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  • Blog Post: Installing XNA 3.0 Game Studio getting ready to build a Christmas Gift!

    It's Christmas time and what better thing to do than to build a game to give away as a Christmas gift? Especially one that works on many different devices? To get started you will need to make sure you have one of the versions of Visual Studio Express, Visual Studio Professional or Visual Studio Team...
  • Blog Post: Creating a web presence

    As Dan Waters points on his excellent blog post about working in the game industry , you have to be known to be hired. If you are playing games on line, make sure to go for the badges and protect your gamertags. You need to blog, and you need to blog in a disciplined manner, I didn't for the past three...
  • Blog Post: What you need to get to start on Web and Video/Console Game Design

    Here are the items you will need to have to follow along with this blog, for college students attending an accredited college in the US, all of the following are free, except for the Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), if you attend a school that has MSDNAA you have access to that version of: If you...
  • Blog Post: New Zune Review: Create games on the Zune

    Wow, with the new CTP release of the XNA Game Studio 3.0 you can create games that work on the Zune. Since we only talk about things you can do using the Express products on this blog, you will need to download VC# 2008 Express. However, if you have access to the Visual Studio 2008 Professional or VSTS...
  • Blog Post: Pong in 5 Minutes and a careful analysis of Point

    Investigating the Point concept in XNA and Pong What is the Point in XNA? Take a look at this video, and use the code snippets below to follow along, the simple graphic is included. ";" mce_src="http://blogs.msdn.com/blogfiles/devschool/WindowsLiveWriter/cec3fdfd5651_EBBF/video23e853588e26...
  • Blog Post: Code Snippets: Again with the code snippets

    Well the space aliens were asking me about code snippets again, and they were curious if they had to create a separate file for each of the code snippets and put them in the same folder, or could they put them all in the same file. Then again, if you think that these space aliens might be able cross...
  • Blog Post: Pong: The adventure begins again, join in NOW, ADD Graphics

    To use code snippets make sure to download the file attachment to this blog! Use the text to follow along with the video, if possible use two monitors for this to really make sense. PONG: The adventure continues ...
  • Blog Post: Code Snippets for PONG: part 70 of gazillion

    How do you create Code Snippets, and what are they? [i] Ok, ok, the space aliens are talking to me again, oh wait a minute, I found some aluminum foil… Made a hat, grounded it to a water pipe, now I am safe. Let’s talk about code snippets, which is easier than talking to space aliens, although...
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