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Holy crap my textbook for my Introduction to Computer Games class name drops King’s Quest V, in the chapter on game audio of all places.

“The introduction of the Adlib and SoundBlaster sound cards in 1989 was highly significant. Between this and the later adoption of the Roland MT-32 sound module…, PCs finally sounded like viable gaming machines…. Around the same time, we saw the introduction of faster 386 processors and VGA graphics cards-but you can’t have real gaming without real audio! Between the CPU, audio, and video innovations that opened up the platform for seriously talented developers at studios such as LucasArts, Origin, and Sierra to jump in and get to work. Soon, the PC catapulted to the front to the pack for computer gaming with titles such as Wing Commander, The Secret of Monkey Island I and II, Space Quest IV, King’s Quest V-all of which took special advantage of VGA graphics cards, 386 processors, and a slew of aftermarket sound boards. These innovations in turn led to Windows 95 and DirectX, which helped standardize game development and sealed the PC’s place at the top of the heap for over a decade. It’s only now that the latest round of consoles, with their high definition 1080p and 5.1-channel surround sound capabilities, can really threaten or (in some cases) surpass PC gaming.”

Are you fucking kidding me?

Anarchism recognises only the relative significance of ideas, institutions and social forms. It is therefore not a fixed, self-enclosed social system, but rather a definite trend in the historic development of mankind, which, in contrast with the intellectual guardianship of all clerical and governmental institutions, strives for the free unhindered unfolding of all the individual and social forces in life. Even freedom is only a relative, not an absolute concept, since it tends constantly to become broader and affect wider circles in more manifold ways. For the Anarchist, freedom is not an abstract philosophical concept, but the vital concrete possibility for every human being to bring to full development all the powers, capacities and talents with which nature has endowed them, and turn them to social account.
—  Rudolf Rocker, Anarcho-syndicalism
Anarchism recognises only the relative significance of ideas, institutions, and social conditions. It is, therefore not a fixed, self enclosed social system, but rather a definite trend in the historical development of mankind, which, in contrast with the intellectual guardianship of all clerical and governmental institutions, strives for the free unhindered unfolding of all the individual and social forces in life. Even freedom is only a relative, not an absolute concept, since it tends constantly to broaden its scope and to affect wider circles in manifold ways. For the Anarchist, freedom is not an abstract philosophical concept, but the vital concrete possibility for every human being to bring to full development all capacities and talents with which nature has endowed him, and turn them to social account.
—  Rudolph Rocker