Indie Built, previously known as Access Software, was responsible for the popular Links series of golf games, as well as the CD-ROM Tex Murphy adventures (like Under a Killing Moon), before being acquired by Microsoft in 1999. Microsoft sold the studio to Take-Two in 2004 becoming part of their 2K Sports brand. The Gamasutra news piece hints that the closure might be due to the lackluster sales of Amped 3; sounds to us like another victim of the historically tumultuous generational transition.
[Thanks, wheelsee and MumbleyJoe]
Spectators can also have in on the fun (since Microsoft is sponsoring it, after all) by getting the opportunity to land their mitts on some Xbox 360 action with all the latest games. But maybe you can't make the long journey, they understand. That's why there's an online competition for the rest of us [as in 'Europeans']. Winners score a limited edition snowboard from Quicksilver and Marharishi, and an Xbox 360 along with Amped 3.
Continuing its long history (3 days now) of bringing gamers together, Xbox 360 Fanboy is providing some bandwidth for you to add your Xbox live gamertag, your zone and your list of 360 games to the comments below.
We'll go first:
Gamertag: Master Rogue (yes, it's lame. So, no need to waste valuable gaming time commenting on the obvious).
X360 Games: Quake 4, PGR 3, King Kong, Tiger Woods 2006, PDZ, Call of Duty 2, Condemed, Kameo
[Update - part 2 now available, delving into Xbox Live!]
We'll start off with the absolute basics, as inspired by the BBC's Xbox 360 Q&A.