The man that led the arcade distribution in the USA, Bill Cravens, passed away


#1

I’m quite surprised that there hasn’t been a single thread or mention of him on SRK, Bill Cravens passed away last month; without his efforts, SF2 might never have been in the United States, as well as a slew of other arcade games.

Here is an article about one of his sons speaking about the arcade scene:


#2

They weren’t kidding, he IS in SF1. lol


#3

Damn, that’s crazy. Thanks for the information.


#4

I’d hit it.


#5

Wow. That’s an amazing person. So sad that I only knew of him after his death, even though we have him to thank for being able to play SF2.


#6

damn…


#7

Such sad news. My fun and exciting times in the arcades were helped made possible by this man (Bill Cravens). May he rest in peace.


#8

What an awesome person to not even know about until after he passed.

R.I.P.

EDIT: And after reading some of those articles, this would have been the perfect guy to help bring arcades back from the poor state they are in now. Truly sad.


#9

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#10

Obviously a crucial part in the second golden era of arcades by bringing SF2 to us in the US. My happiest memories of the arcade revolve around those days. RIP


#11

;A; .