Tom Miller's Blog

The Ramblings of Miller. These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.

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I've migrated to my new site now at http://millermansworld.com Hope to see you there!

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 03/25/2011

It occurs to me that I forgot to announce a few things on my blog..

For starters, I never mentioned that I had left the XNA team here. After spending approximately a...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 08/08/2010

Artists wanted!

Oh yeah, are you a game artist and you want to see your art in an upcoming book?  Then you...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 05/02/2010

A new book on Game Studio 4.0

It has been about five years since my last book came out.  During that time, a lot has...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 05/02/2010

Oh yeah, I should have posted this before

Much like Shawn mentioned recently, I too got a twitter account after all this time.  Although...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 02/08/2010

XNA Game Studio 3.1 Zune HD Extensions

If you were already developing games for your Zune using XNA Game Studio, you’ll be happy to know...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 09/15/2009

2009 Dream.Build.Play winners announced

At PAX this year, we announced the winners of the 2009 Dream.Build.Play contest with Dust: An...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 09/08/2009

Dream Build Play 2009 finalists…

Once again, the Dream-Build-Play 2009 competition has provided a ton of great games.  The...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 09/03/2009

My blog is a constant source of new and exciting information…

It’s been over a year since my last post, and despite my many promises to myself (and anyone who...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 09/03/2009

Make money from your amazing game creations!

Today we announced the Xbox LIVE Community Games. You can read more information about it (including...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 07/22/2008

Community Games!

For those of you who don't read the XNA Team Blog the Community Games on Xbox LIVE feature has gone...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 05/20/2008

Introducing XNA Game Studio Mind Edition...

I'm probably going to get in trouble for announcing this before any press release has went out...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 04/01/2008

I just tried to use four render targets on my Xbox 360 and it failed!!

Dear Mr Miller, you suck. I'm running in 1080p resolution, and needed to have four simultaneous...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 02/29/2008

Why CornflowerBlue?

This post will be purely speculation by me! Take a time travel machine back in time to early 2003....

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 02/27/2008

Why purple?

One of the things I'm going to try to do this year is write more on my blog. The publisher for my...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 02/21/2008

Big Announcements!

Well, another conference has come and we have more announcements it seems. Hard to believe I've...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 02/20/2008

Gamefest (or "I never seem to write blog posts anymore")

Well, Gamefest started today, and with that our team blog posted a new announcement. Exciting stuff!...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 08/13/2007

XNA Game Studio Express Update

Next month we'll be releasing an update with a small sampling of some of things we've been working...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 03/08/2007

GDC? Books? A web site? A blog post?

I never seem to find time to write posts here anymore. Well, to be more accurate, I get frustrated...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 03/05/2007

Reflection

With a title like that I’m bound to start discussing the intricacies of one of the CLR features am I...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 01/02/2007

XNA Game Studio Express Beta 2

Yay, Beta2! Check out our newly updated site on MSDN.

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 11/01/2006

Managed Games? Of course!

You may remember me talking about Koios Works before. They wrote one of the first retail games using...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 09/01/2006

Download the Xna Game Studio Express (Beta) now..

Just click this link.

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 08/30/2006

Beta?

I heard somewhere that we might be having a beta of the Xna Game Studio Express before the end of...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 08/29/2006

Well, maybe not so random. First, ever wonder what the XNA Framework was? Look at Mitch's latest...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 08/25/2006

Have you seen the XNA Team Blog?

In one of my posts yesterday I linked to it, but it is a good blog to read. I really enjoyed the...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 08/14/2006

Wait, you can make your own Xbox 360 Games?

Turns out, Microsoft can't seem to wait until tomorrow. The press releases are all out, and woah, we...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 08/14/2006

Gamefest is tomorrow..

Much like Boyd (my boss) says on the XNA Team Blog, I am pretty surprised we're here today and our...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 08/13/2006

Last weekday before Gamefest!

As the title implies, Gamefest is rapidly approaching. It's the last weekday before the conference...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 08/11/2006

So you wanna be a game developer?

(I'm gonna copy/paste since i'm in a lazy mood) Are you a hobby, casual or Indie game developer? If...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 04/13/2006

According to Amazon, I had a new book come out this week!

If the title didn't give it away, I regret to inform you that I didn't. I'm sure everyone is aware...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 04/12/2006

MDX1 or MDX2.. That is the question..

At least, it's been the question people have been asking me quite a bit. Given we haven't announced...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 04/12/2006

Why does everyone seem to think the XNA Framework is only XBox?

In the comments section of my last post (not including the april fools joke) many people are talking...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 04/11/2006

Exciting new announcements!

Well I have to admit, I've been anxiously awaiting the opportunity where I could finally get out and...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 04/01/2006

Managed DirectX 2.0, Xna and Me...

One of the Program Managers for the Xna Framework recently started his first blog. Unless you have...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 03/20/2006

Busy busy busy!!

Lots of changes been going on over here recently which have been keeping me quite busy (well, more...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 03/14/2006

TrayGames..

Joe from TrayGames contacted me earlier and apparently they have a public beta available now. You...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 03/09/2006

Koios Works, at it again..

So amongst the other mails I got today, i also got one from Marshall Belew from Koiois Works. You...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 02/22/2006

More Academia using MDX?

I got an email today from "Matthias" who did some MDX work last semester at the University of...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 02/22/2006

So many topics today..

This will be the first of a number of posts today.. It seems today is just the 'news' day for me I...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 02/22/2006

February 2006 SDK Available..

I'm always the last person to announce these things, but.. Hey.. Did you hear? The February SDK is...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 02/13/2006

The COMPLETE Effect and HLSL Guide

I just recently acquired a copy of "The COMPLETE Effect and HLSL Guide" and I must say, it delivers...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 02/06/2006

Haddd 3D

Rather than just copy and paste the stuff that ZMan already wrote, i'll just link directly to his...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 02/01/2006

World of Warcraft - Redux

Aside from this one sentence here, this entire post will be completely devoid of any information...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 01/24/2006

Book Source Code..

I think I blogged about this once before. If I did, I don't remember when and can't find it. Since...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 01/20/2006

Managed DirectX - It's not just games..

So here at Microsoft, we have this thing called a 'buddy program' which you can read more about at...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 01/18/2006

MDXInfo

Just was shown a new website dedicated to MDX Info, called (strangely enough)...

Author: Tom Miller - MS Date: 01/17/2006

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