"Do you like word-based board games?" - Ben Hanson's Pick Up Line
Ben "Big Poop" Hanson is the Video Producer at Game Informer. Ben is known for his wild pterodactyl laugh and love of Jurassic Park (and, to an extent, Terminator 2). Secretly, Ben Hanson wants to be a dinosaur. He is also capable of (and frequently demonstrates) a laugh resembling Crash Bandicoot, commonly mistaken for a Velociraptor chirp.
Since the finale of the Mega Man Legends Super Replay, Ben Hanson has become an occasional guest, and even hosted the Yoshi's Island Super Replay. Recently, he remains in his normal video producing and supervising role, but will talk from time to time. In the OverBlood 2 Super Replay, he is in every episode and speaks regularly. Perhaps his most overlooked quality is that he has 'seen the face of God' through the iPhone game known as "Triple Town".
Ben hosted the first Super Replay Showdown, a competition among certain Game Informer staff members to determine the featured game of the eleventh Super Replay. He also chose what games each of the staff members would play against one another, resulting is some interesting and hilarious matches.
Other notable characters with laughter similar to Ben Hanson:
- Shy Ronnie (Andy Samberg, SNL, Lonely Island)
- The Fury (Metal Gear Solid 3)
- Roberto (Futurama)
- Ass Dan from the Thrilla Killa Klowns (Bobby Moynihan, SNL, skip to 1:44)
Super Replay AppearancesEdit
- OverBlood (As information provider; gave the guests clues to the solutions of puzzles)
- Mega Man Legends - Episode 12 (Throughout as a provider of information; guests on episode 12)
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - Host
- OverBlood 2 - Episode 17 (As information provider and occasional guest; actually uses a mic!)
- Loveline is his favorite radio show.
- Agro from Shadow of the Colossus is the video game character he cares the most for.
- States that Kyle Hilliard has the same taste in video games as him.
- Believes that Rayman Origins is the best 2D platformer since Yoshi's Island.
- Considers the opening cutscene to the 1998 PC game Jurassic Park: Trespasser to be the most enthralling cutscene in gaming history