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Posted by Itwongo

Welcome Jason and Dan!

Posted by Farkas

INSERT DANIEL BRYAN GIF

Posted by thebunnyhunter

WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS, MONDAY IS NEW TUESDAY!!!!

Posted by csl316

Anyone remotely upset about this just doesn't know how talented Jason is and how well Dan will fit into the crew.

Today is a good day. Despite this derecho going on in Chicago.

Posted by Baltimore

Congrats gentlemen. Now hold onto your butts cause things going get crazy fun around here.

Edited by AccidentalPancakes

"Hey there, Small Sausage Man."

"What did you call me?!"

Brilliant.


ALSO: As someone that lives in an area without any good sausage makers. What are the best hotdogs/frankferters I can order online?

Edited by PimblyCharles

I'm really excited to see what Dan and Jason and bring to GB. Welcome duders!

Posted by AndrewB

Guys, they obviously posted it from Australia.

Posted by Vuud

GIANT BOMB 2.0 IS HERE MOTHERFUCKERS

Posted by 1DER

Huh.

Posted by jiggajoe14

Like the saying goes guys: It's always Tuesday somewhere.

Edited by OptimalPower

8 days until next Bombcast!

Posted by TruthTellah

Commander Ryckert and J. Robert Oestreiheimer, welcome to the team! http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/9/92448/2605824-2572336-1121187965-25033.png

Posted by baka_shinji17

I can't handle this.

Posted by Ronald

The weird thing is I didn't find out about Jason leaving GI until this weekend watching one of their shows, I think the latest Replay. And my first thought was he would be a great fit for Giant Bomb and I got excited about the idea. Great hires and I am super excited about what is coming.

Posted by isawachuck

WOOOOO YAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!

Posted by Nomin

On the other hand, while Dan Ryckert being at Giant Bomb is great, it takes away from the chemistry they had over at Game Informer that gelled over the years, with Cork, Reeves, Turi, Juba, and Reiner who are wonders providing levity on all things games, so it is very bittersweet indeed. In a way I hate that Dan left Game Informer, hopefully it works well enough for him (but it won't be the same).

Posted by birdspanker
Posted by HammondofTexas

It's....... MONDAY!

Posted by Supa_Kappa

Hey, this one actually came out on a Tuesday in New Zealand.

Posted by Acornactivist

@conmulligan: I've been following these guys for years now, and they've all proven to be stand up dudes with stand up ethics, and are personal friends with many in the industry who are not white, women, or both, and frankly are the best in the business, as far as I'm concerned. But they also don't seem to be guys who would be into diversity for the sake of diversity.
Whatever may be extrapolated out of pure statistics, I have full faith that these guys simply picked the best new hires for their needs and atmosphere. I'm certain that it easily COULD HAVE been a woman or someone who wasn't white, it just happened to not be. They didn't hire based on WHAT the person is, but WHO they are.
And until things point otherwise, I will continue to stand by their staffing decisions.

Regardless, it's a new day for GB! Excited to see what's in store!

Edited by aperebus

Wait wait!

A bombcast that's actually released on a Tuesday*?! Madness! (

* Australia time

Edited by Xanadu

Im confused and scared.

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Posted by Chris

NEW BLOOD.

Posted by Thumbrunner

Welcome gentlemen, we are glad to have you as part of our favorite video game related site.

Posted by Elwoodan

Dude, @jeff I saw Dr. Strange on the roster while you played Marvel Heroes and now I can't stop either!

Posted by singateco

This isn't Tuesday. Why are you lying to me Jeff Gerstmann

Posted by DannyHibiki

Not pleased with any of this.

Edited by TruthTellah

Today is the start of something great!

Posted by w1n5t0n

I don’t want to completely derail this thread because I really, really like Dan and Jason seems cool, but I can’t help but be profoundly disappointed that they didn’t take this opportunity to try and diversify the staff even a little bit. Giant Bomb now consists of 8 editors and producers, every one of them a white dude (9 if you count Rorie). I can’t think of a single other significant games site with such a homogenous staff. I really hope that concerns them and they keep it in mind for the next round of hiring because it’s beyond embarrassing at this point.

Anyway, I wish Dan and Jason the best and I’m positive they'll do a great job, but this still feels like a gigantic missed opportunity.

I fail to see how it's embarrassing. Maybe its a little embarrassing to imply there all alike because their white. Yeah, they definitely don't have vastly different opinions on things.

