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Konami announces Pop'n Music for Wii, with no Pop'n Music controller

A trademark gave us a hint at a North American release for Konami's arcade music game, Pop'n Music, so we sort of knew it was coming. We assumed that it would be, you know, Pop'n Music, with the nine-button interface that is pretty much the whole point of the thing. "Easy and fun to play," according...

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A DJ Max limited edition you can actually buy

Didn't win our DJ Max Fever contest? Well, you can now use the power of Real Money(TM) to purchase your very own Limited Edition copy. The "Crew Edition" package of DJ Max Fever includes all the goodies of the Limited Edition but comes in a new US-only box. Each set comes with the 3-disc...

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Joystiq hands-on: Rock Band

In 1999, Konami of Japan unleashed DrumMania on Japanese arcades and with it, the ability to link the machine together with GuitarFreaks for session play. This was considered a novel idea at the time, though it wasn't the most affordable setup. The following year, they released a home version of...

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Boogie gameplay impressions: this is not DDR

MTV's Stephen Totilo got a chance to test EA's Boogie at an SSX Blur launch party, and has only now had an NDA lifted, so he can talk about it. The most shocking thing from his impressions is that it sounds really innovative. Rather than going down the Bemani/DDR "push buttons in time with the...

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EA announces Wii rhythm and karaoke game, Boogie

With Rayman's musical mini-games and the multi-peripheral DDR franchise already making passes at the Wii, it would seem that Nintendo's system gets along famously with the rhythm genre. The two are like a pair of dazed lovers skipping blissfully through a park, unaware that their uncontrolled...

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Beatmania IIDX Gold to go on test in an American arcade

Do you love Beatmania? Have you always wanted to check it out but your arcade wouldn't carry it? If you answered yes to either one of those questions and live near Naperville, Illinois, you will have an opportunity to try your hand at the latest in Konami's original rhythm series. You may have...

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AOU 2007: Bemani sequels unleashed

It's the 10 year anniversary for Konami's legendary Bemani series of rhythm titles and you know what that means! More sequels! Okay, so they're not doing much out of the ordinary aside from some choice merchandising opportunities, but if you're a Bemani fan, sequels to your favorite series are about...

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Konami announces Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party for Wii

Perhaps Seizure Party would have been a more appropriate subtitle, as Konami's latest Dance Dance Revolution game will require the simultaneous use of three peripherals: a dance mat, a Wii remote and a Wii nunchuck. The Bemani developer has announced that their decidedly groovy...

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Konami ain't afraid of no ghosts in Beatmania

Are we on the verge of a Ghostbusters revival or is there just something strange in our gamerhood? First it was Zootfly with their incredible test footage for a proposed Ghostbusters game and now this -- a remix of the classic Ray Parker theme in the next Beatmania. Currently running the trade show...

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BeMani turns 10, Konami gets dressed

Has it really been a decade since Konami made the rhythm-action genre a cultural phenomenon? Apparently so. And to celebrate BeMani's 10th anniversary, Konami is holding a 'Pop'N Music Culture Festival' next month at Tokyo's Laforet Museum. Fans should make arrangements to be in Harajuku, Tokyo on...

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