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Phil Spencer’s GDC chat spans PC, VR, ID@Xbox, paid-Alphas, Xbox One debug

During GDC, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer touched upon a myriad of Xbox One topics such as paid-Alphas, retail to dev kit conversion, the potential of VR, and a renewed “commitment” to PC gaming.

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Indie Games headlines

  • Valve adds concept section to Greenlight

    A minor update for Greenlight allows users to distinguish between idea pitches and finished games.

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  • GamersGate Indie bundle offers 6 for price of 1

    Digital distribution channel GamersGate, is offering its Indie Fort Bundle 2; featuring six games for the price of a pint of beer. The bundle includes 3079, Fortrix 2, Aztaka, Dark Scavenger, DEMISE: Ascension and Intrusion 2, as well as some small bits of bonus content. Individually the titles sell for £58.72, but as part of […]

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  • Sony: Gaming industry "will stall" if we don't support garage devs

    Innovation’s not dead. It’s just moved out of its ritzy bump-mapped mansion into a rustic forest cottage getaway. Or something. It’s smaller now, is what we’re saying – but no less important. In fact, according to SCE chief Shuhei Yoshida, the gaming industry absolutely needs smaller garage developers to simply stay alive – let alone […]

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  • Sega issues statement on Streets of Rage Remake shutdown

    Sega has issued a statement on its decision to order indie developer Bombergames to remove its Streets of Rage Remake.

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  • Indie Games Winter Uprising starts the first week of December on XBL

    Some indie developers are planning a promotion to bring awareness to titles being released on Xbox Live in December.

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  • The Indie Love Bundle comes with 6 games for cheap

    Those looking for a great deal on an indie bundle should look no further than the Indie Love Bundle, which is on sale for $20 until Friday, February 19.

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  • Direct2Drive turns five, has games on sale for a fiver

    Direct2Drive’s turning five, and to celebrate, its putting some games up for sale each week for five weeks for $5/£5. The first week’s offerings, which end on September 14, consist of Ubisoft and strategy titles, which are listed after the break. The following genres will be put up for sale each week, with titles to […]

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  • Xbox Live activity for the week of August 31: Third week for Cod:WaW

    Looks like Call of Duty: World at War was number one again for the third week in a row on Xbox Live. Left 4 Dead is back on the list, while the Lost Planet 2 demo falls off. Arkham Asylum entered, while FIFA 09 and Trials HD trade places. Live Titles Call of Duty: WaW […]

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  • D2D indie sale includes Zeno Clash, Defense Grid, more

    Direct2Drive has a fabulous indie sale going on at the moment. It’s a bundle consisting of five games for one price. For just $17.75 you’ll get: Defense Grid, The Path, Zeno Clash, Democracy 2 and Cogs. Hell, Zeno Clash is worth that all by it’s lonesome. No end date for the sale was listed, but […]

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  • Mastertronic hopes to appeal to wider audience with new Indie label

    Mastertronic Group has launched a new label for indie titles called Great Indie Games and the first game to make the cut is World of Goo, slated for a July release. Great Indie Games will bring independent games to retail to gain a wider audience than just through digital distribution, where most indie titles are […]

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  • TIGA wants to nurture UK's Indie developers and promote education

    Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, has said that he welcomes the lessening of restrictions on Indie developers and feels small companies like this need to be nurtured. The game-development trade association recently made it easier for smaller groups to join, and Wilson says each need a helping hand due to expense restraints. “It is […]

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  • Clover makes it through Xbox Live peer review process

    Daniel “Deejay” Jones has tweeted that Binary Tweed’s Clover has passed peer review. Won’t be much longer until it’s on Xbox Live, hopefully. Deejay is currently on holiday, but promises to provide more details on Monday. Check back with us then.

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  • Steam's indie games sale is great for the wallet

    Steam has quite a few indie games on sale now through Sunday – some are only $4.49. Loads of demos are available too, in case you have a fear of commitment or just wanna try something new. Here’s some of what’s on offer: And Yet It Moves Between The Graveyard The Path The Maw Musaic […]

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  • That was the news – Week 8, 2008: Unconvincing GDC governed by two main themes: flux and fear

    Last week’s GDC was a strange affair that threw up more questions than answers. While it carried the predicted unveiling of Gears of War 2 and a Microsoft keynote holding traditional big hitters such as Fable 2 and Ninja Gaiden II, the event’s main speech’s message was by no means “the norm”. Yes, the blood, […]

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