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Posted by Slaneesh

@atomic_dumpling said:

@moonpix said:

Alex...? well, podcast ruined. great.

He's on for like ten minutes. Man, some people around here …

When did giantbomb become and emo site where so many people whine?

Posted by Flappy

Four hours of greatness...Let's go!

Posted by warxsnake

Alex has been reviewing games since some of you were in diapers.

Posted by SimplyTron

@Slaneesh said:

@atomic_dumpling said:

@moonpix said:

Alex...? well, podcast ruined. great.

He's on for like ten minutes. Man, some people around here …

When did giantbomb become and emo site where so many people whine?

Reviews are in part whining. When did it become so offensive to let others know you don't care much for something on a site? Might as well tell people to stop tellin vinny we love him so much because the site will turn into a hippie site with all the love.

But I agree with If you have 100 gallons of ice cream, but someone farts in it, not matter how small the ass particles are, the entirety of the ice cream is ruined...

Posted by Fistfulofmetal

Ryan: "Taking on dudes and dropping them off... that's really striking for me"

Posted by Lightningproof

@SimplyTron said:

@Slaneesh said:

@atomic_dumpling said:

@moonpix said:

Alex...? well, podcast ruined. great.

He's on for like ten minutes. Man, some people around here …

When did giantbomb become and emo site where so many people whine?

Reviews are in part whining. When did it become so offensive to let others know you don't care much for something on a site? Might as well tell people to stop tellin vinny we love him so much because the site will turn into a hippie site with all the love.

But I agree with If you have 100 gallons of ice cream, but someone farts in it, not matter how small the ass particles are, the entirety of the ice cream is ruined...

That's a really stupid analogy you've conjured up in the vast green fields of your imagination there, champ.

Posted by TheCheese33

@Scarabus said:

Thanks for spoiling the end of Catherine, Patrick, for no fucking reason. You weren't even making a point that required you to talk in specifics. This is exactly why Klepeck sucks.

And before people call me on their spoiler warnings, let me remind you all that Catherine hasn't even been released in EU yet.

It's a bad game, anyway. So he's ruining the ending for a bad game. Big deal.

Posted by Kosayn

Wow, one pixel of scroll on the player is nearly 4 minutes. MOST podcast.

Posted by Superkenon

@SimplyTron said:

@Slaneesh said:

@atomic_dumpling said:

@moonpix said:

Alex...? well, podcast ruined. great.

He's on for like ten minutes. Man, some people around here …

When did giantbomb become and emo site where so many people whine?

Reviews are in part whining. When did it become so offensive to let others know you don't care much for something on a site? Might as well tell people to stop tellin vinny we love him so much because the site will turn into a hippie site with all the love.

But I agree with If you have 100 gallons of ice cream, but someone farts in it, not matter how small the ass particles are, the entirety of the ice cream is ruined...

Everyone can't like everything, so I've no beef with people who have aversions to certain staff members. To each their own and all that... but, that's a pretty dumb analogy. How is it that the knowledge of Alex guesting for the first 15 minutes can ruin the remaining 3 hours and 45 minutes of podcast for you? That's a rather petty way of thinking. Dissent and criticism is well and good, but that's passing into an unhealthy territory I think.

Maybe you were making a joke, and if so I apologize for misunderstanding.

Posted by Humanity

@TheCheese33 said:

@Scarabus said:

Thanks for spoiling the end of Catherine, Patrick, for no fucking reason. You weren't even making a point that required you to talk in specifics. This is exactly why Klepeck sucks.

And before people call me on their spoiler warnings, let me remind you all that Catherine hasn't even been released in EU yet.

It's a bad game, anyway. So he's ruining the ending for a bad game. Big deal.

Maybe some people wanted to play it? Although they always say "spoilers guys" so thats something you should take under account when listening to these.

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Edited by SJSchmidt93

There's a pretty big chunk of content that I don't think is supposed to be in there.

Around ~1:40:00

Or maybe it is? idk

Posted by AngelN7

The Alex bit was the best part , at least for me sience Im not listening to that podcast until I finish some games first.

