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Thumper on Switch wore me out

[Header Screenshot via Chillybilly's Twitter] When Rez first came out in 2002, I learned a new word from its marketing campaign: Synesthesia. Basically, it means that one of your senses is being triggered by something it normally wouldn't, ...

 
 
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Review: Deemo: The Last Recital

A few weeks ago, a very smart man wrote a very stupid article arguing games should move past the idea they are a vehicle for storytelling that could rival film, television, and literature. I wish not to start that debate again other than to...

 
 
 
 
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Thumper slides to Nintendo Switch in two weeks

Drool is bringing its rhythm-action game Thumper to Switch on May 18, 2017. That gives you just two weeks to cram in an intensive training regimen to get your reflexes in tip-top shape. I believe in you! The Switch version supports HD Rumbl...

 
 
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Review: PaRappa the Rapper Remastered

Beloved PaRappa the Rapper -- the game credited with birthing the rhythm game genre -- has kicked and punched its way to the PS4 for its 20th anniversary. A vestige of its time, PaRappa represents a colorfully wacky, beanie-wearing, rap-hap...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
 
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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 ...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
 
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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....

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 




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