Zzap!64 journal and Crash journal co-founder Roger Kean has died


Roger Kean, co-founder of UK sport magazines Zzap!64 and Crash, has died.

As reported by Fusion R Gamer, his explanation for loss of life was attributed to motor neuron illness.

In 1983, Kean established Newsfield Publications alongside Franco Frey and Oliver Frey.

The corporate went on to cowl video games for the Commodore 64, CPC, and ZX Spectrum.

In 1991 after Europress acquired Newsfield, it launched Affect Journal. Kean then oversaw the releases of magazines resembling Sega Power, N-Power, and Amiga Power below the label.

He went on to co-create Archetype, to supply gaming guidebooks, and in 1995 it was acquired by Prima Communications Group.

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Kean then transitioned into publishing novels on-line and operating the oliverfreyart.com web site.

He was eulogized by Fusion R Gamer’s Chris Wilkins.

“What I learnt over the 16 or so years I knew Roger, he was a fighter. I lived by way of the phases of MND with [Roger], and we talked every time we met about what a part of his physique was not working appropriately,” he stated.

“We had been all the time frank with one another and will speak about the whole lot and something.”


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