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Lumines Returns With Vita Game, Assassin’s Creed & Rayman Origins Coming Too

By Spencer . August 16, 2011 . 11:10am

Key Ubisoft series like Michael Jackson the Experience, Rayman Origins, and Assassin’s Creed are coming to Sony’s next handheld.

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Half Off Xbox Live Arcade Campaign Kicks Off On Friday

By Spencer . March 31, 2010 . 9:49am

On April 2, Microsoft is temporarily slashing prices off Xbox Live Arcade games like Ikaruga in Japan.

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Mizuguchi Wants To Style Your PlayStation Home Avatar

By Spencer . May 21, 2009 . 4:53pm

Remember how we said Q Entertainment was doing something with PlayStation Home? They ended up making PlayStation Home avatar outfits.

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Lumines Supernova Classic Pack Missing Classics

By Spencer . February 13, 2009 . 9:22am

Q Entertainment released an expansion pack for Lumines Supernova containing 20 skins from the PSP game that started the series yesterday. With a name like “Classic Pack” you might expect “classic” songs like Shinin’, Lights, or Shake Ya Body. Well, you won’t find them here! The Classic Pack doesn’t have any licensed music from Mondo […]

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Classic Lumines Pack Coming To Lumines Supernova

By Spencer . February 11, 2009 . 11:33am

Out of all the Lumines games I enjoyed the first one the most. Partially because it was fresh, partially because of the soundtrack. Shinin’ was one catchy song.   Mondo Grosso’s music hasn’t made its way into future releases, but maybe, just maybe, it will sneak into Lumines Supernova. Q Entertainment is working on a […]

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Atari Publishing Q Entertainment’s Future Projects

By Spencer . December 2, 2008 . 5:11pm

Namco Bandai has always taken care of Q Entertainment in Japan, but in North America Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s studio flipped between Ubisoft, Namco Bandai and Buena Vista Games. Moving forward Q Entertainment will work with Atari and their first joint project is Q3 (pronounced Qubed), a compilation disc of three Q Entertainment Xbox Live Arcade games. […]

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Lumines Supernova Synthesizes PSN Release In November

By Spencer . October 23, 2008 . 8:08am

For those not satiated with Lumines, Lumines II, Lumines Live, Lumines Mobile, and Lumines for PCs (catches breath) Lumines Supernova is coming to the PlayStation 3 as a PSN download. I gave it out at Tokyo Game Show, but the demo didn’t have the newly created Dig Down Mode where you remove piles of blocks […]

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Q Entertainment sequencing Lumines for PSN

By Spencer . September 3, 2008 . 12:19pm

Lumines made its debut on the PSP so it’s fitting to see the musical block dropping game come out as a PlayStation Network download. However, it doesn’t look like much has changed in Lumines Supernova. The sequencer from Lumines II is incorporated in the PS3 version with a few more options and there is a […]

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Brainstorming: Interview with LUMINES composer Takayuki Nakamura

By Jerisaka . February 29, 2008 . 2:58pm

Tokyo native Takayuki Nakamura is a self-described music lover and technophile.  As early as junior high he was experimenting in radio through a school program, started a band, and began broadcasting his own songs.  He developed an affinity toward electronic sound design, performing daily and working part time through university to afford his own audio […]

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Sound Current Vlog: L.II remixes

By Jerisaka . February 24, 2008 . 11:38pm

The latest album by the music director of the LUMINES puzzle action titles, a challenging and unconventional game soundtrack.   L.II remixes composed by Takayuki Nakamura Brainstorm Co. Ltd.   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K_A0VWePos[/youtube]    More info on Sound Current: L.II remixes Samples:  Nakataka.net

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Sound Current vlog: LUMINES Remixes Winter

By Jerisaka . February 16, 2008 . 9:39pm

< Spencer’s note: As an addendum to Jeriaska’s Sound Current post we’re presenting a vlog about LUMINES Remixes Winter where you can hear samples of the album and Jeriaska’s thoughts on it. Enjoy! >   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKHVlOx96Aw[/youtube] 

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Sound Current: L.II remixes

By Jerisaka . February 15, 2008 . 8:37pm

Late last year Brainstorm Co. Ltd., the publishing house behind the LUMINES series of games put together a strong collaborative effort by Takayuki Nakamura, h ueda, and Keiichi Sugiyama called "LUMINES remixes Winter."  Just a month later, the chief composer of the visually compelling puzzle series has returned with a solo album.  Built from arrangements […]

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Sound Current: LUMINES remixes Winter

By Jerisaka . February 14, 2008 . 9:08pm

The cover art of LUMINES remixes Winter shows a headphone jack cutting across the night sky.  The illustration speaks to the chosen audio style of the game series, where solid sound engineering is put to use creating dreamlike musical vistas. Having no storyline to cohere to has offered the composers of LUMINES the freedom to […]

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Discounted downloads, Microsoft introduces Xbox Live Arcade Hits

By Spencer . November 30, 2007 . 12:13pm

Over the past few months Microsoft has been testing the waters with temporary sales on Xbox Live Arcade games. On December 4th (the day the new dashboard comes out) popular Xbox Live Arcade games tagged as Xbox Live Arcade Hits are getting permanent price drops. Essentially, Microsoft is unleashing the digital equivalent of their Platinum […]

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Lumines getting a PC port too?

By Spencer . November 9, 2007 . 11:43am

I can’t blame Q Entertainment for trying to milk Lumines as much as possible. It was their first project and a critically acclaimed puzzle game. However, between two PSP games, a Playstation 2 port, a mobile phone version and an Xbox 360 release the only thing that has really changed are the skins. OK, the […]