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[Giant Bomb] was a website about video games

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Bucketman wrote: »
    I use to listen to both podcasts every week. I haven't in awhile. Since around when Dan left. But uh...why is everyone leaving? Are they just done with the format, or did something happen?

    we don't really know for sure, but it's very likely it's got something to do with their recent purchase by Red Venture

    Damn that Mr. Plinkett

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    eh still needs a bit of time in the oven

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    last year when they were discussing the max temkin stuff, vinny and alex both seemed real stressed out and down about kind of, the whole thing

    alex at the time was talking about how he wasn't really sure anymore if he was really contributing much in his position or if he was just taking up space for somebody who could be doing a lot more with it

    vinny's been talking for years about how he really doesn't wanna do this his whole life and he kinda can't wait to retire

    the only one that really feels like much of a surprise to me is brad

    SimBenMaddoc
  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    well, that stream ending with Vinny making sure to pay homage to Ryan Davis while his voice was audibly breaking made it very hard

    Is this stream available anywhere?

    GiantBomb use to mean a lot to me. Like When Ryan passed away it was my wakeup call to start getting my shit together because, and I know how this is going to sound, it was like a close friend had died. I never met the man, and only spoke to him through email once for a technical issue on their website, but damn just listening to them riff every week got me through a ton of shit.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Well all expected good things following the aquisition by the Bloody Handed Venture Expeditionary Group

    Broke as fuck in the style of the times. Gratitude is all that can return on your generosity.

    https://www.paypal.me/hobnailtaylor
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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    The main thing with Brad is he's by far the one who feels like he brings the least amount of his actual personality to the site. His opinions and his thoughts yes sure absolutely but like, we don't get a lot of the Inner Brad Shoemaker, so he really just feels like Jeff's sidekick a lot of the time.

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Mr. G wrote: »
    well, that stream ending with Vinny making sure to pay homage to Ryan Davis while his voice was audibly breaking made it very hard

    Is this stream available anywhere?

    GiantBomb use to mean a lot to me. Like When Ryan passed away it was my wakeup call to start getting my shit together because, and I know how this is going to sound, it was like a close friend had died. I never met the man, and only spoke to him through email once for a technical issue on their website, but damn just listening to them riff every week got me through a ton of shit.

    It will be posted in audio form on the Bombcast feed in a couple hours and should be on the site as video (behind premium) at the same time.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    now both major sources of game news I go to every week, Giant Bomb and Waypoint, exist in this weird limbo where both of them are technically still around but not *really*

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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
    Oh, did a bunch of people leave Waypoint?

  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    I tried to give Waypoint another shot but I forgot about Klepek

    Broke as fuck in the style of the times. Gratitude is all that can return on your generosity.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Waypoint is only Patrick Klepek, Rob Zacny, and Cado now

    Austin left a year or so ago and is a paid contractor to host the show, and Gita Jackson appears as a guest from Motherboard but is not on staff

    also Waypoint as a website doesn't exist anymore but also it does but they don't call it that but you can call it that

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Hobnail wrote: »
    I tried to give Waypoint another shot but I forgot about Klepek

    Fwiw he's not on every episode

    Midnite
  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    The Persona 4 Endurance Run is one of the best things on the internet.

    I think it might be time to revisit it.

    https://youtu.be/Y2_Y7CxaZkI

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  • el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    Hobnail wrote: »
    I tried to give Waypoint another shot but I forgot about Klepek

    I thought I was in the tiniest minority for not being able to enjoy Waypoint because of Klepek

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    I haven't kept up with GB. I wasn't playing video games that much for awhile due to not having a system that could run many upcoming titles. After we lost Ryan Davis I felt his absence a lot and I was never a fan of Dan. Jeff and Vinny were always the core after that and I am so grateful they introduced me to Austin Walker who is one of my favorite games media people of all time. I sill keep up with his endeavors.

    I'm not crushed by this change, it kind of feels like it needed to end sometime and at least it still has an impact. I wish them all great success in the future. More that this really marks another passage of time. Truly the end of an era.

    Fencingsax
  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Waypoint is only Patrick Klepek, Rob Zacny, and Cado now

    Austin left a year or so ago and is a paid contractor to host the show, and Gita Jackson appears as a guest from Motherboard but is not on staff

    also Waypoint as a website doesn't exist anymore but also it does but they don't call it that but you can call it that

    they officially renamed it back to waypoint recently, didn't they?

  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Downloading what I can while I can

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    I was dreading this after the Red Venture buyout but I'm still devastated, this was not the first thing I wanted to wake up to.

    el_vicio
  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Waypoint is only Patrick Klepek, Rob Zacny, and Cado now

    Austin left a year or so ago and is a paid contractor to host the show, and Gita Jackson appears as a guest from Motherboard but is not on staff

    also Waypoint as a website doesn't exist anymore but also it does but they don't call it that but you can call it that

    they officially renamed it back to waypoint recently, didn't they?

    there's no way to know

    it could be anything

    Giant Bomb might be in a really weird spot now but at least it's not Schrodinger's Website like Waypoint is

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  • rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Waypoint is only Patrick Klepek, Rob Zacny, and Cado now

    Austin left a year or so ago and is a paid contractor to host the show, and Gita Jackson appears as a guest from Motherboard but is not on staff

    also Waypoint as a website doesn't exist anymore but also it does but they don't call it that but you can call it that

    they officially renamed it back to waypoint recently, didn't they?

    Huh, they did.

