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#1  Edited By bacongames

This has been something I pondered a bit since the New Year and a bit after Patrick moved and Ryan tragically passed away. The work that Drew and others have done to become regulars on stuff like the Bombcast has been a delight but I think they and we all realize that this site needs to grow. This was even true when Ryan was still with us and it's an even more important question now.

With that said, we all know how important the roster is to the site and while trepidation and friction is inevitable (however unfortunate it's become over the years since Alex and Patrick have become more and more prominent), it's not a decision that should be made lightly. In almost complete contradiction, I actually want this to be somewhat of a springboard for lighthearted suggestions alongside serious ones.

So, who do you think would be a good new hire for Giant Bomb Dot Com?

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Probably no one?

But if they need to get one, get the Irishman.

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A wizard, none of this monk bullshit.

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#4  Edited By hatking

Me. I'm really good at ignoring idiots on the internet. And also good at getting drunk and playing games. That's pretty much this job, right?

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Jeff said the staff better grow this year. So I want three new people that no one has ever heard of to join the staff. Everyone will hate them for like two years, then it'll be ok.

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#6  Edited By Newfangled

Danny O'Dwyer.

Vinny's brother.

(new account; old user. something something email address something something accounts)

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@iron1c said:

But if they need to get one, get the Irishman.

Danny would just be amazing. It's not gonna happen though.

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I expect after finishing massive chalice Brad Muir will incorporate to the staff

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MC Skat Kat.

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John Drake. He could use his management experience to go to meetings for Jeff, freeing him up for videos. Also he would add at least 40% more sexy to the site.

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#11  Edited By crusader8463

Me.

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@eladren said:

I expect after finishing massive chalice Brad Muir will incorporate to the staff

I would say Jeff Green is more likely than Brad Muir since he's not employed by Popcap anymore. I don't think Brad wants to give up game developing any time soon. He might do some guesting when he has more free time.

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I'm hoping @rorie comes into the thread, says "Absolutely no one", and then drops the fucking mic. (By which I mean "he locks the thread".)

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I predict Brad will go from 5'6" to 6'1" and Jeff will hire a suspiciously attractive mantern.

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On personality alone, Danny O'Dwyer and Jeff Green would be nice.

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#18  Edited By achoyq

@iron1c said:

Probably no one?

But if they need to get one, get the Irishman.

YES

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#20  Edited By Pocky4Th3Win

On personality alone, Danny O'Dwyer and Jeff Green would be nice.

That's got my vote!

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#21  Edited By kedi2

@eladren said:

I expect after finishing massive chalice Brad Muir will incorporate to the staff

I would say Jeff Green is more likely than Brad Muir since he's not employed by Popcap anymore. I don't think Brad wants to give up game developing any time soon. He might do some guesting when he has more free time.

Jeff Green has a job, he's been unable to announce what it is though. He said he'll be able to reveal his new job either later this week or next week. He has also gone out of his way to say his new job is not Giant Bomb.

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It's Jeff Green. I know because my uncle works at Nintendo.

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they eventually sell Giantbomb to CBS interactive and then work for Twitch TV and then only cover league of legends and mock dota2.

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#24 chaser324  Moderator

Of the people mentioned thus far, I'd say Jeff Green is the only one that even could happen.

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#25  Edited By Oldirtybearon

Out of curiosity why do people want the GB staff to get bigger? I don't mean hiring engineers or production people but actual editors? The appeal of Giant Bomb is that it's a small group of people doing fun/dumb stuff. The larger the editorial staff gets, the less connected and (for lack of a better term) intimate the whole thing is.

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Danny O'Dwyer FTW! Seriously, his gentleman's penis would be a great addition. Also, Vinny wouldn't be the only one who might say, "cunt" on the podcast.

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Carrie Gouskos.

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@video_game_king said:

I'm hoping @rorie comes into the thread, says "Absolutely no one", and then drops the fucking mic. (By which I mean "he locks the thread".)

Jeff has said many a time that he wants more people on board, so I doubt that will happen.

Anyway, to answer the op's question. It doesn't really matter to me. Jeff and the rest of them will have to okay any knew hire, and that gives me enough confidence. They know how this site works best, so me or anyone else telling them who to hire is pointless, since they are the best judge of character for that sort of thing. What Im saying is: I trust them and their judgement. Whatever they want is cool.

