Game design: Let’s stop the objectification of women in games

Let’s face, for a number of years, video games were designed by men for men, which means in the present you are losing a large part of the market.  For a real eye opener I would recommend that you watch this video series on You Tube.  I had wondered why I didn’t like GTA (Grand…

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Game Design: XAML/DirectX/C++ Game Design Links that I have reviewed

Yeah, I know that I need to be focused on one thing, but I see the linkage between game design and the Internet of Things.  For instance at a conference I attended last week, one of the teams had designed a air launched projectile that responded to Tweets.  Now this was basically a creative and…

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Hardware: Pebble watch which really does work with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

I just ordered the Pebble Watch from Best Buy so I can pick it up later today.  I had thought to buy the TEXAS INSTRUMENTS EZ430-CHRONOS-433 CC430, RF WIRELESS WATCH, 433MHZ, DEV KIT, which would be cool, and you can modify the actual hardware inside of the watch.  And the Texas Instruments Dev kit is…

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TouchDevelop: Pushing the design envelope with Functional Programming

Although TouchDevelop isn’t well received by many “advanced” programmers, it is a sophisticated design tool that operates entirely in the cloud.  This means that you can use TouchDevelop on any platforms and generate Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps quickly and easily.  Being completely in the cloud and entirely focused on Touch enabled and…

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