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Taito unveiled the player characters for the Japanese arcade version of Left 4 Dead, and it's certainly a different type of crew to what's come before. The new heroes are (left to right) American bartender and ex-marine Jordan Blake, university student Yusuke Kudo, half-American, half-Japanese tour...

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The Taito Channel has a video featuring the Japanese arcade version of Valve's Left 4 Dead. The video looks pretty clean and like the co-op zombie game folks have been playing on their consoles and PC for years. After the break we've got a GIF of what the game reportedly looks like. Far mor...

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Arcade game manufacturer Taito has partnered with Valve to produce an arcade adaptation of Turtle Rock Studios' co-op zombie FPS Left 4 Dead in Japan. News of the tie-in arrives shortly after Taito announced "Project Z", a zombie-themed shooter due to hit arcades this year. The official Projec...

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Natsume announced that it will release a digital PSone Classics version of Taito's Bust-a-Move 4 this spring, bringing the classic bubble-bursting puzzler to the PlayStation 3, PSP, and PS Vita. Bust-a-Move 4 expands on the color-matching gameplay of Taito's arcade-born Puzzle Bobble series with...

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Some new DLC has po-po-po-popped up for Groove Coaster Zero, with pop being the operative word. The in-app purchase pack offers four levels for Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, and LMFAO songs, laying down some western beats onto Taito's free-to-play tapper. The four songs are "Poker Face" and "Bad Ro...

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New York's Museum of Modern Art has announced that it is adding six video games, including Minecraft, and a console to its famous collection of contemporary art. The Museum chose to honor fourteen games last year (including Pac-Man, SimCity 2000, EVE Online, and Portal) based on their traits of beh...

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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 ...

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If you've never tried the touchscreen culinary minigames of one of the Cooking Mama games before, now you can sample her recipes for free. Cooking Mama Seasons is now on the App Store, replacing the previous iOS version, with new Retina graphics, "Food Art" decoration, and, of course, a free-to-pla...

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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 ...

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Square Enix has launched a site that conveniently rounds up licensed Space Invaders merchandise for you to buy (like the above "space hopper") – and even gives you licensing contact information if you want to make more. The site will also serve as a news hub about the series and offer links t...

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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 ...

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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, h...

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Square Enix has released another Taito shmup on the App Store, and as with pretty much all Square releases, we can't help but be aghast at the price. Given the source material, however, maybe $11 isn't that bad. Dariusburst Second Prologue is based on both the PSP Dariusburst and its arcade follow...

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The term "Square Enix Tax" refers to the publisher's frequent tendency to price its games more than others on the same platform. Most of Square Enix's DS games retailed for $39.99, for example, and even the simplistic Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy carries a price of ¥6,090 ($79!) in Japan. ...

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Classic shmup news now, with Taito's Rayforce, the first entry in its series of vertical shmups starting with the word "Ray," coming to iOS. Japanese outlet Famitsu (via Andriasang) says the game is planned for the smaller iThings, like the iPhone and iPod Touch, and will launch on the App Stor...

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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...

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We really, really want to like Square Enix's new iNVADERCADE. The iPad arcade cabinet peripheral is basically the same idea as the iCade, but modeled after a vintage Space Invaders cabinet. It allows you to play (supported) iOS games using a real joystick and button, includes speakers and a hea...

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Sure, Taito is a veritable grandfather of the arcade world, but ¥15,800 ($209) for a nostalgic iPad Space Invaders box with one lonely einzelkind fire button? Atari also has some standing in this business and its worthy alternative costs just $60, while even the genre-founding iCade now seems...

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First ThinkGeek's iCade went from joke concept to real product, then Atari introduced its own iPad gaming controller. Now Taito, maker of legendary video game Space Invaders, is joining the fray with the InvaderCade. GameSetWatch reports the cabinet has only a single button and a ball-top joystic...

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After engagements on iOS, PSN, and XBLA, the techno-trippy, genetics-themed shmup Space Invaders Infinity Gene is mutating into an Android game. The shooter will be available for purchase tomorrow on the Android Market for $5. If you're an Android adherent, and at all interested in the idea of...

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