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Tim Skelly died last march (2020).....
« on: June 23, 2020, 03:39:28 PM »
Sorry....pretty late to discover this but last march (2020) Tim Skelly died.

https://twitter.com/SeamusBlackley/status/1234661993740525581

Tim designed the bulk of Cinematronics/Vectorbeam games and Reactor, Insector and Screwloose at Gottlieb.

I still love video game history so sad to learn of his death, he was definitely one of the pioneers ! He was also the first one to get his name on-screen on any arcade videogame (Reactor).

Quite interesting story he wrote here:

https://dadgum.com/giantlist/archive/cinematronics.html

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Re: Tim Skelly died last march (2020).....
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 08:38:26 AM »
interesting article

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Re: Tim Skelly died last march (2020).....
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 07:30:10 AM »
Well, our heros are getting into an age where it can happen each day  :(

Thanks for sharing...I will read it later to a cup of coffee  :)

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Re: Tim Skelly died last march (2020).....
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 08:45:39 PM »
Very true but he didn't really was that old.....IMHO....

I loved Reactor on the 2600..... I don't remember ever playing the arcade machine.

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Re: Tim Skelly died last march (2020).....
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 06:45:55 AM »
According to Wikipedia he was born 1951...well, not an age you want to leave this place  :-\

I just read that he wrote Rip Off  :spaceace: ....one of my favourite coop games!! We have Take Off, a clone, but unfortunateley it doesn't work due to pcb damage   :'(