Did you guys see this?

#1 Posted by Legend (2653 posts) -

http://www.screened.com/forums/screencast/586/so-giantbomb-strikes-again/19608/

It seems Rorie had no idea what was going on until the very last minute. Why the hell didn't they tell him sooner? This just blows my mind..

#2 Posted by Drebin_893 (2903 posts) -

He's since said that was a lie as he couldn't spoil the upcoming announcements. However, yeah I'm really bummed for Rorie, I love that guy.

#3 Posted by djames216 (365 posts) -

To be fair in the "pancakes announcement" video, Jeff said that 15 minutes ago they couldn't say anything. It seems that even Jeff & co didn't know when to announce things until very late in the game because of the legal side of things. I'm sure is well aware of what is happening but was just as in the dark as everyone else at Whiskey Media with regards the timing.

#4 Edited by Hunkulese (2658 posts) -

He knew it was happening. He didn't know the exact date the announcement would happen because nobody did until the night before.

Do you really believe they would move everything out of the office last week and not say anything to the rest of the people working there?

#5 Posted by Brewmaster_Andy (520 posts) -

@Legend: Rather than post on all of the WM sites about how "cruel" it is to leave Rorie "out of the loop", why don't you wait for HIS response?

#6 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

While the acquisition of these guys allows for new opportunities, I'm really bummed about not having a BLLSL with the entire WM family. I'll never get to see Rorie interact with the GB guys anymore, which is something I'll really miss.

#7 Posted by Master_Funk (728 posts) -

I am upset that neither Tested nor GB has even mentioned Screened. Tested guys are like ' So happy for those guys at GB/CV' and the GB guys are like ' Tested is working on some awesome stuff'. Hopefully its just an accident and screened is alright, but still.

#8 Posted by PolygonSlayer (419 posts) -

Yeah, gonna miss Matt on the show. Was always great having him pop in now and again :/ Let's just hope that at least he gets to show up here and there and that hopefully everything works out well for him.

All the best to Matthew Rorie!

#9 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -

@Master_Funk said:

I am upset that neither Tested nor GB has even mentioned Screened. Tested guys are like ' So happy for those guys at GB/CV' and the GB guys are like ' Tested is working on some awesome stuff'. Hopefully its just an accident and screened is alright, but still.

Yeah it kind of sucks, I really dig Screened, it just seemed like they were under-staffed but made due with what they had. I hope Rorie continues and gets some new co-workers a long the way.

#10 Posted by Legend (2653 posts) -
@Brewmaster_Andy

@Legend: Rather than post on all of the WM sites about how "cruel" it is to leave Rorie "out of the loop", why don't you wait for HIS response?

Post on all the WM sites? I only commented on Rorie's thread on Screened, then posted a thread about it here on GB. It's obvious from his post that he had no clue what was going on, but I don't think he's the kind of person to call them out on it. All the other WM sites had their announcements ready except for Screened. This should tell you something.
#11 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@Legend: I'm sure Rorie knew what was going on. It's not like he would walk into the Whiskey Media office and see everyone packing up and them saying, "It's ok Rorie. You just chill, we'll be right back".
#12 Posted by Drebin_893 (2903 posts) -

@Legend: Read my post before you continue to be wrong.

#13 Posted by Brewmaster_Andy (520 posts) -

@Legend: Fearmongering is fearmongering.

#14 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (1096 posts) -

It seems like Screened is still up in the air. Rorie said that he would be taking a call today from the new higher ups, and would tell everyone once he knows what's up. His Twitter has been a rather depressing read the last 24 hours.

#15 Posted by DarkShaper (1322 posts) -

Screened is the only site left at the new Whiskey Media that I checked regularly, hope they come out of this better than ever.

#16 Posted by Hunkulese (2658 posts) -

@Legend said:

@Brewmaster_Andy

@Legend: Rather than post on all of the WM sites about how "cruel" it is to leave Rorie "out of the loop", why don't you wait for HIS response?

