XNA Game Studio Express is available!

XNA Game Studio Express is now available for download. http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx/XNAThis includes the Xbox 360 side of things as well. You can set up your Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Marketplace.So let’s see what you got! Your game may even make it to Xbox Live Arcade!http://www.dreambuildplay.com


XNA Happenings

You’ve probably seen the post announcing we’re releasing a Beta 2 of XNA Game Studio Express.  This release contains lots of fixes and tweaks based on feedback and it includes the much anticipated Content Pipeline!  As we get closer to release, I’ll have a post that explains some of the changes.  If you want to get…



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I was originally going to create a tutorial that walks you through creating a custom GameComponent, perhaps the Framerate component from my demo or an event driven Keyboard component, but I’ve actually seen several of these pop up over the last few days so perhaps you’ve got the hang of it. J   What I…


Game Component Demo Is Up

I put my video for the Game Component demo up on the XNA Team Blog and forgot to mention it here.  Oops! 🙂 http://blogs.msdn.com/xna/archive/2006/08/31/734204.aspx  


XNA Game Studio Express (Beta) is now available for download!

You can grab it here. This is obviously a beta, so there are a few rough edges here and there that we are working on.  If you have how-to or general questions, please go to the forums at http://msdn.com/xna/forums/.  If you find a bug or would like to make a suggestion, please go to our…


Getting closer…

Tommorrow (morning?) the beta for XNA Game Studio Express should be available for you to download! I’m going to do a video capture of the Gamefest demos I did so you guys can get an idea of what the component model looks like and some of the things you can do.  Of course I expect…


XNA Game Studio Express

So you’ve all probably heard by now what I’ve been working on.  It’s great to finally be able to talk about this stuff.  It’s really exciting to read the reactions and to see that a lot of people are interested in XNA!  Just a few more days and you’ll be able to download our beta…


Going to Gamefest?

The Gamefest website has been updated.  You can now register as well as get conference details and agenda.  I’ll be giving the Creating Games with the XNA Framework talk.  It should be an exciting session with a deep dive into the XNA Framework and lots of demos and code!


Gamefest website is up

The Microsoft Gamefest website is up. Not a lot of information at the moment, but you can sign up to get updates as they happen.