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In a "Status Update!" over at Ska Studios' little corner of webspace, Mr. James Silva finally posted update news regarding the development of XBLA title The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai. In his update, Silva tells us that Dishwasher has a "million, billion bugs" that are in the process of being squashed...

August 1st 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Today, as we churned through February's NPD numbers, we came across an interesting number that was included as part of Microsoft's NPD press release. The magic number is 750,000 and it's the number of times the seven free XNA games were downloaded the week after GDC. Microsoft's internal estimates p...

March 14th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Rounding out our extensive GDC08 coverage we end up where we began, talking about James Silva's Dishwasher: Dead Samurai. Eager to promote their upcoming Community Games feature slated to hit this holiday season, Microsoft released a number of demos made from their XNA development platform for free...

March 1st 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The annual Game Developer's Conference played host to something of a Cinderella story this year, plunging a once unknown game developer into the limelight. We're talking, of course, about James Silva, creator of Dishwasher: Dead Samurai and Microsoft's new poster child for XNA Community Games. We m...

February 27th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

From what we can tell post XNA demo release, the buzz surrounding James Silva's The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai has been overwhelmingly positive. And rightfully so.After our Fancast chat with James a few months back, we knew he was onto something and were confident that trusty Silva wouldn't let...

February 22nd 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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The mysterious XNA curtain has been pulled back revealing not only a new community friendly XNA / Xbox Live service, but also seven XNA game demos for everyone to enjoy. But you don't have to be on the GDC show floor to try out these little XNA gems, no sir. All you need to do is hop onto Xbox Live...

February 20th 2008 at 6:20pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft just announced plans to bridge the gap between the XNA development community with the Xbox Live community by allowing XNA games to be tested, tried and shared over Xbox Live. This new service will be rolled out "soon" and will allow Live members to access, rate, review and play new communi...

February 20th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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While taking a stroll through the dirty, dank and dark streets of the intertubes we came across Fancast alum James Silva's development blog and some rather new Dishwasher: Dead Samurai screenshots. We do admit that they are a few weeks old, but in the grand scheme of an entire development cycle, the...

February 7th 2008 at 10:45am 0 Comments

More XBLA news today, as we bring you a fresh trailer for The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai. One of the two winning titles in the Dream-Build-Play contest held earlier this year, the game looks to be a hack-n-slash shoot 'em up with elements of Guitar Hero thrown in to boot. Yes, you read that corr...

November 7th 2007 at 6:00pm 0 Comments