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Paging Dr. Beat: Humble Bundle's latest Humble Weekly Sale requires a solid sense of rhythm, offering a pay-what-you-want collection of games that test your ability to play along to a backing music track. The $1-minimum package includes Empty Clip Studios' rhythm-driven shoot-'em-up Symphony, ...

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Valve has posted new weekly deals on Steam this week, and you can pick up some excellent indie titles for the low price of cheap. The atmospheric horror puzzler Anna is on sale for only $3.39, 2DEngine's Chains is only $1.24, reverse music shooter Retro/Grade will cost you $3.40, the sticky sweet S...

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First off, if you haven't got Retro/Grade yet and you have a PS3, go get it. Right now. It's on sale for $3.49 ($2.44 if you have Plus) until PSN updates. Seriously, go. That's sub-coffee cheap. Okay, for those of you who want to play 24 Caret's unique backwards-shmup music game on a different p...

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You're reading Reaction Time, a weekly column that claims to examine recent events, games and trends in the industry, but is really just looking for an excuse to use the word "zeitgeist." It debuts on Fridays in Engadget's digital magazine, Distro. Remember when the summer lull signaled a blissful ...

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Retro/Grade is a game about distraction. On a surface level, there's a complicated premise that has you playing a side-scrolling shmup in reverse, avoiding enemy bullets as they return to the back of your ship and rushing to catch the projectiles that your ship fired when time was moving forward. Y...

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Retro/Grade, the, uh, backwards shoot-em-up that you control with a guitar, finally makes its way to PlayStation Network for PS3 on August 21. It'll be sold both by itself and as a bundle with its soundtrack. Developer 24 Caret Games posted the above new trailer to mark the occasion. We're happy t...

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Much like the classical pianist who has thoroughly mastered his craft and finds the act of reading sheet music to be perfectly droll, the multicolored gem charts of Guitar Heros and Rock Bands have become easy pleasy lemon squeezy. If you've been playing those games since the genre's inception, y...

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Retro/Grade developers 24 Caret Games will print customized ID cards for PAX Prime attendees this August, giving some peace of mind to those dreading sudden separation from their like-minded groups in Penny Arcade's increasingly packed event. The crew from 24 Caret will be at this year's Se...

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I set down the guitar controller and start walking back through the layers. I'm sitting at the PAX booth of 24 Caret Games, taking my first spin behind the frets of Retro/Grade, which has one of those great premises that only a video game could really do justice to. As ace spaceship pilot Rick R...

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Being a giant, beloved video game site has its downsides. For example, we sometimes neglect to give independent developers our coverage love (or loverage, if you will) as we get caught up in AAA, AAAA or the rare quintuple-A titles. To remedy that, we're giving indies the chance to create their own ...

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Guitar controller-compatible time-reversing rhythm shmup ... thing Retro/Grade may not be arriving on PSN until next year, but PAX attendees will be granted an early look at it during the convention this year. But what if you can't make it to Seattle? You'll have to settle for this new trailer, whi...

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In an interview with PSNStores, 24 Caret Games' Matt Gilgenbach offered an update on the development of the time-reversing rhythm shmup ... thing, Retro/Grade. Most obviously, the PSN release is getting a nice visual boost over what has been shown: "We've redone pretty much all the graphics to make ...

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Retro/Grade, an Independent Games Festival nominee for best game design, is making its way off of PSN ... we mean, onto PSN. See, the thing that makes this shmup different is that all the action happens backwards -- like a classic space shooter meets Memento. Comparison can also be made between th...

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