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#1  Edited By AndyKoopa

I wanted to say sorry to Dan. When he first joined and Vinny left the Bombcast I just didn't like it at all. Maybe it was the change I didn't want or something but Dan has fit in just perfect. The guy is must see tv! So sorry for doubting you Dan.

Anyone else feel the same?

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Change is scary, and I couldn't see anyone coming in and fitting into the team that well, but goddamn Dan fits perfectly and is GREAT

I remember seeing him in the first UPF he was in and thinking he seemed kinda reserved and quiet.
Boy was I proved wrong.

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#3  Edited By Naoiko

I had a similar reaction to him at first. He seemed like this guy who had no grasp on the world who just said whatever. Over time I realized that was not only not the case, but he was very intelligent and honest dude. He's super funny and a great fit to the GB team. Super glad he got hired. =)

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Well Dan is great as always but i still dont like the lack of Vinny.

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nah, him and A-striker are such a natural fit

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I was on board with Dan from day one (I looked up some of his Game Informer stuff after he was officially announced)

Although I wish Vinny would've stayed in SF.

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#7  Edited By BBAlpert

I was already on board with Dan before he was even hired, but I was (unfairly) hesitant about Jason. But it turns that out he's an alright dude, too.

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#8  Edited By SarcasticMudcrab

It normally takes me a while to click with new guys but Dan is 1 of the few that I did from the start, still mega gutted about Vinny but that's just a seperate thing.

Be good if both Vinny and Alex made more frequent apperences though that's for sure.

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I wish the Giantbomb guys work together. At the very least, record a podcast together. I watched Dan's stuff at Game Informer and he was pretty great against the other personalities who actively engaged him (Watch his Half-Life super replay lol) and while he is great here, he was a better fit there. I guess give it a bit more time!

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I like Dan just fine, and he's solid at Quick Looks, but I won't apologize for thinking he has been a poor substitution for Vinny on the Bombcast (in the sense that many people would compare poorly to Vinny and Ryan). I get entertainment from the stories about Dan's baffling adult-child life, but his ability to work with the other guys and riff on an idea on the Bombcast still doesn't seem to show itself very often. It's not his fault, in that Jeff had a rapport with Vinny and Ryan that took years to build. It'll improve over time and that's fine.

It's still a ridiculous bummer how little air time Vinny has had in the past 6 months, between the studio delays, no podcast appearances, and all of the time lost due to Alex and Vinny researching Early Access games only to find out they aren't worth making a video out of.

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I'm not sorry. I've never seen him as a replacement for anyone because yo, nobody can replace vinny or ryan or patrick or jeff or brad or dan or drew or jason or rorie or alex or will smith or john drake or dave lang or samantha or anybody else that has shown up because they are all beautiful unique creatures.

Do I miss Vinny as a regular voice? yeah, but that's not Dan or Jason's fault. If anything, that's Jeff's fault for letting Vinny go to NY. Jeff should have been more dictatorial and just lock Vinny in the office and never let him leave. What's this "being a good and supportive boss and friend" junk?

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Dan is still the worst person ever, but now he is our worst person ever.

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Since you posted in the podcast board: I'm not the biggest Dan fan as a co-host. His stories are cool and he's a positive guy, but I really miss Patrick and Vinny for the games discussion. Vinny especially is just always on the fucking point and honest with his opinions and Dan just stays a bit too much in the background during those segments. Videos are where he shines. I hope they keep Jason in there. He doesn't that all that much either, but since Dan and Drew are not that active, having another voice in there definitely helps. And I like the stuff he plays. I do understand if they can't have him on every single week since both editors would be absent in that case. Unless they could send Vinny the files with iCloud mail or whatever. Speaking of him, really hope that Alex and him start up their own regular podcast once they've found their third person for GBE. I miss Bombin' the AM a lot.

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Vinny was the man and always will be. Dan's not bad though. I never doubted any newcomers since that's pretty unfair.

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#15  Edited By Quarters

I watched a couple of videos of Dan when I first heard he had been hired. I was immediately okay with it. Knew he would fit in awesome, and he didn't prove me wrong.

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Never disliked Dan, honestly he should host.

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I went to Game Informer mostly for Dan anyways, im more sorry to the GI dudes who I neglect to watch more lately since they lost their craziest member. Though I do still plan to watch their latest Super Replay, the New Years ones are always Super!

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#18  Edited By Levius

Apart from the Bombcast, I think I may prefer Dan to Vinny. I'm so sorry.

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Dan fit in day one with the Kevin Costner Casino story.

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dan's okay. vinny is still the king

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I like Dan a lot plus dwelling on things of which you have absolutely no control is not healthy.

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@lausebub said:

I miss Bombin' the AM a lot.

Me too :(

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@lausebub said:

I miss Bombin' the AM a lot.

Me too :(

Ditto. It's a bummer to have abruptly dropped from three weekly podcasts to one. I'm hoping Giantbomb East starts up a new podcast soon.

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Dan is entertaining, and I've had friends kind of like him, for whom nothing they say is really valid. At the same time, I don't think it would be a bad thing for him to learn to support his opinions better than saying 'x is awesome and y is for nerds'. Whenever he had a dog in the race in the limited portion of the GOTY I listened to, it seemed he just got rolled over.

