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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Store Coming to Freehold & Bridgewater in New Jersey!

    On March 15th, the Microsoft Store announced they are opening new stores in New Jersey! The two newest stores will be in Freehold, NJ at the Freehold Raceway Mall and in Bridgewater, NJ at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. You can read the news in the Jersey Shore’s paper of record: The Asbury Park...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Developer Day at GDC: San Francisco – March 6, 2012

    This announcement is from out of the area, but thought I’d share it here as it sounds like a fun event to go to.  If you’re jones-ing for a trip to San Francisco, Ca, here’s an excuse to go!  Remember, game development is where a lot of the big $$$ are these days in development… On Tuesday...
  • Blog Post: Games, Games, And More Games With Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the HTML5 Game Camps going on this month and December. ( NYC is 12/9 & Penn State is 12/14 .)  There’s a lot going on when it comes to gaming… not just playing them, but also developing them.  If you’ve got the bug and want to try you hand at developing...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows SDK– Get the Beta Now

    Back in December, a jolly man in a red suit delivered the XBox 360 with Kinect to my children.  The motion sensor accessory quickly became the center of fun in my household. If you didn’t know what the Kinect was, you might be confused looking into the TV room from the kitchen and seeing children...
  • Blog Post: Enter the Rock Paper Azure Grand Tournament By July 13, 2011 - $5000 on the line!

    Back in April, my colleagues and I launched the Rock Paper Azure Challenge . The RPA Challenge is a fun way for developers to gain some familiarity with Windows Azure and possibly win a few prizes along the way. In short, you get to code a “bot” that will play the childhood game of Rock,...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 & XBox 360 Game Camps in NY

    Via Bob Familiar … Andrew Parsons , Academic Developer Evangelist for Microsoft based in NY, is holding 2-day events for students where they can learn how to develop their own game for XBox 360 and Windows Phone 7 using XNA. The first will be held in Brooklyn at St. Francis College and the second will...
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