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#1 Posted by SharkEthic (1090 posts) -

In the last edition of Jar Time, stated that he would like Giantbomb - in time - to expand its staff. Not just anyone will do of course, and Jeff mentions a set of criteria that a new member of the Giantbomb family would have to live up to.

Matt Rorie - Giantbombs Golden Duder and currently free agent - checks all the boxes. Is it just me, or does hiring Matt asap seem like a no brainer?

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#2 Posted by jakob187 (22799 posts) -

@SharkEthic said:

In the last edition of Jar Time, stated that he would like Giantbomb - in time - to expand its staff. Not just anyone will do of course, and Jeff mentions a set of criteria that a new member of the Giantbomb family would have to live up to.

Matt Rorie - Giantbombs Golden Duder and currently free agent - checks all the boxes. Is it just me, or does hiring Matt asap seem like a no brainer?

It's a damn shame that he isn't already on the staff.

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#3 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

Without knowing what Matt wants, sure. No brainer

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#4 Posted by weeber (40 posts) -

I agree. They should hire Matt right away. We already know he's a great fit and the fans love him - but I'm sure Jeff is aware of all of that, there has to be other factors, maybe Matt does not want the job, who knows. I think he would have been hired already if it was this simple.

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#5 Edited by Dagbiker (7025 posts) -

It sounds like he was there for a job interview a couple weeks ago, during the TrackMania TNT.

I infer this by him being in the building, and him saying something about not wanting to announce what he was up to "before his eggs had hatched"

EDIT: I am not saying he was interviewing for GiantBomb.

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#6 Posted by Vinny_Says (5912 posts) -

Maybe Matt doesn't want to cover video games....just sayin

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#7 Posted by Animasta (14848 posts) -

matt rorie is just so fun you can't help but love him, and if you don't you are terrible D:

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#8 Posted by SharkEthic (1090 posts) -

Sure, there's a lot of unknowns. I'm aware. But holy shit it'd be awesome to have that dude on staff.

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#9 Posted by Jimbo7676 (807 posts) -

@SharkEthic: Kickstarter to hire Matt Rorie, lets do it.

@Vinny_Says: That is what he did at Gamespot forever until he went to work at Obsidian.

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#10 Posted by DeF (5319 posts) -

@Vinny_Says said:

Maybe Matt doesn't want to cover video games....just sayin

*wedoncarewhathewantsweonlycarewhatWEwant* :D

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#11 Posted by andriv (274 posts) -

That would almost be as good as a jar full of moonshine

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#12 Posted by Master_Funk (759 posts) -

I hope so, though I think his heart is still with movies. I think hiring Matt Kessler full time is a no brainer if they want some young blood there.

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#13 Posted by Irvandus (3170 posts) -

I would love it. I miss Rorie since the breaking of Whiskey Media. He was the sole reason I went to Screened.

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#14 Edited by Video_Game_King (36565 posts) -

Hopefully, uses this as an excuse to whip up some Rorie cartoon portraits. Hopefully, the puppies scale, too (1 star=1 puppy, 2 stars=2 puppies, etc.).

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#15 Edited by Dagbiker (7025 posts) -

You know who else would be awesome to have on staff.

BATMAN.

Ryan: Sitting next to me is the lovely Vinny Carivela. And to the left of me is...

Batman: IM BATMAN.

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#16 Posted by FinalDasa (2904 posts) -

I think if Rorie wanted to be on board with GB he probably would be by now.

Only time will tell.

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#17 Posted by warxsnake (2720 posts) -

Why wasnt he part of the move in the first place, oh well

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#18 Edited by Pr1mus (4158 posts) -

Giant Bomb is definitely hurting for a movie tie-in video game expert. Though that would be mean to a duder as awesome as Rorie.

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#19 Posted by bwheeeler (878 posts) -

i would LITERALLY CRY if this happened

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#20 Posted by rjayb89 (7810 posts) -

They need to clone Ryan and Vinny, so Ryan can make some TANG videos and Vinny can double the amount of Vinny.

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#21 Edited by Animasta (14848 posts) -

@FinalDasa said:

I think if Rorie wanted to be on board with GB he probably would be by now.

Only time will tell.

not necessarily; Alex was half GB and half screened, where as Rorie was maybe 5-10% GB

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#22 Posted by The_Patriarch (297 posts) -

I believe he has said before that he would prefer being able to keep working with movies, and not go back to writing about video games. That being said, I love Rorie to death and would love to see more of him anywhere really, and it's totally possible he has changed his view on this.

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#23 Posted by FinalDasa (2904 posts) -

@Animasta: I meant that since he's such good friends with everybody at GB, has worked with them before, and generally is a fit. I'm sure if he wanted to be a new staff member there they would find a space for him.

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#24 Posted by pyromagnestir (4416 posts) -

I think the new corporate overlords would frown upon the rampant sexual harassment that happens when Ryan Davis gets near Matt Rorie.

