Letting Gamers Be Developers

Microsoft is inviting the 10 million members of its Xbox Live online community to create games for the platform

Nothing about video games is more important than amassing high scores, and the industry as a whole has garnered more than its share of impressive ones over the past year: Bigger receipts than both Hollywood and the music industry. Casual games sales topping $1 billion for the first time. The Guitar Hero franchise reaching the $1 billion mark. Nintendo becoming the second-biggest Japanese company, thanks to its hit Wii console.

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