#MegaTweetUp: Joselin Mane is organizing an event that promises to bring together some of the more interesting folks in the Boston tech scene this Thursday evening at Microsoft’s NERD Center in Cambridge. I just got my ticket. Details and tickets through the link above.
The next Boston Post-Mortem gathering is on Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p at The Skellig in Waltham. The panel will feature game artificial intelligence experts. Panelists include folks behind the AI systems Halo 2 and 3, F.E.A.R., and Bioshock.
These events are great and if you’re a developer (or if you want to be a developer), it’s a great evening out. See you there!
The CFAA is a powerful arrow in the quiver of any litigant — including game developers and publishers who find themselves needing to file suit. Russell Beck & I posted a short overview of this federal law on Foley & Lardner’s Trade Secret / Noncompete Blog today.
"The Video Game Orchestra (VGO) returns to the Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, December 5 for its first show at Berklee since the group sold out the 1,200-seat venue last March, and its first public performance since drawing more than 5,000 listeners at the 2009 Anime Boston convention. The 90-member VGO consists of a 45-piece orchestra, 40-piece choir, and five-piece rock band, with players from more than 20 countries who are students at Berklee, Boston University, Boston Conservatory, and New England Conservatory."
A federal class action lawsuit filed in California alleges that app developer, Storm8, violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (among others) by improperly collecting phone numbers. Specifically, the claims against Storm8 are based on the plaintiff’s allegations that games like like Vampires Live and iMobsters harvest users’ phone numbers through an iPhone backdoor. The complaint alleges that total damages will exceed $5 million.
Xconomy reporter Ryan McBride compiled this great list of upcoming business plan competitions in an article titled “New England Biz Plan Competitions That Offer Cash and Connections to Entrepreneurs.” (11/2/09.) Who knows? Maybe your business plan will spawn the next Harmonix Music Systems — past winner of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition.
According to the AFL-CIO Now Blog, the Screen Actors Guild is in a dispute with video game companies concerning actors who provide voices for video games. According to the post, “[s]ome SAG members were particularly disappointed with the provisions covering ‘multiple voices’ and are encouraging” American Federation of Television and Radio Artists members to reject the companies’ offer during an upcoming vote on Nov. 12.