• DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Could Jeff be a comedian?. on the General Discussion board

    I would love, love, love it if he wrote a comedic collection of anecdotes called Tales from the Compound about his quasi-shady exploits living with a bunch of other people last decade, what with the ...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Let's Show Some Friendly Support for Alex. on the Off-Topic board

    Alex has become my favourite member of the crew in the last year. His criticism is always on point, and he always surprises me with one bit of knowledge or another. I can't understate how funny he is...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Giant Bomb (East) is hiring a Senior news editor. on the General Discussion board

    @hoodcommando said:Why is everyone talking about Cara Elison, where did that come from?She's a super good, super funny games writer who has made numerous appearances on the site, gets on very well wi...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Giant Bomb (East) is hiring a Senior news editor. on the General Discussion board

    Jeff stated earlier this year that GB is doing really well financially. I wouldn't be surprised if they could support another staff member@mechakirby said:Honestly the way chat reacts when Mary Kish ...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Giant Bomb (East) is hiring a Senior news editor. on the General Discussion board

    Please please please I hope Cara applies and gets this. She has fantastic insight on a wide variety of facets of gaming culture and gets along so well with the crew. She'd be a perfect fit.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Shocktober: Week Three (And Four?). on the General Discussion board

    It's too bad that Exists is such a disappointment, because Sanchez's earlier movie, Lovely Molly, is hands down one of the best horror movies I've ever seen, a worthy successor to Blair Witch, and am...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Do you think the crew are scared of GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @demoskinos: No. Only GamerGate has been consistently guilty of this. Don't buy into their false equivocation.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Do you think the crew are scared of GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    This isn't drama. Peoples lives are being threatened, their bodies targeted for rape. A few people have quit their careers rather than put up with this awful abuse. Zoe and Anita are working with the...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Do you think the crew are scared of GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    Yes, I do. This is the industry they report on, whose cultural issues they examine. This is absolutely something they should be writing about.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Do you think the crew are scared of GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    Going on two months now. Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian are still putting up with this shit, still working with the FBI to prosecute their abusers. Brianna Wu and her husband had to flee their home. A...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Do you think the crew are scared of GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    I've messaged the guys regarding the Escapist piece and Brianna Wu's doxxing. I've appreciated Patrick and Alex's individual commentary, but that gives detractors the chance to dismiss their opinions...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Things Dan Ryckert Considers Fancy. on the Dan Ryckert board

    I don't have anything to add to this list but I think David Letterman's cameo in Cabin Boy is Dan's cinematic equivalent.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X8istCTeQE

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Pandorum. on the Dead Space board

    Pandorum isn't high art in any way but it's a damn fun movie. I actually thought it executed on its premise and themes much better than Event Horizon.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Giant Bomb Handy Review Legend. on the Off-Topic board

    Is 4 supposed to be Vinny or Dan?

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Has Jeff become a jaded old man?. on the General Discussion board

    I swear, there's a thread every couple months about whether Jeff's jaded or not.In my opinion, no. He has idiosyncratic tastes, and I don't agree with half of them, but he's arrived at them after dec...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 09/05/2014. on the Gods Will Be Watching board

    @mintyice said:@patrickklepek: Will people stop complaining once games come out again? I feel like half the reason this issue is as big as it is is because nothing's out. It's a distraction when peopl...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 09/05/2014. on the Gods Will Be Watching board

    @cthomer5000 said:The whole situation is a nightmare - it's basically just a bunch of scumbags out to ruin people. The fact that they are connected to gaming is probably irrelevant to them. The fact t...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 09/05/2014. on the Gods Will Be Watching board

    @the_reflection: If all you really want is to hate on a specific website, like, aren't there better things to want in life?

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Drew and Dan. on the General Discussion board

    Unexpected friendships are the best. Dan and Drew are the Gimli and Legolas of Giant Bomb, respectively.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic #Gamergate confirmed to be a mysogynistic attack by 4chan.. on the General Discussion board

    She's making a case for the FBI, so it's really pointless to discuss what is and what isn't substantiated. Like, the actual fucking feds are deciding that. That's how serious it got.