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    • #6380
      Anonymous
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      The Trinity College IET MSc programme in collaboration with Microsoft is hosting an XNA Game Development workshop on Monday 26th November in the Lloyd Institute, TCD. If you are interested in attending this event you must register in advance here:

      http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032358370&Culture=en-IE

      Details of the event and the schedule are available at the above website. The event is proving popular and we’re quickly running out of places, so register now to get a place.

      Steve

    • #39298
      Aphra K
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      how many can you cater for Steve? do they have to be studying games?

      Aphra.

    • #39306
      Anonymous
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      how many can you cater for Steve? do they have to be studying games?
      Aphra.[/quote:1253703f1c]

      Hi Aphra,

      We can cater for 300, currently there are 250 registered, so can take a few more. They don’t have to be studying games, we’re targeting computer science, computer engineering and computer game students.

      Steve

    • #39403
      Anonymous
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      13.15-14.00 Lunch and Expo Area.

      We will be hanging around showing off the IET game lab so be sure to mention if you come in that you are on gd.ie and we can have a good ol talk.

    • #39426
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      Event was great. Plenty of plugging for GD.ie on all fronts. Think I saw the site banner on three peoples slides and metioned in the places to click to on nearly everyones.

      Oh and if anyone saw some smug git walk away with a free xbox elite. Twoz I!!
      Supper happy right now.

    • #39429
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      Today was a seriously excellent day. Thanks to Steve and all the other people for organising it.

      It was great that a fellow IET member won the Xbox. I think David prefered the foam that came with the packaging though!

    • #39431
      Anonymous
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      Yep, it was fixed, but done so smoothly no-one even raised an eyebrow. Well done on an excellent heist David.

      Also to add, plenty of exposure for Gd.ie and Steve’s talk on the games industry in Ireland was enlightening, few more teams out there (past and present) than I realised, and I thought I knew them all.

      And while I know this was an XNA brainwashing event and my opinions for the next week or two are suspect, it really is hard to fault XNA as an indie game development platform at the moment, especially if they remove the Creators club costs (rumours they seemed to be intent on circulating) and you want to do some multiplayer in your game.

    • #39432
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      So lots of ppl will be entering the xna ireland challenge right?

      As xna stands i think its a great kit to start whacking together some decent games, from an amateurs perspective its got practically everything you need and more. From what i’ve read in the tutorials etc, it definately seems a great method to prototype a game. Could be ideal for dare to be digital right?

    • #39433
      Anonymous
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      It was great that a fellow IET member won the Xbox. I think David prefered the foam that came with the packaging though![/quote:8d72ef501a]
      Once I was done creating a winter wonder land with the packing the xbox itself was pretty sweet too. :)
      As for any question as to the validity of the competition… shush! Though I should note my family motto is "Who ever leaves the building with the prize is the winner".

    • #39434
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      yea i must say it was a brilliant day , and the amount of peope who turned up was great . i know i will be pushing for an full xna lab in D.I.T. , i also hope microsoft are able to give FREE creator clubs memberships to college students ,(lol i wrote this on my survey at the end). so yea there alot of competitions that really got me interested too . over all it was a really good day.

      i really enjoyed the games industry in ireland presention from (name escape me ) the guy who used to be with havok . it was a nice history lesson , and also shows where success in the Irish industry has been , mainly middleware lol , i thought it was typical how little people have heard of alot of the companies. e.g. frogware ?. and they had some screenshot from drakwater first game , i remember darkwater from christmas gd.ie shindig last year so i wish them all the luck on their dogfigther game .

      so yea all good stuff , oh and that rob miles is just the typical nutty games developer , very funny presention. i will have to get his book.

      oh you will be glad to know they plugged gamedevelopers.ie alot so that was good

    • #39438
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      Hi BCFESupermario,

      Just as an FYI in DIT we have an order in for about 8 grand worth of equipment for the games course at the mo, which includes a number of XBOX 360s, and 3 XPS laptops for students to use for FYP’s (they will be lent out for the year). We are also having a meet up on Thursday about funding for a dedicated lab, which is definitely a possibility for September. Monday was a really inspiring day and I’ll definitely be using a lot more XNA in the course for fourth year. Are you in Hugh’s class BTW? Did you attend the Ernest Adams workshop?

      Bryan

    • #39443
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      I found it to be a very enjoyable day, and I learned a lot of new things. The talk showing networking was fantastic. Congrats David on the Elite, I was really hoping it would be me even though I already have a 360 :lol: Wouldn’t have minded upgrading to an Elite ;)

    • #39446
      Aphra K
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      yes I hear we got loads of plugs…!

      sounds like a useful day…well done to all.

      Aphra.

    • #39460
      Anonymous
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      hey skooteer500,

      Yea i am in Hugh business class, i am one of the students who set up kevin street gamesoc this year , and nope i was not able to make ernest adams workshop . Its good to hear about all that equipment . i know gamesoc will be getting one 360 for the society , and maybe a projector , i will be sure get a xna membership on it , so if any d.i.t student say a 3rd or 4th year has to make a persention with an xna game , they can just borrow it.

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