It's strange to think whether I'd be into video games if it wasn't for Ryan Davis. Though he wasn't my favorite personality of the podcasts I listened to(Giantbomb, and The Hotspot), I couldn't imagine Ryan not being there.
I basically grew up listening to Ryan from around the age of 11, when I was too broke to buy video games on a regular basis. But listening to Ryan or any of the other Hotspoters talk about videogames and random tangents filled my weeks with joy. That continued even as I grew, stuck in horrible jobs where I was stuck in nightshifts that seemed to drag on into eternity. But each tuesday became Giantbomb day. The night that wouldn't die just seemed to slip away into the night. Since then time has continued slipping, with the same week routine: waiting for Giantbomb day until today.
Reading that Ryan Davis had passed away was a shock, even 6 day after the tragic event. Though I am not a religious man, I wish him luck where ever he is, and condolences to his wife who has to carry this unfair burden only a week into their marriage, and I also wish the best to his co-workers at the Giantbomb and anyone who has had the pleasure of getting to know him; whether it be meeting him face to face or listening to him each week with his crazy antics like me.
Thank you Ryan.