RIP Ryan. my condolances to all the friends and family. that dude was awesome
Thank you Ryan, and Bomb Crew!!
I have been a fan for a long time and crawled the forums but never registered until today, just to say thank you to the crew for being there in the best podcast form possible. I went through some terrible things a few years ago and the giantbombcast was the only thing that put a smile on my face, laughter in the air, and joy in my heart.
I meet you guys once at a arcade show in a hotel here in the bay years ago. surrounded by people and sweatier then balls. lol...
Seriously I love you guys and will miss ryan very much, I consider you guys friends in many ways!!
I really wish there was a Bay Area meet up!!!. . . lol, some gorillaz BBQ and laughs sounds GREAT!!!! just sayin...
also: best quotes I'll never forget:
"Walk the cow through a warm room, and then bring it to my plate" - "F*** you, I'm Megatron" - "China Don't Care"
China may not care, But we love Ryan Davis
This is the fourth comment I have posted here,
I be going through the stages of grief the way I am, shows what Ryan Davis meant in my life. I did nt always agree with what he said, or appreciate him as others did and I regret it very much. I wish I could have met him, but in a way I guess I did not need to. Ryan is a guy who I want to be, who I strive to be. Bringing happiness and joy to people's life. Being a great friend and a great co-worker.
I did not realize how hard this would be to overcome, but that just shows what an amazing human being Ryan Davis is.
Haven't been nearly as active on this site as i was when it first launched (or honestly way before that, when it was just a blog, and obviously back when he was on gamespot, hold up... damn i spent half my life reading this guys work and watching his videos etc. and out of all of the gb crew i always agreed with his opinions the most... i made an account the second it was possible on GB for the first couple of years i was easily one of the top ten most active members) but i havent been so active the past couple of years because im busy being in the military. Just found this out moments ago, i noticed a lot of ryan davis art on my facebook feed and at first just thought ha thats cool. Scrolled through like ok wtf its all ryan davis did he leave the site!? Like damn huge loss but wish him the best ill obviously still follow him though. Then i saw the news and was totally shocked. Dont know what happened but damn... I've alwYs thought the guys on the forum who ran to pax to meet other members and the site staff and seemed as though they cared about the guys who created this site a little too much were, sorry, but kind of weird... But for real, ialways loved these guys and their work and i find myself shocked and very very sorry for this loss... So i feel bad for having thought like that before now. Definitely right there with everyone else who was basically a just a fan. The extent of any communication with him i ever had was a few quips on the forums but i couldve easily seen myself buyin him a drink and hangin out he was definitely cool as fuck.
Definitely going to miss this guy. No idea what happened but RIP man... And to the GB crew- keep heads up guys. Terrible news. Going to listen to the bombcast now its been a while since last time i did...
I was in the Left 4 Dead 2 TNT and while I tried not to use my mic out of fear of saying something stupid or distracting, there was a point in the game where I just kept getting attacked by the other team as their seemingly sole target. So I finally spoke something into the mic "Why do you guys hate me so much!?" and while it wasn't really intended to be funny but it caused Ryan to laugh. I felt like there was no topping that so I never spoke the rest of the time and it's really insignificant in the grand scheme of things but I was glad I at least brought him a slight moment of joy.
happens here at about 15:30 http://www.twitch.tv/giantbomb/b/292373935
It's going to take time getting used to not hearing him in new bombcasts and videos. Wish I had something stronger to say, but I've never been great at this sort of thing. Miss you already, man.
Ryan, I am lucky enough to say I knew you. You always had a joke and weren't afraid to be you. I think I saw you at nearly every trade show and this just sux. Simply put, I liked you man. Some day, i expect to have a drink with you and Sanatra as we tell off color jokes. You my friend "are the most important man in the industry"
It's not much, but I wrote something to show my appreciation:
I have always loved the podcast (well maybe not so much the pre-GB-energy-drink-mouth-feel days), but never have had much time to spend on the site with the ton of other content. This past week has shown me how much I have been missing out.
I have nothing but respect and admiration for Ryan, who took his passion and made a living at it by sharing it with all of us. You are gone way too soon, and my heart breaks for your family and your Giant Bomb family (although I suspect to you, they all just fit under the same big umbrella of Family). Rest in Peace and safe passage.
I've never posted a comment on the site and only sent one email, but I am compelled to contribute to our collective thoughts and prayers. Rarely have I shed so many tears and drank so much bourbon for any family member or friend that I've lost. Thank you for all that you've done for us, our industry, and the cause for which this site is based. Thank you, Ryan. We will always love and remember you.
My deepest condolences to Ryan's friends and family during this time. Giant Bomb has been a staple of my daily/weekly life for quite some time now. While I didn't know him personally, I met him briefly at PAX East and it was amazing, the highlight of the show! It shows how special someone is when they can have that type of effect on what many would consider to be "strangers," and it speaks volumes as to who he was as a person.
Thank you for everything Ryan, you brought so much joy to so many!
Background: I've been in the industry for a long time. I've worked on lots of games. In 2004 a friend and I started our own game studio called A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games. We made lots of low-budget stuff for Sony, Capcom and Activision.
