Its sad to see him pass away I used to watch him as a kid weather he voted a movie thumbs up or down. :(
What a strange topic to make your first post in. （ﾟ､ ｡｀ﾌ
I didn't even know who he was until there was some minor controversy when he insisted that video games aren't art (an argument I will not abide here, as it has no place), and of course, being an avid gamer, this made me rather incensed. I decided to check out his body of work, and to my dismay, I found that I actually quite enjoyed his literate, informed, and amusingly dry style of writing, which frustrated me because his view on video games seemed so backward and ignorant by comparison.
I came away with a begrudging respect for the man and I'm sad to see him go, because he taught me a valuable life lesson: you can't judge someone (at all, in any way) merely based on one view they express. I think a lot of people could stand to learn this lesson.