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Gear Up for the Pit People Trailer
4 years ago

Gear Up for the Pit People Trailer

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The Behemoth brings us a new savage world in Pit People. Were you must assemble a ragtag team of heroes to battle their way through a colorful apocalypse. You are guided on …
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Japanese developer cites Microsoft currency policy as barrier to XBLA development
7 years ago

Japanese developer cites Microsoft currency policy as barrier to XBLA development

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Much has been made over the last seven years about the high cost of publishing, promoting and patching on Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE Arcade platform. Last week, G.Rev president Hiroyuki Maruyama (Strania: The Stellar Machine, Under Defeat HD) shared his own thoughts on the platform.

 

 

“A strong yen and a weak dollar is very damaging to us because XBLA and DLC are ‘export products.’ That’s why Japanese developers avoid making games for Xbox 360. When we released Strania on XBLA, the rate was 80 yen per dollar. (wry smile) If Japanese people buy our game in MSP, we receive in dollars!”

The dollar has strengthened since then, but the yen still has it beat, with the exchange rate currently sitting at 88.62 yen per dollar. Put in Xbox LIVE terms, 1600MSP ($19.99 US) retails at a rate of ¥2,240 ($24.94 when converted). When the percentage of the sales owed to content creators on a 1600 msp game is disbursed, Microsoft calculates based on $19.99 per copy (the US cost of the points), regardless of how much a consumer paid for the 1600MSP that enabled the purchase.

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Penny Arcade pushed up to June 25
7 years ago

Penny Arcade pushed up to June 25

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Gamers are used to titles launching on a different date than originally announced – it’s just part of the game (so to speak).
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XBLIG dev releases games on Steam, sales higher in one week than a year on XBLIG
8 years ago

XBLIG dev releases games on Steam, sales higher in one week than a year on XBLIG

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Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII developer Zeboyd Games seems fed up with Xbox Live Indie Games. They’ve been pushed around by the College Lacrosse 11
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