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Xbox is doing even more for Independent Gaming

Today marks the launch of the [email protected] YouTube channel! With this channel, we are going to present the very best in Independent games coming to Xbox One and Windows PC, and maybe even some fun original programming along the way. [email protected] has been around since 2013. The very first [email protected] game, Strike Suit Zero, shipped on April 4, 2014, and since then we’ve helped Independent developers, both big and small, launch nearly 1,500 games on Xbox.

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lxeasy1250d ago

Glad to see Xbox create a youtube channel dedicated to Indie Games. Great way to give these games a spotlight, especially since so many games come out every week it seems.

darthv721250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

I really miss the indie games section on XBL as there were some good, fun games to be found for cheap. When they folded them into the rest of the marketplace content, it became tricky to find. It's nice they are giving them their own channel on YT.

Ricegum1249d ago

So when Sony support indies you guys call it Indiestation. Now Xbox support indies it's amazing?

You guys crack me up.

AngelicIceDiamond1249d ago (Edited 1249d ago )

Indie devs are the biggest shill's and ppl don't realize it. Back in 2012 when MS shined a huge spotlight on indies they were all praising MS and looking down on PS for not cooperating with them. this gen they ran to Sony because of limitations and hurdles with [email protected] Xbox. Indie devs just run to MS or Sony whenever they see fit they're like the children of the industry. They have no real allegiance though that's what they want us to think and get their fans on whetever platform to say indies are the best. Indies to me are sneaky and manipulative and bash whatever platform is not giving them what they want, and flip flop accordingly.

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darthv721249d ago

you do realize that Xbox has been supporting indies since the 360... right?

Sony had PS Minis, but werent on the same level as XB Indies (or even wiiware) but they had to have something. so then Sony really started promoting indies for PS4, which made sense seeing as they had to have something for people to play when it launched.

Unspoken1249d ago

Darth, don't bring those kind of facts around here...torches and pitch forks everywhere.

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Platformgamer1250d ago

xbox is doing everything awesomely according to themselfes

lxeasy1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Please tell me how supporting Indie games is a bad thing?? How creating a youtube channel to highlight indie games is a bad thing??

kayoss1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Maybe they should focus on providing their fans with great exclusives. I have more fun playing pin the tail on the donkey than any of the MS exclusives.
I swear, MS is like a child that get distracted so easily. One minute they claim, "we will focus on making great games for the fan." the next minute, "oh we are working on game pass", "we are also working on making more controllers.", "we are in the business of making youtube videos now too.", "We made a more powerful console so you can play old games on it. But dont worry you get to play new games on next gen console, just not this one.".

Platformgamer1250d ago

supporting showelvare games that are valuable less than a dollar just to say "hey, we love indies :3" is just sad.
look at the indie category of the microsoft store, is like seeing the awful steam library.

Obscure_Observer1250d ago

@lxeasy

Don´t waste your time arguing with haters. They will not give Xbox credit for anything. Specially regarding initiatives such as this that helps the industry grow by revealing new ideas, talents and innovation.

This is GREAT news for gamers, developers and the whole game industry as a whole.

Great job Xbox Team!

Automatic791250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Lxeasy

We have to stop addressing trolls and discuss all positive Xbox news with gamers. The person you are addressing will downplay all good Xbox news and will elevate negative news on their platform of choice.

It's very one sided but it's the reality of how silly they are. Pay no attention to them. Focus on the guys who want to see gaming grow, love the studios and support their games.

sizeofyou1250d ago

Supporting indie isn't a bad thing whatsoever.
But I recall it was when Sony did it in the early years of PS4 for some reason.

Some great titles on all platforms throughout this generation.

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sprinterboy1250d ago

Or just carry on going to xbox or playstation youtube channals and watch the indie games which get uploaded everyday ?

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bluebenjamin1249d ago (Edited 1249d ago )

When Ps4 launched with Octo dad it was phenomenal remember it only make sense to them if sony does it Trophies are Achievments party chat custom soundtracks Xbox made Playstation better than it would have been if it wasn’t around. Could you imagine the fanboyism of Playstation vs Nintendo how boring of a battle would that be 🤷🏿‍♂️

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lxeasy1250d ago

@platformgamer Oh you mean the Indie Game library store that brought us a critically acclaimed games like Ori and the Blind Forest, Cuphead, Black Desert, Super Meat Boy, Outer Wilds, Super Hot, just to name a few... Haters gonna hate.

FGHFGHFGH1249d ago

black desert has been out for years before it came to xbox.

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King_Noctis1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

So helping the indies is not good now? I really wonder about the thought process of some people.

lxeasy1250d ago

yeah if sony was doing this they would all be praising sony for this. but since its xbox they hating

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rainslacker1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

If it makes you feel better, I actually think this is a good thing. And I'm supposedly a Sony fan boy.:)

Making a YT channel to help promote indie games shouldn't take away from the development of their in house games. Marketing team would be handling the YT channel.

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King_Noctis1249d ago

@solid

Who called the PS “indiestation”? Go back to all my comments. That is such a stupid and immature word to use.

trooper_1249d ago

@Noctis

I suggest doing some actual research because even I remember the PS3 being called the indiestation.

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Dragonscale1250d ago

Yup, just the usual virtue signalling from ms.

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S2Killinit1250d ago

This from the company notorious for favoring large publishers like EA and Activision over smaller developers.

Obscure_Observer1250d ago

@S2Killinit

Like Sony paying big money to publishers like EA, Activision, Rockstar, Warner etc for exclusive DLCs?

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lxeasy1250d ago

@obscure there is always a double standard with sony and Xbox. When Xbox does it there is a backlash, when sony does it, its good news.

sinspirit1250d ago

Sony never abandoned or ignored indie's and small titles.

S2Killinit1250d ago

@Obscure
And who started that strategy? Was it not MS? Exclusive DLCs? Timed exclusives? How about requiring a big publisher? Was that not MS? How about the xbox first clause? Was that not MS? I can go on.

The Wood1249d ago

Tekiz

Ouch. . . . No spin can justify that. . .

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lxeasy1250d ago

sony does it a lot more and you never have a problem with that.

ps360s1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

They have to to get their Xbox only owners thinking they do care about the games!

Oh and to buy their next console

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NeoGamer2321249d ago

I am not sure what you mean about "notorious" Is Sony not in deep with Activision and EA as well?

Star Wars Battlefront games, Destiny (when Activision had it), Call of Duty, etc.

Seems like Sony are just as bad.

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