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Double Kick Heroes
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Double Kick Heroes' multi-eyed demon train is metal as heck

Taiko Drum Master is good, clean fun, but you know what it isn't? Metal. I mean, not just the material the game is made out of (plastic) or what actual taiko drums are built from (wood). But also the chipper J-pop just doesn't appeal to the...   read

 
 
Thumper photo
Thumper
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With or without VR, Thumper is going to be wild

We've kept up with Thumper for some time now and this is it -- this is the year it's bringing "rhythm hell" to Steam, PlayStation 4 and, as announced today, PlayStation VR. The game is about you, a shiny space beetle, hurtling down a psych...   read

 
 
Rock Band photo
Rock Band

Harmonix drops Mad Catz as Rock Band 4's co-publisher

Last spring, little more than one year ago today, it was announced that Rock Band 4 was happening and that Mad Catz would co-publish the game alongside Harmonix. Mad Catz would be responsible for manufacturing the hardware, Harmonix wo...   read

 
 
Rhythm Heaven Megamix photo
Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Rhythm Heaven Megamix is coming to the west

Known up until this point as Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+, we finally have confirmation of a new Rhythm Heaven game coming to the west. It's being localized as Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and it features a curated selection of minigames from all of...   read

 
 
Rock Band 4 crowdfunding photo
Rock Band 4 crowdfunding
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Harmonix kicks off crowdfunding campaign for...Rock Band 4?

We all knew Harmonix didn't strike gold with Rock Band 4 sales-wise, but this is something else. The publisher has announced a FIG crowdfunding campaign for Rock Band 4, which will apparently benefit the core game as a platform and fund a P...   read

 
 
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy photo
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival coming this fall to arcades

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival is officially coming to Japanese arcades this fall. According to Square Enix, it will host over 80 songs, as well as 60 characters. The game is moving to a dual-joystick system, and will also spo...   read

 
 
Pokemon x Taiko photo
Pokemon x Taiko

Namco originally pitched Pokken as a Taiko: Drum Master game

Pokkén Tournament, or at least the collaborative project between The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco that eventually became Pokkén Tournament, wasn't always a fighting game. According to Bandai Namco fighting...   read

 
 
Dub Dash review photo
Dub Dash review
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Review: Dub Dash

Rhythm games are always interesting because of how much emphasis rests on the music. Don't like the music? Well, chances are you won't like the game, regardless of the mechanics. There's a lot of subjectivity there, which makes reviewing th...   read

 
 
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy photo
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival gets a teaser site

The arcade version of Theatrhythm has a name -- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival -- and also a new teaser site. It's set to debut in Japan this year, but will also be available at the Japan Amusement Expo at the Makuha...   read

 
 
Rock Band 4 photo
Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4 adds 'Get Lucky,' tons of fixes with February update

Harmonix has just dropped a rather large update on Rock Band 4, which fixes a number of issues that were plaguing the game. It's that one -- the one that wipes the leaderboards clean due to exploits -- so be prepared to start over! There's ...   read

 
 
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy photo
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy confirmed for arcades!

Just this morning, Square Enix confirmed that they are working on an arcade build for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. The same producer from the 3DS version will return to supervise the project, and more info is coming next week. As I've sa...   read

 
 
Guitar Hero Live photo
Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live is resurrecting the infamous 'Through the Fire and the Flames'

Activision has been steadily supporting Guitar Hero Live's TV element for months now, adding constant new content to the game. Although it has microtransactions the system is more than fair, and allows for a ton of songs to be added in, fre...   read

 
 
Idolm@ster Platinum Stars photo
Idolm@ster Platinum Stars
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Get your body Lady for Idolmaster: Platinum Stars' trailer

It wasn't enough for Bandai Namco to merely announce that Idolm@ster: Platinum Stars was on its way to PS4 this year, oh no. No, they had to show the thing off in motion today, and I have to say it's looking quite good.  The bigg...   read

 
 
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Xbox One owners can now download Rock Band 1 tracks in Rock Band 4

Earlier this month Harmonix flipped the switch that allowed PS4 players to import the original Rock Band into the newly released Rock Band 4 -- but it left Xbox One owners hanging until an undisclosed date. But the publisher announced ...   read

 
 
Lost in Harmony photo
Lost in Harmony
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Here's a snippet of that Wyclef Jean song from Lost in Harmony

Yoan Fanise (Valiant Hearts: The Great War) broke from Ubisoft last year to form Digixart Entertainment, and the studio's first game is out on iOS devices today. Lost in Harmony looks like a decent rhythm game/Battletoads bike section, but ...   read

 
 
Rock Band 4 photo
Rock Band 4

You can now import the original Rock Band into Rock Band 4

Harmonix is making good on its promise to get you more legacy tracks in Rock Band 4, and that includes the original game. Although the Xbox One import has been delayed a bit, PS4 owners can log on now and go to the Export tab to get their s...   read

 
 
NecroDancer on consoles photo
NecroDancer on consoles
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Crypt of the NecroDancer is hoppin' to PS4, Vita in February

We're quite fond of the rhythmic dungeon-crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer around here. I like it. Darren likes it. Patrick gave the PC version a 9.5 out of 10. The more platforms it's on, the better. The PlayStation 4 and Vita ports are com...   read

 
 
Theatrhythm photo
Theatrhythm

Theatrhythm producer says he wants more Theatrhythm games

While it would have been easy for Theatrhythm to die after the first game, Square Enix has fostered it into a nice little mini-franchise, capping off two Final Fantasy titles with a Dragon Quest entry. Speaking to Nintendo Dr...   read

 
 
Guitar Hero photo
Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero Live players love them some Tenacious D

FreeStyle Games has come out with a list of the most-played songs in Guitar Hero Live over the holidays and I can't be the only one who finds lists like this somewhat entertaining. Between December 24 and January 3, the most popular on-dema...   read

 
 
Review: Chiptune Champion photo
Review: Chiptune Champion
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Review: Chiptune Champion

I love chiptune music and I love music and rhythm games, so of course I had to play Chiptune Champion, which combines them both.  It might not be perfect, and it might not be much to look at it, but it has its charm.    read

 
 
Amplitude review photo
Amplitude review
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Review: Amplitude

Before there was an abundance of rhythm games out there with plastic peripherals, there were developers like Harmonix leading the way with controller-based experiences. Along with some long sessions of Gitaroo Man and PaRappa, Frequenc...   read

 
 
Kinect lives photo
Kinect lives
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They're still making Kinect games!

2015 was the year I packed up my Kinect for good. The device wasn't getting enough use -- certainly not for controller-free Xbox One menu navigation, which I never grew accustomed to, and rarely if ever for gaming. I got one of the older Ju...   read

 
 
Rock Band 4 photo
Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4 to wipe leaderboards due to 'gnarly bug'

I enjoyed Rock Band 4 for the most part, but that game shipped with a few issues that weren't discovered or sorted out until after launch. Mostly relating to physical instrument troubles, but there was another bug that folks found that...   read

 
 
Avenged Sevenfold photo
Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold is hosting a show on Guitar Hero Live this week

I'm still rocking out with Guitar Hero Live, mostly because of the constant free content that comes my way by way of Guitar Hero TV. Sure there are microtransactions under the surface, but for weeks now, I've played the TV function wit...   read

 
 
Amplitude photo
Amplitude

FreQuency mode comes to Amplitude reboot

The rebooted Amplitude will feature a FreQuency mode which turns the otherwise flat tracks into 3D tunnels. "In the original Amplitude, we got away from the tunnel design of FreQuency and flattened out the tracks," Harmonix explained. ...   read

 
 



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