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XNA and C#?  Is It For XBOX Only?

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Simple little question really, is XNA only for XBOX games development?  Or can it be used for PC games too?
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It can be used for windows games.

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"he main program your gonna be using is C#. XNA is just a dev kit for like arcade games. You are allowed to run your "xbox" game on ur pc before you finalize it for 360"
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"The main program your gonna be using is C#. XNA is just a dev kit for like arcade games. You are allowed to run your "xbox" game on ur pc before you finalize it for 360"
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You can create perfectly normal Windows games with it that use DirectX/Direct3D
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Since it needs .NET framework the games you make with it are slower than they need to be.

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Depending on your game's requirements, you can write video games in C# just fine.

Think of a 3D version of tetris... no real reason that can't be written in C#/XNA.

You'll be doing most of your work in C#, and XNA will provide a framework for you to use.

My advice:  get to know the XNA framework inside and out, before writing any code.  It's a lot easier to work a problem in the same spirit as the framework, rather than trying to get the framework to work the way you want it to.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb200104.aspx

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