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  • Blog Post: The Next Big Gaming Platform: SQL Server?!

    I realize that I'm normally off-topic, so it's weird for me to actually be blogging about SQL Server on my vacation... Figures.     I've blogged before about the Real Reason™ that most guys my age (at least in the USA) got into software development: video games. Back in my day, they wasen't even much...
  • Blog Post: Type Type Revolution - DDR for your computer

    A spin-off of Dance Dance Revolution, the Popfly Team brings us Type Type Revolution to keep your fingers busy all day!
  • Blog Post: He’s Arrived! Andrew Parsons has Entered the Building

    Long time community guy, aut hor , gamer and geek Andrew Parsons has finally come onboard as our Academic Developer Evangelist, a role that’s been sorely missed since Tyson ’s departure a few years back. What’s more, not only has he arrived, he’s already blogging . Drop by and leave him a welcome note...
  • Blog Post: Manic Miner!

    The great guys over at the NxtGen User Group in the UK have written a fun Silverlight version of the classic game “Manic Miner” which you can check out on their site here: http://www.nxtgenug.net/ManicMiner/   What is really cool about the game is that it was built using a custom engine which supports...
  • Blog Post: Charity Fragathon…cool idea!

    Great idea from Chris Williams and the Twin Cities XNA User Group : The Twin Cities XNA User Group is throwing their first ever charity event! Admission to this event is $10 (ten bucks!!) and that covers entry into what just might be the biggest Halo 3 tournament you've ever seen. We'll also have a room...
  • Blog Post: Crashing WoW servers

    Yesterday I was forwarded a link about retirement of a long-time player from World of Warcraft. While that in itself might be interesting, the really juicy bit was the way he went out: with a mighty 'crash' from the server. Scalability issues, or something else? Check out Boom's Goodbye Blog , where...
  • Blog Post: Popfly Game Creator: Games by Students

    Alfred beat me to posting my own content :) We recently asked a number of students to use Popfly and submit a Popfly creation (a mash-up or a game). 10 of the games that were created were picked by the Popfly Team in the Games We Love http://popflywiki.com/GamesWeLove.ashx entry in the Popfly wiki...
  • Blog Post: Popfly Game Creator: Games by Students

    Alfred beat me to posting my own content  :) We recently asked a number of students to use Popfly and submit a Popfly creation (a mash-up or a game).  10 of the games that were created were picked by the Popfly Team in the Games We Love  http://popflywiki.com/GamesWeLove.ashx entry in...
  • Blog Post: Popfly Game Creator: Games by Students

    Alfred beat me to posting my own content  :) We recently asked a number of students to use Popfly and submit a Popfly creation (a mash-up or a game).  10 of the games that were created were picked by the Popfly Team in the Games We Love  http://popflywiki.com/GamesWeLove.ashx entry in...
  • Blog Post: Popfly Game Creator: Games by Students

    Alfred beat me to posting my own content  :) We recently asked a number of students to use Popfly and submit a Popfly creation (a mash-up or a game).  10 of the games that were created were picked by the Popfly Team in the Games We Love  http://popflywiki.com/GamesWeLove.ashx entry in...
  • Blog Post: Boston XNA July 23rd Meeting on 2D Role Playing Game Development

      The Boston XNA Developers Group is an open user group for anyone interested in learning about game development with the .NET-based XNA framework.  Attendance is open and everyone is welcome, including students and parents with their programming-interested children. Tomorrow night (July 23rd...
  • Blog Post: Fun Silverlight Game: Crayon Cannon

    Kudos to the Popfly team for adding new features in their July update. My favorite features are the pre-loading of assets which will pre-load images, audio, video before a game starts so it doesn't lag out and the High Score service. The full list of features can be found on the Popfly Team blog.  ...
  • Blog Post: Bioware Knights of the Old Republic MMO Coming!

    Woohoo! From Joystiq , Bioware has officially spilled the beans that they are building a MMO based on the Knights of the Old Republic game. The first KOTOR game was amazing, clearly one of the best Xbox games ever and an amazing twist at the end...in short, a masterpiece. Hotness! Here are the...
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