I'm in uni and for coursework we're developing a simple platform game in C# using XNA. I've been looking forwards to starting this all year.
Does anyone have any advice on the best books to pick up (given the average price and time we have I won't be wanting more than two) and best websites to visit etc in order to get started? There are so many websites and books out there I'd appreciate the advice from those much further ahead of me if you can take the time to reflect back to when you first started.
My prior experience with programming is that I spent last year studying Java alongside other modules and have had a fairly good introduction to C# this year. I feel like I have a handle on the basics.