Conjunction of Awesomeness

Circumstances have brought together two things that I really dig: the band Harvey Danger (who I’ve written about before) and Jonathan Coulton, the hilarious genius behind Re: Your Brains and many many other songs.

The Stranger held a charity auction where the winner got to pick a song for Harvey Danger to cover. (Jeez, that was tortured phrasing but you get the message.) The winner selected Coulton’s song Code Monkey. I’m really looking forward to hearing how this turns out!
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December 27, 2006 | Posted in: Music | Comments Closed

Write Your Own 360 Games

XNA Game Studio went gold today. This is a set of tools that lets you develop games on your PC and play them (or other people’s games) on your Xbox 360.

The tools are free, but to load the games onto your 360 you need a “Creator’s Club” membership ($99/year).

I’ve been really looking forward to this. I played around with the beta and now the real deal is here.

More details at the XNA Developer Center.