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That Idolmaster Cinderella Girls trademark may be related to new mobile game

Back in February 2015, Bandai Namco did something rather unexpected. It trademarked Cinderella Girls in Europe. This is notable as the company has a mobile game called The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls involving the collecting and battling of various idols. It seemed as though the trademark could be tied to a localization of that title, but more »

E3 2015: Outdoor Rock Band 4 was a blessing and a curse

Harmonix had Rock Band 4 on display at E3 2015. Which was great, because it meant people got to play Rock Band 4! How can that possibly go wrong? Well, there was an element to the affair that made the whole experience feel both authentic, and also annoying. See, Harmonix grabbed itself an outdoor space. more »

Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ is a productivity killer

Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ hasn’t received a worldwide release announcement yet, but it’s already available in Japan as Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+. Which is a great thing for anyone with a Japanese 3DS, because this is a fantastic conglomeration of 70 of the best minigames from the previous three games, not to mention 30 original more »

Five things I love about Theatrhythm Dragon Quest

I am overjoyed that Theatrhythm Dragon Quest exists. Sure, it would have been nice if the game weren’t exclusive to Japan, and I suppose I would have preferred not having to import a Japan-region 3DS in order to play it, but it is and I did and I’ve no regrets. I’ve expressed my desire for more »

Persona 4: Dancing All Night fights shadows with rhythm

There’s no genre the Persona series can’t conquer.  If you don’t believe me, just check this out.  Persona is about to play some funky music with. According to Atlus, this is a story-driven music game that takes place after Persona 4. Rise and her group Kanamin Kitchen are the focus, as members of that group have gone missing. more »

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Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX abruptly delayed until September 2015

Funny company, that Sega, as it’s starting to seem a little disjointed after it’s decision to shift to mobile. Many iOS and Android games were the first casualties, and now Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is the second. The game, which was supposed to be out next week on May 26, 2015, is now coming more »

Love Live! School Idol Festival scratches that Idolmaster itch

I talked briefly about about Love Live! School Idol Festival last year. I played the game for a few hours while recovering from the aftermath of E3 2014, had some fun with it, and then promptly uninstalled it a week later because I had an Android tablet that was low on space and it didn’t more »

Rock Band 4 will use old guitar controllers, even ones from rival Guitar Hero

Like a band ready to tour after a lengthy hiatus, music games are coming back in a big way. Both Rock Band and Guitar Hero have new installments coming this fall. Guitar Hero will have a new controller with a six-button setup instead of the five previously used. Rock Band 4 wants to embrace the past, and project director Daniel Sussman told Business more »

Sing to save the day in Omega Quintet this April

There’s a little game coming out next month for the PS4 that I’m so excited about. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it, but it’s called Omega Quintet. It’s really unique, as it combines the JRPG experience with that of a lite idol simulation. You know, a save the world with the power of more »

Here’s today’s earworm – the Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX trailer

The 3DS is finally getting some Vocaloid action this year, as Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is getting a worldwide release at the end of May 2015. That’s not why we’re here today, though. No, today we’re here to get some of those incredibly catchy tunes stuck in our heads. Because what better way to more »

Rock Band 4 resurrected in 2015, proves Rock and Roll Dreams Come True

I hope you still have your PS3 and Xbox 360 instrument peripherals, because one of the games that needs them is making a comeback. All of the rumors and hinting was true. Sometime in 2015, Rock Band 4 will come to the PS4 and Xbox One. So why am I saying to get the old more »

Jungle Rumble Review: Jungle Boogie

Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness, and Bananas Price: $4.99 System(s): Vita Release Date: Month Date, Year Publisher (Developer): Disco Pixel (Disco Pixel) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” Do you still find yourself singing, “Pon, pon, pata pon” under your breath at night? Is your Mii always wearing the Rhythm Heaven Fever monkey hat? If you answered yes to more »