Hello everyone, This is Andrew, Chris' brother here. I managed to find his log in info so I could post this reply.
On behalf of myself and my family, I just wanted to thank you all for your kinds words. It's really comforting to know he was thought of so fondly. Reading your comments actually brought tears to my and my Mum's eyes :'(
I remember him coming up with the username - yesteryeargames - in the early 2000's and using it on gaming forums such as ntsc-uk and maybe Av forums?
Chris was not only my brother, but also my best friend. We shared so many of the same interests and we grew up playing and collecting video games together, a passion we shared up until his passing. I've since found it very difficult to even look at a video game, but over the past few weeks I've slowly begun to feel able to show an interest in gaming again.
Any donations to Chris' memorial fund would be very gratefully received. Thank you.