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  • Paperback: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st Corrected ed. 2008. Corr. 4th printing 2008 edition (2 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159059925X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590599259
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,373,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Riemer Grootjans received his degree in electronic engineering with a specialization in informatics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. He is a member of a research team working toward a Ph.D, and is responsible for visualization of 3D data. For several years, Riemer has been maintaining a web site with tutorials for DirectX. Since the early beta stages of XNA in 2006, he has ported all his content to XNA and is helping more than 1,000 people on their path to XNA success every day. In July 2007 and 2008, he received the Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" Award for his contributions to the XNA community.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ricardo Silva on 16 Aug 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is just great. There is so much in there and it is so well organized that probably makes it the best XNA book around. More often than not you'll find yourself saying "wow, this is what I've been looking for".

Maybe this book is not for the absolute beginner since it doesn't follow the traditional "linear" approach usually seen in beginners books, but if you have a basic understanding of XNA you'll get along just fine. You can always check the tutorials on the author's website at [...] in order to get a solid base.

If I had to pick a single XNA reference, this book would be it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Humphrey on 17 July 2008
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I have followed Riemer's site pretty much as soon as he started publishing articles on XNA and loved all his on line tutorials as they gave a good base for those of us starting out and also enough for us to be getting on with once we got past those first early stages.

I am pleased to say that the book is no different in this achievement, each Recipe has enough detail and information for you to pickup the techniques.

I am also astounded as to how much is in here, from the basic data storage in XNA, on to cameras, game components, dealing with models and then onto the usage of vertices's, HLSL, the list goes on!

Great site, great book.
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I bought this as I was aware that it contained a recipe specifically targetted at a problem I was trying to solve, however within 2 days of it arriving I'd already found several other recipes to be invaluable!

This isn't another "how to make a game from scratch" book and that's what drew me to it - rather than waste 90% of the page space on the basics which nearly every other book out there offers this book simply gives you a comprehensive list of problems and solutions, in an organised and easy to read (and understand) manner.

Recommended for anybody and everybody, if you're totally new to game development you may want to compliment it with another book but do not snub this title or you'll regret it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason Mitchell on 26 Aug 2008
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I have to say this is a brilliant book. I would definately recommend it to anyone who is interested in XNA games development.

It covers a all the main features of XNA in detail and is very easy to understand.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Provenzano Stefano on 12 Aug 2008
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Excellent book that guides the reader through the maze of xna following a great problem solving approach.

Very interesting even for those already follows the online tutorial.
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