Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media is a book exploring how games provide stories and role-playing opportunities. It's a collection of essays about many different forms of games, from interactive fiction to role-playing games to stories told through a shuffled deck of cards. Emily Short has reviewed the book and found it nifty.
Have you ever wanted to carry around a full set of IF games on a USB key to run under Windows? If so, you should take a look at IFPEN.
Any time a language changes as dramatically as Inform has between version 6 and 7, there's going to be a learning curve for those moving from the older version to the newer one. To help flatten that learning curve, Emily Short has a list of Inform 6 concepts and their I7 counterparts.
Tor Andersson has updated Spatterlight his interactive fiction interpreter for Mac OS X that handles most any format game imaginable. The new version of Spatterlight uses Scare 1.3.6 and Git 1.1.3 under the hood, thus fixing several bugs that plagued some IF Comp games.