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#1 Posted by migrations (105 posts) -

I'm sure many of you have posted this same post a million times, but I like this Ben guy a lot. His game taste aligns right with mine so far and he seems pretty sharp. I know Giant Bomb is a 'personality' led website, where the people that work there have to have traits that comedians have and the guy seems funny as well. His laugh is kind of goofy, he like utters out a "Uh!" Yeah I'm excited for the "young lions" of the Giant Bomb!

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#2 Posted by ValJean9430 (189 posts) -

I really enjoyed his personality and genuine enthusiasm on the last bombcast. Very nice fit I felt.

Can't wait to see his contributions to quick looks and unprofessional fridays.

*Crossing fingers for brad and ben daily dota.

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#3 Posted by deactivated-5b85a38d6c493 (1990 posts) -

Ben was great on the bombcast. I enjoyed his comments on Persona 5 and fighting games in particular.

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#4 Posted by effache (343 posts) -

Jeff perfectly set up an ace of bass reference that he totally whiffed on the last podcast so FUCK that guy.

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#5 Posted by Superkenon (1703 posts) -

Always enjoyed Ben back in his Whiskey Media intern days. Awesome to see him back in the fold, now front and center!

Welcome home, Ben!

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#6 Posted by Corvak (1968 posts) -

@effache: nah, dude just needs to open up his mind

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#7 Posted by WheresDerrick (326 posts) -

I think it will be a while for it to not be bizarre/slightly jarring that he's actually part of the crew now on equal footing because I still remember him as one of the interns.

He has the kind of laid back attitude most of the Bombcast has so he'll fit in perfectly.

Also I know we got two new hires but one is for the east crew however we lost two (Dan and Drew) from the West, is Ben the only hire for the West?

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#8 Posted by citizencoffeecake (1538 posts) -

I was a little worried but I think he's doing quite well.

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#9 Posted by ajamafalous (13816 posts) -

I've been following Ben 'Ben Pack' Pack on twitter (and also podburglars) since he was a Whiskey intern so I was elated to see that he was one of the new hires.

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#10 Posted by RetroMetal (870 posts) -

I too, am glad for his addition to the bombcast crew.

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#11 Posted by VierasTalo (1431 posts) -

@wheresderrick said:

Also I know we got two new hires but one is for the east crew however we lost two (Dan and Drew) from the West, is Ben the only hire for the West?

As was alluded to in the hires post on Monday, a new producer for West is being recruited and will be announced at some point in the future.

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#12 Posted by Shindig (4909 posts) -

Glad that he got a new home. One that is not on fire.

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#13 Posted by MattyFTM (14886 posts) -

@shindig said:

Glad that he got a new home. One that is not on fire.

Homes that are not on fire are the best kind of homes!!!

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#15 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7830 posts) -

I heard that dude REALLY likes Dota 2; if ya know what I mean ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

But for real, I like Ben a lot. He seems like a lovable goof and I'm happy he's on board. I wasn't really around here back when he was an intern, so he's new to me. Can't wait to see him in more stuff.

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#16 Edited by The_Last_Starfighter (507 posts) -

Just watched UPF and I gotta say, I really fuckin' like this Ben guy.

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#17 Edited by grandCurator (234 posts) -

Despite a lot of people's reactions to this week's UPF, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Ben was pretty much into every game played, even if a lot of people aren't fans of seeing said games on streams.

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#18 Posted by dgtlty (1221 posts) -

As long as he keeps that filthy DOTA talk off the air, there shouldn't be any problems.

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#19 Posted by forteexe21 (2026 posts) -

Yeah, but dota....

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#20 Posted by alwaysbebombing (2699 posts) -

Jeff did me good.

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#21 Posted by Vortextk (944 posts) -

"When I come to DOTA, I come hard."

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#22 Posted by MocBucket62 (2487 posts) -

Ben has been a fantastic addition to the the GBW staff. His first UPF was a whole lot of fun with him and Jeff playing Pokemon Puzzle League and them talking about Pokemon as a whole. Perhaps also thanks to him and us, Brad is now more aware of the many different Pokemon out there.

His laugh also rivals Brad's for best laugh on the site.

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#23 Edited by Picky_Bugger (241 posts) -

Ben is funny, Demo Derby was funny.

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#25 Edited by core1065 (668 posts) -

I love Ben's mustache, he looks like a WW1 bi-plane pilot.

I'm gonna miss him though, has anyone heard what's his next step is on Twitter?

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#26 Posted by sfw44 (274 posts) -

I like that guy, he fit in really well during the last Bombcast.

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#27 Posted by KingBonesaw (1398 posts) -

I like that this thread it Ben Packed with nice things to say about the dude since I've really liked what he's done so far.

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#28 Posted by ultimategamer69 (46 posts) -

bens extremely good.

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#29 Posted by Lanechanger (1679 posts) -

Forget a new camera person on the west, bring back ben's lens!

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Can we please talk about how good Ben is at playing video games AND being in front of the camera day one UPF?!

Dude was puzzling with Jeff and fighting gaming with Jason while holding a conversation like the whole gaming + talking thing was a myth!

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#30 Posted by csl316 (14959 posts) -

Ben was a great choice and already made GB West a lot more fun within a week.

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#31 Edited by JohnTunoku (418 posts) -

Ben is good, a quality videogamesmen.

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#32 Posted by ravingham91 (203 posts) -

Ben is great!

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#33 Posted by FrodoBaggins (2046 posts) -

Ben IS great!

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#34 Posted by Fetus (5 posts) -

I do enjoy the commentary of Ben, but man, that vocal roast is something else. It's one of those things that once you notice them, they don't quite stop grinding your gears.

Perhaps I can adapt, somehow.

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#35 Posted by JCole360 (35 posts) -

I feel like a bad person or something because I really can't stand him. Not sure why cuz I love goofy but for whatever reason his brand of it I just find draining. I'm hoping he grows on me tho cuz he's the only person I've genuinely not liked in the past 5 years I've been with the content.

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#36 Posted by Sargon (105 posts) -

@jcole360 said:

I feel like a bad person or something because I really can't stand him. Not sure why cuz I love goofy but for whatever reason his brand of it I just find draining. I'm hoping he grows on me tho cuz he's the only person I've genuinely not liked in the past 5 years I've been with the content.

He seems like a nice enough guy, but I don't feel the same connection to him than I do with most of the other GB hosts. Maybe it is an age thing (I don't even know how old he is but I get the impression he is younger than the rest of the crew), but I just have a hard time relating to many of his gaming tastes and other thoughts. And he didn't exactly win me over with the Guns N' Roses comment either...

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#37 Posted by csl316 (14959 posts) -
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I still remember Ben from his starring role here.

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#38 Posted by deactivated-5ba16609964d9 (3361 posts) -

That Ben really puts the "Giant" in Giant Bomb. Get it?