I've been thinking about Jeff...

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#1 Posted by DG991 (1435 posts) -

So with Jeff topping the podcast charts I've been thinking. 
I don't really know anyone who goes out of his way to prove a point like Jeff does... He really is impressive. 
 I mean this is stuff that everyone knows but I just wanna say it again.  
 
He does a review for Kane and Lynch and basically gives it a fair review, and says it is SHIT with some good ideas in it.  
Can we finally admit that he got fired for it? Because he did. He did something that was harder for him to prove a point. Mad props. 
 
Then he takes it a step further and with the help of some great duders he sets up Giant Bomb which can we say is a great success? A direct and polite "fuck you" to his former job.  
  
 Every so often he plays terrible games like DCU and Tron (k maybe not terrible but not great) and others, and he plays them till no one can dispute that he has gotten the full experience and then gives his verdict. Now that is dedication... we rarely see that. 

Then skip ahead to a less dramatic thing but still cool. A minority of users bitch about the Nintendo download segment. Ryan and whoever else decided to be queer and get rid of it. Jeff decided to give another direct and polite "fuck you" and start a new podcast alongside the regular podcast.
And it freaking blew up! And it's awesome so far! Wasn't it #10 OVERALL in podcast land? 
 
Mad props to Jeff.  
 
Anyone else agree? He doesn't seem to back down.

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#2 Posted by DeeGee (2192 posts) -

I think about Jeff in the shower

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#3 Posted by Rockdalf (1328 posts) -

Is it possible to enjoy a website's content without giving virtual handjobs for every little thing that is considered mildly praiseworthy?

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#4 Edited by JoeyRavn (5235 posts) -
@DeeGee said:

" I think about Jeff in the shower "

No homo? Everyone knows you have to say "no homo" after, like, everything.
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#5 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -

That's not healthy. 
 
Thinking about Jeff, I mean.

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#6 Posted by Sweep (10211 posts) -

He's so dreamy.

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#7 Posted by MattyFTM (14815 posts) -

I wouldn't say the NDX is going out of his way to make a point. I'd call it going out of his way to do something dumb, and making it funnier than anyone else could. 
 
And I wouldn't call creating Giant Bomb going out of his way to make a point, I'd call it going out of his way to find a new job to pay the mortgage. 

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#8 Posted by BeachThunder (14711 posts) -
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#9 Edited by Slaker117 (4873 posts) -

It's pretty much understood that Jeff got dropped because of things surrounding Kane & Lynch. Making GiantBomb was just something he did to make money and continue doing what he knew. The NintenDownload X-press is clearly just an extended joke and not something worth getting worked up about either way.
 
Jeff is a pretty cool guy, but don't go out of your way to make him an idol.

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#10 Posted by captain_clayman (3349 posts) -

yeah he's pretty much a boss

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#11 Posted by jorbear (2570 posts) -
@Sweep: I want to be inside him. 
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#12 Posted by S0ndor (2717 posts) -

And this is his reward for all his hard work. A bunch of dudes on a website thinking about him all day. Congratz Jeff.

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#13 Posted by DG991 (1435 posts) -

As far as Video game reviewers go...  
Yea he is pretty much the best. 

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#14 Posted by Mikemcn (8258 posts) -

I sometimes get lost in his eyes... 
 
I mean, uhh.

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#15 Edited by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

Yeah, man. Jeff is like my messiah. A true Hero, Legend - a Gift from God, a basket of fresh fruit, a 3 dollar bill a... fuck, he's alright I guess. 
 
Truth be told, I don't share many of his opinions regarding a lot of things, and his taste with games is at times the polar opposite of mine. He has a good sense of humour, at least.

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#16 Posted by BabyChooChoo (6660 posts) -
@jorbear said:
" @Sweep: I want to be inside him.  "
That was deep.
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#17 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5919 posts) -

is he the fat guy with the beard?

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#18 Posted by CL60 (17117 posts) -

Ugh..

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#19 Posted by mordukai (8507 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" Yeah, man. Jeff is like my messiah. A true Hero, Legend - a Gift from God, a basket of fresh fruit, a 3 dollar bill a... fuck, he's alright I guess.  Truth be told, I don't share many of opinions regarding a lot of things, and his taste with games is at times the polar opposite of mine. He has a good sense of humour, at least. "
Pretty much sums up Jeff for me too. 
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#20 Posted by Getz (3764 posts) -
@S0ndor said:
" And this is his reward for all his hard work. A bunch of dudes on a website thinking about him all day. Congratz Jeff. "
I loled
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#21 Posted by luce (4056 posts) -

I don't think you could stroke it any harder than OP just did

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#22 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3931 posts) -
@DG991 said:

" As far as Video game reviewers go...  Yea he is pretty much the best.  "

Yeah, that Halo:Reach coverage of his was awesome. Jeff's a cool guy, he's pretty funny, and he's got some insight into the game industry.  He's got cool ideas for this website, and he didn't bow down to publisher pressure for K&L.  He's not the best reviewer or writer by a long shot (on GB it's probably Brad), but he's definitely created a niche for himself.  Let's not go overboard.
 
