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Bust a Move goes 3D with 'gimmick bubbles' on 3DS

Following Nintendo's announcement of Japanese launch details for the 3DS, Square Enix announced a new version of its venerable Bust a Move/Puzzle Bobble franchise, called Tobidasu! Puzzle Bobble 3D ("Jump Out! Puzzle Bobble 3D") In addition to the normal match-three gameplay, the 3DS puzzler...

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Taito iPhone games on sale for the holidays

Taito is celebrating the success of its iPhone games in the best possible way: by making some of them cheaper. The Square Enix-owned publisher announced that its lineup of iPhone games appeared in Apple's "Rewind 2009" lists for 65 different regional App Stores, and that it's temporarily discounting...

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Puzzle Bobble Live busts a move onto XBLA in Japan

We knew that an Xbox Live Arcade Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble game was coming -- both from an ESRB rating and the fact that the WiiWare version is already out -- but today, Taito officially revealed Puzzle Bobble Live for XBLA. It looks identical to the Wii's Bust-a-Move Plus, with the exception of...

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Space Invaders, Bust-a-Move headed to Blackberry

We won't feign ignorance to the fact that the iPhone isn't the only mobile device on the market with a growing game library. Taito seems to agree, refusing to leave Blackberry users in the dark for new gaming content. The classic game dev has revealed two of its prized licenses -- Space Invaders...

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Bust-a-Move Live! pops onto ESRB

Good news, puzzle poppers, an Xbox 360 listing for a new Bust-a-Move title has been spotted on the ESRB database by Siliconera. The new entry in the bubble-popping puzzle series is entitled Bust-a-Move Live! and ... we don't know much else about it. Given that it's on Xbox (probably Xbox Live...

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Potpourrii to win the Wii pun arms race

Studio Walljump may have just announced a WiiWare puzzler with "ii" in the title, but Abstraction Games is totally going to beat them to WiiWare with their own Wii-pun-named puzzle game, Potpourrii. Potpourrii appears to be a sort of rotating Bust a Move (a new genre that we are officially naming...

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Majesco sales drop in second quarter, re-confirms DS focus

Publisher Majesco has returned from the kitchen with a piping hot plate of second quarter results. However, unlike the previous quarter's delectably sweet increases in both sales and profits, the company's second course of financials proved to be much less appetizing. For the period, Majesco...

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ESRB rates Peggle, Bust-a-Move and Bliss Island for Xbox 360

Get ready to experience Joystiq's #8 game of the year Peggle on your Xbox 360. A search of the latest ESRB ratings revealed that casual games Peggle, Ultra Bust-a-Move and Bliss Island were all rated for Xbox 360. Now one could infer that this means the games will be XBLA titles, but they could...

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Are the criteria for good games changing with the audience?

GameSetWatch had an interesting discussion post up today about review scores and their utility for mainstream gamers. This especially applies to Wii games, for which the "mainstream" is significantly more mainstream, consisting of a lot of new gamers with totally different expectations for a good...

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Eye-popping Bust-A-Move Bash! screens

By that, we mean they're bright. And colorful. And all sort of the same. But hey, that's the downfall of all puzzle games -- not a lot of variety when it comes to the screens. When it comes to gameplay, however, all that matters is the sweet, sweet puzzle action -- and the Bust-A-Move franchise...

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