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Posted by Maajin

Hoping for more pee!

Posted by danlongman

Honestly these Diaries are my favorite thing to come from Giant Bomb's E3 2013 coverage. :)

Posted by bluefoxxy

yay

Edited by ch3burashka

@maajin said:

Hoping for more pee!

That was... that was something, alright.

Edited by MrMazz

These Diaries along with all the Interview Dumptrucking and the POV style videos have made this some of the best E3 coverage ever. All those big stage show demo stuff is just kinda boring. You can easily just find that stuff later. But this, this is awesome.

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@mrmazz said:

These Diaries along with all the Interview Dumptrucking and the POV style videos have made this some of the best E3 coverage ever. All those big stage show demo stuff is just kinda boring. You can easily just find that stuff later. But this, this is awesome.

There's something to be said for this kind raw and only mildly-edited content. It's pretty great as a contrast to what you can find almost anywhere else on the internet.

Edited by TootsMagoon

Is part One posted somewhere?

Edited by development

Nice! Found myself a podcast to listen to while I Dark Souls it. 3 hours of pee-drenched Dark Souls coming up!

Posted by Slab64

Is part One posted somewhere?

Did you try checking the website? I bet it's on the website.

Edited by Milkman

I would so play The Walking Dead: 400 Days of Summer.

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Posted by BenderUnit22

Holy mother of Jebus, I had a heartattack at 23:18

Edited by cdViking

Love this long-form dialogue. Content like this from conventions is great, as you get a really nice Day-In-The-Life vibe.

Posted by Enns

These have been great. I know it's speedy skipping some production stuff but I really wish Patrick would normalize the audio levels on these..

Edited by Rincewind

200% more pissing please.

But on a more serious note, this is some quality content you couldn't get anywhere else.

Posted by Stilblad

I wish he cut out the interviews since I have already listened to them when they were posted separately.

Edited by Casty

@patrickklepek I liked hearing your personal thoughts concerning why you're more interested in the smaller games vs. the larger ones showcased at E3. I'm with you on the hippie bullshit, man. ;)

Posted by Maxwellion

Is Patrick really really spooked or just cold when talking about that horror game? If it's cold, Jesus he sounds really cold. If he's spooked, then it must be pretty spooky.

Posted by pentara

really enjoyed these, thanks Patrick!

Edited by Tidel

@mrmazz said:

These Diaries along with all the Interview Dumptrucking and the POV style videos have made this some of the best E3 coverage ever. All those big stage show demo stuff is just kinda boring. You can easily just find that stuff later. But this, this is awesome.

Wholly agree. It's been stellar.

Edited by subyman

Denis Dyack: "Both protagonists don't remember who they are." ugh...

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

Giant Bomb has been the best place to hang around this E3. They've produced such great content.

Edited by xxNBxx

@patrickklepek I think its kind of funny how you talk about Panzer Dragoon Saga being a "wonderful rpg" but you didn't even finish it. I never finished it either but I don't have as high of an opinion of the game others do. The town stuff in that game was horrible. And the main reason why I stopped playing. The combat on the other hand was awesome even if it was little too repetitious.

Edit:

The tone takes a dark turn at the end. Maybe it's a reflection of your own future and the uncertainty with your move back to Chicago and how that will effect the work you do. I hope you find a spot out there where you feel closer to the people. But for me moving away from the GB office would diminish my enthusiasms for gaming cause I wouldn't have that daily interaction with like minded people.

As a side note. I wish you could edit out the interview parts cause I already heard them and it was a bit of a pain jumping past them and to what your next entry was immediately after.

In any case thanks for these diaries, keep up the good work and hope to hear more come PAX.

Posted by BlazeHedgehog
@enns said:

These have been great. I know it's speedy skipping some production stuff but I really wish Patrick would normalize the audio levels on these..

Yeah, wow, 1hr 17min it sounds like Patrick sets the recorder on the other side of the room from himself.

Posted by patrickklepek

@enns said:

These have been great. I know it's speedy skipping some production stuff but I really wish Patrick would normalize the audio levels on these..

Yeah, wow, 1hr 17min it sounds like Patrick sets the recorder on the other side of the room from himself.

Sorry. :( Part of doing this was to learn how to use the mic better and improve on audio production. It'll get better over time.

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Posted by BlazeHedgehog

@blazehedgehog said:
@enns said:

These have been great. I know it's speedy skipping some production stuff but I really wish Patrick would normalize the audio levels on these..

