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Taito's Groove Coaster Zero usually has players tapping icons to the tune of electronic music, but for today only, a new track explores a different genre: scary stories. If you load up the free-to-play iOS game between now and midnight PST, you'll get to play a new level set to a ghost story, narra...

April 1st 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Groove Coaster is moving from its extremely portable iOS format to the least portable format possible: a dedicated arcade machine. Taito has revealed plans for an arcade version of Reisuke Ishida's touchscreen music game, for release in Japan only this winter.Rather than a touchscreen, the arcade g...

January 30th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Groove Coaster Zero sped onto the App Store today, the game a free-to-play version of Taito's rhythm-tastic Groove Coaster. The new version features over 30 tracks including those from the original game and some new tunes too. Some of those tracks have to be purchased in-app, with the ones in the g...

November 20th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. For all the discussion about the dire s...

March 14th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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If you've played Taito's beautifully abstract iOS music game, Groove Coaster, you probably want more of Taito's beautifully abstract iOS music game, Groove Coaster. And you'll have it. During an interview today, producer Reisuke Ishida told Joystiq: "People can expect to see more Groove Coaster in...

March 9th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Taito designer Reisuke Ishida devoted a GDC panel to "five techniques for making an unforgettable game," and his most interesting tip for accomplishing that was perhaps counterintuitive: don't make it perfect.Perfect games, argued Ishida, are boring. In Space Invaders Infinity Gene, for example, he...

March 9th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective If you were interested in this game, but didn't buy it on DS because of faith that an iOS version would follow, I'm holding you personally responsible for the foundering sales of my favorite game of 2011. Live with that. This came out in January, and I still ha...

January 2nd 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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It's a Christmas miracle! Taito Claus has bestowed five new downloadable Groove Coaster songs upon all the good little vector dots and Invader icons of the world -- including a techno-y Christmas tune. We're not going to be listening for the tapping of reindeer feet this Christmas because...

December 19th 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Andr...

July 29th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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We've gone from not knowing the release date of Taito's iOS rhythm game Groove Coaster to having the date -- and discovering that it's today. You can get Space Invaders Infinity Gene creator Reisuke Ishida's new game from the App Store right now, as a universal app, for 99 cents. It'll go up to...

July 28th 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Taito teased Groove Coaster, from the creator of Space Invaders: Infinity Gene, earlier this month. Today, two new trailers reveal the nature of the game. Groove Coaster is a touch-controlled rhythm game for iOS -- one that looks exceedingly simple. You just tap anywhere on screen when a circle i...

July 25th 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Reisuke Ishida, the creator of Taito's mobile/XBLA/PSN shmup, Space Invaders Infinity Gene, is working on a new game called Groove Coaster. No details -- no release date, platform, or even genre -- have been revealed, but the teaser site offers some clues. A pulsating graphic of an Invader with...

July 15th 2011 at 1:45pm 0 Comments