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Doris Self has passed away...

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:29 am
by Antiriad2097
As reported on Twin Galaxies, Doris Self passed away on the 6th October 2006.

Many of you will have read of Doris in RG or even met her at CGE UK during one of her world record attempts.

She will be missed by many, we express our condolences to her family.

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:56 am
by Opa-Opa
This is sad news.
Kid and I had the pleasure of meeting her at the CGE:UK when she was going for the Q-bert record.
She was really nice and enjoyed trying to teach KID how to play Q-bert for some time.


Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:57 am
by roberthazelby
Such a sad day.

I remember meeting her at the CGE, and having a brief chat with her when she wasn't playing Q*bert.

I also remember myself and a few other RG forumites helping to flag a taxi down for her.

Such a frail lady, but a real wicked sense of humour.

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:59 am
by Sureshot
That's indeed a shame, she was one of the characters of the retro scene.


Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:40 am
by Mayhem
Awww... sad to hear that. As CGE was winding down I had a good chat with her about life, games playing and the US. Definitely an interesting lady to talk to. Plus taking pics and footage of her playing Q*Bert!

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:11 am
by Dudley
The poster er....child was the "You're never too old" brigade.

The only problem we have now is that if there's an after life, she's got a 50 year head start on us. We're never going to be able to beat her once we egt there.

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:24 pm
by merman
Sad news. Hope God's got a working Q-Bert machine up there... (set on free play of course!)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:52 pm
by thl
It's very sad to see her go. To make a mark in The Guiness Book of Records must be a huge achievement. She'll be very much missed.

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:50 pm
by Slackdog
Tis a shame. R.I.P.


Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:01 pm
by Mantas
I too had a great chat with her at CGE. She signed my arcade book as well. Whenever I show people all the signitures I collected that day and tell them about Doris, they think its just so cool that a little old lady was playing games. And being darn good at it too. It's my favorite retro gaming story.

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:49 am
by Duddyroar
I was looking through my old issues of RG at the weekend and her Q-Bert challenge feature caught my eye, strange that.

Sad news indeed - she was proof that videogames aren't just for spotty teenagers - as most of the population seems to believe!

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:05 am
by wilshy


Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:21 pm
by JMK853
She was a major figure of cool for me.

Imagine having her as your grandma when you were in the local arcades.

No matter what your mates score was on Q bert, you could truly say.... 'My granny could beat that!'

All my grandma could do was suck Mint Humbugs and ask if the ration was good this week.

A special lady was our Doris.