Microsoft announced today the availabilite at the end of the month of XNA Studio Express. This development suite, costing $100 a year, will allow anyone with a bit of programming knowledge to create his own games for PC and for Xbox 360. The Xbox Live distribution system isn't really well known yet, but I think we can count on Microsoft to really push this content. In the news you'll find images from demos done with XNA Express and/or with the Torque Engine it's shipped with. Update : One small but important information. The development environment itself seems to be free, the $99 a year subscription would only be necessary to be able to use the compiled code on the 360.
@GriftGFX: Call of duty have heroes? :O And do the games still keep a good balance with all the different loadouts? (34 minutes ago)
@bleachedsmiles: Really? I really don't like it at all, stupid acting, story nonsense i don't need. Let me race, let me disable the story. :D I do love how it can look nearly photorealistic at times. (51 minutes ago)
Yeah will have to wait and see how NFS turns out. I did enjoy the beta, but i wonder how long the fun lasts, plus there's a lack of sense of speed. (52 minutes ago)
It's actually crazy how widespread that trend is. Call of Duty and Rainbow Six even do it. (1 Hour ago)
@asdfg: A lot of FPS games are hopping on the "hero" bandwagon and still have more diverse loadouts. I don't care though. (1 Hour ago)
@Sath: In mobas every hero have their own set of unique weapons/abilites. (1 Hour ago)
One thing is for certain though...FMV needs to make it to more games. (1 Hour ago)