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#51 wood_jl OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:01 AM

I had not put it together (did not realize) who he was, but I remember bits and pieces (Beefdrop, for example, as cited previously), and I liked reading Kenfused's posts (obviously beyond my technical understanding, but still interesting).  Clueless as to who he was until now, I also morn the loss.  What a brain.  RIP.



#52 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:32 AM

Damn. Two of my first homebrews I ordered after getting my Pacman fix from PMP were Beef Drop and B*NQ. I wish he'd made more...

 

So sad... :sad:



#53 Silvio Mogno OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:23 PM

:(  :(  :(  :_(



#54 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:54 PM

I'm very saddened to read about Ken's passing. Such an incredibly talented programmer - Beef Drop and B•nQ are spot-on arcade ports. I never had the privilege of meeting him in person, but I'll echo the sentiment that I hope his family can take some solace in knowing how much happiness his work brought and continues to bring to this community.



#55 ColecoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:01 PM

:( RIP Ken! You will be missed...

#56 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:21 PM

Sad news :(  49 is far too young.  Your memory will live on in your creations.



#57 Good_Times OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:25 PM

So sorry to hear.  How awful, and so young.   :(

 

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#58 a8isa1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:36 PM

I only vaguely knew of Ken from his A8 tools including his 'k' disks back in the day.

 

Years later I got to chat with him a few times in IRC and here.  It was only then that I learned of Beef Drop and predecessor Burger Boy were his creations.

 

Ken, miss you already.

 

RIP


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#59 Gray Defender OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:49 PM

My condolences as well.  WAY to young



#60 XM05ES OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:37 PM

I've only just picked up his amazing Beef Drop for the 5200 and waited too long to express my admiration! He was far too young!

#61 Inky OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:42 PM

Has his website been archived by anyone?  It would be a shame to lose all his great work.



#62 bradhig1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:50 PM

My condolences too.  How many games did he make?



#63 travistouchdown OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:22 AM

RIP  Have and will enjoy many of his games in the years to come.  Very sad news.



#64 Coleco OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:36 AM

Has his website been archived by anyone?  It would be a shame to lose all his great work.

 

This. I hope that before too long someone who knew Ken and has technical skills to carry this out will compassionately reach out to his family and offer to properly archive Ken's work, perhaps even enabling the completion of any work he might have had in progress. It's a legacy worth preserving.



#65 Goochman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:00 AM

Very sad to hear this - Ken did great work on the 8bit and 7800 lines.  He died at a very young age - not much older than I am :o

 

RIP Ken.



#66 HP Atari King of Michigan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:50 AM

Very sad.  I just turned 40 this year so it's very sobering to say the least.  Anyway I remember when Beef Drop came out here on AtariAge.  May Ken R.I.P.



#67 OlaHughson OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:49 PM

Very sad.
And to think I was able to get in touch witth him in may!
RIP Ken! ;(



#68 Atarifever OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:01 PM

Very, very sad.  I'm not on here every day anymore, so this is news to me about two minutes ago.  I literally (literally) just pulled out the 7800 games for some play and just looked over both Bonq and Beef Drop not 10 minutes ago and thought about how great they were.  A sad day.



#69 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:42 PM

IF anybody has more info on just how Kenfused died at age 49,please PM me or post it. He's only a few months older than I am. 



#70 Jinks OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:23 PM

IF anybody has more info on just how Kenfused died at age 49,please PM me or post it. He's only a few months older than I am. 

I am thinking I might die any second now for any apparent reason.
A wake up call to say and do what you need before it is too late.

#71 CPUWIZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:03 PM

I am thinking I might die any second now for any apparent reason.
A wake up call to say and do what you need before it is too late.

 

I got that wake up call earlier this year, when I almost died.



#72 Jinks OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:08 PM

 
I got that wake up call earlier this year, when I almost died.

Well we are all happy ya mader!

#73 Atarius Maximus OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:31 PM

Wow. I'm about the same age as Ken.  Like everyone else, I've appreciated his contributions to the community and really enjoyed his homebrews.  His legacy will live on in all the people that enjoyed and continue to enjoy his work. My heartfelt condolences go out to Ken's family.  Nothing can prepare you for a loss, it comes like a swift wind and it just takes your breath away.  Rest in peace, brother.  You'll be missed.



#74 Dragon Princess Yushira OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 11:16 AM

How awful to hear of his passing. RIP kenfused. I remember playing many of his games mainly beef drop and b*nq and posted them on YouTube and my blog a while back. He will be missed by all.

#75 frankodragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 11:54 AM

 I also leave my condolences to Ken's family.  Forty-nine is just way too young to go.






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