By Branwulf 0 Comments
I've never felt the need to write a blog before and probably never will again, but the recent news of Ryan's passing hit me harder than i'd expect.
A few years ago back when I was in college I needed something to keep me entertained on the long train and bus rides I took every day and gaming podcasts filled this space, I didn't get to the Bombcast straight away but it is the natural end for any search for great gaming podcasts. Long, entertaining and filled with the best voices on their side of the industry with Ryan at the head.
It was another year or so before I started to visit the website but once I was hear I realised what I had been missing and quickly dived into the backlog of Quick Looks and other videos since the founding of the site. I ended up a premium member and while there wasn't a lot of exclusive content it didn't (and doesn't) matter, just being able to support this group of people is enough of a reward.
Over the years Giantbomb has become the first website I check in a morning and the last at night, I watch every video religiously and Tuesday became my favourite day of the week, just the anticipation of another 3 hours (or more if lucky) of Bombcast was enough to get me through the day happy.
I've never felt an attachment to a person i've never met or really had any interaction with, but Giantbomb is such a personality driven team you come to feel like you know each one of the staff like a real friend even if they don't even know who you are.
So Ryan Davis was to me, a friend and a companion on many journeys, many evenings, many late nights.
Rest in peace Ryan, you'll be missed by more people than you can imagine.