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Xbox Live Indie Games is shutting down

Xbox Live Indie Games, the program that allowed people to make and sell their own games through Xbox Live, is in the process of what is possibly the slowest shutting down I have ever seen. An email sent out to developers on the platform exp...

 
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Microsoft abandoning XNA Game Studio

Those in the know have seen this day approaching for quite some time, but Microsoft has made it official. XNA Game Studio is effectively done. A leaked internal email revealed the company is prepared to retire the development toolset on Apr...

 
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360 owners rejoice: MikuMikuDance getting ported to XNA

Alright, this bit of news isn't directly related to videogames, but doubtless there are reasons for gamers to get excited over it. Fans of the singing virtual characters known as "Vocaloids" (the most famous being Hatsune Miku) probably kno...

 
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Max Blastronaut impressions from Dream.Build.Play

Coin App's Max Blastronaut seems to have something of an identity crisis. Creator and lead designer Panya Inversin describes his game as "a classic four-player beat-'em-up with some extra bells and whistles: vehicles, hammers, shoulder...

 
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Letting the Dust settle: impressions of An Elysian Tail

Of all the upcoming indie games created with Microsoft's XNA tools, Dean Dodoril's Dust: An Elysian Tail is perhaps the best known. This is because a.) it's beautiful and b.) Dodoril's lupine protagonist (the eponymous Dust) provides easy f...

 
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Last month, Harmonix unveiled Rock Band Network, an upcoming service that will allow musicians to get their songs into Rock Band and actually make cold, hard cash by doing so. It’s a groundbreaking project that has the ...   read

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Dust: An Elysian Tail gets new, incredibly beautiful trailer

We first talked about Dust: An Elysian Tail a few months ago, where we called it "Odin Sphere for Furries." However, please do not let this game's furry leanings put you off, because Dust is so gorgeous, I'm having trouble believi...

 
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Xbox Live Indie Games receive major permanent price drop

The sad situation that is Xbox Live Indie Games has been a topic I've addressed before, and its marginalized position as the red-headed stepchild of Xbox Live has been frustrating for creators and consumers alike. It looks like Microsoft is...

 
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XNA game Veks and Silence looks insane in a good way

Veks and Silence is an upcoming XNA developed title that looks absolutely ridiculous. It’s a side scrolling shooter where you take on a zombie horde. The game will span over 13 levels and is set to have plenty of features and weapons....

 
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After being involved in the creative process of a few indie games, I've acquired quite a taste for game making. I now feel that I won't be completely satiated until I make a game all on my own. There's just one problem -- I d...   read

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First trailer for Agent MOO: Maximum Overdeath

Dtoider Agent MOO has been working on his game called Agent MOO: Maximum Overdeath, or Ammo for short, for a very long time now. The community has been playtesting it ever since we got wind of his game and now it’s on its way to Xbox ...

 
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Microsoft's LBP, Kodu Game Lab, is available on LIVE

Microsoft’s play, create and share game that “an actual 12-year-old girl” can play is finally available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. That’s right. Kodu Game Lab -- one of Microsoft’s big talking points at their CE...

 
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The ticking clock on Xbox LIVE Indie Games

Back in November of 2008, for my very first event coverage as a representative of Destructoid, I had the opportunity to be at the launch of the then-called Xbox LIVE Community Games. While many of the games on display were a little underwhe...

 
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Clover is one of those games that would immediately catch the eye of a certain type of gamer -- that is, the gamer always on the lookout for something slightly different than the rest of what's out there. Described as a "...   read

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Xbox Live Community Games being rebranded to Indie Games

Everybody knows that being indie is incredibly cool, and Microsoft has jumped on the bandwagon by rebranding its XNA Community Games channel as Xbox Live Indie Games. That makes the downloadable clocks and fireplaces seem so much more credi...

 
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Dust is like Odin Sphere for furries

Elysian Tail: Dust is an XNA-developed game by Dean Dodrill that is currently in its Pre-Alpha phase. There are two very interesting things about this particular title. First of all, it looks absolutely stunning, and even in its early stage...

 
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Review: Clock 24-7

The Xbox Live Community Games channel empowers budding game developers to create their own blockbuster titles in the hopes of attracting attention and one day becoming the next Shigeru Miyamoto. At least in theory. In practic...   read

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It has been over a year since gamers were given the opportunity to check out the XNA Community Games demo and I think it's safe to say that one game clearly outshined all of the competition. The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai was f...   read

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The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai out on XBLA this week

It's been so long since the trial for The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai was released that I can hardly remember any of the specific things that made the game so much fun to play. But, I do recall the feeling of pure exhilaration it caused me to ...

 
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New XNA massaging game made by a Dtoider features online co-op

Dtoider Entrager just released a brand new XNA game called Remote Masseuse. It’s like the other XNA massaging game (Rumble Massage), except Remote Masseuse features online co-op!Players can still massage themselves if they wish, but...

 
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Before I brewed my cup of coffee this morning, I listened to the sounds of my two cats playing with their toys, my girlfriend grumbling about having to go to work, and rain drops. My cats’ paws thumped on the floor spor...   read

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XNA game provides orgasmic massage pleasure

Although Destructoid's Community Games challenge is for developers to tell us what we should review, a few titles on the service tempt me to "go rogue" and review them anyway. One of them is Rumble Massage, which Wilbo told me abo...

