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Back in the XNA Saddle…

A new year, a new fire under the kettle.  I haven’t really been working on XNA since I posted my submission to DreamBuildPlay of ’08.  I took a nice vacation to Japan for 2.5 weeks, and caught up on some gaming that has been stacking up on me.  Since the …

XNA Creators Club September Content Update

Over at XNA’s Creators Club site, they have released the September content update for our brains to gobble up and have fun with. In this update, there was 4 new samples, 3 new utilities, and 1 article about the ship game. (from creators.xna.com) Samples Collision Series 4: Collision with a …

Blade3d released Beta 2!

Blade3d has finally reached Beta 2! This new build includes over 15 major new features and more than 50 improvements and bug fixes. This utility for XNA seems pretty promising and I am excited to see it hit Beta 2. To learn more about Blade3d, head on over to Blade3d.com. …

Alright…XNA Game Studio 2.0 Beta Available Soon!

Up on the XNA Team blog, there was an announcement today saying that the XNA Game Studio 2.0 beta will soon be available. This is some great news, but would have been even better to just drop the beta on us while we weren’t looking. Anyways, here is what they …

XNA 2.0 has been released!

Late last night or early this morning, XNA Game Studio 2.0 was released. You can go to the XNA Creators Club site to get all the necessary files to get going. This new release includes XBox Live support, and much more. Here is a snippet from Microsoft’s Download page. This …

XNA Game Studio 2.0, this holiday 2007?

Reading thru the abstracts from the XNA GameFest 2007 conference (Seatle, August 13-14 2007), I’ve come across something that looks like pure joy for us XNA devs. If you look thru the XNA Game Studio abstracts, you will see one about XNA Game Studio 2.0. But that is not even …

XNA GameStudio 2.0 Announced!

WooHoo! During the XNA Gamefest 2007, Microsoft announced there will be a version 2 of the XNA GameStudio. There is some really nifty features that I have been looking forward to. Here is a small list that I have been waiting for, you can read the rest on the XNA …

New Content on Creators.XNA.com

Man, yesterday was a rush with the XNA Gamefest announcements, along with the winners of the DreamBuildPlay competition (congrats to all the winners). Along with the XNA Gamefest, some new content was released to the XNA community through Creators.XNA.com. (from creators.xna.com) Starter Kit Ship Game (Creators Club Premium Content) – …

Tilemap update

I have been working on this tilemap engine for a bit off and on, and recently started to implement it with a 2d camera. I had it all working from some examples I dissected, regurgitated, and mixed in with some cyber wizardry. There was only 1 slight issue. When I …

Xbox 360 Games for Change Challenge

Games for Change and Microsoft announced a new XNA contest at the fourth annual Games for Change Festival at Parsons The New School for Design. The contest is set to launch sometime this summer. Read more here.