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Posted by rjayb89

Hot damn, Patty Kleps!

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Edited by EnduranceFun

The day the DRM died.

Posted by Morningstar

Scooops!

Posted by awesomeusername

Scoops destroys it all!

Posted by tourgen

Boom K-man! The fight is on!

Edited by Sergotron

Patrick dropped a giant bomb on us!

Posted by SolidOcelot

DAMN Scoops.

Edited by Darthozzan

Unfortunate that the site wasn't working when you recorded this, some of the questions you had about what's being removed was answered there :[

Posted by Darkness2386

made me damn proud to be part of the Giant Bomb community today Patrick!

Posted by Sgtpierceface

Scoops is the greatest newsman in the world. There, I said it!

Edited by frodprefect

Nice job!

Edited by HurricaneIvan29

@darkness2386 said:

made me damn proud to be part of the Giant Bomb community today Patrick!

Patrick's send off!

MOB RULE!

Edited by hmoney001

SCOOOOPS!

Edited by Hassun

Patrick Klepek, scoops god.

Can't wait for your 5min interview.

Posted by mak_wikus

Scoops droppin' bombs!

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Edited by Stimpack

Giant Bomb reeks?!

Posted by Black_Otter

Aww yeah

Edited by Skooky

Scoopin' with Spooks.

Edited by Marokai

I would be a lot more proud of being part of Giant Bomb if credit and respect was given where it was truly deserved: the consumers who were outraged and spoke up, and left Microsoft and Sony no alternative but to be listened to.

One thing certainly died, today: the talking point that "internet outrage" is just a tiny but loud group of people who never accomplish anything. And that fact is still not sufficiently acknowledged by people like Ryan.

Otherwise, good work, Patrick.

Edited by BaconGames

That Patrick was the one who broke the story is a perfect aside for members of this community and Giant Bomb as a whole.

Posted by meaninoflife42

This news was so breaking, it broke the site.

Edited by crimsonlordofwar

A hell of a send off for Patrick 'Tricky-Scoops' Klepek. Roastin' the internet with them' bombs!

Posted by Philedius

Scoops!

Posted by Dethfish

Yeah, ok, but what did Drew need the box for?

Edited by Bollard

SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS DROPS BOMBS ON HIS WAY TO CHICAGO

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Posted by mpgeist

Dat Scoops

Posted by Harabec

Honestly was not expecting such a big change in policy right after E3.

Posted by jayjonesjunior

There's a lot of stupid people defending the DRM and asking for MS to put it back on, afraid they are going to lose some new "features", others are just forgetting that MS tried to fuck them.

Hey people the fact that Microsoft is backing away from their fuck-the-custumers stance only makes them look worse.

They never had a vision of an all connected world, they just wanted more control and money, this change of policies proves it.

Posted by poisonmonkey

That's some scoop ass scooping son!

Edited by jelekeloy

You know Patrick coordinated his shoes and shirt in anticipation of his big story.

Edited by guto_ribeiro72

SCOOOOPS!

Posted by conmulligan

Amazing work, Patrick. If there's one silver lining to your departure, it's that you'll hopefully have more time to chase stories like this.

Posted by Rockaholica

from the announcement:
"Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray."

Sounds like family sharing and disk-install-play-diskless is dead...at least for now

Posted by MoonwalkSA

SCOOOOOOPS

Really looking forward to when that 5-minute dumptruck goes up.

Edited by StubertStanley

I was saddened that when I finally read that Patrick was the first to break this story, that Giantbomb was down. I had to read it from a few other sources before I finally had a chance to read the original report. Great job reporting this.

At this time everyone is making a big deal about Microsoft flip-flopping in regards to their policy, but the truth is that in a few years time no one is going to look back on the policies suggested by either company this year as the "make it or break it" moment. While thousands of devoted hard-core gamers are clambering to write on every thread about their issues, the reality is that a system is more dependent on the response of the mass consumer. The hundreds of thousands of units that will move within the first week of each of their launches is primarily based on these mass consumers, and the voice of the die-hard fan only diminishes over time. Though it has been highly entertaining to watch this battle unfold, most of what we are hearing about now have little influence on the future of these systems.

Posted by Lazyaza

Oh MS you so dumb. I'm still more interested in a PS4 but at least if I ever decide to get a One I won't feel like I'm trading my soul. lol

Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles

Great job Patrick.

Edited by core1065

"Your welcome, I'm out!!!" Patrick drops the mic, and leaves San Francisco.

Posted by RazielCuts

It'll be a real shame if everybody just says 'Okay Xbox, I'm back on board' and forgets the mentality that drove those decisions in the first place and the staunch hubris that Microsoft showed throughout E3, they are still that company. They didn't back down on this decision for 'the good of gamers', they made it because the money behind the lacking pre orders spoke.

Posted by oopprraahh

today makes me proud to be paying duder of this site

Posted by csl316

Hot scoops.

Last week I decided to buy an Xbox One a year or two after launch. You know what's changed between now and last week? Nothing!

Posted by mrsmiley

Pat is the man. Damn I'm gonna miss him in office. Glad GB is being put on the map in a major way! (Not that they weren't already there lol.)

Posted by phrosnite

Total Biscuit crashed the giant bomb site :) He told people about the ms drm thing while 10k people were watching the TGS... 10k more trying to load giant bomb at once :)

Posted by Jayree05

Great day for consumers!

Posted by redwing42

That is tremendous that Patrick was able to break this story, both for the site and for Patrick professionally. Awesome job, Scoops!

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Posted by AngriGhandi

WE WON, MOTHER-EFFERS!

YEAH!!

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I KNOW ALL CAPS IS CONSIDERED UNCOUTH BUT I THINK THIS IS A PRETTY REASONABLE EXCEPTION!!!

Posted by Plan6

He will know be known as Patrick "Fucking" Klepek.