie.
  • His Quick Look debut was in The Fancy Pants Adventures.
  • Does not want a third K in his name, because "3 K's would probably be too much".
  • Favorite game is the original Deus Ex.
  • Patrick HATES crabs, pubic or otherwise.
  • His brother Timmy Klepek is the guitarist of The Audition.
  • He has perfected something called "jukebox trolling".
  • He loves the word vaunt.
  • His parents are named Thomas and Nancy.
  • Lived in Wisconsin when he was young.
  • Once met Damon Lindelof but thought it was Carlton Cuse.
  • According to twitter, EA's own Jeff Green is the father of Patrick.
  • Has an uncanny likeness to the depiction of Mercury within Botticelli's Primavera. If the original model Klepek would be over 500 years old.
  • During the 2011 Whiskey Media Big Live Live Show Live!, Patrick brutally murdered Cool Baby.
  • Played a lot of Mega Man Soccer when he was a kid.
  • Patrick's father was the sales VP for Riddell.
  • Patrick attended college at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Patrick's mother developed a crippling Tetris addiction during his younger years. When he and his brother would go to school they would come home to find their GameBoy completely drained of batteries.
  • Nolan North once said he had cold hands.
  • He once called Nolan North an "asshole" to his face and lived to tell the tale.
  • Was jokingly given the nickname of "Trick" by the rest of the Bomb Squad when they were discussing reporters who give themselves nicknames. It has now stuck.
  • Defies the Mid-Western stereotype by not liking Chicago-style hot dogs. He also doesn't like root beer.
  • Has a creepy affection for dinosaurs.
  • Don't call him Pat. Do call him "Tricky" or "Scoops".
  • Uses the phrase "baked in" a lot when describing video games.
  • Has also been known as Patrick "Sexy Time" Klepek.
  • Broke his collarbone after spectacularly flipping off his bike in the wild streets of San Francisco. Rumors of this incident being an Urban Trials Freestyle PR stunt are yet unconfirmed.
  • His undying love for the Jurassic Park film series knows no bounds.
  • On March 14th, 2013, an image of Patrick was featured in an episode of the TV show Archer.
  • He is a Chicago Bears, and a Chicago Bulls fan.
  • Patrick Klepek will now take your calls at Patrick Klepek Will Now Take Your Calls.
  • Patrick is known as patrick klepek on Xbox Live.
  • Has an unfathomable love for Final Fantasy VIII, to much of the community's dismay.
  • Used to run a Weezer fan site titled "Unreleased Weezer for the Masses".
  • Patrick joined the Giantbombcast as of the 04-19-2011 cast, but also appeared as a guest for the first GDC 2011 cast on 03-02-2011.
  • His middle name is "Benjamin."

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