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Posted by 5socks5 (235 posts) -

I just don't get it. The interns seem like pretty good folk. Why do people hate on them? I was just reading Kessler's review of Yakuza 4, and I saw several comments to the effect of, "Why the fuck is Kessler writing reviews? This site is going down the toliet. This is why I don't read reviews on the site anymore. Another Kessler review? Guess this one is written horribly."

It's just mind-blowing how butt-hurt people are getting over the fact that someone besides the four duders, with an occasional Dave or Drew (who was an intern by the way), are providing content to the site. What is the problem? Why is it bad? Kessler is a great writer. He complements the four duders perfectly. He can explain what he thinks in writing, and he does so well. He's kind of a strange guy (so is everyone else on the site), but he's extremely eloquent. Steve's a great video editor (have you seen the Spook Look intro?!), and Ben and Nick....are Ben and Nick!

My rambling aside, these guys are pretty cool. I don't get why the community has such disdain for them. They make quality content for the site that isn't even put on the site, and I hate to break it to you guys but someday Jeff and the guys are gonna get old, and they're gonna want to retire. Someone will take their place. It may not be these interns, but it will be someone.

So I pose this question again (If you've even gotten this far and haven't flamed me in the comments yet), why do you hate the interns? My best guess is that its Jeff and Ryan's (mostly Ryan's) apparent hatred of them. It's called sarcasm you guys. A joke. They don't really have some prejudice belief about interns. They actually don't mind them at all. If they hated them, there would be no reason to keep them around besides to get sandwiches and burritos.

#1 Posted by 5socks5 (235 posts) -

I just don't get it. The interns seem like pretty good folk. Why do people hate on them? I was just reading Kessler's review of Yakuza 4, and I saw several comments to the effect of, "Why the fuck is Kessler writing reviews? This site is going down the toliet. This is why I don't read reviews on the site anymore. Another Kessler review? Guess this one is written horribly."

It's just mind-blowing how butt-hurt people are getting over the fact that someone besides the four duders, with an occasional Dave or Drew (who was an intern by the way), are providing content to the site. What is the problem? Why is it bad? Kessler is a great writer. He complements the four duders perfectly. He can explain what he thinks in writing, and he does so well. He's kind of a strange guy (so is everyone else on the site), but he's extremely eloquent. Steve's a great video editor (have you seen the Spook Look intro?!), and Ben and Nick....are Ben and Nick!

My rambling aside, these guys are pretty cool. I don't get why the community has such disdain for them. They make quality content for the site that isn't even put on the site, and I hate to break it to you guys but someday Jeff and the guys are gonna get old, and they're gonna want to retire. Someone will take their place. It may not be these interns, but it will be someone.

So I pose this question again (If you've even gotten this far and haven't flamed me in the comments yet), why do you hate the interns? My best guess is that its Jeff and Ryan's (mostly Ryan's) apparent hatred of them. It's called sarcasm you guys. A joke. They don't really have some prejudice belief about interns. They actually don't mind them at all. If they hated them, there would be no reason to keep them around besides to get sandwiches and burritos.

#2 Posted by craigbo180 (1763 posts) -
@5socks5 said:
there would be no reason to keep them around besides to get sandwiches and burritos.
Jackpot.
#3 Edited by Gamer_152 (14303 posts) -

The community as a whole doesn't hate the interns, I've seen a lot of love for them, but there are certain people going out of their way to show how much they dislike them. I think a big part of the problem is that Giant Bomb is largely based around the personalities who provide content for it, many people came here in the first place because this was the home of Jeff, Ryan, Brad and Vinny, so when you add a new personality to the mix, no matter who they are then there's going to be backlash from certain people purely for the reason that this new personality isn't Jeff, Ryan, Brad or Vinny. I have been surprised by quite how opposed to the interns some people are though.

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#4 Posted by Berezov (556 posts) -

Jealousy. 

#5 Posted by 5socks5 (235 posts) -

@Gamer_152: @Berezov: A mixture of both these things makes a lot of sense to me. People love the duders so much that they wish they could be the interns.

#6 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

I like them, ben and nick make awesome wiki tasks and kessler is pretty funny in my opinion. And Steve must be a pretty good video editor since the videos on the site are all top notch

#7 Posted by 5socks5 (235 posts) -

@Yanngc33: Vinny and Drew do all of those mate.

#8 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -
@5socks5 yeah but steve helps
#9 Posted by Tennmuerti (8520 posts) -

@Gamer_152 said:

The community as a whole doesn't hate the interns, I've seen a lot of love for them, but there are certain people going out of their way to show how much they dislike them. I think a big part of the problem is that Giant Bomb is largely based around the personalities who provide content for it, many people came here in the first place because this was the home of Jeff, Ryan, Brad and Vinny, so when you add a new personality to the mix, no matter who they are then there's going to be backlash from certain people purely for the reason that this new personal isn't Jeff, Ryan, Brad or Vinny. I have been surprised by quite how opposed to the interns some people are though.

Well put.

