CFD!'s Rob Rich has culled some of 2010's best releases from the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace into this handy guide:
"No matter your faith or beliefs, chances are this is the time of year when you exchange gifts. So after a few weeks of battling through a sea of humanity just to get your hands on a gift card or a super-cheap HDTV, why not use some of that inevitable holiday cash to get yourself an MS Points card? And since you’re swimming in virtual currency, I think it’s high time you considered spending it on something a little different than overpriced map packs and bonus character outfits. I’m talking about the indies, of course.
"They’ve been there for what feels like forever; criminally ignored by the majority of 360 owners. Sure, some of them are brain-hemorrhagingly awful, but there’s also a surprising number of good titles to be had. And not just good titles, but utterly fantastic ones. For the low, low cost of a handful of virtual change you can treat yourself to some of the finest games you’ve never heard of, many of which rival the value-per-dollar of most disk-based entertainment. Your purchases won’t just bring a smile to your face, they’ll also make the holiday season of the hard working folks behind all of that low-cost awesomeness. You see? You aren’t just getting, you’re giving, too."