Chris Pietschmann

husband, father, hacker, entrepreneur, futurist, innovator, autodidact


XNA and XBox 360: Not until you pony up some ca$h!!

I recently got an XBox 360; and until I got one I didn't fully realize what all its features are. This is a really sweet system! So, naturally I downloaded the XNA Game Studio Express to check out what's all possible with building homebrew games for the 360. After registering my gamertag with the XNA Creators Club and installing XNA Game Studio Express on my PC, I took the following steps: Go on XBox Live Marketplace and download the Free XNA Game Launcher. Run the XNA Game ... [More]

XBox II...

1) Hard Drive... Yes!  There was some speculation that MS was going to take the HD out to make it more difficult to Mod. 2) Flash based HD... Yes!!!  It was told to me that the HD was going to be flash based... small size fast access... BAM! 3) No Stupid Dongle DVD playback... Yes!!!  The reason that the first Xbox didn't have built in DVD playback is a simple one, Sony owns the Intellectual Property rights for DVD playback.  Nuf said... 4) Xbox II at E3... Hell Yes!!!&nbs... [More]