So Where is Rick Dyer Now?

#1 Posted by LevelUpAdrian (157 posts) -

So I've been digging into the history of Rick Dyer and been trying to, in a sense, "track him down". Thought after the discussion on Unprofessional Friday last week it'd be interesting to see what everyone else thought of Rick and whether anyone had any info on him?

#2 Posted by Aegon (5403 posts) -

I didn't watch UF yet, but just looking at his page it was very easy to find.

Dyer is now a certified REALTOR® in Julian, California at Apple Tree Realty.
#3 Posted by LevelUpAdrian (157 posts) -

@Aegon said:

I didn't watch UF yet, but just looking at his page it was very easy to find.

Dyer is now a certified REALTOR® in Julian, California at Apple Tree Realty.

Was expecting to hear some horrid "doom and gloom" story after we all saw how much money must've gone down the sink with the Halcyon and the like, but hearing that he seems to be doing well is strangely comforting in a sense. Thanks for sharing. I had heard about and seen that page but didn't know whether to believe it or not (missed the part where it mentions Dragon's Lair quite specifically and his face is quite obviously aged from all the video footage when the Halcyon was happening so wasn't quite sure whether it was him).

#4 Posted by Eidderf (506 posts) -

@LevelUpAdrian: So what you're saying is you're glad he's not in dyer straits

#5 Posted by LevelUpAdrian (157 posts) -

@Eidderf said:

@LevelUpAdrian: So what you're saying is you're glad he's not in dyer straits

BA DUM TISH!

But yeah, in a way.

#6 Posted by JordanaRama (161 posts) -

Do you think he's really pissed about the kinect?

#7 Posted by felakuti4life (144 posts) -

I'm sure he misses the industry to a certain extent. But I'm sure real estate is a little more comfortable as a career path than the games industry was in the 80s

#8 Posted by endaround (2138 posts) -

@felakuti4life said:

I'm sure he misses the industry to a certain extent. But I'm sure real estate is a little more comfortable as a career path than the games industry was in the 80s

I really don't know if this was meant to be serious...

#9 Posted by ThePickle (4153 posts) -

...there's a phone number on his realtor page.

#10 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1591 posts) -

I'm so glad he kept the mustache.

#11 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -
@Eidderf

@LevelUpAdrian: So what you're saying is you're glad he's not in dyer straits

I love you.
#12 Posted by LevelUpAdrian (157 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

...there's a phone number on his realtor page.

Sooo tempting.

#13 Posted by Jams (2959 posts) -

Come on guys, there's no such place as Julian, California. It's obviously a front for a secret military base.

#14 Posted by ajamafalous (11849 posts) -
@Eidderf said:

@LevelUpAdrian: So what you're saying is you're glad he's not in dyer straits

Fuck you.
#15 Edited by wumbo3000 (937 posts) -

Am I the only one who thinks 80's Rick Dyer looks eerily similar to Dave Snider?

#16 Posted by LevelUpAdrian (157 posts) -

@wumbo3000 said:

Am I the only one who thinks 80's Rick Dyer looks eerily similar to Dave Snider?

I'm listening...

#17 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

@LevelUpAdrian said:

@ThePickle said:

...there's a phone number on his realtor page.

Sooo tempting.

I considered calling, but I thought it best to defer to a professional and let Patrick know in case he wanted to do an interview. Though if nothing comes of that, I might just put on a journalism hat myself.

#18 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1386 posts) -

@wumbo3000 said:

Am I the only one who thinks 80's Rick Dyer looks eerily similar to Dave Snider?

New character for Dave to play on GOTY content as a special guest.

#19 Posted by LevelUpAdrian (157 posts) -

@Lucien_Lachance: I'm considering paying some Skype and ringing and doing a piece for my own job, but don't want to "steal" what should be Patrick's story. :P

#20 Posted by Slab64 (1048 posts) -

@Eidderf said:

@LevelUpAdrian: So what you're saying is you're glad he's not in dyer straits

Pun Level: Drew

#21 Posted by JasonR86 (9608 posts) -

@Aegon said:

I didn't watch UF yet, but just looking at his page it was very easy to find.

Dyer is now a certified REALTOR® in Julian, California at Apple Tree Realty.

