XNA Game Studio 2.0 - What everyone should know

If you haven't heard yet, XNA Game Studio 2.0 (as announced at GameFest) will have two features everyone will love (among others):

  • Compatibility with all versions of Visual Studio 2005 - I can't even guesstimate the number of people who have personally asked me about this. Now I have good news to tell them.
  • Xbox Live network API - Multiplayer gaming, here we come! This API includes ways of pairing games based on the title, and other smart / ubiquitous things we've come to love about gaming on Xbox Live. It means devs won't need to implement a lot of complex code for matching players. How cool is that?

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