Yeah, wow, 1hr 17min it sounds like Patrick sets the recorder on the other side of the room from himself.

Sorry. :( Part of doing this was to learn how to use the mic better and improve on audio production. It'll get better over time.

Understandable. Live and learn and all that.

Posted by garnsr

I listened to all the interviews as they came out, so it was kind of irritating to have to fastforward through stuff I just heard a few days ago, but what can you do? Otherwise it's interesting to hear Patrick just chattering away about stuff.

Posted by Grimpopo

Definitely found these informative in the same way as Drew's production video (No way to beat Drew's ending of course).

I was thinking how I would have left after the second non-answer in that Nintendo interview, so it was great hearing Patrick's insight/thoughts on how he handled it.

Posted by SmilingPig

Now he needs to split those, put them on tape and hide them around the office for future survivors to find.

Posted by Hichael

These are great Patrick! I know you're not leaving Giant Bomb, but I'm gonna miss ya.

Posted by selfconfessedcynic

I dunno, @patrickklepek - I personally don't share the uncertainty for the industry. But then again, I threw down $549 on a PS4 days after that press conference.

One way or another, the industry still has people like me who are willing to spend the cash to keep giving it chances to wow us - and when that money pays off in the form of something like The Last of Us, I'm pretty certain in saying I'm not going anywhere.

If the customers stick around - can the industry be in big trouble? Or will it just downsize slightly to prevent huge collapses like THQ?

Like you, I am interested to see how this will play out - but I think the future is still bright.

Posted by boondibis

I have that same zoom portable recorder. It is awesome.

Posted by epstein

Thank you Patrick for making my night at work actually enjoyable.

Posted by Jojojimmeny

@mrmazz said:

These Diaries along with all the Interview Dumptrucking and the POV style videos have made this some of the best E3 coverage ever. All those big stage show demo stuff is just kinda boring. You can easily just find that stuff later. But this, this is awesome.

There's something to be said for this kind raw and only mildly-edited content. It's pretty great as a contrast to what you can find almost anywhere else on the internet.

Couldn't agree more, and as someone who will probably never be able to attend an E3 it's great to get a sense of what it is like to wander around and see all of that stuff. Stuff like this is why I love this website.

Posted by MyPantsAreHungry

I decided to clean up the audio and normalize the levels for my own listening pleasure. The result can be downloaded from http://www.datafilehost.com/download-ef74a1da.html

Uncheck the download manager box and use the download button on the left.

Edited by Roundlay

Thanks for doing these Patrick. Always appreciate and enjoy reading your work, so being able to listen to your off the cuff thoughts in this way was rad. More!

Posted by riddles

Thanks Patrick, and thanks Giant Bomb for great E3 coverage. These diary podcasts and the press conference day video were particular highlights. Looking forward to next E3 already!

Posted by MichaelBach

@patrickklepek I think the interview dump truck will be a great way for you to contribute. (Along with a morning show with Alex maybe???).

As for the diary format for the event I really enjoyed it, the most interesting part for me was to hear your thoughts on an interview you just did after hearing the interview. Hope that makes sence :)

Keep up the great work, I hope that the move will give you more time for audio interviews and using your writing talent!

Edited by rjayb89

Really. I have to fast-forward through interviews I've listened to already. I guess I won't bother listening to them when individual interviews come out, come the next time when this happens.

I'm not going to bother doing that when I'm running (or driving) when I'm listening to these, which is what I was doing when I found out you left the interviews in again, Patrick. Think about us, Patrick. Don't leave on an irrational note should the Bombcast, TNT, and Unprofessional Fridays somehow not happen this week.

Posted by bquintero

That was a massive dump. Thanks Patrick. Giant Bomb has a gritty look at how the sausage is made at E3 and I love it... As depressed as it makes me I like a cold glass of water in my face every now and then.

Posted by daedaluss
Edited by ch3burashka

@slab64 said:

@tootsmagoon said:

Is part One posted somewhere?

Did you try checking the website? I bet it's on the website.

Nah, couldn't be.

It's a little weird that this 'cast encapsulates all the interviews, making either one feed or the other redundant. He should have stripped them all out and only kept the reactions, but hey, free's free.

Posted by RicardoDias

To me this was, by far, the best event coverage I've ever seen (or heard). Thanks!