Microsoft has issued a challenge for developers and newbie
developers worldwide to use Microsoft's XNA Game Studio 2.0 to build
their game for the Xbox 360. This year they are accepting teams from 1
to 7 people to compete. First prize is $40,000, second is $20,000,
third $10,000, and fourth is $5,000.
The deadline is September 23, 2008, after which the judges will be
choosing the best entries on 3 main criteria: Fun Factor (40%),
Innovation (30%), and Production Quality (30%).