Bob Bates' involvement
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
gaming magazine for the Avantgarde, presents its own summary
of Infocom's history.
And if you should wonder
and wine have in common - apparently a
lot. If wines using these caps are gruesome should be left to
the judgment of the connoisseur.
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.
If you are using the
program to look at things from above, you may be interested in the
localizing Infocom's former offices.
to buy" section was updated to reflect the news below.
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.
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.