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  • Blog Post: XNA: Using Fonts in XNA 3.1

    XNA 3.1 No difference in how to use Fonts in XNA 3.1 over XNA 2.0.  If you already know how to use text in your project, this won’t be a big help to you.  This article was written to try to look a little smarter than my previous blog may have made me look. Using text in your XNA project Using...
  • Blog Post: New Game on the Creators Site! Zune game, with music!

      Cool, Alien Game .  Designed for Zune, has music.  Sweet.  Check it out, download, show your friends. Also, did you download the Racing game yet?  Make it happen.  Physics discussion coming up, reading the code.  So play with the racing game. Yep, not writing code...
  • Blog Post: Programming languages: C# versus F#, building AI and Physics

    There are two computer languages that can be easily be used on the XBox 360 : C# and F# In game design, and certainly shared source games like MechCommander are a great way to investigate the architecture of a professionally designed game.  Dreamspark gives students access to the Game Studio 3.0...
  • Blog Post: Game Idea: Galileo’s Conspiracy

    Galileo’s Conspiracy, the game story: Galileo is a scientist who is always looking for money to further his research and to give him time to think without doing the physical work that is required in the late 1500s and 1600s that he lived in.  The game would take the players through the intrigue...
  • Blog Post: Building a Breakout game and Steve Jobs

    Taking a slight diversion, the rumors about Steve Job's health do not seem to be confirmed, and let's hope this innovator is healthy. I hope that he is just sick of MacWorld and is hanging around with his wife and four children, working on the next new thing to give Microsoft a run for the money. See...
  • 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, part 2

    Creating Videos are an important in improving your web presence. Google YouTube is a popular way to go, but you are limited in the size and length of your video to around 10 minutes. To get around that limitations, one of the easy ways to get more time for your video is to use the http://video.msn.com...
  • 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...
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