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#1 Edited by Siphillis (1335 posts) -

"Panty & Stocking with Garderbelt" is offensive, gross, and all-in-all a miserable attempt at parodying American cartoons. Great soundtrack, though.

Edit: Happy 1000th post, me!

#2 Posted by Siphillis (1335 posts) -

@Brenderous said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

@SmasheControllers said:

@PXAbstraction said:

@MildMolasses said:

Welcome back Patrick
#3 Edited by Siphillis (1335 posts) -

@DelroyLindo said:

Unrelated to the actual topic, but 'quarter of a decade' seems an incredibly superfluous way of saying 2 and a half years

Perhaps. I was just trying to stress the duration of his condition, which is half of his entire life. I'm sure Green would happily relent that he's an old fart, as he does in the post.

Edit: changed the comment to "25 years", since it's more accurate and respectful.

#4 Edited by Siphillis (1335 posts) -
PopCap's Jeff Green has been suffering from depression for 25 years.
"Suffering from depression doesn't translate to the more casual use of "I'm depressed!" in the way you might say after, say, you've just eaten two Snicker bars in a row, or after discovering that Bristol Palin has her own reality TV show.
"What it does do, though, especially on days when, for whatever reason, the meds aren't working well, or (worse) I either forget to take them or (way worse) convince myself I "don't need them anymore," is remove the floor from underneath my feet. Not literally, of course, because that would be rather disturbing and surreal and make me a walking public health hazard. But figuratively, it puts me off balance, quite often in a way I don't fully feel or see or understand until it's already kicked in in a bad way. Those few who are close to me who have known about my depression usually see it before I do."

Friend of the site and all-around funnyman Jeff Green recently opened up about his clinical depression, which he has been battling for over 25 years, on his personal blog. Green is such a wonderful character, and I'm sure is a personal favorite guest on Giant Bomb for many of you. As with anything he writes, it's a delightful read, especially for anyone interested in how depression can handicap - but not cripple - someone's life.

Edit: fixed picture comment.

#5 Posted by Siphillis (1335 posts) -

I'm getting more saddened by this news as it sinks in. It's really striking that Patrick is not much older than me. "Cherish the moments you have" is right, Pat. We all could do more of that.

Rest in peace, Mr. Klepek, knowing your son is a duder and a gentleman.

#6 Posted by Siphillis (1335 posts) -

When Patrick tells you to grow up, it's fucking time to grow up.

#7 Posted by Siphillis (1335 posts) -

As impressive as they seemed at their press conferences, I am struggling to see how The Last of Us, Watch Dogs, and Beyond can work as compelling games, especially for more than a few hours.

With that in mind, it's really between Halo 4 and Assassin's Creed III, which both seem like major upgrades for their respective series, and guaranteed thrillers for this holiday. Pikmin 3 would be there too if I had any intention of buying a Wii U.

#8 Posted by Siphillis (1335 posts) -

@Weird_Fish said:

I don't have too much experience with photoshop, so I kinda used this as a learning experience. Hope they turned out well.

These two banners really capture the best and worst of a Microsoft press conference.

#9 Edited by Siphillis (1335 posts) -

@TheHT said:

Old white guys! It's an E3 mystery.

Not sure why Ballmer's there, since I don't recall ever seeing him at E3. Wouldn't Kudo Tsunoda be more appropriate?

#10 Posted by Siphillis (1335 posts) -

@supamon said:

@BabyChooChoo said:

Can someone explain to me what the fuck is with some people? I saw this story on a few other websites and some people are losing their shit. For those who don't know, you can drop $40 for early access. Along with the early access though, you get 2 full sets of cosmetic gear and a courier. Apparently, some people think Valve is greedy for doing this and I'm sitting there like "when the game launches, all the heroes will be free forever. As of right now, you can either wait or pay. How the fuck is Valve being greedy?"

What the hell do people want? If you don't want to pay then wait. It'd literally be the same thing you were doing before this announcement.

But I digress, the store along with the free hero announcement are nothing but good things in my mind. I just hope they add gear for for my favorite characters soon. For the amount of time I put into this game, I'm willing to drop money in a heartbeat.

Oh you have no idea... Some people play Dota1 as their only primary game, worship IceFrog as a messiah and have no idea who the heck Valve is. They think Valve is some greedy money grabbing company that is taking advantage of IceFrog, forcing him to make certain changes and that he is the only person standing against the big scary corporation for the people for a pure Dota. I'm not kidding, there are people in the Dota community that think that way.

I wish I could be there the day they discover Activision or Electronic Arts, or reality in general.