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#1 Posted by Zauzazu (71 posts) -

What can we, the Giant Bomb community do as a group effort to pay tribute to a duder we never knew, yet cherished like a friend? Something big and as a group to tell the rest of the GB crew that we're right there with them? Get brainstorming!

#2 Edited by D_W (1125 posts) -

This is what I was wondering too. I feel we should do something as a community for him. I don't know what exactly though. It seems kind of dickish to mass send flowers to the office or something like that though.

#3 Posted by BonOrbitz (2160 posts) -

I'd like to do something, but I never knew what's appropriate for someone I greatly admired and considered a virtual friend. I just want to show my respect in some way that's more than just posting on the forums.

#4 Posted by Ragnar (89 posts) -

Perhaps a collective donation to a charity in his name. Child's Play comes to mind, but maybe we can ask one of the folks who knew him if he had one he preferred.

#5 Edited by TheThirdRLM (145 posts) -

We need to do something for sure. What? I don't know. Its so fresh still and I'm not sure what the best course of action would be at this moment.

#6 Posted by bslayer (221 posts) -

While I personally can't think of anything, I'm sure that whoever does will be sincere. The giantbomb community is one of the most talented ever and I know something fitting will come out of this.

#7 Posted by mrfluke (5092 posts) -
#8 Edited by Mikular (161 posts) -

I'd be up for making a donation. Anything, really. On a separate note, I can't even begin to imagine the mail they'll be getting over the next month.

I had no idea it would hit me this hard. I almost held it together, then came the wedding photos.

#9 Edited by HalloweenBlues (8 posts) -

I don't think they necessarily need a tribute for Ryan Davis. I think the public outcry is enough to let them know that we're suffering along with them. Best way to honor a loveable guy like Ryan is to remember to tell your friends and family how much you love them and cherish the time you have with them.

However, there's nothing wrong with people working through their grief in artistic ways. Which I'm sure we'll see a lot of in the coming days. Those kind of tributes across the internet will be a nice gesture.

#10 Edited by cutyoface (541 posts) -

I don't know what but we need to do something.

#11 Edited by Gaff (1652 posts) -

I'm sure the guys will, in time, suggest something (donating to charity like Child's Play) that we could do. Then again, the news broke the site for a few minutes and Ryan was trending on Twitter, so guess they know.

Then again: http://marathon.speeddemosarchive.com/ Summer Games Done Quick 2013 is coming up. Donations for a save file name, maybe?

#12 Posted by LikeaSsur (1495 posts) -

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'll be wearing this a lot more often.

#13 Posted by Jimbo (9772 posts) -

<< Throw up your Davatar

#14 Posted by dr_mantas (1796 posts) -

A huge golden statue of him showing the finger.

Build it in front of a horse racing track.

#15 Posted by christopherson329 (210 posts) -

No clue what to do but I need to do something to thank him for all the joy and laughter he has given me.

#16 Edited by thatdutchguy (1271 posts) -

First thing is to change your avatar to this or any other Ryan Davis picture you like :

#17 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3025 posts) -

From what I've seen on twitter:

  1. Play your summer jams loud
  2. Wear your Giant Bomb attire
  3. Rock your colored new balance kicks
  4. Change your avatar to a Mr. Davis
  5. Live life with a laugh

RIP Ryan.

#18 Posted by Benny (1947 posts) -

Laugh hard and laugh loud.

#19 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

I don't have the tech skills to do this but is it possible to do maybe the best of Ryan podcast stuff? He was the fucking glue of the podcast, a natural host and every week he brightened so many days just with that podcast. In my opinion, the bombcast success is his greatest achievement and it would be fantastic to have a podcast of all his best moments, which there are a lot off. Rest in peace duder.

#20 Posted by Monopolized (454 posts) -

I say, a memorial T-shirt, all proceeded go to Ryan's Family.

#21 Posted by shinjin977 (748 posts) -

Just keep smiling/laughing, I don't know the man personally but I feel like that's what hes about. Mourn his loss and never forget.

#22 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

I'd be up for anyone you guys have planned. Charity, community event, anything.

Changed my avatar first of all.

#23 Posted by Rorie (2697 posts) -

I appreciate the thought. I'm sure we'll put together something for the community to do in the next few days after we slowly get our footing over here. In the meantime, just posting your best memories is a good first step.

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#24 Edited by sub_o (838 posts) -

If they were to reprint Fuck Ryan Davis shirt, I'd get one.

We could do community videos for games that Ryan really liked throughout the years.

#25 Edited by Splodge (1069 posts) -

Sometimes when people die, their families accept donations to a local hospice / charity at the funeral. A guy like Ryan definitely must have had a cause close to his heart.

When the guys feel up to it, I think it would be a good idea to let the GB community know where we can donate to.

If we could collectively change the lives of some strangers for the better as a result of this tragic event, I think it would be very fitting.

I live thousands of miles away from GB crew, and Ryan added much joy to my days.

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#26 Posted by ztiworoh (731 posts) -

@rorie: What about some sort of community charity marathon based around Ryan's favorite games?

#27 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5137 posts) -

@ztiworoh said:

@rorie: What about some sort of community charity marathon based around Ryan's favorite games?