I never met Ryan, though I've turned to him for game news for a decade now. When he and Vinny did a quick-look of our game, ABC's "Wipeout: The Game" for Wii in 2010, he said one of the most flattering things I've ever heard someone say about my work.
We had very little time and very little money to put Wipeout together. We cut corners and we shipped bugs all in hopes we could make the game more fun than it had any right to be. I knew we had succeeded when, at the end of the quick look, Ryan said "I've had a blast here today playing this stupid, bad game with you."
I knew it was stupid and bad, that was the reality of the budget and timeline we signed up for. I was just stoked that people were smiling while they were playing it.
I've worked on some great games and some shit (Metacritic 25 to 92) and people have said good and bad things about them, but over all this time this one sentence is the only review that's ever stuck with me and I'm super proud of it.
Thanks Ryan, we'll always have Wipeout
Thanks for sharing that. It's incredible that he made such an impact on you with one sentence.
To the Giant Bomb crew,
I want to take just a moment to thank you and to let you all know how much you truly mean to me and the community. You all touch so many lives on a daily basis and I am sure that fact is lost when the pressures of entertaining and informing become a heavy burden to bear. Ryan was a very special and important part of Giant Bomb and although I did not know him personally, I felt like I knew him. It is a shame that sometimes we need to lose someone we care about, to finally speak up and thank those that have an impact on our lives. I am always entertained by the Bomb Crew and for that I want to personally thank you! I have read this outpouring of support over the past few days and it has been awesome to read the same things over and over again, you guys make a huge difference in the lives of your fans. Thank you for all that you do guys and Rest in Peace Ryan, you will be missed.
I have been out of touch with video games for the last month or so as my wife and I had a child. I'm still catching up through E3 bombcasts on my commute. Randomly I decided to look at joystiq headlines and see this horrible news. Unbelievable, there are no words.
Thank you Ryan for years of entertainment. My deepest condolences go out to the staff, Ryan's family and wife. Ryan seemed like a class act and a great person. To say he is irreplaceable or that he will be missed is a massive understatement. There is, at least, small comfort in knowing that he will always be with us via thousands of podcast and video hours. RIP - "Hello everyone, it's Tuesday..." Forever.
Well, I'm over hoping to find out that this a joke.
Thank you so, so much for everything you've given to us and the industry as a whole. As a kid browsing Gamespot, I never paid much attention to the people behind the content I was taking in. It wasn't until this site that I really knew who Ryan or any of the others were, and now I deeply regret missing the opportunity to not only witness his progression through the years but to just have him in my life for that extra chunk of time. For what I have gotten over the past 3 or so years though, I'm truly grateful. Laughs and good feelings in general are something special and don't come particularly often for me, but he was always reliable for them.
Again, thanks Ryan. RIP.
I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Ryan's passing. Thank you Ryan for all the laughs and entertainment you have provided us all for so many years. My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Also thanks to the entire GB crew for all the great work that you do. You all have more friends than you know...
My relationship with Giant Bomb has been mainly through the podcast for the last 4 years. I picked it out randomly from the podcast list in itunes while I was at work and have been listening every week since. Like many of the comments I have read, I never met him face to face, but I feel like I have lost a close friend. In fact I made this account just so I could come here and pay my respects to him and am getting tears in my eyes while I write. I remember watching people cry when random celebrities would die, like Princess Diana or Michael Jackson, and think "what the hell? How are you so upset over someone you didn't even know?", but now I understand completely. I didn't hear the news until today when I started listening to the bombcast and Vinny laid it out in the first sentence. I had read the podcast summary but thought they were just making a joke about him now being married, or maybe he was quitting. I had to fight back tears at work all day, until I finally got in my car and could let it out on the way home. July 3rd already held a sorrowful place in my heart, as coincidentally it's the day my dad passed away in 2012. I remember the fireworks in the sky that night as well as the following and pretending that they were all for him. This year I did the same thing and probably will for the rest of my life, except now I will remember not just one great man, but two.
I keep thinking about how much I'll miss his presence, superficial and detached as it may have been, in my life, and it makes my stomach turn. Then I consider how it must feel to have actually known him, or to have been married to him, and the tears start again. Never have I been so affected by a man I never really knew. My heart and prayers continue to be with the Giant Bomb crew, Anna, his family and friends, and the Giant Bomb community who collectively feel like they've lost their best friend.
Bombcast has gotten me through some of the worst times in my life and Ryan was a huge part of that. I've been crying off and on for the last few hours.
I will wear the fact that I was unintentionally ratted out by Ryan Davis through Twitter at California Extreme as a badge of honor for the rest of my days.
I've never interacted with the community until this point. i've always just been happy to absorb all the content this site offers and leave it at that. I've been trying to think of the right thing to say for 2 days now but I'm at a loss. Giant Bomb has helped me through some of the roughest parts of my life. I will never be able to put into words what it feels like to lose a friend who has never met me. All i know is nothing else mattered when i heard the words "Hey everyone it's Tuesday!"
Thanks for the laughs Ryan.
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