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Game Movie Review: Postal
Postal was revered in many countries because of it’s inherent ability to tick off people by going over the line with overly inappropriate ‘jokes’. Of course, our good friend Mr. Uwe Boll thought it a good idea to make a movie based on a game where random killing is built-in. Oddly though, the movie isn’t half bad. The movie actually is a relatively good representation of what the game is. Essentially the main character (known only as ‘The Postal Dude’) gets so annoyed with the little things of everyday ......

Posted On Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:43 PM

Windows 7

For the last couple weeks I’ve been running the Windows 7 beta and really love it.  The last OS I installed was XP back when that was new so I moved from XP to 7 skipping Vista (not by choice, by happening).  It’s really slick and I love the Aero theme it has.  Now I just need to grab the Windows 7 RC when it comes out publicly in a few weeks (rumor says May 5).

Posted On Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:15 PM

Review the Classics: Double Dare (NES)
When I was younger I remember times of cartoons like David the Gnome, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, and DuckTales. Between my animated excursions I was forced to watch something I didn’t fully understand, that show was Double Dare. The smiles of the audience and the greedy little children having ‘fun’ by answering questions and forcing their bodies through simple games that almost didn’t make sense. I am now 23 and I understand the joy of laughing at said contestants. But wait, I have just played ......

Posted On Sunday, April 19, 2009 4:15 PM

WPFCalculator Widget
HERE is my first full WPF application project, a simple calculator! Check it out and let me know what you think.

Posted On Monday, April 6, 2009 4:43 PM

XNA Links
Here are some of the links I mentioned the other day during my TCCC 6 presentation: Creators Club - XNA's main creator website where you can find tutorials, examples, starter kits, and great forums! Dreamspark - Free software for registered students (free Creators Club trial account!) Ziggyware - Great collection of tutorials and links! Twin Cities XNA User Group - A great local group dedicated to presenting information on XNA. Torque X - An 'editor' that can be used with XNA (I think it's free if ......

Posted On Monday, April 6, 2009 11:56 AM

TCCC 6
I just finished my talk in TCCC 6 and feel it went relatively well (I'm new at all this speaking).  I'm in D'Arcy's talk right now about Silverlight so won't type too much more.  Thanks to everyone for coming to my presentation.  A lot of you sounded really interested in the basics of XNA, maybe I can get some talks on basic XNA set up sometime.  I should have the presentation materials on my site within the next week!

Posted On Saturday, April 4, 2009 4:00 PM

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