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Reformat the Planet is a documentary by 2 Player Productions about the 2006 Blip Festival and the artists who helped put it together (and then played a bunch of amazing chip music on stage), including Nullsleep, Glomag, Bit Shifter, Hally, Anamanaguchi, and more. 2PP just announced the date for the long-awaited DVD release: August 24. [...]
“8-Bit Trip,” according to its Swedish creators took 1,500 hours to animate. They pay respect to everything from International Karate on a tape drive to Tetris on the NES, with Pong and Pac-Man in between. The music was written by Daniel Larsson and the animation was done by Tomas Redigh, of the Swedish electronica duo [...]
So iPhone games have, to date, been largely disappointing. Let’s forget iPhone games for a minute, then, at look at an iPhone synth that lets you create your own 8-bit soundtracks. This is 8bitone, by Japanese devs Yudo, and it lets you arrange your own chiptune soundtracks on the fly. It’s not a professional solution, [...]
Bit.Trip creators Gaijin Games have just let slip that NYC chiptune star Haeyoung ‘Bubblyfish’ Kim will be bookending their latest WiiWare rhythm-pong game, Core, doing the same title- and end-screen musical duties that Bitshifter did for their debut…
Yes, it’s been an awfully long time, but it appears that The Secret Of Monkey Island is coming back, and to the Xbox 360. The German USK rating board has revealed that The Secret Of Monkey Island – Special Edition is on its way. This was the very original Monkey Island game, from all the [...]
Like a number of the “less said, the better” indie games in recent months (see also: Gravity Bone, etc.), the best thing Adam ‘Atomic’ Saltsman’s just-released web game Fathom has going for it is the one secret that it would be a letdown to reveal befo…
Determined to deliver more than just another band game sequel, Neversoft gives Guitar Hero 5 a brand new look, innovative new features, and introduces more than 25 new artists to the rhythm game genre.
More than 25 new artists means that we’ll find at least 26 songs we’ve never played before included on the disc for Guitar Hero 5, which will feature master tracks from 85 of the “hottest bands of today and the biggest classic acts”. Such distinctions are of course open to opinion, but Activision lists Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Santana, Vampire Weekend, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan. All of those, plus you’ll be able to import all of your Guitar Hero World Tour tracks, because if you couldn’t there would be a riot.
Most of those names we already heard in Crecente’s story on Friday, which also discussed the ability to play any combination of instruments, the drop-in play, and the new Rockfest multiplayer mode.
Other new features include a new Guitar Hero Music Studio revamped for accessibility; Band Moments, in which groups are rewarded for performing special note groups together; and song challenges, which task players to perform songs in certain ways.
As for the new art style, I can’t say much for it with only two screenshots to go by. Judging from the screen at the top of this post, however, I’d say it’s certainly a nice deviation from what we’ve already seen.