PAX Prime 2012: The Giant Bomb Panel

#151 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

Holy shit, "are you having a stroke?"

I seriously laughed so hard my head hurt.

#152 Posted by dropkickpikachu (48 posts) -

Man, Max Temkin's teeth are really yellow.

#153 Posted by paulunga (1930 posts) -

Yeah, I totally do the same thing as Jeff, waking up with an idea for a game and turning it into a 15 page design doc. I then proceed to not do anything with it.

#154 Posted by dropabombonit (1484 posts) -

This was a great panel if it was as unplanned as Ryan said it was. Can anyone who was actually at the panel tell me if Ryan was sweating a lot because it shows up on camera real bad

#155 Posted by Grimmy616 (397 posts) -

At some point this turned into the Jeff Gerstmann comedy hour with David MC'ing.

#156 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@CakeBomb said:

Is there no end of patrick's hipster and snarkiness? Ugh. Miss Carrie Gouskos.

Oh please. I've been more than critical of Patrick in the past, but I love the pep in his step since coming back from his honeymoon! Guy seems invigorated and I absolutely adored his Walking Dead articles. I hope he keeps this level of mojo going cause he's been killing it lately.

And whining about him talking up the PAX 10 is kinda silly since it's the only legit new and interesting thing for the guys to devote their time to at PAX in a game coverage sense (Well barring the whole Metal Gear deal.)

Give credit where credit is due mate ;)

#157 Edited by bybeach (4725 posts) -

@CakeBomb said:

Is there no end of patrick's hipster and snarkiness? Ugh. Miss Carrie Gouskos.

Pats okay, but I have been an admirer of Carrie all the way back to GS days. I never saw someone with so much personal energy. It was an acquired taste for me admittedly and I didn't feel that way at first,.... but I got to really like her. She's best buried on a big crew like GS to balance her off.

edit, Jeff's public on panel honesty and stance on liking Syndicate has truly redeemed himself in my eyes..To heck with the haters, me included. That would be my attitude.....he saw something I guess I just couldn't.

#158 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3745 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@SerHulse said:

@Bourbon_Warrior: I think he means the empty chair that Clint Eastwood was talking to during the RNC that was supposed to be Obama. Here.

And just like that I lost all respect for Eastwood, is he getting senile or is that the most awkward political stunt I have ever seen? The funny thing is Obama is a excellent debater and would of destroyed all those questions, I bet Eastwood is the kind of republican that blames the economy on Obama and says capturing Osama was all thanks to Bush...

The weird thing is, for the most part Eastwood is a reasonable Republican. Sure, he thinks Obama hasn't done a good a job as he should have, and that he's worsened our situation economically (which have SOME truth to tehm--although they're a bit twisted logistically). Aside from that though, Eastwood is all about gay marriage and things like that.

#159 Posted by rcath (358 posts) -

Nice short panel, well done. No rambling.

#160 Posted by ChrisHarris (275 posts) -

@MeatSim said:

Jeff and the cashier that robbed him of 40 cents should fight to the death in the Lang Zone.

... while playing "Dave Lang Zone" (by Kenny Loggins) in the background:

Out along the edges
Always where I burn to be
The further on the edge
The hotter the intensity

Highway to the Dave Lang Zone
Gonna take you
Right into the Dave Lang Zone

#161 Posted by Castadarkshadow (11 posts) -

That was such a great panel! Glad I could be there live and run up and give away 40 cents to Jeff. Good times at pax! #makeitright

#162 Posted by Jimbo_N (1197 posts) -

Hearing people still asking horribly planned and horribly awkward questions on PAX Panels is a good reality check. The day that goes away will be the beginning of the end of nerds.

Thanks guys!

#163 Posted by Paindamnation (787 posts) -

What was said to Jeff at 17:42 for his T-Rex speech? Impossible to hear. Thanks.

#164 Posted by SpikeDelight (687 posts) -

I just love when Jeff makes the Eastwood joke and goes "Yeah the more you call attention to it the funnier it gets"

#165 Posted by Warihay (480 posts) -

One of their best panels. Jeff killed it!

