Just getting something off my chest. Don’t even care if anyone reads this.

1 : Anonymous2021/12/01 13:55 ID: r6f9ui

So I came into work this morning and find an email saying one of our second shift workers passed away from Covid complications. His name was Scott and he was a nice guy. We used to talk all the time about guns and video games. We talked all the time about RDR2. It hit me pretty hard this morning. I think tonight when I get home, after I put my kids to bed, I'm gonna pour myself a shot or two of whiskey, sit down, load up Red Dead, and just ride. I'll ride and ride and cause as much trouble as I can. I'll hoot and holler every mile as the law chases me down. This ride's for you Scott. Outlaws for life.

EDIT: Damn, I didn't expect this to blow up like it has. I honestly was just putting some thoughts down kind of in a "thinking-out-loud" sort of way. Thank you to everyone for all the kind words. In the sea of console wars and multiplayer toxicity we sometimes forget that gaming brings us together. We need more positivity, especially in these times.

2 : Anonymous2021/12/01 15:42 ID: hmt1zzu


Sorry for your loss, thoughts with you and his family.

Enjoy that whiskey and ride ... he'll be with you.

ID: hmtt2y2

People hit me with that exact feeling. Sorry for your loss What a wonderful way to screw people over.

ID: hmtsawh

Sorry for your loss

ID: hmttvzq

The window to end COVID was 20 months ago, it's endemic to our society and new way of life now unfortunately.

ID: hmtxgtv

"You're my brother, Arthur."

"I know"

3 : Anonymous2021/12/01 16:12 ID: hmt6dnn

That’s a really cool thing to do man. Good on you, and a nice reminder of what the gaming community could and should be all about. I’ve been in a gaming funk just flipping between game and game not getting enjoyment out of anything lately. Cool way to remember your friend. Give em hell for him

4 : Anonymous2021/12/01 16:20 ID: hmt7k6i

People kinda look down upon it

But Games have been such a beautiful way to connect with people

I've heard multiple stories of strong friendships initiated by multiplayers

I, myself got some friends that love to discuss gaming and even played and bonded over RDR2 at the same time

Even here on reddit though rarely but you do find bunch of communities and users positivity celebrating the joy that is gaming

They do become a part of your life and I'll be so sad to find out if that part doesn't exist anymore

So RIP to your friend, tip your hat out for him and remember the good times you both shared

ID: hmtkrtv

Oh, for sure. Gaming is 100% one of the best things in my life. It saved my ass during covid, and still continues to do so when socializing irl is too much. I couldn't socialize back in 2020, and I felt myself detaching further and further from society. Meeting some awesome people on there just to laugh with has undoubtedly saved more people's sanities than judt mine.. It's truly a beautiful creation.

ID: hmtnk7n

Met some lifelong gaming friends through destiny 1 raids. Gaming can bring folks together.

5 : Anonymous2021/12/01 16:52 ID: hmtcf82

"You're my brother, Arthur."

"I know"

ID: hmunza3

God damn.

6 : Anonymous2021/12/01 16:01 ID: hmt4toa

You need a soundtrack

Ghost riders

The last cowboy

Man of constant sorrow

Oh death

Bad company

Not really a country fan so I had to go with the country/cowboy songs I knew.

EDIT: I had to add the most heart tugging end credits I've ever sat through Days Gone

You'll always be my brother

Stay strong gamer bro. I dont need to know you, to know you.

ID: hmtg2yq

Also this.

ID: hmtnqok

Also this.

ID: hmtg981

Also, I know it's from a different game, but play Port Sulphur Band's soundtrack for Hunt: Showdown

ID: hmtlzqc

Don’t forget Far Away from the first Red Dead Redemption.

ID: hmtq6oe

Add highwayman to it Johnny cash It's perfect for tonight's ride

ID: hmtjfod

What do you guys think about "Riders on the storm", Snoop Dog cover or original the Doors.

Might it be appropriate?

7 : Anonymous2021/12/01 17:23 ID: hmth5bh

My game related story. My mom was in a comma years back, talking like 2004. She was in the hospital for months. My dad wasn’t around much because he wanted to be at the horoitsl or would stay at my uncles, who lived much closer to the hospital then we did. He tried the best he could to keep us together though so no blame there. He made sure I was ok and had what I needed and would stop home everyday. But basically, I was at home a lot by myself. I poured myself into Tony Hawks Underground. Like, that game alone kept me sane for a good stretch of that time of my life. It’s amazing how much of an impact video games can have for people.

