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R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:11 am
by The Laird
Last night I was very sad to hear that the genius that was Dave Needle passed away. No details have as yet been provided on the cause but I thank his friend and co-creator RJ Mical for bringing us the news.

For those that don't know Dave was the co-creator of the Commodore Amiga, Atari Lynx and 3DO Multiplayer and is a true innovator in the video game industry.

The Lynx is still my favourite ever machine and brought me so many happy times over the years, this video very much explains why I love the Lynx so much: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbBmDdhVK0I

Thank you so much for all the memories Dave, R.I.P.

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Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:37 am
by IronMaidenRule
Sad stuff, the Amiga was my first proper outlet for gaming and I have many great memories of that machine.

And, I don't think The Laird was plugging anything, you don't have to click the link if you don't want to!!

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:40 am
by The Laird
A great photo RJ Mical just posted of them with a Handy prototype:

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Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:01 am
by RodimusPrime
Sad news indeed.

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:03 am
by outdated_gamer
Didn't know the man but I must say that the Amiga, Lynx and 3DO were all pretty visionary platforms, even if they didn't get the same sized audience. May he RIP.

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:07 am
by markopoloman
I'm locking this thread to tidy it up. Beans & HalcyonDaze00 - you need to stop this personal issue with the Laird and his posts. I suggest you both leave this thread alone unless you have something constructive and un-insulting to add.
Should you wish to continue with the childish attack, you'll be issued with a forum warning.


EDIT: Re-opening topic.

Although the comments have been deleted, they have been saved. Whatever the issue is with you guys, you need to let it go and leave each other alone. I'm not interested in 'he said this, he said that' PM's or arguments. Warnings will be issued followed by bans. It stops here.

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:26 am
by Sephiroth81
Never heard of the bloke, but anyone who had a hand in creating the Amiga is a good un' in my book. Easily my favourite computer of all time.

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:59 am
by necronom
:cry:

I watched him at the Amiga 30th event, with RJ on YouTube a few months ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhdMXmHZVrQ

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:12 pm
by Katzkatz
RIP Dave. That's an impressive pedigree of machines.

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:07 pm
by The Hardest of All Freds
From the pics, he looks EXACTLY how I want a hardware engineer to look.

Thanks for the Lynx, mate.

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:26 pm
by psj3809
Sad news. RIP

Loved the Amiga. Lots of great times with that classic computer

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:46 pm
by merman
Very sad, but he leaves a great legacy.

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:48 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
markopoloman wrote:I'm locking this thread to tidy it up. Beans & HalcyonDaze00 - you need to stop this personal issue with the Laird and his posts. I suggest you both leave this thread alone unless you have something constructive and un-insulting to add.
Should you wish to continue with the childish attack, you'll be issued with a forum warning.


EDIT: Re-opening topic.

Although the comments have been deleted, they have been saved. Whatever the issue is with you guys, you need to let it go and leave each other alone. I'm not interested in 'he said this, he said that' PM's or arguments. Warnings will be issued followed by bans. It stops here.
Pretty much what mark's said. This witch hunt is getting pretty tiring and pathetic. You're all grown men after all.
If there's any more harassment you'll be banned for the relevant amount of time. It's getting pretty tiresome that the same old people just can't leave the past in the past.

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:16 pm
by David
RIP

Re: R.I.P. Dave Needle - Co-Creator of the Amiga, Lynx & 3DO

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:25 pm
by Matt_B
RIP Dave. What a visionary you were. :cry: