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1000 Game Titles Go Missing from Xbox Store

 

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Microsoft is currently investigating a rather serious software glitch that has removed 1000 game titles, mostly Indie games, from the Xbox Game Store.

Gaming site Gamasutra has reported that several Indie Game developers noticed their titles were missing from the Store yesterday, including Milstone Studios who tweeted the following:

The glitch is not limited to just Indie games either, with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Trials HD now missing from the Xbox Store. A Microsoft Spokesperson said the following:

“We’re aware there is an issue affecting the Xbox Games Store that has temporarily removed some content including Xbox Live Arcade and Xbox Live Indie Games titles,this is a technical glitch and we’re working to fix the issue as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

At time of posting, the titles are still missing and a Service Status Update shows that Xbox Support are still investigating the Glitch

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Beat Hazard Ultra finally lands on XBLIG

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Over 3 years ago the original Beat Hazard was released on Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) and marked the start of Steve Hunt’s near career as an Indie Developer. Having working for worked for big studios for nearly 15 years it was time for change – based out of his Northwest UK home, Steve created Cold Beam Games, a one man games studio. Now 3 years on he is back with Beat Hazard Ultra.

Beat Hazard Ultra adds awesome new features to the original Beat Hazard:

  • Co-op and Verses online and local multiplayer
  • Boss Rush and Survival modes
  • 2 New bosses and 10 new enemy ships
  • 24 perks to unlock and 3 devastating tactical weapons

Experience your music collection as never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter. Each of your songs will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music.

Power up your spaceship and watch as the music boosts your firepower. Unleash hell on the enemy ships when you max out with weapon pickups!

Beat Hazard seamlessly mixes the love of gaming and music. Together they become greater than the sum of their parts.

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Since the games original release it has been ported to 6 other platforms, (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and PS3). Beat Hazard has sold in excess of 700,000 copies and grossed over $2.2 million. With overall development costs in the region of $70,000, this gives a return on investment of 3000%!

Download Beat Hazard Ultra TODAY and help support indie game development. Costing just 400MSP you have no reason not to go download this now.

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Planetary Shield Hits The Indie Games Channel

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After the launching for Android, Planetary Shield now comes to the Indie Games section of the Xbox 360 from Axouxere Games. With Planetary Shield you will test your skills to save the planet and the human race. You can play alone or with a friend and protect the Earth!

Planetary Shield is a game of skill in which you must destroy all the meteorites before they impact on Earth and weaken its shields to destruction. But your mission is not just to destroy the meteors, you also have to cover and maneuver rescue ships fleeing from Earth. Your armament is a ball of energy generated between two satellites. You can also get items that will help you in your mission, such as a missile that destroys the nearby meteorites, an object that repairs your shield, or another that makes you invulnerable for a limited time.

The Planetary Shield operation has begun! Out now for 80 MS Points.