Sunday, December 29, 2013

Random Shots: In Memoriam - 2013

  • Once again, it is time reflect on those we lost during 2013. And let us hope that 2014 is less ruthless.

    • Normand Corbeil, 56, composer for Quantic Dream, credits include Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls

    • Robin Sachs, 61, voice actor, credits include Mass Effect and Dragon Age

    • Kenji Eno, 42, game designer and musician, credits include D, Sega Rally 2, Newtonica, and Kimi to Boku to Rittai

    • Seung Hyun Park, 25, aka "Go)Space", professional Warcraft III player

    • Andrew Reisse, 33, co-founder of Oculus VR

    • Doug Engelbart, 88, inventor of the computer mouse, helped develop hypertext, computer networks, and graphical user interfaces

    • Hiro Isono, 68, artist and illustrator for Square, credits include Secret of Mana, Heroes of Mana, and Final Fantasy Adventure

    • Ryan Davis, 34, co-founder of Giant Bomb

    • Hiroshi Yamauchi, 85, president of Nintendo from 1949 until 2002, lead company in transition from a trading card company into a video game empire

    • Steve Morgenstern, journalist, founding editor of Atari Age

    • Mark Valentine, aka "h2orat", video artist for Cryptic Studios/Perfect World Entertainment, credits include Champions Online and Star Trek Online

    • Tom Clancy, 66, author of The Hunt For Red October and late Jack Ryan novels, co-founder of Red Storm Entertainment which produced the Rainbow Six series, lent his name to other Ubisoft series, such as Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon

    • Aaron Larry Hilden, 37, co-host of Drunken Gamers Radio podcast

    • Charles Bellfield, vice president of Sega of America, shepherded Dreamcast from launch and helped transition Sega to out of the hardware business
  • Be good to one another, because life is too short to spend it angry.

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