XBLIG Archive

  • Something that I really love about the world of video games is the fact that new genres form every day. The venerable platformers, shoot’em ups, and beat’em ups have been […]

    RotoSchutzen (XBLIG) Review

    Something that I really love about the world of video games is the fact that new genres form every day. The venerable platformers, shoot’em ups, and beat’em ups have been […]

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  • A few days ago we got a review code for a game called “Bytown Lumberjack.” Those of us at BLHQ are generally of the belief that there simply aren’t enough […]

    Bytown Lumberjack (XBLIG) Review

    A few days ago we got a review code for a game called “Bytown Lumberjack.” Those of us at BLHQ are generally of the belief that there simply aren’t enough […]

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  • Close followers of BrainLazy may have noticed a wee bit of a slump of late. I could go into the details, but suffice to say that we’ve been battling demons […]

    Better Late Than Never: Looking at Nioki Adventure

    Close followers of BrainLazy may have noticed a wee bit of a slump of late. I could go into the details, but suffice to say that we’ve been battling demons […]

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  • This week, we are looking at an XBLIG sent to us by Middle Lands Studios. It is a unique take on the shoot’em up, incorporating such non-shmuppy elements as RPG-style […]

    Perkunas’ Dragon (XBLIG) Review

    This week, we are looking at an XBLIG sent to us by Middle Lands Studios. It is a unique take on the shoot’em up, incorporating such non-shmuppy elements as RPG-style […]

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  • People who followed the original Indie Uprising, and the small but noble group of people who actually give a crap about Xbox Live Indie Games, will recognize MagicalTimeBean as the […]

    Escape Goat (XBLIG) Review

    People who followed the original Indie Uprising, and the small but noble group of people who actually give a crap about Xbox Live Indie Games, will recognize MagicalTimeBean as the […]

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  • Xbox Live Indie Games aren’t exactly leading a charmed life. Microsoft hasn’t really thrown an awful lot of weight behind marketing efforts, and has even played hide-and-seek with the marketplace […]

    Veks and Silence (XBLIG) Review

    Xbox Live Indie Games aren’t exactly leading a charmed life. Microsoft hasn’t really thrown an awful lot of weight behind marketing efforts, and has even played hide-and-seek with the marketplace […]

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  • It has been said that trying to get Indie developers to work together is like herding cats. Maybe, maybe not, but one thing is for sure. Indie products are somewhat more prone to delays than their corporate counterparts. We've been waiting for the final Indie uprising game to drop so that we can close out our coverage of the event, but as this December promotion drags into February, Rickenbacker vs. the Aliens still lists its status as Coming Soon. We've decided to make an executive decision and swap it out for coverage of another game we grabbed from the XBLIG roster. So, without further ado, the exclusive BL edition of Indie Games Uprising.

    Indie Games Uprising Final Round

    It has been said that trying to get Indie developers to work together is like herding cats. Maybe, maybe not, but one thing is for sure. Indie products are somewhat more prone to delays than their corporate counterparts. We've been waiting for the final Indie uprising game to drop so that we can close out our coverage of the event, but as this December promotion drags into February, Rickenbacker vs. the Aliens still lists its status as Coming Soon. We've decided to make an executive decision and swap it out for coverage of another game we grabbed from the XBLIG roster. So, without further ado, the exclusive BL edition of Indie Games Uprising.

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  • The massive list of games featured in the Uprising is almost complete, but the last few titles are trickling in slowly. This week we will look at two RPGs in […]

    Indie Games Uprising Round 4

    The massive list of games featured in the Uprising is almost complete, but the last few titles are trickling in slowly. This week we will look at two RPGs in […]

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  • The Internet has changed the world in a lot of ways. There was a time when, if you wanted to sell something, and you didn’t have a store, your options […]

    Marketing

    The Internet has changed the world in a lot of ways. There was a time when, if you wanted to sell something, and you didn’t have a store, your options […]

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  • We're into the home stretch for the Indie Games Uprising, so it is no surprise that they are bringing out the heavy hitters. This week we've got Soulcaster 2, Crossfire 2, and Zombies and Pterodactyls 20XX.

    Indie Games Uprising Round 3

    We're into the home stretch for the Indie Games Uprising, so it is no surprise that they are bringing out the heavy hitters. This week we've got Soulcaster 2, Crossfire 2, and Zombies and Pterodactyls 20XX.

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  • Another Monday, another few games to review in the Indie Uprising! This time around we're looking at Asteroids Do Concern Me, Decimation X3, and Chu's Dynasty.

    Indie Games Uprising Round 2

    Another Monday, another few games to review in the Indie Uprising! This time around we're looking at Asteroids Do Concern Me, Decimation X3, and Chu's Dynasty.

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  • Xbox LIVE is an excellent service, and Microsoft should be praised for how accessible they've made it to the indie community. They've also been doing a spectacular job at marketing their XBLA offerings, as their upcoming "Games for the Holidays" promotion clearly shows. When it comes to marketing the XBLIG games, though, they leave a bit to be desired. Okay, a LOT to be desired. Fortunately, a gaggle of indie developers have taken it upon themselves to do their own promotion, and they've dubbed it the Indie Games Uprising. The rules are the same as any other LIVE promotion: A handful of cherry-picked games released at regular intervals and given a marketing push. We think that this is an excellent idea, and we're glad to do our part to spread the word. So now, without further ado, capsule reviews of the first four offerings.

    Indie Games Uprising Round 1

    Xbox LIVE is an excellent service, and Microsoft should be praised for how accessible they've made it to the indie community. They've also been doing a spectacular job at marketing their XBLA offerings, as their upcoming "Games for the Holidays" promotion clearly shows. When it comes to marketing the XBLIG games, though, they leave a bit to be desired. Okay, a LOT to be desired. Fortunately, a gaggle of indie developers have taken it upon themselves to do their own promotion, and they've dubbed it the Indie Games Uprising. The rules are the same as any other LIVE promotion: A handful of cherry-picked games released at regular intervals and given a marketing push. We think that this is an excellent idea, and we're glad to do our part to spread the word. So now, without further ado, capsule reviews of the first four offerings.

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  • In this edition of Uncut, Decoychunk and Phawx discuss the

    BrainLazy Uncut – November 2nd, 2010

    In this edition of Uncut, Decoychunk and Phawx discuss the "problem" of having too many choices, the secret to success (and other truth bombs), Amnesia: The Descent, and the XBLIG debacle.

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