Category Archives: Microsoft

Windows 8 and C++


Last week Microsoft hosted the //Build/ conference in Anaheim, where we announced the future of Windows software development. There were a lot of exciting announcements, but at the top of my list was Windows 8 embracing C++ as a first class citizen. … Continue reading

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Gamefest 2011: Register Now


One of my favorite events is coming up: Gamefest. I’ll admit I’m a little biased this year because my team is in charge of the event, but even just a quick skim through the content shows there’s a ton of amazing … Continue reading

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Kinect Developer Summit at GDC


I’ve been going to the Game Developers Conference since 1996, so this is my sixteenth year. That sounds like a long time, but actually GDC is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Congratulations, GDC. I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends and … Continue reading

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So You Want to Make Games?


Not long ago a received a letter from a high school student — not email, an actual letter. I was impressed that he had gone to the effort to track me down. He asked two simple questions: “How did you become … Continue reading

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What Color are You?


  Recently I participated in an event with some of my co-workers called "Insights Discovery." The output of the exercise is a color wheel that shows where you have the strongest personality traits. For the record, my "conscious persona" results … Continue reading

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GDC 2010 Slides


  My GDC 2010 slides have been posted on the GDC Vault. You can find them by pointing at http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1012538. Enjoy  

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Studios West


I joined Microsoft back in 2001. I’ve worked on the same Microsoft campus — the Millennium campus in northeast Redmond — until this week.   In the early days of Xbox development, Millennium campus was a great place to be. Xbox … Continue reading

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