#1 Edited by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -
#2 Posted by Demoskinos (13907 posts) -

So basically theres zero reason to go to screened then.

#3 Posted by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

@Demoskinos: Pretty much. There's a post from BermanBraun that says they have some "exciting things" in the works. I'm not convinced, if Rorie isn't staying.

#4 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4289 posts) -

Yeah, he got the shaft.

#5 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

Dude that sucks.

#6 Posted by SMTDante89 (2478 posts) -

Really sad to see him go, but I'll be keeping a close eye on what he does. I really enjoyed everything he did on Screened, the Whiskey Media Happy hour and the Dark Souls stuff he did here and hope for the best in his future endeavors.

#7 Posted by MB (11322 posts) -

Which editors are even left now?

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#8 Posted by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

Fare thee well Mr. Rorie. :/

#9 Posted by Maystack (898 posts) -

Hope he does well in the future. My favourite of the non GB whiskey staffers.

It's been a long road, getting from there to here.

#10 Posted by churrific (457 posts) -

Nooo.

#11 Posted by MethodMan008 (796 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon: Sounds like he left on his accord to me.

But yeah, zero reason to visit screened for now.. I'm not even a big movie fan (really only watch comic book movies :P ), just went there for Rorie..

He worked for Obsidian you know.

#12 Posted by BonOrbitz (2089 posts) -

That's really sad. The fact that the Whiskey family has disbanded still stings.

#13 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6788 posts) -

I do hope he joins Giant Bomb if that is something he would want to do. He's quite an awesome dude. I think I remember him saying he never wanted to write things about video games again for a job again on a Happy Hour at one point, but I may be delusional.

Either way, good luck to him!

#14 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

I'll join Rorie wherever he decides to go.

#15 Edited by CJduke (780 posts) -
@Demoskinos said:

So basically theres zero reason to go to screened then.

#16 Posted by Sayishere (1838 posts) -

This really sucks, why would i even go to Screened now?

#17 Posted by weegieanawrench (1921 posts) -

Screened is useless now... Good luck to Rorie in whatever he does. Maybe GB picks him up.

#18 Posted by Demoskinos (13907 posts) -

I absolutely loved his appearance on Tested's Octoberkast after being out all fucking night clubbing like a motherfucking rock star.

#19 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (998 posts) -

It is a shame. I felt so bad for Matt, as he was the odd man out when everything went down. Alex joined Giant Bomb and Comic Vine to their move to CBSi, Tested got a brand spanking new site with lots of new stuff, but Screened was just stuck out in limbo.

I will follow him wherever he heads to, if it is still a writing gig.

#20 Posted by Wikitoups (713 posts) -

I would like him to at lease join in the bombcast once... continuing the trend of laid off people coming on the podcast!

#21 Posted by bonbolapti (1590 posts) -

He'll still be using the forums just like everybody else. :P

#22 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4289 posts) -

@MethodMan008 said:

@Oldirtybearon: Sounds like he left on his accord to me.

But yeah, zero reason to visit screened for now.. I'm not even a big movie fan (really only watch comic book movies :P ), just went there for Rorie..

He worked for Obsidian you know.

Nah I mean during the whole deal when Whiskey's corpse got picked over. Tested's new sugar daddies are those two ass-clowns from Mythbusters, Giant Bomb took Comic Vine home to meet the parents, and Screened got the shaft. Rorie has been working that place like a machine for the better part of a year now, and he got virtually no support in the process. It just feels like he got left out in the cold. I figured this would be happening as soon as Alex ditched the site, but it's a shame to see a guy who obviously works himself that hard get screwed over by bad circumstances.

I'm not blaming any one person here, it just seems like in the end Screened was expendable. It's shitty.

#23 Posted by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

I feel like the writing was on the wall based on the fact that Rorie's done absolutely nothing since BermanBraun took over and Screened has been left to languish.

#24 Posted by TJ311 (415 posts) -

I teared up listening to the ST:E theme in that article. It was like the last I would ever see of him.

#25 Posted by Gnubberen (734 posts) -

@xobballox said:

I do hope he joins Giant Bomb if that is something he would want to do. He's quite an awesome dude. I think I remember him saying he never wanted to write things about video games again for a job again on a Happy Hour at one point, but I may be delusional.

Either way, good luck to him!

Wasn't that just guides for games? Or am I mistaken?

#26 Posted by jakob187 (21514 posts) -

I literally have no interest in Screened anymore. Rorie and Alex were the reasons I went there. It doesn't matter what new faces they bring in. They can't grab my attention with it like Rorie and Alex did. They offered a look at films from a FAN'S perspective, not just some stuffy critic shit or some blogger shit. Without them, I just don't even care.

