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Submitted by swingingape 2344d ago | article

XNA Community Games is a Failed Experiment

Microsoft's lack of foresight is troubling. It's becoming more and more obvious the experiment known as XNA has failed. The poor sales figures of Community Games coupled with bitterness over the existing revenue sharing structure have left a bad taste in the mouths of bold entrepreneurs hoping to get fed on fat profits.

Strangely, it was Sony who responded to the wave of unhappiness... by revealing plans to match development costs for certain games in return for PSN exclusivity. Microsoft can do well to pay attention and take a page out of Sony's Pub Fund playbook if they wish to salvage what good graces they have left in the XNA brand. (PS3, Tag Invalid, Xbox 360)

swingingape  +   2344d ago
Personally, I think Community Games sell poorly because they suck.
L4D   2344d ago | Spam
LukaX23  +   2344d ago
*Sigh*
That's what experiments are for. To try something new, and if successful, expand and improve. This article is a failure.
swingingape  +   2344d ago
Success is not an accident. Experiments help you learn, even failed experiments. Article points out where MS went wrong. Sony has got a good idea in Pub Fund.
willud4skins  +   2344d ago
easy golf is a great game and downloading. the rest seem poor
edhe  +   2343d ago
Anyone that thought xna was the way to the big bucks it's somewhat mistaken.

It is, however, a way to get experience and exposure to get yourself a (better) job.
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