To me it doesn't seem real. I was just listening to him like 2 weeks ago. Also there is all this content on giant bomb where I can see him, so in one way its like he's not missing at all to me. In another way though, its hit me as hard as losing a close friend.
I actually got to meet Ryan when a bunch of the GB crew went drinking after PAX East. I was with my buddy Andy, also a Giant Bomb fan, and we said hello to Ryan. I think we told him about how we loved watching the live show and then my buddy Andy jokingly (or not) told Ryan how he preferred Will Smith as the host. Ryan immediately took the beer out of Andy's hand and stared him down for a solid minute without saying a word. It was really humorous and he did hand him back the beer eventually.
I listen to the podcast while I drive. So its always broken up throughout the week for me, and its like I heard him almost every day. Again, it's nice that at least there is all this video content out there that I've yet to consume with his humor in it.
RIP Ryan Davis