I just have a few simple questions regarding the development platforms of Windows Phone 7 and 8. It is true that xna development has been removed for 8 correct? I heard you can still run xna games on a WP8, it just goes into compatibility mode and doesnt have WP8's extras. Can you still use xna with VS Express though? I ask because personally I wish to learn using XNA and create windows phone games through XNA, but want to develop for the WP8. Would I need to make my game in WP7 version visual studio and then CONVERT it to WP8? Can anyone explain this to me in detail? Also, any developers out there, are you still using XNA to make your games, or are you using a different method now? What methods are most people using? I know very little about how all this works, but I wish to learn to use C# and develop; yes I realize coding is an ordeal and it wont take just a week, but I just want to know if there is still a way to use the relatively simple to use XNA and display one's games to the WP8 crowd.