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Gamepad Racer Lives

I now have a new hero, Jerry V (Gamertag: Xyjar). He has only gone and produced a stunning video of a Gamepad racer session, complete with rocking soundtrack.

The start of the race (I love the way he has used XNA books to prop up the table!)

For those of you who have no idea of what I'm talking about, Gamepad racer is a very silly Xbox 360 game where you just make the gamepads vibrate down a slope. You can find the source for the game here. You can find Jerry's video here.  Thanks for that, you've really made my day.

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 09:42AM by Registered CommenterRob | Comments2 Comments

Reader Comments (2)

Nice, and btw, love the idea of "silly" games. I only recently purchased your book, so I would say give us some time to digest it before we can...(hmmm...what word to use...regurgitate! lol) develop this gamepad racer.

I would like to say, even though I am not very far along in the book, I have already learned something about the IDE itself from Chapter 1. I am really enjoying it, and when I finish I will offer up my own review over at Amazon. Those first couple of reviews were not really well deserved I don't think.

Great job with everything, I am glad to see someone who seems to still be offering up support for his book after it has been released. I have one other XNA book which I did not follow at all. Going to that books forums shows how little the author seems to care. Questions get asked and no answers at all half the time.

BTW, if you know any book or website that provides info into the VS IDE I would definitely appreciate a link. The multitude of options is a bit overwhelming and I have not the faintest clue what some of them are for, lol. Examples would be like "Attach to process", "Run code analysis", "New test", "Administer test controls", just to name a few.

Thanks for the great book so far, looking forward to having more of a chance to read it as Spring Break for my university is coming in 2 weeks!!

Have a good day,


March 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShawn

Hi. Glad you like the book. As for the VS IDE, I don't know of a book which covers this specifically. However, I'd avise you not to worry about not knowing what everything does. I've got buttons on my DVD remote that I never press (not sure what they do) and I get to watch videos just fine. VS is a lot like this. Only worry about the buttons that you nneed to use for now, and the more advanced ones will come in handy when you need them.

FYI "attach to process" is a way that you can debug a program that is running on your PC by connecting VS to it and then using the debug controls on it. "code analysis" is a tool which looks at your code and checks it for constructions and patterns which are associated with buggy programs. It then gives you warnings about these. Finally, "new test" and "administer test controls" are part of an integrated test driven development system which is built into VS.

March 6, 2008 | Registered CommenterRob

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