HUZZAH, all you hoopy froods… time to dust off your pocket fluff.
Infocom's classic “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, the BBC has published an updated online version of the game this past Saturday, March 8… which is the 36th anniversary of the series’ first radio broadcast.
The new release promises to update that game with high definition graphics, plus support for tablets and, to share gameplay over social media. The original game was published for the Commodore 64 and Amiga, Atari 8-bit and ST computers, DOS, Macintosh and Apple ][.
Beware of the Leopard.
“Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.” - Egon
Harold Ramis, passed away today at the age of 69. RIP, Egon. You can cross the streams now. ;)
I bet Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca are already planning many more hilarious skits in the great beyond. The planet is a great deal less silly with you both gone. Rydell High will never replace you, Coach.
"Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something. Make your own victories. Make your own mistakes." - Joan Jett.
The D&D Redbox Basic set with the iconic Larry Elmore Dragon was first published in May 1983 but D&D first came out in 1974. The Redbox set was the edition that marked the international launch of D&D, turning the game into a worldwide phenomenon with the box being translated to 44 different languages. With millions of copies sold, the Redbox was the best selling product throughout the history of TSR/Wizards.
Happy 40th birthday, Dungeons and Dragons! Thanks, Gary.
“There are no normal people. There are just different kinds of weird." - Dan Harmon
“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it." - Robin Williams.