About this week a year ago my dad sat us all down over at RAleigh and Emma's house with some pizza and told us he wanted to give us 50,000 bucks so Raleigh and I could give up our jobs and become slum lords. I asked the old man if he'd give us the same amount of money and let us start a cell phone game company. His response was essentially the same as if I had asked him if Raleigh and I could use the money to get those breast implants we'd always wanted.
Anyway. Microsoft has announced that it is releaseing a "lite" version of its game development software for public use. If you pay a 99 buck a year liscensing fee you can even upload the games you make to Xbox Live Arcade, so people with Xbox 360s can download them and play.
What does that mean...well it means that we can get this program and start working on the first of a series of arnold brother video games...all of it without any of the old man's blood money. pretty sweet.
The Beta for this program was released today. it's a little rough ...but you'll get the idea.
Here's a link