Davis and another former Gamespot Editor Jeff Gerstmann started the website as a blog only in March of 2008 then with the backing of Whiskey Media, went to a full website by July of the same year. The site was voted one of the Top 50 of 2011 by Time Magazine and was acquired by CBS Interactive in 2012.
Along with the blog/website, Davis hosted a weekly podcast that focused on the video game industry and was once described in The New Yorker as “charmingly garrulous”.
In a post on giantbomb.com Rorie had this to say about his friend and colleague:
Obviously we’re all stunned over here. Ryan was a good friend to all of us. It’s odd to remember that, for someone who could be so acerbic at times, and despite knowing him for almost a decade, I honestly don’t recall ever actually being mad at him. He had an unconventional type of kindness that expressed itself more strongly the longer one knew him, and despite his teasing nature, he always managed to make his close friends feel loved when his attention turned towards you.
Many of you know that Ryan was recently married. 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.
The consolation we can feel from that is miniscule compared to the hole that Ryan’s absence will leave in our lives. That’s not a hole that is possible to fill; it’s just something that we’ll just have to get used to walking around with, and that will not happen for a long, long time.
No mention of funeral service were posted at this time.