Patrick Klepek is the best thing to happen to this site.

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#1 Edited by Adziboy (726 posts) -

Seriously...
For a while now I have used Giantbomb for video's and reviews but the news section has totally changed this. Theres multiple news stories per day which generate conversation in the news section, as well as being fast, up to date and well written. It also makes the forums so much more active (or so I believe).

Now I only use Giantbomb basically and my activity on the site has risen so much it's crazy. I believe that GB is easily the best video game site now - with the staff, bombcast, great news section, quick looks, video reviews, forums for everything and the overall wiki layout of the site... its actually unique, which is rare these days.


EDIT: and this is supposed to be in Off-topic, god damnit.
#2 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -
#3 Posted by waitwhat (260 posts) -

bow down before your new god.

#4 Posted by probablytuna (4166 posts) -

I concur. Bring on more breaking news.

#5 Posted by Noodlearms (611 posts) -

i like him

#6 Posted by JoeyRavn (5122 posts) -

I agree. Now, if he only grew a beard... He looks so fucking young, especially when he's the rest of the Bombsquad.

#7 Posted by Binman88 (3707 posts) -

Still a long way to go, but they're getting there :)

#8 Posted by random_guy23 (310 posts) -
@JoeyRavn: he needs to grow a beard, i agree. how old is he? does anyone know?
#9 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1537 posts) -

I agree.  Not used to going to Giantbomb for news as much but they are not only timely, Patrick does some digging for a scoop that was never here before (and most other sites do not even do).  I was also a little concerned with how his personality would mesh with the other guys and be on the Bombcast and other features of the site as I wasn't really familiar with him, but I have been pleasantly surprised there.  He is a great addition to the staff.

#10 Posted by sagesebas (2209 posts) -
@JoeyRavn: Or get a little heftier.
#11 Posted by MEATBALL (3957 posts) -

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Throw up dem Xs!

I don't know that he's the best thing to happen to this site, but I'm super pleased that they brought him on board and that he has fit in so well. Both he and Alex have done a fine job of turning Giant Bomb's news section into an extremely strong facet of the site, I almost feel like I don't need to visit anywhere else.

#12 Posted by EvilTwin (3312 posts) -

I was just watching last night's TNT and I found out that Patrick likes Friday Night Lights.  There are now no words to describe my love for him.

#13 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -

Hamburgers are better

#14 Posted by chilibean_3 (1816 posts) -
@MEATBALL: Went to the pool hall a bit after watching TNT.  I hit the jukebox and threw up dem Xs!
#15 Posted by 71Ranchero (3164 posts) -

I think his news articles can be a bit too opinionated to be "news" storys. GB is starting to feel like a blogger site.



But he is fine and a good addition. I just wish I could turn off the news or shove it off to the side in a box so it doesn't push content off the front page.
#16 Posted by RoujinX (428 posts) -

So whatever happened to Brad Nicholson?
#17 Posted by Ravenousrattler (1420 posts) -

meh

#18 Posted by mnzy (2964 posts) -
@RoujinX said:
So whatever happened to Brad Nicholson?
He moved back into papa Jacks house.
#19 Posted by Kyreo (4683 posts) -
@RoujinX said:
So whatever happened to Brad Nicholson?
He was getting harassed for some mediocre articles and news stories both on Giant Bomb and on his twitter.  He split right after patrick got here.  I'm glad honestly, he wasn't very good at writing.  Patrick is great and is all over the news.  
#20 Posted by zyn (2765 posts) -
@Ravenousrattler said:
meh
#21 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -
@RoujinX said:
So whatever happened to Brad Nicholson?
Patrick ate him
#22 Posted by Aronman789 (2737 posts) -
@Kyreo said:
@RoujinX said:
So whatever happened to Brad Nicholson?
He was getting harassed for some mediocre articles and news stories both on Giant Bomb and on his twitter.  He split right after patrick got here.  I'm glad honestly, he wasn't very good at writing.  Patrick is great and is all over the news.  
Man, I'm lost as to where all the assholes that harass everybody come from, I rarely see any on the forums, so where do they come from? Do they wait until I'm asleep? Are they all guests who never go to the forums and just stalk everyone on twitter and live streams?
#23 Edited by mutha3 (5025 posts) -

Yeah, Klepek is the best thing to happen to GB in the past year. His new stories are one of the best things about this site these days.

Its quick, exclusive and non-superfluous. Alex handling the news is great, too. He's a really good writer.

....I'd have called you crazy two years ago if you'd tell me "hey man, Giant Bomb's news section is awesome."

#25 Posted by Druminator (1808 posts) -

I agree, glad there is constant news here now!

#26 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

yeah his news articles are pretty... actiony


i like reading them
#27 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19818 posts) -

I disagree, but I appreciate the fact that he's a part of Giant Bomb now.

#28 Posted by LordAndrew (14588 posts) -
@RoujinX said:
So whatever happened to Brad Nicholson?
Patrick had him disappeared. There can be only one.
#29 Posted by Subjugation (4786 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:
@RoujinX said:
So whatever happened to Brad Nicholson?
Patrick had him disappeared. There can be only one.
Are you saying Patrick is actually Highlander? Mind = blown.
#30 Posted by ryanwho (12012 posts) -

He makes Brad N look like garbage.
#31 Posted by Shadow (5110 posts) -

Every time I glance at his username for a fraction of a second (which is a lot these days when I'm skimming over topics), I keep thinking it says something about pickles.

#32 Posted by RsistncE (4499 posts) -

Right, I'm sure. He's so overrated it's ridiculous. Everyone here is acting like he actually reports news which he doesn't, he just writes overly wrong articles (most of the time on only half interesting topics) and now with Nicholson gone there's no one to pick up the slack on the news end. I thought Nicholson's articles were fine, only the snobbish wannabe-writing majors were getting uppity about his writing.

#33 Posted by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

I have mixed feelings. Compared to Nicholson, he's pretty good. But he doesn't seem very self aware.

#34 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6652 posts) -

I rarely came to GiantBomb for actual game news before.

Now that is not the case.

#35 Edited by SeanFoster (904 posts) -

I don't even bother checking other video game sites now. If Giant Bomb hasn't covered it, I probably don't care. I feel as though Patrick has only added to that experience.

#36 Posted by Gav47 (1583 posts) -
@seanfoster said:

I don't even bother checking other video game sites now. If Giant Bomb has covered it, I probably don't care. I feel as though Patrick has only added to that experience.

This, I haven't visited Kotaku in at least 2 weeks.
#37 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -
@RsistncE
Right, I'm sure. He's so overrated it's ridiculous. Everyone here is acting like he actually reports news which he doesn't, he just writes overly wrong articles (most of the time on only half interesting topics) and now with Nicholson gone there's no one to pick up the slack on the news end. I thought Nicholson's articles were fine, only the snobbish wannabe-writing majors were getting uppity about his writing.
Brad Nicholson's mum's account?

Brad N was fine, his writing was to the point and functional (which is perfect for news sites), however GB has always been about the personal opinion of the guys involved, and Patrick does this while still reporting concisely.

When combined with Alex's hilariously sarcastic news items, I feel like this particular section of the site has improved a thousand-fold.

What exactly has Patrick written that gives you such a negative opinion?
#38 Posted by tracerace11 (316 posts) -

I didn't realize how much I started using GB more until I looked at my browser history to see only GB now really. I used to jump around different sites for different stories, but Patrick has gone above any of my expectations for him. And I agree that the forums are more active now. I just hope that GB does not grow too large, and I really like the personal feel of GB.

#39 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6116 posts) -
@waitwhat said:
bow down before your new god.
#40 Posted by Marokai (3312 posts) -
@tracerace11 said:

I just hope that GB does not grow too large, and I really like the personal feel of GB.

That's probably what I'm worried about the most, at this point.
#41 Posted by Evilsbane (5066 posts) -

@Marokai said:

@tracerace11 said:

I just hope that GB does not grow too large, and I really like the personal feel of GB.

That's probably what I'm worried about the most, at this point.

They added one guy guys calm down.

#42 Posted by Vinny_Says (5911 posts) -

Dude can you ride his dick any harder?
 
No but seriously his news coverage and grammar skills far surpass any previous news man or intern on GB.

#43 Posted by Generic_username (702 posts) -

I think so too. Giantbomb has always been about the personality of the writers, and Patrick brings a lot of it.
#44 Posted by mrangryface (833 posts) -

Patrick rocks. Harder worker man bringing the news.

#45 Posted by cap123 (2467 posts) -

NEWS FLASH
 
dude's pretty cool

#46 Edited by Chop (2010 posts) -

I like Alex more but the combo of him and Patrick has been pretty great. 

#47 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -

I think Patrick Durger is better really.

#48 Posted by august (3911 posts) -

@Adziboy:

I AGREE.

In fact, I almost made the same thread, with the same title.

He has also played Deus Ex,

He also brings some facts to the Bombast, which is often fact-deprived.

#49 Posted by Adziboy (726 posts) -
@blacklabeldomm said:
Dude can you ride his dick any harder?  No but seriously his news coverage and grammar skills far surpass any previous news man or intern on GB.
Looks like it's a threesome, after your last comment.
#50 Edited by Kandycane2029 (517 posts) -

He's awesome for doing what he does with the news, but I don't care for him too much on the Bombcast.  I prefer it being just Ryan, Jeff, Brad, and Vinny.

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