Learning XNA in college for game programming ? Is it actually useful ?

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Instead of learning to program with C++, we are instead learning XNA in our second year of college for game programming

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/1...NA_is_dead.php

But as far as I'm aware the XNA language is officially dead, so there im asking is there even any point in learning this language at all ? the tutorials on the internet don't seem to be very helpful even
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XNA is not a language, it's a framework for building games that sits on top of .NET.

If you are either:

- Learning to build games
- Learning .NET
- Learning any of the languages supported by .NET

Then XNA is a perfectly good educational tool. Particularly when it comes to learning about how game development works, it will teach you a lot more in a short space of time than C++ will (which is probably why it has been chosen).

If you're learning XNA with the intent of using it as a commercial platform, you're wasting your time.
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I agree with Planto.
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