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Offline Zulu1966

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Re: Passing of Jim Cobb??!!??
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2018, 03:38:14 PM »
Jesus. Sorry to hear that. RIP Jim always read your stuff.
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« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2018, 04:44:57 PM »
RIP Mr. & Mrs. Cobb
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« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2018, 05:24:04 PM »
Goodbye Jim.
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« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2018, 05:29:22 PM »
This is really sad news.  I loved his reviews all the way back from the days of Computer Gaming World. 

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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2018, 06:15:21 PM »
This is really sad news.  I loved his reviews all the way back from the days of Computer Gaming World.

Me too. The first time I talked to Jim online it felt like meeting a gaming celebrity, where you say stuff like "I've read all your reviews". He will be missed.
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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2018, 06:27:46 PM »
I heard back from their kids after pointing them to this thread

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Re: Passing of Jim Cobb??!!??
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2018, 06:30:36 PM »
The flu!! Man. 10-12 years ago Cobb gave me some really great advice on writing/reviewing and was very welcoming when I joined the staff at Wargamer. I will always remember him fondly.
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« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2018, 06:37:20 PM »
The flu.....man, you hear about what a bad flu season it has been but this makes it hit home. God bless their kids and loved ones, this has to be so hard....
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« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2018, 08:31:54 PM »
Does anyone here know how old they were. 
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« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2018, 08:52:37 PM »
Does anyone here know how old they were.

I think Jim was in his late 60s.
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« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2018, 11:17:53 PM »
RIP Jim, you will be missed.
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Re: Passing of Jim Cobb??!!??
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2018, 01:30:45 AM »
This is really sad news.  I loved his reviews all the way back from the days of Computer Gaming World.

Me too. The first time I talked to Jim online it felt like meeting a gaming celebrity, where you say stuff like "I've read all your reviews". He will be missed.

I used to send him e-mails, him and Bill Trotter, back in the old days.  And they both would always respond to me.  Me asking about silly things like Strategic WWII games one day coming out, or if someone would make a good operational level game. 

The guy never once flinched from talking to an eager, weird pimple faced weirdo like me in 1998.

Feels weird in this world where everything is closer together, where my wife is a well paid reviewer under a pseudonym.   Feels very weird.  I'm sorry he's gone.

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« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2018, 01:42:08 AM »
RIP Bismark (Jim)  ...so i remember him from my first days as still a shy (language barrier) lurker over at Wargamer

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« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2018, 02:38:02 AM »
Really sad to read this news. Rest in peace.
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Re: Passing of Jim Cobb??!!??
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2018, 04:20:22 AM »
RIP, hopefully they weren't one of the people that couldn't afford the medicine. This round seems to be taking a lot of people!