Thank You GiantBomb

The death of Ryan Davis has really made me sit back and think about what the Giant Bomb crew means to me. Every week I listen to the Bombcast. Every week I watch videos and quicklooks. Passively I am entertained and my time goes by in a blaze of laughter and fun. If someone asked me: "Hey, what is your favorite video game website?".. I would say Giant Bomb hands down. They are clever and present video game information to all of us in fun way. What I didn't realize until this week, was what these incredible people do. I don't even think they realize what they do. They may not share in our lives, but they touch each of our lives in so many ways. From watching the game of the year video where Jeff is a hoarder and you say:"Holy crap! He is borderline a hoarder in real life!" Then we don't feel so bad about our own huge collections of video games and memorabilia. When Patrick gets so excited about certain games; then we don't feel so bad that secretly we love the Barbie game for NES. When Vinnie talks about the hilarity and horrors of being a parent, we catch a glimpse in the future, or have to laugh about our own kids. When Brad talks about the ant colony that parked in his modem, we realize no one could ever so eloquently talk about how he beat the crap out the modem to get the ants out before he gave it to the internet people. Drew, who will eat anything, makes us not feel so bad for trying to force our wild food tastes on other people. Ryan, whose demeanor taught us to never take ourselves so seriously. That's what these guys do for us. They don't realize it, but they share their lives with us and genuinely make us feel part of something larger than ourselves. Just a few times they were there for me:

  • Through the stress of my wedding
  • Stress of school
  • The death of two pets
  • Providing laughter at every meal
  • Long long drives
  • Just life in general

I knew I could just destress and listen to these guys and watch their videos. So I want to take the time and say thank you. Thank you guys so much. Thank you for sharing your love for games and letting us be part of your lives.

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