By domar_dk 0 Comments
When ever people talk about Giant Bomb being the most personal video game site, I don't think I've fully understood that until now. I was out of town on Monday when I recieved a text message from a friend asking if I had heard about Ryan. I found myself starring at my phone for a long time because what the article said didn't make sense. How could Ryan be gone? He had just been married. It wouldn't be fair. I was genuinly saddened and, like so many others said, it felt like losing a friend. Even though I'd never met him before.
I've had Ryan Davis in my life since 2005. Danish game sites weren't (and still isn't) on the same level as US or British sites, so I've always searched else where for my gaming needs. That's when I really started to pay attention to Gamespot. What they did was different. Their live shows, podcast and videos was unlike any other video game site I'd seen. I was actually entertained by these guys. They made me pay for a subscription to a web site!
For the last couple of years I've heard the man's voice for three hours a week, seen him om TNT, Unprofessional fridays, E3, Game of the Year, Quick looks and one of my favourite segments: TANG. This is more than just a celebrity, whose work I admired. This is a person who have spent 8+ years of his (too short) life to make content I've been enjoying. That's why I felt compelled to write something. On the train back home to Copenhagen today, I tried to think of things to say about him but it's hard for me to express what I feel about all this. All I really know is that the world lost a beloved person who would do all he could to make the best damn show. I didn't always agree with him but I've always respected him and he could always make me laugh. Just like the other Giant Bomb duders.
Fortunately I can say I managed to play a game with him. When they did the Xboxalypse, I played some Forza and MechAssault. I even managed to blow him up in MechAssault and even though it's not a big thing, I feel lucky now for having been able to be part of something he did and loved.
Tuesdays will never be the same without him, but I know that the rest of the crew will keep on doing what they do best. I hope they can find some solace in the fact that his death has revealed how many people they actually affect. I really wished that world tour would have happened and that he could have visited Denmark. Finally, my thoughts are of course with the rest of the crew, his family, his wife, who I could not feel more sorry for, and friends.
Hvil i fred Ryan Davis, og tak for det du gjorde Giant Bomb til.
Rest in peace Ryan Davis, and thank you for making Giant Bomb what it is.