Ryan Rigney of Cinemablend.com covers an interesting development, in which bloggers are taking up the mantle on XNA Community Game reviews since no large sites are doing it.
what a feat
Yeah he probably got pretty dirty digging through all that muck.
Apparently. I've never really looked for myself though. That'd be a little bit like sticking your manpart into a pit of snakes.
Apparently along with all those snakes there are one or two little stacks of gold.
Little stacks of gold that slowly fill up my overpriced hard drive. ;D
Lol virtual gold. In FLAC format.
I want to check these games out. XNA has been a pretty big waste so far, but I still check every once in a while to see if a diamond surfaces.
one word, Groov, one of the coolest shooters I have played in a while and my first purchase ever from the community games. And whether you like it or not, these games are there and available for you, and it is a very cool concept, many might suck, some might actually be good, like Groov.
Yes, they exist, dumbass.
There are many many quality games on Xbox LIVE Community Games. The quality -- and quantity of titles is growing very fast. As developers get used to the (new) tools, they're only going to get better. Have a look yourself; http://catalog.xna.com
Groov and CarneyVale Showtime are ill.
those are good. and weapon ex.damnn whats that game with the girl with the face and orbs. thats good too. theres alot.
You mean Rumble Massage isn't the cream of the crop? What about Kittie's Mazes? Fireplace?!
Lonely gamers and Rumble Massage... the game ain't taking place on the TV screen, I can tell you that much.
lol did u notice on Community Games if you filter by 'most popular' both Rumble Massage and its clone Rumble Masseuse (actually I don't remember which came out 1st) r both on top!
yeah, groov is awesome.
so you're going to get the good and the bad, which is great that people are reviewing them to tell others the difference. XNA is a really nice concept, and I hope that some really great people get their fair start from it.
...i enjoyed those too.
lol they all suck sorry
The quality will go up, its like littlebigplanet. First few months it was filled with nothing but rubbish, now you go on and you find more and more amazing levels.
But remember LBP is pretty accessable to anyone with creativity I am guessing that XNA requires actual coding so it would take a lot of time for some decent XNA games.
Microsoft described XNA community games as "a youtube of games" and you know what, I think that's a pretty apt description. The vast, vast majority of videos on youtube are complete rubbish. Angsty teens, creationists, 14 year old girls singing along to the latest Katie Perry rubbish, etc. Crappy webcam video with noisy, distorted sound is the norm. But then once in a while a real gem of a video appears, either something genuinely funny, or interesting or just really well presented. They're almost literally one in a million but they are out there. XNA community games is going to be the same kind of deal. If you look at it now, there's hundreds of titles already up there - and its only been about 6 months since it launched. If big commercial companies like Capcom or Sony can't produce a quality game in 6 months, even with teams of up to 40 people, what do you expect from a bedroom programmers? All it needs is a bit of time and we'll see some quality titles eventually.
i never thought about it that way.But you are right there are alot of games,its been what 5 months?
Why would you charge people for that? You had to be down right retarded. Glad it failed.
The creators choose the price dipshit
Haha. "...Dylan managed to find some games that are totally worth your attention (as well as some games that are so hilariously bad that the demo is worth downloading for laughs.)" I'll pass. PSN games pwn anything on XNA or XBLA
There are a bunch of good XNA games, my favorite being Biology Battle. I like it better than Geometry Wars. If someone says that they all suck, they're just being ignorant.
When I posted this myself, nary a response. Ryan Rigney posts it, and I got almost 750 people looking at it in no time flat. Tis the curse of being a blog without an established name behind it though. I thank thee, Rigney. I will definitely have to find some time to do this again. @ironmonkey It's true that most of them lack any real quality or polish, but there are most definitely some gems to be found. Don't be so closed minded, though I'm guessing that you are just a fanboy, in which case asking you not to be closed minded would be liking asking a brick wall to please move. Thanks for reading everyone!
Dishwasher Dead Samurai is a great example of quality XNA. Groov is also another one. These are community made games without million dollar budgets or a staff of 60+ people to make them. I don't know what people expect but it is really lame and unfair to judge these on the same criteria. Before you start ripping one of these games/aspiring devs apart maybe try and make your own game and see how hard it is.
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