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Posted by MetalGearSunny

@Milkman said:

@MetalGearSunny said:

I fail to see how to choice are, according to some of you, "hipster" or controversial.

Because they're idiots and they don't know what words mean.

By the way, the comments for this video on YouTube are hilarious. I don't know who these people are that watch and comment on Giant Bomb videos from YouTube but it looks like 4chan vomited all over them. A bunch of really sad, sad people over there.

I just don't understand why people seem to dislike Patrick so much. It makes no sense, and in a way it comes off as "Ew, there's this guy who isn't ex-Gamespot all up in this site! This isn't what MY Giant Bomb should be like!" I dunno. It's immature.

Posted by YummyTreeSap

Patrick is the dang man! Disappointed not to see Hotline Miami on there, but y'know, I enjoy that his lists are a little different from the rest (and not even by much!). Loved his explanation of his Papo & Yo choice.

Posted by Krabonq

UGH... I knew he'd go for the DVD menu "game" The Walking Dead as #1...

Posted by CrashTanuki

I want to stab Patrick in the eye for sayng "Papo y Yo" instead of its actual title.

Posted by Purple_eye

@LegendaryChopChop said:

I am so, so, so, so sick of people saying "roguelike".

I prefer it to the term "Dark soulsian".

Posted by Milkman

@Krabonq said:

UGH... I knew he'd go for the DVD menu "game" The Walking Dead as #1...

HAHA yeah bro, totally got him. dvd menu game. shit, that's hilarious. how'd you come up with that dude? haha

Posted by leinad44

@Krabonq: I take it you didn't play it then. Therefore you are making a comment out of complete ignorance.

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Posted by punkxblaze

@Xeirus said:

@OllyOxenFree said:

@punkxblaze said:

Also everyone who considers TWD the numero uno best game of the year is fucking nuts.

Then I'm cuckoo for cocoa puffs!

Same here.

I'll freely admit there are other games that could also fill the spot, but TWD just beats them. Just the way things go.

I love you both all the same.

Posted by Nettacki

@MetalGearSunny: People seem to hate him because

1. He tends to state opinions as facts.

2. Some of his opinions are uninformed.

Posted by Poppy_Persona

@MetalGearSunny: I agree its stupid, over this last year he's added some great features to the site like worth reading and spookin' with scoops and is fast becoming my favorite bomber :)

Posted by Undeadpool

@Milkman said:

@MetalGearSunny said:

I fail to see how to choice are, according to some of you, "hipster" or controversial.

Because they're idiots and they don't know what words mean.

By the way, the comments for this video on YouTube are hilarious. I don't know who these people are that watch and comment on Giant Bomb videos from YouTube but it looks like 4chan vomited all over them. A bunch of really sad, sad people over there.

Because lists are either "mainstream, uninformed dreck" or "hipster indie darling dreck." THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!!

Edited by MetalGearSunny

@Nettacki said:

@MetalGearSunny: People seem to hate him because

1. He tends to state opinions as facts.

2. Some of his opinions are uninformed.

1. This is an editorial site.

2. Sure, but everyone, even the other staff, makes those kinds of mistakes.

Posted by mr_shoeless

@SUPERSTEFF1 said:

VIDEO GAMES!

Because video games.

Posted by Nettacki

@MetalGearSunny: What does this being an editorial site have to do with stating opinions as facts?

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@Nettacki said:

@MetalGearSunny: What does this being an editorial site have to do with stating opinions as facts?

When you're writing an editorial piece, you aren't supposed to preface every opinion you make with "I think..." or anything of that nature. Unless that is not what you're talking about, if that's the case then point me to an example.

Posted by Shtinky

Definitely the best list so far. Patrick has the most diverse taste in games compared to the rest of the guys.

Posted by TournamentOfHate

Patrick, I kind of feel weird about this, but thank you for not having Far Cry 3 on your list haha.

Edited by Curious_George

Glad to see at least one of the Giantbomb crew giving Dishonored some due. For someone like me who loves both the Deus Ex and Thief games of old I found a lot to like in Dishonored (it's just too bad none of the other GB dudes did).

Posted by benu302000

ZombiU is Game of the year. what. WHAT!

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@CrashTanuki said:

I want to stab Patrick in the eye for sayng "Papo y Yo" instead of its actual title.

To be fair it was announced as "Papo y Yo" and it means the same thing pretty much. I remember being confused when the game was released because I swore it was "Papo y Yo." 
 
Why did they change the name anyway?
Posted by DystopiaX

@MetalGearSunny said:

@Nettacki said:

@MetalGearSunny: People seem to hate him because

1. He tends to state opinions as facts.

2. Some of his opinions are uninformed.

1. This is an editorial site.

2. Sure, but everyone, even the other staff, makes those kinds of mistakes.

I feel like he's a lot more argumentative on the cast, and supports a lot of facts he later ends up being wrong about (and others being right). This has happened on several casts. It may just be my perception but I feel like he also has a huge bias for indie games and against triple A titles, and is more willing to cut a game some slack if it comes from some small studio while nitpicking a game if it came from a major publisher. And it's a personal opinion but I feel like he gives too much importance on a game being "original" and tends to have lower opinions of games that are fun even if they don't innovate the genre- he'll give a game a high score for trying something new even if he himself says that it ended up not being that fun, but if a game doesn't innovate but just has a strong execution (FC3, Halo) he'll talk about how bad it is.

