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Leisure Suit Larry

Larry Laffer was a short, tacky, balding, forty-year-old man who had been living with his mother until recently. He used to be in the software business but decided to leave everything behind as he moved to the...

MacPlaymate

  A pixelated woman named Maxie appeared in the confines of an Apple Macintosh in 1987. MacPlaymate was the brainchild of Mike Saenz, who spent all of two weeks programming the game. There wasn't really much to the...

Tetris

Launched in 1989, Tetris was invented by a researcher at the Computer Centre of the USSR Academy of scientists in Moscow and programmed by an 18-year old student at Moscow University. The game, published by Spectrum...

Wasteland

The gameplay of Warlords (from Interplay) revealed the strong Dungeons & Dragons role-playing influence on the generation of game programmers throughout the early 1980s. These games, including the ‘official’ Dungeons & Dragons games released by SSI...

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Gerry Goffin dies at 75

19 June 2014 Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as Will You Love Me Tomorrow, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,...

Didn’t He Do Well? : Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89

18 August 2017 Sir Bruce Forsyth, the veteran entertainer and presenter of many successful TV shows, has died aged 89. The former Strictly Come Dancing host had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier...

Spencer Davis dies aged 81

19 October 2020 Spencer Davis, one of the key figures of the 1960s beat scene, has died at the age of 81. The Welsh guitarist was the driving force behind The Spencer Davis Group, who scored transatlantic...

ZZ Top bassist dead at 72

28 July 2021 Dusty Hill, the bass player of US blues-rock band ZZ Top, has died at the age of 72. Bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard said that Hill died in his sleep at his home...

Captain Scarlet voice actor Francis Matthews dies

15 June 2014 Actor Francis Matthews, who was the voice of Captain Scarlet in Gerry Anderson's 1960s TV show, has died at the age of 86. Matthews lent his voice to the indestructible puppet hero, who defended...

Eagles member Glenn Frey dead at 67

19 January 2016 Glenn Frey, guitarist and founding member of US rock group The Eagles, has died at the age of 67 in New York. He had been suffering from intestinal problems for several months and had...

Kim Shattuck, star of LA punk scene, dies aged 56

3 October 2019 Kim Shattuck, who was once bassist with The Pixies, has died aged 56. She died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a nerve condition. Her most successful band was The...