#166 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@Castadarkshadow said:

That was such a great panel! Glad I could be there live and run up and give away 40 cents to Jeff. Good times at pax! #makeitright

you did god's work

#167 Posted by falling_fast (2189 posts) -

video production team outdid themselves this year. well done, vinny and drew!

#168 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2458 posts) -
@bybeach said:

Pats okay, but I have been an admirer of Carrie all the way back to GS days. I never saw someone with so much personal energy. It was an acquired taste for me admittedly and I didn't feel that way at first,.... but I got to really like her. She's best buried on a big crew like GS to balance her off.

There is a very creepy alternate reading of this …
#169 Posted by Binny (95 posts) -

I'm awn tee vee!

#170 Posted by coheno (32 posts) -

People asking questions are so goddamn awkward!

#171 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Wrighteous86 said:

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@SerHulse said:

@Bourbon_Warrior: I think he means the empty chair that Clint Eastwood was talking to during the RNC that was supposed to be Obama. Here.

And just like that I lost all respect for Eastwood, is he getting senile or is that the most awkward political stunt I have ever seen? The funny thing is Obama is a excellent debater and would of destroyed all those questions, I bet Eastwood is the kind of republican that blames the economy on Obama and says capturing Osama was all thanks to Bush...

The weird thing is, for the most part Eastwood is a reasonable Republican. Sure, he thinks Obama hasn't done a good a job as he should have, and that he's worsened our situation economically (which have SOME truth to tehm--although they're a bit twisted logistically). Aside from that though, Eastwood is all about gay marriage and things like that.

If he supports gay marriage that would make him a bad republican (in their eyes anyway). The guys a legend but they just used him as a political pawn in a terrible campaign stunt, I can't wait for the debates as I am not American the debates are some really entertaining television, I loved how Obama\Biden destroyed McCain\Palin in 2008, I just can't see the republicans getting back into The White House so soon after the Bush years killed the economy and screwed over the middle class and poor, unless people really have a short term memory. It was a depressing time in the world when the most powerful country (at the time) was fronted by the most comically stupid politician, Obama was a breath of fresh air to the rest of the world. Way off topic but oh well.

#172 Posted by Jolt92 (1542 posts) -

I love Q&A. People asking bad questions get me to hide my face in my arms and hands because I'm so terribly embarrassed.

If you're gonna ask something make it good. I think there was more good than bad this year so it wasn't that awful.

Great panel anyway!

#173 Posted by MurderSlingshot (70 posts) -

Where are the Giant Bomb stickers and how do I get one?

#174 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1021 posts) -

Aww man XIII-2 had jumping fool! Maybe not a stroke but he brainfarted big time

#175 Posted by brobertson136 (17 posts) -

Someone PLZ PLZ animate Jeff's 40 cent rant!!!!!

#176 Posted by StingerMK2 (386 posts) -

great panel, "it's super effective" had me at a totally unreasonable amount of stitches. great energy, the best sound there has been in years and the least awkward Q&A session you've ever had (admittedly a low bar for that last point ;-)) made this the best PAX GB panel ever, for my 40 cents

#177 Posted by agerstone (107 posts) -

@dropabombonit said:

This was a great panel if it was as unplanned as Ryan said it was. Can anyone who was actually at the panel tell me if Ryan was sweating a lot because it shows up on camera real bad

Why the hell do you need to know if Ryan was sweating??!

#178 Posted by buft (3301 posts) -

worlds most awkward duder high five at about the 50 minute mark

#179 Posted by Soulblitz (349 posts) -

@Fattony12000 said:

@Nottle said:

@Will_M said:

@Castermhief117 said:

@Soulblitz said:

Gonna be totally honest and say I genuinely don't get the president t-rex joke. Dunno whether being outside of the US has anything to do with it, but yeah, can someone help me out?

Perhaps I didn't get it either but I still laughed my ass off. It was just completely ridiculous and they were so into it - if it referenced anything, I don't know.

