Category Archives: Remember

Masaya Nakamura Passes Away

Masaya Nakamura

Masaya Nakamura
With great sadness, we are hit with a creator of many games such as Dig Dug, Ridge Racer and Tekken.  But his most famous and enjoyable game made in 1980 was Pac Man was.  Masaya Nakamura has passed away.

Arcades were buzzing with gamers waiting in line like to play,
Then it hit…  Pac Man Fever.

So much merchandise was created it was crazy like a fever.  Even ice cream and cereal.  A kiddie cartoon show was even created.  if you have kids under age six, look it up and let them watch.  Some like it, some do not.

Masaya Nakamura, Thank You for your great creativeness.  As the TMNT would say “Pizza Time!”

Arnold Palmer Passes Away

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer, a legend with such class.  You might be too young to know Arnold, but he was one of the world’s top golfers.   His poise so graceful made many think golf was easy.  He was a champion of his time and even had a video game on Sega Genesis called Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf.  This game was truly aimed at golf players.  No casuals here, unless you are learning.

If you’re out eating, be sure to order up an ‘Arnold Palmer’ in respects to the legend.

 

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf on Sega Genesis

Muhammad Ali Passes Away

Muhammad Ali Passes Away

Sad news, Muhammad Ali, Heavyweight Champion of the World Passes away at age 74.  He was a living legend.  Not only a great and talented boxer, he also believed in and served civil rights.  A Living Legend.

In 1992, SEGA released ‘Muhammad Ali Boxing’ for the SEGA GENESIS.  The game was not that great, but because of his name  being on it, many investigated.

Muhummad also had a few famous, encouraging quotes.  One of his famous quotes: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.”

Rest in Peace Great Warrior!

Animator Makiko Futaki Passed Away

Makiko-Futaki

Sad, sad, sad news, Animator Makiko Futaki has passed away. She fell ill for an unknown reason and succumbed to whatever the illness was. Her work is VERY recognizable, especially in a dying world of hand drawn animation at a rate and quality 80’s U.S. kids are used to.

Some of Makiko Futaki movies she animated are:

 

  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Spirited Away
  • Akira
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    And to our surprise, she actually animated Here Come the Littles, no wonder it stood out amongst the 80’s Saturday Morning Cartoon line up. And one more anime had a game based on it,

    Space Adventure Cobra later had a Sega CD game based off of it by The Space Adventure.

    Makiko Futaki has many other works you should check out.

    “Fly Makiko Futaki, fly. Thank You and Rest in Peace.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAyS2yTua0w

JORY PRUM PASSES AWAY

Jory Prum passes away

Sad news, audio designer Jory Plum has pass away from a motorcycle accident.  Knew him not we did. Felt him oh yes. His mastery on Double Fine’s Broken Age and Telltale’s The Walking Dead sound, immaculate.

He’s worked on many other games, but we mentioned those two as that is how we will remember him.

Thank you Jory and may you rest in peace.

Take Us Back by Alela Diane

Fergus McGovern Passes Away

Fergus-McGovern

Sadly,  Fergus McGovern, the founder of Probe Entertainment has passed away.  This is a guy who’s given a lot of gamers some of the most awesome times in their lives in gaming.

With games like OutRun,  Die Hard Trilogy  and of course Mortal Kombat II, but more specific Mortal Kombat II for the home consoles.  YES!  YES!  YES!

We never knew Fergus, but with his inside jokes, you can tell he was a fun guy with his ‘Fergality’ in MKII.

Game History and trivia:  Acclaim Studios bought Probe Entertainment in 1995.  What a change that was.

Rest in Peace Fergus McGovern

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2008/jun/24/fergus.mcgovern

Dave Mirra Passes Away

dave-mirra

It’s sad, sad, sad news. Dave Mirra has passed away. He was the ‘Tony Hawk of BMX’. Whether you liked the video game or not, you loved watching him do his awesome tricks on his bike.

It’s truly sad to hear this news. We’re wordless. If you have a problem that is eating you and you can’t shake it, tell a friend you trust that can sit, listen and help to relieve the stress no matter what it is.

One good friend has more value than 50 so and so friends.

Please talk it out.  It does help.

Rest in Peace Dave.

Dave Mirra & Dennis McCoy – X Games Vert Doubles 1998

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX (PS1) Gameplay

 

David Bowie Passes Away

David-Bowie
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ne of the great musical, entertainment, actor and more has passed away.  The cause, cancer.  Our hearts are in disbelief as David was thought to be an immortal, being an tall, slender elf.

David has left behind a legacy we all are still enjoying, such as the movie Labyrinth and lots of music, such as Diamond Dogs.

David was also in a video game called Omikron Nomad Soul back in 1999.

Rest in Peace David Bowie and thank you for keeping your promise and not being boring.

UPDATE:  January 15, 2016

Square Enix is honoring David Bowie’s Death with Omikron: The Nomad Soul

https://store.na.square-enix.com/product/281956/omikron-the-nomad-soul-pc-download

Brad Allen Fuller Passes Away

Brad Fuller

Sad news, video game music and sound designer, Brad Allen Fuller has passed away from cancer. This is the man and legend who brought us many video game sound tracks. Just some of the HUGE list of games are:

Marble Madness (Arcade)
Marble Madness (NES)
Gauntlet II (Arcade)
Tetris: Tengen (NES)
Klax (Arcade)
S.T.U.N. Runner (Arcade)
Rampart (Arcade)

And an unreleased Super Pac-Man.

This guy gave us the rocking limited beats that still sound awesome and many of us remember doing mini rocks out to them because they were that good with what he had to work with.

A true legend.

Thank you and Rest in Peace Mr. Fuller.

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