This is a really good idea.

#28 Posted by Willza92 (259 posts) -

I think now is as good a time as any to get 'mum' tattoo'd in binary around my right forearm. I always thought that was a brilliant idea for a tattoo and hated Ryan a little for getting there before I had ever even thought of it :P

However, bring on the charity streams and fund raisers. We need to do something, seriously.

#29 Edited by sub_o (838 posts) -

In NeoGAF, everyone starts to add this to their avatar picture. Maybe we could do the same ?

#30 Posted by Jimbo (9772 posts) -

First thing is to change your avatar to this or any other Ryan Davis picture you like :

Fuck, that picture is way better. I'm changing.

#31 Posted by kishinfoulux (2255 posts) -

@splodge said:

Sometimes when people die, their families accept donations to a local hospice / charity at the funeral. A guy like Ryan definitely must have had a cause close to his heart.

When the guys feel up to it, I think it would be a good idea to let the GB community know where we can donate to.

If we could collectively change the lives of some strangers for the better as a result of this tragic event, I think it would be very fitting.

I live thousands of miles away from GB crew, and Ryan added much joy to my days.

If someone wants to set up a donation for his wife or something I'd totally contribute and I'm sure many others will.

#32 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -
#33 Posted by Gowans007 (17 posts) -

This Friday I'm meeting up with a mate I haven't seen in a while and playing games over this.

I would love to donate to something for his family, a close charity, childsplay, a memorial, a game design scholarship (Ryan Davis Services To Silly Games Scholarship) anything. You have my money.

#34 Edited by Splodge (1069 posts) -

@kishinfoulux said:

@splodge said:

Sometimes when people die, their families accept donations to a local hospice / charity at the funeral. A guy like Ryan definitely must have had a cause close to his heart.

When the guys feel up to it, I think it would be a good idea to let the GB community know where we can donate to.

If we could collectively change the lives of some strangers for the better as a result of this tragic event, I think it would be very fitting.

I live thousands of miles away from GB crew, and Ryan added much joy to my days.

If someone wants to set up a donation for his wife or something I'd totally contribute and I'm sure many others will.

I am picturing some small homeless charity organisation in his home town receiving thousands of dollars in donations that would keep them going for a long time. Someone who touched so many people can leave a legacy in death in this manner. I have lost friends who died at similar ages, 29 and 30, and we made sure that their causes got massive donations that funded them for several years.

And of course, anything we can do to help his family in this horrible time.

We are here to help, GB crew and friends and family of Ryan.

Just say the word and we will be right there.

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#35 Posted by cloudymusic (1051 posts) -

@kishinfoulux said:

If someone wants to set up a donation for his wife or something I'd totally contribute and I'm sure many others will.

I would too, absolutely.

#36 Posted by Gowans007 (17 posts) -

Garry Whitta posted this

https://donate.childsplaycharity.org/e4d75311efca5db0ae3fadc3425c6273

#37 Posted by TheMathlete (322 posts) -
#38 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4636 posts) -

When there's some kind of fund or donation drive set up, I feel a community streaming marathon of all his favourite games is in order. Those things always get a lot of donations.

#39 Posted by Wuddel (2079 posts) -
#40 Posted by Minos (156 posts) -

Man I'm truly sad... I want to do something to tribute Ryan, but I don't want to intrude in private matters. I want GB to see how they affect people from around the world.

#41 Edited by Video_Game_King (36013 posts) -

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'll be wearing this a lot more often.

It's settled, then. We must

MAKE

CHINA

CARE.

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#42 Edited by jaecee (31 posts) -

Shot heard round the world. My girlfriend and I are doing shots in Ryan's honor tonight. Who's with us?

#43 Edited by xxv123 (12 posts) -

Any one in Toronto want to meet up and reminisce with drunken celebrations of Ryan's hilarity and the joy he brought? Not enough people got to experience you Ryan and I want to yell your name from the rooftops tonight.

Would be very cool to see a Ryan Davis inspired gamejam (a sweet Tapper re-imagining maybe)

Also any charity stream like a special Child's Play donation campaign or the like would be great to see to put our shared grief to good use and have something good come of this tragic end to a wonderful life.

#44 Edited by TheBluthCompany (367 posts) -

@jaecee: Alcohol seems like an excellent choice.

#45 Posted by Splodge (1069 posts) -
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#46 Posted by Revan_NL (332 posts) -

I say, a memorial T-shirt, all proceeded go to Ryan's Family.

I'd totally support this idea, or any other form of donation from the GB Community to Ryan's wife/family

#47 Posted by STORMP00PER (64 posts) -

@rorie: just registering my interest in contributing to something for Ryan and his family/friends - monetary or otherwise. What a shitty day.

#48 Edited by The_Boots (79 posts) -

@jaecee: Done. He seemed to like the Taaka just fine. Maybe I'd better go looking for some!

#49 Edited by Zauzazu (71 posts) -

I think I'm going to go sit on a cake.

#50 Edited by TheThirdRLM (145 posts) -

I'm in for whatever charity once the crew has officially spoken.

As far as tributes, rather than a strictly best of Ryan, would short 10-15 second clips from the community thanking Ryan be too ambitious?