Microsoft Studios is Microsoft's entertainment publishing arm, and Microsoft Studios XBLA has published some of the best games for Xbox LIVE Arcade. We're eager to continue to support and empower independent developers to deliver fantastic, innovative and ground-breaking entertainment experiences on Microsoft platforms. See what we're up to at www.playxbla.com.
We started with Half-Life®, the first-person, sci-fi shooter game that's won more than 50 Game of the Year and a few "Best Game Ever" awards. We expanded the Half-Life franchise with a sequel and Half-Life 2 Episodes 1 and 2. Then we added the horror titles Left 4 Dead® and Left 4 Dead 2, the muliplayer combat franchise Team Fortress®, the #1 online action game Counter-Strike® and the award-winning puzzlers Portal™ and Portal 2. And we're just getting warmed up.
Gamasutra.com is the largest independent web site devoted to the art and science of making games. Every day, Gamasutra offers new features about game technology and business, offers product and industry news, has a giant job board, hosts game developer resumes, offers a directory of game development contractors, hosts a product buyers guide, and more. Gamasutra.com has grown from its 1997 launch to over 450,000 members today.