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Archive for February, 2008

DeVry GSP CIS170 C++ Programming

Just got done with the online final for CIS170, part of DeVry’s Game and Simulation Programming (GSP) degree. I was disappointed with this class, since it was pretty much review for me. Hard to keep an open mind when I was unchallenged, only spending 2 hours a week doing the homework and quizzes. I’m registered for the next programming class which should prove a bit more engaging.

XNA coolness

A coworker and I went to the local XNA MN user group meeting last Wednesday. I have to say I’m pretty impressed. Sounds like it could be fun so we’re getting into it. Homebrew 360 games sound like it could be a lot of fun too. Me, I’m just itching to start making a game.

The Zune news was also just released at GDC which is also pretty neat. Makes me want a Zune. Too bad the DRM crap sucks. I don’t know if I want the thing if all it can play is WMVs. That sucks.

Fox news!

If you’re a gamer at all I’m sure you’ve heard about the horrible reporting that occurred on Fox News regarding Mass Effect’s sex scene. The thing is I really wanted to go off on this, but its such a stupid issue. People learned their lessons I think. It behooves us, as gamers and intelligent people, to move on.

Let Cooper Lawrence go. She made a massive mistake and she admits to it. She’s wounded and dying (at least her books are at Amazon and other online stores where comments are allowed). The difference is she admits she was wrong, retracted her comments and apologized. If you posted an anonymous review of her book unjustified, remember that fairness goes both ways. She learned the lesson the hard way, that assumptions don’t hold up to truth. The real culprit is Fox News.

These same anchors, who wish for days of Pac-Man, are supposedly on the knifes edge when it comes to news and opinion? Does that seem fair and balanced?

new irritative amused defiant game boy"s love.


Searching for some classic Zelda, I decided to look past ebay and try and find another auction site. After a brief 10 minute search I found one listing and the Engrish is amazing. I’m seld.

From the bidding site ePier, the Zelda Listing.