Charity Fragathon…cool idea!

Great idea from Chris Williams and the Twin Cities XNA User Group: The Twin Cities XNA User Group is throwing their first ever charity event! Admission to this event is $10 (ten bucks!!) and that covers entry into what just might be the biggest Halo 3 tournament you’ve ever seen. We’ll also have a room…


zune game development with xna game studio 3.0

The XNA Creators Club website has a nice step-by-step walkthrough of creating a game for your Zune, including a cool sample game with very nice graphics and play style: Are you ready to start programming games for your Zune? All you need is the XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP and any model of the Zune…


JD, Nic, and Brian Podcast – Episode 7

I was privileged to join JD Lewin, Nic Fillingham, and Brian Johnson for the latest episode of their podcast. Among the topics, Maker Faire, sensitive robots, the EEE PC, Zune 2.5 (including Zune games), and more: JD, Nic, and Brian Podcast – Episode 7 You can find links to stuff mentioned in the podcast on…


XNA Team Blog : Announcing: XNA Game Studio 3.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP)

Very cool…time for games on Zune! Today, we are delivering the first Community Technical Preview (CTP) of XNA Game Studio 3.0, giving you the ability to build games for the entire family of Zune media devices.  This feature gives you access to the majority of the XNA framework APIs while retaining a seamless sense of…


Terralever Silverlight case study

My colleague Tim Heuer shares a case study of a company building casual games with Silverlight: The group that brought you one of the first Silverlight end-to-end games (Zero Gravity) is now featured for some of the work they’ve done with Silverlight 1.0 and Silverlight 2 for, the largest online gaming site in the…


Zauri Video

Gizmodo’s got pictures and video of Zauri, the Zune game prototype that was shown at the Game Developer Conference. Click the link at the bottom to check out the video: I got a chance to see first hand what the newly announced Zune gaming platform could look like. It’s important to keep in mind that…


Microsoft opens game IP

This sounds pretty cool. More opportunities for creative mashups using familiar characters: GAMEFEST: Landmark legal move allows consumers free use of Halo, Forza and Viva Piñata assets in homebrew works After announcing the 2.0 version of XNA Game Studio during Gamefest’s keynote, XNA general manager Chris Satchell also revealed that the company had made an…


XNA Games for Zune Photo Gallery

Engadget has the first pics I’ve seen of an XNA game running on Zune, take a look here: Games for Zune details, hands-on – Engadget


The Elite Handheld Gaming System

OK, so perhaps “handheld” is a bit of an exaggeration, but this XBOX 360 laptop mod is nothing short of brilliant. Would be a hoot to crack that puppy open on a plane. Definitely the work of someone with far too much time on their hands. But way cool nonetheless. Includes high-def 720p display, the…


XNA Game Studio 2.0 Beta Released

There’s now a beta available of the next release of XNA Game Studio: XNA Game Studio 2.0 (Beta) The Beta release of XNA Game Studio 2.0 is now available for you to download! Simply select whether you’re new to XNA Game Studio or an existing XNA Game Studio Express user, and follow the instructions to…