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Cave's Dodonpachi Maximum coming to Windows Phone on March 7

Apparently not satisfied with bringing bullet hell madness only to iOS devices, Cave has announced a new Dodonpachi for Windows Phone. Entitled Dodonpachi Maximum, the game brings features ships and enemies from both Dodonpachi Blissful Death and Dodonpachi Resurrection. Weapons are fired...

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Super Mario 3D Land, Resident Evil Revelations talks at GDC

Super Mario 3D Land director Koichi Hayashida will present a postmortem talk at GDC entitled "Thinking in 3D: The Development of Super Mario 3D Land." Attendees will be required to cross a pit of moving blocks while being chased by evil purple versions of themselves in order to attend. Or, what...

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Cave mercifully provides Dodonpachi Blissful Death on iOS this week

We'll be transparent about this: we had to look up the difference between Dodonpachi Blissful Death, the new iOS game announced by shmup developer Cave, and current App Store release Dodonpachi Resurrection. How embarrassing. It turns out that Blissful Death (known in Japan as Dodonpachi...

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Cave to put projects on hold, refocus on social gaming

It's easy to forget sometimes that video games are a business, as well as a means of artistic expression and recreation. Even developers like Cave, whose sterling reputation is due almost entirely to its long-time devotion to the incredibly esoteric bullet-hell genre, have to make tough decisions...

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Portabliss: Bug Princess (iOS)

Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad,...

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Cave and Microsoft's Deathsmiles 2X experiment turned out pretty well

Cave's decision to offer Deathsmiles 2X as a "Games on Demand" title in North America back in May has paid off. In an interview with Siliconera, Cave game development manager Makota Asada said that, as "an experiment," the offer "was pretty good for what we were expecting." So good, in fact, that...

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Cave crafts casual Castle Creator for iPhone

The next iPhone game from Cave isn't a shmup, nor is it a music/dating game. It's kind of a strategy game, actually. In Castle Creator, you build a castle and the town around it, and then battle with other players' towns. Originally released in Japan on the GREE network, it's now headed to...

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Deathsmiles iOS getting update August 6, see it on Ustream August 5

The iOS version of Cave's delightfully spooky/cute and incomprehensibly difficult bullet-hell shooter Deathsmiles will be receiving its first major update on August 6. In addition to new costumes and music, Cave will also be importing new weapons from two of its other shooters, Guwange and...

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Cave developing shooter for Windows Phone 7

As far as Deathsmiles developer Cave is concerned, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform can go to hell. Bullet-hell, that is! Makoto Asada, head of Cave's Game Development Department, has announced via dev-blog that the company is currently developing a shooter for Microsoft's burgeoning...

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Rising Star picks up KOF XIII, Dodonpachi Resurrection for PAL territories

Those of you in Europe hoping to pick up King of Fighters XIII won't have to make the awkward decision of which region to import it from. You'll get your very own release of SNK's latest HD fighter this October on either Xbox 360 or PS3, thanks to Rising Star Games. Rising Star Games is also...

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