Submitted by jimmins 1591d ago | news

Joe Danger Dev Clarifies XBLA Comments

NowGamer: Hello Games' Sean Murray has moved to explain whay he described XBLA as a 'Slaughterhouse'... (Hello Games, Industry, PS3, Xbox 360)

Blaze929  +   1591d ago
i love when people like to track-back on their words. we all know what you meant and it will stay like that. don't p**sy out now
AridSpider  +   1591d ago
he probably just wants to bring the game or something else over to XBLA and was just made Trials HD beat them to the punch. whiny developers these days.
Inside_out  +   1591d ago
Place foot in mouth...
These guys are making so much money these days they don't care what they say and to who...now he's talking about the Wii. Last time I checked the Wii was at 72+ million consoles sold. I got an idea. lets Criticize them too.

As for Trials HD, it has become a real success story. If you get a chance, read some of the developers " Trials " and tribulations on making his game...in the meantime, here's a couple of vids...you can see why this game has sold so well...



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jimmins  +   1591d ago
He says nothing about the Wii
He makes a throwaway comment on WiiWare. Which is clearly less developed than XBLA/PSN
darthv72  +   1591d ago
he is right about live being a higher risk
for every game there is a trial version. Giving the consumer the opportunity to decide if it is worthy of their points or not. You can't say the same about psn. If anything, psn not having the same availability of trialware tends to make the sales of these games a final deal as you cant return your downloaded game for money back. Someone thinking they might like the game pays up front for it on psn and then they dont like it.

The publisher get the money regardless. Live having trials is a risk because it adds choice to the mix. You try, you like, you buy or...you try, you dont like, you delete the trial.

I would like to at least see more preview videos for psn games that do not offer a demo. It may not be much but it at least lets me see what the action looks like.
BabyTownFrolics  +   1591d ago
That is one of the great things
about Live

when I purchased my PS3 and went to the store I was surprised by the lack of trials for the games. Some games do have demos but most dont. I am not putting down PSN or the games available there, but i had assumed when people speak of the parity between the two services something as simple and fundamental as a trial version of available games would be a given.

Each service has its strengths and weaknesses, this being a strength for Live (all games except some Games on Demand (original Xbox and current 360 games) have trial versions) and a weakness for PSN, though I wonder if this will become one of the selling points for PS+ in the future.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1591d ago
alot of devs are making themselves look foolish now days
lochdoun  +   1591d ago
Limbo says hi.
Keep your poor Trials HD ripoff on PSN. I'll take the real thing.
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tdogg06051991  +   1591d ago
Tell Limbo I said Hi back
Also can you tell Alan Wake if it wants to sell to come to the PS3 ya thanks.
Blaze929  +   1591d ago
the hell does Alan Wake have to do with this or Xbox LIVE Arcade? I swear you fanboys are becoming dumber by the day and just love to reply anything to make yourself feel even.

lochdoun mentioned how LIMBO is already off to a successful start thus countering the dev's comment about XBLA being a slaughterhouse. And because Joe Danger and Trials HD are similar he says keep it on PSN.

So please explain to me where Alan Wake and sales come into this please.
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Dark360  +   1591d ago
Also can you tell Alan Wake...
Also can you tell ModNation Racers if it wants to sell to come to the Xbox 360 ya thanks.
Unicron  +   1591d ago
"lochdoun mentioned how LIMBO is already off to a successful start thus countering the dev's comment about XBLA being a slaughterhouse. And because Joe Danger and Trials HD are similar he says keep it on PSN. "

And he did it in the most fanboyish way possible. Kudos. This is N4G, stupid BS feeds stupid BS. Haven't you learned by now?
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PS3Freak  +   1591d ago
He said that SOME games do well on XBLA while some are condemned to sell very few copies. So LIMBO doing well doesn't counter anything he said, it is just one game. I am sure there alot of XBLA games that sold terribly. The same thing probably goes for PSN anyways.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1590d ago
"Limbo says hi"

Oh, a $15 game that only lasts 3 hours says hi? Tell it I said I'll see it when it goes on sale.
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Spenok  +   1590d ago
Will do my friend. You keep playing what you like, and ill do the same for me. If you could though, please stop telling other people what to like and dislike.
J-Smith  +   1591d ago
i thought 'Slaughterhouse' was a downloadable game LoL
Agent_Cody_Banks  +   1591d ago
Joe Danger looks like the type of game to but me back into the psyche ward for a few years. Just seeing that little bastard smiling while riding a motorcycle causes me to cut myself.
jimmins  +   1591d ago
Back on track
The question remains: does either PSN or XBLA (or WiiWare for that matter) offer indie devs a better return for their hard work?

Or should they all just start making games for the iPad?
BabyTownFrolics  +   1591d ago
there is the Indie Marketplace on Live
there are some great games in there. The most they can cost is 5 bucks.

Gerbil Physics 1 and 2 ftw!

To Joypads (comment#7):

"xbla is slaughterhouse & craphouse too full of crap games the only decent game is worms 2"

that statement is pure fanboy bs
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joypads  +   1591d ago
they made one of the best PSN games to date (joe danger) & yes xbla is slaughterhouse & craphouse too full of crap games the only decent game is worms 2.

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