GameDev Category


Retro computing to electronics

August 03, 2019, at 04:14 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Industry, Friends, Misc, Pics, GameDev, Blog, Electronics (2 comments)

A quick update about how I recently got back into retro computers and electronics.

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Pocket-Go hello world

June 29, 2019, at 05:30 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Embedded, Pics, GameDev, Blog (0 comments)

Quick guide to setting up the development environment and creating a hello world app...

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Pocket-Go dissembled

June 29, 2019, at 03:46 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Embedded, Pics, GameDev, Blog (0 comments)

Tips on Pocket-Go disassembly....

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pocketgo notes

June 22, 2019, at 11:24 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Embedded, GameDev, Blog (0 comments)

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GameJams.... is it good practice?

June 17, 2019, at 11:24 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Industry, 3DS, Pics, GameDev, Blog (2 comments)

Practice, is the repetitive process in which we learn. GameJams, is really about finishing a (small) project. Both are good, but two completely differ....

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Game engine programmers attracting huge wages

May 01, 2019, at 04:01 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Industry, Friends, Pics, GameDev, Blog (0 comments)

Casey Muratori while live streaming mentioned that large web based tech companies are hiring game engine developers for ridiculous money to work in th....

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The Net Yaroze interviews that disappeared of the internet

April 28, 2019, at 02:21 PM by mgarcia in 2019, NetYaroze, Misc, Pics, GameDev, Blog (0 comments)

Im slowly updating netyaroze-europe.com as a wiki and one of the stories that sticks out is how vulnerable the internet is.....

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Pacing - The secret to finishing

April 12, 2019, at 04:14 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Industry, Friends, Misc, Pics, GameDev, Blog, Electronics (0 comments)

This advice comes from an excellent source (which is really important), so in case you don't know who Andr LaMothe is, he wrote a lot of excellent books....

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Rant about Youtubers and game engine coding

April 07, 2019, at 09:53 AM by mgarcia in 2019, Blog, Pics, NetYaroze, GameDev (0 comments)

At least once a month, I try to force myself to search youtube for new game development videos. I say force because, its often full of highly produced....

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My thoughts on stadia, Google's new video game console

March 20, 2019, at 09:25 AM by mgarcia in 2019, Industry, GameDev, Blog (0 comments)

No, it's not the early 2010's again, it's 2019 and google is delivering a streaming video game console, cough cough.. sorry not a console, it's a platform, or just a controller.
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Indiepocalypse: Is It Real? - Does this still apply to 2019?

March 14, 2019, at 11:22 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Industry, GameDev, Blog (2 comments)

Presented in 2015 Sergey Galyonkin explains theres no Indiepocalypse and the reasoning still sounds right to me. Here are my highlights #0 Steam is no....
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Dev Ops with Nintendo 3DS game development

March 05, 2019, at 07:20 PM by mgarcia in 2019, 3DS, Pics, GameDev, Blog (4 comments)

The problem with starting from scratch, is just that, it requires everything to be redone.. even a new development workflow AKA dev-ops, new make and ....

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Restarting on a new engine... crazy I know!

February 27, 2019, at 06:26 PM by mgarcia in 2019, 3DS, PC, Pics, GameDev, Blog (1 comments)

Yeah, it sucks to go back to nothing.. but had to be done. Targeting the original Nintendo 3DS with 3D requires a pretty lean engine. And while my old....

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Computer organization and architecture by Null and Labur

February 19, 2019, at 07:01 PM by mgarcia in 2019, PC, Pics, GameDev, Blog (1 comments)

Great for learning computer fundamentals. Math, hardware, OS, network and programming.....

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Japanese-university-lab-full-of-Net-Yaroze-2-2

February 13, 2019, at 12:22 PM by mgarcia in 2019, NetYaroze, Pics, GameDev, Blog (1 comments)

1996, a Japanese university lab full of Net Yaroze (Sonys Programmable Playstation).....

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Japanese-university-lab-full-of-Net-Yaroze-1-2

February 13, 2019, at 12:20 PM by mgarcia in 2019, NetYaroze, Pics, GameDev, Blog (1 comments)

1996, a Japanese university lab full of Net Yaroze (Sonys Programmable Playstation).....

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C/C++ programmers are not script programmers

February 06, 2019, at 08:55 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Industry, Pics, GameDev, Blog (0 comments)

I really hate generic internet advice! Learning C/C++ is harder then a scripting language because its lower level and involves a complicated toolchain.....

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Do Australian Game Developers Need A Union?

January 20, 2019, at 07:44 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Blog, GameDev, Industry (0 comments)

What is driving the union push in the game development industry?

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What am I doing on twitter?

January 15, 2019, at 02:44 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Blog, GameDev, Industry (0 comments)

Any comments please make directly on my blog posts, If you are interested in why I left twitter, read this...

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Simple way to manage global variables in c or cpp

January 14, 2019, at 01:49 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Blog, GameDev (2 comments)

A quick post... Yes I use globabls where necessary and no Im not ashamed to admit it So this is how I handle global definitions and their instantiatio....
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My simple game engine architecture

January 13, 2019, at 01:35 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Blog, GameDev, Pics (1 comments)

Very technical at the bottom.. basically SDL2 and OpenGL does the heavy lifting on Nintendo 3DS its all Do It Yourself to replicate the same functiona....
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When social media feels antisocial

January 08, 2019, at 11:53 AM by mgarcia in 2019, Pics, Industry, GameDev, Blog (1 comments)

Is this social media or narcissist media a person who is overly self-involved and often vain and selfish. I never followed accounts which look like the....

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I'm sick of the Twitter popularity contest

January 06, 2019, at 11:23 PM by mgarcia in 2019, Industry, GameDev, Blog, Pics (1 comments)

I'm sick of the Twitter popularity contest
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Your indie games are ruining PC gaming

December 24, 2018, at 12:54 PM by mgarcia in 2018, Blog, Industry, GameDev (0 comments)

Thoughts on stores, money & low quality.
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A gamedev's answer to Why do New 3DS 2DS exclusive games exist?

December 11, 2018, at 12:37 PM by mgarcia in 2018, Blog, 3DS, GameDev (3 comments)

Because the original is too under powered for indies and it has better controls.
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My Net Yaroze photos

December 10, 2018, at 10:01 PM by mgarcia in 2018, Blog, NetYaroze, GameDev (0 comments)

Commentary of my Net Yaroze photos from 2001.
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Professional Trolling

November 23, 2018, at 02:24 PM by mgarcia in 2018, Blog, Industry, Friends, GameDev (0 comments)

Trolling in print form.
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Virtual Reality Gaming, A failure to launch?

November 18, 2018, at 10:12 AM by mgarcia in 2018, Blog, Industry, PC, GameDev (0 comments)

When does retro stop being retro?
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