Microsoft Releases XNA Game Studio ExpressDecember 11, 2006 10:46 pm Microsoft, Tech, XNA Game Studio
I am not dead, simply very busy as of late.
Microsoft has officially released the first version XNA Game Studio Express.
They have also setup a XNA Creators club which will set you back $50 for a 4 month subscription or $100 a year.
Grab it here: XNA Game Studio Express