Gamers lend support to widow of heroic developer

Brian Wood spent his life thrilling millions of faceless gamers, but his last moment was spent saving the lives of those he loved most.

Wood, a 33 year-old lead designer at popular game developer Relic Entertainment, was on his way back to his Washington home when his wagon was struck by an oncoming Chevy Blazer being driven by a 21 year-old woman believed to be driving under the influence. With his pregnant wife Erin in the passenger seat, Wood swerved his car to put himself directly in the path of the oncoming SUV -- a decision that ultimately cost him his life, but protected his wife and unborn child from harm. Two other passengers riding in the backseat of the Blazer were also killed.

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All_4_One2981d ago (Edited 2981d ago )

"Brian always told me about how close-knit and wonderful the video game community was, but I had no idea until this tragedy just how special a group it really is," she writes. "From all the articles and comments, to the emails and donations, I am simply stunned and so touched by the love, kindness, and generosity shown to me and my family."

Wow, that`s awesome. Gamers always seem to be pretty united when it comes to stuff like this.

RememberThe3572981d ago

It's hard to care about a console war when someone dies.

MGRogue20172981d ago (Edited 2981d ago )

It was his wife's fault, you know. It was all because of her wanting him to help her take her sweater off while he was driving.. A very Stupid decision by her.

But let's face it.. We all make mistakes, it's what makes us Human.. RIP Brian. :(

BBCnewsrocks2981d ago

you sure you read the same story as everyone else? It was the driver of the other car who was trying to take her jumper off.

Strange_Evil2981d ago

Dude it was the lady in the Chevy who was high not the wife!!!! That b!tch had to take off her sweater while driving and so crashed into their car...

fear882981d ago

Because we all know that gamers are nothing more than violent hateful breeds of human who are brainwashed to murder and rape mercilessly. /sarc

Apotheosize2981d ago

What did you just say? LETS GET EM GUYS!

Sheikh Yerbouti2981d ago

You won't find a truer example of a hero in any video game.

neonlight452981d ago

I wish the best for her and her child.

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