I have just watched the talk and think Patrick needs to be congratulated on an excellent talk on a difficult subject.
It maybe that as a giant bomb user I connected with some of the things he talked about more, as we followed him through some of them. But when he talked about the thread the community made for him after his fathers passing I started to well up. I also thought his closing was one of the best I have heard.
Good on you sir you did yourself and the giant bomb community proud.
Here's an idea. May not be a good one but here goes.......
Why doesn't the community contact New Balance and ask if they could make a 'special' custom pair that could be auctioned off to raise money for charity or Ryan's family. I am sure we could all come up with some ideas for the right color scheme and wording ect.
Picked this game up today and so far it seams like a good one.
Considering I can't play Diablo 3 as my PC can't take the pace this is shaping up to be good alternative. Not tried the on-line play yet and it seams that the Square site is having some issues at the moment so could register and link my game but am sure this will sort itself in a day or two.
The only thing I am not sure about so far is the Gunslinger class. Because of the size of the screen enemy's spawn quite close to you so ranged attacking isn't always an option. However the close rang attack is powerful so it hasn't been a huge problem so far. My character is currently level 15 and the completion shows 32% so there is still a ways to go. Am interested to see how the replay-ability works.
In summation I am enjoying the ride so far and surely that is all that matters.