"Ever-vigilant Microsoft is eager to promote its XNA platform for up-and-coming developers. In and effort to show off what talented game designers can do with these tools, the company announced at GDC this week that a number of demos for XNA-based games will be available to download from the Xbox Live Marketplace for a limited time.
Eager to see what the offerings were, we plunged right into the most interesting sounding game: Dishwasher--or to be technically correct, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai. No, this isn't a kitchen-based minigame collection with Ninjas. Rather, it's a wonderfully gory side-scroller that whet our appetites for the full-fledged version, which will be released later this year via Xbox Live Arcade."