del129:

Fresh out of the digital locker

A message from Anonymous
patrick I loved your panel about Internet harassment but I can't help but feel there was a bit of tone deafness on your part due to holding it at PAX East given Penny Arcade's association with harassing people, especially those belonging to marginalized groups. I don't want to make this seem like a personal attack it just seemed a bit strange.

patrickklepek:

PAX is a strange one for me. It’s entirely true that I have deep problems with it, but I also recognize what PAX means to a great many people who a) don’t realize the problematic issues surrounding PAX or b) don’t have anything else like it and deeply love PAX for how it enriches their lives.

Everything in life is a cost-benefit analysis. It’s impossible to live everything by your values, but we use them to guide us. PAX is one where I take the hit on my values and make up for it with what I have a chance to do while there. Giant Bomb is a community-driven website with limited resources (we seem mightier than we are) and would not survive without the support of the people who visit (and pay) for the site. It’s what makes PAX so important: it’s the only place we have to interact with those people face-to-face. It’s the only place where I can thank them for what they do.

So I end up doing the panel with Zoe Quinn, figuring if I’m going to be at a place like this, if there are other people going to be at a place like this, I should try and do some real good. And by real good, I don’t mean interviewing a developer and publishing a podcast. I mean trying to make a difference in someone’s life. I feel like we took step towards that at our panel. It’s possible that I could be doing more, but that’s always the case.

It is not a perfect solution, but it is the one that I’ve made my peace with.

I just really needed to post this photo of Ian, Dave, and Mike Horn from Dave’s Kickstarter page. Look at those Top Men.

I just really needed to post this photo of Ian, Dave, and Mike Horn from Dave’s Kickstarter page. Look at those Top Men.

A message from confirm4crit
Who was that dude at the end of the Giant Bomb panel in the golden mask? Couldn't recognize him and I feel silly.

That was Jeff Green, one of my favorite friends of the site.

lcomart:

That Royal Rumble at PAX East was hype as hell. And it really does setup a lot of storyline stuff for if they want to do more like this in the future. So here’s what I made because I enjoyed watching so much.

Featuring Alex Navarro, Dr. Tracksuit, Dave Lang, and John T. Drake.

It is poster sized, in case anyone out there would be interested in that…

lcomart:

That Royal Rumble at PAX East was hype as hell. And it really does setup a lot of storyline stuff for if they want to do more like this in the future. So here’s what I made because I enjoyed watching so much.

Featuring Alex Navarro, Dr. Tracksuit, Dave Lang, and John T. Drake.

It is poster sized, in case anyone out there would be interested in that…

stevekrasinski:

Hey, everyone! Do you love video games and hate Sleep Apnea?
Starting this Friday(4/18) at 4:30pm PST the Giant Bomb community will be hosting an endurance run for charity. Over two events last year, we raised nearly $2000 for Child’s Play. This time around we’ve decided to donate to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and their CPAP Assistance Program. We hope to outdo our previous outing by setting the goal at $2500!

Between Friday and Sunday there will be at least one person streaming video games live at all times. I personally will be streaming on Friday from 5:30pm to 2am, and on Saturday from 6pm-2am. I may also pop on randomly from time to time on Saturday afternoon. I’ll be streaming XCOM: Enemy Within and The Banner Saga.

The streams will be happening over at http://www.explosiveruns.com/ and we’re taking donations at https://fundly.com/community-endurance-run-the-third

For anyone interested in the actual Pax East Royal Rumble event that was being, uh, teased at the GB panel, some kind soul uploaded the hour-long video of the N64-based wrestling tournament to YouTube.

nltm:

That’s unfortunate.

patrickklepek:

  • Why Internet Jerks Aren’t Going to Win, And You Can Help

Depression Quest designer Zoe Quinn joined me on stage at PAX East 2014 to talk about the Internet, and how we can make things just a tiny bit better. Here’s the full video from that panel, and if you want to listen to an audio version, that’s available here. As someone that struggles with attending PAX, given its history, I try my damndest to do good while I’m there. This panel is part of that.

nyugamecenter:

Last week Jeff Gerstmann stopped by for a great conversation about his career as a games journalist. Topics included Jeff’s career path, the Giant Bomb community, diversity in games, the future of VR, and much more.

Moderated by Game Center MFA James Marion.

mrdappersden:

The End of Giant Bomb’s 2014 PAX East panel.