Anyone else miss this dude on the Bombcast? It's not the same without him.
Trivia: Only person ever to say cunt (c-word for you Patrick loving politically correct white knight fags) on the Bombcast.
I love Vinny but I'll be honest I haven't been missing him that much recently with Dan around. The bombcast has been really energetic with brad hosting and dan ryckert's insanity. Plus vinny still pumps out amazing video content, here's hoping we get a giant beastcast up and running too (without any sjws added to it).
I like Dan, but he's pretty terrible at most quicklooks.
"Oh so you're jumping huh? So it's kinda like Mario"
"So you're driving on wheels. A bit of Need for Speed going on here"
"Shooting guns huh? So it's like Halo?"
>Dan Ryckert harassing Jose Canseco over twitter
This is fantastic
>giantbomb is dead and will never recover
>Don fucking Bradman
>Vinny is pumping out content with Alex
>Dan is a good replacement and Brad is active leading the podcast
>Patrick is isolated in Chicago and ignored
Vinny editing Patrick was hilarious
MASSIVE GIANT PISSING IN THE WIND
Dan's still got the Game Informer thing going on where he has to explain everything to people when showing off something but he's not bad once that part is over and done with
It's a good containment, barely anyone cares about his content anymore. Soon he will probably feel he's not advancing and will move on to some other place and everyone will fake sadness.
I'm pretty sure he's doing it on purpose.
Terminator 2>1 i agree with
have a qt marine
It's been a year of mourning but it's getting better now.
Am i the only one that thought this was kinda sad?
Watching him laugh by himself, showing off all this equipment stuff for basically nothing
Unless he gets more members, like he said, its pretty terrible watching vinny alone in that room
I'd like to see what would happen when you have Dan + Vinny
send another email to the guy. this is the link, but not sure what good this will do you without being whitelisted.
>We were this close to a new golden era of giantbomb. One without patrick and all the original guys
>Ryan fucking dies
>Patrick takes over the site
Why, god? Why are you so cruel?
>Vinny wasn't afraid to call it like it was. His anger at the kinect was refreshing when everyone else was like "No no it's totally not the death of kinect."
I remember when he became enraged at WB's backdoor deal with GameStop over GameStop giving out Catwoman codes for DLC with used copies, effectively cutting out all other retailers that dealt with used games.
It was so refreshing to see someone actually bothered by stuff like that and not the rest of the crew's
>Yeah, well, you know... Whatever.
>A-are they gonna make it?
It's not great but the GB fanbase is too loyal for its own good, they're not in danger.
The Jeff & Vinny combo works really well. Jeff is the sad lump and Vinny is the happy go lucky guy. It's a classic archetype combo.
In some ways Dan has replaced Vinny's role in that combo, except he seems to have a bit less wit than Vinny. He makes up for that though in his wildly differing opinions than Jeff. And it's great that he isn't afraid to passionately defend them because that brings out the best in both of them. I love those arguments.
T2>T1 all the way Jeff doesn't know what he's talkin about in that one.
I hope they do 2 episodes a week, especially if they're going to do the whole series. Dan is surprisingly competent as a guide, and it's interesting seeing Drew slowly get into the game as he gets the hang of things. This series could be almost as good as Breaking Brad.
did you not see the new How to Build a Beast episode? He just finished putting the studio together, and he's talking about the potential for hiring a couple more people to flesh out GB East. he's not going anywhere for a while.
Terminator 3 was entertaining but boy was it retarded and pissed over the lore, at least it wasn't salvation or the tv series
>accidentally type in terminator 5 instead of 4
>they are making a new one 2015 with Arnold
I don't even...
Patrick will move to NY just to ruin Vinny/Alexs shit.
You all know it.
the only downside that would come of Patrick leaving is the site would be totally stagnant like 6 days out of the week. I don't read any of the shit he writes and I don't watch anything he's in, but he is the only one putting stuff up most days.
UPF i can't remember which one think it was the one where they played 100% orange juice, Jeff sucking dicks at Pogs then suddenly slams the shit out of the pile and gets most of them.
I don't usually like Brad, but he's the perfect host because he knows how to make a show 3 hours long.
