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Spectrobes: The World Premiere Event

By Spencer . February 23, 2007 . 3:39pm

Earlier today I was at Disneyland where Disney Interactive held the world premiere of Spectrobes. To celebrate the event a group of forth graders from Gauer Elementary school came by to try out the game a few weeks before it hit store shelves. On top of missing a day of school and hanging out in […]

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Lumines II stripped down in Japan

By Spencer . February 20, 2007 . 7:22am

After four extra months of waiting Namco Bandai released Lumines II in Japan. The licensed song list has been floating around the internet and it is missing a couple songs. “Regret” from New Order, "Lose Control" by Missy Elliot and Beck’s “Black Tambourine” are notably absent. Gwen Stefani’s awkwardly included song, “Hollaback Girl” and the […]

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What’s “plus” in Lumines Plus

By Spencer . February 15, 2007 . 9:10am

Disney Interactive is getting ready to release Lumines Plus next week an enhanced version of the PSP game for the Playstation 2. However, there hasn’t been much information about what’s going to be new for the PS2 release. We learned that there are going to be nine songs from Lumines II in Lumines Plus 100 […]

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Play the Pirates of the Caribbean MMORPG for free

By Spencer . February 8, 2007 . 3:58pm

Disney Interactive Studios (previously known as Buena Vista Games) has an interesting tactic to hook people into their Pirates of the Caribbean MMORPG. Instead of going for a cash op system or forcing monthly fees when too many games doing that they are giving away the adventure for free, sort of. If you don’t want […]

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Watch: Spectrobes the trailer

By Spencer . February 2, 2007 . 6:21pm

This new trailer of Spectrobes shows off some quick CG clips of Rallen and some gameplay footage with him paired up with two Spectrobes in combat. In between the usual footage you can see a glimpse of how the Spectrobes evolve from their cutesy youth form to their battle ready “awakened” forms. Probably the most […]

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Remixed Q Entertainment titles released on February 27 in the USA

By Spencer . January 29, 2007 . 8:19am

Buena Vista Games has two new games from Q Entertainment scheduled to come out on February 27, 2007. The first is Lumines Plus for the Playstation 2, an extended version of Lumines with some “elements” from Lumines II. Perhaps all new skins? FMV video? Then there is Meteos: Disney Magic, a new version of the […]

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Spectrobes: More than intergalactic Pokemon

By Spencer . January 26, 2007 . 12:53am

I had the pleasure of sitting in on a call about Buena Vista’s upcoming game Spectrobes. It’s being developed by Jupiter who you might recognize as the developer of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. In Spectrboes you play as the planetary patrol scout, Rallen, who is given the ability to excavate Spectrobes from the Earth. […]

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First Quarter Wii release schedule has Mario Kart and Sonic

By Spencer . January 23, 2007 . 4:32pm

Nintendo updated their first quarter release schedule with twelve games on the list. There are some key titles like Wii Play, Sonic and the Secret Rings and The Godfather: Blackhand edition that are coming out in the next few months. However, Mario Party 8 got pushed back and Cooking Mama, which was supposedly coming out […]

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Spectrobes screens show Rallen’s new planet

By Spencer . December 8, 2006 . 10:39am

In March 2007, Buena Vista Games is releasing Spectrobes in North America. It’s an action RPG designed by Jupiter who made Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. These screenshots show how combat takes place where you have two Spectrobes by your side to command. Another screenshot past the break shows a Spectrobe being excavated by rubbing […]

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Love for Lumines II

By Spencer . November 22, 2006 . 5:34pm

Lumines was the reason I got my PSP. Q Entertainment’s stylish music X puzzle game was as innovative as it was addictive. When Buena Vista Games announced they were releasing Lumines II, I was a little skeptical. What more can BVG add to the Lumines formula? Apparently not much. While Lumines II is a really […]

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Music in Lumines II

By Spencer . November 8, 2006 . 5:02pm

Probably the biggest change from Lumines to Lumines II is the change from being an underground house music venue to a Top 40’s hangout. Mainstream music might sell Lumines to the masses more than Mondo Grasso’s pieces, but the extra sounds don’t mesh as well in “Hollaback Girl” as they do in music designed specifically […]

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Atari classics coming to Xbox Live and Contra comes this Wednesday

By Spencer . November 6, 2006 . 3:19am

As part of Microsoft press event today they announced future titles coming to the Xbox Marketplace. On the list are six Atari classics: Centipede, Asteroids, Missile Command, Battlezone, Warlords and Tempest. All of the Atari remakes will have the original and an Xbox 360 enhanced “evolution mode”. The evolution mode varies from title to title, […]

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New Lumines Live content coming to Lumines II

By Spencer . October 24, 2006 . 8:34am

After we posted up a sizable list of new skins in Lumines Live I discovered that these skins were hardly exclusive to the Xbox 360. A representative from Buena Vista Games told us, “We can confirm that all the skins in Lumines Live will be in Lumines II — plus more.” There are a total […]

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Elaborating on Every Extend Extra

By Spencer . October 9, 2006 . 1:56pm

Linda Jo, one of the producers from Buena Vista Games, takes sometime to talk about Every Extend Extra for the PSP. Every Extend Extra is one the titles designed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s studio Q Entertainment. She gives us details on the combo system, the skinny on localization and a clue about a bonus in the […]

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What do you think of Desperate Housewives: The Game?

By Spencer . October 6, 2006 . 10:32am

This is the final trailer for BVG’s Desperate Housewives game. After watching it how much would you pay for the game? $40? $30? $20? Any fans of the show thinking about getting this game or is this nothing more than a quick and dirty cash in on the show’s popularity?