 
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Weapon of Choice has been held aloft for a while now as an example of what Community Games can be with some development know-how and a lot of effort. It is one of the most professional looking games to have come from the XN...   read

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Braid premium theme available on Xbox 360, creator remarks on theme prices

If you're anything like me, you'll love console themes, but can't stand the fact that Microsoft charges stupid amounts of moon money for the privilege of downloading. Jonathan Blow would like you to know that, although he has a Braid theme ...

 
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Weapon of Choice speed run contest challenges you to move fast for prizes

Weapon of Choice is by far my favorite XNA Community Game. What other XNA game features a stick monster that spews milk from its teats? Considering the wide berth of titles available for download, I consider originality (and good gameplay) ...

 
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There's something inherently satisfying about watching a chain reaction. From the ancient simplicity of Dominos to modern day videogame classics like Peggle, setting something in motion and watching the results is incredibly ...   read

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Downloadable fireplace is available because of XNA, thanks Microsoft

Microsoft’s indie developer tool, XNA, is more than just a program that helps people create games. It can also create ambience ... the smoky and crackly kind. Recently, a creator by the name of SniperED007 debuted his latest masterpie...

 
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Developer criticizes 360 Community Games price structure

Microsoft has come under fire before, especially from indie developers like Jonathan Blow, for the amount of restrictions and inflexibility one finds when making games for the Xbox 360. Joining the ranks of the frustrated is Weapon of Choic...

 
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On November 19, the hard work of many XNA developers is finally going to pay dividends. Along with the New Xbox Experience, gamers will get access to the Community Games blade, which is the spot to download highly touted titl...   read

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 Last year, the winner of the Dream-Build-Play competition was The Dishwasher: Last Samurai, game that has gone on to become a fully formed Xbox LIVE title, soon to be released. This year’s winner, CarnyVale: Showt...   read


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Gundy

I love me some dill

 
Fuzunga

This is already worth at least $60, which is double what I paid for Along with my three (PS4, Vita, DOS) copies of Retro City Rampage, Im going to be rich

 
Luca Blight

Is it weird to not care for Devil May Cry 1 but absolutely love the 3rd Maybe it was the mood I was

 
RiffRaff

Star Fox tip: Well, I just discovered that if you plug your headphones directly into the gamepad, all of the audio is routed through the Not optimal for fixing the fixing the audio, but a lot better than the shit quality of the gamepad

 
Confuseddalek

Im having more fun playing Shantae than I ever was with Dark YEAH I SAID IT

 
iam16bit

Also Nintendo posted the full Squid Sisters concert on

 
gajknight

That feeling when youre about to settle down with a nice cup of tea when your mum asks you to go out and get some fish and

 
Dreggsao

I just finished the singleplayer of Battlefield 4 (playing the last mission 3 times for MP unlocks) and it was comically Still leagues better than the BF3

 
OrochiLeona

Jeez, still months to

 
Rico the Penguin

I might quantify the covenant item drop rates into values of # of Brooklyn 99 Thus far its looking like the Darkmoon items drop at a rate of to 1 B99 Once all 3 seasons are done Im not sure what to

 
Torchman

Menu setup on super robot wars z3 is much nicer than the first Not even referring to a translation guide due to how much easier it is

 
iam16bit

Saw this trending on Facebook, 30 animators got together and recreated the opening of Super Smash

 
Nathan D

Anyone remember that show MXC?

 
Scrustle

Not having a great time with DS3 Stuck right at the start of Irithyll against enemies who are just too damn Ive resorted to summoning help, but everyone is either just as bad as me, or I get invaded at the same

 
WryGuy

Is it weird that this is the missing link that makes me want to buy Amiibo? For the most part theyre just shelf-items anyway, so this just helps them play the role

 
YoeriB

No reviews until after launch, one way to show confidence in your product This just leads me to believe that not a whole lot of those problems in the beta have been fixed, hope Im

 
JcDent

Place your bets on the survival on the robot! Will it sacrifice valiantly for the humans? Will it pull a Riley and not play an important part in the game? Place your bets, everyone!

 
Roxas1359

So I may have to give up my cat because hes become aggressive as of Current Status:

 
Torchman

THE GAME TOOK ROGER SMITH AWAY FROM ME IN THE OPENING FUCKING YOU

 
RenaudB90

Current status:

 
maycausecancer

Never played a MOBA Should I give Paragon a try?

 
LinkSlayer64

MY PATIENCE IS BEING THOROUGHLY TESTED BY IRL

 
Sr Churros

Question time: Im reinstalling Phantasy Star Online 2 later Do you guys want me to make a installation and/or signup guide on cblogs? There is enought interest or necessity for it? Yay or nay?

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Okay so Blizzards customer service system is fucking I tried to sign back into my Battlenet account (havent done so since I bought Starcraft years ago) and Locked out from attempting too many times and cant access chat or Help?

 
WryGuy

So Ive been waiting for YEARS on a regular sized New 3DS after I sold my regular I held out on the Animal Crossing one waiting or a regular release which isnt coming, but apparently if I swap out the face plate its just a plain system? Confirmed?

 
Torchman

IT YES YES YES YES

 
ChrisHannard

Monster Hunter, you lied to us!

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Mighty 9 has a release date now as a backer I just feel its too late for me to Ill give it a go but Im pretty disinterested as Maybe itll surprise me also still dont have a damn platform survey!

 
Amna Umen

Anyone know how I can get my copy of Dark Souls to stop freezing when I start up Open Broadcasting Software and try to record? I want to record some footage for a (I am using DSfix, but that goes without saying)

 
Alphadeus

Distorted Reality (2012) - Originally written for a video game project I was working on back in the A relatively dark piece of music with a neat piano The version for AD Infinitum I has an added organ/vocal part as

 

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