Jeff was referencing a "speech" that actor/director Clint Eastwood gave at the Republican National Convention (its like PAX but for generally rich, white, and sometimes racist people who call themselves a political party). Eastwood spent over 10 minutes talking to an empty chair with an imaginary Barack Obama. That's why Jeff made to joke about the TRex Presidente and looked to the empty chair. And then Ryan talked about how topical it was. And then I wrote this comment essplaining it all.

Good job generalizing there.

FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!

Wait...that was Charlton Heston, oh well.

Thanks for the info everyone. Had no idea that happened, and it sounds utterly ridiculous.

#180 Posted by Alphazero (1535 posts) -

Goddamn Jeff is funny. A funny astronaut.

#182 Posted by The_Nubster (2047 posts) -

To that other shit-bum in the audience who is a bum full of shit: Canada still totally has pennies. They're gone in some places, but still there in others.

SWAG.

#183 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@buft said:

worlds most awkward duder high five at about the 50 minute mark

It's great. Watched it 5 times already.

#184 Posted by Superfriend (1526 posts) -

Good show guys! Even the questions from the audience were kinda enjoyable. Well, except for a few dudes who probably shouldn´t line up for anything other than brain surgery.

Jeff was ON FIRE the whole time! Great to see such energy. But he kinda had to be, since Brad and Vinny seemed a bit sleepy.. again, great show though. I wouldn´t mind seeing another panel soon.

#185 Posted by Praise_the_sun (72 posts) -

"Oh, you mean youtube.com/machinima"

DAMN. ICE BURN.

#186 Posted by phrosen (143 posts) -

@agerstone said:

@dropabombonit said:

This was a great panel if it was as unplanned as Ryan said it was. Can anyone who was actually at the panel tell me if Ryan was sweating a lot because it shows up on camera real bad

Why the hell do you need to know if Ryan was sweating??!

It's the only thing that gets me in the mood anymore.

#187 Posted by jozzy (2041 posts) -

That was a really great panel. Jeff was superfunny, and I was surprised at the wit Patrick displayed at the panel, he was great too.

Tip for Q&A'ers: make damn sure you are actually funny if you want to make a joke, your joke needs to be at least 10 times as funny as the jokes of the crew. It's the difference between a friend making a dumb joke and a stranger coming up to you and making a stupid joke.

#188 Posted by Praise_the_sun (72 posts) -

I really wish I had been able to see Jeff's gas station change rant live and in person.

#189 Posted by Sparklykiss (1949 posts) -

There was a Fluttershy shirt in that Q&A.

SPEAK UP, WHO ARE YOU, BRONY.

Moderator
#190 Posted by sarge1445 (676 posts) -

I WAS THERE

#191 Posted by Cincaid (2953 posts) -

@Animasta said:

now hopefully killroy will shut up

#192 Posted by defcomm (335 posts) -

Why is Jeff standing for the rest of the panel halfway through?

#193 Posted by metalsnakezero (2288 posts) -

@Sparklykiss said:

There was a Fluttershy shirt in that Q&A.

SPEAK UP, WHO ARE YOU, BRONY.

Oh snap, Giant Bombers are bronys too!

#194 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

Great panel, I thought that at the very end Will Smith would run on, grab the mic and shout Tested and run out.

#195 Posted by Sparklykiss (1949 posts) -

@metalsnakezero: I'm making a super secret Giant Bomb subgroup. Don't tell anyone.

Moderator
#196 Posted by falling_fast (2189 posts) -

KILL THAT MOTHERFUCKER

#197 Posted by probablytuna (3540 posts) -

Great, put off assignment to watch the panel and now I'm screwed. Worth it!

#198 Posted by Schmollian (259 posts) -

Someone should photoshop Patrick into the Joker. That's who I kept thinking of from how he was dressed.

#199 Posted by Jayzz (591 posts) -

lol at people killing themselves for a donut. SILLY.

#200 Posted by falling_fast (2189 posts) -

guy around 57 minutes is painfully awkward :/

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