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Saying goodbye to a longtime friend - Covak

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That was nice of her to allow you to post that. I'm glad that she took the time to check out the thread. It was nice of her. I don't know what else to say. I feel like I just lost my best friend. James where ever you are....I hope your doing good my virtual friend!

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Truly a beautiful message.

 

I think we've such a wonderful thing here in being a small forum. It's made us such a personal community over the years, and though I may be on the other side of the Atlantic to the majority here, I've always felt like I know so many of you tremendously well, and that the physical distance means nothing. The fact such devastating news affected us so deeply speaks volumes about the value of this forum.

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My deepest condolences to his family. With such little meaningful contact I've had with Covak over the years compared to his family, yet the amount of sadness I feel over his passing, I can only imagine what a hole he must've left in their lives.

 

When Geometry Wars came out, I took some measure of pride in besting Covak's score, because it was Covak. I held the lead spot for a few glorious weeks then Covak turned his attention back to the game and I remember watching each night as his score crept closer to the inevitable. Then one night, Bam!, he blew it away and, try as I might, I wasn't able to reclaim the top spot. He was just too damn good.

 

Rest in Peace, Covak. You will be missed.

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I decided to take some time to find some of my very favorite posts from or about Covak.

 

His Avatar. (Mods, can someone please save this pic server-side in case it ever gets removed from xbox live?) His avatar looks very much like his picture.

 

When everyone started changing their screen name to their real names, he said this:

If I ever did a name change it'd be a legal one, to Covak

 

Here's where he revealed his real name to be James. (and naturally, it was in the course of talking smack to me.)

 

Back in 2004, He thought this was the funniest video ever. I gotta agree, it's pretty darn good.

 

Here, Coldforged discovered, as all of us did, that becoming an xbox friend with Covak became a "downer" if you thought you were particulary good at a game.

 

He was quick to come to the defense of his favorite movie ever--Shawshank.

 

The faux "feud" between James and me was one of the most enjoyable things about this forum for me. Here are some posts where he playfully jabbed at me and my lack of gaming skills (compared to him anyway) (ok, ok, compared to MOST):

 

After finding out how much I enjoyed my top spot in GW:

http://www.lcvg.com/forum/showpost.php?p=162879&postcount=31

 

Thank God I never got into Splinter Cell, because he was waiting for me:

http://www.lcvg.com/forum/showpost.php?p=176591&postcount=38

 

And here he is promising to put me into the wall in Burnout:

http://www.lcvg.com/forum/showpost.php?p=173864&postcount=25

 

I got a small measure of satisfaction when I briefly got into his head on GW:

 

http://www.lcvg.com/forum/showpost.php?p=156254&postcount=57

http://www.lcvg.com/forum/showpost.php?p=156255&postcount=58

http://www.lcvg.com/forum/showpost.php?p=158915&postcount=69

 

 

 

But it didn't last long. I get left in the dust in GW:

http://www.lcvg.com/forum/showpost.php?p=163635&postcount=103

 

If we ever create a hall of fame for LCVG, there should be no doubt as to who our first inductee should be.

 

Thanks for the memories, James. And rest in Peace.

 

 

Carlos.

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I haven't been around these parts in a couple years but I just wanted to extend my condolences to the family. I never knew Covak very well but did like reading his posts. Sad to see a talented gamer go way to young.

 

 

Mike

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I decided to take some time to find some of my very favorite posts from or about Covak.

 

His Avatar. (Mods, can someone please save this pic server-side in case it ever gets removed from xbox live?) His avatar looks very much like his picture.

 

Carlos.

 

Done Carlos. Very nice job on the post BTW.

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I freaked a bit when Covak logged in last night. I am assuming it was his Mom or someone. Its amazing how much I miss seeing his unbelievable scores in the leaderboards.

 

-Dean-

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I freaked a bit when Covak logged in last night. I am assuming it was his Mom or someone. Its amazing how much I miss seeing his unbelievable scores in the leaderboards.

 

-Dean-

 

Yea the Whole room had a collective " Ahhh" when we saw the name.

It just puts in perspective the family we have here.. The closeness that we all share.

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Yea the Whole room had a collective " Ahhh" when we saw the name.

It just puts in perspective the family we have here.. The closeness that we all share.

 

I apologize! I freaked myself out when I realized what I had done. When I saw "17 friends...." I knew you would all know what a complete idiot someone (me :( ) was. I wanted to set up the XBox again and I just could not delete Covak. It took me a while as I am a complete newb (noob?) but I have my own ID now and the Auto Login logs me in now.......... I'm very grateful for the family you have here and thanks for remembering Covak.

Terry

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