Let's all welcome Austin Walker =D

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#1 Edited by Fobwashed (2784 posts) -

Hey ya'll, let's all welcome Austin Walker into the Giant Bomb family~! =D

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I'm super excited about one of my favorite writers coming on board to one of my favorite websites! Yesss~~~


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#2 Posted by jiggajoe14 (1822 posts) -


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#3 Posted by Mento (4285 posts) -

The mods can indeed confirm that Austin Walker is now part of Giant Bomb East. Everyone be sure to welcome him here.

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#5 Edited by vikingdeath1 (1307 posts) -

Oh wait for real? There's a new guy on the GBEast team? Cool!

Never heard of him, I hope I'm as happy with him as I have been with Dan & Jason!

(on a side note; I played some Roundabout for the first time yesterday and saw your big debut Fobwashed! Get it son!)

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#6 Posted by Yelix (386 posts) -

Whaaaa?! Awesome!

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#7 Edited by MattyFTM (14891 posts) -

I wasn't super familiar with Austin's work previously, but since the mods learned he was the new hire a few days ago I've read a bunch of his articles and he's a great writer. Looking forward to seeing his work on Giant Bomb. Here is his kinda "best of 2014" post which links to a load of his recent work, if anyone wants to check it out.

Welcome aboard, Austin.

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#8 Posted by thatpinguino (2847 posts) -

OH MY GOODNESS! Great get! I can't wait to see what he writes for the site!

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#9 Posted by redyoshi (1426 posts) -

What an awesome surprise. Welcome, Austin!

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#10 Posted by Joe423 (272 posts) -

Awesome, he's a great fit! Welcome Austin!

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#11 Posted by kylenalepa (188 posts) -

Welcome Austin! Looking forward to seeing your work and contributions.

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#12 Posted by jadegl (1414 posts) -

I'll join my fellow mod-types and the rest of the community by saying a big happy "Congrats and Welcome to GB!" to Austin!

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#13 Posted by Marokai (3711 posts) -

Exactly the sort of person I expected to be hired.

Welcome! And I look forward to seeing your work evolve with your time on this website. Should be very interesting.

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#14 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12638 posts) -

Neato! Austin's a great writer, and about the best pick they could have picked! Glad to welcome you, Austin! :D

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#15 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

I just knew they were going to announce the new hire via the Beastcast. Anywhoo neat, he seems alright from what I've heard of him thus far.

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#17 Edited by Gaff (2768 posts) -

Well, that was weird listening to the end of the BeastCast. Welcome!

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#18 Posted by jiggajoe14 (1822 posts) -

@rmanthorp: oh I can't wait for him to troll Dan and we can plaster comments with this :p

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#19 Posted by thdemn (155 posts) -

Welcome aboard Austin! Can't wait to see what you bring, really looking forward to it.

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#20 Edited by Olqavtoras (274 posts) -

Haven't listnes to the BeastCast yet, so this is a conplete surprise to me. Welcome Austin!!!:D

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#21 Edited by BTA (26 posts) -

This is beyond excellent! Welcome!

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#22 Posted by Burt (200 posts) -

Cool, welcome to GB Austin!

Anyone got some links for articles by Mr Walker so I can do a bit of background reading?

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#23 Posted by bigwinnerx (300 posts) -

Welcome! Now get out to California for E3!

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#24 Posted by AMyggen (7738 posts) -

Woot woot!

I've loved his writing over at Paste, so this is good!

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#26 Posted by Hayt (1692 posts) -

Looking at his top 10 from last year on this website he certainly has unique taste as far as giantbomb goes. Here's hoping he has stuff to say about more typical videogames too.

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#27 Posted by ShaggE (9302 posts) -

Spoilers, yeesh!

Also, yay! Also also, the next hire after Dan just *happens* to be named Austin, the last name of an iconic wrestler? I've got my eye on you, Mr. Walker... or should I say Dan Ryckert in disguise!?

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#28 Posted by boatorious (199 posts) -

Great! Welcome Austin!

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#29 Posted by Milkman (19304 posts) -

Unexpected choice for me but exciting to see someone get hired who's primarily a writer.

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#30 Posted by NuclearWinter (1007 posts) -

Welcome Austin!

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#31 Posted by BeachThunder (15167 posts) -

I have no idea what an Austin Walker is, but I look forward to finding out.

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#33 Posted by StarvingGamer (11518 posts) -

Always enjoyed Austin's work. Now it's just going to be easier for me to find. Welcome!

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#34 Edited by dudeglove (13779 posts) -

but does he like wrestling

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#35 Edited by johnnymcginley (527 posts) -

What a great hire, congrats Austin and welcome aboard.

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#36 Posted by SomeJerk (4077 posts) -

I read up a bit on his writings from links on neogaf and hot damn. Very welcome, Austin Walker! This is a nice GET

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#37 Edited by ShadowSwordmaster (1119 posts) -

Welcome Austin, hope you enjoy your stay.

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#38 Posted by GiantLizardKing (1144 posts) -

Wooooo! Welcome aboard!

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#39 Posted by Sykdom (237 posts) -

Welcome! Awesome :D

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#40 Posted by forteexe21 (2034 posts) -

Most important question: Whats his opinion on Yoshi and Mario Party?

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#41 Posted by WalterCrunkFite (618 posts) -

YEAH! Cool! A "fancy" person! GBEAST just gets better and better.

Such great news.

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#42 Edited by hassun (10030 posts) -

Let's all continue to ask Jeff who the new hire is!



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#45 Posted by Lurkero (627 posts) -

I listened to the podcast. Austin fit right in. Good hire.

Although, I was hoping that GB would add some 'estrogen' to the regular commentary.

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#46 Posted by Berserker976 (558 posts) -

After some cursory research I've learned Austin is a fan of tactical rpgs and Valkyria Chronicles. I cannot express how on board I am with this hire. Welcome to Giant Bomb, Austin!

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#47 Posted by excast (1385 posts) -

Didn't realize there was already a thread on this!

I'm also not very familiar with the guy, but he seems engaging and entertaining on the Beastcast. Hopefully he is a quality addition to the team.

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#48 Posted by DavidMerrick (211 posts) -

Also here's an essay he wrote on abuse in Gone Home. It's super good and now I'm going back through all of his stuff.

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#49 Posted by recroulette (5456 posts) -

Welcome to the crew! I have to admit I wasn't familiar with your work before today, but the stuff of yours I read has been awesome. Glad to see another writer on the staff

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#50 Posted by InsidiousTuna (577 posts) -

Austin is a longtime friend, a tremendous writer, a hilarious streamer on twitch, and just an incredibly passionate and considerate dude. Those of you that don't know him are in for a real fucking treat. I'm so excited.