With that said, I just hope that my Pale Rider page lives on. I put a lot of fucking time in that goddamn thing.

#27 Posted by NegativeCero (2928 posts) -

This sucks and was totally expected. Rorie was acting weird and seemed sort of sad after the news. I guess Tested is the only site worth visiting now.

#28 Posted by Breadfan (6586 posts) -

That's a bummer.

#29 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

More like Screened has left Rorie, They should have a movies section on Giant Bomb. Until then back to Spill.com

#30 Posted by Marokai (2639 posts) -

The Screened saga is the saddest in the history of Whiskey Media. It's a shame someone who put such sweat into keeping that site going was, in the end, viewed as expendable. I hope he pops up on this site from time to time.

#31 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

Dude what. I'll look for Rorie wherever he pops up.

#32 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6788 posts) -

@FlemmingM: That might have been what he was talking about, but I took it as just writing about games in general. It's been a long time since then though, so I don't quite remember exactly what he said and he could have changed his mind by now anyways. Like I said though, I hope he gets to do whatever makes him happy. He definitely deserves it; he worked hard for Screened.

#33 Posted by handlas (2552 posts) -

@MB said:

Which editors are even left now?

...eh NONE. He was the only guy keeping the website afloat after Alex left.

#34 Posted by Solh0und (1680 posts) -

Now I have 0 reason to visit Screened :(

#35 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

It's a shame, what happened to Screened...

#36 Posted by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

@handlas: He was pretty much the only one for months, now. After Alex started contributing to GB and moved to NYC, it basically became Rorie's site. Sigh.

#37 Edited by handlas (2552 posts) -

@pbhawks45 said:

@handlas: He was pretty much the only one for months, now. After Alex started contributing to GB and moved to NYC, it basically became Rorie's site. Sigh.

yep... I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way but the only reason I went to Screened was because of Rorie. (and Alex) I like their writing. There are plenty of other movie sites.

I'll see how the new site turns out tho.

#38 Edited by Gamer_152 (13976 posts) -

That's a real shame. With the old Whiskey sites having been largely built around the personalities behind them, a big part of the site has really died here. Perhaps the new management will have some great plans for the site, but I'm sceptical. I hope wherever Rorie ends up, he'll be doing what he wants.

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#39 Edited by Vorbis (2748 posts) -

Honestly as cool as Screened was I would of hated to see Rorie stick around on his own as a new company takes over, I think he made the right choice to get out now, hopefully someone will snatch him up.

And yes, bookmark deleted.

#40 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3032 posts) -

Joey's still there right?

#41 Edited by Vonocourt (2107 posts) -

@birdflu777 said:

Joey's still there right?

I thought Joey went with Tested.

Also, don't have much reason to visit the site anymore since Rorie was the only real draw. Also I feel bad for thinking this, but the image used for the Bermanbraun article rubs me the wrong way, like they agonized over what image would appeal to the community the most...but like I said earlier, it's probably just because I'm a shitty person.

#42 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3032 posts) -

@Vonocourt said:

@birdflu777 said:

Joey's still there right?

I thought Joey went with Tested.

That sucks. I now have even less hope. :(

#43 Posted by Nentisys (881 posts) -

Hope Rorie visits GB for bombcast appearance to talk Dark Souls with Vinnie.

#44 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -

Yeah, I can't say this is a surprise. Since the announcement of the buyout, it's been clear something was up. It's a real shame though, I loved his work on Screened and he was always fantastic with the Giantbomb guys. I already miss the Whiskey Media days.

I'm definitely following him on twitter though, hopefully things work out for him. He really deserves to do well.

#45 Posted by DeF (4695 posts) -

I already miss the Whiskey Media "family" thing ... something like this just didn't exist anywhere else. :/

#46 Posted by Milkman (16233 posts) -

@MB said:

Which editors are even left now?

None. BermanBraun is (presumably) bringing in an all new team.

#47 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

Hopefully Rorie will find fairer pastures. Screened is on its way out.

#48 Posted by Milkman (16233 posts) -

The fact that I amassed over 200,000 wiki points on Screened makes me kind of sick to my stomach now. What a waste. Hope Rorie lands on his feet and hope whatever is planned for Screened fails.

#49 Posted by RVonE (4481 posts) -

Yep, removed my screened bookmarks and unfollowed them wherever I could. I'll be where ever Matt is.

I would love to see him picked up by CBSi for Giant Bomb, but that seems like too much of a stretch.

#50 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3629 posts) -

I do not like this. I'll keep on eye on Screened to see what happens to it but it won't be the same without him.