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Taito's Ishida: 'Expect to see more Groove Coaster'

If you've played Taito's beautifully abstract iOS music game, Groove Coaster, you probably want more of Taito's beautifully abstract iOS music game, Groove Coaster. And you'll have it. During an interview today, producer Reisuke Ishida told Joystiq: "People can expect to see more Groove Coaster in ...

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Reisuke Ishida on why perfect games can't be perfect

Taito designer Reisuke Ishida devoted a GDC panel to "five techniques for making an unforgettable game," and his most interesting tip for accomplishing that was perhaps counterintuitive: don't make it perfect. Perfect games, argued Ishida, are boring. In Space Invaders Infinity Gene, for example, h...

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Hark, the herald Groove Coasters sing

It's a Christmas miracle! Taito Claus has bestowed five new downloadable Groove Coaster songs upon all the good little vector dots and Invader icons of the world -- including a techno-y Christmas tune. We're not going to be listening for the tapping of reindeer feet this Christmas because...

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Space Invaders Infinity Gene propagates to Android tomorrow

After engagements on iOS, PSN, and XBLA, the techno-trippy, genetics-themed shmup Space Invaders Infinity Gene is mutating into an Android game. The shooter will be available for purchase tomorrow on the Android Market for $5. If you're an Android adherent, and at all interested in the idea of...

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'Groove Coaster' coming from Space Invaders Infinity Gene creator

Reisuke Ishida, the creator of Taito's mobile/XBLA/PSN shmup, Space Invaders Infinity Gene, is working on a new game called Groove Coaster. No details -- no release date, platform, or even genre -- have been revealed, but the teaser site offers some clues. A pulsating graphic of an Invader wit...

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Space Invaders Infinity Gene soundtrack evolves into digital release

Square Enix has made it possible to enjoy the excellent Space Invaders Infinity Gene soundtrack, by Taito "house band" Zuntata, for use even outside of shmup-related activities. The publisher has released the album on CD, the Amazon MP3 Store and iTunes (and mora in Japan), bundling all the tr...

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XBLA deals for next week are decidedly anti-alien

Do you hate aliens more than every single one of Will Smith's cinematic personas combined? We don't blame you: Extraterrestrials are the worst. We plan on getting some cathartic release with next week's XBLA deals, which mark down a few of the platform's more anti-alien titles....

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11 PSN games discounted by 50% tomorrow

Tomorrow's PSN update will be notable for what it adds to the PlayStation Store, though you may be a little fonder of what it's set to remove: fifty percent from the price of 11 games in an "11 for 2011" sale. Among the discounted games are Double's Fine enchanting Costume Quest for $7.49, hypno...

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XBLA in Brief: Space Invaders: Infinity Gene, KOF Sky Stage, Sonic Adventure

With TGS in full swing, it's only appropriate that this week's trio of Xbox Live Arcade releases comes courtesy of Japan. There's Sonic Adventure, a King of Fighters-branded shooter and a new twist on Space Invaders -- not to be confused with that other new twist on Space Invaders. Watch the latest...

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PSN Tuesday: Worms 2, sale on Monkey Island 2 and Mega Man 9

It's a relatively quiet week for the PSN update ... unless you count the explosions from all-out wormy warfare in Worms 2 Armageddon. The first downloadable PlayStation Move game, Tumble, also makes it debut alongside demos for Move titles Racquet Sports and EyePet. There are also discounts this...

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