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[Giant Bomb] Noooooooooooooooo! :(

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    SteevL wrote: »
    I had some free time and was curious, so I decided to try and pinpoint how long the average post-founder Giant Bomb employee sticks around for; and while doing that, I found this hilarious piece of misogynistic ​internet trash.

    https://www.petitions.net/petition_for_giant_bomb_to_fire_patrick_klepek

    Wonder how they felt about the subsequent hiring of Austin and later Abby :lol:

    Hopefully people like that have grown and seen the errors of their ways, but it's just as likely that they got heavily involved in GamerGate in 2014 too.

    Did Patrick talk about Gamer Gate at all while he was at Giant Bomb?

  • GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    Yeah, he was the person who wasn't doing the "don't feed the trolls!" status quo dance and pushed them to eventually take a public stance against it.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    Posted without comment, because what else can be said?
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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    Also hearing Alex and the two Jeffs talk about what they've learned about themselves and how they've been feeling over the past year makes me realize the ennui I've been feeling isn't unique to me.

    It made me feel a lot better to hear that they are having real issues over the last year. They talked about it being difficult before but it felt like a jar opened and poured out there, and I definitely felt less alone in what I've been dealing with.

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style He/Him | Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    Also hearing Alex and the two Jeffs talk about what they've learned about themselves and how they've been feeling over the past year makes me realize the ennui I've been feeling isn't unique to me.

    It made me feel a lot better to hear that they are having real issues over the last year. They talked about it being difficult before but it felt like a jar opened and poured out there, and I definitely felt less alone in what I've been dealing with.

    You should send them an email or something, they'd probably appreciate it.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    If I was any good at expressing my emotions, especially to strangers on the internet, it wouldn't have taken me a year to realize my shit wasn't unique and that I wasn't the only one feeling this way.

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  • BRIAN BLESSEDBRIAN BLESSED Maybe you aren't SPEAKING LOUDLY ENOUGHHH Registered User regular
    SteevL wrote: »
    Posted without comment, because what else can be said?
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    I'm surprised he knew what toast is and that they weren't grown from bread trees or something

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited March 2021


    Alex posting pictures of the Beast studio being taken down. I'm not sure if the pandemic makes this hit harder or weaker.

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  • KreutzKreutz Blackwater Park, IARegistered User regular
    As much good content came from that cramped room, it sounds like everyone was at least a little miserable working in there. I can't honestly say I'll miss it, from the perspective of a fan.

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  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    No open talk about plans for East Coast studio space has me concerned. Announcing roster additions would do much to ease my worry.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    GONG-00 wrote: »
    No open talk about plans for East Coast studio space has me concerned. Announcing roster additions would do much to ease my worry.

    Not much of a reason to talk about studio spaces when we're still in the middle of a pandemic. Right now the East crew is just as capable as the West coast crew, even without a studio.

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  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    GONG-00 wrote: »
    No open talk about plans for East Coast studio space has me concerned. Announcing roster additions would do much to ease my worry.

    Not much of a reason to talk about studio spaces when we're still in the middle of a pandemic. Right now the East crew is just as capable as the West coast crew, even without a studio.

    West has mentioned moving floors and plans for their space. The lack of such talk for East especially after the Red Ventures acquisition and the wont for management to slash expenses has my mind entertaining scenarios where studio space and additional people are not in the cards.

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    Vinnie and Alex have said there are no immediate plans for a permanent East coast office. Alex has said that as soon as they are vaccinated however he is going over to Vinnie's and continuing with Def Jam Fight for NY.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    GONG-00 wrote: »
    GONG-00 wrote: »
    No open talk about plans for East Coast studio space has me concerned. Announcing roster additions would do much to ease my worry.

    Not much of a reason to talk about studio spaces when we're still in the middle of a pandemic. Right now the East crew is just as capable as the West coast crew, even without a studio.

