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  • Blog Post: Pokémon Creative Design Director Passes Away In Freak Accident

    Eric Medalle, creative design director of Pokémon Company International, tragically passed away this past Sunday, March 13, during a windstorm in Seattle. Medalle, 42, leaves behind his two young daughters, Isa (aged 6) and Nico (nearly 2). During the storm, a massive evergreen tree snapped and... More
  • Blog Post: Shadow Of Mordor Executive Producer Mike Forgey Passed Away Last Week

    In December, we shared with you the story of Mike Forgey , an executive producer on Shadow of Mordor. Forgey, who also worked on Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Fable, Conker, and Perfect Dark Zero, passed away on March 3 after a fight with an aggressive form of cancer called glioblastoma. Forgey’s... More
  • Blog Post: Dave Mirra, Pro BMX Rider And Inspiration For Freestyle BMX Games, Dead At 41

    Dave Mirra, a highly-decorated BMX athlete and one of the best to ever appear in the X-Games, has died at age 41. Mirra was prominent in the gaming world for Acclaim-published Freestyle BMX games. According to reports, Mirra was found dead in his hometown of Greenville, North Carolina. He was discovered... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo President And CEO Satoru Iwata Has Passed Away

    Nintendo's president and CEO, Nintendo Direct, and Iwata Asks host Satoru Iwata has unexpectedly passed away. Nintendo issued a brief notice on its website regarding Iwata's death. The notice reads, "Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on... More
  • Blog Post: The Lord Of The Rings And Star Wars Actor Christopher Lee Dead At 93

    Christopher Lee, an actor who captivated fans of science-fiction, horror, and fantasy, has died at the age of 93. Lee's deep voice intimidated us as The Lord of the Rings ' Saruman and made us wince as he removed Anakin's hand as Star Wars' Count Dooku. While Lee's screen roles proved... More
  • Blog Post: Leonard Nimoy, Actor, Director, And Poet Has Passed Away

    Leonard Nimoy, who rose to fame in the role of Mr. Spock on Star Trek in the 1960s, has passed away at 83. The actor and director was hospitalized earlier this week. His passing is attributed to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In addition to his time in front of and behind the camera... More
  • Blog Post: Father Of Video Games Ralph H. Baer Has Passed Away

    Ralph H. Baer, inventor of the first home video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey, has passed away at the age of 92. Baer did not invent video games, but his impact on the medium is immeasurable. His invention, the Magnavox Odyssey (and its prototype, the Brown Box), brought video games into the home... More
  • Blog Post: Actor Bob Hoskins Dies At 71

    Actor Bob Hoskins, who portrayed Nintendo’s famed plumber in the 1993 big screen Super Mario Bros. film, has passed away at 71 of pneumonia. Hoskins announced retirement from acting in 2012 after diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease. Despite the Super Mario Bros. movie’s critical panning... More
  • Blog Post: Heavy Rain Composer Passes Away

    Normand Corbeil, best known in the world of video games for his work with Quantic Dream composing the music for Heavy Rain, has passed away at 56. The sad news comes from 8bitfix.com . Corbeil was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August of 2012, and he passed away on Friday January 25. Corbeil did... More
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