Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

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  • Blog Post: Want free games for Windows Mobile?

    The Windows Mobile Developer Team is giving away free games to some cool WM games over at their Twitter account. Follow them here : http://www.twitter.com/wmdev Some games that they’re giving away are Guitar Hero 3, Texas Hold’em and more. here are the instructions once you get your code: http://www...
  • Blog Post: Imagination wins National Multimedia Award for Incredible Machine

    Working together with Sam Gazitt , we created a project called Incredible Machine for Maker Faire in May this year. Recently, our partner ( Imagination ) won the National Multimedia Awards 2008 held in Austria for their innovation under the “culture, entertainment and games” category. This multiuser...
  • Blog Post: Time to get iDrunk

    The guys at XDA-Developers will not take this lying down. the iPhone has this funny app called the iBeer, which simulates, well.. beer and the act of drinking it. Silly i know but some people love it. here's one for the HTC Touch Diamond. : http://snurl.com/3c5ex   [pic from http://wmpoweruser.com...
  • Blog Post: Leisure Suit Larry is BACK!

    ZOMG! this game brought me through puberty ;) I spent so much time playing the entire Leisure Suit Larry series starting with the Land of the Lounge Lizards and Love for Sail. You guys remember how you get caught by police if you forget to type "remove condom" ? hahahah Now Magmic games is bringing us...
  • Blog Post: Interested in Fantasy Baseball?

    Checkout the Fantasy Baseball client that the MSN team built for Windows Mobile that connects to the Fox Fantasy Baseball game. Download it here : http://prb.msn.com/download.aspx
  • Blog Post: Guitar Zero

    Ok this isn't a mobile post but I'm such a fan of Guitar Hero that I just had to do it. One of our device MVPs, Peter Nowak sent this link along to me today. Built using XNA :) Gotta have it. there are more songs in the Forums too.
  • Blog Post: Build a game using Popfly!

    This is so cool! albeit a little simple. Go build your game on Silverlight now. http://www.popfly.com/gamecreator Watch the Channel 9 video here: http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=401969
  • Blog Post: World Poker Tour®: Texas Hold 'Em 2 just launched at http://winplay.com

    I'm not much of a poker fan but this game looks pretty good. You can play online live with other players which is gonna be sweet! It's cheap too, only $3.99. I know a couple of friends that'll be pretty stoked about this game. Go get it already and come play with me! : http://www.winplay.com/game/WorldPokerTourTexasHoldem2
  • Blog Post: Guitar Hero 3 for Windows Mobile.. Coming soon!

    A little bird told me that it should be launched by Magmic games in about 24 hours :) For those of you who know me, I love this game! Thank's to Magmic games, this will be my next time waster. Woot! Watch this link : http://www.winplay.com/game/GuitarHeroMobile
  • Blog Post: New MSDN Mobility Center

    The MSDN Mobility Center at http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsmobile just got a facelift! we have completely redesigned the page to feature the four main mobile application development concepts: Smart Devices Mobile Web Games Rich Internet Apps The last section is yet unfinished so stay tuned to any updates...
  • Blog Post: Gamefest Asia 2008 - Are you going?

    Are you attending Gamefest Asia? Microsoft’s premier conference on game development. Join other industry leaders in Hong Kong on Thursday, 24 January 2008 to get the most advanced development intelligence on building great games for Windows®, Windows Mobile® and Xbox 360™. Gamefest Asia Thursday, 24...
  • Blog Post: Wii-ed at last

    So how many of you have one? After a year, I managed to get one from a local Fred Meyer who had it tucked away in the back of the counter. I asked them why they had never put it out for display and the store manager answered "It never last long enough for us to put it up on display". Geez. Still as popular...
  • Blog Post: Freaking cool Halo3 display at the Company Store

    If you're ever visiting Microsoft, make sure you drop by the Visitor Center / Company Store to take a look at this very cool Halo 3 diorama. I believe these were the same models that were created for the TV commercial. here's the TV commercial:
  • Blog Post: Lovely music from Bioshock

    I love Bioshock . I think it's the best game this year and definitely better than Halo3 . One of the most beautiful parts of the game, apart from their level design, is the period music. My wife and I love the 30s,40s and 50s and the music in the game is just wonderful. Major Nelson just released a list...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Killer App = Chess?

    Just came across this article betavine: http://www.vodafonebetavine.net/web/guest/projects/resources/mobile_web_technologies?p_p_id=bvblogs&_bvblogs_struts_action=%2Fext%2Fbvblogs%2FviewPost&_bvblogs_postId=297&#p_bvblogs Kevin Smith is the member of the Vodafone R&D team and has just...
  • Blog Post: Finish the Fight - Jump in - Believe

    The line at the company store this morning to get a copy of Halo 3 . Looks like I'll be playing Bioshock for another few more days before attempting to get my hands on a copy of Halo 3 . and here's what I had for breakfast to keep me awake for a very long meeting. More cool coverage of Halo3 in the news...
  • Blog Post: Look Mr. Bubbles, it's an angel!

    ...I can see the light coming from his belly... Oh wait, he's still alive! Oh well... He'll be an angel soon. with those words, you're thrown into a world deep in suspense and tense action. Battling mutated "zombies" and freakish 5 year old girls called "little sisters" and their bouncers called "Big...
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