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.
yeah I would hope so. The fact it's $60 right now in this stage is rough though (10 minutes ago)
I'm assuming since it's 1st party there's a decent chance of it eventually becoming good. (20 minutes ago)
so I'm thinking I may wait to buy Sea of Thieves when it actually has good quest content. Game is REAL shallow (38 minutes ago)
like in dark souls where i mapped run/dash/roll to one of the paddles so i could run (b-button) while controlling the camera (right thumbstick) at the same time. (5 Hours ago)
you can feel the difference in material quality in every part. 3 different swappable thumbstick heights is also nice, and the programmable and swappable trigger pads beneath are also nice in some gams (5 Hours ago)
@droezelke: i had the standard one pad. i liked it, but then it was in an (ahem..) accident. So i had to get a new one anyway. the elite is really nice. d-pad is very good. good grip (5 Hours ago)
@Melmoth: Standard. The elite is too expensive. I can buy multiple games for that money :-) (6 Hours ago)