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

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Chapter 16. Multiplayer Networking

Single player games can provide a very rewarding story experience, but nothing brings out competition more than playing a game against other real human beings from across the world. Some of the top selling games of all time offer compelling multiplayer experiences that extend the amount of time players continue to come back and replay their game.

In this chapter you will learn about:

• Setting up for networking development

• Creating a network session

• How to find and join a network session

• Building a game lobby

• Sending player invites

XNA Game Studio 4.0 provides real-time synchronous multiplayer networking APIs for Windows and Xbox 360 that use the Xbox LIVE service.

Using GamerServices functionality ...

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