Getting started with the Philly startup / tech scene

Jumping into a new tech scene can be a daunting task. When I came from New York, it took me a while to understand which meetups to attend, who I needed to speak to, and specifically what industry the city was known for. A number of these links came from Yuriy Porytko, who gave me……


Hololens ships March 30 to US & Canada for $3k

Here is the official announcement. Interested developers may register to preorder the device at http://hololens.com. Thousands of developers have experienced HoloLens first hand and have contributed ideas to the ecosystem through programs like “Share Your Idea”. Our developer roadshows were fully booked across all eleven cities within the first 90 minutes of being made available. We……


Welcoming the Xamarin team to Microsoft

As part of this commitment I am pleased to announce today that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Xamarin, a leading platform provider for mobile app development. In conjunction with Visual Studio, Xamarin provides a rich mobile development offering that enables developers to build mobile apps using C# and deliver fully native mobile app experiences……


Let’s Play Virtua Racing (Saturn, 1995) w/ commentary

This 1995 port of the game which originally appeared on the Sega Genesis and 32x isn’t fantastic, but it does have a great soundtrack! Listen as I give you an overview of the history behind the franchise and the various platforms it’s appeared on. The post Let’s Play Virtua Racing (Saturn, 1995) w/ commentary appeared…


It’s Always Sunny at Philly Codefest

I had the pleasure of attending Drexel University’s Philly Codefest this weekend for the second year in a row. Students and professionals had 36 hours to create a project of their choice, then showcase it to a panel of judges. The post It’s Always Sunny at Philly Codefest appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech…


Let’s Play NHL All Star Hockey (Saturn, 1995)

Mike, Mike, and Dave aren’t quite enamored with this one, but it’s certainly better than that Sega CD hockey game. The 2D sprites actually look good and offer a great pseudo 3D perspective! This is also the game Brodie was seen playing in the 1995 film Mallrats.… The post Let’s Play NHL All Star Hockey…


Lets Play Ground Zero Texas (Sega CD 1993)

Mike, Mike, and Dave play through one of Dave’s favorite FMV titles on the 90s. I swear, I’m going to beat this again at some point. While it’s similar to Night Trap, the production quality is definitely superior, and this is listed as the “2nd generation” of FMV games from Digital Pictures.   The post…


Let’s Play Virtua Fighter (Saturn, 1993)

Mike, Mike, and Dave play the original Virtua Fighter game, which isn’t terribly, but the jumping is as though you are on the moon. What’s up with the physics? Also, Sega re-released a remixed version of this game shortly after the original, with improved performance, textures, and less polygon popping. The post Let’s Play Virtua…


Let’s Play Quarterback Attack (Saturn, 1995) w/ commentary

Mike, Mike, & Dave play the legendary FMV football game from Digital Pictures. Ever play a full motion video football game? Well now you have.The FIRST professional quarterback simulator! You only play offense, but it’s an interesting game nonetheless. The post Let’s Play Quarterback Attack (Saturn, 1995) w/ commentary appeared first on Dave Voyles |…


Let’s play WWF In Your House (Saturn, 1996)

Mike, Mike, and Dave (and even young Diego!) play this wrestling gem(?) from the 90s. Personally, I prefer the cast to the 32x WWF Arcade Game myself. The post Let’s play WWF In Your House (Saturn, 1996) appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft.