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Found this in the YouTube comments of Brown Out

10 years later

Ray was sitting alone, waiting for the release of Hotline Miami 6. Then suddenly, a little boy comes rushing into his room.

“Dad, dad! Come see what I’ve done in Minecraft!”

“You’ve been playing that game nonstop for three days, you must be really liking it, huh?” said Ray, a joyfull look on his 35 year old face, as he follows his son. Whilst walking, a deep feeling starts to surface, one he himself hid long ago. Was it… a sign?

“So, what is it you want to show me-”, started Ray when they reached the living room, but he couldn’t finish. In front of him, an image long forgotten. Long forsaken.

“I dug for a while to get gold for the ‘On a Rail’ achievement, but I think it looks cooler this way”, explained Ray’s son, but he was no longer listening. The pixelated 4 blocks-tall yellow tower had his undivided attention. “I still don’t have a name for it though,” continued Ray’s son, “maybe Tower of Winners? Tower of Players?”

“Pimps.” Ray whispered as a single tear ran down his face.

“What happened, dad? Why are you crying?”

“Nothing, just remembering some old memories.”

“Really? How were they?”

Ray smiled to himself:

“Incredibly boring”

Brown Out

After watching brown out (and crying for a solid 2 hours) I couldn’t help but notice a few things.

It really seemed as if Geoff was the most heart broken from Rays departure.

Geoff wanted to make the final minecraft lets play, a sappy memory walk. When really, everyone else tried to keep it lively.

Another thing I have noticed through out this week was how many times Geoff had mentioned that Ray was quitting. It hurt every time he said it, but it seemed to really hurt him.

(Back to brown out)

Watching the final 3 minutes was painful. Even though Ray is not dead, it still won’t be the same without him in the office.

It was obvious the lads were a little struck about Ray leaving. We have no idea what happens when they’re not recording, but it was probably hard for them.

Honestly if there was one person I’d expect to leave AH was Ray. All the low key jokes about him leaving really got me thinking. Also, him changing his Twitter handle. He probably had been planning to leave for a few months now but finally got the courage to let the fans know.

All in all, we love Ray. We’ll miss him dearly.

When Ray walked through the tunnel and it said “BrownMan has left the game.” My heart broke and I felt an empty pit in my stomach. I’ve been sad since I found out he was leaving but it didn’t really sink in until that moment. I know that the guys tried to lighten the mood by making the joke of tearing down his house, but it felt a little too much. Especially when you see Percival and all of Ray’s belongings in there as if he never left.

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