Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:24 UTC
Windows This article discusses resolution independence while this article illustrates the per-application volume settings in Vista. Additionally, Microsoft released today the XNA Game Studio Express.
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RE[2]: Mmm, XNA...
by Ventajou on Tue 12th Dec 2006 04:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Mmm, XNA..."
Ventajou
Member since:
2006-10-31

I know, what a shame!

Microsoft, after releasing a full and fully functional range of software development tools for free (Visual C++, C#, Basic, J# Express, along with SQL Server 2005 Express) is now releasing a game development environment allowing hobbyists to write software both for PCs and XBox 360 (for a fraction of the cost of a dev kit).

We should all march in the streets against that... Maybe even issue a fatwa against evil Microsoft!

Let's be serious people. They're the first ones to allow pretty much anybody to program their console with officially supported tools. That's very exciting news for anybody interested in writing games. For the others, why not spare us the pointless comments?

As for the "they're only doing that because they want to crush Linux" crowd, well duh! They're a business, it's their job to take/keep the lead in their field. If you don't want Linux to be crushed then quit whining and do something to improve Linux.

Grow up people!

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RE[3]: Mmm, XNA...
by Sphinx on Tue 12th Dec 2006 14:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Mmm, XNA..."
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

They're the first ones to allow pretty much anybody to program their console with officially supported tools.

Sorry but that honor goes to the GP2X.

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RE[4]: Mmm, XNA...
by digitaldisaster on Tue 12th Dec 2006 15:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Mmm, XNA..."
digitaldisaster Member since:
2006-01-02

How about the Cybiko? That was out years ago and had official tools to let you develop for it.

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RE[4]: Mmm, XNA...
by Bit_Rapist on Wed 13th Dec 2006 03:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Mmm, XNA..."
Bit_Rapist Member since:
2005-11-13

Sorry but that honor goes to the GP2X.

Thats a handheld, not a console.

I think its safe to say that MS is the first vendor with any real market/mindshare to offer officially supported dev tools for their platform to anybody.

I'm sure we can all come up with obscure game devices that barely anyone uses as examples of all sorts of things, but really whats the point.

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