XNA Creators Club Online – xna game studio 3.0 beta

All you XNA fans – get over to the XNA Creators Club Online – the new XNA Game Studio 3.0 beta has just been released!  This version includes a lot of updates from the CTP released earlier this year – some of the new features include: C# 3.0 coding features, game invites, trial mode, join-in-progress…

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GDC08: XNA games coming to Zune – Joystiq

  I don’t usually link-blog like this, but this announcement is just too cool not to get something out there: Microsoft’s Chris Satchell just announced that XNA Game Studios games can also be made for Zune. He showed off a brief demo of Zauri – a topdown shooter. XNA Zune games can also support custom…

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Free Software for Students – Microsoft DreamSpark

Calling all students!  Check out this video featuring Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates as he discusses a new initiative called Microsoft DreamSpark targeted at offering Microsoft developer tools FREE to students: Bill Gates talks about Free Software, Students, and Technology This is a FANTASTIC deal for students interested in getting into the Software Development field. Using…

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Free HD DVDs for buying an Xbox 360 HD DVD Player

A few months ago, I gave into the pressue to get into the high definition DVD market and purchased a Microsoft HD DVD player for my Xbox 360.  Part of what tipped me over the edge was a promotion stating that everyone purchasing the player would get a free copy of King Kong in the…

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Webmaster Jam Session 2007 – It’s a Wrap!

A few weekends ago Phil and I attended the 2007 Webmaster Jam Session here in Dallas.  The conference was targeted at web developers, designers and webmasters from various technological backgrounds to get everyone together to talk about web design and development.  There were several hundred people in attendance and from what I could tell, everyone…

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Sure you’re a gamer, but have you got game?

Most every developer I know is a gamer – at least on some level.  Some are totally into shooters like Halo or BioShock,  or realtime strategy and MMORPGs like Halo Wars, WoW or Age of Empires, or those of you like me are interested in Role Playing games like Elder Scrolls: Oblivion.  But – have…

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