Vinny is the best, Dan is the best hire GB could ever ask for. He literally saved Giant Bomb.
>there is a universe where Zoe Quinn got hired instead of Dan
>/v/ thinks Terminator 3 or 4 were remotely good in anyway
even if I didn't know what a tremendous asshole Patrick is I'd still get the urge to punch him every time I saw his face. He just looks like a spoiled fucking 8 year old with a shitty goatee glued to his face.
It's pretty great, it's missing a scene like the ancient times one where all things go to hell in that temple in the first movie
>i wish i had never been born
Still scares me to this day.
This is not a downside. If I didn't have to cut my way through a jungle of shitty articles and his god awful radio show to find the shit I want I would actually sign back up for premium.
Oh i almost forgot
>tells his lawyer to go fuck himself
Sure I agree but I found it did the whole wish process for the Djinn to achieve his goal more weight while not being as simple as just 3 wishes. And on a grander scale which emphasises his scheming nature.
I saw the third one and thought it was mud and saw the first 10 minutes of the fourth which I bailed.
Patrick may produce shit content, but he does drive some daily traffic to the site, which is kind of important as far as them getting ad revenue goes. If the site suddenly went from updating a couple times a day to once a week, they'd lose a lot of money.
>Given I’ve spent the last few days trying to ignore folks accusing me of cheating on my wife, you’ll excuse me if I’m over talking about this now.
this faget always talks about how his wife doesn't care about any of his gaming interests or job in the industry. how he has to hide the games he plays because embarrassed to have his wife see it. shit even if his wife doesn't like vidya he never talks about her. he's constantly on some feminists cunt and has them come on his podcast so he can show everyone how "progressive" he is when deep down he probably hates his marriage.
i always suspected patrick of cheating on his wife with her even before all of this shit started. he's always been friendly with zoe more than any of the other feminists he bows down to and i always suspected there was something more there. zoe was probably the only one who'd give him a fuck.
Anybody else listen to Alt+F1 just because they have a man crush on Drew and Danny and not because they actually give a fuck about racing?
Terminator 3 was awesome guys, I don't know what you're talking about. But man, if it was some boring shit movie without rampant time traveling and insane constant giant robot car chases, it'd probably suck something awful.
Good thing that never happened, though
The GBEAST studio looks good
Vinny and Alex work pretty well together, it'll be interesting to see what they do. The atmosphere seems a lot more laid back and independent than the SF office.
i'm trying to find the original bombcast for this video.
there were no bombcasts recorded/published when it says it was.
I really wana hear the full thing. can anyone help me out?
In the early podcasts with him, he bragged that when his wife had to travel out of town, she made him a feast to eat from for days. But out sweet Pat, went out to eat fast food and sent her messages about it to "troll" her.
Dan is great but his opinions and knowledge gaps are pretty crazy sometimes.
I don't know if I could ever trust someone who thinks Terminator 3 is better than Terminator 1, or that all music since 1978 has been awful.
It wasn't bad. I skipped the first 10 minutes because it was him talking about having trouble with his production equipment. As far as scare-cam spooby videos go he's a good presenter because his reactions seem pretty genuine and he doesn't talk too much during spooby games. Shit like Spelunky or Binding of Isaac are horrible to watch with him in it though because he never stops talking.
I HAVE NEVER.
HAD SEXUAL RELATIONS.
WITH THAT WOMANNNN
I agree with him. You guys are delusional if you think any of this is better than pre-2011 GB.
What we have now isn't bad. But it'll never be like it used to. But then again, this also applies to a lot of things.
Yeah im trying, but also if i try and find it from those two weeks that means i have to listen to 6 hours of other shit in hopes of seeing it.
would've really enjoyed listening to it. Thanks for trying though
Look for the one with Vinny hosting (I think). And then just skip to news until you hear Patrick telling some shitty story about ignoring water flooding his house or dressing up his dog or some shit.
>Dan and Drew endurance running the MGS series
Not even the dead can escape this joy!
>MFW my sub is running out and my account got banned last December during Zoe's top 10 that included nude traps
I'm conflicted if I want to resub again for the Metal Gear goodness.
