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Indie Games. Or: The bane of Ka Five’s existence.

We’re gamers. We like to play games, it’s what we do. Personally, I’m a Halo-centric FPS kind of girl with a side of platformers or puzzle games. Cheese enjoys open world games like the Elder Scroll games. Mango dabbles in a bit of this, and a bit of that. And somehow manages to be good at it all, even on a shit connection. Jerk.

Then there’s Ka Five. Sure, Paul enjoys himself some Halo, falls asleep to Minecrack Minecraft on a regular basis, and he’s also a fan of other games like older Tom Clancy, Star Wars, etc. Overall a well rounded gamer. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem except for one day, in a fit of boredom, K5 discovered the XBL Indie Games section and has very quickly developed a problem.

Not saying all Indie games are bad, I myself have 7 of them and one of my most frequent go-to and zone out games when I’m having a rough day is an Indie Game. Best 80MSP/$1 I’ve ever spent. But Paul….Paul took it to a whole new level.

Here’s the impressive list of Indie Games K5’s managed to rack up so far:

  • A Game About My Cat
  • Avatar Bumper Cars
  • Avatar Deathmatch*
  • Avatar Drop
  • Avatar Falls Down Stairs
  • Avatar Farm Online*
  • Avatar Laser Tag*
  • Avatar Laser Wars*
  • Avatar Laser Wars 2*
  • Avatar Physics Running
  • Avatar Pumpkin Smash*
  • Avatar Ragdolls
  • Avatar Snowball Fight*
  • Avatar Stealth
  • Avatar Trivia Party*
  • Avatar Trivia Party 2*
  • Avatar Warfare!*
  • Avatar Wave Snowball Fight*
  • Christmas Rocks!
  • Cute Things Dying Violently
  • ERMAHGERD PONIES!
  • Escape Goat
  • FAST FAST LASER LASER
  • M2AF: Message 2 All Friends
  • Machiavelli’s Ascent
  • Maids With Balloons
  • No Luca, No
  • Office Affairs
  • RAID
  • Saturn 9
  • Shark Attack Deathmatch*
  • Super Santa Slayer
  • The Impossible Game
  • Unicorn Makeout Mania
  • Who Did I Date Last Night?

* Games have online multiplayer opportunities

So from this we can deduce a couple things –

1. XBL Indie games are eclectic
2. K5 has no willpower to resist terribad games
3. K5 needs an intervention

Except I sure won’t be the one giving him said intervention since I’m morbidly fascinated by his obsession with the Indie Games marketplace and we’re enablers. Besides, SOMEONE has to make making those Indie Games worth making, right? 😉

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