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Upcoming Features on Armchair Arcade

Greetings, Armchair Arcaders! A few weeks ago I announced that something big was about to hit the 'cade. Did you think I was lying? Well, you didn't after I delivered with The Early History of CRPGs, the first of a 3-part series. Well, the article was so over-the-top that commercial site GamaSutra bought the next two installments! But don't sweat it--after they've debuted and remained on that site for two weeks, I'll be publishing them here on Armchair Arcade for all our loyal fans to enjoy on their favorite site. In the meantime, I wanted to let you in on a little secret--I'm planning to give the same treatment to another of my favorite genres, the graphical adventure game (i.e., the "GAG"). However, it's no GAG that this article will become THE article on the subject, starting off with such venerable old classics like Mystery House, The Hobbit, and Time Zone. That's right, I'm going to write the history of this fascinating genre! Monkey Island, Sam and Max, Space Quest, Myst--are you quivering yet? We'll wrap up the first installment with the debut of the King's Quest series in 1983, the game that really got the GAG ball rolling.

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