Now onto something unrelated. Awhile ago, I said that I was interested in learning Managed DirectX, and that I was going to buy a book on it. I ended up not doing that. I'm still interested in learning it, because I plan to have my next project in 3D(wow, how many times have I said this before). Hint: It's a new Stompy game. Another Hint: It's in the same game genre as Doom and Quake.
Now obviously, it's going to take alot of learning before I can work on something like that, but I'm confident that I'm up to the task. Besides, I have plenty of time to learn while I'm working on Blocky Man. Now, this is the book I'm considering picking up.
What I have to ask is, is the information in this book still up to date? I realize that Managed DirectX, or DirectX in general, is changing rapidly. If so, is it still worth it to learn Managed DirectX, now that XNA is out?