    West has mentioned moving floors and plans for their space. The lack of such talk for East especially after the Red Ventures acquisition and the wont for management to slash expenses has my mind entertaining scenarios where studio space and additional people are not in the cards.

    I think CBS owns the building that East worked out of, and that didn't go over to Red Venture, so that's why they had to move. The West coast building I believe is rented, and so it's staying with Red Ventures, so West just had to deal with a reorganization as their studio space got moved to a different floor.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited March 2021



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    Vinny wrote:
    This is how I am deciding to leave our studio. Either as a fond farewell or as a warning to whomever finds it next. Maybe both. https://t.co/oxAemyzQau

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    One thing i forgot is that Cnet had to vacate the studio too, and there's no way Red Venture is shutting them down anytime soon, so I imagine when Cnet gets a new studio, part of it will go to the Beastcrew.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    A fitting tribute.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    One thing i forgot is that Cnet had to vacate the studio too, and there's no way Red Venture is shutting them down anytime soon, so I imagine when Beastcrew gets a new studio, part of it will go to Cnet.

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style He/Him | Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    Jeff giving a tour of his garage.

    https://www.tiktok.com/@freddurst2000/video/6943060332608802053

    Also, what an excellent username he snagged for himself on Tiktok.

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Jeff "Fred Durstmann" Gerstmann

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Meanwhile Patrick is having a real one.


    my two children had to get nasal swabbed for COVID tests and the oldest burst into a nose bleed in the midst of it (they tested negative), and I just yelled at a gingerbread house whose frosting wasn't gluing together properly if you want to know how my day is going

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    same thing happened to my daughter a few months ago :(

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  • 411Randle411Randle Librarian Oook.Registered User regular
    I have yelled at that gingerbread house too.

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style He/Him | Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    I didn't know people made gingerbread houses in March.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    I didn't know people made gingerbread houses in March.

    Time is an illusion. Doubly so during COVID.

    That 2x the illusion!

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank What the what? Portland, OregonRegistered User regular
    I'm really glad I haven't needed to be COVID tested (knock on wood). Advantages of already being a qusi-hermit before the pandemic hit and already having a remote job.

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  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    I got swabbed before some surgery, that stick goes waaaaay the fuck up argh my brain

  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    My kid has had the test twice. The first time I told her they needed to take some boogers. She laughed, said "ok," and then had the look of ultimate betrayal on her face when they did the test. The second time she did not fall for my trick.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    I'm really glad I haven't needed to be COVID tested (knock on wood). Advantages of already being a qusi-hermit before the pandemic hit and already having a remote job.

    Unfortunately, most places won't accept "I haven't left my house" in lieu of a negative COVID test.

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  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    We get tested weekly at my job, thankfully it's just the spit test. Haven't actually had the brain poke yet.

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  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    Sounds like someone in the office next to me tested positive. We have had cleaners washing the doors and other surfaces a few times an hour. We're all due to be vaccinated over the next week or two no less.

  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    It will be forever lost in the preshow, but Jeff sampled the mic noise problem that Vinny was having a little while ago and put it onto his soundboard.

    E: The art journal article about him that Alex referenced is an interesting and kinda weird read.

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  • GoodKingJayIIIGoodKingJayIII They wanna get my gold on the ceilingRegistered User regular
    Vinny laughing is the absolute best.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    Just so long as that never happens to Aggro Crag.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    What monster demanded this

    edit: Just saw the earlier video where Jeff suggests throwing out the Hulk Hands because they no longer work. That makes me less mad.

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  • BRIAN BLESSEDBRIAN BLESSED Maybe you aren't SPEAKING LOUDLY ENOUGHHH Registered User regular
    Even if they don't come with the Smashing Action(tm) they're still giant green rubber fists. Geez

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank What the what? Portland, OregonRegistered User regular
    Finally getting around to watching Unprofessional Fridays from last week. There is just something wholesome and awesome about Vinny losing himself laughing. His laugh alone makes whatever is happening more funny.

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