But then again, I'll be feeding Patrick's shitty crusade.
>Vinny forming his own GB branch
>Brad hosting the podcast like a pro and Jeff being at 100% now that he's not hosting
>Drew and Dan playing MGS together
>Dan in general
I only wish Brad would keep a more professional level of hosting when it comes to topic transitions and starting/ending the podcast.
Ryan had it down pretty great with the intro. Perhaps Brad should contact Will since he's also got his podcast hosting down pat.
I met Jeff blind drunk at The Icehouse last month.
He was chugging beers like crazy. He was complaining about how he missed his friend(Ryan) and that he never should have hired Patrick.
The next one is gonna be so fucking bad
They are gonna be bitching and crying and circle jerking so hard over the Zoe Quinn shit, ignoring all evidence against her and calling the community toxic and filled with vitriol and that anyone that has said anything against her is just a troll jerk.
>Brad has taken over Ryan's role
>Dan has taken over Vinny's role as the super positive guy
>Drew has taken over Brad's old role of being the kind of quiet guy
It's no meme, it's fucking reality.
He single-handedly surrendered the site to thumblr and other SJW faggots after he released that Dead Island torso article.
People were pissed off at him making clickbait articles.
>Brad acting bored as shit
NO, FUCK YOU. EVERYONE LET YOU BE A SHIT AND PLAY DOTA 2 DURING THE 4TH SPECIAL. FUCK YOU BRAD, WITHOUT PATRICK YOU ARE NOW THE WORST PERSON ON THE STREAMS.
Holy shit this. It's weird. I love Jeff, he's my favorite guy on Giantbomb, because I imagine him being the most average person on /v/. But him hosting the podcast had been dragging it down. He's way better as "the color commentary coming from the boss" instead of just host. Also Dan has been fucking great for the show. Never did I think a new person would be so memorable so fast.
>not liking explosively angry/emphatic Jeff right now
This shit is incredible.
Please provide proof of your claim.
I think the best new feature on the site has been the UPFs where they go through Steam and take requests as what to play. They're like little mini-quick looks. And them having to play "games" like You Need A Budget are pretty funny.
No. After hearing how much he loves Terminator 3 and how unconvincingly "human" he acts (eating "egg whites", using a shoebox to microwave cheesedogs for years) I'm pretty sure he's a fucking robot sent from the future.
Well you sound like a sad cunt, m8.
That would explain the cro magnon forehead.
The "eggshells melting part" left my mouth agape in awe.
I don't know if Dan's an idiot or just has huge gaps of common knowledge missing in his head.
He even fucked up his 20/20 eyesight because he thought wearing glasses was cool.
I googled Dan's name and this is what shows up.
>fter falling into a years-long depression fueled by booze and pills, the alligator pilot is inspired to clean up his act and return to action after the tragic events of September 11th.
What? Jesus, throw in some wrestling shit in there and I would believe Dan wrote that shit.
Why is this allowed?
A lot of people liked the Velvet Sundown bit, but for comedy value, I don't think it's better than the first Bot Colony stream where it was just Vinny. The game made him ragequit and the last 5 minutes of the stream is just and empty chair as a result.
>Crazy or clever -- Canseco delivered on his promise. Read his ridiculous foreword below.
>"Air Force Gator is a thinly disguised metaphorical depiction of my life."
>"Sound familiar? GatorAid -- Steroids. Famous and legendary -- that was me. Shunned and blackballed -- that's what MLB did to me. An evil nemesis Gustav -- that's Bud Selig. Vindicated and Triumphant -- again me as I turned out to be the only one telling the truth about the Steroid Era and ended up saving baseball. It was unauthorized and weakly veiled but we all know what Dan was doing here."
>"Air Force Gator II, or whatever the hell Dan is calling this sequel, continues the chronicling of my resurrection in society and the good that I am able to do for all. There are more assumptions made in this book as it is not as anthropomorphically historical as AFG I, but is a highly probable prediction of the things I will be able to accomplish. Kind of a tome of reptilian based Nostradamus Canseco prophecies."
