Danny is leaving GameSpot

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#1  Edited By DrDarkStryfe

Good luck with the next stop!

MOD EDIT:

Here's the tweet from Jeff addressing rumors Danny might be joining Giant Bomb.

And from Austin.

UPDATE: Danny's Patreon is now live.

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Any chance he heads to giant bomb or?

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#4  Edited By hassun

That actually comes as quite a surprise. He was talking about streaming more a short while ago...

Naturally I'll continue to track and follow him wherever he goes but I hope he can still come visit GB often and do streams/podcasts and stuff.

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Let the conspiracy talk begin!

Seriously though, that's a great loss for Gamespot. Danny was such a great personality for the site. I've enjoyed his presence and all the work he did hosting.

One can only hope he joins GB official like in some way or other. Either way I am looking forward to his future endeavors. Thanks for all your work so far Danny!

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It has to be GB or something like that. It'll break my heart if he goes PR/community...

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Yeah I'm kinda not sure what Gamespot even IS these days. After the big old guard purge there weren't a whole bunch of recognizable people left, and now Danny being gone...I'm not sure whats going on over there.

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RIP GameSpot videos. He was the best thing there video wise.

I wish him the best at what he does in the future.

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HE'S GOING TO VICE. FOLLOW THE MONEY.

But man, I was just thinking of Danny leaving this morning, apropos of nothing. Weird coincidence.

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#12  Edited By cloudymusic

Good luck with whatever your new thing is, Danny!

I sort of get the impression lately that GameSpot's days may be numbered.

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Vice! Everyone is going to Vice!

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Man, that sucks for Gamespot. I just hope this means he's coming to GB.

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Maybe he's joining Kinda Funny?

Whatever it is, good luck, Danny!

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Good luck to Danny on what I assume his next career is which is buying a professional rocket league team

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Please be Giant Bomb. It matches a good timetable for GB on since Austin left to announcing the next person, and his personality fits so well.

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So when is GB relabeled to GS since the GS offices are empty

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#22  Edited By flight815
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Ummm... what will this do to Alt+F1?

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Oh wow, didn't see that coming! Will be curious to see where he lands up... which is GBeast! He was there at NY to actually look for a place to live in and to fill in for Austin! If you freeze frame and enhance at 42:32 of the GBeast Minions Cup video you can see a reflection in his left eye that reveals all of this!

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#25  Edited By poisonmonkey

Good luck Danny, you are like the Giantbomb staffer we never had.

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Sad to see him go, but I hope what ever he does next is awesome for him! It would be great to see him join GB as he fits right in with the other guys. Good luck Danny!

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Can confirm Alt-F1 stays: https://twitter.com/dannyodwyer/status/771437068379574272

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GBEast maybe?

This probably means Alt+F1 and Danswers. Doubt he is moving to GBEast.

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There is an Irish Tax Loophole joke in here somewhere, right?

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#30 gamer_152  Moderator

Good luck to Danny on wherever he ends up next.

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From his Tumblr a few days ago:

"Question: Do you like living in Oakland? All I know about it is what I've seen in sons of anarchy or on the news.. Do you feel safe living there? Or would you like to move somewhere else?"

"Answer: Yea I love it here. It’s cheap but really pretty. There are some rough parts of Oakland, but it’s mostly pretty safe. I live in a super safe part of town with a lovely lake, diverse neighborhoods and good stores around. I really like it here. But myself and my wife are also considering moving to the east coast in the not-so-distant future so this probably isn’t where we settle down. I mean, you can’t. For as affordable as our rent is, buying a house here is impossible."

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It would be a shame if he didn't do something that would leverage his background in covering video games. I know he used to do web design and obviously he can do some production work so it will be interesting to see what comes of this. He was Giant Bomb's favorite adopted editor.

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#33  Edited By eureca

I am really going to miss him on there. I hope I can continue to watch him covering games somewhere. Giant bomb east? Either way I would watch him anywhere.

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Godspeed Danny! I can't live without that glorious irish accent. I will follow him wherever he may go.

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GS continues to bleed out. Welp, as long as he keeps showing up here from time to time. Best of luck to Beef O'Brady.

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Hopefully he ends up at GBeast. Think the whole community has wanted him on the team ever since he first showed up onscreen. They can then headhunt Mary Kish!

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Noooooooooo =(

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Ah Danny joining GBeast would be cool

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I know I sound very dumb saying this, but damn do I hope he joins GBeast. He would just be so good there.

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#40 chaser324  Moderator

Maybe he's going to Glixel? Glixel is still supposed to eventually be a thing right?

...OK. He's probably not going to Glixel.

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I did not expect this. Very sad news.

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He's not going to Vice.

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So who else is left at Gamespot now beside Mary Kish? Can they even recover from losing Danny?

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There will be others. There's always others.

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@ydross: Erick, Rob, Peter, Mike, Alexa, etc.

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@ydross said:

So who else is left at Gamespot now beside Mary Kish? Can they even recover from losing Danny?

Considering they are still around even after losing basically their entire team at one point (Alex, Vinny, Ryan, Jeff, Rich, Greg, and others) I think they'll survive.

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@chaser324 said:

Maybe he's going to Glixel? Glixel is still supposed to eventually be a thing right?

...OK. He's probably not going to Glixel.

I'd say this is a fairly distinct possibility, actually. They're supposed to be launching in the next couple of months so now'd be the time for them to staff up, and I imagine John Davison is pretty familiar with Danny from his time running GameSpot. Assuming they're going heavy on video, Danny would be a perfect fit there.

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Man that's a crippling loss for Gamespot. Not a terrible surprise given the crossroads his life seems to be at personally and professionally outside looking in.

Danny is perhaps the best voice in Gaming Journalism of his generation and he does it without having to resort to gimmicks/jump cuts etc that many of his talented peers seem to need. I slefishly hope whatever he does we continue to get his perspective on the game industry.

Danny is 100% the reason I gave Gamespot a second chance after 2007 and I'm glad I did as there are some great ppl there now (Mary, Alexa, Peter Brown, Erick Tay, Zorine Te among others).

All I can say is thank you Danny for all you've done thus far and I wish you the best in whatever is next.