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#25 Posted by ajamafalous (13077 posts) -

God I hope so.

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#26 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1256 posts) -

He's the bestest fit there ever was. He could be a specialist in video games for dogs.

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#27 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

I'd love to see him at Giant Bomb but if he finally found a job elsewhere then that's great too.

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#28 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -
@Vinny_Says: Nah, he has a couple of posts about video games over on his blog, which he hasn't updated in like a month.
 
I would definitely love to see Rorie over here at GB. If they let him keep doing what he's doing and just put it up on the site, that'd more than warrant a position on the staff.
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#29 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

It's kind of presumptuous to assume either way what he wants.

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#30 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

I believe Matt will return. Why?

CAUSE I'VE GOT FAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITH

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#31 Posted by Marz (5916 posts) -

they should hire him to walk the dogs.

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#32 Posted by ThePickle (4317 posts) -

Yes to this idea.

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#34 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@UKSamwise said:

@Tylea002 said:

I believe Matt will return. Why?

CAUSE I'VE GOT FAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITH

Always.

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#35 Posted by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

@Tylea002 said:

I believe Matt will return. Why?

CAUSE I'VE GOT FAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITH

Uh huh!! SAY IT AGAIN, SAY IT AGAIN!!!!! MATT WILL LEAD US TO THE PROMISE LAND!!!

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#36 Posted by emergency (1206 posts) -

This would make me more than happy... I can only hope. I feel like Matt is the kid who ran away from home, and GB should open their arms with a warm embrace. He is great on camera and offers a different insight.

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#37 Posted by Pazy (2729 posts) -

@RIDEBIRD said:

He's the bestest fit there ever was. He could be a specialist in video games for dogs.

Tokyo Jungle Endurance Run.....confirmed?

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#38 Posted by WMWA (1223 posts) -

I think it may have been that they had to see where there assets were going to be appropriated with CBSi. Now that they're settled, CBSi may have given them the go ahead now to hire on new people. Maybe Rorie was always on standby. Just my two cents

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#39 Posted by WMWA (1223 posts) -

*their. Stupid iPhone

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#40 Edited by SmilingPig (1370 posts) -

I like Matt Rorie in really small doses.

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#41 Posted by Stonyman65 (3482 posts) -

I asked Rorie this question after he left Screened. His response was something like "I wouldn't mind that, we'll see what happens"

And when we showed up on the TrackMania TNT a month or 2 ago, someone mentioned he was there at the GameSpot offices for an interview or something..

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#42 Posted by alternate (2809 posts) -

I think they need a new video editor / camera guy more than another "personality" and I am sure Rorie would agree his writing is not his strongest attribute - but sure - give him a job. If nothing else GB should have a budget for freelancers to beef up the written feature content a little and no reason some of that can't go to Rorie.

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#43 Posted by Toxin066 (3452 posts) -

@Tylea002 said:

I believe Matt will return. Why?

CAUSE I'VE GOT FAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITH

YES!

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#44 Edited by alternate (2809 posts) -

It is also worth noting that huge corps like CBS have a procedure for hiring. If GB does get the money for a new staffer I doubt Jeff will be allowed to just employ his friend because he feels sorry that Screened didn't work out. Not that a pro like Jeff would pity hire anyway. Nothing to stop Rorie for applying and interviewing for any job that does become available though. He is clearly a fan favourite.

@SmilingPig said:

I like Matt Rorie in really small doses.

I kind know what you mean but I think his problem at Screened - rambling on podcasts, singing, etc - was more that he was forced in to the role or host and so he tried too hard. Same could be said of Alex. When it was just one or the two of them they can be a bit much but as part of a bigger team they can be more natural.

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#45 Posted by Irvandus (3170 posts) -

@Toxin066 said:

@Tylea002 said:

I believe Matt will return. Why?

CAUSE I'VE GOT FAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITH

YES!

Is his time finally here though?

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#46 Posted by glyn (390 posts) -

@rjayb89 said:

They need to clone Ryan and Vinny, so Ryan can make some TANG videos and Vinny can double the amount of Vinny.

Always be Vinny

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#47 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

I do hope so ... I miss Alex-Rorie podcasts

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#48 Edited by Animasta (14848 posts) -

@alternate said:

I think they need a new video editor / camera guy more than another "personality" and I am sure Rorie would agree his writing is not his strongest attribute - but sure - give him a job. If nothing else GB should have a budget for freelancers to beef up the written feature content a little and no reason some of that can't go to Rorie.

his writing is better than most of the GB crew actually, so I don't think so.

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#49 Posted by rawrsair (836 posts) -

I would love to see Rorie on GB. And he should bring many puppies with him.

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#50 Posted by Milkman (18779 posts) -

I love Matt Rorie as much as anyone but none of us know what he wants to do. Maybe they offered him a job and he turned it down. Maybe he wants to do something different. I would be overjoyed if Rorie joined the staff but it's not as simple as just "HIRE HIM NOW."