Monthly Archives: February 2008

Studio transition – start up to going concern

A friend linked me this the other day.A blog about the difference between start up “get it done” mode and on going development in terms of scalability and maintenanceIt’s quite an interesting read, and it puts into words some stuff … Continue reading

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Great Development Blogs

This came from Bruce On Games, and he recommended we all do this as a way to increase linking between our blogs, so here you go. Most of the knowledge available to keen gamers about the gaming industry can be … Continue reading

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An interesting gaming quiz

I came across this the other day.It’s a quiz on games – everything from mario to…well, anything reallyIt’s quite an interesting little test – 15 questions that rotate.How good are you? I suck since I have no interest in stuff … Continue reading

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Portal song on Rockband

Things like this bring a tear to my eyeSheer excellence.

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Another Day, another Holy S**t moment.

So apparently EA wants to buy Take 2.There’s an EA doc hereandYahoo talks about it hereWow. So here we are all are still reeling from the Activision Blizzard merge, and now EA’s at it themselves in order to get back … Continue reading

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Microsoft, XLA royalties and delusions of granduer

So this week indie devs negotiating at GDC with Microsoft to pitch them games for the Xbox Live Arcade distribution network were met with a nasty surprise. Instead of the 70/30 split that had previously been the royalty rate, a … Continue reading

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A new son – attempt number #2

So, I mentioned briefly we had received another referral. We got another boy, which was quite surprising but gratifying. We had to wait on the medical translation due to the Chinese New Year and them all off having a good … Continue reading

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Programming Tests part 3 (or is it 4?)

I didn’t realise my article was going to be published on Gamasutra (it’s great though!) but it has generated a fair bit of discussion and one of the things that I hadn’t really considered (but have thought a bit about … Continue reading

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My god! It’s full of Coders!

Someone from the UK emailed me this – Hey,I’m in my 2nd semester in 1st year at uni studying for a Computer Games Programming degree at Staffordshire Uni, so far so good and just been learning C and Java which … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Rich or Die Tryin’

Hmm. So recently a friend has asked for some help finding work in the games industry, and in attempting to help him out I found some interesting questions being asked by other people as I talked to them about my … Continue reading

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