OXM writes: "Ambitious, big-thinking independent game development has been alive and well on the PC for years. In fact, it's thrived. Far Cry, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., and EVE Online all burst anonymously out of tiny European studios and onto gamers' hard drives. But for every out-of-left-field hit, the market is littered with dozens of duds that dreamed big but were bogged down by some crippling issue. We've even started seeing this on Xbox 360, with Crackdown being a startup sensation and Two Worlds unable to fulfill its potential."