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    Visual Studio SP1 released

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    Visual Studio SP1 has just been released . I'd encourage anyone using XNA Game Studio Express to install it. This SP has a number of fixes in it and from personal use it unblocks some Vista related issues. Remember to install the Express version of the...
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    Maybe is just another word for no

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    My five year old told me this the other night as I was putting him to bed :-). It's amazing how many things kids understand. Hey, I asked a team for a feature the other day and they said maybe...
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    Where's the content?

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    As a programmer I can understand code but I have little/no artistic talent. One of the key things we wanted to address with XNA Game Studio Express is making content a first class citizen in the IDE. A lot of people today have two completely different...
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    Your World. Your Game.

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    Relatively old news (well 12 hours to be exact) but we shipped the first version of XNA Game Studio Express today. Michael has some information about it here . Shipping always makes me a little reflective and I wanted to share the fact that I have been...
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    The Escapist

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    I always look forward to the Escapist , it's always well written and it has interesting topics. If you haven't seen it you should take a look.
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    Experiences with Vista

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    I moved my main laptop over to Vista about two months ago and overall I'm really happy with the switch (I have been using Vista on my second machine for much longer on various builds available inside the company). I really like Vista, it has major upgrades...
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    XNA Game Studio Express and DEMMX

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    I posted an entry on the XNA team blog about how XNA Game Studio Express won an award at the recent DEMMX awards . Boyd and I had a lot of hassles actually getting there because of a unfortunate flight time and then delays at the airport. The hotel the...
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