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A quick look at Audiosurf 2 in Early Access release photo
A quick look at Audiosurf 2 in Early Access release
by Conrad Zimmerman

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.

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8:00 PM on 10.02.2013

Ubisoft reveals even more songs for Rocksmith 2014

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 ...

Alasdair Duncan

11:30 PM on 10.01.2013

Audiosurf is available for Early Access in a few hours

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...

Alasdair Duncan



Tap happy with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call  photo
Tap happy with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
by Dale North

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.

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10:28 AM on 09.10.2013

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call announced for 3DS

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...

Dale North



Fantasia: Music Evolved: Cutest Yetis Ever photo
Fantasia: Music Evolved: Cutest Yetis Ever
by Dale North

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.

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7:00 AM on 08.08.2013

Electronic Super Joy enters Steam Early Access

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 AM on 08.08.2013

KickBeat drops on September 3 for the PS3, PS Vita

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:30 PM on 07.17.2013

Viacom loses $300-million lawsuit against Harmonix

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...

Abel Girmay

10:00 PM on 07.02.2013

Indie Fund backs recently-Greenlit FRACT OSC

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...

Jordan Devore

10:45 AM on 06.06.2013

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F to be released in the west

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...

Dale North



Harmonix's next project is Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved photo
Harmonix's next project is Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
by Abel Girmay

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 venture away from the company safe zone of princesses and fairy tales, and forgoing the typical dialogue delivered stories in order to splice music and visuals to create a sensory wonderland.

It's this sense of Disney magic that Harmonix is trying to capture with Fantasia: Music Evolved, by giving players a greater sense of agency not just in the music, but in the game's world as well. This is definitely Harmonix's most high concept game, and a complete trip of an experience. Describing something that aims to be as visually and auditory a successor to the Fantasia films is a challenge when only armed with the written word, so here goes nothing. 

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Dubstep comes to Sound Shapes photo
Dubstep comes to Sound Shapes
by Jordan Devore

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 refrigerator right now!

And if dubstep isn't the sort of addition to bring you back into the game, there's also a separate '80s Sound Pack available. Later this month, Sound Shapes will get a player-centric update to complement these new sounds for content creators. Milkcrate albums that compile hand-picked community levels will be out for free on May 28.

Sound Shapes: Spring Has Sprung New DLC [PlayStation Blog]

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11:30 AM on 05.08.2013

Cello Fortress uses a cello as a controller

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...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 04.29.2013

Monday Mind Teasers: Rhythm Doctor

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...

Tom Fronczak

8:30 PM on 04.22.2013

Idolm@ster Shiny Festa finally hits iOS ... for $54.99

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...

Jordan Devore