Microsoft Lets New Territories In To XNA Gang

Now that Microsoft has got the New Xbox Experience launch out of the way and we have had a few days to dig into the Community Games channel, Redmond has decided to open up the service to more developers. Until now this XNA developing lark was confined to coders from the United States, Canada, England, France, Italy… » 11/24/08 7:20pm 11/24/08 7:20pm

In The Pit Trailer - No Video Card Required

Click to view » 11/20/08 9:00am 11/20/08 9:00am We have mentioned - back when it was a 3-level Xbox 360 demo. Described as "An 'audio-only' stealth action game", you are a monster hunting down unfortunate victims hurled into your pit by an evil king. It's a Grue simulator, basically. The demo has been expanded into a full game, which will be one of…

Splatter Movie - The Unfinished Swan Tech Demo

File under Curious » 10/24/08 8:40pm 10/24/08 8:40pm. The Unfinished Swan, an XNA project from indie coder Ian Dallas, is a novel take on the FPS genre, set in an entirely colorless world. Don't worry, it's not one of those 'bringing color back to the Kingdom Of Sad' lamefests. Instead, you need to reveal the landscape around you by firing blobs of…

Community Games And The New Xbox Experience

Click to view <a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-US&playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:c3d65b0c-273b-4548-8e36-3fa9e56f93b5&showPlaylist=true&from=msnvideo" target="_new" title="Xbox LIVE Community Games">Video: Xbox LIVE Community Games</a> » 10/17/08 2:30pm 10/17/08 2:30pm
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Former XNA Community Manager Airs Quality Concerns

Microsoft's recent announcement that it would let community developers earn money for games they make » 7/25/08 6:40pm 7/25/08 6:40pm with the company's XNA toolset came as good news to some, but former XNA community manager David Weller is concerned about the lack of quality standards. On , Weller wrote: It's similar, actually, to quality concerns…

Gamefest 2008: Microsoft's Satchell Talks Xbox 360 Homebrew Scene

Now, just about anyone can be a game developer — and get paid for it, too. At its Gamefest 2008 event today, Microsoft announced that community games made using its XNA tools will be downloadable via either PC or Xbox 360, and that the creators will get 70 percent of the revenues, as we reported earlier today. » 7/22/08 8:20pm 7/22/08 8:20pm

XNA Games "Most Likely Less Expensive" Than XBLA Ones

And now, the last of the leaked MS/Acti news items for the day. Included in Intellisponse's marketing/survey data was some information on Microsoft's User Generated Games program, which is what they were calling the service we know better as "Community Games On LIVE". The material says that it's a "new destination"… » 6/16/08 3:00am 6/16/08 3:00am