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5:00 PM on 01.13.2014

You are a fish with a gun, and you must shoot other fish

Shütshimi is a retro-style shoot 'em up where you are a gold fish with bad memory problems and big beefy arms. With those beefy arms you will shoot up other fish because who cares. You're a fish with beefy arms and guns...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


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2:30 PM on 01.02.2014

Ska Studios snuck one last game into 2013

Ska Studios came into the gaming consciousness with one of the most successful Xbox Live Indie Games, I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1. Now they have returned to that platform one more time to put the final nai...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:30 PM on 08.02.2013

Beat Hazard Ultra has made over $2 million since release

Beat Hazard Ultra is an arcade shooter that uses your own music library to create a pretty addictive experience. It's been three years since the original release of Beat Hazard on the Xbox Live Indie Game channel. So after r...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 07.24.2013

Some of the best Xbox Live Indies bundled for PC

In collaboration with Indie Gamer Chick, Indie Royale has put out a new bundle that's essentially a "greatest hits" compilation of the Xbox Live Indie Games channel. There are gems to be found for those who take the time to ...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 07.01.2013

Vote for One Finger Death Punch on Greenlight!

On their weekend show Saturday Morning Hangover, Conrad and Jordan brave the wilds of the Xbox Live Indie Games section, desperately looking for something good to play. Well this weekend they found One Finger Death Punch, a ...

Alasdair Duncan



Mount Your Friends is chock full of dangly man parts photo
Mount Your Friends is chock full of dangly man parts
by Rick KingFoom Olson



Late the other night, during a session of broadcasting over at Dtoid.TV, I was looking for some of the most off-the-wall titles in the indie section of Xbox Live to play with the live crowd, and ran across this little gem. Mount Your Friends is a stacking game, where players climb atop one another to become the highest point with QWOP-like controls and dangly man bits flipping and flopping all over the place. 

You can't escape the somewhat detailed and wholly unnecessary dick physics. The little guys spin, rock back and forth, and helicopter around with every move you make, causing a state of phallic mesmerism. At one point during the evening my wife walked in the room and rather than shake her head and look at me funny, she simply walked over and said "I ... can't stop staring at them ..." before grabbing the controller for local multiplayer. If that's what it takes to get her to sit down and game with me, so be it. 

Mount Your Friends can be bought on Xbox Live Indie Games for 80 Microsoft points right now, but they're trying to get on Steam as well. If you dig the game, go vote up their Greenlight page. As far as I'm concerned, you can take your silly fish A.I., your Tress FX, your UE4, and all your other fancy tech wizardry and throw them right out the window. This is the generation of dick physics. 

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2:45 PM on 06.08.2013

Sup Holmes murders Charlie with Ska Studios' James Silva

ALERT! Sup Holmes will be on a Saturday this week. Same time though! 1pm PST/4pm EST.  This week we'll be talking to James Silva, creator of The Dishwasher series, I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1NIT!!!1, the upcoming (and ...

Jonathan Holmes

12:30 PM on 05.22.2013

Xboned! Indies can't self-publish on Xbox One

[Castle Vidcons by Tyler Rhodes] Both Sony and Nintendo are bending over backwards to make their platforms as attractive to indie developers as possible, from waived licensing fees to free patching. Microsoft has been slippin...

Tony Ponce

10:30 PM on 04.06.2013

The sweet science of Foosball 2012

Today on Saturday Morning Hangover, I knew we were going to have something special going on. See, my wife fancies herself quite the Foosball player and is extremely competitive, so I thought it would be fun to see how she do...

Conrad Zimmerman



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Review: DLC Quest
by Jim Sterling

Downloadable content is a touchy subject among the vocal game playing community. While I personally think such content has its place, the piecemeal selling of a game risks becoming a tasteless endeavor -- and videogame publishers have proven unafraid to exploit the practice to miserable extremes. 

DLC Quest is a vision of depths no company has quite yet sunk to, but the scary thing about it is just how plausible it is. Though it satirizes the ridiculous idea of a game so excessively monetized you can't even get character animations without paying, one can easily imagine rooms of suited executives, eagerly discussion such an idea. 

This spoof of the videogame industry is cute, and funny enough to raise a few smiles. Deep down, however, there's something very scary about it. One fears its ability to give some very rich men some very tacky ideas.

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1:45 PM on 03.29.2013

Hellish creations abound in trailer for Death Goat

It's not often that I get to post excitedly about an Xbox Live Indie Game, but this trailer for Death Goat has my blood boiling. It's a top-down shoot-em-up with all manner of horrible monsters from the bowels of Hell, ...

Conrad Zimmerman





11:00 PM on 03.23.2013

Scaling the Dragon Keep in Magic Sword

We had a truly wonderful time on Saturday Morning Hangover today. It was a send off to our set, as we prepare to move to a new location, and it went out with style.  The Xbox Live Indie demos were mostly sequels this we...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:00 AM on 03.17.2013

Dashing for Dollars on Saturday Morning Hangover

We had another passably entertaining time on Saturday Morning Hangover this week. We checked out Dollar Dash, recently released on Xbox Live Arcade and wound up with some mixed opinions. I thought it was pretty fun, though t...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 PM on 03.09.2013

We played Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds on Hangover

We had a delightful little Saturday Morning Hangover this morning, playing the recently released Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds. Jordan, Katrina and I all piled on in this one and found it to be an enjoyable beat-em-up...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:15 PM on 02.05.2013

Arcadecraft resparks '80s nostalgia on Xbox Live Indie

'80s arcade management sim Arcadecraft is now available on Xbox Live Indie Games (240 Microsoft points; $3.00), where indie games go to die unless they are zombie-based or Minecraft rip-offs. Bringing to mind that title in na...

Allistair Pinsof

11:00 AM on 02.03.2013

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...

Kyle MacGregor