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I have been discussing simple “game” design for the Xbox 360, now I have to talk about what I have been working on for the past couple of days. It is really, really sad, so if you want to think that I am a complete idiot, you have my permission. The story goes like this:…

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Taking it up a notch: Saying Thank You for that XBox you got for Christmas

Or for whatever reason you got that wonderful XBox.  Now make an Avatar say thank you, this will really get them talking about how mature, smart and creative.  Unless I am at the table, but I’ll keep quiet, if you bring me another piece of pumpkin pie and the good coffee, not that crud that…

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Saying thank you for getting your XBox

Well now you got the XBox, and you want to really impress the gift giver with your technology savvy.  After all, don’t you just want to just dig into GTA, ODST or Gears of War, which don’t exactly map to the “reason for the season”.   Ok, you can do this REALLY fast, then everyone else…

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You got the XBox, and now you want to put a simple game on it!

You got the new XBox, you signed up for the Silver version of XBox Live and you get your free one month Gold level membership, what should you do? Well, first, go to http://creators.xna.com and download all of the premium material before your free Gold Level membership dries up at the end of January. For…

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Lua and Love: A match made with Visual Studio and the CLR

I checked out the files used by the Love game tool and it appears to have been built using VS 2005, you can tell this by the file: The file: msvcr80.dll needs the msvcp80.dll to run C programs written in VS2005. Keep in mind that you can use VS 2005/2008/2010 ANY version to create C…

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Lua and Love and WarCraft

I gave a talk yesterday at CSU Dominguez Hills in Southern California, and one of the students at the talk ask me about the Love game software that uses LUA.  Wow, this is interesting if you are a language freak like me, this is an approach to learning a form of c using a game…

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Games, games, games: Methods

Well, I am still working through the idea of what the best curriculum would be for a CS1 class.  Shouldn’t it be fun? University of Washington apparently has some great material around CS1 and C#.  If you are an instructor, visit the Faculty Connection to find the material on XNA Game Programming.  Thanks to Kevin…

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Using Functions in C#

In the video that I have embedded in this blog post, I am restarting my blog and will work out the curriculum issues that I have been talking about.  Got caught up in the Imagine Cup, it all worked out really well for the team I am on, have to shout out for Cy Khormaee,…

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Brain Freeze: Thinking about beginning programming classes

So far in my previous blog posts, I talked about the following items: Use of C, which is a requirement for the class Write and test your first program for security issues (Intro to C#) Use media in your programs (Designing Applications)    3. Variables and types Goal: Learn about variables and types Outcome: Student will…

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