#101 Posted by UnlimitedSheep (37 posts) -

I really hope there's another way to donate soon! I was looking forward to buying a shirt.

#102 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@darthb said:

I look forward to buying whatever shirt you replace this with. I only bought it to support Ryan's bride, with the shirt just being a bonus. Honestly, a better shirt honouring him would be appreciated, maybe with that olly moss drawing.

That'd be the best. I'd love that.

#103 Posted by Soap (3748 posts) -

Shame, I was looking forward to my order. As long as I'm still able to get what ever does happen now I'm fine though.

(It would really suck for example if you issued something else and I missed it before it sold out as someone who had ordered the original)

#104 Edited by theimmortalbum (552 posts) -

I'm not terribly sad at the loss of the shirt (it'd be an awkward thing to explain to the wife), but I would really, really like to be able to support Anna and the rest of Ryan's family in some way.

#105 Posted by CitizenCoffeeCake (839 posts) -

That really sucks. :(

#106 Edited by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@theimmortalbum said:

I'm not terribly sad at the loss of the shirt (it'd be an awkward thing to explain to the wife), but I would really, really like to be able to support Anna and the rest of Ryan's family in some way.

I understand people are sad about the loss of Ryan, but come on, it's not like he was part of a family living in absolute poverty. I think the outpouring of love is all the support they would have wanted.

#107 Edited by Zeik (3478 posts) -

@sooty said:

@theimmortalbum said:

I'm not terribly sad at the loss of the shirt (it'd be an awkward thing to explain to the wife), but I would really, really like to be able to support Anna and the rest of Ryan's family in some way.

I understand people are sad about the loss of Ryan, but come on, it's not like he was part of a family living in absolute poverty.

That's kind of missing the point.

#108 Posted by Tarsier (1491 posts) -

no swears aloud

#109 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5297 posts) -

@sooty said:

@theimmortalbum said:

I'm not terribly sad at the loss of the shirt (it'd be an awkward thing to explain to the wife), but I would really, really like to be able to support Anna and the rest of Ryan's family in some way.

I understand people are sad about the loss of Ryan, but come on, it's not like he was part of a family living in absolute poverty. I think the outpouring of love is all the support they would have wanted.

I get what you're saying, but a modest funeral (like the one I went to last year) wound up costing $20,000. That's a lot of money for anyone, and it's still quite a financial hit if a family pools together the necessary funds.

#110 Posted by mostman (265 posts) -

@oldirtybearon: Not to mention a wedding the week before that probably wasn't cheap either.

I'm just going to make up some fantastic reason in my head for why they pulled the shirt. In order to placate myself. Like, for example, in Ryan's will he left all rights to his name and likeness to Nolan North. Any future attempts to sell property with the name or likeness of Ryan Davis must now be cleared by Nolan North. When Nolan heard about this, he said that this would not be allowed, because he is instead creating his own tribute shirt. That talks. In the voice of Nolan North. "We miss you Ryan."

Now Tweet that!

#112 Posted by XenoNick (1525 posts) -

Gutted but understandable. Hopefully they do another shirt or something to raise money.

#113 Posted by JouselDelka (981 posts) -

@xenonick said:

Gutted but understandable. Hopefully they do another shirt or something to raise money.

Raise money for whom exactly? I didn't pay attention to the shirt shenanigans.

#114 Posted by MetalGearSunny (7466 posts) -

@xenonick said:

Gutted but understandable. Hopefully they do another shirt or something to raise money.

Raise money for whom exactly? I didn't pay attention to the shirt shenanigans.

Ryan's family to cover funeral expenses, etc.

#115 Posted by boatorious (105 posts) -

I feel like the fact that they aren't being more forthright with their reasoning goes against what Giant Bomb has stood for in the past: transparency.

If discussing the reason behind it doesn't help Ryan's family or his friends then there's no need to for them to discuss it. We can not know something once.

#116 Posted by firecracker22 (676 posts) -

I'm holding out hope for there being a China Don't Care reissue. Though, I'm starting to think helping Ryan's family won't be tied into a T-shirt anymore.

#117 Posted by Nights (638 posts) -

That's a huge bummer. Oh well, It is what it is.

#118 Posted by RudeTrooper (32 posts) -
#119 Posted by Fattony12000 (7970 posts) -

I'll make my own bootsy ass shirt.

It's what Ryan would have wanted.

#120 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@zeik said:

@sooty said:

@theimmortalbum said:

I'm not terribly sad at the loss of the shirt (it'd be an awkward thing to explain to the wife), but I would really, really like to be able to support Anna and the rest of Ryan's family in some way.

