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Amiga engineer Dave Needle dies

Co-creator of Atari Lynx and 3DO Interactive Multiplayer passes away peacefully

Veteran engineer Dave Needle, a key engineer behind the original Amiga computer, has died. As reported by Retro Computing News, Needle passed away peacefully on Friday evening.

Needle had been a key player at Amiga on the Lorraine project, which would eventually become the company's first product, the Amiga 1000.

While at Amiga, Needle found a collaborator in R.J. Mical. They would later team together to create Atari's Lynx handheld, as well as the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer.

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