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@unclebenny said:

@lausebub said:

I miss Bombin' the AM a lot.

Me too :(

Ditto. It's a bummer to have abruptly dropped from three weekly podcasts to one. I'm hoping Giantbomb East starts up a new podcast soon.

Yep. I especially liked the time that it was on. Since I'm on the west coast, I'd just be getting up and drinking coffee/checking email/whatever. I'm hoping for a GBeast In The Morning, or something similar.

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I've known about Dan for years, for better or worse. It was a great fit, I had no doubts.

Jason, too.

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Why is this a thread?

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hodor

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I'm fine with Dan but I am a bit tired of him being in almost all the quick looks. There has been a different vibe on content recently, and without Vinny, Patrick, and Ryan there is a lack of enthusiasm and energy in videos and podcasts.

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Before I discovered Giant Bomb I would watch Game informer's stuff almost solely because of Dan and his antics, when he came to Giant Bomb it was like a meeting of two masterminds in my eyes

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@big_jon said:

Why is this a thread?

You're a thread.

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I think before he joined I heard his name like once, but I didn't really know who he was. When I heard he was coming over here I was hesitant, in the way that I'm worried every new person is going to Scrappy it up. But he fits like a glove.

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When I realized he was the same guy who in an E3 podcast told the story of making a fake profile on OKcupid and getting a bunch of meat heads to show up for a woman who didn't exist, I knew he was the right guy for the job. And Jason is a quality dude as well.

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#33  Edited By mellotronrules

these threads are so damn odd.

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Dan sounded like a cool guy, and then he said Terminator 3 was better than 1. Like what kind of sick fuck says something like that?

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dan is great and so is jason

but man i miss vindog

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#36  Edited By noizy

@unclebenny said:

Do I miss Vinny as a regular voice? yeah, but that's not Dan or Jason's fault. If anything, that's Jeff's fault for letting Vinny go to NY. Jeff should have been more dictatorial and just lock Vinny in the office and never let him leave. What's this "being a good and supportive boss and friend" junk?

Vinny would simply have found another job in NYC; he's an awesome producer with incredible people skill.

I know you're saying this in jest. But in a way that's kind of the reality with people wanting to move. If they can't get what they want, they can get it elsewhere. You can't force people to stay at a job, and starting GBeast is the best compromise ("work/life balance"). When the office is ready and they get a new hire, I'm sure it'll be awesome.

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I miss Vinny and his goofiness and Charlie Tunoku and oh god now I'm in the corner crying.

But then I realize Giant Bomb is still cool guy stuff for cool guys, thanks to Dirty Dan.

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I got familiar with his work when I saw his name get tossed around here during the hiring process. After watching several super replays and dad videos he quickly proved himself to me. Dan Ryckert seems like the exact person you'd want at Giant Bomb. Goofy - Doesn't take things too seriously - Likes dumb games - Knows his shit - Funny. All of these traits are what I personally associate with this site and he perfectly matches them.

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i don't think u need to apologise for this :/

it's not like the man knows yr name

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Dan is what made me get a premium membership. I love Dan.

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Trust, fam.

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@muzhik said:

I was okay with Dan when he first joined because the only thing I knew him from was his couple of appearances on the bombcast where he was good and he started up Metal Gear Scannlon and the Mario Party Parties which I like. But, over last couple of months the constant wrestling talk (and I actually really like wrestling/Powerbombcast) and the dumb, ignorant guy shtick is getting on my nerves pretty badly. Also, his actually serious opinions seemed to be based on ignoring anything negative and just going with whatever is happening/ remaining willfully ignorant. And he also seems to be kind of malicious when he poking fun at people sometimes. I've actually been considering not renewing my premium membership because of it.

i think you're in the wrong thread, chief.

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Dan is entertaining on off-topic discussion. But I don't find his gaming discussion very interesting at all.

Patrick and Vinny helped temper Jeff/Brad's cynicism. But they had more interesting points to make.

Without Patrick, Vinny, and Ryan, I feel like Jeff and Brad overpower everything with their outlook. Dan just doesn't have the debate chops to go toe-to-toe. I want more diversity and it feels like everything is turning into The Jeff Clone Show.

And this makes the site's focus on Japanese games even weaker than before.

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I would totally watch a Dan Ryckert reality show which simply consists of a camera guy following Dan around day to day, especially after that wrestling video.

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I, for one, was super-impressed when Dan referenced John Brown while talking about Insane Clown Posse's ideology. Touche, sir.

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I, for one, was super-impressed when Dan referenced John Brown while talking about Insane Clown Posse's ideology. Touche, sir.

In Kansas, particularly for alumni of the University of Kansas, John Brown is a household name.

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Dan is something. I mean, I was all on board, made for hilarious moments. But on the latest bombcast they are talking about Gat out of Hell and encounter Jane Austen. He asked, "Who is that?" What the fuck man. This guy has written books. I mean sometimes his ignorance about stuff is funny but that shit just made me real fucking sad. Dude, why do you intentionally choose to be ignorant? Fuck man.