Shawn Hargreaves Blog
When I read the Swallows and Amazons books as a kid, I loved the "this is what it looked like at night" illustration, which was a page colored solid black.
Years later, I finally found an excuse to use this classic image in a PowerPoint deck:
Would you believe this actually makes sense in the context of my upcoming PDC talk?
To find out how, you'll just have to watch it (live streaming from http://www.microsoftpdc.com)
My guess is that this slide is a demonstration for how the screen will look like when you write graphics.IsFullScreen = true in the Initialize mthod and GraphicsDevice.Clear(Color.Black) in the Draw method and run the game :D
Its the fact that you NEED to call spriteBatch.Draw() within 5 seconds of loading. Marketplace rules :)
I'm guessing it's a "let's break for some code examples" slide...
You should have a slide that's Cornflower Blue.
On a curious side note, do you prepare for PDC talks in your spare time? The screenshot is of Office 2007, and I would assume that as a Microsoft employee you'd have 2010 at work... No?
"spare time"? Afraid I know no such concept :-)
I do spend some work hours on presentations like this, but I do these things in addition to my regular day job so that usually leads to long days in the office!
I have no idea why I'm still using Office 2007. I guess it works for me so I just never bothered to upgrade :-)
This is great , just what i allways wanted ,
silverlight for user interface and xna for the game
shawn does this meen that there are allso comming custrum shaders , please
and again thanks for the best game framework in the world, and that is true