Quantcast
Nathan Fouts hates new Xbox dash, makes game about it - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Game Type  



Nathan Fouts hates new Xbox dash, makes game about it


3:00 PM on 12.22.2011



Do you hate the new Xbox 360 dash? I don't, but the ads kind of suck. Know that you can opt out of them. Serious bitching has taken place since the update, but I won't join in, as the 'play disc' and game list options are easily found. That's all I need.

Indie developer Nathan Fouts of Mommy’s Best Games dislikes the new dash. Maybe 'hate' is too strong a word. I know he does dislike how the system's indie games channel seems to have been pushed off to the side. You have to dig a bit to find the titles, and that's what inspired Foults to create his latest, Game Type.

Game Type is named after the name of the dashboard section that you'll have to select to find indie games. The game starts off with the player having to find their way through a faux dash, complete with mock ads. When the game is found and started, you'll be dropped into a hilarious shmup where these ads have come to life. I love that you're controlling "hoodie girl," a character inspired by the horrible stock photo that Microsoft assigned to the Game Type section box. Hoodie Girl has to fight MediaBall. Amazing.

There's some decent gaming for your 80 Microsoft Points here. The title supports 2-player co-op and online high scores. You'll just have to dig for it in the dash. 

PARKOUR!






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



Review: Sneaky Sneaky photo
Review: Sneaky Sneaky
2:30 PM on 11.23.2014





timeline following:
Game Type




Indie

2:30 PM on 11.23.2014
Review: Sneaky Sneaky

Stealth is a tricky game mechanic to pull off well. If it is too slow it can be dull, but if it is too fast it is more action than stealth. If it is too predictable it becomes mundane, but if it is too random it requires more...more



2:15 PM on 11.23.2014
Warning: Girlvania is not a very good Metroidvania

When I see the faux suffix "vania" at the end of a word, I have a Pavlovian reaction. Visions of whipping flying decapitated Medusa heads in mid-air, exploring a Victorian mansion that defies all concepts of sound architectur...more



10:30 AM on 11.23.2014
How a little girl from Lebanon went on to develop games in Japan

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last week on Sup Holmes, w...more



View all Indie






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more