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#1 Edited by hardindr (180 posts) -

I think more than anything, GB needs a good podcast host. Ryan was always so good at keeping the flow going in the podcast, pulling back the discussion when it got a little bit too ridiculous, and keeping focus; Jeff just doesn't do that as well. Maybe Ryan was that special guy who had all the right qualities for the job and is irreplaceable. I can't think of anyone offhand who could fill his shoes, the person who is equal to Jeff and can put him in check when need be (no disrespect to Jeff intended).

Gies is a good guy, but after a while some of his politics get tiresome, even if I share most of his views. By all accounts, he is very happy at Polygon and probably wouldn't leave anyway.

Garnett Lee is an interesting choice, but I wonder if he would really fit. I don't think Shawn Elliot would really fit either.

O'Dwyer seems like an obvious choice, but he is needed at Gamespot and CBSi probably wouldn't let GB poach him.

I guess no one really leaps to my mind, but I suppose we'll find out sooner rather than later.

#2 Edited by hardindr (180 posts) -

Sad to hear that Yamauchi died. He did so much for video game industry, yet only played one once and didn't like it (a NES version of Go, according to David Scheff's excellent book, "Game Over"). We owe so much to his decision to let Miyamoto run wild with his ideas. He also enjoyed fine scotch. I will enjoy a dram of whisky in his honor tomorrow night. Cha bhithidh a leithid ami riamh.

#3 Posted by hardindr (180 posts) -

If people are interested in a view of the trial from the perspective of an experience criminal defense attorney, I would recommend Jeralyn Merritt's Talk Left blog. She has reviewed nearly ever piece of evidence, argument, legal motions, etc. about the case. Go to here.

I think this column sums up my thoughts about this case.

#4 Edited by hardindr (180 posts) -

I don't think the prosecution in this case ever presented any evidence that Zimmerman racially profiled Trayvon Martin, because it was prohibited from doing so by the Judge before the trial. Please see here.

#5 Edited by hardindr (180 posts) -

With GB being an established brand owned by CBS, there is no way the site is shutting down. I am sure there will be many changes and a long transitional period as they find a person/people to fill Ryan's role on the site. People need to be patient and not panic.

#6 Posted by hardindr (180 posts) -

@el_rickhead: I think the GB crew probably wanted to give Ryan's family the privacy they needed to deal with this on their own, plus it was a holiday weekend.

#7 Edited by hardindr (180 posts) -
A fine single malt (Glenlivet Nadurra Triumph 18 yo) in honor of a fine gentleman's passing...

Cha bhithidh a leithid ami riamh! We will miss you, Ryan Davis!

#8 Posted by hardindr (180 posts) -

I am very shocked and saddened by this news. Ryan was one of the best in the business, and always friendly and cordial when I communicated with him. My thoughts are with his family and coworkers in this most difficult of times. I will be pouring out a dram of my finest scotch tonight in memory of him. Sláinte mhath, Ryan Davis!

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#10 Edited by hardindr (180 posts) -

"Born on the Fourth of July"