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#26 Ransom OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:07 AM

Oh, how horrible! What a shock.

 

RIP, Kenfused.



#27 Stormbringer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:17 AM

I didn't know the guy or his works but man, that is too young... R.I.P,



#28 FroggoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:59 AM

I didn't know Mr. Siders either but I've been enjoying his games. It is always sad to hear of anyone dying so young. 



#29 Greg2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:22 AM

Damn, only 49.  



#30 edladdin OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:32 AM

That's terrible and sad news, and very scary for all of us who are basically the same age as he was. ☹️

#31 DracIsBack OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:52 AM

I'm so bummed. So young!



#32 Marc Oberhäuser OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:17 AM

Terrible news. He will be missed.



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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:19 AM

That's terrible and sad news, and very scary for all of us who are basically the same age as he was. ☹️

 

Yeah. I'm a few years younger than him but it's definitely a wake-up call.



#34 Tempest ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:31 AM

So young.  I wonder what he died of?  I'm not too far off of his age myself.



#35 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:42 AM

Shocking news. :( He had practically another lifetime ahead of him yet! Condolences to his family.

Beef Drop was one of the first homebrews I got for any platform...gosh, probably ten years ago now. He was so talented. :(



#36 Dauber ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:37 PM

So young.  I wonder what he died of?  I'm not too far off of his age myself.

 

His obituary says he died "unexpectedly" so I'm guessing an accident or maybe a freak illness or something.



#37 DrSidneyZweibel OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:59 PM

Well that's horrible news.

 

Beef Drop 7800 was the first homebrew game I ever bought. Bummer.



#38 Gregory DG OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:47 PM

So very sorry to hear this. Ken was a legend to me... He will be missed. :(



#39 fiddlepaddle OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:40 PM

I bought Beef Drop from him at a game show in Columbus a few years ago.  I was surprised when he asked me where I wanted him to sign it.  I didn't really consider him a celebrity at the time, just kind of a nerdy romantic for writing a program for a long-dead architecture, and then foolishly trying to sell copies.  I asked him a few questions about it and we talked for a few minutes.  He seemed quiet and reserved and a really nice guy.

 

Later, I learned he was well-known and respected in the home brew community, and more specifically, on Atari Age.  Beef Drop is an excellent game; it's probably my favorite 7800 game, and I think it's the only home brew I own. 

 

Ken Siders will be remembered.



#40 VicViper OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:40 PM

Beef drop was the first homebrew i ever owned. Bummer for the community and his loved ones. wonder if there is a way to reach the people in his "real" life to let them know how much he meant to the community.



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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:48 PM

Sucks.  My prayers to his family and friends.  RIP Mr. Siders.  Thank you for some of the 7800's greatest games.



#42 Lendorien OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:33 PM

Oh man. I wasn't familiar with who this was until I saw it was Kenfused. I've been around about 9 years new and I've seen him jump in and help folks repeatedly. I've long held him in great respect from reading his many posts over the years.He really was an asset to the community and a nice guy to boot. His presence here will surely be missed. I'll be praying for his family. At 49, he truly was still young. I can't imagine what they must be going through. :(



#43 Emehr OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:36 PM

This is really sad to hear. My condolences to his family. Beef Drop and b*nQ are amazing 7800 ports and a proud part of my cart collection. Such a great talent. :-(



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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:48 PM

Gone too soon

RIP

#45 cvga OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:32 PM

How sad. Like others, I've been enjoying his games for years. I hope his family knows how respected he is and how much joy he brought to many of us.



#46 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:57 PM

WTF! :( Had many fun chats with him over the years. This is a real bummer. My best goes out to his family.



#47 Atari Dogs OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:58 PM

I met Ken at a Atari swap meet in Columbus. He was really nice. I am sorry he has left.

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:59 PM

RIP Ken. 



#49 GaryH917 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:52 PM

Very sad to hear. RIP Ken.

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Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:55 PM

This really saddens me. I have only been in the 7800 scene for a year but when I jumped in and saw and read about B*nq! and BT I was impressed. These 2 are on my list to get. But I want a BT with a POKEY (Which I have one to donate) I am just waiting for Al to tell me to send it so he can make it happen.


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