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Elite Beat Agents Developer iNiS Are Meeting With Publishers At GDC

By Spencer . March 3, 2011 . 2:06pm

After three successful beat tapping games with wacky stories, iNiS went on to spearhead Microsoft’s karaoke game Lips. But, it appears iNiS has something new in the pipeline.

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Lips: I (Heart) The 80s Or Inis Is Still Making Lips Games

By Spencer . February 9, 2010 . 3:54pm

Lips: Party Classics isn’t even in stores yet, but it appears Microsoft already has another game lined up called Lips: I (Heart) the 80s.

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Lips: Number One Hits Brings Hammertime To The Xbox 360

By Spencer . May 27, 2009 . 11:12am

Lips, Inis’ Xbox 360 karaoke simulator, tried to compete in an overcrowded market of music games last year. The title has mostly been remembered for its blinking wireless microphones which are really nice.

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Lock Lips With The Kiss Party Game In Lips

By Spencer . October 22, 2008 . 1:27pm

Lips, Inis’ Xbox 360 karaoke game, is designed for parties. Naturally, Lips comes with party games and “Kiss” is one of them. In this mode two players sing and match gestures with the motion sensitive microphone while moving towards the middle to share a kiss. This is…. an interesting evolution in co-op play. I totally […]

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Five Versions Of LiPS Planned By Microsoft

By Spencer . October 8, 2008 . 2:19pm

When Microsoft announced Inis first Xbox 360 game, LiPS, at E3 they proudly proclaimed it would have music suited for each region it gets published in. There are already five different versions for Europe alone. Coming out sometime in the future are LiPS (English version), LiPS (Italian version), LiPS (Spanish version), LiPS (Swiss, Austrian, and […]

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Microsoft silent on the “iNiS stuff” in Lips

By Spencer . July 22, 2008 . 12:22pm

Right now Lips looks like just another karaoke game. The main difference during the singing mode is players tilt the microphone upwards to activate a “Star Stream” for bonus points. Players not singing can mash buttons on one of the four wireless controllers to play sound effects. I switched between clapping, banging drums, and roaring […]

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Lips unsealed, tidbits on shaking and voice reduction

By Spencer . July 16, 2008 . 9:14am

At Microsoft’s Monday press conference I saw Duffy sing “Mercy” in Lips, but the performance didn’t explain much about what is in the game. I started asking questions, lots of questions, and got some answers.   Zune / MP3 connectivity is only functional with DRM (digital rights management) free music. I couldn’t get any details […]

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Live at the Microsoft E3 press conference (Last Remnant date, Star Ocean 4)

By Spencer . July 14, 2008 . 10:14am

I'm sitting under the green lights at the Microsoft press conference waiting for it to start. Before attendees take a seat there is a chance to scribble drawings or web addresses that are projected on the screen. So far its been rated G.   In a video of "Xbox 360 street talk" people interviewed on […]

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Lips or Xbox Music Maker 2.0 leaked?

By Spencer . June 16, 2008 . 4:13pm

The rumor explosion over the weekend has been reported enough, but the Lips project sounds suspiciously familiar. Joystiq reports that Inis, the creator of cheerful music games like Gitaroo Man and Ouendan, might be the developer. However, Lips has primarily been attracting attention as a competitor to Singstar with the “killer” features of allowing custom […]

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Inis asks you to keep K-Pop Idol, Rain, happy

By Spencer . January 23, 2008 . 10:39am

As seen from their games, Inis is about bringing joy to others and encouraging the broken spirited with cheerleaders. Hidden from recent memory and probably a lot of the gaming public is Rain: Wonder Trip, an interactive PSP title where you interact with him in his limousine. You can check Rain’s schedule, answer questions in […]

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Korean Elite Beat Agents revealed

By Spencer . October 1, 2007 . 11:49am

I’ve been wondering how Nintendo was going to handle Elite Beat Agents in Korea and since we’re nearing the October 11 release date information is pouring out. The short story is it’s Elite Beat Agents with nothing special except for Korean text. They get the same Western soundtrack and unless Nintendo is hiding something there […]

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A tour of DS Style: Anata mo DS de Classic Kiite Mimasenka

By Spencer . August 10, 2007 . 3:47pm

When you start DS Style: Anata mo DS de Classic Kiite Mimasenka you’re taken into a room with a dog that is causally enjoying classical music in the background. In one song he is looking at a butterfly and in another the dog is snoring on the couch. The game quickly rotates through songs and […]

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Watch: Ouendan 2′s more serious side

By Spencer . May 24, 2007 . 6:23pm

Most of the stories in Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 are lighthearted where you help a kid from wetting his bed and shoot a giant water monster with a hair dryer. One of the stories where you play as the Blue Ouendan bucks the trend and teeters on the sappy side. The story is about two […]

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Watch: Selling shoes to aliens in Ouendan 2

By Spencer . May 18, 2007 . 8:10pm

One of my favorite scenarios stars a shoe salesman who heads to outer space to sell shoes. Luckily for him he runs into jellyfish-like aliens and a millipede alien who calls into his home shopping network. This video has the new blue Ouendan squad cheering on the salesman and the song in the background is […]

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Watch: Ouendan 2’s catchy song “Julia ni Shoshin”

By Spencer . May 18, 2007 . 5:59pm

Of course this is my opinion only, but one of the better songs in Ouendan 2 is Julia ni Shoshin from the Checkers. In this scenario you play with the original Ouendan crew who is cheering on a hot blooded barber who makes wild haircuts. He meets a new rival barber and the only way […]