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Out of curiosity why do people want the GB staff to get bigger? I don't mean hiring engineers or production people but actual editors? The appeal of Giant Bomb is that it's a small group of people doing fun/dumb stuff. The larger the editorial staff gets, the less connected and (for lack of a better term) intimate the whole thing is.

I think people just want a couple new faces around because it could potentially mean more content and shit like that. I don't think anyone here wants it to become so big that it loses that very appeal you speak of.

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#30 rorie  Staff

We are indeed hoping to hire a few more people in the near future. No current ETA, though.

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#31  Edited By Video_Game_King

@video_game_king said:

I'm hoping @rorie comes into the thread, says "Absolutely no one", and then drops the fucking mic. (By which I mean "he locks the thread".)

Jeff has said many a time that he wants more people on board, so I doubt that will happen.

Which is what would make it such an amazing response.

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The blonde chick from The Big Bang. Not the nerdy one, the other one. Hire her.

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^ Jeff Green confirmed

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Now when i say my pick i just want you to think about it for a second......Keanu Reeves. Imagine him being Keanu Reeves (a bill and ted version, point break, the matrix version) during am unprofessional friday, breaking brad, a mail bag....it would be amazing. Get on it Rorie

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Mel Gibson

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A trusted source told me that Nick Cannon will be joining the GB crew next month.

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#38  Edited By GeneralBison

A talking dog

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Leigh Alexander.

Oh god no!

Carrie Gouskos.

That would be nice. But i think she is busy being a producer producing produce. I think Jeff Green mentioned finding new work, GB would be awesome. Brad Muir is probably never leaving development.

Then there is, Dave. Hell yeah!

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Carrie Gouskos and Jeff Green would be my picks, but I doubt either is likely to happen. Other than those two, I honestly don't know. I'm kind of excited to see it happen, though. Here's hoping Jeff can convince CBSi to raise their budget (I assume that's the thing stopping them).

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#41  Edited By veektarius

Ice T

@generalbison: God, do you have any idea how annoying Rorie would be under those circumstances?

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#42  Edited By Kidavenger

Rich Gallup would be my pick, that or, bring back the interns, or even new interns.

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Cool Baby and Luchadeer. They've been working for free this whole time, it's about time they get a piece of the pie.

The blonde chick from The Big Bang. Not the nerdy one, the other one. Hire her.

That's a CBS show, so technically she already works there.

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It would be nice if they could get a new staff member that was a little more into Japanese games. No love for Shin Megami Tensei IV last year made me sad.

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At this point I dread any new additions to the staff. All I can hope is that they're mostly behind-the-scenes people who allow the current crew to be more camera more often and free up more time for them in general, as opposed to new people who crowd out the main crew as camera personalities.

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The RZA

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#47  Edited By fuzzypumpkin

@rorie: I'd be more than happy to join the crew. Thanks Rorie! :)

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#48  Edited By csl316

Someone brand new that just submits a resume and comes on board. Because quite honestly, some new blood would create a completely new dynamic.

I know they'll just hire some friends, but a fan of games that has knowledge, on-camera skills, the courage to speak up, and the ability to hold a thoughtful conversation would just be way more interesting. But who am I kidding?

Drew worked his way into the fold after starting on video, and his perspective can be so damn unique compared to the other guys. Having someone else gradually build themselves a role like that would be great. But bringing in some Superstar Game Journalist is probably easier, though too similar to a Miami Heat situation (imo).

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I guess it's hard to say specifically what to recommend without knowing what they want. Premium content, reviews, video editing, web-design. Quite a number of very specialized skills with moderate to little cross-over. In front of the camera I'd love to see some more diversity. Keza Macdonald would come to mind. I respect her opinion as she is good at articulating what she loves/hates about a specific title.

Is this person going solely cover games or things under the vague umbrella of tech & entertainment culture? I don't jump on board to the wresting or movie coverage as done by Alex and Rorie but I'm sure they are great. I simply have other sites that I prefer that focus and create regular content for those mediums. I go to GB for some great personalities, and Patricks also on the site. (just kidding!)

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Personally I think some of the personalities that used to be on the 1UP Show (which Patrick was a series regular) could be great. But NOT the artsy people, Patrick does enough of that. I like Shane Bettenheusen but he would be a too polarizing. Sean Baby? Other dudes on broken pixels?