Last week was quite the week for Xbox LIVE Arcade, with the release of Fez and Skullgirls, and this week isn't too shabby either with Trials Evolution. Last week appears to have been a good week for the service, with both Fez and Skullgirls making into positions one and two respectively.
It's good to see new (quality) titles at the top of the chart, but it's probably worth noting that these games were successful in spite of the truly terrible Xbox 360 user interface system. I've heard stories of people going onto LIVE and spending a fair amount of time just trying to find games like Fez and Skullgirls. For some bizarre reason it seems as though Microsoft wants to make it way more difficult for gamers to find cool Indie games, but way, way easier to use 'Bing'.
I just don't get it. Well, I get it, but I find the whole thing a little frustrating. Xbox LIVE used to be a great place to find new independent games, but with each firmware update they move further away from that strategy, and closer to a weird interface bustling with advertising and Microsoft services I have no interest in.