Sakurai Reveals All About Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS: Slated for Release in Summer/Winter 2014

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Gaming, News | 0 comments

Sakurai Reveals All About Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS: Slated for Release in Summer/Winter 2014

Today, Nintendo has unveiled a large amount of information on the status of Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS, in a 39 minute video documentatary. According to Sakurai, the 3DS version will be released in Summer 2014 release, while the Wii U version will come out in Winter 2014. Along with release dates, Sakurai went in full depth about the gameplay, stages, items, characterrs, and online mode. Out of all the features covered, the online mode seemed to be the most exciting tidbit, as it’s a huge overhaul over Brawl’s...

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End of an Era: Farewell XP!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in News | 0 comments

End of an Era: Farewell XP!

After nearly thirteen years, the curtains have fallen on Windows XP, as XP has reached EOL (“End of Life”) status. After today, Microsoft will no longer be providing any updates or support for Windows XP to the general public. Unfortunately, even after extending XP’s lifecycle a few years, there are many organizations that still run Windows XP (shame on them!). A few government agencies in Europe will continue to receive some support for their XP systems.Those that are still using XP are recommended to upgrade to a newer...

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Android Studio: Disabling AAPT PNG Optimization with Gradle

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Software | 0 comments

For those that are developing Android apps and are using a lot of pre-optimized PNG images, you want to update to the latest Android SDK Build Tools 19.0.3: 0.9.2Aapt-based PNG processor is now default again while we investigate some issues with the old one.flavorGroups have been renamed flavorDimensions and the DSL has been updated. The old DSL is still available until 1.0 at which time it’ll be removed.0.9.1It’s now possible to include a file when there’s a conflict during packaging:      android.packagingOptions {   ...

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Microsoft Offering $100 to Switch from Windows XP

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in News, Software | 0 comments

Microsoft Offering $100 to Switch from Windows XP

If you’re still using Windows XP, you may want to take notice, as Microsoft is offering $100 USD to switch. The only catch? The $100 credit must be used to purchase a new Windows 8.1 PC/laptop.The only catch is that you have to upgrade to a new Windows 8 computer.Those who are eligible for the promotion can redeem the credit at Microsoft’s online store or their retail shops — and the fact that you still use the 13-year old Windows XP is subject to verification by Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500). The offer is good for PCs...

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Game Developers Conference 2014 (GDC 2014) – Wrap Up

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Gaming, General, Hardware, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Game Developers Conference 2014 (GDC 2014) – Wrap Up

This past week, I had a chance to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a huge annual conference for game producers & developers. As this was my first GDC, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to meet professionals in the gaming industry, attend seminars on game development, as well as seeing the latest games and technology on display.  While the first two days of GDC came and gone with little fanfare, things became a bit more interesting when the Career Center and the Expo Floor opened up on Wednesday. Companies like...

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Google Launches Android Wear

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Hardware, Mobile, News | 0 comments

Today, Google has unveiled Android Wear, it’s take on the smartwatch concept. With Android Wear and like Google Glass, Google brings the Android infrastructure to the smartwatch form factor. Google is also making the Android Wear SDK available today to developers, making it possible to add Android Wear support to existing Android apps. Source:...

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Project Geo Unveiled! Introducing Dragon Geo

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Gaming, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Project Geo Unveiled! Introducing Dragon Geo

Project Geo, now unveiled as DRAGON GEO today, is an interactive map app akin to Google Maps, but displays maps from Square-Enix’s lesser known RPG series, Dragon Quest. Those of you that have been playing RPGs since the early days of the original NES will better recognize this series as Dragon Warrior. DRAGON GEO allows for viewing world, region, castle, town, dungeon, and shrine maps from Dragon Warrior / Quest I-VI. It also includes maps from the remake versions that later appeared on the Super Famicom, Game Boy Color, and Nintendo...

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Animal Crossing: The Uncensored Edition

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Gaming | 0 comments

Chewbot over at Let’s Play Archive wrote about his experience with Animal Crossing, documenting the woeful adventures of Billy.Let’s Play Archive – Animal Crossing By ChewbotAlthough I have never played Animal Crossing, I found Chewbot’s commentary and experience to be quite amusing. Be warned, there is much profanity in his review, and with good reason. Who knew that Animal Crossing was promoting child labor and slave...

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Happy New Year and the Latest Updates

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in General, Mobile, Software | 0 comments

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great holiday season! Although it’s been quite some time since my last post, I wanted to let everyone know that I didn’t pass away or abandon the blog. Ever since I returned from California in October (great trip BTW), I’ve been quite busy, mostly focusing on my efforts into transitioning into the world of mobile software development, amongst many other things. In particular, I have been heavily focused on Android Development, working on a new project that I began in late November. Unlike...

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Twin Cities Code Camp 15 Sessions Posted

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in General, Software | 0 comments

After an eventful two weeks in the Bay Area, I’m back in Minnesota. It was great to meet and interact with a lot of the professional developers out there, as well as going to awesome seminars and workshops over at Twitter HQ and Kabam Games. Now that I’m back, it’s time to get back into the groove of things. In other news, Twin Cities Code Camp 15 is coming up in two weeks! The list of sessions for the TCCC15 is now available and can be seen here: http://www.twincitiescodecamp.com/TCCC/Fall2013/Sessions.aspx As a...

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