A while ago I'd found a really cool tool in beta - XNA Studio Express but for various reasons despite having the Xbox there in the living room I never got a chance to play.

The good news is that it's now released and available for anyone who want's to start making games for the Xbox or PC.

Maybe I should try and find some time to sit down with Rhiannon and work out a new game to wow the under 8s! It's been a very long time since I last wrote a game (BBC Model B, 6502 Assembler and Beeb Basic!) and it's pretty amazing to see how the tools and technology has evolved in the intervening lifetime.

Of course, I'll still need some artistic talent but give me time with Expression and I'm sure that'll come ;)