I understand people are sad about the loss of Ryan, but come on, it's not like he was part of a family living in absolute poverty.

That's kind of missing the point.

Not really, I just don't think the Davis family are some huge charity case people really need to be looking out for, however I do acknowledge funding both a wedding and a funeral in quick succession is both A) morbid and B) expensive.

#121 Posted by Zeik (3478 posts) -

@sooty: That's still missing the point. People aren't doing it because they believe they're in desperate need of charity, it's to show their support for the family of someone they cared about.

#122 Posted by FoolishChaos (453 posts) -

@darthb said:

I look forward to buying whatever shirt you replace this with. I only bought it to support Ryan's bride, with the shirt just being a bonus. Honestly, a better shirt honouring him would be appreciated, maybe with that olly moss drawing.

That'd be the best. I'd love that.

Yes... I cannot wear a Fuck, Ryan Davis shirt around. I can wear this shirt

#123 Edited by Roger_Klotz (807 posts) -

How about you guys sell the comma in the form of a patch and we can sew it on our existing Ryan Davis shirts.

#124 Posted by Itwongo (1547 posts) -
#125 Edited by TruthTellah (9655 posts) -

@sooty said:

@zeik said:

@sooty said:

@theimmortalbum said:

I'm not terribly sad at the loss of the shirt (it'd be an awkward thing to explain to the wife), but I would really, really like to be able to support Anna and the rest of Ryan's family in some way.

I understand people are sad about the loss of Ryan, but come on, it's not like he was part of a family living in absolute poverty.

That's kind of missing the point.

Not really, I just don't think the Davis family are some huge charity case people really need to be looking out for, however I do acknowledge funding both a wedding and a funeral in quick succession is both A) morbid and B) expensive.

I don't think anyone is suggesting that the Davis family wouldn't be able to handle it on their own, but people want to help if they can. It's a nice and possibly helpful gesture at a time when they are facing a high and unexpected cost for something truly tragic. If people want to provide them some financial support, it's nice when they can do so.

#126 Posted by TruthTellah (9655 posts) -

In light of this, maybe we could have a community contest for a shirt design? Everyone would go into it with the express understanding that it needed to be simple, perhaps two tone, and they waived any copyright to what they were designing. The designs would just be in honor of Ryan. People could vote on their favorites and the staff could choose whatever design they think will work best.

To me, it'd be a great big community ode to Ryan, and it would get us a shirt that people could buy to show support for Ryan's family at this time.

#127 Posted by 5Figh (173 posts) -

fuckin lol at how everyone started freakin out at CBSi like immediately

#128 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2308 posts) -

Hmm, wonder why this had to be cancelled. Can't be so simple as not enough supply as Rorie wont go into it, probably something more personal and inappropriate for public knowledge. Bummer man. I wouldn't be able to wear that shirt anyway.

#129 Edited by coakroach (2493 posts) -

Thanks Obama

#130 Edited by EquitasInvictus (2067 posts) -
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Hopefully there's still NARC shirts my size.

EDIT: Nope they're all gone too, sadly.

#131 Posted by ZolRoyce (1154 posts) -

Alright, so if we can't get a shirt that says 'Fuck, Ryan Davis' In big pink letters to wear around in public, could we at least get one that says 'Ryan Davis is shaking babies in heaven now.'? It's clearly the next best thing. (note, I do not take credit for that, I saw it in a YouTube comment by a username I do not remember at all)

But seriously, bummed out this happened, but I have faith that the GB team are working on something great up their sleeve to honor their great friend in shirt form, the suggestion/s up above about having the community pitch ideas if at all possible is pretty cool, especially with the outpouring of fan art that has happened already.

#132 Posted by Slag (5708 posts) -

That's extremely unfortunate.

This seems like a very solvable problem, but it's hard to know how to address it without understanding what created the issue. Hmm tricky business.

#133 Posted by ProfessorEss (7701 posts) -

Problem solved.

You're welcome.

#134 Posted by ThunderSlash (2418 posts) -

How about you guys sell the comma in the form of a patch and we can sew it on our existing Ryan Davis shirts.

That is the best idea I've heard all day.

#135 Posted by Nodima (1546 posts) -

Not to be a Negative Nancy, but I suppose to be a stereotypical message board poster, I was bummed out when the shirt was re-launched with the comma anyway. I was all set and ready to buy it until I saw that and decided it looked way too awkward to be happy owning.

Sorry your plans fell through, hope something more palatable to business concerns and my own tastes comes up later in the year. xoxo GB

#136 Posted by big_jon (6183 posts) -

Weakkkk. I got in early for once too.

