10 Games to Honor my Best Friend Gunrock
On March 11th I suffered the biggest loss in my life. My cousin (@gunrock) who I considered more like a brother and my best friend passed away due to his body not resisting the effects of chemotherapy. He had cancer and it was eliminated but like I said his body just became too weak and passed away due to that being too much. He was so young, 31 as am I.
We both love games, and we love Giant Bomb with a burning passion. We have been fans since the old Hotspot days on Gamespot with Jeff and the gang. We have gone to almost every PAX Prime since 2010 just to go and say Hi to the Giant Bomb crew.
I remember when he had to get surgery a few months ago and I managed to get Vinny to send him a shoutout so that he could get better on the Beastcast. We are such fanboys of Giant Bomb that we were freaking out when we heard it! It was around November I can't remember but if you can remember Vinny sent it to Jesus Garcia, that was him. I really thought that was all he needed to get better. He was so happy it was like when kids get to meet their heroes.
Any ways you might think this is just a list of some of favorite games and it part it kinda is. See you guys here on Giant Bomb are probably in the same situation where you have this friend who also loves games just as much as you do and in most cases you agree on stuff. Best console ever? The SNES of course! Best Mega Man X game? X4 duh.
But there came a time where we didn't and that was always fun! Some of these games represent that and others are just games he kept insisting I try and never got around to it.
I will play all these games as a healing process because when this is all new I almost wanted to quit video games because when I kinda became aware of my mortality I wanted to you know do something more "productive". But games have been such a great thing in my life and it's something that we bonded with I can't just ignore that. In short: Vidja Games 4 Life!
After picking all the games on the list I realize I could have put like 10 or 20 more games and more RPGs since those were his favorite kind of games but it would take me forever to do that. Maybe next year I'll make a 10 more games list because I know I will miss him all my life and will think about him all the time. Until we meet up there big guy.