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Characters: Giant Bomb
Character page for the video game website Giant Bomb.

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    Editors 

Jeff Gerstmann

The co-founder of the site alongside Ryan and Giant Bomb's head dude. He reviews games and is a weekly guest on the Giant Bombcast, the site's weekly podcast.

Ryan Davis

The other co-founder of the site alongside Jeff. He was the former host of the Giant Bombcast, as well as live shows. In addition, he reviewed games infrequently. Ryan passed away on July 3, 2013, at the age of 34.

  • Ac CENT Uponthe Wrong Syl LA Ble: Liked to mispronounce words, but also liked to get overly angry at Will Smith for mispronouncing words...
  • Big Fun
  • Catchphrase: "Hey everybody, it's Tuesday [[insert date]] and you're listening to the Giant Bombcast!"
  • Happily Married: Unfortunately, Ryan passed only a few days after the ceremony.
  • In-Series Nickname: 'Taswell', which he used for his online aliases and in games. It was his great-grandfather's middle name that was also meant to be his, though Ryan's father mistakenly believed it to be 'Thomas', which Ryan's middle name ended up being.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: The sound of a fist pounding the table, then "God-DAMNIT!"
  • The Lancer

Brad Shoemaker

A reviewer who joined the site in June 2008. He is the current host of the Giant Bombcast.

Alex Navarro

A reviewer who worked for a movie site called Screened and also contributed to Giant Bomb part-time. After Giant Bomb's acquisition by CBS Interactive, he joined the site as a full-time employee. As of 2012, he lives in New York City and is officially Giant Bomb's East Coast correspondent, working separate from the site's main office in California. He reviews many games, writes his own column on the site called The Guns of Navarro, and also writes some news. Alex was an infrequent guest on the Giant Bombcast before moving.

  • Deadpan Snarker
  • In-Series Nickname: When deciding on a name for Patrick and Alex's two-man video feature, Jeff insisted on ending every suggestion with "with Scoops and the Wolf". Alex does not fully understand why he is "The Wolf".

Patrick Klepek

The main news editor who joined in April 2011. Patrick writes many news and opinion columns for the site and also reviews games. Like Alex, he does not work in the same office as the main team, having moved back to his hometown of Chicago in the summer of 2013. He was a weekly guest on the Giant Bombcast during his time in California.

Dan Ryckert

Formerly of Game Informer, Dan joined Giant Bomb as a Senior Editor in mid 2014. He is a weekly guest on the Giant Bombcast.

    Video Team 

Vincent "Vinny" Caravella

The lead video producer who is as prominent a personality as the editors. Vinny wrote a few reviews in the early days, but producing and managing video seems to eat up most of his time now. Moved back to his home state of New York in mid-2014 to join Alex in establishing a Giant Bomb office on the east coast. He was a weekly guest on the Giant Bombcast until his relocation.

  • Author Appeal: Games with a heavy focus on story. Will read companion novels (no matter how bad) and complete any sidequest promising to reveal even the tiniest amount of background information or lore. He also likes (more compelled) to complete collectables if a game has them.
  • Adorkable
  • The Big Guy
  • Happily Married
  • Mean Video Game Player, Nice Video Producer: In most cases, he comes across as a genuinely nice and happy guy. But get him in front of a game with a lot of Video Game Cruelty Potential (especially Sleeping Dogs), and watch him turn into a total sociopath.
    • In his GTAV video he stated that it was mostly for the show, and that he will regularly follow the rules of traffic for several hours in games.
  • Younger than They Look: The same age as Brad but his hair, or lack there of, makes him look older.

Drew Scanlon

Another video producer who shows up often in video features and live shows. Drew is a weekly guest on the Giant Bombcast as of 2013.

  • Ascended Extra: Unlike much of the Giant Bomb staff, he was not a former GameSpot editor but was originally hired as an intern. After being hired full time, he occasionally made guest appearances in Quick Looks and on the Bombcast when there was an empty seat. In the summer of 2013 he became a permanent member of the Bombcast and was included in the Game of the Year deliberations for the first time later that year.
  • Author Appeal: Extremely realistic and realistically complicated military/vehicle simulators. He's a bit of a military/outdoors nut in general. Also loves world travelling, which is probably half the reason he's the one who tends to go on the crew's crazy adventures (like to Iceland for Eve Online's Fanfest)
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Commonly compared with Michael C. Hall.
  • Formerly Fat: Once mentioned that he was "kind of a fat kid" in high school.
  • The Quiet One

Jason Oestreicher

Formerly of Game Informer, Jason joined as the site's new video guy alongside Dan in July 2014.

     Site Engineers aka "Top Men" 

Matt Rorie

Alexis Gallisá

Another site engineer who sometimes appears in video features.

     Former Employees 

Dave Snider

The former lead site engineer who often appeared in video features and left the site in 2013 to spend time with his family. Dave was an infrequent guest on the Giant Bombcast and wrote a few reviews. He still makes an occasional appearance on the Bombcast and Premium videos.

Ian Kelly

Behind-the-scenes tech guy who was sometimes heard in the background, and almost never seen. The guy that the Bomb Crew were talking to when they say "Can we get a little more game audio out here, Ian?"

     Frequent Guests 

Norman Chan

From Tested, Norm was a frequent collaborator when both sites worked in the same building as part of Whiskey Media.

John Drake

Now working at PlayStation, former employee at Harmonix.

Cara Ellison

A contributing writer at sites like Rock, Paper, Shotgun and Eurogamer, Cara is a recurring guest on Bombin’ the A.M. with Scoops and the Wolf.

Jeff Green

Currently a consultant for Hit Detection, his previous jobs have included being editor-in-chief of EA.com and an associate producer in the Sims team, editor-in-chief of GFW magazine, and the editor-in-chief of PC content at 1up.com. Has a Twitch channel where he plays Dark Souls poorly.

Matt Kessler

A former Giant Bomb intern, Matt Kessler is currently employed at Sony.

Dave Lang

CEO of Iron Galaxy Studios. History’s greatest monster.

Brad Muir

A designer at Double Fine Productions.

Danny O’Dwyer

A host and producer at Game Spot, Danny makes frequent appearances at Giant Bomb.

Will Smith

From Tested, Will was a frequent collaborator when both sites worked in the same building as part of Whiskey Media.

John Vignocchi

The executive producer of Disney Infinity. Formerly of Midway Games and Vogster Entertainment.

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