Direct to XBox 360

I’ve got to admit – this is pretty darn smart. Microsoft is making a game development tool set available for their PC’s that will apparently allow folks to develop games and deploy them to the XBox 360.

I haven’t read in depth about XNA, what it does, or how it all hooks together, but all appearances show that it’s something that can be used to do indie game development. And they’ve hooked it towards their Console – making it probably one of the easiest consoles to develop for in that very fact.

At the moment, I’m kind of personally annoyed at DirectX 9.0 for no fault of it’s own – simply that I can’t easily run a graphics intensive game on my Mac because it’s based entirely in DirectX technologies.

Anyway, good for MS. Good move.

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Joe has broad software engineering development and management experience, from startups to large companies. Joe works on projects ranging from mobile to multi-cloud distributed systems, has set up and led engineering teams and processes, as well as managing and running services. Joe also contributes and collaborates with a wide variety of open source projects, and writes online at

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