when did brad get so bad at games??

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#1 Posted by BoFooQ (725 posts) -

watched thursday night throw down and I was almost laughing at how bad brad seemed to be at a game he loves. I've noticed recently that he seems to be getting worse at games. Star wars kinect may suck, but watching brad play was even worse. I guess to be far if I aired my gameplay and tried to talk over it at the same time I might fuck up alot too.

#2 Posted by Tearhead (2200 posts) -

@BoFooQ said:

I guess to be far if I aired my gameplay and tried to talk over it at the same time I might fuck up alot too.

You basically answered your own question.

#3 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

You must be new.

#4 Posted by artgarcrunkle (970 posts) -

Hey dude not nice you're going to make him get real mad then he'll go post on GAF about it.

#5 Posted by spankingaddict (2727 posts) -

He's not bad at games ... He's just bad under pressure or in front of an audience :P

#6 Posted by hmmisee (156 posts) -

Not nice.

#7 Posted by rjayb89 (7728 posts) -

Brad sucks at games on purpose to get all the empathy tail.

Like this, but nude
#8 Edited by Catarrhal (852 posts) -

When did Brad get so good at karaoke?

#9 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@artgarcrunkle said:

Hey dude not nice you're going to make him get real mad then he'll go post on GAF about it.

Haha.

#10 Posted by SockemJetpack (412 posts) -

Make a video in a hot studio with hot lights in your face that obscure the TV you're trying to play your game on. Then realize that there are 5000+ people watching you. Then realize that a solid chunk of them are critiquing your performance knowing they'll never have to step up themselves. Add to that the fact that you're expected to make meaningful conversation while doing it. Mix in a little bit of the fact that screens in your periphery are showing you all the crazy crap Vinny is doing to the stream. To top it all off Jeff is making final boss dying faces right beside you.

Do all of that and we'll see how good you are at X videogame.

#11 Posted by Toxeia (730 posts) -

It would seem intuitive that someone who plays games for a living would be good at them. Problem is as a game reviewer you don't get to spend much time with one game learning the ins and outs, mastering every bit of physics involved in the game play. Jeff's mentioned it a couple times. He's okay at fighting games, but once the game opens up to more than just reviewers he's left behind in the dust - turns out people who spend most of their free time on one game/genre are good at it.

Add to that the pressure of all these people watching, given that situation I'd say he's better than you can expect. I thought he had a good showing part way through the TNT. I was pretty proud. But please, let's stop this whole thing with "Bradding" and dying being the same thing.

#12 Posted by GioVANNI (1292 posts) -

I watched that TNT and he seemed to do fine. He came in first place quite a bit.

#13 Posted by ShaggE (6637 posts) -

@GioVANNI said:

I watched that TNT and he seemed to do fine. He came in first place quite a bit.

Exactly. Seems like OP wants him to be running the hardest courses with 0 faults or something. He did perfectly fine.

#14 Posted by BirdkeeperDan (400 posts) -

Didn't he win two tournements? I thought that was pretty good. Also theres no sense in analysing this, just laugh when he bungles but know he's probably better when playing alone.

#15 Posted by Hichael (170 posts) -

Brad is good at games not necessarily on camera. I like cheering for Brad.

#16 Posted by JasonR86 (9764 posts) -

@BoFooQ:

When?

Also, who cares?

#17 Posted by squidlauncherOHYEAHH (14 posts) -

I doubt he's actually bad at games. I tend to struggle to perform if I feel like I'm being scrutinized. Also if I'm talking to someone in the same room as me I'm in autopilot, which means I'm terrible. That's probably all it is =]

#18 Edited by Pr1mus (3959 posts) -

Anyone saying any of the GB guys suck at games should try playing with 2-3 people around them constantly talking to them, while seeing Vinny screw around with the stream and knowing you have thousands of people watching you.

And regarding this specific TNT, Brad actually won a fair number of races in the second half, which is better than the crew's average while playing live with the audience.

#19 Posted by Lab392 (293 posts) -

It's not like this is an infamously difficult game or anything. It's not like every player had a hard time with this. It's not like Brad came in first quite a few times. Nope. Of course not.

#20 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

Trials is hard.

#21 Posted by Ketchupp (673 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@BoFooQ:

Also, who cares?

Word.

#22 Posted by bellmont42 (325 posts) -

He is also a Quake god!

#23 Posted by BPRJCTX (709 posts) -

The best part was the sandbag on the Quick Look, i almost fell down my chair laughing.

If anything, he's entertaining, and that's why ppl come here, so keep doing what you're doing Brad.

Btw, did he really leave Giant Bomb for IGN, because ppl think he sucks at games?!

#24 Edited by believer258 (12110 posts) -
  • A notoriously hard game.
  • Two other people, at one point three, trying to talk to you.
  • A couple thousand people watching and critiquing your every imperfect move.
  • And having only played it for a few days, and then not with the purpose of getting great at the game.

...yeah, all things considered, I think he did pretty good. Even talking to one other person while playing games is difficult, so I can easily see how someone could really mess up when trying to talk to two people in a manner that a few thousand others will know and be able to relate to and understand is especially difficult.

@BPRJCTX said:

Btw, did he really leave Giant Bomb for IGN, because ppl think he sucks at games?!

No.

