He makes a lot of good points, I have read some of his print stuff and was impressed. However his video/audio stuff is terrible, he seems to greatly overestimate his ability to perform comedy. I'm guessing his print stuff has the benefit of going through and editor before it goes live, and the editor seems to do a good job at cleaning his work up. Basically what I'm saying is he has a voice, face and personality made for print media.
And why is the news section almost devoid of current video game news but has tons of bullshit like this?
2 articles out of 22 on the first page of the news sections?
4 of them, total, between November 28 and January 24 have a focus on sexism, or anything even remotely akin to a topic like it.
Or are you trying to say that THQ/Atari bankruptcy doesn't count as game news either, because it's pretty big news as far as games (including big franchises) are concerned. Are you lumping the stuff about research into a connection between games and real life violence? Because that seems to be a pretty big deal for the games industry too.
Where is this 'tons of bullshit' that isn't current game in the news section?
I'm referring mostly to the fact that when I hear the guys discussing a current event in the gaming world, more often than not I have to go to IGN or Gamespot to find out the story behind what they were discussing. Hell when I first heard Patrick complaining about Deep Silver on the bombcast I had to go to Gamespot to find out what it was about.
What it comes down to for me is that I really don't want to have to read or listen to this kind of drivel during my spare time. I go to university so I get to hear about how evil men during the day and through have learned through observation that it isn't wise to say anything to the contrary there. Luckily that dosen't apply here.
Giant Bomb is the only gaming site I go to on a regular basis because it seemed to be designed with only entertainment in mind and this is why I choose to pay for a membership. If I wanted to read politically motivated shlock like this there are many other gaming sites that cater to that and maybe Patrick's manifestos would be more a better fit on one of those sites. Jeff, Brad, Vinny and Ryan seem to go out of there way to avoid subjects with political undertones and I greatly appreciate that because it keeps the environment light-hearted and relaxing. I really wish Patrick would follow their good example.