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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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Preview: Rock Band Network

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 potential to ch...

 
 
 
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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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Review: Kodu Game Lab

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 don't know a thi...

 
 
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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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Destructoid review: Clover

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 "plot driven pl...

 
 
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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 practice, it's a place...

 
 
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Destructoid review: The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai

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 far and away the...

 
 
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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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Destructoid review: Audiball

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 sporadically; howev...

 
 
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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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Destructoid review: Weapon of Choice

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 XNA program, and ...

 
 
 
 




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