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#1 Edited by SlantedRoom (265 posts) -

So GB is my go to website for all things gaming and sometimes just for general entertainment, but I haven't been able to follow it as closely as I'd like in recent months due to the fact that I've been working a shitload more then I use too and I just don't have as much free time as I use too. Anyways, I was listening to the podcast recently and heard some Brit on there that I didn't recognize. (Excuse my ignorance if dude happens to be from some other obscure European country. I can't tell a Brit from a Irishman from a Polack). They didn't introduce him as "the new guy" or anything so I figured maybe he's just a guest. But then I noticed he also (at least I think it's the same dude) showed up on the Sunset Overdrive video! So what gives, who is this cat? I saw that they were looking to hire, is this a new hire? Was there some sort of formal introduction that I missed?

#2 Edited by BigJeffrey (5147 posts) -

He works at Gamespot, danny o dwyer

#3 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3707 posts) -

Danny O'Dwyer the Irish gentlemen from Gamespot. He's appeared on a few premium stream stuff before with Giant Bomb.

#4 Posted by Kaiserreich (732 posts) -

That would be Irishman Danny O'Dwyer from Gamespot. He was just guesting because Jeff was out of town.

#5 Posted by believer258 (12103 posts) -

He's not a member of GB, he works at Gamespot and visits GB often, he's Irish, and he's Danny O'Dwyer.

#6 Posted by ichthy (577 posts) -

I still remember him from way back when he would write in to the Hot Spot. Crazy.

#7 Posted by CaLe (4040 posts) -

He's Mel Gibson from Braveheart and I hope you get over your accent disability at some point I send my regards to you and your family.

#8 Posted by Dixavd (1367 posts) -

I wonder if the same things happens in the comments on Gamespot when one of the Giantbomb guys turns up there?

#9 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

I like the idea of Ireland being an obscure European country.

#10 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

@dixavd: They're all like "Didn't this guy get fired years ago for his Twilight Princess review?"

#11 Posted by Darson (451 posts) -

That's Danny O'Fuckin'Dwyer

#12 Edited by Sterling (2615 posts) -

@darson said:

That's Danny O'Fuckin'Dwyer

This brought a smile to my face.

Also for some reason the title made the George Washington song start playing in my head. "He'll save children, but not the British children. He'll save children, but not the British children."

#13 Posted by ShaggE (6636 posts) -

That would be Gavin McLeod of Rival Video Game Website, who sometimes appears on GameBomb.ru's Highly Professional Mondays to tell us of the Scottish games of his boyhood, like Sensible World of Caber Tossing.

#14 Posted by CornBREDX (5839 posts) -

He's from the obscure- almost never ever mentioned by anyone in America at least- island of Ireland. Frankly, I'm not sure how Denis Leary has never mentioned it before. It seems like something he'd be into. =P

Seriously, though, Danny does the F1 podcast with Drew but is mainly a producer of video content at Gamespot (sorry @dannyodwyer, I don't know if you do other editorial work, I've only ever seen you do videos- so correct me if I'm wrong).

He used to work at Gamespot UK, but fairly recently (6 months or a year or something), he relocated to the Gamespot US office (in San Francisco) so he's had more access to the Giantbomb guys when he isn't doing his own crazy shenanigans over at Gamespot.

That of course is my understanding just as a viewer of his work for a few years, but ya. Danny is a cool dude. He was also in the quicklook they made about that terrible Cricket game sometime back and a few Unprofessional Fridays and I think at least one Vinnyvania, and he probably wandered into other stuff too.

#15 Posted by Slaps2 (304 posts) -

Unless he's from Northern Ireland, he ain't British.

#16 Posted by cthomer5000 (850 posts) -

Don't call him British to his face.

Danny O'Dwyer from gamespot though. Awesome dude who completely fits with the GB crew. Also produces some great Gamespot content.

#17 Posted by conmulligan (702 posts) -

@slantedroom:

I can't tell a Brit from a Irishman from a Polack

What the fuck.

#18 Posted by selbie (1962 posts) -

Is it bad that I read your post in a New Yorker accent?

#19 Posted by Paulus (177 posts) -

@selbie said:

Is it bad that I read your post in a New Yorker accent?

Could've sworn it was a french accent.

#20 Edited by Brendan (8026 posts) -

Err... the derogatory slang towards Polish people was a little weird in that OP.

#21 Posted by Danteveli (1210 posts) -

(Excuse my ignorance if dude happens to be from some other obscure European country. I can't tell a Brit from a Irishman from a Polack).

