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XNA Game Studio Express Beta 2 released



Microsoft has just released the new Beta 2 version of the XNA Game Studio Express IDE, which allows you to create great games for the windows and Xbox 360 platforms. It contains all the stuff from the beta 1 (like the SpaceWar starter kit, which was a improved a little bit). Additionally it now looks a lot more polished and you can check out the new content pipeline, which allows you to import 3d models from .x and .fbx files to do some cool 3d graphics. Btw: Check out the new logo of XNA. I first was a little bit confused since I was used to the old XNA logo, which has been around for several years now. But after a while you will get used to the new logo and start to like it ;-)

While you can compile games for the XBox 360, the XNA Creators Club membership is not yet available and theirfore you cannot test on the Xbox 360 yet. The XNA Creators Club membership stuff will be available later this year and then it is time to play your games on your Xbox 360.

You can find more information about XNA and download XNA Game Studio Express here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/xna/

Also be sure to check out the boards, there is a lot of stuff to read and a ton of games (mostly 2d) came out in the last couple of months.

I will try to blog little bit more about XNA as it gets closer to the release. I got some great stories to tell :D

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