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Playdate: The Final Mario Party

It's Dan's last day and there's no better excuse to celebrate with Mario and his buds.

The crew of Giant Bomb invites you to join us for some fun times with video games.

Jan. 3 2020

Cast: Jeff, Vinny, Alex, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Abby

In This Episode:

Mario Party 2

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One final test of skill. Thanks for the memories Dan, thanks for never being afraid to say what’s on your mind and most of all thanks for being a cool guy.

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and that was the run.

Good luck Dan. it was hell of a ride

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The final Mario Party. Fantastic... and ended just the way you'd expect.

o7

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Good luck to you, Dan. You being a part of the site was one of the best things that happened to Giantbomb over the years. Thank You.

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Good Luck Have Mario Party

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What a fitting ending to everything Dan.

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Was that a Comedy Bang Bang BN Ladies reference at the beginning by Abby?

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DAAAAAANNNN!!!! You are so wacky, goofy, and positive! I love it and wish you the best!

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Just saying, in the "Best of Dan Ryckert" compilation video, Dan asking "can an old video game console get a virus" should cut to the GOTY 2015 cursed Mario Party cartridge footage.

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wait Dan is leaving?

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o7

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So Dan is leaving? Anyone know why?

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Noooooo! I didn't know! Dan your the best. I hope you go on to do great things and you have fun doing them. For me, you hold an irreplaceable spot on the team and you will be missed. Cant wait to see what you do next

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He got a job as a podcast producer at WWE. Can't make this shit up folks.

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You can tell Dan got a """proper""" job as this is the cleanest shaven and hair-cutted he has been in years

EDIT: Oh Jeff found the beard

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@meccagojira: ... why would you want to work for them? they're run by a bunch of crazy people who don't know how to run a buisness

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What in the HELL is this thing?!

Why wasn't I invited to this Martino party, I MADE Bruno!

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Sorry, double posting here, but I wish you and your family Tender Loving Care.

Dan, you've been a lot of fun on this ride and sad to see you go. Wishing you well for the future.

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Great way to go out.

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This was a fantastic stream, and your time here at Giant Bomb has been amazing, Dan!

Thank you so much for everything!

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Coming in after Ryan was never going to “Get Dan over” with a large portion of the fans but he did a hell of a jorb despite that. He’ll always be “Dan from Replay” in my head but somehow he was even better @ Giantbomb

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genuinely surprised GB managed to hold onto Dan for as long as it did, it always seemed it was just a matter of time before Dan moved up.

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This finale feels like Dan farting in the room and running out. Fitting, in a way.

Boy, this just makes me want to rewatch the live Mario Party Party with the cheering crowd.

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o7 :')

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Gonna miss you Dan

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This was a fantastically fitting way for Dan to close out his time with GB. It's been a true pleasure, and I wish him all the best in the future.

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Watching both Dan and Drew on Metal Gear Scanlon brought me to this site. Sad to see him leave but happy he is pursuing his dream. Good luck Dan!

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I had no idea Dan was leaving. That really sucks.

I'm still not over Jeff Green leaving games journalism.

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I sent over a mailbag package to Giant Bomb West, in hopes it would arrive in time for GotY. It likely arrived in time, but that week was crazy. Dan's present inside was made special for him. I do hope he gets it at some point.

Good luck in the future!

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I foresee Dan sneezing in front of Vince McMahon and losing his job within the first two weeks, or stumbling into a board meeting and walking out the new VP of Development (within the same time frame).

Good luck to you, Dan. Don't be a stranger.

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It's been fun learning way more about wrestling then I ever thought I would, thanks for all the fun over the years Dan!

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Oh no, this makes it even worse that there wasn't a Hitsmas this year!

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:( I only wish Dan the best... Gonna miss him but know he is going to a good place.

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Damn; I had no idea! Good luck out there Dan; it was great to have you here.

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ggs Dan.

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It’s always tough when a crew member leaves. Best of luck Dan.

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Fully cried at the end of this. Thank you Dan.

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Man, really? I hadn't listened to the podcast in full yet, so maybe it is in there, but this is a major surprise and a major bummer. Dan, you've been a fantastic part of Giant Bomb all these years, and I wish you the very best of luck and enjoyment in your new job.

I am sure GB will find someone new that is also great, like they have always done in the past, but I will miss your endless enthusiasm. Some of the best ideas for video series (like Metal Gear Scanlon) seem to have come through your desire to just go all-out in everything you do while you have a lot of fun doing it, and I have been very grateful for your influence within the team. All the best!

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Best of Luck Dan, FYI Connecticut is a nightmare hellscape that I spent the first 30 years of my life in. So enjoy!

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Tonight I will toast to the man who told the world he once cooked scrambled eggs with the shells included, and microwaved hotdogs with a shoebox. You are a wonderful human being, Dan (exceptionally amazingly lucky too), and I will miss your presence dearly on this site. Don't be a stranger and come back soon!

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This isn't goodbye. This is see you later.

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A sad farewell for the site. Hopefully Dan gets in front of a camera again soon enough. Knowing his luck and the shenanigans he pulls off, it'll happen eventually.

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This is gonna be the hardest replacement they will have to do since Ryan, GB will always be a pillar of games entertainment for me regardless but man, Dan was such a vital part for me and I’m sure for many others.

All the best Dan. you literally changed my life with anxiety as an ally and introducing meditation.