Oh, bummer! Given that XNA GSE is a beta and given that it requires C# Express, not Visual Studio, I installed it in a VMWare OS, but when I went to run the sample SpaceWar game, I received a “No suitable graphics” message. I think that leaves me out of luck. Maybe I’ll install it on one of my laptops, but if anything actually needs the power of my development machine, it’s game programming.
Nope, not a clever job-related post. I’ve been listening to my “5-star” songs on Windows Media Player and, y’know, is there any better minute of rock than the end of “Won’t Get Fooled Again”? (Tell it to the hand, Zeppelin fans.)
I’m kicking myself for having two weeks ago written a column on Microsoft’s outreach to non-professional programmers. If I had waited until my current deadline, I would have an excuse to spend the day programming a game for the XBox. As it is, I have GSA sitting in my /Downloads folder and have to spend the day writing about… oh, I dunno’ … Vista pricing or some crap like that.