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A trademark gave us a hint at a North American release for Konami's arcade music game, Pop'n Music, so we sort of knew it was coming. We assumed that it would be, you know, Pop'n Music, with the nine-button interface that is pretty much the whole point of the thing. "Easy and fun to play," according...

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Didn't win our DJ Max Fever contest? Well, you can now use the power of Real Money(TM) to purchase your very own Limited Edition copy. The "Crew Edition" package of DJ Max Fever includes all the goodies of the Limited Edition but comes in a new US-only box. Each set comes with the 3-disc soundtrac...

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In 1999, Konami of Japan unleashed DrumMania on Japanese arcades and with it, the ability to link the machine together with GuitarFreaks for session play. This was considered a novel idea at the time, though it wasn't the most affordable setup. The following year, they released a home version of Dru...

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MTV's Stephen Totilo got a chance to test EA's Boogie at an SSX Blur launch party, and has only now had an NDA lifted, so he can talk about it. The most shocking thing from his impressions is that it sounds really innovative. Rather than going down the Bemani/DDR "push buttons in time with the musi...

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With Rayman's musical mini-games and the multi-peripheral DDR franchise already making passes at the Wii, it would seem that Nintendo's system gets along famously with the rhythm genre. The two are like a pair of dazed lovers skipping blissfully through a park, unaware that their uncontrolled flai...

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Do you love Beatmania? Have you always wanted to check it out but your arcade wouldn't carry it? If you answered yes to either one of those questions and live near Naperville, Illinois, you will have an opportunity to try your hand at the latest in Konami's original rhythm series. You may have pl...

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It's the 10 year anniversary for Konami's legendary Bemani series of rhythm titles and you know what that means! More sequels! Okay, so they're not doing much out of the ordinary aside from some choice merchandising opportunities, but if you're a Bemani fan, sequels to your favorite series are about...

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Perhaps Seizure Party would have been a more appropriate subtitle, as Konami's latest Dance Dance Revolution game will require the simultaneous use of three peripherals: a dance mat, a Wii remote and a Wii nunchuck. The Bemani developer has announced that their decidedly groovy franc...

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Are we on the verge of a Ghostbusters revival or is there just something strange in our gamerhood? First it was Zootfly with their incredible test footage for a proposed Ghostbusters game and now this -- a remix of the classic Ray Parker theme in the next Beatmania. Currently running the trade show...

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Has it really been a decade since Konami made the rhythm-action genre a cultural phenomenon? Apparently so. And to celebrate BeMani's 10th anniversary, Konami is holding a 'Pop'N Music Culture Festival' next month at Tokyo's Laforet Museum. Fans should make arrangements to be in Harajuku, Tokyo on F...

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Forget for a moment that libraries are supposedly places where one can go for some quiet reading. Forget too that librarians are typically known for being shushers and squelchers of anything resembling fun. Finally, forget that there's an inverse relationship between time spent exercising and time s...

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When the New York Times wrote about the PC Recording Studio Guitar (a guitar that plugs in to a Mac or PC via USB), we wondered immediately whether the device could be used for a more authentic guitar-hero experience. Instead of mindless entertainment that does little to advance skills that are a...

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Is your plastic, roll-up DDR pad seriously crimping your krumping? Do you need the solid feel of an arcade pad to grant you the superhuman celerity that marks the series? Yeah, that's what I keep telling myself also. If you know your way around some tools, have some basic welding experience (what, ...

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Red Octane's Guitar Hero II is on show and we tried out the co-op mode. It's an improvement on Guitar Hero's multiplayer modes, as it assigns different parts to both players; we took the bass part to another player's lead, and made some beautiful music. Inevitably the bass line has less sparkle tha...

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Note: Guitar Hero has been released in the US for six months, but is a new release in Europe. This review uses the European version of the game. Once, I dreamed of being on stage, lights in my eyes and music in my ears. Yesterday, for five glorious, rock-filled minutes, I was living my dream. Slid...

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In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, RedOctane CEO Kelly Sumner revealed that the company's "got other products in development" in the music genre. The former Take Two Interactive Europe CEO's statement that he "can't tell you what [these other products] are and when they're coming...

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Why have one hero when you can have them all? While Accordion Hero may not be your thing, perhaps this will mollify Guitar Hero fans keen to expand their repertoire. The CEO of RedOctane has revealed to UK trade magazine MCV that several Guitar Hero sequels are in the pipeline, from Guitar Hero 2 t...

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We recently brought you news of an ad campaign with the slogan "Give your thumbs a rest", and this timely article by Killer Betties is an excellent port of call for anyone wishing to do so while still playing video games. Thanks to gaming, it's easy to find exercise that is both fun and co...

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