Edited by Y2Ken

Welcome to Dan and Jason! I'm really looking forward to seeing how they integrate with the current staff. As I know it'll be mentioned I'll say it would have been cool to see a more diverse representation, but the GB guys are usually pretty conscientious about that sort of stuff so I'm sure they took that into account. Without knowing the backstage workings it's difficult to say how many viable options they had, and I'm sure they made what they felt was the best call in the end.

That said, I think both these guys should be fun to have around. Jason you'd better bring the fighting games hard, Jeff needs legitimate competition (Brad does his best but it's not really his jam).

Edited by SuperJoe

Jeff was bribed with a free 12-month subscription to Game Informer.

Posted by VooDooPC

@conmulligan: I've been following these guys for years now, and they've all proven to be stand up dudes with stand up ethics, and are personal friends with many in the industry who are not white, women, or both, and frankly are the best in the business, as far as I'm concerned. But they also don't seem to be guys who would be into diversity for the sake of diversity.

Whatever may be extrapolated out of pure statistics, I have full faith that these guys simply picked the best new hires for their needs and atmosphere. I'm certain that it easily COULD HAVE been a woman or someone who wasn't white, it just happened to not be. They didn't hire based on WHAT the person is, but WHO they are.

And until things point otherwise, I will continue to stand by their staffing decisions.

Regardless, it's a new day for GB! Excited to see what's in store!

I agree. It's not really diverse if it's forced diversity, is it? People might as well be saying, "25% of the staff needs to be female, 15% need to be African American, 9.5% need to be Native American decedents". Fuck that. If there was a female that fit the bill, I'm sure they would have been hired.

Posted by johncallahan

G-Guys? It... It's not Tuesday.... I'm scared.

Posted by danryckert

Thanks for the kind words, folks! This is going to be a lot of fun.

Staff
Posted by Splodge

Thanks for the kind words, folks! This is going to be a lot of fun.

Huzzaharah!

Posted by RoyaleWifCheese

New hires! I'm so fucking excited for you guys. Good catch with Ryckert!

Now just hire Jeff Green, please.

Posted by Stonyman65

I don’t want to completely derail this thread because I really, really like Dan and Jason seems cool, but I can’t help but be profoundly disappointed that they didn’t take this opportunity to try and diversify the staff even a little bit. Giant Bomb now consists of 8 editors and producers, every one of them a white dude (9 if you count Rorie). I can’t think of a single other significant games site with such a homogenous staff. I really hope that concerns them and they keep it in mind for the next round of hiring because it’s beyond embarrassing at this point.

Anyway, I wish Dan and Jason the best and I’m positive they'll do a great job, but this still feels like a gigantic missed opportunity.

Dude, give it a break. You can't force diversity. If they hired these guys, they had a damn good reason for doing it. I'd rather have two guys who have great chemistry with the other staff that will do things right rather than have someone else just for the sake of "diversity". If they can hire a woman sometime, great But if they don't, there is a reason for it. Just be glad that the hired anyone at all - the way it sounds they had to fight for it.

Posted by Mercury45

I haven't listened to a second of this yet because of crappy Midwestern weather meaning my electricity just came back on, but welcome to Dan and Jason! I'm looking forward to the days to come with them onboard.

Now we'll just have to wonder about any potential hires Vinny and Alex may procure in the future...

Posted by huser

The EARLIEST Bombcast!

Posted by danlongman

@danryckert congrats! Jason too! Excited to see what you guys come up eith!

Edited by Nasar7

Congrats and welcome, new dudes.

Posted by TheCheese33

I don’t want to completely derail this thread because I really, really like Dan and Jason seems cool, but I can’t help but be profoundly disappointed that they didn’t take this opportunity to try and diversify the staff even a little bit. Giant Bomb now consists of 8 editors and producers, every one of them a white dude (9 if you count Rorie). I can’t think of a single other significant games site with such a homogenous staff. I really hope that concerns them and they keep it in mind for the next round of hiring because it’s beyond embarrassing at this point.

Anyway, I wish Dan and Jason the best and I’m positive they'll do a great job, but this still feels like a gigantic missed opportunity.

This. Giant Bomb had a chance to make something great happen, and instead they went with a guy who wrote one of those "quit being offended" articles.

Increasingly, it feels like GameSpot is becoming the place I always wished Giant Bomb would be (which is a weird turn of events since I followed Jeff + the gang over after the original GameSpot fallout).

Posted by Noogy

Giant Bomb expanding can only mean good things. This is great news.

Posted by freakin9

I hate them already and I haven't even pressed play.

Posted by Darand

What is this. Did I just lose a whole day of my life?

Posted by Gantrathor

I am so happy right now.

Posted by Jedted

I got a serious Marvel Heroes addiction too. I just bought Silver Surfer cause i felt i had to have it.