Matt Rorie new exectuive editor or GameSpy

#51 Posted by Octaslash (632 posts) -

Is he going to bring back the Gamespy Debriefings? I hope they don't kick that dead horse in its pussy.

#52 Posted by Gordy (207 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

I guess we'll never know if there was some off screen thing though.

Doubt it, I think it's just a case of having to stay under a certain budget. On top of that, getting that budget expanded for another hire, unless useful in specific ways (like Alex living on the east coast), would be like pulling teeth.

#53 Posted by JeanLuc (3620 posts) -

@Daveyo520 said:

@Gaff said:

@ConstantineL said:

Recently a retweet by Alex Navaro brought this to my attention. Figured it should have a place for discussion here.

Good to see him back in action, and I can't wait to see a new puppy rating system implemented.

Edit :'at' not 'or' I'm stupid :(

I'm surprised you did not notice "exectuive".

Also: Whoever runs the GiantBombSquad twitter is a dick :P

Ya you should report it to a mod like


#54 Posted by JeanLuc (3620 posts) -

Oh and congrats on the job Rorie.

#55 Edited by McGhee (6075 posts) -

God, I can remember playing Unreal Tournament 2 on Gamespy servers way back in the day.

#56 Posted by coakroach (2493 posts) -

Powered by Matt Rorie

#57 Posted by Daveyo520 (7164 posts) -

Oh ya congrats !

#58 Posted by Gamer_152 (14142 posts) -

I'm happy for Rorie, he deserves it.

#59 Posted by Fobwashed (2311 posts) -

Congrats to Mr. Puppy himself. Here's a lil tribute -_-;;

#60 Posted by papercut (3640 posts) -

His introductory letter over on GameSpy is the most formal Rorie I've seen in a long time. No mention of puppies or the length of roads at all. THE HECK?!

Glad he has work and I'll try to stop by GameSpy now to support him.

#61 Posted by Subjugation (4763 posts) -

I'm glad to hear he has a steady job. I just wish it was here, like many others.

#62 Posted by CptBedlam (4463 posts) -

That's weird. I mean, good for him. But like everyone else, I was hoping he'd end up at GB eventually. :-/

#64 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1496 posts) -

I dont want to start visiting Gamespy anymore, damn Giantbomb not enticing Rorie with puppies to bring him here

#65 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

Aw! I thought he be head of game guides or something.

#66 Posted by Zacagawea (1631 posts) -

I was hoping he'd go somewhere I'd actually care to visit

#67 Posted by GalacticPunt (1151 posts) -

@Fobwashed said:

Congrats to Mr. Puppy himself. Here's a lil tribute -_-;;

Nice! I just wanna Chomp that Gamepup.

Building my first PC this week, if Gamespy is all about PC and Rorie now, I have another place to lurk.

#68 Posted by TheHT (12098 posts) -


#69 Posted by Abendlaender (2921 posts) -

Too bad GB couldn't hire him, but I'm glad he at least got a job. Dude deserves just the best (don't know if Gamespy is that great, but I wish him well)

On a related note, I just found out that GameSpy still exists

#70 Posted by IAmNotBatman (665 posts) -

fukkin sweet i visit gamespy on the regular anyway so this is awesome news for me :D

#71 Posted by csl316 (10024 posts) -

I'm happy he found work but it should have been at GB dammit.

#72 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Hope they bring back their podcast now.

#73 Edited by s10129107 (1224 posts) -

Then who's executive editor of I wonder if that still exists. Going there now.


Sadly, no longer exists.

I am sad.

#74 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3491 posts) -

The only puzzling remainder is the amount of time it took Rorie to obtain employment.

#75 Posted by Irvandus (2947 posts) -

@Animasta said:

great, now i have to read gamespy THANKS A LOT RORIE

#76 Posted by BaconGames (3627 posts) -

@mylifeforAiur said:

The only puzzling remainder is the amount of time it took Rorie to obtain employment.

If you listened to the last month or so of the Screened podcast, then you'd know Rorie knows how to let his time go by and go to bars every night with friends. Dude barely got sleep because of that shit too, hopefully he did himself some good and got well rested during this period.

#77 Posted by Stonyman65 (2944 posts) -

"Executive" Editor, eh? Sound pretty high up on the food chain to me.

Congrats Rorie! Glad to see you back in the business.

Now if we can just get that puppy rating-scale implemented....

#78 Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles (1703 posts) -

congrats to him

#79 Edited by Fredchuckdave (6440 posts) -

Hotline Miami has 2.5 stars on Gamespy, solely because the reviewer sucked at it. Personally I love reading reviews like that as they are immensely entertaining, but it doesn't show up so hot on the credibility front.

#80 Posted by TruthTellah (9552 posts) -

Woah. If anyone can make GameSpy relevant again, it's Rorie. Congrats to him on the new job!

#81 Posted by HerbieBug (4208 posts) -
#82 Posted by MetalGearSunny (7003 posts) -

Really glad Rorie is back to writing things on the internet. I missed him.

#83 Posted by Draxyle (1912 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

Good shit to him. Speaking of GameSpy though, that site needs a re-design.

Jeez, yes it does. I barely looks like it's changed at all in the last decade; still gives me that 90's internet vibe. Removing that hideous green gradient in the background would be a huge start (and as a beginning web-designer, it would be extremely easy to do).

But I'm super happy that Rorie could get such a high position right off the bat. It was a tragedy that he could be left out of work at all.

#84 Posted by AndrewB (7693 posts) -

Being a Gamespy would be a hell of a lot better than being a Gamecop.

#85 Posted by probablytuna (3962 posts) -

Executive. Nice.

#86 Posted by evanbower (1216 posts) -

Love the Rorie. Congrats.

#87 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

GameSpy is still a thing? Congrats Rorie, I expect a full puppy rating scale soon.

#88 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -


#89 Posted by Morden2261 (280 posts) -

Wish he was with GB but damn happy to hear he got work. Go Rorie!

#90 Posted by PenguinDust (12701 posts) -

Good for him. Does Gamespy still produce a podcast? I started listening to it after the 1-Up purge a few years ago since Ryan Scott (of GFW Radio) and Arthur Gies were there for a bit. If not, Matt should resurrect the podcast.

#91 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (644 posts) -

Happy Rorie has a full time gig again instead of just free lancing. Would have been better if it was here at GB, but a good thing nonetheless.

#92 Posted by Linkster7 (1064 posts) -

Gamespy is still a thing? what?

Anyways great news for Rorie, looking forward to him making some content, although I have to start visiting gamespy, weird.

#93 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

"A short introduction to a man who loves PC games and puppies."

#94 Posted by Jimbo (10111 posts) -

GameSpy still exists, it's just been undercover for a really long time.

#95 Posted by jakob187 (21809 posts) -

Rorie went over to Rival Video Game Website?

That fuckin' traitor!

#96 Edited by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -

<p>What the ACTUAL FUCK!?! Gamespy is being dissolved? Matt finally got hired and now, just a month later, his site is shutting down... How is this a thing that just happened?</p>

#97 Posted by Daveyo520 (7164 posts) -
#98 Edited by RenegadeDoppelganger (425 posts) -

This is pretty sad.

#99 Edited by Nightriff (5653 posts) -

He was only there a month? Really? I thought it was like September when he got the position, that fucking sucks

#100 Edited by mellotronrules (1330 posts) -

that is absolutely brutal. hope he bounces back quickly.

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