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Lumines II: Heavenly Star music video and lyrics

By Spencer . September 28, 2006 . 12:51pm

Straight from Tetsuya Mizuguchi the creator of Space Channel 5, Rez and Lumines is an original music video that he produced. The song, “Heavenly Star”, is performed by the Genki Rockets, a newly formed group in Japan for Lumines II. The video looks fantastic and it looks like its design might have been inspired by […]

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Buena Vista Games acquires Climax Racing

By Spencer . September 28, 2006 . 5:32am

Before joining the ranks of Buena Vista Games, Climax Racing had a tight knit relationship with Sony. They created the ATV Offroad Fury series specifically for Playstation consoles. The real question is why would BVG want Climax Racing? Are they going to bring the ATV Offroad Fury series to other platforms? Perhaps some insight comes […]

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What to play on Wii: Third Party title list until 2007

By Spencer . September 14, 2006 . 8:27am

  As part of the press briefing Nintendo showcased all of the Third Party Launch titles to look forward to in the near future.   Activision Call of Duty 3 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Rapala Tournament Fishing Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam World Series of Poker   Atari Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi 2   Atlus Trauma […]

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Every Extend Extra

By Spencer . August 8, 2006 . 2:43pm

Every Extend started out as a freeware project by a programmer called “Omega” in Japan, but after Q? Entertainment got their hands on the game they wanted to bring the game out to the masses. Like their previous PSP game, Lumines, Q? Entertainment infused music as key component to the game. Every Extend Extra even […]

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Watch Spectrobes in CG

By Spencer . July 21, 2006 . 11:44am

Over at Comic Con Buena Vista Games brought over Spectrobes, their new intellectual property that started off as a Nintendo DS game and may appear as an anime series. We had a chance to record the CG trailer with Rallen and Jeena. Check it out below and read our previous impressions of Spectrobes.

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BoA nixed from Lumines II

By Spencer . July 19, 2006 . 9:20am

At E3 we sampled BoA’s music on the floor demo and it seemed like she would be added to the game’s soundtrack. Unfortunately, one of the PR representatives from Buena Vista Games explained that this isn’t going to happen. This may be a case of a licensing issue so there is a chance she may […]

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Gwen Stefani and Beck lead the Lumines II soundtrack

By Spencer . July 18, 2006 . 9:35am

While Buena Vista Games teased about a soundtrack with “big” artists we thought they meant BoA whose name appeared in the E3 demo. Instead they end up pulling the Chemical Brothers, Hoobastank and Beck. “In order to showcase my vision for ‘Lumines II,’ we needed to find music and videos with just the right tone, […]

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O-Zone highlighted in Every Extend Extra

By Spencer . June 25, 2006 . 10:02am

Q? Entertainment’s remix of the PC game Every Extend is going to debut in Japan on August 3rd at the price of 5,040 yen ($43). Mizuguchi-san who leads Q? Entertainment has always put an emphasis on the soundtrack in his games. Every Extend Extra is bent towards electronic music with USCUS filling trance tracks from […]

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Introducing Spectrobes

By Spencer . May 31, 2006 . 12:46pm

The success of Kingdom Hearts sparked Buena Vista Games to start their own anime styled RPG series. They pulled Jupiter who did Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories in the mix to develop Spectrobes, a new franchise that is starting out on the DS. Spectrobes stars two Interplanetary Patrol officers Rallen and Jeena who discover fossilized […]

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BoA appears on the Lumines II soundtrack

By Spencer . May 15, 2006 . 9:02am

Music plays an integral part of Mizuguchi-san’s titles In Lumines works from Mondo Grosso like Shinin’ (the opening track), Shake Your Body and Lights were featured in the game. Lumines II will have new songs from Mondo Grosso like “Everything Needs Love” (featured in an E3 demo level) and selected tracks from the Korean pop […]

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Time spent with Every Extend Extra

By Spencer . May 11, 2006 . 1:52am

While Q? Entertainment announced this game almost a year ago few details have been shown about Every Extend Extra. The game is based off of a PC game and has enhanced graphics over its predecessor. Instead of drab grey backgrounds and an orange ship, Every Extend Extra has neon colored worlds and blaring techno music. […]

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Buena Vista Games plans an anime inspired RPG

By Spencer . May 2, 2006 . 1:56am

The success of Kingdom Hearts prompted Buena Vista Games (read: Disney) to go on the RPG track without Square-Enix. Now the company is developing Spectrobes for the Nintendo DS. This is anime inspired action RPG developed by Jupiter who spearheaded Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. Unlike KH, Spectrobes is an entirely new property. From Buena […]

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E3 at E3 and other Mizuguchi announcements

By Spencer . April 26, 2006 . 4:25pm

Q? Entertainment, Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s game studio, signed a deal with Buena Vista Games to publish their puzzle games for North America. This means PSP gamers are going to get a chance to play Every Extend Extra and Lumines II! Also in the announcement are two game remixes. Lumines Plus is a reworked version of the […]

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Kingdom Hearts 2 at your local game store

By Spencer . March 29, 2006 . 9:45am

North American gamers can pick up their copy of Kingdom Hearts 2 today. If you missed out on the original or Chain of Memories swing by Best Buy. If you purchase Kingdom Hearts 2 you can pick up Kingdom Hearts (greatest hits) or Chain of Memories for an extra $10. Also check out all of […]

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Kingdom Hearts 2 USA details

By Spencer . February 9, 2006 . 7:07am

Look forward to the US release of Kingdom Hearts 2 on 06.03.30. The English cast has Haley Joel Osment returns as Sora along with David Gallagher voicing Riku and Hayden Panettier taking the role as Kairi. New to the cast is Jesse McCartney as Roxas, Brittney Snow as Namine (instead of Hillary Duff as IMDB […]