Over the last year it has become clear that out of all the crew, Patrick has the most enthusiasm and go-get-it attitude for his job at Giant Bomb. This enthusiasm can be felt on the podcast and on the live streams. You see it in how Patrick steps out of his comfort zone and plays games like Fire Emblem and Monster Hunter. And we've all noticed how he's in so many Quick Looks.
Perhaps this is due to Patrick being younger than the rest of the crew and not having had this job quite as long. Whatever the reason, it seems at times that the other duders are a little tired and jaded in comparison. There may be a big gap felt in the content of the site. The others are going to have to step up their game. I'm not feeling that same kind of enthusiasm. Sometimes I get a "ho-hum, it's another day" kind of feeling from the other crew members.
What can the Giant Bomb crew do to fill that gap? The addition of Rorie is a god-send at this point. He has that fun and playful energy, but is that enough? Will Giant Bomb need to take on another young and energetic person in the future? I actually think that people like Kessler and Pascual being on the site more in the Dota streams is a good step in this sort of direction. What about bringing interns into GB again?
What do you think?
Edit: Since a few have missed the news. Patrick is not leaving Giant Bomb. He is just leaving San Francisco and moving back to Chicago. So he'll still be creating content for the site like Alex.