@zeforgotten: A developer that makes all of its female characters under-dressed and impossibly endowed (to the point of seeming grotesque) is showing a pretty dim view of the fairer sex, though I wouldn't expect a knee-jerk defender to pick up on that to begin with. Carry on. ;-)
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I'm afraid they made it clear that Snake's rapid aging only kicked in after MGS2. He grew to physical maturity at the same rate as everybody else, and the advanced aging kicked in once he was past his prime, to kill him early so that the advanced supersoldiers the project was designed to create couldn't hang around long enough to be swayed over to their enemies and defect.
I took a screengrab of Ryan from the Liverpool video that remained the default image on his database page for quite a while after the video went up, and I always felt pretty good about that. Now I'm going to wear it as a badge of honour in his memory. Love you Ryan, rest in peace.
@hailinel: I know we don't always see eye to eye, friend Hailinel, but I just wanted you to know that I really liked that. Reinforced to me that Ryan was as happy and benevolent with people he barely knew as he was with his best friends. It's hard, really hard, to imagine the site without him, and reading all these stories about how beloved he was is actually helping, even as it brings tears to my eyes.
Feels like the entire gaming community has lost a friend. Rest in peace, Ryan.
When I heard the news on Monday, it felt like I'd been punched in the stomach. Even as I was reading other peoples' reactions, tears were welling up in my eyes over a man I'd never met and who had no idea I existed, for whom the closest thing to ever being aware I existed was directly addressing a joke I made in the chat on a livestream once. At first I found myself asking why, why this was so different to me than any other 'celebrity' passing.
Later that day, I saw an article title that summed it up really, really well for me. "Ryan Davis: You may not have been his friend, but he was yours." That's what it felt like. Someone who made me smile and laugh, who brought joy to my life, who made it easier for me to get through the hard times, had passed away, and I was grieving over his loss. In a way, though I'd never really realized it, Ryan was my friend.
Whether or not we realized it beforehand, the entire gaming community has lost a friend, and I just hope and pray that he had some vague idea of just how much he meant to us.
Rest in peace, Ryan Davis. Thank you so much, for everything. We all loved you, and we'll never forget you. Here's hoping I get to see your smile in person some day after all.
If Defense Grid, Fable III, Halo 3 and Assassin's Creed II are the kind of titles Gold members have to look forward to, I'll have to cancel my Gold subscription right now (especially since I'm not planning on getting an Xbox One).
I'm not sure what alternate reality you come from, if Halo 3 and Assassin's Creed II are bad games, but I'm sure glad I don't live there. ;-)
Sass aside, I do agree that opening this service with the weakest Fable title and an XBLA tower defence game is pretty lame, especially since they don't even have a schedule up to tantalize users with future releases.