Don't know anything about either of you but I'm looking forward to what you bring to the site
Yay, a positive thread. Just want to congrats Dan and Jason again. After listening to the podcast I'm very confident Jeff hired the best people for the job. I already knew Dan was awesome from his other work, he has so much experience in exactly what Giantbomb does, in particular a lot of the things he did at Gameinformer were very similar to Quicklooks and Endurance runs and often in the same sort of silly and fun tone. Plus he's done some memorable interviews. Clear to see that he'll be a great asset in the senior editor position. I didn't know much about Jason but I viewed some of his work and he was great on the podcast this week. Seems like a funny, chill guy. I like that he was unafraid to get his voice in there and even throw a few zingers out, plus it's nice to have another "married gamer" life perspective since Vinny moved. Now he just needs to pop out a kid so we can hear about how terrible plane rides with your baby is some more. I hope both of them are on the podcast every week instead of just Dan, I think they both can add a lot to it. Looking forward to quicklooks and UPF.
O and #hiredadryckert I hope he pops in once in a while on some video features with Dan still, those videos were awesome.
I'm looking forward to seeing how you both integrate with the site. Dan I'm pretty familiar with but mostly from Powerbombcast stuff; I don't know a whole lot about his work covering games but I think he can fit in well with the old guard. As for Jason, I don't really know a lot about him but he seems to be a fighting game enthusiast which is something I've been feeling GB needing for a little while (Brad has been filling the spot reasonably well but it seems more as though he's doing that so Jeff has someone to play against, rather than getting deep into them).
Welcome to Giant Bomb, and good luck for the future!
It appears that I missed some big brouhaha over the two new hires. I don't know much about them, but I did see the link to the "Giant Bombcast E3 2011: Internet Dating Pranks and Crazy People" part on an old bombast and Dan Ryckert was the dude that set up the blue shirt date prank. The guy seems okay to me.
OMG 13 hour wait until next QL. I need it now. Hopefully the new video guy gets some of the things about the videos in order. @drewbert does a great job but the last few videos have been off. The sound has been pretty quiet and the audio has been a little out of sync. But you cant fault Drew for that. He has super human hearing and can see into the future. It is hard for him to lower himself to our levels.
Grats on getting the jobs guys, hope you adjust well to the new position and don't let the ridiculous drama get to you. You will fit in great with the rest of the team and definitely bring a little more umph where needed. Also don't be afraid of making Jon Cena parody articles or anything, it is AOK!
Dan Ryckert seems like a perfect fit. Don't know much about Jason Oestreicher, despite the fact that he can't pronounce his own name correctly. ;P
I welcome them both with open arms and an open mind. They'll be having a blast, we'll be having a blast. Blasts will be had aplenty. I am sure of that.
Ill just repeat what i said in the bomb thread. I'm super excited for new blood! I started really digging into giant bomb about the time patrick showed up and I've really enjoyed the content he brought. As long as you guys bring your own perspective on things and aren't afraid to be yourself (even if that is "bad at videogames" or hating yoshi with a white hot passion) everything is going to turn out fine. Take the criticism with a grain of salt because there's a far greater nonvocal majority who likes ya just fine. Congratulations and good luck!
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