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Thumper will take Xbox One players on a trip this spring

Drool's rhythmic space-beetle adventure Thumper is coming to Xbox One this spring. Play it yet? You should, some day, if you're partial to on-rails rhythm games. Here's a quick thought from my eight-out-of-ten review for the PlayStation 4 ...   read

 
 
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Harmonix details Rock Band VR's story mode, unveils more tracks

With Rock Band VR fast approaching, it looks like Harmonix is keen to detail exactly what you'll be doing when the novelty of VR runs out. In addition to the classic style of slamming keys in sync with a scrolling fretboard, you'll also hav...   read

 
 
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Review: Just Dance 2017

Time and time again we've seen third-party publishers pledge their loyalty to a new system, only to pull out at the first sign of danger. Perhaps the most egregious case in recent memory deals with EA and the Wii U. It vowed to support the ...   read

 
 
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PaRappa the Rapper Remastered will use the DualShock 4 as a metronome

In case you forgot, Sony is remastering PaRappa the Rapper for the PS4, and it's out soon-ish! They just confirmed an April 20 release date for the project, which will be priced at 1,800 yen (roughly $20), and will come with six PSN av...   read

 
 
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Review: Voez

Voez is one of those games that came out of nowhere for me. Within a 24-hour period I went from not knowing it exists, to finding out it was a Switch launch game in Europe and Japan, to realizing that it actually came out last year on mobil...   read

 
 
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Voez is coming west, will launch with the Switch in Europe

After finding out that popular mobile rhythm game Voez will be a Japanese launch title on the Switch, developer Flyhigh Works revealed that not only will it be coming west, but it'll also be ready on launch day (March 3) in Europe. The...   read

 
 
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Voez, a Switch launch game in Japan, cannot be played in TV mode

Having a Nintendo system be region free again is so weird. Whereas the logistics of ordering up a Wii U game would have been a nightmare (3DS less so given how cheap the systems are, even by way of importing), playing a Japan-only game on t...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft swipes Guitar Hero developer FreeStyleGames from Activision

Guitar Hero Live was a fantastic rhyhtm game that breathed new life into the genre for me after nearly a decade of safe plays from developers like Harmonix. But a lot of things were going against it -- the "live" gimmick was off-puttin...   read

 
 
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Review: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone

If I didn’t know better and wasn’t aware that the timelines don’t quite add up, I’d say the subtext around the release of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone feels aggressive, even adversarial....   read

 
 
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Swing, Swing on over to Rock Band 4 for some 'classic' DLC

Have you forgotten about the new year yet? Well, Harmonix certainly hasn't as they've announced a slew of downloadable songs to kick off 2017. Along with some new hits come a few "classic" songs from previous games. While that is super neat...   read

 
 


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Nice! Crypt of the NecroDancer is getting a DLC prequel

Crypt of the NecroDancer is such a neat game. It's a fusion of rhythm (you need to time your movement to the beat of the music as best you can) and roguelike dungeon-crawling (you need foresight and strategy to hit enemies but not be hit b...   read

 
 
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Thumper is now compatible with Vive and Oculus Rift

One of the early highlights of the PlayStation VR lineup has come to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. As of today, Drool's unrelenting space-beetle rhythm game Thumper is now (optionally) playable on the three major virtual reality headsets. Which...   read

 
 
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PaRappa the Rapper, LocoRoco, and Patapon remastered for PS4

That PaRappa game that was rated in Korea has been revealed as a remaster of the original game for PlayStation 4. LocoRoco and Patapon will also be getting PS4 remasters, as announced today at PSX. All three will play natively in 4K, a...   read

 
 
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A PaRappa the Rapper game has been rated in Korea

Whenever there's PaRappa news, our own Jonathan Holmes is on it -- and I'm grateful. I love this series, but Holmes seems to have his own personal radar for it. There have been rumblings for a new iteration for a long while, but the Korean ...   read

 
 
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Things are about to get complicated for Rock Band 4

Do you not like my girlfriend? Do you think I need a new one? Well, for your information prospective reader, I don't even have a girlfriend. Oh, I made myself sad. Anyway, Rock Band 4 is getting a trio of songs from everyone's favorite faux...   read

 
 
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Miku will return in Project Diva Future Tone

David Letterman couldn't get enough Miku in his life, and we all can't either, it seems. Sega has announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone is coming west -- a PSN exclusive that will feature "more than 200 songs" to perfor...   read

 
 
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Thumper has a new hardcore mode and PS4 Pro support

As if Drool's rhythm-violence game Thumper isn't enough of a challenge already when you're going for perfect runs, there's an update out today that will push you further into the depths of suffering/bliss. In "Play +" mode, you only get a s...   read

 
 
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Review: Rock Band Rivals

Ever since the announcement of Rock Band 4, Harmonix has held steady in its assertion that we shouldn't expect Rock Band 5 in a few years' time. Rock Band 4 is a platform now, not a sequel that's meant to lead to yet another seque...   read

 
 
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Review: Rez Infinite

Rez asks a lot of you before you get past the title screen. It begins with a litany of warnings about sensitivity to lights, even without using the optional PlayStation VR accessory, and recommends headphones to boot. Unlike most other...   read

 
 
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Review: Thumper

"You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future." Ever since hearing this strange summary or some earlier iteration of it years ago, I have been on board with Thumper. The unnerving rhyt...   read

 
 
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Review: Harmonix Music VR

Brett said pretty much everything I could possibly say about the lost art of just "listening to music." Singles have increasingly dominated the industry, and you'd be hard pressed to get someone to name several tracks off of any given major...   read

 
 
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Rock Band 4 is getting some more songs that hardly qualify as rock

I can honestly say that is has been a long time since I've bought anything Rock Band related. The game was practically my life during college and I didn't start to wane in interest until around 2011. Rock Band 3 really did have everything I...   read

 
 
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Review: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X

The kawaii queen and her Vocaloid cronies are back to pleasure your earlobes with their magical robo-voices for the first time on PlayStation 4, and the third time on PlayStation Vita. That's right, the PS4 finally has an exclusive music an...   read

 
 
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The mobile version of Lumines launches next month

Lumines has had a storied 12-year history, and after a four-year hiatus since the (good) Vita game, we're getting a new version. Before you get too excited, know that it's another mobile edition (there are at least three ports already, as t...   read

 
 
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Review: Tadpole Treble

If I had to pick one word to describe Tadpole Treble, that word would be "charming." It's a simple premise, and it seems to have been inspired by the musical tadpole pond minigame in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The creative ...   read

 
 



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