Console Games: Why do we have to press start?

Interesting question came up on Twitter the other day: “Press Start” screens?  Why can’t I just go straight to the main menu? If you’ »

XNA Creators Club First Impressions

I am not an XNA developer by any means.  I think it's cool technology, and it's definitely going to shape the way we play games in »

DreamBuildPlay 2009

This year I will be entering DreamBuildPlay 2009.  For those that don't know, it's a contest for XNA developers to submit project they've been working on »

Anatomy of an XNA Application

So you have your environment set up, and you create your first XNA project.  XNA Game Studio sets up your project, and gives you a great »

XNA: Setting up your development environment

Getting started with XNA is real easy, but like with any framework, you need to have your development environment configured correctly.  All my development is done »

Writing Some Games

I'm a big advocate of programming for fun.  In fact, one of the major reasons I got into software development was because I wanted to write »