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#1 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:57 PM

I saw a post on the Console Purist Facebook group this evening about Ken Siders (of B*nq fame) recently passing. I didn't see any other posting in the group about this so I wanted to share the information in case anyone wanted to send their respects.

 

The obituary was posted on the Marion Star web site. The condolence page can be found here.

 

RIP Ken and thank you for all you've done for the community.


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#2 RevEng OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:00 PM

Damn, we've lost a legend. RIP Ken. You won't be forgotten.
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#3 Jinks OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:09 PM

No....this really sucks. R.I.P. :(
He was an amazing programmer and a decent guy that never got caught up in any drama and did what he needed to do.
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#4 Dauber OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:12 PM

I'm devastated, partly as a fan of his work but moreso for his family who lost a loved one at such a young age.

RIP, Ken. Wherever you are, Ken, thank you for your work and your kindness.


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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:26 PM

Damn. :skull:  R.I.P.


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#6 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:28 PM

Shocking, he was so young. :(
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#7 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:30 PM

He was still young.  May he rest in peace.


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#8 tep392 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:31 PM

This is very sad news.  I need a beer.


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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:39 PM

Rest in peace, Mr. Siders. Thank you for your work.


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#10 HammR25 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:39 PM

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#11 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:45 PM

this belongs on the front page.


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#12 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:50 PM

Ken was a great programmer and produced several enjoyable games across multiple Atari platforms.  People will continue to enjoy his works for many years to come.  He passed at such a young age, it's really sobering when this happens unexpectedly.  This is truly sad news.  :(  :(  :(


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#13 Lord Helmet OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:53 PM

Very sad indeed. RIP, Ken.


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#14 Jinks OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:56 PM

this belongs on the front page.

I agree.
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#15 Cousin Vinnie OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:06 PM

Helluva programmer. Played two of his games yesterday. RIP
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#16 SlidellMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:03 AM

That poor man...(cue me sulking for hours.)


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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:38 AM

Oh my God.

 

Tears...

 

He's helped me with many of my homebrews (Super Pac-Man, BBCQ, the HSC, etc.)

This is horrible... 


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#18 mmervine ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:29 AM

Very sad indeed.


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#19 Trebor OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:24 AM

Horrible and terrible news.   :(

May he R.I.P. and all his family and friends find peace and comfort during this difficult time.


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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:00 AM

Oh no, so sad... thanks for the great games and may you Rest In Peace Ken!
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#21 Inky OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:04 AM

I only recently played a few of his homebrews, and then to hear this...

RIP.
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#22 Mayhem OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:10 AM

Wow, unexpected, and tragic. B*nq and Beef Drop were two of the pioneering homebrews for the 7800, that got other people into writing games for the machine.


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#23 CrazyChris OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:39 AM

What is his atariage profile?


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#24 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:40 AM

What is his atariage profile?


http://atariage.com/.../4263-kenfused/
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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:59 AM

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