 He did NDX as a joke, taking it too far because it would be funny.  He created Giant Bomb because he needed a job and the main reason it became successful so quickly was because he had publicity from the Eidos controversy and 1UP dissolved soon after (that's where I came from).  The DCU and Tron situations were him proving a point or showing up his friend.
 
I like Jeff, but take his dick out of your mouth.
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#23 Posted by DG991 (1435 posts) -

Your posting on the site he is mostly responsible for making.  Just saying. 
 
Your right though...
It probably doesn't hurt that I agree with most of his opinions on games. 

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#24 Posted by FreezingVibrations (41 posts) -

I've been thinking about DG991...

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#25 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

I like that thread title.

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#26 Posted by Romination (2831 posts) -
@DeeGee said:
" I think about Jeff in the shower "
I think about him when I'm in the shower with him
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#27 Posted by IvanOoze (60 posts) -

Why don't you get with him?

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#28 Posted by LegendaryChopChop (1379 posts) -

Jeff is a really good journalist with his integrity. I always hear him mention both sides of something when it's on reviews or QLs and is a major component of why I like this site so much.

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#29 Posted by mokhann (3232 posts) -

He's also very dismissive of anything he doesn't like. 
 
That said, in the last 6-9 months, Jeff has been growing on me more and more. Jeff, Vinny and Dave are the reasons I come to this website. 
 
Long live... this website?

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#30 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2730 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan said:
"is he the fat guy with the beard? "

You have over 2000 posts so you must come here quite a bit, how do you not know who is who. 
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#31 Posted by floodiastus (1288 posts) -

I agree with the OP, it seems that Jeff always has a primary concern when reviewing, which is how FUN it is to play. But he is also aware of what could make the game better with his deep understanding of game mechanics.  
 
What I'm saying is, he dissects games with a surgeons precision, but he never looses focus on the fun factor.

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#32 Posted by DG991 (1435 posts) -
@Khann: Not really, like I said he plays things he doesn't like for way to long to prove a point. DCU for example. 
 
Also, yea Vinny is underrated. He is a FUNNY dude. 
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#33 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1039 posts) -

FAP

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#34 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" @FancySoapsMan said:
"is he the fat guy with the beard? "
You have over 2000 posts so you must come here quite a bit, how do you not know who is who.  "
  
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#35 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

I think of Jeff most when I'm searching through his garbage bags licking the yoghurt tops.

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#36 Posted by canucks23 (1080 posts) -

These are the kinda threads weird me the hell out...

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#37 Posted by AlexW00d (7528 posts) -
@canucks23 said:
" These are the kinda threads weird me the hell out... "
Second only to ones like the one that followed the podcast when Brad mentioned his grandfather and some creepy guy worked out who it was.
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#38 Posted by mutha3 (5052 posts) -
@Rockdalf said:
" Is it possible to enjoy a website's content without giving virtual handjobs for every little thing that is considered mildly praiseworthy? "
*golfclap*
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#39 Edited by McBain (39 posts) -
@DG991 said:

" @Khann: Not really, like I said he plays things he doesn't like for way to long to prove a point. DCU for example.  Also, yea Vinny is underrated. He is a FUNNY dude.  "

You serious? He had to force himself to play through DCU because a review of the game needed to go on the site. I find it laughable that you're revering him for playing through a game and giving it a review like any competent reviewer would.  
 
Also, you must be extremely naive if you think he created GB just to say "Fuck you" to GameSpot. The guy was out of a job, and creating a website with a big fan base behind him and some of other GS guys was a smart business move. 
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#40 Posted by thedj93 (1260 posts) -
@Rockdalf said:
" Is it possible to enjoy a website's content without giving virtual handjobs for every little thing that is considered mildly praiseworthy? "
i wish someone would give me a virtual handjob 
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#41 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5919 posts) -
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" @FancySoapsMan said:
"is he the fat guy with the beard? "
You have over 2000 posts so you must come here quite a bit, how do you not know who is who.  "
I just want to let you know that I was being completely serious when I made that post.
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#42 Posted by DeeGee (2192 posts) -
@McBain:  Nope, it didn't need to be reviewed. Jeff said on the podcast how he'd written about it and it sounded like a review so he decided to just go for it.
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#43 Posted by X19 (2370 posts) -

I just want to give Jeff a big hug and never let go.

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#44 Posted by DG991 (1435 posts) -

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#45 Posted by DoctorTran (1596 posts) -
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@DeeGee said:

" I think about Jeff in the shower "

No homo? Everyone knows you have to say "no homo" after, like, everything.
No, homo.

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