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Technical Blog of J. Michael Palermo IV

January, 2013

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    CES Today, CES Tomorrow…


    I am heading to CES in Las Vegas, NV today.  This will be my first time going.  I have always wanted to go, especially since it has been considered the Super Bowl of new technology.  The Bing homepage showed CES as a trending term, so I checked it out.  I came across an article entitled “Why We’re Not At The Biggest Tech Show In The World” and was intrigued by the following quote:

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    Make Your App Your Backstage Pass!


    SNAGHTMLff2cb2ePublish your app(s) to the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store between December 20, 2012-February 28, 2013 to qualify for the following rewards:

    1. A Store registration reimbursement† AND a copy of Halo 4 for Xbox 360!
    2. A chance to win one of 12 Xbox 360 consoles with Kinect. The more eligible apps you enter, the more chances you'll have to win.
    3. The Grand Prize: Three devs with the best apps will win an ultimate backstage pass to Microsoft Studios and spend the day with the Windows 8 Games Studios team!

    Want to win the ultimate backstage pass? Here's your chance to go to Microsoft Studios and meet the Windows 8 Games Studio team. If you win, you’ll be hanging out with the teams who build games for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and the Xbox service—you'll also join the developers in a coding session! To enter, publish your app(s) in the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store between December 20, 2012-February 28, 2013, and fill out the form below. Every qualified app you publish and enter during the promotion period increases your chance to win! Our judges will pick the best three apps, and those devs will win the Grand Prize of a lifetime.

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    2013 Jan 9 CEA MoDev Hackathon


    The CEA MoDev Hackathon is where developers compete on the world’s technology stage at the International CES. This exclusive event will be a live competition to see who’s got the best idea and the skills to bring it to life in just one day. Twenty-five teams of up to four people will compete for glory and over $25,000 in cash and prizes. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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    Windows Store Settings for GameMaker

    When creating a game via GameMaker, the place for changing the tiles, splash screen, colors, names, and capabilities are in Global Game Settings >> Window8 [tab] >> General [side tab]


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