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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 241

It's a New Year and a new host! Listen in as Dan takes the reins to talk about Luigi's Mansion 3, Wattam, Phoenix Point, Satisfactory, WWE 2k20, and dead fish.

The Giant Bomb East team gathers to talk about the week in video games, their lives, and basically anything that interests them. All from New York City!

Jan. 3 2020

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Dan, Jeff B., Abby

Posted by: Abby

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This is 20/20

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BEASTIE TIME!

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Finally the decade has begun!

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Dan’s hosting?! Dear god, what have you done?!

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Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will miss you incredibly Dan. The amount of life you brought to the site was incredible. Wish you best of luck with what's next - but your time at GB was incredible.

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Damn.

Dan good luck.

On the new wrestling gig

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@joshakazam: the Fuck are you on about?! I'm only six minutes in and now I don't want to keep listening! He'll never leave if I don't hear him say it, right?

Edit: I'm gonna say it in Dan's mother tongue: Consarnit! :(

I'm wishing you the best, duder!

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I have not listened to this yet so if the Dan leaving stuff is a prank I will be sending out bills for the emotional damage.

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Well that's a bummer.

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it's not a prank

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Bummer. So is Dan going to make wrestling great again?

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So guys.

I heard people saying Dan is staying on the site, is this true?

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Thanks Dan for helping to make Giant Bomb such a crazy and unique site to visit and be a part of. Looking forward to seeing what is in your future.

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THANK YOU DAN! YOU DESERVE IT!

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The way I see it, you don’t listen, it’s not true. Sooooo, here’s to my head in the sand! (But just in case this is true - and again, head in the sand here not listening - best of luck, Dan!)

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Dan was sadly the only guy left on this site that seemed to genuinely have fun at doing what he did. But good thing that I already canceled my subscription after the terrible GOTY "content", so loosing access to premium will not be that much of bummer.

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:(

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Thanks Dan, we'll miss you!

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omg dan

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damn

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it will all be worth it if hikaru shida suplexes dan on television

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Best of luck Dan! You will be sorely missed around here buddy. I look forward to following your future successes.

PS: Hire Natalie Watson!

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@raszagal said:

Dan was sadly the only guy left on this site that seemed to genuinely have fun at doing what he did. But good thing that I already canceled my subscription after the terrible GOTY "content", so loosing access to premium will not be that much of bummer.

While I do think Abby has brought some enthusiasm to the table, Dan definitely was what basically saved the site after Ryan passed away. With things already being on a downward trajectory for quite some time (albeit with definite high points during that), I really do feel like this is something that will be impossible to recover from.

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Damn...

This might be the end of my time here. Dan was very much the one who brought new life to the site for me back when he and Jason were brought on, and really kept me around with the fun series and antics out east.

I'm excited for the new venture he's going into but this is a huge blow for the site.

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You ruined 2020 Dan.

Best of luck on your future endeavors!

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fuck

Love ya Dan, best of luck!

but fuuuuuuck

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There is certainly going to be a hole on the site moving forward. As many other people have said, Dan brought so much excitement and optimism for games to Giant Bomb. It'll be hard for the others to fill his shoes.

Good luck in the wrestling world!

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Damn, it's wild to imagine what GB will be like without Dan around. Thanks for everything you've brought to the site over the years, your energy and enthusiasm has been a delight and I can't wait to see what you get up to next.

In the time-honoured tradition, I wish you the very best of luck on your future endeavours!

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I'll miss listening to your unbridled enthusiasm and joy for games, Dan. I wish you much success in your next endeavour!

I'm excited about the prospect a new hire. This place needs a jolt of energy.

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I would have put money on Dan staying at Giant Bomb until the day he retired. Didn't see that one coming. That said, from my detached perspective as a fan, it was time.

They could never replace Ryan, and I still miss that dude a lot, but Dan was an injection of energy they needed at the time to move forward, and went on to take part in some of my favorite content ever on the site. He also had a tendency to dominate whatever he was involved with, and I think some features really suffered for that. I know I'm in the minority there. But he seems like a good dude by all accounts and he's gotten to live several dream jobs so good for him. I'd wish him luck but I feel like he's got that covered.

The upside to this is that GB kinda needed to regroup after a really disappointing GOTY and some new blood should help with that. I kinda hope Dan's replacement is the opposite of Dan.

For the love of all that's good in the world please hire another woman.

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Best of luck, Dan! Thanks for everything.

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This isn't great for the site obviously. He's half the reason I've kept a sub for the last couple of years. Hoping east (and west) get someone with even the slightest amount of enthusiasm and positivity as he had.

So many classic series with him at the helm:

  • Steal My Sunshine
  • Burgle My Bananas
  • Metal Gear Scanlon
  • Die Another Friday
  • Mario Party Party
  • This Is The Run
  • That DBZ podcast
  • etc

Wishing him all the best.

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I presume Dan incessantly getting chastised by someone helped further the decision. Best of luck, Dan. You'll be missed.

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That dan announcement hurt the shit out of me.... I know its sad

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Is Dan Ryckert All Elite?

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B-but... but... :(

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Haven't listened to this Beastcast but I always thought Dan would only leave Giant Bomb for a wrestling gig if anything else. Safe travels you insane trash popcorn panda!

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Godspeed, Dan.

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Absolutely shattered. Dan always injected so much effort & creativity into the segments & shows he put together. Plus his enthusiasm & positivity was a great counterpoint to a lot of the cynicism from the others.

Possibly a tad hyperbolic but I honestly worry about GB’s output going forward. Who on the current staff does what Dan does?

Thank you for everything Dan - you’ll be missed! 💣

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He came in loving Kojima and hating anime, and left the complete opposite.

He also brought lots of life and entertainment to the website. I hope every new day continues to be the best of his life, as he so often claims.

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So I guess... That was the run

:(

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Interesting, just yesterday I was looking around for Dan and Jason's GB debut.

Hey, best of luck. Next step in a wild and wacky dream life.

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@cuxun: I'm betting thats what it is. Possibly something to do with AEW.

I will miss Dan dearly. Goodbye you delightful goofball.

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Good luck to Dan for what I can only assume is a behind the scenes wrestling job.

Also, I look forward to whoever they hire as his replacement.

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What kind of jank ass TV is Vinny watching The Witcher on? It looks fantastic (jokes about the Nilfgard armor costume design aside). The performances are also so good. I've already watched the season twice.