Thank You Ryan Davis

God Damnit

These are the first words that came to my mind when I saw the article here on Giant Bomb. I never met Ryan nor have I had the chance to see him or the rest of the GB crew in person before. I know these men from The Giant Bombcast and all the video features on this site.

I needed a video game podcast to listen to, all the ones I found before coming here were not the best things to listen to. When I came to this site, went to the bombcast page and clicked play I was hooked the moment I heard "Hey Everyone It's Tuesday". Ryan Davis is the first person you heard every week, the one who greeted you, the guy you laughed with, and the one who was always pushing the podcast forward through it's segments. He was the first personality I grasped onto and identified with on the show. He was hilarious, energetic, witty, and gave off the kind of personality that made you feel like you were listening to a friend and not an on air talent. The type of connection he made is what a strive for as I write for my own gaming blog and the news of his passing is beyond hard to take.

I may not be as long of a GB member as some of you, but the time I have been here and the enjoyment I have gotten from Ryan and the gang made today's news feel as if I lost a brother. I had to sit here in my office and fight back tears at work while reading the post, as well as all the tweets from around the industry. Ryan was a great entertainer to fans, a great inspiration to people like me who want to be in the gaming industry, and based on all the tweets, as well as Thanks Ryan, he was a great friend.

I've lost the opportunity to meet you sir, and to tell you how much I have looked up to your work here on Giant Bomb. What I can tell you now is you will be the driving force behind all my efforts to be able to write about games on a professional level. Bombcast won't be the same without you, Giant Bomb won't be the same without you.. because... videogames.

R.I.P Ryan

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Edited by fox01313

Always thought that Ryan had most of the same tastes as I had to games & what I found fun so always wound up watching/listening/reading whatever he had put himself into & found that there were many things I would have not discovered enjoying thanks to him. Cheers to you Ryan Davis wherever the stars may lead you.

Posted by bobrocks

Many of us grew up taking gaming advice from Ryan Davis. His love for video games was the guarantee that we would always receive the most honest information without all the PR bullshit that many journalists dish out, a Ryan Davis review was one you could trust. Giant Bomb is set up with a great crew that will honor his legacy by continuing on their current path, in this way, Ryan will live on. RIP Ryan, we will miss you.

Posted by Hazelnuttz

You hear about celebrity deaths every so often. Or the passing on of people who were well known over the internet or tv or whatever. It's always shocking and sad, but never have any of those deaths brought a tear to my eye.

I got home 2 hours ago and went straight to Giantbomb just like every night, to find some funny videos or cometary to bring my mood up. Seeing that headline was so incomprehensibly shocking. I didn't know what to say, then it dawned on me that he's gone. I've been crying for the past two hours. I never met the guy, but I feel like he was a real friend.

I really hope the rest of the duders will pull through and most of all his wife Anna. She must be broken. I wish I could give her a hug or something.