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Microsoft To Let Players Design Own Games


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:05 AM

Microsoft wants to do for video games what YouTube has done for video: open it up for do-it-yourselfers.By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Posted 8/14/2006 12:01 AM ET The first step toward that goal, to be announced Monday, is the release of a free set of game-development tools called XNA Game Studio Express on Aug. 30. Prospective do-it-yourself game developers can download the program (from www.microsoft.com/xna) to their Windows PC and create games for PCs and for Xbox 360 systems.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:54 AM

WOW M$ giving something away for FREE, whats the catch???

If all is as good as it sounds then i have to offer a very big :thumbsup: to the M$ team for doing this. It will be interesting to see the outcome!
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:05 PM

Interesting, I wonder how it'll be with the 360.

will it cost money with the PC? I wonder how 360 owners will take another $100 a year to be subscirbed with this.

Edited by Wizdabest, 14 August 2006 - 10:06 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:06 PM

This is probably to keep the competitors on it's toes.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:08 PM

Hey wait though, wasn't Sony planning something like this already with the PS3?

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:43 PM

Hey wait though, wasn't Sony planning something like this already with the PS3?

I don't know about the PS3, but Sony already has one for the PS2:

RPG Maker II

And you can make some 'old school' games on the PC with these:

RPG Maker 2000
RPG Maker 2003
RPG Maker XP

However, those are just for making RPGs...this new tool should be more versatile. A big plus for those gamers (like my brother :thumbsup: ) who hate RPGs.

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 09:20 PM

My kids will be happy....but does this open up the world to spammers even more w/ online games....esp. if they hate Microsoft? (I don't hate them, btw).

What do you think? Good news or Bad??

I do online video posts already....but this is where you program...and can program in junk, right?

Me. :thumbsup:

PS: I just followed BleepingComputer's Mozilla Browser Tutorial and installed it and this is where I am right now and typing this from....too cool.....I didn't make it my main browser.....I have both icons next to each other on my desktop...just click which one I wish to use....My question: do all spywear/etc. work on Mozilla, too?? I read an article on that but now (of course) i cannot locate it on the forum.

Edited by Longhorn_and_company, 31 August 2006 - 09:23 PM.

Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 11:25 PM

another good game creator is gamemaker, involves coding too.
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