BM writes: "Former EGM writer and editor Andy "Cyber" Baran passed away on Sunday July 26. He was a staple on the Review Crew for many years and was one of the most hardcore gamers I've ever met.
We used to give each other a hard time, mainly because he was old-school EGM, and I was part of the new crowd (along with Crispin Boyer and Shawn Smith) who came on board in the mid-90s. Andy and I would fight about Castlevania, Loaded, each other's review scores, Q-Zar...but we always had a mutual respect for each other and stayed in touch long past our EGM days.
Andy was a special type of nerd that you don't run into every day."