Lots of good advice on this thread -- giving someone "an experience" rather than more stuff that will clutter the house is always a good idea, especially for older folks. Concert tickets or something similar are always cool.
EDIT: @markwahlberg corrected. I have no wish to destroy civilization. Even though I am a Facebook Amazon cutesy internet bullshit motherfucker.
I still cannot believe this news...like many people here, I feel like I've lost a friend -- I can't believe we'll never hear, "Hey everyone, it's tuesday..." from Ryan again.
I met Ryan ever so briefly at PAX East 2012 after the Chrono Trigger Endurance Run was over and asked him and Patrick to sign my copy of the game -- they were busy as hell and working a show floor, but they still took the time to talk to me and sign my game.
The world has lost an amazing talent today -- RIP Ryan.
I feel optimistic that this will not be horrible. I hope a Gruber is the antagonist, or German thieves at the least. I hope that they stay in one building and John McClane does not fight a jet by himself. I hope Bruce Willis can be an "old man action hero", and that the actor playing Junior McClane is not horrible. I hope John McClane does not die in this movie. I also hope this movie is rated R. I hope.