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On 07/01/2022 at 11:51, Spade_Cooley said:

Stewart Gilray, found of Just Add Water studios and the man behind all the Oddworld games, dead from COVID at 51.

He was unvaccinated because he was too afraid of needles:

https://www.thesun.ie/health/8185702/computer-games-boss-dies-covid-scared-needles-jab/

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Scott Bennie, writer on a couple of Interplay games among other stuff, dead at 61 because of pneumonia:

https://www.pcgamer.com/scott-bennie-writer-on-interplays-lord-of-the-rings-star-trek-fallout-and-others-has-died/

 

A special place in my heart because he came up with "dogmeat", the dog that can be your companion in the Fallout games. He also invented the "mysterious stranger" perk, a character who has a sick amount of fan theories in the web.

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No matter at what age they died but it's always so tragic to learn that game creators also die! Kinda of a death sentence to fun and joy.

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As terrible as 95% of Ocean games were, I honestly consider them the most iconic of the C64/Spectrum era software houses. 

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"Skyrim Grandma" Shirley Curry wants Bethesda to release the sequel before she dies. She's 86 years old now, good luck!

https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/17/skyrim-grandma-wants-to-play-elder-scrolls-6-before-she-dies-16844533/

 

And yes, she has a Wiki page:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Curry

 

She suffered a stroke earlier this year, deleting many gaming memories from her harddrive.

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Kenichi Okuma had worked in the industry since the early 1990s, with his composer credits including 2008’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The veteran game composer passed away from esophageal cancer last Friday at age 56.

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Twitter reporting the death of Oliver Frey, instantly recognisable to a generation of C64/Spectrum gamers as the cover art guy for Zzap and Crash magazines. Unsurprisingly, when you look at his work, also had a second career as a kind of British Tom of Finland-type illustrator.

 

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