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XNA Game Studio 4.0 Programming: Developing for Windows by Dean Johnson, Tom Miller

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Chapter 15. Gamer Services

What exactly is in the mystical namespace called Gamer Services? At the most basic level, it is system services provided either by the platform itself or by the Xbox LIVE system. This is why you see things such as the Guide class in this chapter (provided by the system), as well as profile information and other various Xbox LIVE features. In this chapter, you will learn about:

• The Guide Class

• Gamers

• Profiles

Unfortunately, more than any other chapter in this book (that isn’t platform-specific), this chapter has the most platform differences. When needed, platform differences are mentioned during the course of the chapter.

GamerServicesComponent

One of the first platform differences is the requirement (or lack ...

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