In the news today.
"Microsoft Corp. on Monday will announce the availability of software tools aimed at encouraging independent and hobbyist video game makers to create titles for its new Xbox 360 console."
"A test version of the tool kit will be out by Aug. 30. The final product will be available this holiday season for an annual subscription of $99 per year for Xbox 360 game development. The software will be free to people making games to run on Windows."
I think this is great news. It really opens the door to people wanting to get into the industry, to creative new game ideas, indie developers, all sorts...