Video game journalist and podcaster Ryan Davis, known for his devout fan following in the tight-knit community, died last week at the age of 34, Giant Bomb, the news gaming site he cofounded, said on Monday.
Davis had a visible online presence in the video game community through the popular podcast “the Giant Bombcast” he hosted every week to discuss industry news and review games.
A former editor at the video game news site GameSpot, Davis co-founded Giant Bomb in 2008. Three years later, Time magazine named it one of the top 50 websites of the year, describing it as a sort of Wikipedia for gaming news, reviews and commentary – “a mashup of a traditional game-info destination.”
The cause of Davis’ death, which occurred less than a week after his wedding, was not given by Giant Bomb.
“In the face of this awfulness, many of us will at least always remember him as we last saw him: outrageously, uproariously happy, looking forward to his next adventure with the biggest grin his face could hold,” Matthew Rorie, product manager at Giant Bomb, said in a message posted on the site.