#25 Posted by BPRJCTX (709 posts) -

@believer258: Lol, ok.

That was probably an inside joke, and i've only been here for a few months.

#26 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1862 posts) -

@BirdkeeperDan said:

Didn't he win two tournements? I thought that was pretty good. Also theres no sense in analysing this, just laugh when he bungles but know he's probably better when playing alone.

Brad is god tier at Quake. I can't remember what other games he is insanely good at, except Cards Against Humanity. Never heard anything about tournaments though, so no idea.

And I don't think some people are in on the joke here. We're not getting angry at the guy when we say he pulled a Brad, or even insulting his skills.

#27 Posted by lavaman77 (567 posts) -

@Tearhead said:

@BoFooQ said:

I guess to be far if I aired my gameplay and tried to talk over it at the same time I might fuck up alot too.

You basically answered your own question.

#28 Posted by Dynablade (166 posts) -

@Catarrhal: Wow I guess in the heart of Brad there lives an innocent preteen girl dreaming of being a pop star.

All joking aside Brad, like every other gamer whose ever been recorded playing a game will have these "oops" moments. I bet he's a pretty good gamer when he gets the chance to go knees deep.

#29 Posted by NegativeCero (3026 posts) -

Come on, dude, he is fine at games. It's not their job to be good at games anyway. I don't expect them to be with the amount of games they have to play instead of focussing on getting really good at one.

#30 Posted by bybeach (4980 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@GioVANNI said:

I watched that TNT and he seemed to do fine. He came in first place quite a bit.

Exactly. Seems like OP wants him to be running the hardest courses with 0 faults or something. He did perfectly fine.

Agreed. The OP is climaxing over the wrong TNT. Brad is not cheap, and he will make you wait for those special fail moments. He had his ups and downs with this particular TNT/QL/Breaking Brad, but I thought he did pretty darn well.

#31 Posted by Deathpooky (1440 posts) -

Yeah, I don't even see how you could call Thursday pulling a Brad. Once he got back on the bike he'd practiced with most he did as well or better than most of the people he was playing against.

Given the normal playing in front of others while talking circumstances, and that he was playing a twitchy, fidgety, extremely difficult game that normally requires lots of concentration, I'd say he did well. Expecting flawless runs is a little ridiculous.

#32 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Ouch, right in the pride!

#33 Posted by probablytuna (3808 posts) -

And water is wet.

#34 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

This kind of thread makes me so sad the site lacks a "block" function.

#35 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Troll?

#36 Posted by Harkat (1107 posts) -

Brad, if you're reading this, we love you long time.

#37 Posted by MegaMetaTurtle (414 posts) -

@BPRJCTX said:

@believer258: Lol, ok.

That was probably an inside joke, and i've only been here for a few months.

Pretty much. 'Brad's leaving' is a common joke on the forums :)

#38 Posted by Christoffer (1900 posts) -

To be fair. Most errors Brad's doing in front of the camera originates from him not thinking over the problem. When most of us play games that's pretty common. How do I get more speed? Why am I taking so much damage? How is everyone else doing better?

These are all great questions that could be easily processed WHEN YOU'RE NOT BEING WATCHED BY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

#39 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

I am not Brad, nor would i want to be. But It seems like sometimes he over thinks the game instead of feeling the game, that and he gets frustrated rather quickly.

#40 Posted by EuanDewar (5094 posts) -

Twials

#41 Posted by HistoryInRust (6380 posts) -

Eh. The physics engine of the game is so inconsistent at times it's a wonder a person can perform at a high level without trying host an Internet stream. But once you add that wrinkle in, I don't suppose it's particularly easy to show off.

#42 Posted by StLucifer (94 posts) -

As long as he's having fun, I don't mind.

#43 Posted by NickL (2247 posts) -

OP has most likely never played Trials HD or Trials Evolution. Thats my guess.

#44 Posted by N7 (3658 posts) -

You guys are really taking this joke a long way. It's getting to the point where Brad isn't that bad at video games and people are still going "LOL MOAR LIEK BAD SHOEMAKER AMIRITE GUYS AMIRITE".
 
Anime isn't for jerks, Brad isn't bad at video games.
 
Cool Baby is pretty damn cool, however.

#45 Posted by Elyk247 (374 posts) -

This is so stupid. Watch the man play Mortal Kombat II, then say he sucks at video games.

Plus, half of playing video games is knowing what is fun and what isn't. If he's laughing its because the game is fun, he doesn't have to be an expert at everything.

#46 Posted by bigsmoke77 (791 posts) -

@BoFooQ: Have you played trials? If not, you don't even have a slight clue how hard that game is.

#47 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@Tearhead said:

@BoFooQ said:

I guess to be far if I aired my gameplay and tried to talk over it at the same time I might fuck up alot too.

You basically answered your own question.

What we need to do now is set up capture equipment to his home consoles to see if stress of being recorded is the factor, that or stop caring about how someone plays games.

#48 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

It's fucking Trials, dude. It's hard to get the controls down in that game. Cut him some fucking slack.

#49 Edited by efman (212 posts) -

It is no game-reviewer's/critic's job to be good at a game, so much as just enjoying it for what it is and having things to say and write about it in an expressive manner that informs their opinion.

#50 Posted by altairre (1247 posts) -

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