No excuse for stuff like that since its beyond ignorance.

#22 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@sterling said:

Also for some reason the title made the George Washington song start playing in my head. "He'll save children, but not the British children. He'll save children, but not the British children."

Not as weird as what I hear whenever I hear Danny's last name. (It's the background music in this video.)

#23 Posted by GaspoweR (3369 posts) -

@brendan said:

Err... the derogatory slang towards Polish people was a little weird in that OP.

(Excuse my ignorance if dude happens to be from some other obscure European country. I can't tell a Brit from a Irishman from a Polack).

No excuse for stuff like that since its beyond ignorance.

YEEEEEEEEEEP...I thought I was the only one who noticed. 0_o

#24 Posted by Yummylee (22297 posts) -

@slaps2 said:

Unless he's from Northern Ireland, he ain't British.

Actually you're only technically classified as British if you're from England, Scotland, or Wales.

#25 Posted by LTSmash (648 posts) -
@gaspower said:

@brendan said:

Err... the derogatory slang towards Polish people was a little weird in that OP.

@danteveli said:

(Excuse my ignorance if dude happens to be from some other obscure European country. I can't tell a Brit from a Irishman from a Polack).

No excuse for stuff like that since its beyond ignorance.

YEEEEEEEEEEP...I thought I was the only one who noticed. 0_o

Classy.

#26 Edited by CornBREDX (5839 posts) -

@selbie said:

Is it bad that I read your post in a New Yorker accent?

Ya, I originally was going to reply this awhile ago, but thought maybe I was being harsh. I see others see the same thing I did, so...

What with the casual racism in the OP a New York accent could make sense.

#27 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1627 posts) -

Oh, Danny <3

He's my celebrity crush. Him and Drew. I can have two Senpais, right?

#28 Posted by Milkman (17201 posts) -

(Excuse my ignorance if dude happens to be from some other obscure European country. I can't tell a Brit from a Irishman from a Polack).

Hmm....

#29 Edited by Meptron (1099 posts) -

Nice. Racial slurs. Keeping it classy.

#30 Edited by GaspoweR (3369 posts) -

@ltsmash said:
@gaspower said:

@brendan said:

Err... the derogatory slang towards Polish people was a little weird in that OP.

@danteveli said:

(Excuse my ignorance if dude happens to be from some other obscure European country. I can't tell a Brit from a Irishman from a Polack).

No excuse for stuff like that since its beyond ignorance.

YEEEEEEEEEEP...I thought I was the only one who noticed. 0_o

Classy.

To be fair to the OP he probably didn't even know it was a slur in the first place.

Well, he'll probably knows now that we pointed it out.

#31 Posted by GaspoweR (3369 posts) -

Oh, Danny <3

He's my celebrity crush. Him and Drew. I can have two Senpais, right?

KEEP YOUR PAWS OFF OF MY DANNY-SAMA, @alwaysbebombingsan!!!!

#32 Posted by Quantris (312 posts) -

I'm saddened that nobody has yet told you to watch the Bioforge playthrough, which you clearly missed if you don't know who Danny is.

I recall there were even semi-frequent "pleas" on the forum for GB to hire Danny away from Gamespot. But as others have clarified, he does not work for GB, and he appears in GB content because he's friends with the crew.

#35 Posted by Slaps2 (304 posts) -

@yummylee: Then he is definitely not British.

#36 Posted by chrissedoff (2159 posts) -

@slantedroom: That's not how you refer to Polish people unless you're trying to insult them. They're Poles. You should clean that up.

#37 Posted by edgeCrusher (186 posts) -

@slantedroom: The fact that I'm a Polack, and Danny is an Irishman makes your post incredibly funny for some reason. Move over Vinny we have a new casual racist in town.

#38 Posted by Death_Burnout (3800 posts) -

@ichthy said:

I still remember him from way back when he would write in to the Hot Spot. Crazy.

I think we may be the only two.

#39 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (1137 posts) -

@yummylee said:

@slaps2 said:

Unless he's from Northern Ireland, he ain't British.

Actually you're only technically classified as British if you're from England, Scotland, or Wales.

I doubt people from Northern Ireland would agree with this.

#40 Posted by Yummylee (22297 posts) -

@jonny_anonymous said:

@yummylee said:

@slaps2 said:

Unless he's from Northern Ireland, he ain't British.

Actually you're only technically classified as British if you're from England, Scotland, or Wales.

I doubt people from Northern Ireland would agree with this.

