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Valve's Newell promotes 'Hour of Code' learning campaign, EA gives games to participants

Non-profit computer science advocacy group CODE.org promotes its ongoing "Hour of Code" campaign by giving students an audience with Gabe Newell, managing director of Half-Life creator Valve Corporation. The full half-hour talk is archived for public viewing in the video above. "Hour of Code"...

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Notch still working on 0x10c, despite a few stops and starts

Speaking to Joystiq at PAX last weekend, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson told us that while most of his days lately are taken up with "just discussing how to do stuff" ("and then Reddit," he added slyly), work continues on the 0x10c space game he announced a while ago. Oh, and in case...

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Microsoft put games in your code so you can game while you code games

Microsoft has turned coding into an online competitive game with Visual Studio Achievements, a plug-in that offers badges, leaderboards and the ability to share programming progress on Twitter and Facebook. Visual Studio Achievements is in open beta right now and offers 32 achievements in six...

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Woopsi makes homebrewing easier

We certainly love using and playing homebrews, but we've never actually tried to create them. The idea of it just always seemed so ... daunting. Homebrew developer Ant512 is trying to make the process easier, however, with an application called Woopsi. This program essentially brings a windowing...

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Another homebrewing competition

Do you know how to code? If so, it seems like there's so many opportunities out there for you to make some moolah, and win some prizes (such as this, and this). DCEmu is hosting a contest where programmers develop an original piece of homebrew, whether it be games, demos or applications. Prizes...

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The life of a lapsed game developer

Lost Garden has an interesting post up which is useful reading for anyone thinking about a career in game development. As an ex-game developer, driven out by a cancelled project, bad project management and pay cuts, Danc has a list of reasons why lapsed game developers won't be going back to their...

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Neoflash coding contest announced

Neoflash, maker of the 2-in-1 PSP converter and 4GB HDD, is sponsoring a coding contest for all interested PSP homebrewers itching to get some minor fame and bragging rights. The contest is a little light on the actual details and rules of the contest other than requesting that a splash screen with...

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