RIP to Scott.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/01 13:58 ID: hmsnyct

Sorry for your loss ❤️

9 : Anonymous2021/12/01 17:09 ID: hmtf183

It doesn't matter console or platform you game on, gaming truly does bring everyone together, and that's something not a lot of people realize. RIP Scott. He seemed like a great guy. Have a beautiful ride.

10 : Anonymous2021/12/01 14:06 ID: hmsoy50

When my buddy passed from covid complications last year I changed my steam name to his and played some cod for him like we used to all the time. Sorry for your loss, I think it’s really beautiful the way you’re honoring their memory.

11 : Anonymous2021/12/01 15:52 ID: hmt3cat

Sorry for your loss, buddy.


12 : Anonymous2021/12/01 15:53 ID: hmt3lxt

Keep on riding, cowboy

13 : Anonymous2021/12/01 16:42 ID: hmtawls

RIP Scott, I'll name my next badass son in CK3 after you. Condolences to you OP.

14 : Anonymous2021/12/01 16:43 ID: hmtb3zt

Do everything you can to honour you friend. My clan did something similar for one that passed. We play his favourite game together every year in his name.

15 : Anonymous2021/12/01 18:45 ID: hmttur5

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Saddle up and ride.

16 : Anonymous2021/12/01 15:26 ID: hmszlyu

My love is with you.

I wish people (where I live in the US) would stop pretending covid isn't real...

And pour one out for your buddy too!

17 : Anonymous2021/12/01 14:01 ID: hmsobvd

I am sorry for your loss, this goes to show that you two are indeed outlaws for life and I am proud of you guys.

18 : Anonymous2021/12/01 16:31 ID: hmt9a3s

Damn, hopefully covid-19 ends, it sucks to see how many people died from it. Sorry for your loss man. l

ID: hmtagnq

The window to end COVID was 20 months ago, it's endemic to our society and new way of life now unfortunately.

ID: hmtawcv

Yeah, itll turn into a flu type of thing, like a yearly spray/jab, thats what i think anyways, as its part of the SaRs/Coronavirus family. I think anyways.

19 : Anonymous2021/12/01 16:44 ID: hmtb6wf

Definitely would make for a beautiful tribute. I'm sorry for your loss. ❤️ ❤️. I'll hop on Ole Shadowfax and raise hell in honor of your friend.

20 : Anonymous2021/12/01 17:45 ID: hmtkkfv

I used my free reddit award on this. Sorry it was the wholesome award. It's what they gave me.

Outlaws for life.

21 : Anonymous2021/12/01 18:24 ID: hmtqlcr

Sorry for your loss. Covid stinks.

22 : Anonymous2021/12/01 18:32 ID: hmtrw1z

I feel teary now. RIP Scott. It is so sad when cool, good guys leave first. Unfortunately I only encountered toxic people in the gaming communities that i frequent so I rarely engage now but i bonded with my siblings through videogames and the happiest moments in my life were with them, playing games. I made it through this covid nightmare thanks to games.

23 : Anonymous2021/12/01 18:55 ID: hmtve8j

I'm sorry to hear he's gone. That sounds like a fitting tribute to him.

24 : Anonymous2021/12/01 19:07 ID: hmtxc5j


25 : Anonymous2021/12/01 20:11 ID: hmu78yz

You should get a horse and name his Scott. So whenever you're riding he'll always be there w you homie

26 : Anonymous2021/12/01 21:56 ID: hmuo33x

RIP Scott. Ride on.

27 : Anonymous2021/12/01 14:02 ID: hmsogeh

My condolences, and you’re a great friend man

28 : Anonymous2021/12/01 14:13 ID: hmspsuc

Outlaws for life.

29 : Anonymous2021/12/01 14:47 ID: hmsu5mq


30 : Anonymous2021/12/01 15:06 ID: hmswvpk

Man that hit me right in the feels. Sorry for your loss. What a fine way to remember a fallen friend.

31 : Anonymous2021/12/01 15:33 ID: hmt0pc6

Sorry for your loss.

32 : Anonymous2021/12/01 14:52 ID: hmsuwdd

This is the way!

33 : Anonymous2021/12/01 15:19 ID: hmsyn6e

Which loser mf went through and downvoted every comment lol get some help

34 : Anonymous2021/12/01 17:40 ID: hmtjt2h

Get vaxxed and wear masks, or die and/or contribute to the deaths of others.

One is a nice achievement/trophy, the other is a perma ban.

35 : Anonymous2021/12/01 14:28 ID: hmsrpyk

Outlaws for life man have a good ride He sounds like an amazing friend

36 : Anonymous2021/12/01 17:11 ID: hmtfbp7

Sorry for your loss

I hope your friend is now riding with Arthur in heaven


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