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BitTorrent debuting second installment of Pioneer One, the made-for-torrent sci-fi drama

Alright sci-fi fans, it's that time again -- it's been a month since we last heard from the folks behind Pioneer One, and the word then was that come mid-December, there'd be a second episode. Well, it's now officially the middle of December, so let's get campy. Support from the P2P community hasn't waned in the months since the show's premiere, and may even be stronger than before. BitTorrent...

The Humble Indie Bundle is back, with Braid, Machinarium, and a real-time counter

The most excellent Humble Indie Bundle is back, and yet again five excellent games are available at any price you choose. This year, Braid, Machinarium, Cortex Command, Osmos and Revenge of the Titans are part of the bundle -- and again, a percentage of every donation goes to the EFF and Child's Play charities. All five games work on Windows, Mac, and Linux. The site itself has been...

5 Steam games under $15 that make perfect Christmas gifts

It's that time again, folks: Christmas! 'tis the season to be jolly -- and how better to jollify than to give the gift of game? Steam, as always, is obscenely overloaded with fantastic indie games that are just gagging to be gifted to your nearest and dearest. At these prices, you'd be forgiven for buying a copy of each game for yourself, too! It's also worth noting that Steam usually has a...

TuneCrank lets you listen to independent music and rank it

TuneCrank is another crack at a familiar problem: How do you make people listen to unfamiliar independent artists, and help the good stuff float to the top? Uvumi tries to do this, and so does Bandcamp in a completely different take. TuneCrank is yet another attempt, with a stress on bare-bones simplicity and minimalism. It's basically just a player with "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" buttons, and...

Hacker gets native code to run on Windows Phone 7 -- will a jailbreak follow?

It seems, thanks to one of Samsung's recent additions to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, that a jailbreak of Microsoft's latest mobile platform might come a lot sooner than anticipated. In a high-tech plot twist that even mother could've predicted, it turns out that Windows Phone 7 can run native code! Until today, it was thought that WP7 apps could only be written in Silverlight, an...

Humble Indie Bundle proves gaming on Linux is commercially viable

We covered the exciting launch of the Humble Indie Bundle a few weeks ago -- and more fool you if you failed to pick up titles like World of Goo and Penumbra at a fantastic price -- but now it's time to look at the results, because they're even more interesting. First and foremost: Linux users made up 25% of the total sales revenue. Take a look at the tasty pie chart on the right: while Linux...

Humble Indie Bundle lets you pay what you want for five amazing games

If you wanted to buy the five games in the Humble Indie Bundle at their regular prices, you'd have to shell out 80 bucks. Instead, you can pay what you want for World of Goo, Penumbra Overture, Aquaria, Gish and Lugaru HD, and the money goes to charity. The charities are awesome, too: Child's Play (which provides games, books and cash to sick kids in hospitals) and the Electronic Frontier...

MIGHTY JILL OFF... surprisingly enough, a jumptastic Time-Waster for both boys and girls

Hey, did you know that 'jilling off' is the female equivalent of ... jerking off? No, I didn't either -- not until I stumbled across this game. Then, like the curious fool that I am, I typed 'jill off' into Google... and voila! How about that. Anyway, I digress: Mighty Jill Off has nothing to do with masturbation -- unless you're into horny BSDM-themed 8bit female characters, anyway. ...

Uvumi builds a community for musicians and fans - Interview + tour

In theory, the Web is supposed to level the playing field for new musicians; its democratic nature lets them find their own audience, without having to beg for the approval of a record label. Of course, real life turns out to be much more complicated than the theory. It may not be a nice thing to say, but there is a lot of bad music being made. Of course that's very subjective, but by "bad"...

Youtube launches "Musicians Wanted" program for indie music-makers

YouTube has had some troubles in the past with labels asking them to remove music videos and generally giving them a hard time for users infringing copyrights. But users are still looking for music on YouTube, and now YouTube has found a way to embrace this and help out budding musicians in the process via their new Musicians Wanted program. Musicians and bands on the program get paid when...

Indie Love Bundle: 6 indie games, only $20 (ends tonight!)

Gamers, take note! Today is the last day to pick up The Indie Love Bundle, a collection of 6 indie games, valued at $85 ... but selling for only $20! The Indie Love Bundle will remain on sale until 11:59pm EST tonight, so grab it while it's hot. Here's a roundup of the games included: And Yet It Moves (Win/Mac) This is a platform puzzle with levels made of ripped paper. The twist...

CHOCKSEE visually warns you when your CapsLock key is activated

If you happen to follow Mac indie software development, you've probably heard of Craig Hockenberry, the developer behind Twitterrific. Hockenberry is known for an online persona he sometimes takes on Twitter, where he types in all capitals. This persona is sometimes known as the CHOCKLOCK, and has resulted in people that are "in the know" referring to CapsLock as CHOCKLOCK. All of that is...

Music site TheSixtyOne overhauls design, now even cooler!

We've covered TheSixtyOne before, and the site has long been one of my favorite ways to discover new music online. It's chock-full of musical goodness -- including lots of Creative-Commons licensed music that can be freely downloaded. It turns music discovery into a social game and lets you "heart" songs (you only get so many hearts to give out each day, depending on your level). If others...

This month's best indie games

Well, the month isn't out yet, but that hasn't stopped Game Tunnel from publishing their list of indie game picks for May. It's an even mix of puzzle, adventure, strategy, and action games, all indie and all in the $10-20 price range. Their Game of the Month is Eets, which is describe as a cross between Lemmings and The Incredible Machine with colorful, cartoony graphics and a sense of humor. Each...