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I tried to install XNA recently on my new Windows 8 notebook to continue some old work and run immediately into problems. So what exactly did not work? When trying to install the Windows Phone dev tools where XNA is part of the installation fails. The issue is discussed in detail here:

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Indie is in. More than ever. It’s chick, just because it’s different. the most amazing genre, the most interesting people. Here are some of in my opinion greatest indie titles. Games that had more content, gameplay and depth than AAA titles, games that made me destroy one controller, two keyboards, one mouse and a ruler. Back to the toplist. This isn’t a real toplist since I wont’t give a rank or rating. All of the below games are awesome in their own way.
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I use Subversion as a versioning system for all my projects, no matter if web application, game, phone app. It works great and has everything I need and much more. I personally use the AnkhSVN plugin for Visual Studio integration. It’s a great plugin and the only thing I can Name as a contra is that you Need additional merge and diff tools. But thats all. You can specify nearly every popular merge and diff tool in the options menu of Visual Studio, so don’t worry about that. I’m usually a friend of complete solutions so I was looking for more alternatives which would be more complete than AnkhSVN but couldn’t find one with that good VS integration.

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Blog moved

If you are reading this you most probably are already on the new site with the new blog and the new url. Please update your bookmarks. My blog will be accessible only through

I checked if everything is correct and it seems the transfer worked flawlessly. If you encounter any broken links, please let me know.


There seems to be some confusion about the profile in the settings menu. Some users report they enter their profile name and cannot retrieve any data. As soon as I’m back I’ll provide an update which will fix this issue. In fact it is not a bug but most probably a misunderstanding of the term steam profile.

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For our new introduced url shortener service Lynxs I’ve written a small app for Windows Phone where you can directly shorten any url by typing it into the box or paste it from the browser. This is not a serious app but was it was nice playing with the tools to get it done.

You can find the Lynxs url shortener app on Windows Phone Marketplace

I did it again. A small and tiny Windows Phone 7 app was born. The PAM-HQ app. This app provides all the data available on PAM-HQ for your Windows Phone. The latest news, the galleries, and the leaderboards. Everything in this app. If you are a fan of Post Apocalyptic Mayhem and want to receive the latest news and updates for this games, this game is definitely for you.

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