Post on all the WM sites? I only commented on Rorie's thread on Screened, then posted a thread about it here on GB. It's obvious from his post that he had no clue what was going on, but I don't think he's the kind of person to call them out on it. All the other WM sites had their announcements ready except for Screened. This should tell you something.

How is it obvious by his post? He was not allowed to talk about what was actually going on and needed to give a reason about why he couldn't do a podcast and went with the weird chili day. Do you honestly think that they just said "hey Matt everyone is moving out of the office so pack up but there's nothing going on and everything is staying the same."

Of course he knew about it.

#17 Posted by Grixxel (763 posts) -

He knew. The only real question is if they are taking him with them or not :(

#18 Posted by DeeGee (2116 posts) -

@Legend: He has already confirmed that he was lying in that thread.

#19 Posted by Legend (2653 posts) -

@Drebin_893 said:

@Legend: Read my post before you continue to be wrong.

@DeeGee said:

@Legend: He has already confirmed that he was lying in that thread.

He had no clue when the announcement would happen. Everyone else did and were prepared for it if you read their tweets.

@Brewmaster_Andy said:

@Legend: Fearmongering is fearmongering.

This was absolutely not my intention when creating this thread. I don't start threads here very often, but when I read Matt's post on Screened, it just blew my mind how they left him in the dark about the announcement like that. I had to say something. Shit is depressing. :(

#20 Posted by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

I feel bad for Rorie cause it seemed like Alex was doing less and less content for Screened and slowly more work for GB leaving Rorie with all the video content and many other features.

#21 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

@Legend: Don't you think that the fact that he had no clue of when it was going to happen may mean that he may be on the way out? It seems like they just left him to die alone on Screened and that it's only a matter of time before both are shut down, which is sad.

#22 Posted by alternate (2688 posts) -

I don't think the new owners have decided what to do with Screened yet - so he is not going to find out if he still has a job until they do. I guess screened got tossed in there as a sweetener. Like at the flea market when you offer ten bucks for the entire box to get that Boba Fett action figure you spotted at the bottom. The meat of the deal was done for the publishing platform and - to a lesser extent - Tested.

I hope they ether decide to fund Screened or just kill it. It has been limping along with really just Rorie for too long. The GB guys look out for their mates. They gave Rorie a job on screened and if he gets canned I can see them finding him a job back at bomb next time they have an opening.

#23 Posted by DeF (4814 posts) -

@Legend said:

@Brewmaster_Andy

@Legend: Rather than post on all of the WM sites about how "cruel" it is to leave Rorie "out of the loop", why don't you wait for HIS response?

Post on all the WM sites? I only commented on Rorie's thread on Screened, then posted a thread about it here on GB. It's obvious from his post that he had no clue what was going on, but I don't think he's the kind of person to call them out on it. All the other WM sites had their announcements ready except for Screened. This should tell you something.

how is it obvious, nobody knew exactly when the deal would go through. even John Davison said in the stream yesterday they didn't know exactly when it would go down. Just wait for Rorie to post his thing and in the meantime stop trying to fuel these "GB is evil now because they went back to the bad guys".

#24 Posted by Legend (2653 posts) -

@DeF said:

@Legend said:

@Brewmaster_Andy

@Legend: Rather than post on all of the WM sites about how "cruel" it is to leave Rorie "out of the loop", why don't you wait for HIS response?

Post on all the WM sites? I only commented on Rorie's thread on Screened, then posted a thread about it here on GB. It's obvious from his post that he had no clue what was going on, but I don't think he's the kind of person to call them out on it. All the other WM sites had their announcements ready except for Screened. This should tell you something.

how is it obvious, nobody knew exactly when the deal would go through. even John Davison said in the stream yesterday they didn't know exactly when it would go down. Just wait for Rorie to post his thing and in the meantime stop trying to fuel these "GB is evil now because they went back to the bad guys".

Please don't put words in my mouth. I'm not trying to fuel anything and I don't think that GB is evil or that GS are the "bad guys". Everyone knew about the announcement except Matt. Jeff, Will, Alex even Gary Whitta, all tweeted about it a few hours before it was announced. It is obvious however that Matt didn't know. How is it obvious? Take a look at his tweet that I quoted in my previous post and read his post on Screened and tell me if you honestly think he had a clue about the announcement. He wasn't even prepared for it, and he has yet to post anything about it on Screened.

