Yeah, it's a bummer. My kids are getting older and playing games with me and I'd love to share GB with them, but I don't feel like I can. Instead they watch the most irritating people on youtube (as far as I can tell this describes everyone on youtube).
It's hard to imagine someone with that much drive and energy would spend his career being a video producer for some website that wasn't his, even if he loved the job.
All of Giant Bomb's hires have been great, but I feel like Dan, more than the others, changed the whole site. Pulling everyone kicking and screaming through Mario Party, for one, is probably the best video series on Giant Bomb.
He'll be missed but I'm really just happy he's found another hill to climb. Dan needs to be Dan, and that always meant his time at GB would come to an end.
We are excited to announce the creation of Launcher, a new section from the Sports department of The Post devoted to covering video gaming and esports.
Debuting Oct. 15, Launcher will feature coverage and analysis of the people, companies, teams and trends that make up this rapidly growing industry. Combining deep familiarity with the video gaming world and The Post’s journalistic excellence, Launcher will offer accountability reporting, cultural exploration, artistic criticism and instructive guides.
There's more in the link.
What do you guys think? I'd be interested in seeing more actual reporting in games, though I laughed a little bit at "instructive guides". I wonder if my next search for "Shadowkeep powerful gear" will come back with links to the Washington Post, along with the Forbes and Newsweek entries I already see.