R.I.P. Bill Kunkel

Bill Kunkel, often known as “The Game Doctor” and “Grandfather of Videogame Journalism,” passed away on Sunday, September 4th. He was 61.

Kunkel led a diverse, exciting life. He wrote comic books, helped found the first videogame magazine entitled Electronic Games, invented the terms “Easter Egg” and “screenshot,” authored the book Confessions of the Game Doctor, and was an ardent Pro Wrestling enthusiast. He leaves behind his wife Laurie, as well as five siblings.

We at Kill Screen feel especially indebted to Kunkel. He made what we do possible.

There’s a full obituary of Kunkel over at 1up.

-Drew Millard

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