Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Oh man, I'm really excited of having travelled this far to get to Seattle's Gamefest.

I've been talking with many different people (peers, MSFties, MS partners, exhibitors, etc.), giving and collecting cards like crazy, and played a lot of games. In short, having a really quality time.

In this sense, meeting the guys behind XNA GS have been really nice: Shawn, Eli, Michael, and the rest of the guys. Also cool Xna'ers like Chad Carter, Bill Reiss, and of course, "old" XNA'ers (and ex-MSFTies) like TheZMan (Andy).

Also it has been a great opportunity to discuss some crazy ideas and techniques that I have and of course want to implement in the near future, and believe me when I say that the feedback has been encouraging (thanks Shawn).

The talks have been quite handy. Lots of techniques, upcoming features, relevant information, and of course: the yummy 70% that we "indies" could get if we reach the next phase with our games.

So, guys, tomorrow I'll be returning to Vancouver with my wife and sister, so maybe I can post more comments about the conference.

Opps. Have to go. The next talk is starting.

See ya.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


... Well, actually in Canada.

My wife and I are visiting my sister and brother-in-law who both live in Vancouver, BC. After 30 hours of flights we finally got to Seattle where they were waiting for us. Then we have like 4 more hours to travel by car until we finally got to Vancouver.

All our flights were delayed with the exception of the first one, so we had to wait ... we missed one local flight in the US ... we were rebooked by the company ... more wait ... lost our luggage in one of the connecting flights ... finally found it on destination on the baggage claim, you know ... the usual stuff with long-international flights.

In the end, it was an interesting experience, specially for my wife, since it is the first time she leaves the Southamerican continent. For me, I have travelled around the world so I'm accustomed to deal with delays, connections, baggage, etc. Actually, I kinda missed it.

Next monday, I'm going to Seattle and attend the Gamefest for the first time. I'm really excited.

So guys I hope to meet you there.