#25 Posted by Zithe (1045 posts) -

If Screened were to get trashed, do you guys think there is any chance that Giant Bomb's new budget would allow them to hire him?

#26 Posted by DeF (4814 posts) -

@Legend said:

@DeF said:

@Legend said:

@Brewmaster_Andy

@Legend: Rather than post on all of the WM sites about how "cruel" it is to leave Rorie "out of the loop", why don't you wait for HIS response?

Post on all the WM sites? I only commented on Rorie's thread on Screened, then posted a thread about it here on GB. It's obvious from his post that he had no clue what was going on, but I don't think he's the kind of person to call them out on it. All the other WM sites had their announcements ready except for Screened. This should tell you something.

how is it obvious, nobody knew exactly when the deal would go through. even John Davison said in the stream yesterday they didn't know exactly when it would go down. Just wait for Rorie to post his thing and in the meantime stop trying to fuel these "GB is evil now because they went back to the bad guys".

Please don't put words in my mouth. I'm not trying to fuel anything and I don't think that GB is evil or that GS are the "bad guys". Everyone knew about the announcement except Matt. Jeff, Will, Alex even Gary Whitta, all tweeted about it a few hours before it was announced. It is obvious however that Matt didn't know. How is it obvious? Take a look at his tweet that I quoted in my previous post and read his post on Screened and tell me if you honestly think he had a clue about the announcement. He wasn't even prepared for it, and he has yet to post anything about it on Screened.

Sorry if I put words in your mouth, it's just extremely frustrating when so many people here act like the apocalypse just happened.

You made it sound like he didn't know it would happen at all. He, like anyone else just didn't know exactly WHEN it would go down. Because he scheduled his hair cut prior to them knowing when it would happen and the other guys hinting at it because it was gonna happen sooner or later doesn't automatically mean they intentionally just "left him in the dark" or something. Again, let's just wait for his post.

Regardless, I feel bad for Rorie because he just lost the other half of his two man team with Alex and now the crew is scattered all over the place.

#27 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

Biggest thing that stood out to me in that post: The GiantBomb guys did team-building excercises?
 
...really?

#28 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Zithe said:

If Screened were to get trashed, do you guys think there is any chance that Giant Bomb's new budget would allow them to hire him?

..why would they hire him? Let him be with his 2-star movie reviews and puppy fetishes.
#29 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I really hope Rorie joins the GB guys. He's one of the most hardworking and loveable guys I've had the pleasure of knowing.

#30 Posted by Donkeycow (556 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Zithe said:

If Screened were to get trashed, do you guys think there is any chance that Giant Bomb's new budget would allow them to hire him?

..why would they hire him? Let him be with his 2-star movie reviews and puppy fetishes.
#31 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Donkeycow said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Zithe said:

If Screened were to get trashed, do you guys think there is any chance that Giant Bomb's new budget would allow them to hire him?

..why would they hire him? Let him be with his 2-star movie reviews and puppy fetishes.
I said puppy fetishes, not pandas!
#32 Posted by Hero_Swe (1119 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Zithe said:

If Screened were to get trashed, do you guys think there is any chance that Giant Bomb's new budget would allow them to hire him?

..why would they hire him? Let him be with his 2-star movie reviews and puppy fetishes.

You're a a dead man!

#33 Posted by Donkeycow (556 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic: And I clearly said haters gonna hate...

#34 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7056 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Zithe said:

If Screened were to get trashed, do you guys think there is any chance that Giant Bomb's new budget would allow them to hire him?

..why would they hire him? Let him be with his 2-star movie reviews and puppy fetishes.

Because he's fucking awesome. That's why.

#35 Posted by CrimsonAvenger (264 posts) -

I'm one of the top users on Screened and I can confirm that Rorie is going to continue for Screened for now. He won't much more until after the weekend though. Go to his Twitter account if you need legitimate confirmation.

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