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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First Dallas XNA Community User Group Meeting

Tonight marked the first ever Dallas XNA User Group meeting at the SMU Guildhall.   Most of the core group of us, as well as some new friends, were able to get together tonight to check out the venue, discuss what the group was going to cover, what it’s priorities were, and who was going to…

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Dallas XNA User Group

Just a reminder to everyone that the first ever Dallas XNA User Group meeting will be held on July 15th, 2008 at the SMU Guildhall.  The first meeting is all about getting to know the people who are interested in developing an XNA community in Dallas.  We’ll talk about the aims and goals of the…

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XNA Developer Studio 3.0 CTP is out today!

Get it while it’s hot: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DF4AF56A-58A7-474C-BFD0-7CF8ED3036A3&displaylang=en This version adds the ability to develop games for the Zune!  I can’t wait to try it out.  You can get more information about developing applications and games for Windows, XBOX 360 and Zune using Microsoft XNA Game Studio at the XNA Creators Club website.  There are plenty of…

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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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So, you wanna be a game developer?

For those of you that have been following the tidal wave of interest in XNA Game development, there’s a conference coming up soon that you might find interesting.  This year’s Indie MMO Game Developers Conference is happening at the Minneapolis Convention Center on March 29th & 30th, 2008. For more information, check out Steve Loethen’s…

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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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Two New Articles on XNA Game Developer’s Studio

Found 2 new articles from CoDe Magazine:  Microsoft XNA – Ready for Prime Time? and Introducing XNA Game Studio Express.  The author of the second article, George W. Clingerman, runs a great web site called XNADevelopment.com.  If you’re interested in getting started with XNA Game Developer’s Studio, these are GREAT places to get started, along…

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