Dave Needle (Lynx/3DO/Amiga co-creator) dies

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    Chances are your life was touched by at least one piece of technology in which Dave Needle had a hand. [LINK]

    Dave Needle, an instrumental figure in the completion of the Lorraine project, which resulted in the Amiga 1000, passed away on Saturday, February 20.

    Needle was one of the main engineers behind the Amiga’s custom chips, and later on went on to co-create the Atari Lynx – the first handheld system to feature a color LCD screen – in the late 80s.

    Needle was also the co-inventor of the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer home console, a short-lived, but cutting edge system created by himself, designer R.J. Mical, and EA founder Trip Hawkins.

    The beginning of my teevee career was boosted into orbit by my familiarity with the Amiga. Thanks, Mr. Needle.

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    It’s amazing that one core team created so many great machines. I have enjoyed nearly all of them – I was never a 3DO fan, instead supporting the much less than $700 Atari Jaguar console.

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