So you wanna be a game developer?

(I’m gonna copy/paste since i’m in a lazy mood) Are you a hobby, casual or Indie game developer? If so, we’re looking for participants in a usability study which will help us build better products and technologies to help serve your needs in this area. Participation criteria: You must have been actively involved in programming…

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According to Amazon, I had a new book come out this week!

If the title didn’t give it away, I regret to inform you that I didn’t. I’m sure everyone is aware that a long time ago I had signed up for writing a 3rd book.. A more “advanced” game programming book that took an already completed game I had written, disected it, and showed the techniques I…

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MDX1 or MDX2.. That is the question..

At least, it’s been the question people have been asking me quite a bit.  Given we haven’t announced the availability of the XNA Framework yet, but we have announced that MDX2 is a “technology preview”, but will never ship in a “released” mode, the answer seems relatively straight forward to me. If you are shipping…

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You can thank whoever decided my blog was spam worthy…

From this point on all comments require my approval before they are posted, and if the 200+ comments I just had to delete/moderate on that last post are any indication, you can expect a lot less posts from me because frankly, I don’t have the time for that crap. I apologize that the “few” will…

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Why does everyone seem to think the XNA Framework is only XBox?

In the comments section of my last post (not including the april fools joke) many people are talking about how MDX2 is ‘dead’ and they can’t afford an XBox dev kit, etc.. I’m not entirely sure where the confusion of ideas has come from.  The XNA Framework is going to be cross platform.  This means…

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Exciting new announcements!

Well I have to admit, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opportunity where I could finally get out and let the public know some of these things, and now the reigns have been taken off and I’ve never felt better about the opportunity to write a blog post. First and foremost, myself.  After almost 8 long…

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Managed DirectX 2.0, Xna and Me…

One of the Program Managers for the Xna Framework recently started his first blog.  Unless you have the main RSS feed of this site subscribed, you probably didn’t notice his first post, which talks about a lot. You may have also seen the ‘official’ press release announcing the Xna Framework. If you haven’t read Al’s post yet,…

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Busy busy busy!!

Lots of changes been going on over here recently which have been keeping me quite busy (well, more busy than usual).  I’ve recently switched groups over to the Xbox team (and the XNA team specifically), and I’m quite excited about the stuff we’re working on.  Don’t think this means I’ve “forgotten” about MDX though, believe…

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TrayGames..

Joe from TrayGames contacted me earlier and apparently they have a public beta available now. You can read more about it on Zman’s site, or here.

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Koios Works, at it again..

So amongst the other mails I got today, i also got one from Marshall Belew from Koiois Works.  You may remember them from my posts way back since they were one of the first commercial MDX games out. I’m sure you can guess that since i’m blogging about it now, that game #3 is coming…

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