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Posted by mrfluke

sincerely, thank you dave for being one of the key minds on giantbomb and best of luck on future adventures,

do hope you at least go into the office for random pc game when needed as im glad as the next guy to have Rorie finally join the team, that feature just wont be the same without you as you concepted that thing with vinny.

Also im just gonna leave this here

Posted by RetroVirus

Holy crap. Wow. Thanks for all the years of fun, Dave. I still remember playing Killing Floor while listening to the radio show when the Amazon breakage happened. I wish you good luck going forward with whatever you're doing next!

Edited by PirateTravis

Best of luck Dave. I loved all the content you produced and everything you did to entertain us and keep the site running over the years.

Edited by Chango

Thanks for everything, Dave. We'll miss you, but it's great to hear that you'll be making visits to the office. Just make sure to make them very, very fucking regularly! You guys need to beat Blade Runner!

Also, I want a video of Rorie entering the GB office while being followed by a gang of puppies.

Posted by Subjugation

I love you Dave, as much as a man can love another man and remain heterosexual. You have been one of my favorite personalities at Giant Bomb so you had better still show up as often as possible (I mean it). Enjoy being a father, I know you'll be great at it.

I feel like this goes without saying, but just in case here it goes: You will always have a place at Giant Bomb.

Posted by Live2bRighteous

Dude.... live your life to the damn fullest.

Posted by Skodra

Gonna miss you. Announcing the return of Rorie might be the best possible balm though.

Hopefully we'll see you around on the internet duder.

Posted by Xeiphyer


Edited by TopSteer

I don't really have anything to say except good luck in your endeavors and thanks for being such an awesome duder.

Edit: Yeah so after the initial shock I am really excited for Rorie to finally be here but I can't help but feel incredibly sad about Dave leaving. This has got to be the exact definition of bittersweet.

Posted by mrfluke

@marino Technically dave is not staff anymore so this can technically be featured on the community showcase huh?

Posted by Seedofpower

I don't know whether to cry or be excited. On one hand one of my favorite site members is returning and on the other one of my favorite site members is leaving.

Posted by moondogg

Best of luck Dave, our loss is that little tykes gain!

Posted by selfconfessedcynic

If I wasn't already sitting down, I'd need to sit down.

<3 Dave

<3 Rorie

I... Holy cow.

Posted by DutchMeat

Good luck Dave. It will be weird without you, but I guess we can look forward to more puppies on the site.

See ya duder, and don't be a stranger.

Edited by TheStimpinator

You will be missed, duder.

Edited by Dalai

On a more serious note, we're gonna miss you, Dave. Please don't be a stranger.

Posted by EquitasInvictus

Dave! You're definitely my hero, I'm gonna miss seeing you on board with Giant Bomb shenanigans, but it won't be too bad since I still got yo Twitter!

Really happy Rorie found his way back here, though, too! But man, so many conflicting feelings of joy and sadness, this is like the definition of bittersweet!

Posted by Lydian_Sel

Congratulations to both Rorie & Dave!!

This is a new era for Giant Bomb!

Dave, please don't be a stranger!

Posted by Eviternal

Thanks Dave.

Edited by On1inepersona

I am emotionally confused on how to feel right now. Excited and sad all at the same time. Best of Luck Dave, I hope this somehow means we'll see more of you! We need more Snide in the podcast

Posted by WiqidBritt


Posted by I_Stay_Puft

So sad to see you leave Dave, know only greater things await dude.

Posted by SatelliteOfLove


Don't be a stranger. Your dulcet tone, erudite gaming tastes, and perfectly chosen non-sequitors were a huge boon to the site, month in, month out.

Posted by kalibr

Thank you for all the great work you did Dave! Best of luck and you will be missed. I hope you can find time to stop by for random shenanigans.

Edited by flasaltine

Goodnight sweet prince...


Posted by mlarrabee

This is the most bittersweet news I've heard in a few years.

You had best be back for Random PC Game soon and often.

P.S. Enjoy that kid.

Posted by Jinto

So is Matt Rorie going to be moving into the offices or is he going to be a satellite man like Alex Navarro?

Posted by PresidentOfJellybeans

Will miss you much Dave! Grats on the growing family, and best wishes on your future endeavors! Really do hope you stop by from time to time.

And welcome back Rorie!

