Sun's CGO to Discuss Game Development With Mike Mika of Backbone Entertainment and Chris Charla of Foundation 9

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Mike Mika, Studio Head at Backbone Entertainment and Chris Charla, VP of Business Development at Foundation 9, join Shift Radio to chat with the Chief Gaming Officer of Sun Microsystems, Chris Melissinos, about the creation of franchise-based video games, the work culture at the biggest independent publisher, and the awesomeness of retro gaming. Chris will also share his gadget pick of the week.

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9-10 a.m. PST, Friday July 11

How to Listen to the Live Show:

Visit at 9 a.m., PST on Friday, July 11 and dial (347) 539-5008 to call in with questions. If you would like to submit questions beforehand for on-air discussion, send them to by Thursday, July 10 at 12:00 pm.

Podcasts will be posted after every show at

About the Guests:

Mike Mika is Studio Head at Backbone Entertainment, an independent development company with offices in California, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island. Chris Charla is VP of Business Development at Foundation 9, the largest independent game developer company in North America and Europe.

Upcoming Guests on Shift Radio:

On Friday, July 18, the guest will be Brogan Keane from Fuego Nation, a social networking 2.0 company.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at

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