Microsoft announced today the availabilite at the end of the month of XNA Studio Express. This development suite, costing $100 a year, will allow anyone with a bit of programming knowledge to create his own games for PC and for Xbox 360. The Xbox Live distribution system isn't really well known yet, but I think we can count on Microsoft to really push this content. In the news you'll find images from demos done with XNA Express and/or with the Torque Engine it's shipped with. Update : One small but important information. The development environment itself seems to be free, the $99 a year subscription would only be necessary to be able to use the compiled code on the 360.
We got 100/100 Mbit net in our office two month ago. In files to 100 MB You don't even know, You just downloaded something. :-D (6 minutes ago)
I won't complain though. 6Mbit is a huge step up from previously 1,5Mbit lol (52 minutes ago)
@Wheat_Thins: I can have 6 MBit for only 39,- per month where I live. Germany's internet infrastructure is amongst the worst on the damn globe. Sure you can have 100Mbit, but only in large cities... (54 minutes ago)
Comcast only complains if I hit over 1TB a month. And then its just a warning, they never do anything about it. (1 Hour ago)
@Wheat_Thins: i have the speeds. i dont however have the download freedoms. for the sake of 2 days. it's fine if you intend to keep it...but 2 days?...lol. (1 Hour ago)
@KORNdog: Gigs are irrelevant with high speed internet. Unfortunately its not available to all. 30GB is only 40 mins on 100mbit internet. (2 Hours ago)
now if it was streamed gaikai style. that i could live with. immediate access. a fraction of the bandwidth usage. (2 Hours ago)