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XBLIG Developers Troubled Over Xbox 360 Dashboard Update

With the release of Microsoft's latest update to the Xbox 360 dashboard come changes that remove Xbox Live Indie Games from the proper games store, provoking some indie developers speak out against the new marketplace.

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Christopher3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

I'm sure this will be fixed very shortly.

Edit: Just to remind people, XBL is the only console that allows Indie Developers of an extremely wide range to put their games on the platform at reasonable prices and without having to pay large costs for dev kits ($120/year for up to 10 Indie game releases on XBL).

I highly doubt Microsoft is suddenly going to stop being Indie friendly and they'll more than likely end up making the necessary UI change to continue to promote Indie Developers.

VladimirK3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

I wouldn't count on it being fixed so soon.
It's been messed up like that during the whole of the beta aswell as now.

The beta was pretty pointless though, you would go to the forum and there would be loads of posts about valid things to change and yet there was hardly any changes during the whole process despite continuously having to update.

Still, this doesn't surprise me.
Just take one look at the new Xbox.com website and they've made it abundantly clear what their new target audience is, and it isn't people that would be browsing Indie games looking for a hidden gem.

Christopher3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

That's the problem with betas right before a new software release, it's very unlikely you'll see things fixed upon release and post-release they tend to delay updates as focus is directed elsewhere. This unfortunate beta wasn't so much to test the overall UI but to ensure it worked with the various Kinects that are out there in the wild.

I think it will be fixed for two reasons.

1. Bad publicity.

2. Casuals buy into Indie games the most due to the very low costs and typically non-hardcore gameplay.

gamingdroid3268d ago

Keep in mind that the beta was pretty short, and once you make a bug fix you have to test the bug fix as well to ensure you don't introduce new bugs!

The beta is more to make sure major problems don't occur.

Give it a little time, and if it still not fix there is nothing like a little bad publicity won't fix!!!

GoldPS33268d ago

Indie developers never get the respect they deserve.

gamingdroid3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

That is because there are a lot of bad ones!

How much crap do you find in the indie game section? Not to say there aren't good ones, but there is an abundance of really bad ones!

T9X693268d ago

So true. Can't count how many "Massage" indie games have been published. I don't want to massage my friends over XBL damn it, I have a GF for a reason!

DelbertGrady3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

At least MS gives them some room to sell their games. They even have trial games for all indie games.

What have Sony and Nintendo done for indie devs lately? Some of you are quick to bash anything MS related.

Paradise Lost3268d ago

This is honestly disgusting...Wow.

Neko_Mega3268d ago

That is mess up, I mean I brought some of the ones I enjoy. In less Microsoft gives me my money back (Haven't got around to downloading them on my new system).

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