One of the real payoffs with being able to drink everyone else under the table is that you always end up drinking alone, because your always the last one drinking. Some people might consider that a rewarding payoff... others won't remember it. I like to think that this power of mine will make me better at drinking and driving games.
Anyway, real games for real men. Transitioning from the directx8 fixed pipeline to the XNA programmable pipeline has been a challenge for me, but I think it's paying off. This evening I painlessly added bloom, anti aliasing and colored lighting. Exciting huh?