#137 Posted by Lexus2jz (93 posts) -

Wow, Giant Bomb is about as transparent as big companies now-a-days :(

#138 Posted by cooljammer00 (2350 posts) -

It was probably something to do with the shirt distributors. Either way, I'll gladly wait for another way to support the Davis family and/or get a family version of a Ryan Davis tribute shirt.

#139 Posted by bushpusherr (967 posts) -
@godlyawesomeguy said:

I feel like the fact that they aren't being more forthright with their reasoning goes against what Giant Bomb has stood for in the past: transparency.

@lexus2jz said:

Wow, Giant Bomb is about as transparent as big companies now-a-days :(

If you are going to be this petty about "transparency," then I guess you were probably both upset when Jeff wouldn't talk about why he was fired from Gamespot way back when too. Fact of the matter is they aren't at liberty to talk about everything all the time, and we don't always have to know every little detail of their operation. Assuming they are trying to hide something or that this somehow is damaging to their integrity is fucking stupid.

#140 Posted by Lexus2jz (93 posts) -

@bushpusherr: Nope didn't give two shits why Jeff got fired because I did not purchase Jeff.

#141 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1271 posts) -

As long as there is something to do to help the Davis family at some point, I'll be happy to donate.

#142 Posted by DutchMeat (69 posts) -

That's a bummer, I was really looking forward to getting one of those shirts. Hopefully there will be some other thing down the line.

#143 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6420 posts) -

@bushpusherr: Jeff's termination was an in-house decision that really was none of anybody's business besides CBSi's and his. The only value we had stored up in Jeff was purely from watching him for so long, and that value is worth nothing. This shirt, on the other hand, many of use pre-paid for and are now randomly getting refunded without any explanation as to why. They didn't even stipulate such a decision with "legal reasons we are contractually obligated not to go into" or anything that would make us understand why they aren't elucidating on their decision. What we did get is that they simply won't explain and it reeks of them just being cagey for no particular reason other than to be cagey, and slightly dickish about it. Why? Who the hell knows! Why should we care? We only purchased the shirt with the intent of honoring Ryan and helping his family. They didn't have to go into detail, they could have given an outline, but instead the reasons they give are pretty much useless.

#144 Edited by BigJeffrey (5154 posts) -

I'd Love a China Dont Care, it says nothing about Ryan but i'd know.

#145 Posted by bushpusherr (967 posts) -

@lexus2jz: @godlyawesomeguy: And your money is being refunded. You have lost nothing. We know they can't do the shirt, and they aren't particularly happy about it either. They have said they will try to organize some other way to provide a service to help Ryan's family. What the fuck is cagey about this? Why is any other reason necessary? They haven't given us any reason to distrust them.

#146 Edited by Three0neFive (2313 posts) -

@bushpusherr: Jeff's termination was an in-house decision that really was none of anybody's business besides CBSi's and his. The only value we had stored up in Jeff was purely from watching him for so long, and that value is worth nothing. This shirt, on the other hand, many of use pre-paid for and are now randomly getting refunded without any explanation as to why. They didn't even stipulate such a decision with "legal reasons we are contractually obligated not to go into" or anything that would make us understand why they aren't elucidating on their decision. What we did get is that they simply won't explain and it reeks of them just being cagey for no particular reason other than to be cagey, and slightly dickish about it. Why? Who the hell knows! Why should we care? We only purchased the shirt with the intent of honoring Ryan and helping his family. They didn't have to go into detail, they could have given an outline, but instead the reasons they give are pretty much useless.

I'm going to go ahead and guess that Ryan's family are either uncomfortable with accepting the money or uncomfortable with the shirt itself. Those are pretty much the only two situations that make any sense, and in either case it's really none of our business.

#147 Posted by Zeik (3478 posts) -

@godlyawesomeguy:

There's absolutely nothing "dickish" about anything here except your comment. They are refunding your money, they have no obligations to you beyond that.

#148 Posted by slyspider (1568 posts) -

How long till I can just stop all the BS and buy the Ryan Davis bust I always wanted.

#149 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2519 posts) -

@eljosh said:

i personally would love the Olly Moss design on a shirt (not sure how that would work with nintendo copyrights,etc)

sad that its not coming out, not because i wanted to wear it, i wanted it frame personally, mainly wanted it to support ryan's family :(

That would be amazing!! I'm sure Olly would be down for it, probably just a lot of red tape and hoops to jump though.

#150 Edited by GaspoweR (4174 posts) -

They should do CHINA DON'T MIND shirts!!! I think Ryan would love that as a joke coming from Norm and at the very least it's something different and at least CHINA DON'T CARE remains something unique. I unfortunately didn't get the chance to order the shirt the first time but we can always have one made anyway.