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#1 Posted by Rorie (2857 posts) -

Sorry if we've been quiet on the site for the past day; obviously yesterday was a bit hard on everyone here, especially after a long pent-up weekend. But it's been nice to see the overwhelming reaction to yesterday's news. I gave up pretty early on the idea of responding to all the tweets I got, but I did read them all, and most of the @giantbomb stuff as well (although it got more than I could keep up with for most of the day). It's been really good to hear all the kind things people have to say about Ryan both on Twitter and on the boards here.

I know you guys have questions. I've heard from a lot of you wondering about how to help Ryan's wife, or wanting to contribute to some kind of charity in his name. I don't have answers to that kind of stuff right this moment, but we'll definitely try to keep you guys informed as to what plans there are for that. I've also heard a lot of requests for a reissue of some of the older Ryan-oriented t-shirts, and we're looking into doing that as well, but it'll take some time to figure out the best way to do that. If we do that, we'll look into ways of ensuring the proceeds go to either a good cause or something incredibly stupid.

Obviously it's a good bet that this week is going to be pretty light content-wise. In the meantime, we've been promoting a lot of Ryan's greatest video hits on the homepage, so take a look at that! We'll be in touch.

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#2 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1240 posts) -

Take your time Rorie and thank you for letting us now. Ryan's family, friends and fans are all in my thoughts as we go through this tough time.

#3 Edited by Akyho (1597 posts) -

Just as long as you know Rorie and can pass our love for Ryan onto those who it matters. Not even just that...we cherish you all even more now.

Just keep up the hard work Matt and the gang.

I crack open a nookie Broon for Ryan. (Newcastle brown ale)

#4 Posted by rawrsair (821 posts) -

Take all the time you need guys, thanks so much for the update.

Hugs, thoughts, prayers, everything going to all of you GB guys and Ryans family right now.

<3

#5 Edited by jessej07 (213 posts) -

Go, go Giant Bomb! Thanks for taking the time to post, Rorie.

#6 Edited by amlabella (323 posts) -

Thanks for the update Rorie. As @noobsauceg7 already said, take your time, we're not worried about content at the moment. Our thoughts are with you guys and Ryan's family/friends.

#7 Posted by copax (21 posts) -

As long as we know that the rest of the crew are all right and are getting through this the best that they can, that's what I think a lot of us need to hear this week. At least for me it is.

#8 Edited by BigBoss1911 (2434 posts) -

Takes something like this to realize how great you guys are. Take as much time as you need.

#9 Posted by Sanity (1896 posts) -

Thanks for the update and take as long as you need guys.

#10 Posted by JJOR64 (18955 posts) -

Thanks for the update Rorie.

XOXOXOXO

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#11 Posted by LassieME (230 posts) -

Sounds good Rorie, my best wishes goes out to all of you at the office, as this must be a hard time for all of you.

#12 Posted by Fattony12000 (7283 posts) -

x

#13 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

Thanks for being open and communicative about all this. I wasn't expecting to see anything come out from GB today; take the time you guys need.

#14 Posted by AlisterCat (5531 posts) -

Thanks for the update Rorie. Not that I expected less, but it's good that you're keeping it classy. Some people are being weird about this and it's good that it isn't even being acknowledged.

#15 Posted by Lava (665 posts) -

Thanks for the update Rorie. Wish you all the best. I hope you guys take all the time you need.

#16 Posted by Rand (53 posts) -

Thank you Rorie for the update, take as much time as you duders need

#17 Posted by groverat (135 posts) -

@rorie: I vote "something incredibly stupid", because that's the best cause of all.

#18 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

take as long as you need

#19 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

Takes something like this to realize how great you guys are. Take as much time as you need.

I think we all knew we had something really special here with Ryan and the gang the whole time, which is why it became such a big thing in all of our lives, and which is why it's such a big deal that it's gone.

#20 Posted by zedman (85 posts) -

Thanks for the update @rorie best wishes to all of you guys...

#21 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

@rorie: Hope you guys are doing ok. Make sure you do what's right for you guys first and foremost, we'll all live if there's no content.

#22 Posted by ShaggE (6415 posts) -

Thanks in turn, Rorie. Don't worry about content; most of us are likely keeping ourselves occupied with old videos and Bombcasts right now anyway.

#23 Posted by Sneeze (90 posts) -

@rorie said:

Sorry if we've been quiet on the site for the past day

I'm probably just stating the obvious here, but there's no need to apologize.
I don't think there's a single soul on the site, that expects ANYTHING from you guys right now.

