XNA Game Studio 4.0 Submissions for Xbox LIVE Indie Games

With the unveiling of App Hub and the recently-launched XNA Game Studio Connect Beta for XNA Game Studio 4.0, many developers have asked when  the final version of XNA Game Studio Connect for 4.0 will be available, and when they’ll be able to submit games made using XNA Game Studio 4.0 to the peer review…


XNA Creators Club Online Will be Down for Maintenance

CCO Downtime Under construction! We need to make some required updates to the CCO site, so XNA Creators Club Online will be inaccessible beginning Thursday, October 7 through Sunday, October 10. We know this is a pain, but appreciate your patience while we make some improvements! Want to Change Your Creator Name? Due in part…


New XNA Game Studio 4.0 Developer Education Content Available!

Today over at the XNA Creators Club Online, there’s a brand-new set of ten educational samples, articles, and training kits as part of the “Create Games for Windows Phone 7” series. It’s all available for free, and compatible with XNA Game Studio 4.0 and the Windows Phone Developer Tools. Some of them are cross-platform as…


Update to Avatar Proportions in XNA Game Studio 4.0

With the launch of the next Xbox dashboard update will come a slight change to the proportions of the Avatars. These changes were made to allow better mapping between players with using Kinect to control their avatars. Existing avatar clothing and other assets have been updated to work properly with these new proportions. For games that…


Announcing Two-Day Windows Phone 7 Developer Training for Apps and Games!

Attention Creators! If you’re interested in building games (or apps) on Windows Phone 7, there’s a brand-new opportunity to get two days of hands-on training for free, including the opportunity to deploy and test on real Windows Phone 7 devices! Direct from the MSDN Events team: Experience two days of fast-paced learning and create high-demand…


Regarding the Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools

You may have seen the announcement earlier today about the upcoming Visual Basic CTP for the Windows Phone Developer Tools. This Community Technical Preview is an opportunity for developers to get an early preview of the Silverlight app-building experience for Windows Phone 7 using Visual Basic. To clarify, this Visual Basic CTP is for Silverlight…


XNA Game Studio Connect Beta for 4.0 Released

A new Beta version of XNA Game Studio Connect is available today, and it works with XNA Game Studio 4.0, 3.1, 3.0 and 2.0. To get started using the XNA Game Studio Connect Beta, you will need to delete the old version of XNA Game Studio Connect (if you have it on your console) and…


Goodbye Girl

­­­­Hello, Amazing Creators!   It has already been an exciting week for everyone! At long last, we’ve got the final version of XNA Game Studio 4.0 into your eager hands. There are even more exciting and amazing things we have to share with you very soon, too. So it is with a heavy heart I…


XNA Game Studio 4.0 Available for Download!

We are proud to announce that XNA Game Studio 4.0 is now available for you to download and start using right away to create games for Windows, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7! Download XNA Game Studio 4.0 Now! For existing XNA Game Studio users, you’ll notice a change: XNA Game Studio 4.0 is part…