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It's been over 2 years since the...

March 15, 2005

It's been over 2 years since the original StickRPG was released, and we still receive daily E-mails about it. With StickRPG 2 under development, one of the most frequently asked questions is if we'll ever finish the original.

I'll let the screenshots speak for themselves. Hardcore fans will appreciate true to the original game play and art style.

Hey Everyone, ...

March 12, 2005

Hey Everyone,

It was a great trip but it’s good to be back home. I think I can speak for the entire team when I say that we have learned a lot not only of our industry, but also of ourselves and where we'll go from here.

Getting the high score in Galaga at the Metreon was a personal highlight for me (999,760 points at level 107), as was meeting a personal hero of mine; Dr. Gregory P. Zeschuk, one of the two founding members of Bioware!

It was a great week and I am sure the information and techniques we have learned will carry forth into our games. Our aspirations to deliver a casual gaming experience of the highest quality continue.

Hello from the Game Developer's...

March 10, 2005

Hello from the Game Developer's Conference 2005 in sunny California!

We've been having a blast here, taking in as much of the week long conference as possible and meeting some great people from the industry. We've been talking with people from big name companies like Blizzard, Day 1 Studios and even Bioware; great guys from our own hometown of Edmonton, Alberta.

We also met up with Tom Fulp, founder of Newgrounds, at the Alien Hominid Booth here. Alien Hominid has just won the Independent Game Developer's award for Technical Excellence in the Open Games Category; We'de like to offer our congrats to entire dev team.

It's a sunny 70 Degrees here in San...

March 6, 2005

It's a sunny 70 Degrees here in San Francisco; a definite departure from the snow-covered plains of our hometown!

One of the coolest things we've seen yet is the four-story ultra high-tech Metreon entertainment complex. Filling an entire city block, it boasts a Sony Style store, huge arcade complete with virtual bowling, an IMAX theatre, free Wi-Fi access, and of course the very cool Playstation store where we played Gran Turismo 4 (It was stunning!). Since discovering it on Friday, we've found ourselves back at the Metreon daily. The stores encourage hands-on interaction, and there's no short supply of toys and gadgets to play with.

On an unrelated note, while sending a text message back home I discovered that Motorola's Intelligent Text Entry System, iTap, includes the internet abbreviation 'ROFL'; anyone know what other jargon is included?

Greetings All! ...

March 6, 2005

Greetings All!

This is Travis, writing to you all the way from sunny California!
That's right, myself and the entire XGen team are here in San Francisco, soaking up the rays and attending the Game Developers Conference; a gathering of all the top minds and tech in the gaming industy!
With keynote speeches from the likes of Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo, and J Allard, Corp. Vice President of Microsoft, this is not an event to be missed!
Check it out at
I will be sure to keep you guys posted on all the goings on as well as all the clever new ideas we pick up along the way.
I'll also be including pictures of our crazy trip to San Francisco.
Stay tuned!

Yet another Academy Awards ceremony has...

March 2, 2005

Yet another Academy Awards ceremony has gone by, this one hosted by Chris Rock.

The winners went pretty much as expected. Jamie Foxx and Hilary Swank received their Oscars for best actor/actress. Million Dollar Baby and The Aviator got their dues while my favorite film of the year won for best animated feature film: The Incredibles.

You can check out the full list of winners here.

Today we bring you two of my favourite...

February 28, 2005

Today we bring you two of my favourite distractions from around the net:

1] Subservient Chicken

2] Truck Dismount
You'll need to download and install this one play, but it only takes a few worthwhile seconds and is virus and spyware free.

A group of engineers has constructed a...

February 25, 2005

A group of engineers has constructed a four-story collage of scenes from the NES Super Mario Bros. games.

The cool thing is that they constructed the whole thing out of Post-It Notes, accurately recreating the 8-bit pixellated goodness we expect from the original Super Mario.

Probably the strangest thing you'll see...

February 22, 2005

Probably the strangest thing you'll see all day: Hollywood makes a movie, puts four of the biggest names in it, then uses a program called Rotoshop to change it into a cartoon.

No joke, this one is called "A Scanner Darkly" and it's a futuristic action / adventure / drama. You can see the trailer here. Look for it in a theatre near you on September 16th.

The well-received Castle and Motherload...

February 21, 2005

The well-received Castle and Motherload commercials are now available on! Check them out, then head over to the forums to leave your feedback!

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