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« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2010, 11:54:16 PM »

i am sorry to hear about this

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« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2010, 12:21:55 AM »

Played with him on xbox live - always polite and good humor.
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« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2010, 01:02:01 AM »

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« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2010, 01:21:08 AM »

Man, so sorry to hear about this too.  I played with him on Live also.

I will keep his family/friends in my prayers during this tough time.
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« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2010, 05:59:25 AM »

so sad, my deepest sympathies for the family and those left behind.
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« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2010, 07:24:55 AM »

frown I remember playing some XBL games with him a long time ago.
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« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2010, 09:24:52 AM »

What a kick in the balls... I enjoyed your contributions here and playing Bad Company 2 with you. 

You'll be missed around here buddy.
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« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2010, 11:29:00 AM »

Sad news.  icon_cry  RIP DamageInc
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« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2010, 12:49:06 PM »

RIP
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« Reply #49 on: July 05, 2010, 03:09:16 PM »

What the hell... way too young.  We'll miss you.
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« Reply #50 on: July 05, 2010, 03:51:11 PM »

I found out about this this morning.  I'm absolutely in shock.  I've been trying to reach him for a few days now, but this is beyond anything I could have imagined.  I worked with Dave for several years and he was a close friend.  Some of you got to meet him at Rock Band parties at my place and know what a great person he was.  I will miss him very much - he was a good friend.   icon_cry
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« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2010, 04:09:37 PM »

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Just a day or two ago Hark sent me a message on Live to see if I had heard from Damage.  To be honest, outside of parties at Ron's or our own Rock Band party back when Kato first returned from the Middle East I only got to spend time with Dave in person a handful of times, but we also gamed together online as well, and he was always wonderfully social and openly friendly to anyone he met, and on more than one occasion my wife commented that "I really like that guy"  She'll be as shocked as I was to learn this morning that we lost someone from the GT family and from the local GT population here in AZ.   

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« Reply #52 on: July 05, 2010, 06:48:20 PM »

Do we have any word on what happened?
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« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2010, 06:55:47 PM »

Sad to hear. RIP Damage.

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« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2010, 11:11:17 PM »

Quote from: Crux on July 05, 2010, 06:48:20 PM

Do we have any word on what happened?

The ending of the obit makes me think ominous things (and I hope it's just personal baggage coloring my interpretation).  I'm very sorry for all you who knew him personally.
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« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2010, 11:24:39 PM »

So sorry to hear about this.  He will be missed.
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« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2010, 01:53:37 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 05, 2010, 11:24:39 PM

So sorry to hear about this.  He will be missed.

Sentiment echoed... 

I read this earlier today and have not been able to shake the haunting sadness of losing someone I didn't know well, but always felt a kind of distant camaraderie with.  He joined the Wanderers a couple of years ago in Warhammer and I got to game with him then.  Always seemed like the nicest of guys and a terrific guildmate... 
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« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2010, 02:14:16 AM »

I feel that the best way to pay tribute to someone is to tell stories that represent their character.

Dave was a technician that I (and Knightshade) used to evaluate. He moved up quickly to management, as I went the technical route. So he became my supervisor. We had an overbearing, practically soulless manager that had been dangling a carrot in front of me for several years (technical training, Cisco CCNA). I knew she would never keep her word, and yet I had no choice but to try. When I moved to Dave's team, she was still trying to get me fired (I had listed her as the reason for making a move that was less than lateral). Dave fought for me, made a deal that he felt was fair, and got me the training.

The odd part was, the deal involved meeting certain metrics for dealing with customer calls. I had just rewritten the criteria myself before moving onto his team. I thought I was getting off too easy, but it was something that he knew he could push through management. That jump started my career (I am now essentially the primary Cisco Engineer for my company).  Without his help, I might have left the company and gone on aimlessly to another random job. I don't think I can ever truly convey how much that changed my life: I know that this caused endless political grief for him, but it was something that I can never repay to him. I can only hope that my actions since that day have helped me earn such a kindness that he did simply because he felt it was the right thing to do.

