Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 14th Aug 2006 06:18 UTC
Games Microsoft's XNA Game Studio Express targetting the XBOX 360 will democratize game development by delivering the necessary tools to hobbyists, students, indie developers and studios alike to help them bring their creative game ideas to life while nurturing game development talent, collaboration and sharing that will benefit the entire industry.
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god i hate stupid remarks
by cchance on Mon 14th Aug 2006 15:03 UTC
cchance
Member since:
2006-02-24

The 99$ is the subscription to distribute and have access to the distribution network... the XNA BSE IS FREE ... god i hate microsoft haters... they have no idea what their talking about they just stick to it and bi*ch that microsoft sucks....

You can develop for free but distribution costs money simple as that... plus you can renew/cancel as you seem fit.

Also this is DIRT CHEAP even with a subscription the PS2 kit the yaroza or whatever stupid name it was called was 700+$ just for the kit to develop not FREE like the XNA BSE.

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RE: god i hate stupid remarks
by schmedly on Mon 14th Aug 2006 15:29 in reply to "god i hate stupid remarks"
schmedly Member since:
2006-08-08

The $99 fee gets you access to the distribution network, this is true. What people are missing so far is that for anyone else to be able to access your product requires them to have a $99 subscription as well. This limits your target market to developers.. it does not encompass the entire XBox Live network.

http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=409378

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aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

I see nothing from Microsoft that says this won't be available to already Live subscribers. Basically the $99 is meant to make up for the distribution channel that MS provides with the subscription. I don't believe that the user will have to pay the same as well.

The user pays for XBLive for this type of thing already which, depending on how they pay is around $99 a year.


*edit* removed typo...

Edited 2006-08-14 17:26

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