Xbox Dashboard update improves Indie presence

The latest Xbox 360 dashboard update contains several changes that ought to please indie fans. The update, which went live this weekend, adds a tab to US dashboards placing Xbox Live Indie Games on the front splash-page, alongside Games on Demand and Xbox Live Arcade. Inside the tab, users will find alphabetical search options, rankings by popularity and release date, and other highlight sections.

Late last year, XBLIG fans and developers lamented the lack of attention given to their content by the new dashboard update – so it's nice to see the feature returning to prominence, at least in the US (it's unclear whether other territories will see similar revision). “This update is something we are extremely excited about as it really brings Xbox Live Indie Games to a higher level of visibility in the dashboard,” Microsoft told Eurogamer. “We believe these changes will help even more gamers find and experience the great offerings you've all developed for Xbox Live Indie Games.”


  • chad-munn - February 21, 2012 6:03 p.m.

    Holy crap I hope this shuts up the cry babies/idiots. It's now ONE button closer to being found. Think you'll still need a seeing eye dog to find this elusive treasure trove of one dollar games?? Or is it not good enough and MS needs to put a neon sign around it and make sure it's on the front page???
  • Shinn - February 20, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    So, I take it indie games still aren't available in NZ?
  • Japanaman - February 20, 2012 4:58 p.m.

    What stinks is that Indie Games hasn't had a good game since they've been practically hidden from view.

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