This looks like a fun set of talks to check out… even if you know C#.. http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/msdnvideodev.mspx
I good friend of mine graduated from DigitPen… it is a good school walking distance from our main campus here in Redmond.
Learn a fun way to write in C#! As the first educational institution in the world to offer a Bachelor of Science degree program in Game Development, DigiPen Institute of Technology introduces participants to the concepts of video game production in this webcast series. Presenters will demonstrate the key stages in the process of developing the core game engine through the creation of a "top-down shooter" game called "Star Trooper," using Visual C# 2005 Express Edition, the new lightweight integrated development environment from Microsoft designed for beginner programmers. If you want to build the game yourself as you follow along, you can download Visual C# 2005 Express Edition and the webcast tutorial materials from here.
Bonus: Attend any live webcast in this series to qualify to win a Portable Media Center (official rules) pre-loaded with our best webcasts.