398 Comments
Posted by Gringus

holy shit that 311 shirt

Posted by mattoncybertron

holy shit, the balls it took to post this...

Posted by JayCee

Wow. The courage it took to put this up is incredible, bravo Scoops.

Edited by Mike83

I love just how into it your camera man gets.

Posted by koolaid39

Hahahaha! Terrific stuff!

Posted by ahgunsillyo

It's like I'm watching an early episode of Boy Meets World. Except with more 311.

Posted by JayDubya

Thank. You. Patrick. :D

Posted by Renpatsu

We definitely need to see more Patrick. That is a given.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

OF COURSE young Patrick has a poster for The Lost World in his bedroom while he is doing those oh-so-sweet guitar moves.

Posted by extragingerbrew

NEVER question the dumb Patrick. This is Giant Bomb after all! You are amongst friends and this website celebrates the dumb. Thank you for posting these retro videos from young Scoop's past.

Edited by SpiderJerusalem

God damn, Patrick is 30 years old?

Posted by FeverChill

Don't think I can watch this at work....gonna get the stares....

Posted by AimlessAJ

Those camera movements were outta control! This was incredible Patrick, thanks.

Posted by RampageAssassin

Killer moves Patrick. Booker would be proud of that spinaroonie.

Posted by loki_16

OMG THIS IS GOLD!

Posted by MjHealy

BOOTY HAD ME LIKE

Posted by MarkG1022

oh god i need more of this haha

Posted by Linkster7

Thank you Patrick, that was just glorious!

Posted by wolfskind

O_o

Btw, can't wait for more of those videos.

Edited by Karthas

@patrickklepek Luckily(?) my bit of embarrassing early childhood writing is long lost at this point. In junior high I wrote a series of Legend of Zelda short stories that has a bit of an (what would pass at that age as) "erotic" flair. They were pretty basic- most of the appeal was Link saying a bunch of words Nintendo wouldn't approve of, and some post rescue "sex" scenes. I had several single-subject notebooks full of the stuff, and it got to be pretty popular among the kids in my class- to the point where I had several kids doing "beginning of chapter" illustrations like you might find in books at that reading level and kids pestering me to write the next chapter. Unfortunately, the Vice Principal got wind of it and had me shut it down by confiscating all the copies. He told me he didn't want to as they were pretty funny, but couldn't really condone even mild student written erotica.

TL:DR- I was the George R R Martin of Legend of Zelda erotic fan fiction for my 7th grade class.

Edited by patbaer

I would like to see more.

Posted by mewarmo990

We were all this kid once.

Posted by ottoman673

...Jorts.

Posted by Anim8td_fan

I got way into Guitar Freaks in the arcades when I was a kid so this is a great run down memory lane. I'm jealous that you imported all of the games because if I had the money and the means I would of done the same thing.

Posted by jvalenti57

Love it Patrick. Good job on enjoying your childhood. =)

Posted by derek_davis

I hope the kid in the 311 shirt and blonde hair was also the cameraman doing the amazing work for the Guitar Freaks video

Posted by zitosilva

That's pretty much how I always imagined young Patrick.

Posted by Alyssia

Called the cops already.

Posted by Morris

Great video, Patrick. I liked how you made it into a gaming history lesson as well.

Edited by Sneeze

Oh god ... this is fantastic!

Posted by The_Joker

Once Upon A Patrick. Also, even if you were good at DDR when it was new, you can't just pick that shit right back up. I saw one in an arcade and tried to jump right back in. I did okay, but I almost vomited afterwards. Bad time.

Edited by Hassun

@patrickklepek I like the new camera angle from home. Well-edited too. You are getting better and better at this.

Never afraid to put yourself out there, prepared to try and fail. A level of maturity few of us have. Keep on rocking', Rock God.

Posted by Alyssia

@patrickklepek That Majoras Mask glass is really cool. Where did you get it?

Edited by Billy_Ray_Valentine

Incredible! Haha, thanks for posting this, Patrick!

Edited by Zornack

Fantastic. Thanks Patrick.

Posted by Cecil

Patrick you're a brave man for sharing this.

Posted by Luck702

Watching this made me question my own mortality and the concept of time itself. I don't know whether to thank you or damn you.

Posted by jiggajoe14

You are such a dork......I love this site lol.

Posted by Spitznock

Patrick is 29 years old you guys.

Posted by Usernameandemail

I kept waiting for your parents to scream "would you turn that shit down"

Posted by Meepasaurus

The camerawork in that second video is just incredible.

Posted by Semi_Sauce

Amazing !

Posted by CornBREDX

@onefreeman said:

@homelessbird said:

OH JESUS, PATRICK'S FRIEND'S DYED BLOND HAIR AND BACKWARDS GOLF VISOR JUST PUT ME IN THE WAYBACK MACHINE

WE'RE GOING TOO DEEP

90'S MUTHAFUCKA!!

Everyone was doing it!

What's really crazy is that Jeff and Ryan were doing it unironically.

I used to think it was an ironic thing (because they're like that sometimes- especially in the Gamespot days), but a couple years ago they talked briefly about it somewhere and it sounded like that wasn't the case.

Posted by HyperAquaBlast

Patrick is 29 years old you guys.

As a 30 year old, 29 never existed. Its either "oh no I am going to be 30!" or "oh no I am 30..."

Posted by Thiago123

The only thing more legit than Scoop's break dancing, is his partner's bleached tips and backwards visor combo.

Posted by GERALTITUDE

Well, this was fucking amazing.

Edited by Sydlanel

And ppl say the klepek takes himself too seriously...

my respects scoops. I too was once a Dance Dance Revolutionist.

ps: you know what struck me of this video. How genuinely happy you were ( are? ).. I think I've always been Grumpy Smurf... (is there a Grumpy Smurf?).

Posted by fatalbanana

@patrickklepek This would probably take a lot of work but a cool thing you could do is have people send you old clips or drawings and stuff like that they created mixed with some stuff like this that you made and have a a little thing on the site where you showcase young video game nostalgia mixed with creativeness. Maybe that's a little too similar to the community spotlight but I think something in that vein from you guys would be cool to see and a cool way to interact with the community. Just a thought, thanks for posting this though its great!

Edited by Mr_Elysia

What a great little fucking feature 'Trick. You know what you have to do now. You have to re-enact them.

Posted by Excast

Young Patrick looks like Shia Labeouf in Boy Meets World.