My family is very musically inclined. My father sings, and my mother sings and plays guitar. My wife's family is also musical; playing piano, guitar, drums, etc. between her, her brother, father, aunt, and so on. When I was a... more
Realta Entertainment has revealed its star-studded track list for the upcoming BandFuse: Rock Legends, and it's an interesting mix. While standard rock songs from Pearl Jam, Rush, and Heart are expected, there's a smattering ... more
BandFuse: Rock Legends, the music videogame that claims to transform players into real-world guitarists, bassists, and vocalists using legendary rockers, has announced its eighth and final in-game mentor: Alexi "Wildchild" L... more
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f is bumping and grinding its way to PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe early next year, Sega of America has announced.
The publisher cites the successful launch of the nearly identical Pl... more
So, how's the guitar learnin' going? You making some real progress? Rocksmith 2014 said it'd teach you to play guitar, so I can only assume that any lack of success in this department falls squarely on your shoulders.
Please to be enjoying this short preview of Audiosurf 2 as available in Early Access on Steam. Due for final release later this year, the music-driven game has added a fair bit of complexity to its newest official mode. Maybe a little too much, even. more
Maybe it's the early onset of my eventual mid-life crisis but I've been wanting to learn to play the guitar recently. My knack for procrastination has made me put it off for years now but Rocksmith has intrigued me. Given my ... more
I've put a fair amount of hours into the original Audiosurf and I've been itching for a sequel. A vague listing popped up for Audiosurf 2 a while ago but creator Dylan Fitterer has confirmed that you'll be able to pre-purchas... more
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is more of the same, but I doubt any Theatrhythm fan will be complaining about that. More music from more Final Fantasy games and more tapping action. More just-misses. More cramped hands. I can't wait. more
A new Theatrhythm game is coming our way! The latest issue of Japanese magazine Jump revealed that Square Enix has Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call coming to 3DS in spring 2014. Gematsu tells us that it will contain ov... more
Yetis should be scary, but they're not in the world of The Haven, a newly revealed area in Harmonix Kinect game Fantasia: Music Evolved. We got a few walkthroughs of this new area at PAX Prime this past weekend, and I'm here to tell you that even the yeti roars were cute. They...sang. more
Electronic Super Joy is an awesome platformer set to some killer electronic music. It's both addictive as hell, and pretty damn challenging too. Developer Michael Todd thinks of the game as "an unholy merging of Super Meat B... more
Zen Studios is finally ready to unleash KickBeat! It'll be out on September 3 for the PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 3. Oh, yeah, it's also coming to the PlayStation 3! The game will be a cross-buy title, so you just need... more
Ending years of litigation, the Delaware Supreme Court has ordered Viacom to pay Harmonix Music's former owners $300 million in owed bonuses, money from when Viacom still owned the studio.
You may remember that Harmonix was b... more
Having previously supported titles like Monaco, The Swapper, and Antichamber, the Indie Fund has proven itself as a suitable curator of high-quality, interesting independent titles. While we were already keeping an eye on sel... more
Miku fans are used to importing things. Music. Games. Strange fetish doujinshi. But they won't have to import PS3/Vita music game Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F, as Sega confirms that it will be coming to both North Americ... more
Fantasia is easily one of the most revered films in the Disney library. It may not have the same layman recognition as Snow White or The Lion King, but that's exactly where so much of its brilliance comes from. It dared to v... more
As Queasy Games' musical platformer Sound Shapes continues to grow, it was only a matter of time before dubstep found its way in. The wubs are coming by way of a $0.99 Sound Pack that's out right now as DLC. Get out of that ... more
Check out Cello Fortress, a weird and wonderful game from designer Joost van Dongen. In the video above you'll see how a live cellist plays notes on a cello and attacks others in the game at the same time. The game... more
For this week's mind teaser we're not just using our brains, we're using our ears. Rhythm Doctor on Newgrounds challenges players to participate in the tunes at specific moments to progress, with an interesting (bizarre) spin... more
In bringing port of their PSP game Idolm@ster Shiny Festa over to the West, Namco Bandai Games has shown us what a $54.99 iPhone/iPad title looks like. The hit Japanese rhythm series appeared on the Apple App Store today... more
Here's a snazzy-looking trailer for the indie game Fract, described by its creators as "musical exploration" game which is currently on Steam's Greenlight service. It's got some of my favorite things in it: abstrac... more
Hey, music nerds! You'll be interested to hear that Detune's reworking of the classic Korg M1 synth will be coming to the 3DS eShop this summer. The upcoming Korg M01D Music Workstation is essentially a mini music studio sui... more
I love the Taiko no Tatsujin series, known in the West as Taiko Drum Master. Outside of a single PS2 entry, however, none of the other installments have been localized. You might find a Japanese arcade cabinet every once in ... more
As I have been lamenting, the regular DLC updates for Rock Band 3 are coming to an end next week, but it's going out with a bang. Don Mclean's classic 1971 ballad chronicling the disappointments of counter-culture m... more
Prepare to die. A lot. Electronic Super Joy drew me in with its pulsing beats and proceeded to bring the pain. With electronic dance music blaring, I stepped up to the controller with a crowd on onlookers at my back.
