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#1 Edited by Winternet (8060 posts) -

And so it ends

The people have spoken. Matthew is the Giant Bomb Golden Duder! After a full month of polls, votes, confusion, drama, tweets and retweets, Rorie was the duder left standing after beating Rocco Botte, Adam Sessler, Paul Barnett, Brad Muir and Will Smith. Such a glorious campaign will be remembered for years to come.

All the tournament info is right here.

Special mention

To Will Smith, Brad Muir and Greg Kasavin. These duders fought hard throughout the tournament and were awarded for their effort with a place on the Final Four.


  • To all the 32 duders that took part on the tournament. Their response to the idea was great and it felt like they had fun with the tournament. which is awesome!
  • To all the members of this amazing community that took part on the voting and discussion. Special thanks to for the banners and VS graphics and for the Obama style posters.

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And yeah, I had fun with it, you guys seemed to have fun, the duders too, so maybe next year there will be something along these lines. No promises though.

Happy E3 everyone ;)

#2 Posted by Cyrisaurus (454 posts) -

Early vote for Brad Muir 2013 Golden Duder.

#3 Posted by Phatmac (5730 posts) -

'Till next year!

#4 Posted by Demoskinos (15184 posts) -


#5 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

Having Rorie in this competition made it futile because.. who else was gonna win? People think his puppy fetish is cute, him rubbing Ryan's hand is sweet, his drunk singing is awesome, and he's the martyr of the Whiskey Media family. 
Would've been much more interesting if he wasn't in it because it's already granted that he's the Giant Bomb community's number 1 sweetheart, we didn't NEED a series of polls to find out that he's loved like hell. 
Either way, kudos to you on this whole arrangement, must've taken some effort! Good job.  

Edit: Also I haven't seen you in the giant bomb chatroom in a couple of days Winternet, I have so many Hitman playthrough questions for you!

#6 Posted by MattyFTM (14434 posts) -

It is a travesty that Johnny V didn't win. Everyone knows Johnny V is THE golden duder!!!

#7 Posted by Coafi (1494 posts) -

I still can't believe Will Smith lost.

#8 Posted by evanomeara (82 posts) -

Matt Rories Alpha Protocol

#9 Posted by Demoskinos (15184 posts) -
@MattyFTM Amen brother. Finally someone who speaks some goddamn sense.
#10 Posted by Winternet (8060 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic: I think I can jump in there for a few minutes. I have stuff to do, not like you bums that sit all day playing videogames and whatnot

#11 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Congratulations Matthew

#12 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -


#13 Edited by Animasta (14730 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

e didn't NEED a series of polls to find out that he's loved like hell.

you could say that about anyone, really.

#14 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Winternet said:

@AhmadMetallic: I think I can jump in there for a few minutes. I have stuff to do

Nah it's nothing serious or urgent, no need to jump on if you're busy :) 

not like you bums that sit all day playing videogames and whatnot

The taste of your envy is delicious!
#15 Posted by FLStyle (4925 posts) -

Awesome event, enjoyed taking part.

Just make sure you randomise the bracket next time, no more Will vs Norm or woman vs. woman (which conveniently lead to BioWare vs. BioWare) in the 2nd round.

#16 Posted by FinalDasa (2074 posts) -


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#17 Posted by Arker101 (1472 posts) -

That was pretty fun. Can't wait to do it next year.

#18 Posted by Clonedzero (4196 posts) -

puppies for all!

#19 Posted by Chicken_Pants (19 posts) -

Johnny V was robbed.

#20 Posted by RVonE (4703 posts) -

Now someone give Matt a job!

#21 Posted by Brackynews (4094 posts) -
I voted for the bald guy with the beard!
#22 Posted by Toxin066 (3330 posts) -

Re-elect Rorie. Starting the Rorie 2013 campaign.

#23 Posted by Hero_Swe (1206 posts) -

Wooo! Rorie forever! Puppies for everyone! 2013!

#24 Posted by Turambar (6898 posts) -

I propose we got the Saimecha route for Golden Duder 2013:
Rorie, Smith, Kasavin, and Muir automatically make it to the top 8 and await the new challengers.  If someone wins it twice in a row (Rorie in this case), he or she is promoted to the halls of Bombhalla to be forever worshiped, but also prevented from taking part in future years.

#25 Posted by Robot_Moses (110 posts) -


#26 Posted by myketuna (1761 posts) -

I posted this in the Vs. thread. I'll just repost here since it kind of makes more sense...

Motherfucking Matthew "Boss of Bosses" Rorie, son!

A gift for our champion!
#27 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -
#28 Posted by BlastProcessing (923 posts) -

Rorie may be the winner, but he will never have the Mr. Hands video on his PSP!

#29 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -

Look, we all know Johnny V was robbed, but we need to focus on the positive here: that son of a bitch Will Smith lost.

And that's worth celebrating.

#30 Edited by NegativeCero (3041 posts) -

Now make a poll forcing people to choose between the most loved of the staff according to his wiki page, Vinny, and Rorie.

#31 Posted by eroticfishcake (7792 posts) -

I didn't vote at all 'cause I knew Rorie would win. Because any man that loves animals is a winner in my eyes already.

Also he used to work at Obsidian in some form or another.

#32 Posted by SmasheControllers (2553 posts) -

Muir for 2013!

#33 Posted by Olqavtoras (233 posts) -

@SmasheControllers said:

Muir for 2013!

Muir for every year!

#34 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

Where the hell is the acceptance speech, Rorie? Seriously.

#35 Posted by Stonyman65 (2874 posts) -


#36 Posted by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

Rorie won. I am pleased.

#37 Posted by Vitor (2832 posts) -

@Brackynews said:

I voted for the bald guy with the beard!

You voted for Max Payne?

Also, this is all wrong.

Will Smith was robbed. ROBBED.

#38 Posted by JoeyRavn (4985 posts) -

@RVonE said:

Now someone give Matt a job!

Uh... I like him but, you know, not that much...

#39 Posted by AlisterCat (5736 posts) -

Next year, no Whiskey Staff. Still, well earned for Matt Rorie.

Brad Muir 2013!

#40 Posted by Bocam (3833 posts) -

Does Rorie even care/know that he won?

#41 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Bocam: "Thanks, guys! I appreciate that people still remember me! Have a summer pup!"

Totally deserved. Rorie is an amazing duder.

#42 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -

@JohnDudebro said:

How this is not part of the OP is beyond me

#43 Posted by Patman99 (1620 posts) -

Top 4 guys are amazing. Sad that Gallup got knocked out so quickly.

#44 Posted by unordinarily (101 posts) -

Maybe Rorie can put this on his resume or something. Dude needs work.

#45 Posted by JauntyHat (326 posts) -


#46 Posted by laserbolts (5371 posts) -

I have no idea what this golden duder stuff is but I like Matt Rorie so congrats to him. Also Gary Whitta is pretty awesome.

#47 Posted by crazyleaves (648 posts) -
@Winternet Thanks for this, they are all golden duders in my heart though.
#48 Posted by Kierkegaard (605 posts) -

@Winternet: Congrats to Rorie. And this is a totally cool stupid thing. Still, for next year, whiskey media employees have gotta get the boot. Stacks the odds too much.

#49 Posted by Milkman (17345 posts) -

We really did Rorie a great service. It's something to add to his resume. Who wouldn't want to hire the Golden Duder?

#50 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -