XBL Indies

Pixelated Sausage (dot com) has recently upped the coverage of XBL Indie games on site; these titles have received their own dedicated page. The reason for this is because I feel that there aren’t enough sites that cover XBL Indies and these games could use as much promotion as they can get.

As these reviews/previews start rolling in I plan to feature at least one game every day (likely won't last). These “reviews” will only be a few paragraphs in length and may have accompanying videos as well. Each review will also state whether the impressions are from the trial version or the full game (I would love to purchase every game I review, but I'm not rich).

I hope these reviews help both the sausage and the sales of the XBL Indie games we cover. I may be doing the bulk of coverage for these titles, but hopefully my fellow writers will help out when they can as well. Check out all the XBL Indies coverage HERE.

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Posted by Kush

Pixelated Sausage (dot com) has recently upped the coverage of XBL Indie games on site; these titles have received their own dedicated page. The reason for this is because I feel that there aren’t enough sites that cover XBL Indies and these games could use as much promotion as they can get.

As these reviews/previews start rolling in I plan to feature at least one game every day (likely won't last). These “reviews” will only be a few paragraphs in length and may have accompanying videos as well. Each review will also state whether the impressions are from the trial version or the full game (I would love to purchase every game I review, but I'm not rich).

I hope these reviews help both the sausage and the sales of the XBL Indie games we cover. I may be doing the bulk of coverage for these titles, but hopefully my fellow writers will help out when they can as well. Check out all the XBL Indies coverage HERE.

Posted by Artie

I think people don't cover indie games because nobody cares.  I've played five indie games, and five of them sucked.
 
Waste of time, anything good is going to get picked up and made XBLA, like Dishwasher.

Posted by SunKing

There are so many decent games available on XBLA, let alone at retail, that you really, really would have to be desperate to even consider buying anything from Indie Games. Everytime I browse through that section all I see is crappy box-art for awful looking games. It's pretty discouraging.
 
However, I do think more coverage is needed for these games, and I think bloggers are going to end up being the best source for that info. Since I'd hate to miss out on the next Braid, I will be keeping a tab on your reviews, for however long you can stomach playing these games. ;)

Edited by Artie
@SunKing: Braid was an XBLA game, not XNA. You're not missing anything.
Posted by Kush

I don't want to come off as mean, but I think the belief that all Indie games suck is a bit naive and close-minded. There may be a lot of crap on XBL Indie Games, but there are some really awesome games on there as well. MS just doesn't do a good job of sorting them, promoting them, or basically do anything for them at all. There's a Breakout clone that only costs $1 that is a lot of fun...I find it to be a much better value than the Arkanoid game that was released on XBLA for $10.