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  • Blog Post: Want to control your drone from Surface? Now the code is available on CodePlex!

    Eric posted about the work Nicolas Calvi, one of our MVPs, had done to control his AR Drone from the Surface device. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/surface/archive/2011/01/27/controlling-the-ar-drone-with-surface.aspx . [Video: Flying AR DRONE with Microsoft Surface - Winwise ] Nicolas shared with us that...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Surface at TEDx Redmond

    This past weekend, I had the privilege of demoing Microsoft Surface to 600+ primary school kids at TEDx Redmond . I use the term demo a bit loosely, because for anyone who has worked with Surface and kids, you’ll know that they just kind of take over themselves. The photograph on the right is...
  • Blog Post: The Settlers of Catan trades up for objects

    The last time we looked at The Settlers of Catan on Microsoft Surface was when the game was unveiled at Origins in June. Now it’s on the way to GenCon Indy this week, and the digital version of the game is looking even better. Vectorform has implemented physical dice and visors to magically hide cards...
  • Blog Post: Vectorform Game Studio and The Settlers of Catan

    This week, Origins Game Fair attendees will get the first glimpse at Settlers of Catan on Surface. The game has been developed on Surface by the Microsoft Surface strategic partner, Vectorform and brought to the show by Mayfair Games . Ever since Surface was first released, I’ve heard people say...
  • Blog Post: Papermaze on Microsoft Surface

    Recently, Vectorform visited our offices to show me a new title they’ve been working on for Surface. It’s a fun maze game that is perfect for hospitality venues where casual-gaming might be found. Help your paper friend navigate his way home in PaperMaze, a new maze-solving title for the...
  • Blog Post: Swedish Medical Center Baby Photo Contest

    Swedish is celebrating their 100th anniversary in a cute way ( video ). They’ve delivered 200,000 babies, more than any other hospital in Washington state. Now they’re delivering a great experience for the community to celebrate their 100th birthday. If you or your child were born at Swedish...
  • Blog Post: PAX Day 1

    Friday at PAX was busy. Things started for me getting off a red-eye flight from Redmond landing at 9:30am in Boston. I headed right over to Microsoft NERD for Major Nelson’s morning Tweet-up. I realized Microsoft Surface was there too late to get some new games loaded up, but I don’t think the crowd...
  • Blog Post: Surface and Carnegie Mellon at PAX with D&D

    For the uninitiated to the Penny Arcade Expo , I can best describe it as a gaming conference by the fans, for the fans. This conference is normally held in Seattle to sell out and capacity crowds. This year Gabe and Tycho gave the fans (which includes themselves) even more by expanding to Boston with...
  • Blog Post: The Surface team gets visitors, with toys! (the D&D kind)

    There was a lot of excitement last month over in Surface-land. We had visitors from Carnegie Mellon University bringing over their Dungeons & Dragons application. The Microsoft Surface team works tirelessly to bring great features to this innovative platform, and we love to see what our customers...
  • Blog Post: The Surface Monster Returns! Nom Nom Nom

    Those of you that have been following Surface probably remember the Surface Monster demo we showed at PDC this fall. Luis and Paul tricked out this model to work on Surface and convey images from Surface onto the.. well, it’s a little complicated to describe, but amazing to see . Surface Monster got...
  • Blog Post: New gameplay video with D&D on Surface

    Whether or not you're into Dungeons & Dragons, this story just keeps getting better. The team at the Entertainment Technology Center has come out with new video showing Microsoft Surface with their SurfaceScapes D&D project. This latest video brilliantly takes you through how the game mechanics...
  • Blog Post: SurfaceScapes Follow-up: Bringing D&D to Microsoft Surface

    Back in October, we reported (and nearly every other online tech/game publication) on Dungeons & Dragon’s being brought to Microsoft Surface . It took the internet by storm with a three and a half minute video. It wasn’t a full-fledged product from Wizards of the Coast . This was a student project...
  • Blog Post: Dungeons & Dragons done right on Microsoft Surface

    I don’t want to put any pressure on Michael and the team over at Carnegie Mellon University , but you guys should be getting an A for your class project this semester. Their Dungeons & Dragons experience called “ Surfacescapes ” on Microsoft Surface is amazing. This is the future of how computers...
  • Blog Post: Live from PAX, it’s Saturday night!

    This is Eric reporting in live from the Penny Arcade Expo here in Seattle. It’s nearly 8pm and not only is the conference in general still hopping, but Microsoft Surface is very busy. As I posted yesterday, we’re stationed in the Console Freeplay area at PAX. This is the area where people play older...
  • Blog Post: Games Pack available to our customers

    We've recently made available a group of sample applications for our Microsoft Surface customers as a download on our Community site . These applications are targeted at hospitality and entertainment venues. See the video below for a demo of the apps, or learn more here if you're a registered customer...
  • Blog Post: XNA Blocks with InterKnowlogy

    Here's something fun. Take a developer and a few hours time and you've got the app below from Rodney Guzman with InterKnowlogy . The app is a bunch of cubes in a box that you can interact with your hands. What's great about this app is that it shows the power of having a vision system in Microsoft Surface...
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