  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    Still love these animateds.

    https://youtu.be/uvjTX1MB2yA

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  • el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    I was dreading this after the Red Venture buyout but I'm still devastated, this was not the first thing I wanted to wake up to.

    Just like when Ryan passed, I thought the thread titles were a joke, and in no way real

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    I feel like I need to specify that Giant Bomb isn't dead dead, but Vinny, Alex and Brad are leaving at the end of the week

    which leaves the fate of the site very uncertain though Jeff seems to be signaling that he's gonna hunker down and make something out of it

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    They literally mentioned it's Waypoint again on Friday's podcast.

  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    I tried to give Waypoint another shot but I forgot about Klepek

    I thought I was in the tiniest minority for not being able to enjoy Waypoint because of Klepek

    Patrick Klepek is like if you wanted the most stultifying accursed vapid overheard public transit conversation on demand whenever you need a hit of agony

    Broke as fuck in the style of the times. Gratitude is all that can return on your generosity.

    https://www.paypal.me/hobnailtaylor
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  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    TankHammer wrote: »
    I haven't kept up with GB. I wasn't playing video games that much for awhile due to not having a system that could run many upcoming titles. After we lost Ryan Davis I felt his absence a lot and I was never a fan of Dan. Jeff and Vinny were always the core after that and I am so grateful they introduced me to Austin Walker who is one of my favorite games media people of all time. I sill keep up with his endeavors.

    I'm not crushed by this change, it kind of feels like it needed to end sometime and at least it still has an impact. I wish them all great success in the future. More that this really marks another passage of time. Truly the end of an era.

    We are in the same boat, you and I

    Jragghen
  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Downloading what I can while I can

    Off the top of my head...

    Endurance Runs, Beast in the East, all of This Is the Run, 13 Deadly Sims, Project BEAST.
    There's definitely other stuff I'm not thinking of right now.

    Diarmuid on
  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo Flighty Dame Registered User regular
    Is Austin or Gita on any other gaming podcasts right now? They were my main draws for Waypoint in the first place.

    And yeah, my tolerance for Patrick Klepek is at an all-time low these days. Most of the time he doesn't even know what he's even trying to say, but by god he's going to interrupt everyone else to say it. Then there's the song and dance of the interrupted person trying to break back in, while Patrick continues to talk more and more loudly until the original speaker gives up.

  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    I feel like I need to specify that Giant Bomb isn't dead dead, but Vinny, Alex and Brad are leaving at the end of the week

    which leaves the fate of the site very uncertain though Jeff seems to be signaling that he's gonna hunker down and make something out of it

    We're two positions way from GB just being Jeff's twitch portal.

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    no, rorie and jason are not actually leaving. rumormill etc

  • el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Hobnail wrote: »
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    I tried to give Waypoint another shot but I forgot about Klepek

    I thought I was in the tiniest minority for not being able to enjoy Waypoint because of Klepek

    Patrick Klepek is like if you wanted the most stultifying accursed vapid overheard public transit conversation on demand whenever you need a hit of agony

    100%. I was keeping that to myself during his GB days, because he got so much fucking hate from Gamergate assholes (and people adjacent to it), but *man*.

    e: and he wasn't as full of himself and his phony persona back then, either.

    el_vicio on
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  • agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    Did that say cyber-raptor?

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Waypoint is only Patrick Klepek, Rob Zacny, and Cado now

    Austin left a year or so ago and is a paid contractor to host the show, and Gita Jackson appears as a guest from Motherboard but is not on staff

    also Waypoint as a website doesn't exist anymore but also it does but they don't call it that but you can call it that

    they officially renamed it back to waypoint recently, didn't they?

    Huh, they did.

    they haven't gone SUPER deep into it but basically it sounds like the whole thing was a big weird pissing match between the folks up at the top of Vice, and now the people that made all the Vice verticals remove their unique branding aren't the ones calling the shots anymore

    Cellorhylith
  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    I tried to give Waypoint another shot but I forgot about Klepek

    I thought I was in the tiniest minority for not being able to enjoy Waypoint because of Klepek

    Patrick Klepek is like if you wanted the most stultifying accursed vapid overheard public transit conversation on demand whenever you need a hit of agony

    100%. I was keeping that to myself during his GB days, because he got so much fucking hate from Gamergate assholes (and people adjacent to it), but *man*.

    e: and he wasn't as full of himself and his phony persona back then, either.

    ?

  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    Controversial (?) opinion I like Patrick Klepek

    Sorry everyone

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
  • KetBraKetBra Dressed Ridiculously Registered User regular
    I generally feel that Patrick Klepek doesn't usually bring much to a conversation but I don't dislike him

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  • el_vicioel_vicio Registered User regular
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    I tried to give Waypoint another shot but I forgot about Klepek

    I thought I was in the tiniest minority for not being able to enjoy Waypoint because of Klepek

    Patrick Klepek is like if you wanted the most stultifying accursed vapid overheard public transit conversation on demand whenever you need a hit of agony

    100%. I was keeping that to myself during his GB days, because he got so much fucking hate from Gamergate assholes (and people adjacent to it), but *man*.

    e: and he wasn't as full of himself and his phony persona back then, either.

    ?

    I don't want to turn this thread into that discussion tbh, but he was always so desperate to sound smart and eloquent without reallly saying much, and that shit grinds my gears
    Cello wrote: »
    Controversial (?) opinion I like Patrick Klepek

    Sorry everyone

    That's fine! This isn't about some objective truth, some people you like, some you don't

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