LEGO Rock Band Video Game Announced

An awesome combination of LEGO® and Rock Band® , check out this announcement. “LEGO Rock Band combines the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band® with the fun, customization and humor of the LEGO videogame franchise packed with brilliant chart-topping songs and classic favorites suitable for younger audiences, including: Blur: “Song 2” Carl Douglas: “Kung…


Microsoft IT Arcade Game – ServerQuest II

Keith Combs , one of our IT Professional Evangelists and fantastic blogger announces the release of ServerQuest II a learning game for IT enthusiasts.  If you’re a student interested in IT and IT aspects of software, keep in touch with Keith’s blog for great articles on Microsoft IT.  And have some fun with the new…


Student Scholarships available for Digital Games cruise

Yep, it’s a cruise.  And some of the top games researchers and companies will be on board talking about digital games.  And it could be FREE!  The rules around submitting for a student scholarship at the Foundations of Digital Games are now posted at the conference website. Applicants for FDG Student Scholarships must be advanced…


Back to School Downloads

Starting back to school?  Here are a few downloads you might consider to kick off the new year or setting up a new machine: The Ultimate Steal is back!  Office Ultimate for students at only $59.95.   That’s Word, Excel, Groove, Outlook, Access, OneNote… well, you can see the LONG list on the site.  This is…


Popfly Game Creator: Games by Students

Alfred beat me to posting my own content  🙂 We recently asked a number of students to use Popfly and submit a Popfly creation (a mash-up or a game).  10 of the games that were created were picked by the Popfly Team in the Games We Love entry in the Popfly wiki. I’ve embedded…


Imagine Cup US Finals: Gaming Style

The national finals included a track on Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as a track for gaming and digital design. Student interviewed a panel of recent grads from EA and spoke to social media entrepreneur David Henderson. Check out these videos taken by Clint Rutkas on similar topics. Getting a Job: Round Table Edition Clint…


Best Practices: Designing Mobile Applications

These days, mobile devices are as common as chewing gum.  Will your next application be ready to hit the streets? I recently talked to a group of MIS majors at Baylor University about Windows Mobile Design.  Here are some tips and tricks to help you with your User Interface (UI) Design. Thanks to Dr. Willis…


Mine Sweeper in Silverlight 1.0

Mine Sweeper using Silverlight 1.0, developed by a student member of the Microsoft Facebook Group, Melih Kemal Tekin from Turkey.  Nicely done!


NEAT-o-Games for Windows Mobile

NEAT-o-Games is a fantastic example of using Windows Mobile to improve your world.  Check out this news coverage from their photo and video page (this page is fairly slow to load).  NEAT-o-Games is 24 hour competition between you and a friend to see who is burning the most energy.  It measures any movement from waving…