Even if they don't agree with it they still wouldn't be right. Northern Ireland isn't apart of Britain after all, so. Besides, I'd rather people refer to me with my actual nationality anyway, rather than having us all lumped up as ''British''. The worst part of it all is when someone refers to your accent as 'British'.

#41 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (1137 posts) -

@yummylee said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@yummylee said:

@slaps2 said:

Unless he's from Northern Ireland, he ain't British.

Actually you're only technically classified as British if you're from England, Scotland, or Wales.

I doubt people from Northern Ireland would agree with this.

Even if they don't agree with it they still wouldn't be right. Northern Ireland isn't apart of Britain after all, so. Besides, I'd rather people refer to me with my actual nationality anyway, rather than having us all lumped up as ''British''. The worst part of it all is when someone refers to your accent as 'British'.

Yea but you can't make that call for everybody.

#42 Posted by AlexW00d (6389 posts) -

@yummylee said:

@slaps2 said:

Unless he's from Northern Ireland, he ain't British.

Actually you're only technically classified as British if you're from England, Scotland, or Wales.

I doubt people from Northern Ireland would agree with this.

You've probably never met someone from Northern Ireland then... Most 'British' people don't refer to themselves as British anyway, that seems like more of an American thing to generalise everyone here as British.

Also yeah, nice one to the OP for the awful racism in his post.

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#43 Edited by Yummylee (22297 posts) -

@jonny_anonymous: ...I'm not making a call, it's a fact -- Northern Irish aren't British. It's not like it's supposed to function as an insult or anything, as if they're not really apart of the UK or something.

#44 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (1137 posts) -

@alexw00d said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@yummylee said:

@slaps2 said:

Unless he's from Northern Ireland, he ain't British.

Actually you're only technically classified as British if you're from England, Scotland, or Wales.

I doubt people from Northern Ireland would agree with this.

You've probably never met someone from Northern Ireland then... Most 'British' people don't refer to themselves as British anyway, that seems like more of an American thing to generalise everyone here as British.

Also yeah, nice one to the OP for the awful racism in his post.

Um, I lived there for 5 years and I am in fact Scottish not American.

@yummylee Being that they are from the British Isles they they do infact have the right to call themselves British.

#45 Posted by Rowr (5824 posts) -

Anyways, I was listening to the podcast recently and heard some Brit on there that I didn't recognize. (Excuse my ignorance if dude happens to be from some other obscure European country. I can't tell a Brit from a Irishman from a Polack).

Tell me this is some sort of weird sarcasm.

If not I don't like you and I don't feel other people should like you either.

#46 Posted by Fattony12000 (7596 posts) -

Er, me?

#47 Posted by Yummylee (22297 posts) -

@jonny_anonymous: Of course they have the right to call themselves Irish. I assume you meant British anywhoo and, whatever, factual evidence dictates that they are technically not classified as British; they may be apart of the British Isles, but they're still not apart of the island of Great Britain itself. Anywhoo we could keep butting heads on this, but it doesn't seem especially productive and doesn't really matter so, let us both move on!

#48 Posted by Mister_V (1425 posts) -

@rowr said:

@slantedroom said:

Anyways, I was listening to the podcast recently and heard some Brit on there that I didn't recognize. (Excuse my ignorance if dude happens to be from some other obscure European country. I can't tell a Brit from a Irishman from a Polack).

Tell me this is some sort of weird sarcasm.

If not I don't like you and I don't feel other people should like you either.

What he said.

Either this is some attempt at humour or you a displaying a disgusting amount of ignorance.

#49 Posted by Glottery (1363 posts) -

Man, sensitive stuff. I've probably heard Danny himself sling out actual casual racism and too-soon-jokes in almost every other video of his over at Gamespot and some over here as well.

That said, it usually manages to get out a laugh...

#50 Posted by AlexW00d (6389 posts) -

@alexw00d said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@yummylee said:

@slaps2 said:

Unless he's from Northern Ireland, he ain't British.

Actually you're only technically classified as British if you're from England, Scotland, or Wales.

I doubt people from Northern Ireland would agree with this.

You've probably never met someone from Northern Ireland then... Most 'British' people don't refer to themselves as British anyway, that seems like more of an American thing to generalise everyone here as British.

Also yeah, nice one to the OP for the awful racism in his post.

Um, I lived there for 5 years and I am in fact Scottish not American.

@yummylee Being that they are from the British Isles they they do infact have the right to call themselves Irish.

I didn't say you were American, I am just saying referring to everyone from the UK as British is something I never encountered until I came to these boards/the internet as a whole and noticed people doing it en masse.

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