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Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


Mike Watson, IdolNinja both on SA and Twitter, is dying.

You may know him has the grandfather of "Gentlemen of The Row", a massive mod that expanded Saints Row 2 and got it working on modern PCs.
He's been the community manager for Volition/Deep Silver for a while and had a spat with cancer that looked like it was over.

Unfortunately, it is not and he is preparing his last days alive.
https://twitter.com/DSVolition/status/1391762661365501956


Mike was always a very funny and supportive guy and it breaks my heart to see him go.

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Mega64
May 23, 2008





Sucks to hear.

Even if itís just something as simple as keeping an old game alive for the current generation, thatís still a solid legacy to go out on. Of course, thereís also being a community manager for a respected developer and Iím sure thereís friends and family that admire him too for various other reasons,

Make sure to fire a big flopping dildo at the big guy for me!

Full Metal Jackass
Jan 22, 2001

Rabid bats are welcome in my home


Theres just simply nothing redeeming about cancer

ScRoTo TuRbOtUrD
Jan 21, 2007





Full Metal Jackass posted:

Theres just simply nothing redeeming about cancer

my dad had cancer and after chemo he went into remission and he said his ball hair was super smooth

Songbearer
Jul 12, 2007




Fuck you say?


I've repped the Row since I reg'd and shall continue to do so because that game made up my early 20's. It was just so much dumb fun and Gentlemen Of The Row just kept adding feature after feature while Idolninja was being just the coolest dude about it all. I remember messing about with bike handling variables and the dude was so helpful and friendly the entire time.

He got to have his dream job and the passion he put into it is clear. No matter what happens the dude has a special place in my heart and he made it so thousands of people could have a few more hours of happiness in their lives and that's a legacy to be proud of

DarkSoulsTantrum
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.






Full Metal Jackass posted:

Theres just simply nothing redeeming about cancer

It did take out Rush Limbaugh

Katamari Democracy
Jan 18, 2010

Oh, We understand.
A trip to collect a million votes, yes.
Oh, we know why.
We get the point of rolling up a million


Wedge Regret

He isnt loving dead yet jesus Christ

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

we should harvest the organs of the rich and powerful and use them to help those who are good


imo

1redflag
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!


Chinatown posted:

we should harvest the organs of the rich and powerful and use them to help those who are good


imo

We should just nationalize their money and other assets instead. If they try to skip, tho, then we start w/ the organ harvesting

Jesustheastronaut!
Mar 9, 2014






Lipstick Apathy

Knowing you're going to die soon sounds terrible.

Robo Reagan
Feb 12, 2012



That loving sucks. I remember posting with him in the SR2 thread and the SR3 hype thread

Fluffy Bunnies
Jan 9, 2009

FUCK





Chinatown posted:

we should harvest the organs of the rich and powerful and use them to help those who are good


imo

I'm very good with this.

IdolNinja doesn't deserve to die

EA Sports
Feb 10, 2007


im surprised more people dont just try to do a garage cyborgification in situations like this. like just scrap any of your parts that get malignant. someone had to this is ussr or nazi germany, right?

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008






Gravy Boat 2k

Breaks my heart. Goddamn cancer is a piece of poo poo.

really queer Christmas
Apr 22, 2014

Have you heard the good word?


Gentlemen of the row owned. Hope idolninja pulls through

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


really queer Christmas posted:

Gentlemen of the row owned. Hope idolninja pulls through

Same here but the wording of his post on Steam sounded like he knows it's fatal and rapidly approaching.

Not that it's our business but I recall it being face cancer. Just... gently caress this planet.

Revins
Nov 2, 2007

the stars are strange and this isn't home


Katamari Democracy posted:

He isnt loving dead yet jesus Christ

oh poo poo cancel the thread its too early to care apparently

Ignatius M. Meen
May 26, 2011

Hello yes I heard there was a lovely trainwreck here and...



he seemed like a really cool dude and made a very cool mod for a good game

gently caress cancer, wish we could get rid of it already

Jupiter Jazz
Jan 13, 2007

Punch, punch, punch!



IdolNinja you were such a big part of the SA Saints Row 2 (and 3) thread. I don't know what to say except I appreciate you and god speed. We all cheered for you when you got your dream job working for Volition. You're an amazing person and we love you.

Jupiter Jazz fucked around with this message at 20:17 on May 11, 2021

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.


Smellrose

Saints Row, motherfucker

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week


christ that sucks

gonna play through the start of SR4 again just so I can push the "gently caress cancer" button. really slam my fist down on it.





IdolNinja if you ready this you're a cool and dedicated guy and you made a fun game series even more fun

Sorting Algorithms
Feb 7, 2021
Probation
Can't post for 4154 days!


IdolNinja is great, I introduced someone to the Saints Row series last year and they love it as much as I do. He did a great job making these games accessible to people who would otherwise not be able to play them and he brought his energy to Volition by encouraging them to include Workshop Support for 4 and show off the prototype for the cancelled PSP game. His legacy will live on as long as people are playing this classic game.

Inept
Jul 8, 2003

3 olives has a payment plan with his phone company for his cell phone

Revins posted:

oh poo poo cancel the thread its too early to care apparently

that guy made like 5 posts pleading for jeffrey to make his stupid tank icon show up in dark mode lol

Spandex Bonerlord
Sep 30, 2014



gently caress Cancer

Hal_2005
Feb 23, 2007


Thanks for flagging this. "F" for respect.

EorayMel
May 29, 2015

You got the fluffy kitty kitty!


Saints row 2 is the best saints row

Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?




gently caress, he was deffo part of what made SA amazing in that period.

Thanks for all the fun you gave me dude.

Katamari Democracy
Jan 18, 2010

Oh, We understand.
A trip to collect a million votes, yes.
Oh, we know why.
We get the point of rolling up a million


Wedge Regret

Inept posted:

that guy made like 5 posts pleading for jeffrey to make his stupid tank icon show up in dark mode lol

I didnt think he got the message so I gave up

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



EorayMel posted:

Saints row 2 is the best saints row


This was a good man and though I only learned of him today I will miss him and his contributions to the world terribly. He has done good work and he should rest with satisfaction.

K8.0
Feb 26, 2004

Her Majesty's 56th Regiment of Foot

I'm really hoping he and the other people Volition has hired can finish the patch before he passes, so he can see people enjoying the fruits of his labor.

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

In the cheery brightness of the 41st millennium there is only CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!


It seems like he's made peace with his end, which is rare and should be treasured but only makes it more tragic.

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Nefarious 2.0
Apr 22, 2008

Offense is overrated anyway.



Full Metal Jackass posted:

Theres just simply nothing redeeming about cancer

you do not, in fact, "gotta hand it" to cancer

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