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Q Entertainment panel: Mizuguchi almost made a Hollywood action game

By Spencer . March 12, 2007 . 12:17pm

When Tetsuya Mizuguchi left Sega to form his own studio he considered to abandon the whole music/rhythm genre that he is known for. During the Q Entertainment lecture, Shuji Utsumi, current CEO of Q Entertainment, revealed that Mizuguchi-san was considering developing a Hollywood like action game with a female lead since sales of Rez were […]

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Missing music in Lumines Plus

By Spencer . February 27, 2007 . 5:48am

Now that Lumines Plus has been released fans have found out that it isn’t a direct port of the PSP game. While most of the songs for Lumines are in the Playstation 2 remix, some vocal songs like “Lights” are missing from the game. Mondo Grosso’s song is replaced with “Circles” from Lumines II. It […]

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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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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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Lumines Live bonus content packs rock

By Spencer . January 28, 2007 . 2:35pm

This past Wednesday Microsoft released three bonus packs for Lumines Live and if you have the game you have to get at least two of them. The Heavenly Star pack is free to gold members and it adds in an extra song with full motion video in the background. It’s the same song found in […]

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Heavenly Star Lumines Live screens

By Spencer . January 19, 2007 . 10:09am

Here are some pictures of the upcoming content packs for Lumines Live. Similar to the PSP skin Heavenly Star has pencil drawn graphics. Also similar to the Lumines II are the opponents in the VS. CPU missions, don’t they look familiar? While the extra packages are coming out at bargain prices, they aren’t exactly “original”. […]

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Free Lumines Live content coming next week

By Spencer . January 18, 2007 . 12:56pm

On January 24 Lumines fans can snag the Heavenly Star skin for Lumines Live for free. Heavenly Star was an original song produced by Q Entertainment and has a stylized skin that looks like A-ha’s “Take on Me” video. Over Xbox Live you can enjoy playing the skin in 5.1 surround sound and watch the […]

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New music for Lumines II

By Spencer . January 18, 2007 . 8:08am

While we’ve been enjoying Lumines II for months, Japan hasn’t gotten a copy of it yet. It looks like there might be some changes (additions?) to the song list since Q Entertainment announced that "Jawaiian reggae" artist Def Tech is going to have a track in the game. Their song KONOMAMA Def Tech reintroducing RIZE […]

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Lumines II’s signature track, “Heavenly Star” now on iTunes

By Spencer . December 14, 2006 . 4:31pm

For Lumines II Q Entertainment formed the Genki Rockets and produced “Heavenly Star” specifically for the sequel. Now they’re distributing the song to the masses via iTunes. If this is successful maybe we will see the Lumines soundtracks online in the future. Also Heavenly Star is coming to Lumines Live for the Xbox 360. In […]

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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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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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Inside the Lumines Live Advance pack

By Spencer . October 23, 2006 . 9:41am

While most Xbox 360 owners were downloading and playing Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 this weekend, I shelled out the points for the Lumines Live Advance pack. I’m not a huge fan of breaking Lumines into microtransactions, but I had to see what new songs the pack added. Lumines has roots in house music and the […]

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Lumines Live

By Spencer . October 20, 2006 . 7:44pm

The big surprise Xbox Live Arcade announcement at E3 was Lumines Live. Lumines was the first title developed by Q Entertainment and it was released as a PSP launch game. Now the title has gone multiplatform with an enhanced PS2 port coming out later this year, a mobile phone version and Lumines Live for the […]