@zgoon: Destructoid seems to have a decent listing of them. They are just news stories in order of when they appeared on the show. There weren't too many good trailers besides Broken Age, No Man's Sky, Titanfall, and The Witcher 3. I wrote a summary of just about everything that happened; so, perhaps that could be some assistance to you, as well. Good luck!
@irrationalbee: You should take this up with Patrick, not just rant about him in the forum and try to gin up anger. I'm sure he'd be interested to hear your viewpoint on his comments if you perhaps tweeted or e-mailed him. Coming in here and suggesting that people concerned about things like this are some kind of "street gang" is absurd, and you will only make yourself an ally to those who continue to spread hatefulness and bigotry in this community.
If you don't like what Patrick said, talk to him about it. Making a thread like this and encouraging the worst elements within Giant Bomb is only going to make things worse.
Isn't open discussion something that is supposed to make us grow and become better people through understanding, rather than hushed conversations behind closed doors.
OF course this is the internet though..
Open discussion is good, but this isn't the way to start open discussion. Dragging Patrick into it was unnecessary, and this thread has already turned out as it was bound to from the beginning. They could have brought it up without such a title or harping on Patrick and a convenient politically correct street gang boogieman. Inciting more anger and resentment against the favorite whipping boys of many forum members isn't going to foster any greater understanding in anyone.
While he does not point it out first, does respond to it. And this was just along with his comments in his TedX speech in which he pointed out the one trans reviewer who was roasted in the comments of their own GTA review, which I think would have happened to a Biological girl if they had made the same points. And as for what jokes were made, the one that I know of was " Joel McHale jokingly put the rumors to rest that Wario had “undergone sex reassignment surgery.”" which is both unfunny, and honestly not even remotely offensive, and both not worth pointing out, and not worth acknowledging when someone points it out.
I perfectly well agree that that joke is niether particularly offensive not funny.(though apparently there were two?) And about TedX, fine, but if it's the same eithar way(maybe maybe not, honestly) why even bring up the fact that the person is trans? Why is that notable? Some quick research (http://guardianlv.com/2013/09/grand-theft-auto-v-fans-demand-game-reviewer-be-fired-after-less-than-perfect-score/) suggests the fact that she was trans absolutely made a difference in peoples reaction. Her criticism was MILD compared to other folks and she got a reaction like that. Thats absolutly worth noticing.
Prior to starting this response, l would like to again note that I like Patrick and think hes a good guy.
This same thing could have been said about any minority group, along with women, a majority that is still extremely discriminated against, however Patrick talking about this does in any way, shape, or form forward we transsexuals. What it does do is solidify in the mind of the ignorant that we are to be defended, rather than defending ourselves. If had let's say talked to a the reviewer in an interview, than that would completely change this. It is also the fact that it instills in the mind of younger trans people that they are victims of some sort, and that is what I worry about. To be trans it takes extremely thick skin, or else it will kill you. So promoting the idea that a trans person is a victim that needs to be taken care of could very well put in danger the life of someone who simply hasn't had the proper role model or helper in their life.
So Patrick could only talk about this in the context of defending tasteless jokes without hurting transsexuals? He can't even acknowledge that a joke involved trans people? What would you prefer he do in a situation like this? Not agree with someone that some tasteless jokes were tasteless?
Despite appearing to suggest that acknowledging someone might be a victim of something is a terrible thing, you seem to keep reemphasizing how you are a victim of Patrick and others. In your words, his comments may even "put in danger the life" of some people. How is that not suggesting victimization?
His words are victimizing you and others but not those actively perpetuating negative views of transsexuals? Those actively spreading hate both overtly and through maintaining a status quo where some are treated worse than others for simply being who they are?
I think it's those who hurt others that are the problem, not those who point out that someone might be hurt. Shame over being hurt is a problem, as well, and the answer isn't in ignoring that you are hurt. It's in, as you said, standing proudly in the face of it and showing strength. Standing up for yourself and others.