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EA’s Wii music game: Boogie

By Spencer . March 22, 2007 . 1:08pm

  Electronic Arts lifted the veil off their music / party game for the Wii, Boogie. Boogie is one part Samba de Amigo and one part Singstar mashed together with aliens. Players sing with the microphone and dance with the nunchuck combination by shaking it to commands. Besides the pink alien in the screenshots there […]

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Kingdom Hearts: Final Soundtrack

By Spencer . March 20, 2007 . 3:23pm

Toshiba EMI is about to release the Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete, a massive nine disc collection of songs from Kingdom Hearts,  Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix +. The price of the collection is on the high side, 15,000 yen ($128), but it’s about right […]

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Advent Children rip off or tribute? You decide

By Spencer . March 13, 2007 . 8:36am

IceAmp sends us a tip that Korean singer Ivy’s new song “Sonata of Temptation” clones Tifa’s fight scene from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children with actors instead of CG. On one hand Final Fantasy fans might be upset that the music video leeches of Square-Enix’s successful movie, but Ivy couldn’t leech off Advent Children if […]

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Watch: Singing songs to Miyamoto

By Spencer . March 11, 2007 . 7:06pm

Fellow game journalist and musician Jonathan Mann (aka GameJew) is living the dream. After four days of trying to sing a song to Shigeru Miyamoto he finally achieved his goal at the eleventh hour. The last big evening event at GDC 2007 was the Video Games Live concert and by pulling some strings Jonathan patiently […]

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Where the music comes from in Every Extend Extra Extreme

By Spencer . March 7, 2007 . 1:27pm

  Aaron Greenberg fielded a question about where the music in Every Extend Extra Extreme’s "Wiz Ur Muzik" comes from. He said that the music can be from CDs, the Xbox 360 hard drive, an iPod connected to the console and even from a networked PC. Granted the title is still in development, but if […]

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Bonus songs in Dance Dance Revolution Universe

By Spencer . March 1, 2007 . 8:02am

Konami’s take on microtransacitions is a clever one. Instead of only selling bundles of songs like they did for Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix, Konami is giving DDR fans a choice. You can purchase individual songs for 100 Points each ($1.20) or save 20% buy getting the “mega pack” with ten songs for 800 points ($10). […]

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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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Dance to remixed video game music in Dance Dance Revolution Universe

By Spencer . February 26, 2007 . 10:39am

Konami’s “next-gen” dancing game, Dance Dance Revolution Universe, comes out this week for the Xbox 360. Besides online dancing and cel shaded visuals, DDR Universe has a new song list with a remixes of DDR favorites (B4U again?) and pop music from Kylie Minogue. Three video game remixes stand out in the list, one is […]

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Songs in SingStar Pop USA

By Spencer . February 22, 2007 . 3:45pm

Sony is releasing another SingStar game in April 3rd, SingStar Pop and it brings together a bunch of American pop songs packaged with music videos. Here’s what is coming on the new release:   3 Doors Down – "Kryptonite" A-Ha – "Take On Me" Alicia Keys – "Fallin’" All American Rejects – "Move Along" Ashlee […]

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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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Hey! Listen! Zelda themes reorchestrated

By Spencer . February 19, 2007 . 3:46pm

Siliconera reader Rob sends us a tip about the ZREO: Zelda Reorchestrated project. The site has themes from Legend of Zelda on the NES up to Twilight Princess redone with a more atmospheric sound and a simulated orchestra. The themes are recomposed with high-end sequence synthesizers and then MIDIs are transformed into orchestrated pieces you […]

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DrumMania arcade machine featured in Killers video

By Spencer . February 9, 2007 . 7:58am

  There is a Beamani cameo in the Killer latest music video, “Read my Mind”. A few scenes show the band members are hanging around an arcade playing on Konami’s DrumMania V3 and GuitarFreaks V3 machines. GuitarFreaks appeared in some arcades, but the game never caught on. Konami missed the boat with their guitar bemani […]

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Move to Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii

By Spencer . February 2, 2007 . 4:48pm

At Konami’s gamer day event they announced an all new DDR title, Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party for the Wii. On top of using the dance pad players use the Wii remote and nunchuck to play the game too. Samba de DDR? Besides changing the gameplay to a full body work out, Dance Dance Revolution […]

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Import Watch: Luminous Arc

By Rolando . February 2, 2007 . 6:21am

Those of you who love to import games that have a very low probability of making it to the U.S. or love to play the import version of a game before the domestic version of the game is released (for bragging rights) should mark February 8 on your calendar. It may not be much, but Luminious […]

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Indie Game Intermission: ClickBeat – Open source Ouendan for the PC

By Spencer . January 29, 2007 . 1:21pm

Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan or better known as Elite Beat Agents outside of Japan was a novel concept made by Inis and Nintendo where you hit bubbles on the beat with the stylus. After seeing the game two developers re-created the game for the PC as ClickBeat. It’s not exactly the same game as Elite Beat […]