We all just want the best for you guys, and we'll be here whenever you're ready to return.

(Also, something stupid in honor of Ryan seems like a brilliant idea.)

#24 Posted by VIGGO123 (552 posts) -

You guys take all the time you need, I can't even imagine how hard this must be for you.

#25 Posted by isomeri (1253 posts) -

@rorie said:

If we do that, we'll look into ways of ensuring the proceeds go to either a good cause or something incredibly stupid.

This sentence finally put a smile on my face. Keep up the stupid!

#26 Posted by Berserk007 (203 posts) -

I have been crying most of the day with flashes of anger here and there, I can't explain it. No personality's in movies, tv, or anything short of a family members passing has affected me this way. I know I am not alone in this not even close and it is truly a testament to the man he was. Speaking for myself Giant Bomb has become more than a website, more than video-games, I can't describe what It is, all I can say is we all love Ryan and will miss him more than words can truly say, but if it hasn't been said yet (which I am sure it has)....I / We love all of you. My dearest Sympathies go out to you . - Nick

#27 Edited by Nadafinga (957 posts) -

Take all the time you need, we will be here when the gang decides to turn the camera/mics back on.

#28 Posted by Animasta (14669 posts) -

we love you guys, take as long as you need...

#29 Posted by solidlife (877 posts) -

Take as long as you guys need, The community will help in anyway that we can when we are called upon.

#30 Posted by Nev (544 posts) -

Much love, Rorie.

#31 Posted by SCOOTMAN (37 posts) -

You guys do whatever you need to do. We'll wait patiently.

#32 Edited by Bollard (5424 posts) -

@isomeri said:

@rorie said:

If we do that, we'll look into ways of ensuring the proceeds go to either a good cause or something incredibly stupid.

This sentence finally put a smile on my face. Keep up the stupid!

Both of these things are something I can get behind.

#33 Posted by DougQuaid (1274 posts) -

#34 Posted by CitizenCoffeeCake (495 posts) -

Good to hear from someone @rorie, I wish I could give you all a big box of puppies and a giant hug.

#35 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1633 posts) -

Thanks man, it's good to hear from you. I'll be here waiting. <3

#36 Posted by jarowdowsky (208 posts) -

Good stuff Rorie, you dudes keep each other well and get some time with your loved ones.

#37 Posted by punkxblaze (2971 posts) -

No rush, duders. Anyone who complains about no content this week can eat a dick, straight up, as Ryan probably would have wished upon them.

But I do hope, at some point, maybe not today, or this week, or even this month, but at some point, some incredibly stupid and yet touching video is made in his honor.

#38 Posted by Milkman (16637 posts) -

We love you, Rorie. Look at some puppies today for me.

#39 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

I think the fact you guys felt like you even needed to reach out or explain yourselves shows just how considerate and thoughtful the lot of you are. I continue to feel for you guys and Ryan's family and hope you all heal/get everything sorted out as best you can.

#40 Edited by Otacon (2209 posts) -

There is no need to apologise, we all understand how difficult this must be for you guys, take as long as you need. My thoughts are with you all.

#41 Posted by Excast (905 posts) -

Hey @rorie ...

I really can't imagine what you guys must be going through right now. It must be especially hard when it is a loss than affects you all on both a personal and professional level. I wish I had something profound to say, but it is hard to put these emotions into words. I just hope all of you guys know how much a lot of us really do care. We are pulling for you.

#42 Posted by kishinfoulux (2282 posts) -

No apologies necessary. You guys take as long as you need. We'll all be here waiting for your return when you are all good and ready. <3

#43 Posted by Mushir (2389 posts) -

We love you guys. Take all the time you need.

#44 Edited by Evilsbane (4591 posts) -

Glad to hear anything you guys take it easy!

#45 Posted by xengiantbomb (20 posts) -

You guys take all the time you need to heal, we will be here for you!

#46 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3186 posts) -

Much love to the Giant Bomb family.

#47 Edited by Lanechanger (461 posts) -

*hugs all around*

#48 Edited by MeatSim (10829 posts) -

Appreciate the news, I hope you guys are doing all right.

#49 Posted by Drebin_893 (2909 posts) -

Thanks a lot Rorie, you guys should just take as long as you need.

#50 Posted by Bob_Loblaw (110 posts) -

Thanks @rorie There's really no saying how stuff like this can affect everyone and we all just want you guys to come to terms with it in your own time.

When it gets to the point any of you fancy doing some dumb stuff loosely attributed to videogame coverage we'll all be here, until then there's the thousands of hours of amazing content that you guys have already given us.