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Analysts consider dance genre 'bubble,' Ubisoft says more 'The Experience' games possible

Ubisoft's Just Dance and its successful clones like Michael Jackson: The Experience, along with Harmonix's Dance Central, have established the dance genre as a viable market for milking. Now the industry must play the delicate game of sucking the marrow dry without creating a zombie. Gamasutra...

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Matsuura: third-party troubles limited mostly to non-games

A couple of weeks ago, Parappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura commented on the "DS software bubble," saying that it was increasingly difficult for third parties to sell games on the DS. He discussed the issue a bit more in a talk with GamesIndustry.biz, clarifying that he doesn't necessarily thi...

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Wii popularity bubble about to burst?

Japanese business paper The Nikkei recently published a piece titled Software Houses Miscalculate Audience, Demand For Wii, wherein author Tomoyuki Kawai cites that many inside sources are not looking to the Wii with such a favorable eye any longer. The big worry is that all of this success the Wi...

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E307: Furu Furu Park minigame list

Say what you will about Majesco's Furu Furu Park, but it's got taste. Taito and 505 Games picked some fantastic games to adapt into minigame versions. If everyone made minigames based on stuff like Cameltry, we would never have a problem with minigames. We thought it would be useful to post the fu...

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Classifying gamers' responses to the hypothetical 'Wii bubble'

In response to remarks from Steven Kent to USA Today predicting an upcoming Wii bubble burst-- an end to its massive popularity, brought on by a high price relative to its power, Game|Life's Chris Kohler wrote a brilliant editorial looking at what he sees as the four different kinds of gamers (in te...

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Rainbow Islands Revolution for $10

If you weren't "lucky" enough to have a glitched copy of Bubble Bobble Revolution and the free Rainbow Islands that came with the replacement, you can get Rainbow Islands now for a very reasonable price. Gamestop is offering Codemasters' sequel for $9.99 new, no broken Bobbles included. It's backo...

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Bust-a-Move Bash looks very nice and clear

IGN posted some new screens of Bust-A-Move Bash, and we're really pleased with what we see. It's not, however, for any of the reasons you may think. The character selection looks great, there are some seriously huge levels (see above) and the 8-player mode is a nice inclusion (we assume it uses fou...

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New Bubble Bobble trailer pops

Many of you out there are looking for a quality Bubble Bobble game on the DS and believe us, you're not alone. We're right there with you, biting our nails in anticipation, hoping that Bubble Bobble Double Shot turns out the way we want it to. The embedded trailer, which is available past the post ...

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Bubble Bobble getting second chance on DS

DS-x2 has received word that Rising Star Games is developing a new Bubble Bobble game for the DS. Publishing duties are being handled by Taito and, given the last disaster that was Bubble Bobble Revolution on the DS, this installment better deliver. It's no wonder that in this latest game, titled B...

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