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Nukey Shay (Kurt Howe) has died. :(

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Very sad news.  Even sadder we didn't know and nobody could have reached out to the family somehow or sent flowers to his funeral.

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It didn't sound good when somebody recently noticed he hadn't posted in a while. Very sad to hear of Kurt/  Nukey' s death. 

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My condolences go out to his family.  Nukey’s portfolio of hacks is amazing and he always seemed to do his best to implement suggestions from the community.  My favorite of his hacks is Missile Command Arcade with the Track & Field controller support
 

RIP Nukey and thank you for your contributions to the community. 

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30 minutes ago, Cafeman said:

It didn't sound good when somebody recently noticed he hadn't posted in a while. Very sad to hear of Kurt/  Nukey' s death. 

 

He would take extended breaks from time to time over the years so it wasn't totally out of character for him to be absent for a while. This time though, it's the worst case scenario :(

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When Ballblazer started that thread asking about Nukey Shay I thought to myself it hadn't been that long since I saw a post of his has it. I guess it had been. Rest in peace Kurt.

 

His lifetime achievement award was announced after his death. I wonder if he had already been told.

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Shocked and saddened by this news. Nukey has been here as long as I can remember and the stuff he could do with Atari games was mind blowing. Always looked forward to his posts. So sorry to hear this.

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7 minutes ago, dr. kwack said:

..and the stuff he could do with Atari games was mind blowing.

 

Not only technically capable, but creative in a way that was useful and desirable. Like adding new features or expanding on a game's premise.

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He was always nice to me when I first started posting on here back before I even started my Youtube channel.  A nice guy and an inspiration.  RIP

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I am shocked  and is very sad to hear. He was a big contributor here on Atariage.

 

Condolences go out to his friends and family.

 

RIP

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Good guy. Generous.

Brought a lot to the community here. 

 

Be a nice tribute to list all our favorite works from Nukey

 

Here's mine

 

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Very nice guy. A shame we won’t have any more contributions from him to the VCS community.


He went out of his way to disassemble Golf (2k) and improve the display kernel for the game. (note: I have 9 more fairways created, but haven’t completed the obstacle placement for those holes yet.)

 

 

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:_(

 

You will be missed, Nukey Shay..

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I don't even know him, but I'm feel like crying right now...
May you rest in peace, Nukey Shay... 😭

Oh yeah, umm... this comment was written on 9.19.2021, at 4:41 PM. So, I don't even know if this is going to show up, or later get seen.

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Sad news.  2600 isn't my main interest but I've gotten into plenty of his threads and posts.

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RIP Nukey.  Thank you for your contributions and dedication.  Your work touched many and will be remembered and enjoyed forever.

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RIP Nukey Shay. He made some amazing hacks. Last one I played was his 2 player Berzerk Hack, which even has Atarivox support. 

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