I smoked my first cigar with Dave, as we went to a party for a mutual friend. The cigar was kinda disgusting, but it was a good memory. I gamed with him on and off, but we had different preferences, and thus we didn't play that often. When we did, it was usually Battlefield, and I was usually the dead one.

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« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2010, 03:11:33 AM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on July 05, 2010, 11:11:17 PM

Quote from: Crux on July 05, 2010, 06:48:20 PM

Do we have any word on what happened?

The ending of the obit makes me think ominous things (and I hope it's just personal baggage coloring my interpretation).  I'm very sorry for all you who knew him personally.

I read that part too, and I hope it was just that the obit was focusing on the loss rather than the event of his death. I didn't know him well enough to feel I'm entitled to an explanation - I'm just sad that a giving and friendly part of our GT family isn't here to continue on with us.
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« Reply #59 on: July 06, 2010, 03:41:28 AM »

Wow, that's crappy news.  RIP Damage.
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« Reply #60 on: July 06, 2010, 04:06:05 AM »

Wow really sad news RIP Dave. crybaby
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« Reply #61 on: July 06, 2010, 01:29:49 PM »

Quote from: Purge on July 06, 2010, 03:11:33 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on July 05, 2010, 11:11:17 PM

Quote from: Crux on July 05, 2010, 06:48:20 PM

Do we have any word on what happened?

The ending of the obit makes me think ominous things (and I hope it's just personal baggage coloring my interpretation).  I'm very sorry for all you who knew him personally.

I read that part too, and I hope it was just that the obit was focusing on the loss rather than the event of his death. I didn't know him well enough to feel I'm entitled to an explanation - I'm just sad that a giving and friendly part of our GT family isn't here to continue on with us.

his father's obit had the same wording at the end, I think it's not related to the how in any way.
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« Reply #62 on: July 06, 2010, 01:41:57 PM »

RIP Dave. Thanks for your contributions here. You will be missed. frown

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« Reply #63 on: July 06, 2010, 02:17:17 PM »

Quote from: Einsteinium on July 06, 2010, 02:14:16 AM

I feel that the best way to pay tribute to someone is to tell stories that represent their character.

Dave was a technician that I (and Knightshade) used to evaluate. He moved up quickly to management, as I went the technical route. So he became my supervisor. We had an overbearing, practically soulless manager that had been dangling a carrot in front of me for several years (technical training, Cisco CCNA). I knew she would never keep her word, and yet I had no choice but to try. When I moved to Dave's team, she was still trying to get me fired (I had listed her as the reason for making a move that was less than lateral). Dave fought for me, made a deal that he felt was fair, and got me the training.

The odd part was, the deal involved meeting certain metrics for dealing with customer calls. I had just rewritten the criteria myself before moving onto his team. I thought I was getting off too easy, but it was something that he knew he could push through management. That jump started my career (I am now essentially the primary Cisco Engineer for my company).  Without his help, I might have left the company and gone on aimlessly to another random job. I don't think I can ever truly convey how much that changed my life: I know that this caused endless political grief for him, but it was something that I can never repay to him. I can only hope that my actions since that day have helped me earn such a kindness that he did simply because he felt it was the right thing to do.

I smoked my first cigar with Dave, as we went to a party for a mutual friend. The cigar was kinda disgusting, but it was a good memory. I gamed with him on and off, but we had different preferences, and thus we didn't play that often. When we did, it was usually Battlefield, and I was usually the dead one.



What a wonderful tribute!! I admittedly don't know the guy beyond recognizing the name but that was really touching-thank you.
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« Reply #64 on: July 06, 2010, 03:09:56 PM »

Really sad news.

No more referring people over to Damageincs' in-depth and informative posts on some core games frown
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« Reply #65 on: July 06, 2010, 05:04:01 PM »

I have nothing but fond memories of Damage.  He still rests on my friend\'s list.  I doubt I will ever remove him from that list myself.  He deserves to continue holding that spot.
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« Reply #66 on: July 06, 2010, 05:17:28 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on July 06, 2010, 05:04:01 PM

I have nothing but fond memories of Damage.  He still rests on my friend\'s list.  I doubt I will ever remove him from that list myself.  He deserves to continue holding that spot.

I'm at 98 people on mine, and I feel the same way. (I sent him a PM in case, somehow, he still gets notifications frown)
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« Reply #67 on: July 06, 2010, 05:23:52 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on July 06, 2010, 02:17:17 PM

Quote from: Einsteinium on July 06, 2010, 02:14:16 AM

I feel that the best way to pay tribute to someone is to tell stories that represent their character.

Dave was a technician that I (and Knightshade) used to evaluate. He moved up quickly to management, as I went the technical route. So he became my supervisor. We had an overbearing, practically soulless manager that had been dangling a carrot in front of me for several years (technical training, Cisco CCNA). I knew she would never keep her word, and yet I had no choice but to try. When I moved to Dave's team, she was still trying to get me fired (I had listed her as the reason for making a move that was less than lateral). Dave fought for me, made a deal that he felt was fair, and got me the training.

The odd part was, the deal involved meeting certain metrics for dealing with customer calls. I had just rewritten the criteria myself before moving onto his team. I thought I was getting off too easy, but it was something that he knew he could push through management. That jump started my career (I am now essentially the primary Cisco Engineer for my company).  Without his help, I might have left the company and gone on aimlessly to another random job. I don't think I can ever truly convey how much that changed my life: I know that this caused endless political grief for him, but it was something that I can never repay to him. I can only hope that my actions since that day have helped me earn such a kindness that he did simply because he felt it was the right thing to do.

I smoked my first cigar with Dave, as we went to a party for a mutual friend. The cigar was kinda disgusting, but it was a good memory. I gamed with him on and off, but we had different preferences, and thus we didn't play that often. When we did, it was usually Battlefield, and I was usually the dead one.



What a wonderful tribute!! I admittedly don't know the guy beyond recognizing the name but that was really touching-thank you.

Same.  RIP.  Oh  I did love his avatar.  One of my favorite of all time.... frown
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« Reply #68 on: July 06, 2010, 11:05:21 PM »

Quote from: Einsteinium on July 06, 2010, 02:14:16 AM

I feel that the best way to pay tribute to someone is to tell stories that represent their character.

Dave was a technician that I (and Knightshade) used to evaluate. He moved up quickly to management, as I went the technical route. So he became my supervisor. We had an overbearing, practically soulless manager that had been dangling a carrot in front of me for several years (technical training, Cisco CCNA). I knew she would never keep her word, and yet I had no choice but to try. When I moved to Dave's team, she was still trying to get me fired (I had listed her as the reason for making a move that was less than lateral). Dave fought for me, made a deal that he felt was fair, and got me the training.

The odd part was, the deal involved meeting certain metrics for dealing with customer calls. I had just rewritten the criteria myself before moving onto his team. I thought I was getting off too easy, but it was something that he knew he could push through management. That jump started my career (I am now essentially the primary Cisco Engineer for my company).  Without his help, I might have left the company and gone on aimlessly to another random job. I don't think I can ever truly convey how much that changed my life: I know that this caused endless political grief for him, but it was something that I can never repay to him. I can only hope that my actions since that day have helped me earn such a kindness that he did simply because he felt it was the right thing to do.

I smoked my first cigar with Dave, as we went to a party for a mutual friend. The cigar was kinda disgusting, but it was a good memory. I gamed with him on and off, but we had different preferences, and thus we didn't play that often. When we did, it was usually Battlefield, and I was usually the dead one.

I am the mutual friend, and I believe that event was at my birthday party; I still buy Cohiba cigars on occasion, and every time I do, I think of him.  Dave was also my supervisor for a while during the storm that ultimately ended in me getting the boot from the aforementioned company that employs Einsteinium here.  Long story short, he fought for me during a proverbial witch hunt to get me sacked.  When he walked me to my car to get my parking pass, he practically cried because he knew the entire thing was bull.  He apologized, over and over again, reminding me that it was only one person (female listed above) who wanted me gone.  Everyone else thought I got a raw deal.  I played NWN2 and Battlefield 1942 (Desert Combat!!) with Dave, and I have seen him laugh so hard tears ran down his face and he literally could not stand up straight.

