Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Y!] PopCap Games turns 9-year-old into game developer
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Y!] PopCap Games turns 9-year-old into game developer - Page 3

post #21 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Homeles View Post
Thinking about death is so depressing...
It motivates me. Makes me realize I have a limited amount of time and I need to get off my ass and do something. I get disgusted every time I see the amount of time I have played some video games... If I spent that same amount of time doing something productive I bet my life would be much better off.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 3.2 GHz at 1.0V Asus Rampage III Formula Asus HD6870 6GB Mushkin Redline 1600MHz 6-8-6-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 250 GB SSD,2X 1TB F3, 250GB WD Blue, 1T... Asus BD Megahalems black chrome edition Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Asus 24" Mac keyboard Enermax ERV950EWT Silverstone FT02 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Steelseries I-2 Onkyo 1000W 7.1 surround through HDMI 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 3.2 GHz at 1.0V Asus Rampage III Formula Asus HD6870 6GB Mushkin Redline 1600MHz 6-8-6-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 250 GB SSD,2X 1TB F3, 250GB WD Blue, 1T... Asus BD Megahalems black chrome edition Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Asus 24" Mac keyboard Enermax ERV950EWT Silverstone FT02 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Steelseries I-2 Onkyo 1000W 7.1 surround through HDMI 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 33
wow that is heart warming to hear them help him do that
 
A955 Phenomator
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k @4.8ghz g1 sniper3 msi 660ti 3gb 32 gb mushkind silverline 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
intel 180gb ssd ocz 120gb solid3 ocz 120gb vertex plus ocz 120gb vertex plus 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
ocz 120gb vertex plus seagate 3tb seagate 3tb lg bur-ay 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
noctuca d-14 windows 8 pro samsung 23in led samung 19in lcd w 
PowerCase
ocz-b 1000w shinobi xl black 
CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
amd phenom2 955be 4.26ghz stable gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H rev 2.1 CORSAIR XMS CORSAIR XMS 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ solid3 SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.12  SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.12  DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
mugen 2 WIN7 ULTIMATE 64BIT 1x24in Samsung LED s24sa300 and 1X19IN SAMSUNG ... Logisys red/blue led! 
PowerCase
thermaltake 750w Z9 plus with some fan mods! 
  hide details  
Reply
 
A955 Phenomator
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k @4.8ghz g1 sniper3 msi 660ti 3gb 32 gb mushkind silverline 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
intel 180gb ssd ocz 120gb solid3 ocz 120gb vertex plus ocz 120gb vertex plus 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
ocz 120gb vertex plus seagate 3tb seagate 3tb lg bur-ay 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
noctuca d-14 windows 8 pro samsung 23in led samung 19in lcd w 
PowerCase
ocz-b 1000w shinobi xl black 
CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
amd phenom2 955be 4.26ghz stable gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H rev 2.1 CORSAIR XMS CORSAIR XMS 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ solid3 SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.12  SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.12  DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
mugen 2 WIN7 ULTIMATE 64BIT 1x24in Samsung LED s24sa300 and 1X19IN SAMSUNG ... Logisys red/blue led! 
PowerCase
thermaltake 750w Z9 plus with some fan mods! 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
It motivates me. Makes me realize I have a limited amount of time and I need to get off my ass and do something. I get disgusted every time I see the amount of time I have played some video games... If I spent that same amount of time doing something productive I bet my life would be much better off.
This. More people need to be like this.
Trinity
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
AudioAudioOther
Sony SRS-T10PC USB Portable Speaker Realtek Onboard Audio Intel Centrino Desktop Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
Trinity
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
AudioAudioOther
Sony SRS-T10PC USB Portable Speaker Realtek Onboard Audio Intel Centrino Desktop Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 33
Awesome , im glad to see he got his wish
The Beast
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 5960X 4.4Ghz Asrock Extreme4 x99 EVGA SC 1080 Ti EVGA SC Titan X ( PhysX ) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16 GB DDR4 2x Samsung 840 480gb, Intel 730 480gb and 2TB W... Bluray 12x 3D NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 bit Epson 3D 6030D THX Front projector 140" Logitech G710+ Corsair AX1200i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Custom G600 SteelSeries Custom Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
The Beast
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 5960X 4.4Ghz Asrock Extreme4 x99 EVGA SC 1080 Ti EVGA SC Titan X ( PhysX ) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16 GB DDR4 2x Samsung 840 480gb, Intel 730 480gb and 2TB W... Bluray 12x 3D NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 bit Epson 3D 6030D THX Front projector 140" Logitech G710+ Corsair AX1200i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Custom G600 SteelSeries Custom Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 33
Very cool story. I'm always in the mood for uplifting news nowadays.
1st build
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8300 @ 2.8 Asus P5P41T-LE MSI 5770 Hawk 4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Western Digital Western Digital none, mwuahah 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Hyper 212+ win7 ultimate x64 ASUS VK266H 500W OCZ SXS2 
CaseMouse
NZXT Tempest Evo G500 
  hide details  
Reply
1st build
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8300 @ 2.8 Asus P5P41T-LE MSI 5770 Hawk 4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Western Digital Western Digital none, mwuahah 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Hyper 212+ win7 ultimate x64 ASUS VK266H 500W OCZ SXS2 
CaseMouse
NZXT Tempest Evo G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackVenom View Post
That's pretty cool of them. If I could play the game at work I'd buy PvZ.



