Complete insanity

Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden sequel in development

Tom Hatfield at

Completely unhinged indie RPG Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden is getting a sequel. We think. Given Tale of Game's Studio's (they put the apostrophe there to make games journalists cry) sense of humour, it's entirely possible the whole announcement could be a massive joke. Assuming they're actually telling the truth through, the preposterously named The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa will be coming to Kickstarter soon.


Seriously, Microsoft? GFW Marketplace moving to Xbox.com

Dan Stapleton at

Remember not too long ago when Microsoft claimed there'd be a new push into PC gaming by the software giant? Well, they're kicking that bold initiative off by relocating the freshly relaunched (and actually respectable) Games for Windows Marketplace PC game store to...wait for it...Xbox.com. Because when you think of PC gaming, the first place you look is Xbox.com. That's quite a slap in the face - how much more out-of-touch with PC gamers could they get? Was the crushing cost of maintaining the domain registration of www.gamesforwindows.com really dragging down Microsoft's bottom line?

The details on the merge listed on the site read as follows:

"Games for Windows Marketplace will fully transition over to Xbox.com. Now you can get all of your gaming needs in one place. It’s convenient, it’s concentrated, and it’s a whole lot of great games."

There are so many things wrong with that statement it's hard to know where to begin. We've reached out to MS for comment.

Update: Microsoft responds with a predictably uninteresting statement. Hit Read More to be underwhelmed. We're pushing further, but 4th of July festivities mean we probably won't hear back until next week.

Update #2: Microsoft has declined our request for an interview on this topic. We are shocked. Shocked.