skadave's forum posts

#1 Posted by skadave (200 posts) -

I 'd bet the next year or so is going be mostly business "as usual." I wouldn't expect any major shakeups for awhile. Long term though, I bet it's going to be radically different from how it is now. They'll hire new people- and I doubt they'll continue the trend of harvesting ex-Gamespot employees. That can only last so long. Jeff's said on a couple of occasions that he'd like the site to expand. Kessler, maybe? Who knows, because CBSi is a big corporation, business decisions tend to slowly crawl. Five years from now... Brad could actually leave- I could see him getting married and moving back home, if you're raising a family, it's nice to have some extended family around. Patrick, like Sara, might leave the site on good terms (long distance relationships are difficult, man, one-person quicklooks of old horror games can only entertain for so long.) As for short term. Will Vinnie take over as Bombcast host? Will Rorie move to editorial? This stuff wouldn't surprise me.

I feel that the only person in the crew who could host the bombcast would be Jeff at this point. If I am not mistaken, Jeff would take the reigns whenever Ryan was absent from the show. It seams like the logical fit.

#2 Edited by skadave (200 posts) -

Not only was Ryan an entertaining speaker, he also mastered the rare talent of moving conversations along and keeping them interesting. There are many people who are funny and engaging, however there are not too many people who are excellent hosts. When you get someone with this skill it is special. I am wondering if anyone will be able to fill that void.

#3 Posted by skadave (200 posts) -

Adam Sessler would make a fine addition.

#4 Posted by skadave (200 posts) -

I declare that on this day forward. . . Bourbon with One Ice Cube shall be called the Ryan Davis.

#5 Posted by skadave (200 posts) -

I was in a daze when I first heard the news. It didn't hit me until i received a reply from Ryan's father on twitter. I wrote him that as a father, i could not imagine what he is going through and he replied. . .

@Skadave @taswell please keep you son close by. Hug them every time you can, learn to love him unconditionally. The best gift you can give.

This hit me hard. Even now when i read it, it still gets to me.

#6 Posted by skadave (200 posts) -

I bought a bottle of Eagle Rare this weekend in honor of Ryan. Good Stuff.

#7 Posted by skadave (200 posts) -

I find the "I don't understand why you wouldn't want to wear it" or "Don't be a pussy" comments ridiculous. . . Really, you can't fathom why someone would not want to wear it?

Here are my ONE reason why i could not wear this shirt: I have a 2 year old son and a 6 year old daughter.

- I would get thrown out of my kids' school/daycare.

- My daughter would ask me "What does FUCK, Ryan Davis mean?"

I have no problem if you were to wear this shirt. . . but don't play the naive tough guy and pretend you can't see why people would choose not to wear it.

#8 Posted by skadave (200 posts) -

Done.

#9 Posted by skadave (200 posts) -

Everything I have read on the internet (including twitter) has been incredibly positive. It's heartwarming.

#10 Posted by skadave (200 posts) -

I cannot stop thinking about this horrible tragedy. I wrote his father some kind words today on twitter and he replied. Every time i read that reply my eyes get teary. This hurts.