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Should Xbox Live Indie Games be Renamed Xbox Live Apps?

"It's a funny thing; when you release a digital marketplace in this day and age and provide little restrictions as to just what can be uploaded you get content that may not have been originally intended for the platform. Case and point: Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG)."

-Geoff Gibson
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kissmeimgreek3145d ago

because there are very few (if any) actual apps on the indie games. its all pretty much games

GameOn3145d ago

I don't look at the Indie games much but the only app I can think of is the vibrator one.

BacteriaEP3145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

I've seen massage apps, as well as screensavers, interactive novels, and other such things that definitely could not be considered games.

I'm not saying it will be exactly like an app store, but calling the area Xbox Live Indie Games is starting to become a bit of a stretch with many non-games making it in.

Oh and I'm also NOT saying this is a good thing. I'd love for Microsoft to step up a little and demand content be a game, but that can't happen without tightening up the procedure a bit...

ShabzS3145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

i liked the physics sandbox game... it was pretty good.. the vibrator game just seems..... odd?

DLA2K93145d ago

I MADE A GAME WITH ZOMBIES IN IT!!!!!!

edgeofblade3144d ago (Edited 3144d ago )

If you get anything from Indie Games, get Kodu. Trust me... endless hours of low-stress coding and fun.

Or Avatar Drop. Rag doll Avatars in a fun little mini game... more than worth your money.

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KionicWarlord2223145d ago

indie games and indie apps .

That would be good .

DelbertGrady3145d ago

But I think there are too few apps for it to make sense dividing it into 2 categories. Seems like the writer is just trying to take a stab at MS. Indie games is a great service. Giving exposure to up and coming devs.

BacteriaEP3145d ago

Not a stab!

More of an observation. I won't say that the XBLIG will every fully become like an app store, but there's little stopping it from becoming so in the future unless MS steps in and starts steering it a bit more.

I mean, come on, 5 massage apps?

For the record, I love the XBLIG service. My recent fav is Jump! but I always dug Biology Battles, Clover, Being, and... of course... I MAED A GAME WITH ZOMBIES!!!1

I mean nothing against MS on a personal note.

PS3 slim3145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

There are great games but lets make the developers earn that wanted money and fame. I own 10 Very good games from that service. It might be a MSFT cap though keeping them in a different genre to XBLA games but still.

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PS3 slim3145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

They should be named >step that Sh8t up in development games<. The XBL arcade games are pulling away fast in better quality.

KionicWarlord2223145d ago

Indie games wasn't made to compete with the xbox live arcade .

But Microsoft has got a good amount of games from indie games and turned them into xbox live arcade games .

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