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News Doom boxart artist dies of heart attack

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Very sad. The Doom cover, especially, is one of the classic pieces of video game art imo.
     
  3. Tyrmot

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    Definitely. One of the most iconic images in gaming.
     
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    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    RIP Don.
     
  6. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    RIP

    The original Doom cover was brilliant, a little scary.

    I have very fond memories of that game.
     
  7. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    i have that image framed on my wall in my office im glad i know who was the artist now

    something that will remain Loved as an iconic piece of history for a long long time
     
  8. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Arrrgh, weeak!

    :(
     
  9. Gunsmith

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    damn shame :(
     
  10. Sutters

    Sutters Silent lurker!

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    Awesome artwork and very fond memories of anything Doom related :)

    RIP
     
  11. chrisdj

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    BTW cardiac arrest != heart attack. Both might involve the heart but they are two totally different conditions. Still sorry he is gone, as the doom box was an artwork...

    RIP
     
  12. [ZiiP] NaloaC

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    Doom-Guy stands proud in the halls of gaming history.

    RIP.
     
  13. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    From what I understand, cardiac arrest is when the the heart goes into fibrilation. This is usually but not always caused by a myocardial infarction, most commonly known as a heart attack. It's like saying AIDS and HIV are the same thing, when it's actually the latter that causes the former. Correct me if I'm wrong obviously!

    anyway, back on topic, it's always a shame when iconic names pass away. Cover art used to be such a special part of game design back before internet reviews and forums, the design on the cover was usually the first thing people ever saw about the game!
     
  14. chrisdj

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    Ya thats what I am trying to say chaos... michael jacksons death was widely reported as a heart attack, when in really he was in arrest (suspected due to a propofol overdose... ie an anaesthetic agaent). Heart attacks (a blockage of coronary arteries... due to emboli or arteriosclerosis... will result in myocardial infarction) results in a cardiac arrest, but cardiac arrest has other causes as well. As we are all into computers here, logic should prevail... and thats why I am anal about this matter. I do not blame the author for this mistake, many people have made the same...

    And about the design..... when I played doom as shareware back in the 90s, I always thought I was standing on a pile of evil scumm.... nowadays art is kept for in game and pre hype not for the box.... uhmm what box???
     
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    RIP, the artwork was iconic.
     
  17. Star*Dagger

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    Don was not only a great artist but he helped 100s of artists directly to become professional artists.
    I will miss him.

    Yours in Artistic Plasma,
    Star*Dagger
     
  18. sotu1

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    RIP Don, Doom is one hell of a legacy to leave behind. I have a big copy on my wall! I guess we'll never know why there's a second marine in the background...
     
  19. cybergenics

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    Don't like to be nit picky, but I personally think using the word 'efforts' is not really appropriate when the end result was obviously as great as it was. I think using the word 'work' where you used 'efforts' would be much more respectable.
     
  20. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    I love how he left out a bit of the chest plate so Doom Guy's abs could show.

    Rest in peace, bro.
     
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