#10 Posted by Mushir (2631 posts) -

I like Nick and Steve. Big Ben is pretty cool. Kessler is a very good writer, but the only thing I find annoying about him is how he talks exactly like Ryan Davis. I'm liking him the card game videos that they've been making lately though. Overall, they're nice guys who get a lot of shit just because they're doing something that we all wish we could do.

#11 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -

Hating on them because you like the four duders is somewhat of a silly reason; I mean, it is the four duders who decided that these interns were good enough to post reviews, do videos, etc, so maybe they deserve some respect. Interning certainly isn't easy.  
 
Also jelly mad butt-hurt cry moar. 

#12 Posted by eroticfishcake (7856 posts) -

Because people wish they were interns instead... 
 
Actually, what Gamer_152 says. People come here for the personalities. The interns aren't any of them so people just get bitch and start demanding and hatin' cause yo, internet.

#13 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1160 posts) -

I think Steve and Kessler are great. They seem to have personalities that mesh well with the rest of the Whiskey folk. Also its nice to listen to the GB guys bash somebody (in an obviously playful manner).

@Twilight said:

Overall, they're nice guys who get a lot of shit just because they're doing something that we all wish we could do.

Basically this.

#14 Posted by Tofford (711 posts) -

I like the interns they are now giving us a lot of good content. Its never going to be on par with the big boys but they have to learn somewhere and all there stuff seems to be put in the community section anyway...except farmville

#15 Posted by kagato (1100 posts) -

I like the Interns, i think you are right though that the haters think they are copying Ryan and that gives them some sort of weird justification. Remember when everyone accused Ryan of hating Brad? Pretty much the same thing, they cant think of anything positive to say so they insult the interns to get attention.

#16 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3687 posts) -
@Berezov said:
Jealousy. 
#17 Posted by 5socks5 (235 posts) -

@kagato: Dude! I remember that from the beginning! Ryan started the whole Brad pulling a Brad in a Quick Look thing.

God I love Ryan's sense of humor. I really wanna know what he was ROFLing about on ILM.

#18 Posted by CptBedlam (4487 posts) -

I love Kessler. The guy is funny, shows great personality on camera and does some great work.

It weirds me out how some people claim he tries too hard or imitates the stuff. I never notice any of this.

#19 Posted by Matoya (449 posts) -

They try to hard, instead of being natural

#20 Posted by Thor_Molecules (733 posts) -

But I love the interns. They have been pumping out some great content to keep me entertained during the summer drought.

The podcasts, Metagame, Fear Gauntlet, and all the individual video's they upload, are all great. And they get better every day.

#21 Posted by Vexxan (4627 posts) -

The interns are great, I enjoy listening to their podcast and watching their videos, be it behind-the-scenes footage or the more lately "serious" content like The Fear Gauntlet and the Meta Game challenge.

#22 Posted by imsh_pl (3593 posts) -

The Metagame video series is among the best I've ever seen on Giant Bomb.

#23 Posted by Sharpshooter (911 posts) -

Its an act, plain and simple. Though I'm surprised you haven't figured it out.

#24 Posted by rawrsair (836 posts) -

I also like the interns, their contents great :)

#25 Posted by rmanthorp (4318 posts) -

I don't. I hate Kessler.

AHHHH NOT REALLY.

I do hate Kezzler

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#26 Posted by jkuc316 (1002 posts) -
@Rufi91 said:

I don't. I hate Kessler.

AHHHH NOT REALLY.

I do hate Kezzler

Who is that using the account anyways? Is he the Gamebomb.ru version of Kessler? or RivalVGwebsite?
#27 Posted by CptBedlam (4487 posts) -

@jkuc316 said:

@Rufi91 said:

I don't. I hate Kessler.

AHHHH NOT REALLY.

I do hate Kezzler

Who is that using the account anyways? Is he the Gamebomb.ru version of Kessler? or RivalVGwebsite?

Wow, what sad little individual has time for crap like that? That is pure jealousy.

#28 Posted by 5socks5 (235 posts) -

@Sharpshooter: How is it an act? Like Betting the Farmville? Or the Endurance Run? Or TANG? Just because something on the site isn't completely impromptu like the Quick Looks and Podcasts doesn't mean it's an act.

#29 Posted by 5socks5 (235 posts) -

@Rufi91: That is the first thing from this community that has genuinely made me sick to my stomach. That is pathetic.

#30 Posted by CptBedlam (4487 posts) -

@5socks5: I think he means the hate towards the interns.

And it's an act on the WM crew's part, yes ... but some individuals in the community are not acting.

#31 Posted by sirdesmond (1317 posts) -

The interns rule. They are putting out some great content, especially all this week (and it looks like for the next few weeks they are still around). I am actually really bummed that they are all going to be leaving so soon since my time actively following Giant Bomb has been so short and I haven't had much time to follow them.

The Internal Affairs podcast is great. I would read/watch an entire website of Kessler doing anything (dude is hilarious/smart).

I just wish that more of the Interns content got a place directly on the site, rather than being hidden on the YouTube channel that I only recently discovered.

#32 Posted by danimal_furry (1490 posts) -

I think it's simply based on the old trope that interns usually are the whipping boys (girls) of the vested employees. It's mostly a joke played by the GB staff... with a lot of ignorant internet folks taking it litterally.
#33 Posted by Walreese55 (570 posts) -

Honestly, I just hate Kessler's personality. I really don't mind the other interns, they all seem cool and unobnoxious, but it's fucking kessler who's the worst

#34 Edited by Tennmuerti (8520 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

@jkuc316 said:

@Rufi91 said:

I don't. I hate Kessler.

AHHHH NOT REALLY.

I do hate Kezzler

Who is that using the account anyways? Is he the Gamebomb.ru version of Kessler? or RivalVGwebsite?

Wow, what sad little individual has time for crap like that? That is pure jealousy.

Hehe. I actually found this to be worth an occasional chuckle.

@5socks5: As someone who really likes Kessler, I think he would have the sense of humor to enjoy it and bask in the jealousy :P

(or he is fucking with people and doing it himself ironically, which would also be even more awesome)

#35 Posted by Jimbo (10280 posts) -

They seem totally fine, it's just, as a rule, I don't care what school kids think about anything. Everybody's gotta start somewhere though. Check out some of the crew's old videos; by those standards the current interns are born entertainers. It takes time to find a voice that works, and it takes time to earn the respect of an audience.

#36 Posted by laserbolts (5485 posts) -

I don't have a problem with them at all. I like the interns.

#37 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1879 posts) -

Other peoples teenagers/kids are annoying little shits. That's why.

#38 Posted by Branthog (5718 posts) -

I don't think you understand the point. It's all satirical. Most places (especially in tech and media) make light of "abusing" the interns, because it's acknowledged that it's a thankless slave-job full of humiliation, though they're often beloved by all involved, too.

#39 Posted by karatetron (698 posts) -

I love them all. At the same time, however, I find it hilarious the amount they get shit on, especially Kessler.

No matter how much you like Kessler, it's pretty hard not to find this funny.

#40 Posted by Cheesebob (1285 posts) -

It took me a while to warm to Kessler, especially last year. But this year the interns have been pretty cool, espeically with the increased coverage given to them by Giant Bomb (and the other websites)

#41 Posted by Three0neFive (2327 posts) -
@Branthog said:

I don't think you understand the point. It's all satirical. Most places (especially in tech and media) make light of "abusing" the interns, because it's acknowledged that it's a thankless slave-job full of humiliation, though they're often beloved by all involved, too.

This.
 
I mean, you'd have to be autistic not to pick up on it.
#42 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4313 posts) -
@Tennmuerti said:

@CptBedlam said:

@jkuc316 said:

@Rufi91 said:

I don't. I hate Kessler.

AHHHH NOT REALLY.

I do hate Kezzler

Who is that using the account anyways? Is he the Gamebomb.ru version of Kessler? or RivalVGwebsite?

Wow, what sad little individual has time for crap like that? That is pure jealousy.

Hehe. I actually found this to be worth an occasional chuckle.

@5socks5: As someone who really likes Kessler, I think he would have the sense of humor to enjoy it and bask in the jealousy :P

(or he is fucking with people and doing it himself ironically, which would also be even more awesome)

its depressing but some i would be lying if i said some of those posts didnt make me laugh...  I like all of the interns, they seem like nice people
#43 Posted by Szlifier (661 posts) -
@TrippinBungalow said:

I love them all. At the same time, however, I find it hilarious the amount they get shit on, especially Kessler.

No matter how much you like Kessler, it's pretty hard not to find this funny.

This is amazing.
#45 Posted by SSully (4755 posts) -

I think they are great, they bring their own little spin to the sites content. They are like the little brothers of the team, with Ryan being the older brother who constantly makes fun of them. Anyone who seriously hates on them are idiots, they have put out some great content on their own.

#46 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

Honestly? It's Matt's moobies.

#47 Posted by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

Personally I don't care about the interns either way, I only come here for the Fab 4 don't give a fuck about the rest.

#48 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -

I don't hate them, I just don't usually enjoy listening to them very much. I especially find the way Kessler talks to be irritating, which prevents me from watching their Fear Gauntlet videos.

#49 Edited by Mento (3278 posts) -

Because there's now five pieces of "community" content from them that just pushed mine off the front page?

I'm kidding. I'm frankly amazed at how much fun stuff they're putting out as their internships end. I'm hoping that wherever they end up, they continue to contribute at least half as much as they're doing now. Unless they all start working for rivalvideogamewebsite.com, in which case they're dead to me.

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#50 Posted by Yummylee (23654 posts) -
@rebgav said:

@CptBedlam said:

I love Kessler. The guy is funny, shows great personality on camera and does some great work.

I agree. The rest of the interns don't seem to belong in front of the camera.

They all have their place, I think. Kessler has the best on-screen persona, Nick is all up with the pod-casting, Lemon has some solid video editing skills, and Ben is the guy who could throw you across the room like a frisbee.