Learning XNA: A Guide for .NET Rocks Show 501 on XNA Game Development

If you’re a listener of .NET Rocks! (“The Internet Audio Talk Show for .NET Developers”), you may have heard Show #501 on XNA that Michael Cummings and I recorded last week. You can download the show here (59 minutes – MP3/WMA/AAC). We mentioned a lot of things on the show, so here are core resources…

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Kodu (Game Programming Environment) Now Available

On an earlier Roadshow (winter 2008), I gave a preview of a great environment from Microsoft Research for making game programming friendly and accessible to a wider audience, and especially children.  At the time it was called “Boku”, but was since renamed “Kodu”. As of yesterday, Kodu is now available on XBOX Live Marketplace as…

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Northeast XNA Game Developer Featured on CNN

[Thanks to Lindsay for the heads-up!] Currently featured as the lead Tech story is an article featuring the Northeast’s own James Silva and the story of his creation of a game called "Dishwasher: Dead Samurai" using XNA (coming later this year to Xbox Live Arcade.)  Way to go, James! Hailing from Utica, NY, James has…

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Huge XNA News at GDC ’08

The XNA team made two very big announcements at the Game Developers’ Conference.  Cutting right to the chase, the biggest news is that the wait will be over for community XNA games on Xbox LIVE!  Coming this holiday season, people will be able to share, peer review, and play user-created games! From the announcement on…

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XBox 360 News

Plenty of news has been coming out recently about the XBox 360.  Here’s a brief summary: The XBox 360 Elite has been officially announced: “Xbox 360 Elite is the newest addition to the Xbox family that includes a huge 120GB hard drive (the largest available for any gaming console), a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cable,…

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