I have challenged Arthur Lee and Sophie Houlden to a 3-way round of Indie Kombat!

Established in 2010, Indie Kombat is the ultimate bare knuckle game development arena. Developers issue and answer challenges, battling for pride and glory. Ultimately the fans weigh in as each match is scored by public vote.
If you’ve been following it, you’ll know that the Indie Kombat debut duel between Rob Fearon and Farbs was nothing short of pure creative entertainment, and also resulted in two fantastic games!

u’ll also notice the general bring-it-on, cheerleader challenge, no holds barred vibe of the whole thing too. Fame and glory is at stake, after all. Now, cheeky wit isn’t something I have too much experience with, so I’m even more excited for this, since half of the challenge will not only be creating a better game than my opponents, but also being able to keep them on their toes.

Arthur Lee, known in some parts of the indie scene as “Mr. Podunkian”, is the developer of favored games such as Merry Gear Solid and the still in-progress The Underside. A fairly talented game developer, no doubt, but will be be able to keep at it while faced with my unrelenting cheerfulness and naive optimism? We’ll see.

Sophie Houlden is the creative mind behind The Linear RPG and BOXGAME, to say the least. Her growing skills with the Unity game engine have become well-known, and her insufferable cheerfulness almost outmatches my own, making her a worthy opponent! But does she have what it takes to stomach the inevitable barrage of criticism from both me and Podunkian?
More info coming soon, so I’ll let you know when things get started. You guys know who to cheer for!

Information Technologies’s Impact in the Most recent Stimulus Bundle

We all know the United States economy has been struggling and something must get accomplished to boost it. In February 2009, President Barack Obama designed a stimulus package to assist fight it. A whopping $787 billion has been authorized to give the economic climate a shot in the arm. Some of the biggest winners to acquire from this historic stimulus are engineering organizations. A number of billions of dollars are set aside for the tech industry to generate more jobs and make technologies upgrades to essential industries. Nowadays’s college students might want to think about getting an IT education. It looks like there are plenty of opportunities for tech needs in the many years to come.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was drafted to conserve and generate jobs instantly. It sounds like a rapid repair but it is also supposed to lay the groundwork for extended-phrase economic growth. Where is the cash going? $288 billion is allocated to Tax Relief. An additional $144B goes to State and Regional Fiscal Relief. $111B is for Infrastructure and Science, and $81B to go to Guarding the Vulnerable. The final $59B, $53B, $43B, and $8B are allocated to Health Care, Schooling and Instruction, Power, and Other, respectively. With this variety of income there ought to be sufficient funding to get us out of this crisis and back to the effective nation we utilised to be. This is the hope, and with a fair chunk of the package focused to technologies we definitely are paving the way for the lengthy-phrase.