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Thursday, November 9, 2006

Bob Bates' involvement with "Panzer Elite" this year has duly been noted in his biography.

Seeing that this was the third news entry in four days, those of you who think the site isn't updated often enough should now feel satisfied - until December 2008. At least.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Retroblast, a site dedicated to the glorious early days of gaming, asked visitors to create "motivational" posters - those that try to motivate wherever you don't feel like getting motivated - themed around gaming.The winners were just announced and the top spot went to a poster that actually will inspire many of you and whose creator, Jeremy Quinn, has to be applauded for his great idea.

Monday, November 6, 2006

Stephane Racle, who runs the excellent Gallery of Undiscovered Entities, has compiled some interesting and little known tidbits about Infocom, among them the very first company logo.

Friday, September 22, 2006

It seems the "Escapist", see below, is getting quite fond of classic entertainment software; this time it has an article explaining the history behind the items that used to be included with games to enhance their atmosphere. And you know one company very guilty of that. Have a look here.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

"Adventure Classic Gaming", a site run by dedicated computer adventure fans, has posted a neat interview with Brian Moriarty here.

And while we are talking about Infocom authors: Steve Meretzky's biography has been updated.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

"The Escapist", gaming magazine for the Avantgarde, presents its own summary of Infocom's history.

And if you should wonder what Zork and wine have in common - apparently a lot. If wines using these caps are gruesome should be left to the judgment of the connoisseur.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Did you ever feel like playing Zork via a Voice-over-IP phone? Well, you can do it now: Simon Ditner's ZoIP reads the game to you and you tell your commands to it. Just don't tell people your line was blocked the last three hours because you tried to reason with a grue.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

If you are using the Google Earth program to look at things from above, you may be interested in the placemark localizing Infocom's former offices.

The "Where to buy" section was updated to reflect the news below.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Laird Malamed, Vice President of North American and European Studios at Activision, today confirmed that after Ken's departure there is nothing definitive planned regarding the new Infocom compilation.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Visitors sent email that Ken Love may have left Activision, putting the status of the new Infocom compilation into hiatus.

This rumor seems to be true, as Ken cannot be reached via his Activision email address anymore - messages sent to it return with a delivery failure.