XNA Game studio 3.0 is now part of MSDNAA and is also available in ELMS for  students, faculty and  lab machines. With just the XNA  Game Studio 3.0youcan create games for Windows or Zune.

XNA Creator’s Club membership is however needed to create games for the Xbox 360, to release Xbox 360 games to Community Games on Xbox LIVE, (or to peer-review submitted games). See http://creators.xna.com/en-US/faq#anchor_1_1 for additional details on XNA Creator’s Club.

In MSDNA-ELMS, a free XNA Creators Club 12-Month Student Trial Subscription is included for use by students, faculty and labs.

A couple of important points about the free XNA Creators Club 12-Month Student Trial Subscription in ELMS.

  1. The free XNA Creators Club 12-Month Student Trial Subscription allows you to create games for the Xbox 360
  2. The free XNA Creators Club 12-Month Student Trial Subscription will NOT give you access to premium content or services on the XNA Creators Club Online web site, including the ability to submit or peer review community games.
  3. The free XNA Creators Club 12-Month Student Trial Subscription is only available (currently) in ELMS. It  is not available if you only have MSDNAA, without the ELMS  distribution mechanism. (If you already have MSDNAA,you can sign-up for ELMS for free at http://www.e-academy.com/MSDNAA_RequestForm_main.cfm).
  4. There is no LabKey or Volume License for XNA Creators Club 12-Month Student Trial Subscription. If your school has a lab with 20 XBoxes, work with your MSDNAA program Admin to order and download 20 XNA Creators Club 12-Month Student Trial Subscription codes for each of the  lab XBoxes.

If you still have questions or run into any problems, call MSDNAA-ELMS support at 888-396-1447. 

If your STEM-D department or student club is not a member of MSDNAA, do ask them to sign-up at http://msdnaa.net.