Olympics Are Coming To Media Center
Avg Rating: 0The 2008 Beijing Olympics are nearly here and along with the Silverlight-powered NBCOlympics website, the Microsoft/NBC partnership will also bring us video from the Olympic Games right to our Media Center PCs. These videos will be made available as clips on Vista Media Center and organized into…
Impulse Brings Software and Games Straight to the Desktop
Avg Rating: 0Stardock, the company behind Windows skinning software like WindowBlinds and Object Desktop, have just released a new product called Impulse. This new tool is a platform for digital distribution that lets you quickly and easily download games and other software to your PC’s desktop. Via Impulse, you…
Avg Rating: 0In this article, I will discuss how I have built RetroCommand, a Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1 version of a classic arcade game (play here). I will explain how I used Expression Blend along with some of the new and interesting Silverlight 2.0 and WCF features to create a fun and entertaining game…
Avg Rating: 0Here's a much more fun way to learn geography than just staring at a map - a game called Statetris lets you learn geography by playing an online game, similar to Tetris, where states or countries are the blocks which you must move or rotate to fit them into the correct locations. The Tetris board…
A Big List of Popfly Games
Avg Rating: 0The folks on the Popfly team are keeping a list of their favorite games made by regular Popfly users over on the Popfly wiki. The games are categorized as Shooter, Adventure, Arcade, Puzzle, and Other. It's pretty impressive how many people have made games in such a short amount of time - something…
How To Build Games With the Popfly Game Creator
Avg Rating: 0By now, you've heard about the Popfly Game Creator and you're ready to get started building your first game. Great! But what do you do? Well luckily, there is the Popfly Wiki to help you out. On this web site, you can find helpful info and documentation about Popfly, including how to use the Game…
XNA Game Studio - Your world, your game.
Avg Rating: 0XNA Game Studio really does give you all you need. Not only do they give you the tools to make the games that you want, but they also give you the training and tutorials to give you the skills to do it. I ran across one of their many game design challenges to see exactly how it…
Halo 3 Heroic Maps Free Today
Avg Rating: 0Happy Halo Map Pack Day! As of today, Halo 3's formerly $10 set of maps, the Heroic Map Pack, is now free. This add-on lets you add new battle zones to the Halo 3 game. The pack consists of the Rat's Nest, Standoff, and Foundry maps, where players are provided with things like labyrinthine mazes…
Games on your Zune!?! What? How? When?
Avg Rating: 0There are many happy Zune owners right about now. At GDC last week Microsoft announced that XNA Game Studios games can now also be made for the Zune. If you didn't know, XNA is a game development toolkit available to "do it yourself" enthusiasts for about $99 / year. You don't…
RIA can be a business game!
Avg Rating: 0Gaming companies have a tougher hurdle to beat then most line of business application (LOB) vendors, as you see gaming is something you do when you're not in front of the LOB applications or when not at school. As a result, you can't let things slide. You're audience are less forgiving and demand…