Microsoft will be hosting an event, centered around their soon to be released XNA Studio Express. And while I’m not particularly excited about building games for Windows, I do find some appeal in console gaming.
“If building games for the Xbox 360 or Windows gets you excited then you have to be at this event. For the first time, Microsoft will take you through the details of our (soon to be released) XNA Studio Express. If you didnâ€™t already know, anyone can now build interactive, high performance games for Windows or Xbox 360. Weâ€™ll take you through an introduction to XNA and XNA Studio Express. Then weâ€™ll equip you with the skills to start building games ranging from simple 2-D to stunning interactive 3-D.”
It would be quite awesome to see Forces or Evasive Maneuvers rendered with Xbox360’s GPU. Simply put, the software and hardware are game centric, and a lot of students first get excited about programming and computer science precisely because of games. Something I would be interested in checking out, and since the event is in Toronto anyways, it is easy for me to attend.
The event will be held on November 11, 2006 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada). Located near the University of Toronto, at 101 College Street, Suite 100 Toronto Ontario. Welcome Time: 9:00 AM.
Register Online. The Auditorium is not that big (similar event at the University of Waterloo had more people attend), so try to register in advance, and arrive early.
Let me know if you’ll be there,