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"Microsoft will start offering the XNA Game Studio 2.0 development tool kit for free, which lets people develop software games. While anybody can do it, Satchell acknowledged that you will need some expertise in writing software code. The games can be written in Microsoft Word and then migrated to Xbox."

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/innovation/article/innovation-create-xbox-360-games_491079_57.html


Start offering XNA for free?  Start?

Microsoft... Word...   W.T.F?!?

There's so much wrong with this, where do I start?  I think we found our second More On Alert... Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 7:47 PM Game Development , General Interest | Back to top


Comments on this post: I'm sorry did he just say Microsoft WORD?!?

# re: I'm sorry did he just say Microsoft WORD?!?
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What scares me is that he's a "Software Architect"...If he was a Business Analyst or some other random job description on the business side we shouldn't worry...It's the fact that he's doing something with the XNA Toolkit behind the scenes...*shudders a little*
Left by MossLover on Feb 25, 2008 12:04 PM

# re: I'm sorry did he just say Microsoft WORD?!?
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Why would that surprise you? Microsoft recently included VB.NET support for XNA, isn't Word the next step *up* the evolutionary ladder
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And you need to get off your high horse. I know for a fact that you, and at least two other MVPS worked at a Consulting firm that charged clients a ton of money for software that didn't allow unit testing and was managed by the most devout Waterfall advocates. And I know that you, Me, and Tobin had all spent many hours "Codin' in Word" - so it's not that radical of a concepgt
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And heck, as stupid sounding as Codin in Word is, is it any dumber than running a multi-million dollar firm on Excel? Or sending around Excel sheets to 45 people every week and having a monkey copy and paste everything into a 45mb file sitting on a network share?

I better quit before I get myself in trouble
Left by Bill on Feb 29, 2008 3:54 PM

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