Game Theory

A blog by Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist, Dan Waters

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    Overcoming Your (Young) Age Part II: 4 Guidelines for Workplace Performance

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    If you meet the description outlined in Part I, you may be wondering what you can do to maximize your success in a working environment. In this installment, I'll detail ten of the most helpful tips that worked for me during my early ascent through my...
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    Overcoming Your (Young) Age Part 1: Accepting Your Fate

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    As technology becomes more and more commonplace in the world, a new generation experiences gadgets, gizmos, and computers at ages younger than we thought possible. As a parent, I hear as much as anyone else the often-lamented statement along the lines...
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    XNA Game Studio 2.0 - What everyone should know

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    If you haven't heard yet, XNA Game Studio 2.0 (as announced at GameFest) will have two features everyone will love (among others): Compatibility with all versions of Visual Studio 2005 - I can't even guesstimate the number of people who have personally...
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    Upcoming Florida .NET Events

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    Get yourself acquainted with the Florida .NET crowd at these fine events coming your way in August and September. STUDENTS ARE WELCOME! August 25, Tallahassee .NET Code Camp (FSU campus) September 22, Jacksonville .NET Code Camp, http://codecamp07...
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    Interview with Blaise Aguera y Arcas, The Man Behind Photosynth

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    On the heels of an announcement regarding Photosynth and NASA working together, I had the opportunity to interview Blaise Aguera y Arcas, the architect behind Photosynth....
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    NASA & PhotoSynth Collaboration

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    Live Labs announced today that NASA will be using PhotoSynth to create 3D environments of the preparation of the Endeavor launch. A snippet: "Today, we’re announcing an exciting collaboration with NASA using Photosynth technology, to create three...
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    XNA Pong Update: Source Added

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    For those of you who have been asking for it, I have uploaded the source code (~44MB) to go along with the article I wrote documenting a very crappy Pong clone I wrote in XNA. Enjoy!
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    Giant Asteroids Made Possible With Lasers

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    Well, that's certainly a cool sounding title for a blog post, but it doesn't really compare to what the post is really about. At the San Diego Civic Center August 6-8, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival will host giant versions of games such...
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    Sing To Your Computer To Identify Songs

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    I have been asking for something like this for a very long time. Dr. Sandra Uitdenbogerd at RMIT University in Australia has been developing a music search system that allows you to upload small files of yourself singing a song. These files are processed...
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    10 Reasons Why The Xbox 360 (And Live Platform) Is Awesome

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    From the perspective of a PC GAMER FOR LIFE! (until now) For those of you who haven't jumped into the "next-gen console" wave yet, I have some words of advice. The 360 is, as Peter Griffin might say, "freakin' sweet." Let me first give you some...
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    Xbox 360 Networking With A Laptop's Wireless Connection

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    Is your Xbox 360 in a room far, far away from your broadband router, and you just don't have the cash to spend on the Xbox wireless adapter ? You can get online easily by hijacking your laptop's wireless connection with the following tools: Laptop...
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    Reporting from 3rd Annual Tampa Code Camp

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    I'm at the Tampa Code Camp in St. Pete today with Joe Healy and Russ Fustino and we are having a great time! The topics include SQL Server, VSTA, VSTO, Vista, .NET, Orcas, VS 2008, BI, ... The list goes on; there is so much content to geek out on. ...
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    Setting up Technorati

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    ... What's a blog without Technorati? Technorati Profile
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    Congrats Nikita!

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    My friend and Student Partner at U. of South Florida, Nikita Polyakov , has received an ASP.NET MVP award. Congrats, Nikita, on a job well done!!
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    Creating An IP Geolocation Popfly Block

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    There is a new shared block on Popfly called Locust IP Locator courtesy of mois. I thought I'd detail how I built it. First of all, download the block SDK, read the Building Blocks guide, and look at the samples once you start going. It's really helpful...
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    Creating A Really Simple Web Service For Popfly Consumption

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    I created a really basic web service that performs an IP geolocation based on the database at http://www.hostip.info . All it does is construct and hydrate a serializable object with string properties based on the IP you pass to it. Be careful because...
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    Popfly, You're "Out"

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    Microsoft is announcing a new tool called Popfly today. It will be a lot of fun to try out this weekend. Popfly provides pre-built, net-connected modules that you can use to create mash-ups, gadgets and web pages. It's fun and easy, and there is a...
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    Let's Write a 2D Game in XNA

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    I just finished up an article documenting a game I just finished . Check it out if you're interested in getting into XNA!
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    Welcome, .NET 3.0 Training, and XNA is Great

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    Hey, Internet. How are you guys? I wanted to open up my first MSDN blog post with a bang; I wanted something more impactful than the requisite line I see on most other blogs: "This is my blog. I will write here some other time." Posted by Bob, 10/21...
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