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Ken Siders has passed away

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#76 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 1:13 PM

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




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I never knew about the Tetris arcade clone. Was this made available in the store?

#77 Dauber OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 2:07 PM

It was never released. Don't know if it was finished. I first knew of it when I watched one of those "Let's compare!" videos for Tetris and I nearly shat myself when I saw the one labeled as the 7800 version!

Wonder if it's anywhere near finished, and if not, if someone can pick it up and finish it.

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 8:48 PM

A very sad surprise. I'm thankful for his contributions to our hobby and praying for comfort of his family & friends.

#79 HammR25 OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 10:17 PM

This was the thread for not-Tetris:



#80 rockman_x_2002 OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Sep 3, 2017 6:32 PM

So sad to hear about Ken's passing.  My first homebrew purchase was Beef Drop, and I've enjoyed that game immensely.  Ken was a very talented developer and contributor to our community.  He will be sorely missed.   :(

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Posted Sun Sep 3, 2017 7:20 PM

My condolences to Mr. Ken Siders and family. B*nQ is one of my TOP favorite homebrews for 7800!

#82 Shawn OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed Sep 6, 2017 2:05 PM

I really hope his wife sees this thread and knows how much of a positive impact her husband had on all of us.

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Posted Wed Sep 6, 2017 2:29 PM

I don't think he was married. The obit I saw didn't mention a spouse.

#84 Shawn OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed Sep 6, 2017 2:37 PM

I don't think he was married. The obit I saw didn't mention a spouse.


OK, better put, I hope his friends and family see this.

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Posted Fri Sep 8, 2017 11:30 AM

I'm sad to hear this and 49 is way too young. While I first became a member in 2005, I knew about the Atari 7800 homebrew community since 2001. At the time Ken did Beefdrop, Ken did the most impressive homebrew game for the system.


Ken Siders was a great Atari 7800 homebrew programmer. Beef Drop and B@nq are must have homebrew Atari 7800 games. I hope someone can finish Ken's Tetris game for the system.


My condolences are to Ken's friends and family.

#86 MrBeefy OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:51 PM

Damn this sucks. Beef Drop and Pac man Collection was the duo that brought me into buying homebrews. I feel for his family and friends as I lost my father when he was 49 years old. Just another reminder to take care of oneself and never ever leave something unresolved with someone you care about.


#87 ave1 ONLINE  



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:41 AM

Really sad to hear this- As a fellow 49 year old Ohioan, it really hits home hard. . . I hope and pray his family sees the truth about how appreciated he always will be by me and everyone here at Atariage. What a great guy.

Edited by ave1, Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:44 AM.

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:41 PM

I'm so sorry to read this. I have been in the middle of moving to my new house and all that entails for the past month so I am literally just now reading this for the first time. I just want to say that Ken Siders provided myself and I'm sure many of us here with countless hours of enjoyment with our classic Atari systems, thanks to his masterful programming skills. Atari 5200 Beef Drop was possibly the first homebrew game I purchased, and it was, and still is, so absolutely incredible, a real work of art. 


He will truly be missed simply by his absence from the community. I will honor his legacy by playing his games for many years to come. This is a guy who will be remembered at Atari Age, leaving a magnificent footprint on the homebrew scene. Seriously guys, his games are top shelf, are they not?

#89 Henry Lee OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 3, 2017 1:03 PM

I didn't know Kenneth personally. My artwork was accepted by Kenfused and Atari Age for Beef Drop. Very symbolic to me. Thanks again Ken, wherever you are! My condolences to everyone who knew Ken.

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