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
PSY's crazy popular "Gangnam Style" DLC is now available at the Just Dance store for Xbox 360/Kinect. As for the other versions of Just Dance 4, this DLC goes live tomorrow for the Wii, a few days later for the PS3... more
Urrrrsherrrrr? Say his name correctly, you idiot!
In the coming weeks you'll see a couple of fun track additions to Dance Central 3. The biggest of the bunch is PSY's "Gangnam Style," though you'll have to wait until November... more
Harmonix has announced the next wave of songs being added to the Rock Band Music Store and there are some delightful tunes in there. As you may have surmised by the above video, Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" is on the way. ... more
If karaoke is your jam, then you probably know about Japan's Karaoke Joysound hit franchise. North America's very first taste of this comes in the newly launched Wii title, which adds new minigames and avatar customization to... more
You had to have known that Psy's "Gangnam Style" was in the works for Dance Central 3. I'll be curious to see what society thinks of the song a decade from now, but for now, Harmonix is getting in on the sensation while the g... more
Op! Op, op, op!
Hey, sexy ladies: The ridiculously popular dance song by Korean artist Psy, "Gangnam Style," is coming to dance game Just Dance 4 as DLC. That's...fantastic!
“Gangnam Style and Just Dance 4, I can&r... more
Square Enix music game Symphonica is out now for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This is a fun take on rhythm gaming that has you heading up a crappy orchestra and working toward becoming the world's greatest conductor. His ulti... more
[Update: Check the ridiculous launch trailer!]
Dance Central 3 is out today (and on Oct. 19 for our friends in Europe and Asia) for those that like to shake their ass in front of their televisions. Its songlist has been slow... more
Studio Ghibli isn't big on licensing out their work to videogames. That's part of why their deal with Level-5 to develop Ni No Kuni was such a big deal. It's also why my jaw hit the floor when I saw this video over on GoNint... more
In middle school, I had a giant afro, wore FUBU pants, and listened to 311 all the time. And, I didn't even smoke weed!
Though I don't often return to 311 these days, I still have a soft spot for their music, especially the o... more
This new opening movie trailer and demonstration for upcoming Square Enix title Demon's Score is crazy. There's haunted castles, talking teddy bears, machine guns, demons and knitted caps. That's everything I've ever wanted ... more
Artist Rodney Greenblat, best known for his character designs for PaRappa the Rapper and UmJammer Lammy, recently said in an interview that he is "not so happy" about our favorite rapping dog being in a battle game filled wit... more
[Update: No longer happy. The timing is waaaaaay off in some sections.]
I'm good right now. Happy. Smiling.
I love my Vita, but I could never fully give my heart to it as Sony as they royally f*cked up by not having PSOne cla... more
Dancing, playing guitar, piloting a ship through alien gunfire, etc. Sometimes you just need to put a little faith into rhythm if you want to succeed.
I have a love for both shoot-em-ups and rhythm games. While they occupy di... more
Innovation. Smart developers seek it out in the hopes of capturing lightning in a bottle: that one grasp at a title that will delight and entertain the masses with its unique, fun take on a familiar theme, heightened through ... more
Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure is one of the most unusual games I've played this year. There is not much about it that follows any sort of familiar trajectory.
It's a story driven, rhythm-action RPG se... more
Next week's Rock Band music update is a mix classic 80s songs with a side of Hoobastank. The DLC offers Cutting Crew's 1986 hit "(I Just) Died In Your Arms," Hoobastank's "Crawling in the Dark," and Whitesnake's "Still of the... more
Symphony is a vertical shoot-em-up generated using music files, allowing players to create playlists and then fight their way through them. We first heard about the game back in 2009 and, while it's taken a bit longer than e... more