I told my lady friend. I think she could understand intellectually if not emotionally. My brother and I talked about it a bit too since we used to share a bedroom and he had heard years of podcasting and became a fan of the site as well after I moved out.
I cried a little bit. It's a little easier to deal with after having dealt with some family And friends dying recently. But I Know from those experiences the big breakdown will come someday out of the blue when I hear some stranger talking about stabbing a dude, uh, uh, uh.
I listened to the crew when they were on gamespot instead of doing homework in high school. Followed them to giantbomb and they helped me get through a crushing breakup in college. Last year hearing Ryan Davis sometimes talk about games on tuuuuesday was the first time I laughed after my father passed away. I'll miss you Ryan, we all will. Rip you wonderful man.
Or just enable all that stuff for people that buy the games digitally. That way it's authenticated by logging in. If you're playing on another console keep that hour check in. Simple. Gives people a reason to buy digitally other than not wanting to disc swap or limited space in their residence.