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Sunday, December 13, 2009

You may remember MC Frontalot's "It's Pitch Dark" from two years ago and think that that was as far as a relationship between Zork and music could ever go. Not so, it has been topped in terms of what you can make a song out of: Here is "Walkthrough". And you can't complain that the lyrics don't make sense.

And while we are at it, you might as well read "Revisiting Old-School Text Adventures as a Jaded Modern Gamer" at Cracked.com.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA), the largest organization of game development professionals in the world, has appointed a new chairman: Bob Bates. His biography has therefore been updated to reflect this.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Guitar Hero" is a game that has you, well, hold a piece of plastic in the shape of a guitar and press buttons on it in tune, quite literally, to notes displayed on your TV screen. Of course, this sophisticated form of entertainment would have looked differently back in 1982.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Activision has licensed Zork to Jolt Online Gaming, who are about to bring the game to the internet in form of a multiplayer game playable from your browser. It apparently will be a mix of RPG and adventure and feature some graphics, but what exactly this will look like remains to be seen. The game is still in beta, but you can already sign up as a tester at the Legends of Zork website.

Thanks to Gert and other readers who mailed in with the news.