Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Random Shots: In Memoriam - 2014

  • Once again, it is time to look back at those we lost in 2014, the people who made our lives a little brighter
    • Justin Carmical, 42, aka JewWario, YouTube instructor on playing Japanese games on western consoles

    • Greg Martin, box cover artist for several Sega, Hudson, Capcom and Namco games

    • Kenneth Melville, 65, co-founder of Digital Pictures, developer of several FMV games including: It Came from the Desert, Sewer Shark, Make My Video: INXS, Make My Video: Kris Kross, and Corpse Killer, as well as developing Total Annihilation: Kingdoms.

    • Joel Green, 5, the inspiration for Ryan Green's game, That Dragon, Cancer.

    • Matthew Crump, 40, game developer, coordinator of the SXSW Gaming Expo

    • Masato Masuda, 48, game developer, creator of Pro Wrestling (NES) and the Fire Pro Wrestling series

    • Python Anghelo, 60, artist, game and pinball designer, best known for Joust, Bubbles, Pin*Bot, Cyclone and Taxi

    • Douglas E. Smith, 53, creator of Lode Runner

    • Ralph Baer, 92, developer of the first video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey
  • Farewell. You will be missed.

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