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  • XNA: Windows Phone 7 Series GPU performance rocks!

    For me the best session at Mix 10 was Shawn Hargreave’s CL22 – High Performance 3D Games on Windows Phone 7 Series. Shawn is an XNA demi-god and to see what he can make the new Windows Phone do with XNA is inspiring. The session is packed with technical facts and figures you just don’t find anywhere...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-29-2010
  • XNA: Gaming across many platforms and the cloud

    I’ve been working with UK XNA MVP Charles Humphrey on project ZuneRay. ZuneRay is a raycasting engine built by Charles’ for the Zune HD using XNA 3.1. With Windows Phone 7 Series in the pipeline we used the Zune HD as a target test platform with the intention of porting it to WP7S once the tools became...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-25-2010
  • Windows Phone 7 Series top developer resources

    There are now several resources available to the budding Windows Phone 7 Series developer. There are two book previews available:     The videos from Mix are also now available – for detailed insight into XNA game development you must watch Shawn Hargreaves session! Love it. Plus he demonstrates...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-19-2010
  • MIX: Windows Phone Developer Tools Preview

    Announced: the Windows Phone Developer Tools Preview is available! Yahooooo! The preview includes: The Visual Studio 2010 IDE A project template system for starting Silverlight applications for Windows Phone Visual Designers for Silverlight for Windows Phone that enable the drag and drop creation of...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-15-2010
  • MIX: Windows Phone task integration

    Integrating Windows Phone built-in application functionality is easy to achieve using the functions in the Microsoft.Phone.Tasks framework. Most of these features are not enabled in the preview emulator, but its worth looking at the library to understand the model of accessing the device function and...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-15-2010
  • MIX: XNA on Windows Phone

    Having XNA on Windows Phone 7 Series is just awesome. There is nothing like being able to run your game on a small shiny device to make you smile. Having the Windows Phone Developer Tools Preview I decided to explore just how hard it was to get some of my existing games going on Windows Phone 7 Series...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-15-2010
  • MIX: Building a Windows Phone 7 Series Silverlight application

    To explore some of the functionality available in Windows Phone 7 Series I have built my uber-demo application. This application is based on the Windows Phone List Application template in the Windows Phone Developer Tools preview. The preview emulator doesn’t implement all the device funcationality I...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-15-2010
  • MIX: Multi-screen gaming with Windows Phone Developer tools preview

    Using XNA Games Studio 3.x you could build a game that would run across Windows, Xbox and Zune. Now, unless you travelled to America or lived there you were unlikely to have a Zune or Zune HD. But now with Windows Phone 7 Series we have the promise of a device far more available for our mobile gaming...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-15-2010
  • engadget shows LG Windows Phone 7 Series

    engadget has photos and a brief video of LG’s Windows Phone 7 Series device. Details are here . Points of interest: Slip out keyboard, small size, me like!
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 02-28-2010
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