Tiled, Toasted & Raw? Was it that New Year’s party or Azure with WP7? You Decide

I will admit it, I didn’t do much on News Year Eve, but there have been other News Year Eve night that I won’t talk about, mainly because they were boring to most people.  Ok, anyone other than me.  But supposedly some people do get tiled, toasted and raw, and that is just messages from…

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Social Game is the thane: Quickly implementing Pushy Phone Notifications

While watching MacBeth, MacBeth is a “thane”, what is that?  Is it like being a vice president at a bank?  No, it is a rank below ealdormen or high-reeves, or a retainer, not quite an earl.  Likely higher than an esquire.  Got that?  Me neither.  I think it was someone who might possibly get a…

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Social WP7 Game: Isolated storage and notification

As said in MacBeth (still working on the video): It [life] is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing Wow, did Shakespeare know about blogging, Twitter or Facebook?  Wow!  Well, here is my tale of sound and fury told by an idiot, oh wait, does that mean I am…

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Social Games Part Bazillion of Katrillion: Make Phone App Social

I have been watching MacBeth with Patrick Stewart as MacBeth, and I kind of get it, but it is one of the most intense Shakespeare Plays I have ever seen, sort of like Gears of War, except more confusing and no weird weapons.  And I have been following the use of Trillion for the US…

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Fix for failed certification: Non Music + Videos Hub Applications That Play Media

Oh this one seemed really hard, and I haven’t got the feedback from this failed certification report: Non Music + Videos Hub Applications That Play Media.  Here is my recommended fix: Add a messagebox using Ok/Cancel, with the question: “If you want to listen to the music that is playing click ok or if you…

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Free Game Design tools, just in time for Christmas 4/5: Sprites & Backgrounds

To make the Platformer app look like a Christmas app, you will need to modify the sprites used, as well as background images.  To see all of this post you will need to scroll down as there is more to the post than what I can include in a single screen. And ok, this is…

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Game tutorials For Imagine Cup Phone Game Category: Freaking AWESOME

Using Silverlight with your game can be helpful in making something that looks good and gives you a reason for using Expression Blend 4.0 for Phone that is supplied with the Windows Phone SDK 7.1. Get to Windows Phone 7.5 #1: From XNA to SLXNA Get to Windows Phone 7.5 #2: Adding FAS to XNA…

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Free Windows Phone 7 Cheat Sheet

Here is a cheat sheet that one of my co-workers shared with me: Dreamspark: http://www.dreamspark.com Registration is first step in getting a free AppHub account for students. Free software downloads, community APP HUB: http://create.msdn.com All Things Windows Phone 7; set up developer account, upload apps to marketplace, get learning content. Windows Phone 7 Toolkit (SDK):…

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Windows Phone 7 Game Design: Removing an image background using Paint.net

In the previous post, I showed you how to use PowerPoint as an image editor, but what if you don’t have PowerPoint?  You should buy it.  But if you are short on coinage, then you can use the “free” Paint.net.  I use the quotes around the word free because Paint.net needs your donations, just like…

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Game Design for Windows Phone and the Imagine Cup 2012, part deux

  Like I said in a previous blog: The tutorial on http://create.msdn.com/gamedevelopment may be the best tutorial ever on game design.  Really.  If you disagree let me know where the better beginning tutorial is located.  After reading the entry, I found a couple of things that could be confusing.  There a couple of things, items…

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