Activision Goes Indie with Dark Reign on Xbox Live [Update]

Dark Reign Redux, a remake of 1997's Dark Reign: The Future of War, a real-time strategy game for PC, just published on the Xbox Live Indie Games channel yesterday, without Activision so much as stapling a flyer to a telephone pole or putting up a card on a café barter board for its marketing. » 1/28/12 11:00am 1/28/12 11:00am

Sometimes Downloadable Content isn't Just in the Game, it is the Game

Lots of games have downloadable content. In fact, DLC is becoming something of a point of contention between players and publishers. Indie game developer Ben Kane (who despite his moniker is not actually a comic book supervillain) has launched a game that doesn't just celebrate DLC, it bases its entire design around… » 11/04/11 10:30pm 11/04/11 10:30pm

Aside from the Anti-Tank Dogs, the Xbox 360 Version of Wikipedia Sucks

What if Wikipedia cost $3 to read, wasn't updated, wasn't complete and was rated 3/3 on some scale that registers sexual content? Sold? What if it was on the Xbox 360? » 8/05/11 4:20pm 8/05/11 4:20pm

Shoot Ninjas, Pirates, Viruses, and Gorillas in Our Newest Xbox Live…

Every couple of weeks, we recommend some of the best games on the Xbox Live Indie channel. These are the games on the fringe of the Xbox 360 platform, made by average Joes and indie dreamers. They're peer-reviewed, not Microsoft-approved and thankfully they're not all about posing your Xbox Avatar or a vibrating… » 8/02/11 8:00pm 8/02/11 8:00pm

A Hilarious Horror Game and Other Xbox Live Indie Surprises

Every two weeks, we weigh in on our favorite selectons on Xbox Live's indie channel, and this week we found some truly impressive games. These are not Microsoft-approved games—they're created by everyone from the average Joe to upstart game companies, and reviewed by users like you.
We list the stand-outs here and in… » 7/07/11 2:00pm 7/07/11 2:00pm

YouTube Bans Indie Dev's Trailer Account as "Scams, Spam and…

Whomever at YouTube banned Crosse Studios' account might want to reconsider that action. Inexplicably, the entire collection of trailers for the independent sports video game developer was taken out of commission yesterday, on the grounds that the videos violate YouTube's policy against "scams, spam and commercially… » 6/23/11 8:30pm 6/23/11 8:30pm

Control a Drill Robot, Space Squirrel, or Jetpack Kitty in this Xbox…

Every couple of weeks, we recommend some of the best games on the Xbox Live Indie channel. These are the games on the fringe of the Xbox 360 platform, made by regular folks and indie dreamers. They're peer-reviewed, not Microsoft-approved and thankfully they're not all about talking to pretty girls or posing your Xbox… » 6/22/11 1:40pm 6/22/11 1:40pm

We Got Microsoft to Promote The Red Ring of Death and Our Other Xbox…

Every couple of weeks we deliver a list of our favorite (mostly) new Xbox Live Indie games to officials involved with the Xbox 360. We pick our favorite indie games; they list them in a corner of the Xbox Live Games Marketplace called Kotaku's Favorites (it's in the Indie channel). » 5/24/11 8:00pm 5/24/11 8:00pm

Play Lacrosse, Dig Deep, Or Defend A Swamp For $5 Or Less On The Xbox…

Every couple of weeks, we recommend some of the best games on the Xbox Live Indie channel. These are the games on the fringe of the Xbox 360 platform, made by regular folks and indie dreamers. They're peer-reviewed, not Microsoft-approved and thankfully they're not all about talking to pretty girls or posing your Xbox… » 5/03/11 9:00pm 5/03/11 9:00pm

First Licensed Sports Indie Game Is Now First Licensed Sports Indie…

NLL Lacrosse, which last year became the first fully-licensed sports game on the Xbox Live Indie Games channel, has released its second version. Though it features all 10 NLL teams and its 230 players, it's not just a roster update. A completely new game engine, statistics compilation celebrations and fighting are all … » 4/21/11 6:00pm 4/21/11 6:00pm