In a vain attempt to be hip and cool I've launched a Facebook group for Very Silly Games (actually it was Craig's idea). If you want to take part you can find out more here.
I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a video for GamePad racer. The first one with something halfway decent on Facebook gets a signed copy of the book.
If you have actually obtained a copy of the book you will have noticed that it does not have any CD-ROMs with the source code on them. This is not as advertised on some book sites. I am really very sorry about this. The book was originally going to be shipped with copies of XNA and Visual Studio on CD-ROMs, but this was not possible in the end.
You can get the companion content for the book from here. (thanks ed)
I am terribly sorry about all this. I just hope that you still consider the book (and this site) worth it.
Microsoft seem to have caught the silly bug, in a most wonderful way. Thanks to a new initiative called DreamSpark, students can now get their hands on free versions of Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2005, Expression Studio and.... wait for it.... XNA subscriptions.
Yes, if you are a student who wants to write silly games for your Xbox 360 you can now get a one year Creators Club membership for nothing. Oh to be young again....
You can also catch an interview with Bill Gates about DreamSpark here.
Very Silly Games is at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. If you want to meet up with the silly person behind all this, send an email to email@example.com with your contact details and we could meet up for a silly chat.
I'll be recording a tutorial on how I made the silly banner, complete with silly sound effects. Once I've recovered from the jet lag....
Two complete chapters of the book Microsoft® XNA® Game Studio 2.0: Learn Programming Now! are now available from this site. You can also get hold of the sample code projects for these chapters and use them to turn your PC or Xbox 360 into the biggest and grooviest mood light you have ever seen.
You can find them here.