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New XNA Game Studio 2.0 available now

Do you think you have what it takes to create the next big hit on Xbox LIVE? If so, you may be interested to know that Microsoft has just released XNA Game Studio 2.0, a brand new version of the development software that began as XNA Game Studio Express.

XNA Game Studio 2.0 includes more than 15 new features including the ability to create online, cross-platform multiplayer games for Xbox 360 and Windows using Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows – LIVE. The new software is available for download now at http://creators.xna.com/.

Once you’ve created your masterpiece, be sure it gets the attention it deserves by registering for Dream-Build-Play 2008. Here are some of the details:

“Microsoft will once again challenge aspiring game developers to create their dream games for a chance to win more coveted publishing contracts. This week Microsoft kicks off registration for Dream-Build-Play 2008 with the Silicon Minds Warm-Up Challenge. Registration begins on Dec. 14 and winners will be announced at the Game Developers Conference where details of the main challenge will be announced. Run in partnership with Microsoft Research’s Machine Learning Group in Cambridge, England; Rare Ltd.; and Lionhead Studios, prizes for the Warm-Up Challenge will include the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interview for an internship with one of those organizations.”

Head over to http://www.dreambuildplay.com/ for more details on Dream-Build-Play 2008.

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December 12, 2007 - Posted by | Community, Console, Contests, Game Companies, Games, Xbox LIVE

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