Oh, and his Cliff Claven (from Cheers) impression was the absolute best.  Thanks for being there for me Dave; you will definitely be missed.
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« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2010, 04:29:23 PM »

Quote from: Purge on July 06, 2010, 05:17:28 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 06, 2010, 05:04:01 PM

I have nothing but fond memories of Damage.  He still rests on my friend\'s list.  I doubt I will ever remove him from that list myself.  He deserves to continue holding that spot.

I'm at 98 people on mine, and I feel the same way. (I sent him a PM in case, somehow, he still gets notifications frown)

when i read this the other day, i actually viewed his avatar for a while as it played with the little warthog.  i won't be removing him from my list either.
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« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2010, 01:12:27 PM »

Oiy, I was bumming through my friends list last night and asked Kato what had happened since he hadn't been on in so many days.

I'm very sorry to hear about this. I played quite a bit online with Damage and echo Romans sentiments. Very polite, good natured kinda guy.

I'll keep his family and friends in my prayers. RIP.
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« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2010, 01:18:24 AM »

So so sad frown Rip
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« Reply #72 on: July 09, 2010, 02:16:40 AM »

Quote from: Caine on July 07, 2010, 04:29:23 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 06, 2010, 05:17:28 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 06, 2010, 05:04:01 PM

I have nothing but fond memories of Damage.  He still rests on my friend\'s list.  I doubt I will ever remove him from that list myself.  He deserves to continue holding that spot.

I'm at 98 people on mine, and I feel the same way. (I sent him a PM in case, somehow, he still gets notifications frown)

when i read this the other day, i actually viewed his avatar for a while as it played with the little warthog.  i won't be removing him from my list either.

Same here.  He was one of the first people I played online with when I got my 360 and I also remember a few trades from a long while back.  Awesome guy.
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« Reply #73 on: July 09, 2010, 03:12:31 AM »

I only knew him as DamageInc from his posts here, but I'm sad to hear of the loss of a GT member.  From words written by those who worked with him, knew him personally, or gamed with him online, it sounds like David was a great person. It's always sad when you hear of someone passing on well before their senior years. RIP DamageInc and may you game on in the afterlife.
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« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2010, 11:46:05 PM »

RIP frown

Though I didn't know him in person you would always be happy when you got to interact with him. Whenever he came on xbox live you'd have an internal little smile knowing that he'd be a blast to play with and from now on I don't think playing with the GT crew will be nearly as good without him, he'll be missed deeply. We had some fun together and I hope someday we can all do it again.
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« Reply #75 on: July 10, 2010, 11:56:45 AM »


I'm floored...  Still mulling this over.  Will have more to say in a bit.

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« Reply #76 on: July 11, 2010, 12:30:11 AM »

SOB; I haven't really been in this subforum much the last week or so and didn't see this thread until now.

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My best wishes to all those who knew him personally and will miss him far more than I can understand. I only knew him from the boards here and some rare online multiplayer, but it still saddens me that he is gone. Way, way too young.
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« Reply #77 on: July 11, 2010, 01:36:20 AM »

Just checked his profile on my xbox live friends list and his little avata quote says: Visit GamingTrend.com.

Kinda nice to see that - made me think back to this thread again.   
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« Reply #78 on: February 28, 2012, 01:36:01 PM »

Thought about Dave this morning while working on-call. He's on my friends list and I was perusing it while I waited for server restarts.

Warpig and Einsteiniums posts are a beautiful tribute.

DamageInc - you're not forgotten.
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« Reply #79 on: February 28, 2012, 02:27:16 PM »

I was going through my gmail box and found a bunch of correspondence regarding setting up our regular Neverwinter Nights 2  cco-op game. I'm not deleting them.

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