Xbox 360 owners will get a rare opportunity to play a manic top-down shoot 'em up next month with the release of Shoot 1UP, a shmup with all the bullet-hell trimmings mixed with a clever mechanic.
Who says you have to go to college for an expensive game developer's education? Microsoft Research's Kodu puts the power of a dev kit right in your hand for a mere $5.
If you think this screenshot from Clover, a "political platform puzzler" coming soon to Xbox Live Community Games from independent developer Binary Tweed, is lovely, you should see their managing director's mustache.
Back in February Xbox 360 gamers got a chance to try out some of the exciting homebrew games coming out of the XNA Code Creators Club, and this holiday season they'll be able to buy them. Microsoft has dropped details about how pricing and payments will work for folks who have their games published via the new…