Posted by TheCheese33

@Humanity said:

@TheCheese33 said:

@Scarabus said:

Thanks for spoiling the end of Catherine, Patrick, for no fucking reason. You weren't even making a point that required you to talk in specifics. This is exactly why Klepeck sucks.

And before people call me on their spoiler warnings, let me remind you all that Catherine hasn't even been released in EU yet.

It's a bad game, anyway. So he's ruining the ending for a bad game. Big deal.

Maybe some people wanted to play it? Although they always say "spoilers guys" so thats something you should take under account when listening to these.

That, too. Anyone expecting no spoilers when listening to an end-of-year bombcast hasn't been paying attention.

Posted by Fistfulofmetal

Patrick worded what's wrong with LA Noire so well.

There's no "fail" state but grading you ruins the fluid nature of the conversations.

Also -- even when there's no fail state, the way it gets you to the end regardless of your actions feels contrived.

Posted by wumbo3000

"It took real life war-crimes for Duke Nukem Forever to lose."

LOL Alex Navarro.

Posted by murisan

Man, I really do not agree with almost anything Patrick says in this one. The boat level in U3 had no business being in the game? What the fuck?

Edited by Pop

wait 4 hours? are you guys out of your fucking minds? I FUCKING HOPE SO!! I LOVE YOU GUYS!

edit: best comment of 2011

@rjayb89 said:

PATRICK, STOP BEING SO FUCKING SEXY, YOU FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT. FUCK.

Edited by Ventilaator

"Bastion is more of a complete package" when comparing it to Portal is as concuslive of a proof you can get of Giant Bomb making the right decision in not reviewing Bastion.

That is just insane.

EDIT: WTF. How in the shit is Brad defending Skyrim against Saints Row by saying stuff like "It's not a perfect game, technically"

SKYRIM

WHATTTTTTT

Holy shit this is hard to listen to. I want to be in that room, because everything Brad is saying is "Saints Row isn't the best, because of a reason that goes for Skyrim even more" and nobody is calling him out on it. GARGH.

Posted by smokyexe

WHY DIDN'T YOU FIGHT FOR DARK SOULS, VINNY ??? WHY????????????? WHY??????????

Posted by Slaker117

Yes, thank you guys so much for arguing against LA Noire. Even though it ultimately made the list, much respect for finally turning the critical eye on it.

Posted by Fistfulofmetal

@Ventilaator said:

"Bastion is more of a complete package" when comparing it to Portal is as concuslive of a proof you can get of Giant Bomb making the right decision in not reviewing Bastion.

That is just insane.

Bastion just did not click with me what-so-ever. The gameplay was pretty fun for the most part. The story being told was extremely silly and I didn't find it interesting at all. The "big emotional" moments thus didn't resonate at all.

Oh well.

Posted by jillsandwich

And here I was thinking all the podcasts were going to be 90 minutes.

I sure hope we can expect something akin to the great DLC debate of 2010 in this one.

Posted by RuN

jesus hell 4 hours? lets do this.

Posted by UCRaider

Did they do platform awards? Like best portable game, 360/PS3/Wii, etc...

Posted by Beld

Man, that was one hell of a filibuster from Jeff and Vinny.

Posted by Subjugation

4 hours? Lord have mercy ...

Posted by smokyexe

I can't get over how DS is not in the TOP 10 but Dead Space 2 is 5.

Posted by amlabella

I love how Brad trashes Saints Row and Jeff trashes Skyrim even though they both appear on their individual top 10 lists lol. In any event, that was an entertaining podcast, great job guys.

Posted by Roger_Klotz

Did everyone forget about little big planet 2

Posted by MistaSparkle

Nearly 4 hours of Bombcast!? Good thing my friends are all on vacation. Let's do this!

Posted by Slaker117

I favor Skyrim over Saints Row, but Brad is not making good arguments at all.

Posted by spiceninja

@Roger_Klotz: It's what happens when you put out a game in January and no one really pays attention to it. It's like it doesn't even exist.

Posted by nitsen

An hour long argument between Skyrim and Saint's Row the Third is just madness

Posted by Excast

I've said it once and I will say it again. A game that is intentionally released completely broken, even if only on one of 3 gaming options, just doesn't deserve to be Game of the Year.

Posted by buckybit

mind blown.

almost over and THEN they really went there. they opened the dark, dark box...

