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September, 2008

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    Coding in Bed

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    Today at the lunch table I discovered that I was the only person there not to have done any programming whilst in bed. I'm not sure what to make of this. For a minute I considered this as meaning I wasn't as "hardcode" as the rest of them, but then...
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    Goat Attack!

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    In the time it took me to post about XNA Game Studio 3.0, I was able to download and install it, and create this amazing smash-hit title: Goat Attack. Yes, it really is that easy to make games from the 1980s in about an hour. This one has a scrolling...
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    XNA Game Studio 3.0 Beta Released

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    I told you more good things were coming: XNA Game Studio 3.0 Beta has gone live. This is a huge update to the XNA development system, and delightfully includes support for writing games for the Zune media player. Yup, don't let those fruit-themed phone...
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    Xbox 360 Price Cut for UK and Ireland

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    It's a great time to be an Xbox fan: the price is coming down this Friday to 180 Euro, or 160 UK quid for the Arcade version - that's quite a deal. You can also get versions with 60Gb and 120Gb hard drives, which are probably a better deal in the long...
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    Exploring around MS Dublin

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    This weekend was the first weekend I’ve been in Dublin and left to my own devices. It was also the first weekend I’ve had transport other than my bicycle, as I have ironed out the issues relating to importing my motorcycle from Seattle and got it legal...
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    Bug Hunting

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    Recently I was trying to debug some code, and getting nowhere. So I went for a walk, and within about thirty seconds of being away from the problem realized I had to be looking outside the bounds of an array. When I got back to my desk, voila - that was...
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    GameFest 2008 Content Online

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    As pointed out by Shawn Hargreaves on his excellent blog , the content from the GameFest 2008 conference is now available online. You'll find all the details here . You'll find useful information and previews of Game Studio 3.0.
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