That and all his preachy talk for various causes (bitching about GTA V not having a female protagonist, etc.) just made me really dislike him.

Posted by DystopiaX

@Shtinky said:

Definitely the best list so far. Patrick has the most diverse taste in games compared to the rest of the guys.

How is there a "best" when it's just a list of people's opinions

Posted by RecSpec
@mr_shoeless said:

@SUPERSTEFF1 said:

VIDEO GAMES!

Because video games.

Hold on, let me run this past you. Video Games.
Posted by MetalGearSunny

@DystopiaX said:

but if a game doesn't innovate but just has a strong execution (FC3, Halo) he'll talk about how bad it is.

Pretty sure the whole group thinks Far Cry 3 is awesome except for the story.

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@MetalGearSunny said:

@DystopiaX said:

but if a game doesn't innovate but just has a strong execution (FC3, Halo) he'll talk about how bad it is.

Pretty sure the whole group thinks Far Cry 3 is awesome except for the story.

Yeah, but everyone else seemed to acknowledge that it was a great game in spite of the story, whereas Patrick made several comments about how he no longer thought the game was bad because of it.

Really what it comes down to for me is that what I like and what Patrick likes are 2 very different things. I care about gameplay more than anything in games, Patrick cares about it least. I care about story the least in games, Patrick cares about it the most. I don't not like Patrick because he wasn't in Gamespot or whatever, since I barely followed the crew in their gamespot days, it's just that my tastes line up with the OG Bombcrew a lot more than they do with Patrick's tastes. Plus his indie bias still bothers me.

Posted by spilledmilkfactory

Great list, probably the most interesting so far. It's good to see Papo Y Yo getting some props, and the reasoning behind it was pretty touching. Keep on Tricking, Tricky.

Posted by SensuousLettuce

This video has made me ghey for Patrick.

Posted by MetalGearSunny

@DystopiaX: So you just dislike him for his taste? And personally I don't really see the bias.

Posted by Donoram

Oh for christ's sake. It's not "Indie bias" to have a thing for Indie games. Are you people insane? Are you people tire licking, volcano jumping, fart sucking insane?

P.S. Nice list Patrick. I like The Walking Dead a lot, too.

Posted by leinad44

@Donoram said:

Oh for christ's sake. It's not "Indie bias" to have a thing for Indie games. Are you people insane? Are you people tire licking, volcano jumping, fart sucking insane?

P.S. Nice list Patrick. I like The Walking Dead a lot, too.

Best comment I've seen today. Cheered me up after seeing those youtube comments

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Edited by crimsonlordofwar

@DystopiaX:

I'll swap the indie bias and raise you a slight console bias, not saying it's a bad thing, because everyone of the Giantbomb members have their own. It's just that Patrick is more verbal about his likes and dislikes. However, I have to disagree with you about being argumentative and wrong. Of all the Giantbomb members, save Vinny(I mean, it's Vinny), Patrick is probably the least(though he is verbal) argumentative, I'd have to give that title to Jeff or Brad(2010 DLC anyone). As for facts, if there's anything Patrick' has done since his addition to the GB community, is bring in a slew a well written(save his grammar) factually sound or referential articles to the site(ignoring articles in which he voices his opinion, which is to be expected).

Not to mention he's also quick to admit fault and interact with the community. Something that(while not attacking them) the veteran cast has seemingly stopped doing or rarely does(save maybe drew). Maybe it's because I've followed Patrick since he was under Sessler's wing, but once you get past his.....[in a sense] jittery child like affinity for games you see that he has a somewhat untainted and open brashness to his journalistic style that makes for a refreshing read/watch(if sometimes a bit hard on the ears). However, I will agree that his choice of words, though earnest, can be unpleasant and he's also a bit over zealous in the verbal department(a habit similar to Sessler).

But I digress, he's a grown [married] man for crying out loud and I'm not trying to fight his battles or change your opinion or anything of that sort, I'm just[as you] stating what I've noticed.

(Also that Youtube page is horrifying)

Posted by ripelivejam

@RecSpec said:

@mr_shoeless said:

@SUPERSTEFF1 said:

VIDEO GAMES!

Because video games.

Hold on, let me run this past you. Video Games.

what is video games?

Posted by a2rian

@BBQBram said:

@Irishranger said:

Shit, Patrick. I got something in my eye while you were talking about Papo Y Yo. I hope this year treats you better than the last one did. Thanks for everything you do around here.

Seconded. I like how unpredictable this list is, too! Adds some perspective. If only Dishonored was number one! Someone needs to give Brad some shit for dismissing it.

agreed on papo y yo, but this doesn't take away from his contribution to the site on its own merit. since his hire, giantbomb has been better on all accounts. He keeps this site fresh and growing via new features he leads (like Worth Reading and in-depth interviews like the Walking Dead) or keeping things fresh with a different perspective. He's insanely talented.

