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Taito's Ishida: 'Expect to see more Groove Coaster'

If you've played Taito's beautifully abstract iOS music game, Groove Coaster, you probably want more of Taito's beautifully abstract iOS music game, Groove Coaster. And you'll have it. During an interview today, producer Reisuke Ishida told Joystiq: "People can expect to see more Groove Coaster in...

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Reisuke Ishida on why perfect games can't be perfect

Taito designer Reisuke Ishida devoted a GDC panel to "five techniques for making an unforgettable game," and his most interesting tip for accomplishing that was perhaps counterintuitive: don't make it perfect. Perfect games, argued Ishida, are boring. In Space Invaders Infinity Gene, for example,...

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Darius Bursts onto the App Store

Square Enix has released another Taito shmup on the App Store, and as with pretty much all Square releases, we can't help but be aghast at the price. Given the source material, however, maybe $11 isn't that bad. Dariusburst Second Prologue is based on both the PSP Dariusburst and its arcade...

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Taito's RayForce hits iOS for ... more than you'd expect

The term "Square Enix Tax" refers to the publisher's frequent tendency to price its games more than others on the same platform. Most of Square Enix's DS games retailed for $39.99, for example, and even the simplistic Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy carries a price of ¥6,090 ($79!) in Japan. ...

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Taito's Rayforce shmup coming to iOS this winter

Classic shmup news now, with Taito's Rayforce, the first entry in its series of vertical shmups starting with the word "Ray," coming to iOS. Japanese outlet Famitsu (via Andriasang) says the game is planned for the smaller iThings, like the iPhone and iPod Touch, and will launch on the App...

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Hark, the herald Groove Coasters sing

It's a Christmas miracle! Taito Claus has bestowed five new downloadable Groove Coaster songs upon all the good little vector dots and Invader icons of the world -- including a techno-y Christmas tune. We're not going to be listening for the tapping of reindeer feet this Christmas because...

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'iNVADERCADE' turns your iPad into a tiny Space Invaders machine

We really, really want to like Square Enix's new iNVADERCADE. The iPad arcade cabinet peripheral is basically the same idea as the iCade, but modeled after a vintage Space Invaders cabinet. It allows you to play (supported) iOS games using a real joystick and button, includes speakers and a...

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Space Invaders Infinity Gene propagates to Android tomorrow

After engagements on iOS, PSN, and XBLA, the techno-trippy, genetics-themed shmup Space Invaders Infinity Gene is mutating into an Android game. The shooter will be available for purchase tomorrow on the Android Market for $5. If you're an Android adherent, and at all interested in the idea of...

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Elevator Action Deluxe in action

Not even a week before the release of Elevator Action Deluxe, Square Enix sent out the first trailer for the PS3 update. Between the exaggerated art style, the Cowboy Bebop-style intro, and the inexplicably dancing enemies, this just looks like fun. Well, it looks like those things and the...

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Elevator Action Deluxe descends to PSN on Aug. 31 [update: screens]

Taito is keeping fairly close to the source material in Elevator Action Deluxe, in a Bionic Commando Rearmed sort of way. The PSN game is essentially an HD update with the original side-view gameplay and the familiar rows-of-doors stage layout. Additions to the formula include new weapons,...

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