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Namco Bandai financial report reveals Taiko no Tatsujin Wii

Buried in the latest Japanese Namco Bandai financial report, in a chart showing their sales projections per game for 2008, is the first mention of a Taiko no Tatsujin (Taiko Drum Master) game for Wii, planned for late this year. The company released Ennichi no Tatsujin (Festival Master), a spinoff...

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Rock Band Drum Kits ship to American and Canadian stores

Perhaps you, or an overzealous friend, went into a Buddy Rich-esque fit of drumming rage during a heated round of Rock Band, smashing the delicate bass pedal and impaling one of the drum heads as you flew off the handle. Don't panic -- you won't have to shell out another $180 for the whole shebang...

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Today in Joystiq: November 27, 2007

Consider this a public service announcement: when looking for a place to keep your drumsticks in between Rock Band sessions, consider using the two plastic hooks that just out of the blue and yellow pads (highlighted); they conveniently and securely hold two (2) drumsticks betwixt their plastic...

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New Wiimote hack for the air guitarist in all of us

The idea of using the humble Wiimote to create music seems to have really fired the imagination of the hacking community recently. DJing WiiJing and drumming are already both possible with the waffly versatile controller and a bit of know-how, and now those of you who lack the funds for Guitar...

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Rock Band drum image based on fuzzy memories

The latest Game Informer has a feature about Rock Band, with mockups of the controllers. Or, rather, pictures of a microphone and a Fender Stratocaster, and a mockup of the drum kit. The image may or may not resemble the final drum kit, depending on whether or not Harmonix changes the prototype and...

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Taiko stylus giveaway reveals control method

As total music game freaks, we've been pretty interested in the DS version of Taiko Drum Master. The graphics made the transition to a handheld system just fine, and we know from the Ouendans and other music games that it'll be able to handle the sounds-- and it should easily handle the Super Mario...

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Friday Video: Wii play drums the easy way

People really seem to want to play drums with the Wiimote, and who can blame them? Everyone likes to rock out from time to time ... after, of course, double-checking to make sure no one can see you. Or maybe that part's just us being paranoid about our air-drumming skills. This week's featured...

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Wii Warm Up: Rock Band to empty Wii owners' wallets?

A Gamespot reader participated in a focus group about Harmonix's Rock Band, and then, being a civic-minded individual, did the Right Thing and blabbed about it to the Internet. Apparently, he was told by the test administrators that the rhythm game would be coming to the Wii. Don't hyperventilate--...

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Keep up the neighbours with four player Drum Master

Namco Bandai have announced that Taiko: Drum Master will feature a four player mode in its forthcoming DS incarnation. Previously popular in the arcades and on PS2, the rhythm action title is based on Taiko, the Japanese drum. The game will support download play from one cart, so maybe you'll...

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Friday Video: Masters of drums

Since Taiko Drum Master was announced this week for the DS, and we also happen to be a little fond of rhythm games, we thought we'd bring you another pair of videos dedicated to getting your drum on. The first makes us yearn for arcades, because there's nothing like huge drums or motorcycles and...

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