Posted by Demoskinos

Wow @snide. Totally understand but holy shit it just won't be the same without you here. I'm really glad we have Rorie as he is amazing duder but damn some of the best times on the site were Random Pc games and the flight sims with you Drew and Vinny. Much love dude. I hope you'll stop by now and again and appear on a live stream or a podcast. I really appreciated how every time I bugged you on twitter about a bug with the site or something with the site you really cared about it and actually gave me and others the time of day with our problems. Its stuff like that that makes this site worth the money I pay.

I really hope you enjoy being a dad. And hell man after the blood, sweat and tears you put in building this new site you do really deserve some time off. Again, thanks for everything dave. Seriously much appreciated!

Posted by Brendan

Wait, so Rorie and Alex are back together again, but thousands of miles away?

There's a Rom Com in here, I just know it.

Posted by Chop

Is it sad that I'm this sad (super sad)?

Edited by Ruggles

I'm so fucking conflicted. I want BOTH!

Edited by Eirikr

Congrats Dave, good luck! You will be missed.

Edited by Brendan

Also Dave :'(

Posted by Strife777

Yo. Dave. For real. You're awesome and I hope you visit the guys often. It's only been a few weeks and we're already missing you. I must say I'm glad your replacement is none other than the great Matt Rorie.

You have my best wishes for the future, in both career and family.

Edited by Snail

After so many years it's really strange to think of a Giant Bomb without you as its design mastermind. I'm glad you'll still be around a-la Gary Whitta, that really makes this news a whole lot better. I hope to see you often on Bombcasts and Quick Looks and hopefully even on livestreams. An Unprofessional Fridays featuring D. Snider would be awesome!

Also, I'm super happy that Rorie is back with the duders. I'm not happy, however, that we will still not see Rorie/Navarro body contact, but one can hope that will eventually surface as Game Of The Year video content, or perhaps at a PAX East panel.

This is really weird Dave. Thank you so much for this website. Good luck to you and your future endeavors.

Posted by Nime

Dave no.

Rorie yes.

How am I supposed to feel?!?!?

Posted by Shaunage

Sorry to see you go, Dave. I've really enjoyed all of your stuff on the site and I'll miss it.

If you have to leave, though, there's no one else in the world I'd rather have gotten the job than Matt Rorie. Welome back.

Posted by MrViral

We eagerly await your next appearance at GB, Dave. Thanks for all the awesome memories. Stay hardcore.

Edited by Mercot

Best of luck Dave, and welcome back Rorie.

Edited by Blackmoore

Thank you Dave for your dedication and countless hours devoted to the site. Many of us can recall the Great Outage a few years ago where you held down the fort for hours upon hours. You are forever a Top Man.


Posted by Kingfalcon

Thank you for everything you've contributed to the site, @snide. You will be sorely, sorely missed! That said, I am very happy to welcome @rorie back into the fold. I have missed your musings ever since the WM buyout!

Edited by Roger_Klotz

Best wishes Dave! Even though I am going to miss the hell out of you on the site. :(

Edited by Stimpack

I honestly don't know what to say. This is both wonderful and horrible all at the same time. Good bye, Dave, and good luck.

Posted by hangedtoaster

@snide DUDE, so many feels right now, It's been awesome seeing you around the site the past few years, Good luck to wherever life takes you next.

Posted by Animasta

@jinto said:

So is Matt Rorie going to be moving into the offices or is he going to be a satellite man like Alex Navarro?

rorie still lives in SF so offices undoubtedly.

Edited by TournamentOfHate

One year you get your dream job back, the next year you leave it for something even better. You are very fortunate Mr. Dave Snider. Thank you for everything that you've done for this site and for all of us, I hope you realize how many lives that you've made WAY better over the years, we love you man.

Also VERY happy for Rorie to finally be back.

I'm not sure I'll ever forget the day where the creator of Giant Bomb left but in his place we got the Golden Duder back.

Posted by Aegon

Seriously, this is bittersweet.

Dave, you did indeed inspire me to pursue a path in web programming, so it's difficult to see you go, but Rorie joining the team is a moment that a lot of duders have been anticipating.

Posted by mrfluke

I don't know why

but that last shout out to Jeff of all things actually has me a bit choked up.

Posted by dOm_CaTz

i never knew what being sad and happy at the same time felt like until this moment.