Posted by Aristides

How can anyone say Patrick doesn't care about gameplay when the whole reason Mark of the Ninja is on is list is due to its excellent gameplay?

Hey guys, guess what? Other people don't like the same things you do. Fucking deal with it. Awesome list Patrick

Posted by Draxyle

@Donoram said:

Oh for christ's sake. It's not "Indie bias" to have a thing for Indie games. Are you people insane? Are you people tire licking, volcano jumping, fart sucking insane?

P.S. Nice list Patrick. I like The Walking Dead a lot, too.

Indeed. Patrick is a dude who happens to like new and interesting things that challenge our understandings of what a videogame is, and I'd love to see anyone find anything like that in the big budget industry this year. I happen to greatly sympathize with that taste in games as well.

Great list. I'm probably going to finally dip into The Walking Dead starting tonight.

Posted by Maajin

@DystopiaX said:

@Shtinky said:

Definitely the best list so far. Patrick has the most diverse taste in games compared to the rest of the guys.

How is there a "best" when it's just a list of people's opinions

Why, when the list in question reflects your own opinions the most, of course.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

Sometimes Patrick reminds me why I'm glad they brought him on board.

Jeff may be one of the great wizened veterans of video game journalism, but Patrick is the guy actually looking for what makes video games great, unique, and inventive in their own different way. I may not always agree with him, but damn if I don't always want to hear what he thinks.

Posted by Roger778

That was a very unique and diverse list. Probably the best one I've seen so far from the staff at Giant Bomb.

Well, done, Patrick.

Posted by SkullcrusherMountain

@DystopiaX: WHY DON'T YOU LIKE THE THINGS I LIKE?!

Posted by Rave

Loved this list, so glad ZombiU got a bit of love as well.

Posted by Hulkamaniac

As much as he talked about it, I'm rather surprised Tokyo Jungle isn't on his list. It was in mine.

Posted by Marokai

Oh my God, I am so goddamn tired of hearing people immediately shut down any comments with "IT'S JUST AN OPINION YOU'RE NEVER ALLOWED TO COMMENT ON ANYONE'S OPINION EVER BECAUSE OPINIONS ARE NEVER WRONG AND CAN NEVER BE CHALLENGED OR COMMENTED ON IN ANY WAY OR YOU'RE A JERK THAT DOESNT GET IT AND.." and on and on.  
 
For people that clamor on and on about "it's just an opinion", you are the people that seem to lack the ability to tolerate opinions the most.  
 
The whole point of these extensive game of the year deliberations every year is the underlying premise that there is a way to argue about video games objectively, to some extent. If people don't like Patrick's tastes, or want to criticize something Ryan said about another game, they're free to do so and it isn't immediately invalid.

Posted by OneManX

@Marokai said:

Oh my God, I am so goddamn tired of hearing people immediately shut down any comments with "IT'S JUST AN OPINION YOU'RE NEVER ALLOWED TO COMMENT ON ANYONE'S OPINION EVER BECAUSE OPINIONS ARE NEVER WRONG AND CAN NEVER BE CHALLENGED OR COMMENTED ON IN ANY WAY OR YOU'RE A JERK THAT DOESNT GET IT AND.." and on and on.

For people that clamor on and on about "it's just an opinion", you are the people that seem to lack the ability to tolerate opinions the most.

The whole point of these extensive game of the year deliberations every year is the underlying premise that there is a way to argue about video games objectively, to some extent. If people don't like Patrick's tastes, or want to criticize something Ryan said about another game, they're free to do so and it isn't immediately invalid.

Yes and No... it's a personal top ten list... there is not much to discuss past, "I agree" or "I disagree", there isn't much to argue about

Posted by MariachiMacabre

Great list, Tricky.

Posted by Breadfan

@Gyoru said:

Yes.

Posted by theuselessgod

I'm not a Patrick fan, but I respect the guy for getting a job I would kill to have.

Plus he knows a good deal of stuff, and a lot of these games I haven't tried and now I want to go play them. So hey, great list Patrick. Glad you enjoyed a lot of unique games.

Posted by crustwheel

@Roger778: Well, done, sir, to, make, your, comment, accept, responsibility, for, the, huge, dramatic, weight, it, needs, to, deliver, the, message, now, today, heretofore, again, once, more, unto, the, breach.

What you end up saying is "Well, you're done I guess. Pat, Rick?"

Oh no, indie bias! Ahh!

Oh, no indie bias. Phew.

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@Gyoru said:

ENOYNA*

Posted by Cusseta

Patrick embodies the term "hipster"

Posted by Clonedzero

patrick is totally a gaming hipster, but theres nothing wrong with that. he's allowed to be, if he likes that stuff then more power to him, and hell i see him as the "hipster representative" on the GB crew.

just cus he's a hipster doesn't mean he's a bad person or you should be offended by his choices.

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