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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

British magazine "Retro Gamer" has a long Infocom article in the latest issue, including an interview with Steve Meretzky.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Here is another request from Activision's Ken Love:

"Hey All!

Am working on some Infocom stuff. Was wondering if anyone out there might be able to lend me copies of their 'opened' Gery Box issues of the following titles... Planetfall, Stationfall and Zork 3. The kicker is this.. 'All of the extra docs and freebies must be included.' In return, I promise you that I will 'Next Day' the stuff back to you. I will also give you a FREE GAME of your choice from our current catalog. You choose the platform. If you think you can help me out, please ping me at klove@activision.com.

Many Thanks for you interest.

Ken Love"

Thursday, September 2, 2004

The BBC announced that an illustrated version of the "Hitchhiker's Guide" Infocom adventure will be playable on their website to go along with a new radio series centered on Adams' books.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Just hours after getting in touch with him, Marc Blank took the time for making many necessary corrections to his biography.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Yet another update to one of the biographies, Marc Blank's, thanks to the help of avid visitor Harry Kaplan.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

A minor update to Mike Berlyn's biography was done.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

The Big Zork Page has disappeared from the web and was removed from the links.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Put a brass lantern into your window: Today marks Infocom's 25th anniversary.

If you need to freshen up on history, read here.

Friday, June 11, 2004

Userfriendly has a nice Infocom cartoon.

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Hugh Falk of GOTCHA compiled a very interesting rarity guide for classic games. Have a look at it here.

For a long while nothing new was to be heard about the reproduction of the Zorkmid coin initiated by Robin Lionheart, therefore the links have been updated accordingly.

Saturday, April 3, 2004

The long anticipated text adventure version of Quake has finally materialized. Get it here.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Ken has a number of questions for the Infocom fans out there: "Can you Infocom fans tell me why Masterpieces fetches so much money on Ebay? Also, I'd like to know the title' weak spots. what would you like to see in a new Infocom compilation? Email me with your ?'s. Thanks!"

Interested in having a word on what should appear next under the Infocom name? Then contact Ken rightaway at klove@activision.com.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Today Activision's Ken Love wrote in an email that the "Zork IV" project (see news from last year) is dead.

However, according to Ken there still is another project being planned and especially "old school" Infocom fans might welcome it more than a first person version of "Zork," if it really materializes.

The project at this time has a tentative title, no release date, material for it is still being gathered and it might be cancelled anytime as well, but you could take it as a good sign that Activision does ponder possibilities.

Saturday, February 7, 2004

A big shout goes out to Bob Bates, who, despite Legend's fate, took the time to send a carefully corrected version of his biography, as well as some elaborate personal background material.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Broken links in the biographies of Dave Anderson, Stu Galley, Dave Lebling, Steve Meretzky, Jeff O'Neill and in the Company History were fixed.

Should you encounter a broken link that went unnoticed, drop an email.

Saturday, January 24, 2004

As nothing contrary was stated by Atari about Legend's supposed demise, the rumor mentioned below can probably be taken as a fact and Bob Bates' biography has been updated accordingly.

Monday, January 19, 2004

Recent news at ign.com and other sources say that Legend, the studio run by former Infocom author Bob Bates and his friend Mike Verdu, has been shutdown by its current publisher Atari (formerly known as Infogrames).

As Legend's website has already been taken off the net, the rumor might be true.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Thanks to a helping hand from Brian Moriarty his biography should now be much more correct.