I'd watc... more
Next week's update to the Rock Band Music Store will deliver three hit songs from Chevelle, "Send the Pain Below," "The Red" and "Face to Floor."
This is a band which I never connected with their music. Prior to today,... more
It's been just about a year since we last talked about Audiosurf Air, the followup to 2008's wildly popular "ride your own music" game Audiosurf. Courtesy of Rock, Paper, Shotgun, we have a bit of gameplay footage, and it ap... more
Compile Heart has not one, not two, but three Hyperdimension Neptunia games in the works for PlayStation Vita. Announced at a Dengeki PlayStation event earlier today, the publisher unveiled a pair of new titles in addition to... more
PaRappa the Rapper needs the world, and the world needs PaRappa the Rapper. A piddling two games is not enough for the floppy-eared dog, and no one feels that more strongly than the man behind the dog: Dred Foxx.
Foxx recentl... more
In a shocking turn of events, after 275 straight week of DLC, Harmonix announced that Rock Band would cease offering new content.
Now, it seems as if its other major franchise, Dance Central, will be following suit "for ... more
In a new Iwata Asks, Game Freak discusses how an internal policy not unlike Google's "20 percent time" program allowed the studio to come up with its latest original IP, HarmoKnight. "...we decided to change the internal str... more
Following the release schedule for the Leap Motion Controller and tease that Double Fine would have a game of its own for the device, more details have come out. This new title, "a music driven score challenge game" designed ... more
If you're at all familiar with the Hatsune Miku phenomenon, you'll know that her Japanese creators and handlers have long been interested in marketing their virtual idol overseas, the better to let foreigners know of her crow... more
Folks who are fans of both Vocaloids and music games, but not fans of handheld games, have been pretty much out in the cold for the whole of the Hatsune Miku Project Diva series to date. After all, the ga... more
This month, downloadable songs from Drake, Rihanna, and Fergie will be joining the Dance Central 3 library. It all starts tomorrow with Drake's "Take Care"; March 12 will see the release Rihanna's "Umbrella" and "SOS"; and on... more
As we trundle toward the end of Rock Band 3 DLC as we know it, Harmonix is still working through adding the tracks produced for Rock Band Blitz to the storefront. Next week, you'll be able to snag "Always" from Blin... more
The end may be in sight for Rock Band's epic run of DLC, but it's not over quite yet and there are still a few more weeks of updates to look forward to. Next week will see the arrival of “Got You (Where I Want You... more
We saw Game Freak's newest in a Japanese Nintendo Direct stream not too long ago, and we're now getting confirmation of a US release.
Jumping and hitting notes is what music runner HarmoKnight is all about. Do it just right a... more
Remember music games? Yeah, those were fun.
With the genre's better (or at least its mainstream) days behind, I'm always interested to see in what weird and unique ways it will pop back up. Enter KickBeat, from the house that... more
Prior to playing DJMAX Technika Tune for this review, I could count the number of times I had listened to K-Pop music on one hand, one of those being PSY's "Gangnam Style."
To some, that would make me only slightly ... more
Boston's hometown heroes Aerosmith have a six-pack of tracks hitting Rock Band this coming Tuesday, January 29th. This is the first time the hard-rocking, blues-influenced band has graced the RB platform, and the first time t... more
[In this guest blog written by Dance Central superfan David Nguyen, we're given a look at how he was able to go from cosplaying and creating some mash-up art for the fun of it to working with developer Harmonix on the pixel-... more
We told you yesterday that we thought it would be releasing pretty soon. How's one day later?
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This tappy little music game sports ... more
From the first minute I played Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy on the 3DS I wanted it for my iPhone. I have nothing against the 3DS, but I love this game so much that I always want it with me.
It's coming to iOS, but accordi... more
Here's a sign of hope, non-Japanese Idolmaster fans! It seems that last week Namco Bandai registered trademarks in Europe for its Idolmaster series. The company registered two, actually, one for "The Idolmaste... more
Three new Sound Packs and a Curved Terrain Pack are now available for the music/platformer Sound Shapes, out now for the PS3 and Vita.
The three Sound Packs are priced at $0.99 a piece in the new in-game Sound Shapes Music Sh... more
I'm going to be straight with you on this blog post. I like Dance Central 3 and all (I got a copy for my niece for Christmas), and Carly Rae Jespen is great, but I really just posted this story to have another excuse to shar... more
The only things next week's additions to the Rock Band Music Store have in common are the number of syllables in their titles and that there has been a time when both songs seemed utterly inescapable. Carly Rae Jepsen's... more