Posted by SimplyTron

@Superkenon said:

@SimplyTron said:

@Slaneesh said:

@atomic_dumpling said:

@moonpix said:

Alex...? well, podcast ruined. great.

He's on for like ten minutes. Man, some people around here …

When did giantbomb become and emo site where so many people whine?

Reviews are in part whining. When did it become so offensive to let others know you don't care much for something on a site? Might as well tell people to stop tellin vinny we love him so much because the site will turn into a hippie site with all the love.

But I agree with If you have 100 gallons of ice cream, but someone farts in it, not matter how small the ass particles are, the entirety of the ice cream is ruined...

Everyone can't like everything, so I've no beef with people who have aversions to certain staff members. To each their own and all that... but, that's a pretty dumb analogy. How is it that the knowledge of Alex guesting for the first 15 minutes can ruin the remaining 3 hours and 45 minutes of podcast for you? That's a rather petty way of thinking. Dissent and criticism is well and good, but that's passing into an unhealthy territory I think.

Maybe you were making a joke, and if so I apologize for misunderstanding.

Yeah, it was kind of a joke. It is based on something i heard on the Jim Rome Show. I guess I could tone it down and say, I am just disappointed that he was in there. Not that he ruined it, it was actually just ok, but just like every time he speaks, it just grates your brain. No the bombcast is not ruined, it was just held back from being perfect.

Posted by smokyexe

Did they even mention U3? I forgot.

Edited by Troncek

These guys take games seriously. I like it. :)

Posted by buckybit

@Troncek said:

These guys take games seriously. I like it. :)

I really don't even care about the games or who has what opinion. I just respect them for going the extra miles after hours and hours of talking, STILL keep going.

Since the Byzantine Iconoclasm there was no bigger debate, you guys :)

Posted by falling_fast

oh fuck this is long

Posted by DonkeyKong

Ultimately: .Ogg files

Posted by DeathbyYeti

@Roger_Klotz: yes

Posted by ZmillA

Im kinda disappointing with Vinny. He let dark souls go too easy. It not being in the top 10 kinda sucks.

That be how GB rolls ya heard.

Posted by EightBitShik

I am shocked that Brad was so one sided with Skyrim I just thought he could of defended it better. As far as Patrick spoiling Catherine I agree you should know that they can spoil things on this episode but the way he did was seriously not point to it. oh well good episode despite the bad stuff.

Posted by Renachan

I always really wish vinny would fight more in these. Others may hate brad for how hard he fought in past years, but I feel it makes for a more honest list. The others are willing to be convinced! So actually try.

But maybe he does more, an only up about hour 35 at this point.

Posted by Phished0ne

I used to think Ryan was the biggest asshole at Giant Bomb, but after the last 30 minutes of this 'cast, I think brad is a jerk.

Posted by ThePickle

It's funny, when their internet broke, so did mine.

Posted by lord_canti

deliberations this year have been disappointing due to lack of conflict but looking at 5 hrs im expecting some one to throw a chair :P

Posted by The_Patriarch

Why bother discussing SR v Skyrim for an hour if Ryan is just gonna throw his arms up and go Skyrim for the hell of it? I really didn't like or understand the end to this. Seemed really out of left field for Ryan to suddenly back a game he has barely played, when the other contender was the number one game on his own personal list. And everybody else seemed to basically just go "Yeah okay, whatever". So Skyrim is GOTY becaaaaause... Ryan is tired? Very unsatisfying, not because of the result, but the really hasty conclusion to the discussions.

Posted by Lugixx

@The_Patriarch said:

Why bother discussing SR v Skyrim for an hour if Ryan is just gonna throw his arms up and go Skyrim for the hell of it? I really didn't like or understand the end to this. Seemed really out of left field for Ryan to suddenly back a game he has barely played, when the other contender was the number one game on his own personal list. And everybody else seemed to basically just go "Yeah okay, whatever". So Skyrim is GOTY becaaaaause... Ryan is tired? Very unsatisfying, not because of the result, but the really hasty conclusion to the discussions.

Agreed. It just felt like Ryan put Skyrim up on a pedestal, even when he had never played it himself. Especially when Brad's arguments were pretty damn terrible.