*some
I was like wait, you want to buy protoss vs zerg? then I was like oh wrong company that's plants vs zombies.
My PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K ASUS P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 670 FTW Ed. Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64GB, WD 640GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 3X ASUS 23'' 1080p HDMI 6056x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine Cherry MX Blues Corsair HX-750W HAF 932 Black Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
CM Weapon Of Choice 
  hide details  
Reply
My PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K ASUS P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 670 FTW Ed. Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64GB, WD 640GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB LG Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 3X ASUS 23'' 1080p HDMI 6056x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine Cherry MX Blues Corsair HX-750W HAF 932 Black Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
CM Weapon Of Choice 
  hide details  
Reply
post #27 of 33
+Rep to PopCap! That's extremely generous of them and shows that not every company out there is just about the bottom dollar!
post #28 of 33
nice to see
ESXi Home Box
(6 items)
 
The Workstation.
(16 items)
 
 
CPURAMHard DriveOS
Dual L5630 72GB DDR3 RECC 120GB VERTEX 4 + 6TB RAID5 ESXi 6.0 U2 
Other
Dell PowedgeR710  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 2.4GHZ Intel Iris Pro 16GB DDR3 256GB PCI-e x2 
OSKeyboardMouse
OSX 10.11 + Win 10 Apple Wireless Keyboard Apple Magic Trackpad 
  hide details  
Reply
ESXi Home Box
(6 items)
 
The Workstation.
(16 items)
 
 
CPURAMHard DriveOS
Dual L5630 72GB DDR3 RECC 120GB VERTEX 4 + 6TB RAID5 ESXi 6.0 U2 
Other
Dell PowedgeR710  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 2.4GHZ Intel Iris Pro 16GB DDR3 256GB PCI-e x2 
OSKeyboardMouse
OSX 10.11 + Win 10 Apple Wireless Keyboard Apple Magic Trackpad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post
Yea, everyone's heard of Make-A-Wish. However, not every kid that goes through the program meets their favorite pitcher and then teaches that pitcher a better way to throw a curveball. They don't meet Robin Williams and pitch him a script to a movie. They don't go to Disney and sketch Mickey Mouse with a 2011 twist.

This kid walked into PopCap with an idea that went from "Let's make this kid his own personal game" to "Woah, check out that slideshow. Storyline... concept... EVERYONE would love this."
Go post on moddb or any other indie site as an artist/coder/sound guy...whatever, and you will quickly find there are thousands of kids out there with "an awsome game idea" & no clue hot to implement it just like this one. The fact that he has a 'viable' idea is not in the least bit unique.

That said, I still think it's awesome that they put it together for him.
MrRenderBuckets
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 d0 - 4.4ghz w/ HT @ 1.37v EVGA x58 LE 4890 xfire 12gb ocz Flex @ 1680 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Velociraptor / 2x WD Black 2tb's Win7x64 27in+22in LCD corsair tx950w 
Case
Black Pearl 
  hide details  
Reply
MrRenderBuckets
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 d0 - 4.4ghz w/ HT @ 1.37v EVGA x58 LE 4890 xfire 12gb ocz Flex @ 1680 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Velociraptor / 2x WD Black 2tb's Win7x64 27in+22in LCD corsair tx950w 
Case
Black Pearl 
  hide details  
Reply
post #30 of 33
They should sell this for £/$1 and donate all the proceeds to the charity that researches this boys condition
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500 @ 4,004GHz (1.202v) Asus P8P67-PRO B3 Leadtek GTX260 65nm 896MB 700|1430|1100 4GB DDR3 Muskin 1686MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xWD CB 250GB, 2x SG 320GB, 1xSS F1 1TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64bit Samsung 2032BW 20" 1680x1050 16:10 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa CoolerMaster GX 550W Coolermaster Storm Sniper Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500 @ 4,004GHz (1.202v) Asus P8P67-PRO B3 Leadtek GTX260 65nm 896MB 700|1430|1100 4GB DDR3 Muskin 1686MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xWD CB 250GB, 2x SG 320GB, 1xSS F1 1TB Pioneer DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64bit Samsung 2032BW 20" 1680x1050 16:10 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa CoolerMaster GX 550W Coolermaster Storm Sniper Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Video Game News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Y!] PopCap Games turns 9-year-old into game developer