>As a fitting thank-you, Ryckert posted an image of a shirtless Canseco holding a baseball bat on the back cover of "Gator 2" with the description, “Jose Canseco is an idiot that used to play baseball.” Ryckert then posted a picture of himself in an identical pose. If that doesn’t sum up this bizarre collaboration, then nothing will.
Jesus fucking Christ
Man, it's a fucking bacterial infection or some shit, I've been icing these fuckers for 2 days and i'm still in hell. Popping ibuprofen and tylenol along with antibiotics is all I can do.
>mfw listening to that video someone posted about jeff getting mad over dan's opinions
This is fucking hilarious
>Game respect game
That fucking killed me
Snider? He's all evil now. From his twitter: "Hard walls between business and editorial is a fantasy utopia that can’t exist in a modern publication. Work together or fade away."
>Hard walls between business and editorial is a fantasy utopia that can’t exist in a modern publication. Work together or fade away
sorry, my brain is probably being a faggot right now but can someone explain what this means to me, because it sounds like pseudo-intellectual bullshit
Proof that GB is the only thing that still brings us together. Thanks guys!
>PEOPLE THINK THEY FUCKING KNOW DAN
Because all patrick does anymore is complain about people being mean on the internet and doing panels with Zoe Quinn on "Surviving the internet" like ignoring people who call you a faggot is a great accomplishment.
But it's totally ok to tell other people to die in a fire.
Patrick feels strongly about issues like sexism and privileged classes in video game culture. /v/ kneejerk reacts to it like everything else because people aren't allowed to have opinions that are "wrong" (or "something I disagree with").
I don't care about any of that shit, the reason I don't like his content is because he's somewhat of a narcissist and has a tendency to relate topics back towards himself.
He is saying business clashes with opinionated editorial work. He's trying to say that a balance needs to be found between the two or something. I'm having a hard time finding the words to explain.
Basically he's complaining about the same things we complain about video game journalism.
Or much more innocuous stuff like spending the first 10 minutes of the Silent Hills PT QuickLook blathering about how HE'S having trouble with HIS recording equipment; if only there was a way for HIM to fix it. Poor ME.
He's probably an okay kid, but I can't stand him most of the time.
Yeah, but this one is different because the people who are involving themselves aren't attacking the source of the cancer, they're cutting the hair of the guy who has the cancer and hair grows back.
They might comment that Kotaku is embroiled in a scandal, but they won't go any further.
Ryan with a mustache is jarring to look at. It's like a fat Axe Cop.
I haven't followed Giant Bomb regularly since about September. Jeff and Brads cynicism really started to bum me out.
So what kind of content has Vinny been making in New York? Him and Alex doing quick looks or something?
Bad weird indie games and Point and click Adventure games that always capture Vinny's attention make up most of BEAST. There's some great shit there and Alex works well with the guy.
With Dan the SF crew has improved and become much more positive.
He has the title of anime editor.
what he's saying basically is that video games and the journalism that covers them are basically a symbiotic relationship, and if they can't live together, then they're gonna die alone.
well considering he does his own capturing and editing, whose problems was he supposed to talk about? And how is him trying to fix his own problem a bad thing? I think you're taking this a little too far with this one.
The point I was making is that most of the time with Quick Looks they start the video by talking about the game. Not about themselves. It's especially annoying because he chopped up a Spooking with Scoops segment to get that PT Quick Look (which is fine) but didn't chop out the first 10-15 minutes that had absolutely nothing at all to do with the game he was playing. I think it's the first time I skipped ahead in a Quick Look because I wanted to watch him play the game. Not talk about his capturing software.
Since Ryan died, and Vinny left I feel like the soul of that place is gone, especially because Jeff really doesn't seem to care as much anymore, maybe because of those facts.
Other than Patrick I really don't dislike anyone there but it's just not the same, Brad is still great, Drew is still cool, Dan can be a little annoying but nothing too grating, and Jeff just seems sad.
I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about in particular but I haven't ever seen that reflected in his work, Jeff's always had a razor sharp wit and comedic timing, aswell as a keen critical eye, etc etc etc nowadays it really doesn't feel like that is the case, it seems like he's showing up to work to show up to work and just going through the motions, not invested in anything.