God that picture of him is fucking terrifying.

#22 Posted by Reisz (1461 posts) -

@felakuti4life said:

I'm sure he misses the industry to a certain extent. But I'm sure real estate is a little more comfortable as a career path than the games industry was in the 80s

I gotta tell you, there isn't much comfortable about the Realty industry in California right now.

#23 Posted by Hunter5024 (5543 posts) -

Rick Dyer reminds me of Fuddruckers.

#24 Posted by felakuti4life (144 posts) -

@endaround said:

@felakuti4life said:

I'm sure he misses the industry to a certain extent. But I'm sure real estate is a little more comfortable as a career path than the games industry was in the 80s

I really don't know if this was meant to be serious...

It wasn't!

#25 Posted by BBAlpert (1370 posts) -

I finally figured out who he reminds me of!

The principal dude in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Or at least, Rick reminds me of what I vaguely remember that principal guy looking like.

#26 Posted by Unavailable (56 posts) -

@Eidderf said:

@LevelUpAdrian: So what you're saying is you're glad he's not in dyer straits

Get out of here Drew.

#27 Posted by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

Patrick said in UF he was going to track him down, Will He Deliver

#28 Posted by musclerider (588 posts) -

This thread is the top google search result for Rick Dyer.

#29 Posted by Snail (8580 posts) -

@musclerider said:

This thread is the top google search result for Rick Dyer.

The second result for the google search "Do different colored Froot Loops taste different?" is a Giant Bomb thread as well.

In short, I love this website.

#30 Posted by PhilipDuck (530 posts) -

The legend himself.. Ricky D

#31 Posted by Icemo (642 posts) -

Patrick should call him and ask where he could buy a Halcyon. I bet he will answer with a smile on his face.

#32 Posted by LevelUpAdrian (157 posts) -

@Icemo said:

Patrick should call him and ask where he could buy a Halcyon. I bet he will answer with a smile on his face.

YES. OH GOD PLEASE DO THIS.

#33 Posted by racebelly (18 posts) -

I met Rick Dyer, Don Bluth and Gary Goldman years ago at E3. They were signing posters for Dragon's Lair 3D. Very nice guys. I know most people think Dragon's Lair and Space Ace are terrible these days. But, I still enjoy playing them every once in while. I know a lot of it is nostalgia for me. But, back in the 80's there was always a big crowed around DL and SA (not so much Thayer Quest). They were the pioneers of Quick Time Events. Which are mostly terrible today.

#34 Posted by fisk0 (3849 posts) -

If nothing else, Patrick's old co-workers at 1UP could have use of that. Could be pretty fascinating Retronauts content.

#35 Posted by Korwin (2828 posts) -

@Lucien_Lachance said:

@LevelUpAdrian said:

@ThePickle said:

...there's a phone number on his realtor page.

Sooo tempting.

I considered calling, but I thought it best to defer to a professional and let Patrick know in case he wanted to do an interview. Though if nothing comes of that, I might just put on a journalism hat myself.

Call him up and just whisper Halcyon gentle down the phone then hang up.

Online
#36 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

@Korwin said:

@Lucien_Lachance said:

@LevelUpAdrian said:

@ThePickle said:

...there's a phone number on his realtor page.

Sooo tempting.

I considered calling, but I thought it best to defer to a professional and let Patrick know in case he wanted to do an interview. Though if nothing comes of that, I might just put on a journalism hat myself.

Call him up and just whisper Halcyon gentle down the phone then hang up.

I actually considered doing just that. I'm glad I didn't.

#37 Posted by Cretaceous_Bob (503 posts) -

@wumbo3000 said:

Am I the only one who thinks 80's Rick Dyer looks eerily similar to Dave Snider?

I found him eerily similar to Dave.

#38 Posted by ThePantheon (703 posts) -

Came here after watching UF, GIANT BOMB AGAIN DELIVERS.

#39 Posted by Benny (1947 posts) -

"The outer limits of Rick Dyer; few of us understand his orbit, but every so often, we know when he has returned to earth to unveil the next video generation."

Just perfect. I laugh so hard watching that part from the live stream again and again.

#40 Posted by jimmyfenix (3829 posts) -

hes says deal with it

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