Archive for April 1, 2010

Konami prepping a Pop N' Music 19 with a 3D display

April 1, 2010

Music game fans, there’s some love for you out there too as Konami has announced a new Pop ‘n Music, called Pop N’ Music IIDXG, which takes elements from all of your favorite bemani games and combines them into one. Aaron Auzins says:

it combines EVERYTHING you love about pop’n music, beatmania IIDX and GuitarFreaks/DrumMania XG! Not only have four extra buttons been added for 13-button gameplay, but the side of the cabinet features a scratching record, the bottom of the cabinet features a foot pedal and you can tilt the console for wailing bonuses! Even shades of jubeat get into the action as the game sports a touch panel, along with state-of-art 3-D displays! The USB capabilities will allow for edits and, I may be reading this incorrectly, but if you beat the machine in rock-paper-scissors, a medal is dispensed!

It even features camera support! Hit the link below for more amazing details!

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Konami prepping a Pop N’ Music 19 with a 3D display

April 1, 2010

Music game fans, there’s some love for you out there too as Konami has announced a new Pop ‘n Music, called Pop N’ Music IIDXG, which takes elements from all of your favorite bemani games and combines them into one. Aaron Auzins says:

it combines EVERYTHING you love about pop’n music, beatmania IIDX and GuitarFreaks/DrumMania XG! Not only have four extra buttons been added for 13-button gameplay, but the side of the cabinet features a scratching record, the bottom of the cabinet features a foot pedal and you can tilt the console for wailing bonuses! Even shades of jubeat get into the action as the game sports a touch panel, along with state-of-art 3-D displays! The USB capabilities will allow for edits and, I may be reading this incorrectly, but if you beat the machine in rock-paper-scissors, a medal is dispensed!

It even features camera support! Hit the link below for more amazing details!

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Spice up your Apple iPad with the new iCade from ThinkGeek

April 1, 2010

When a new gadget comes out that everyone has to have, that gadget only becomes cool when there is a way to turn it into a real arcade game. Such is the case with Apple’s new iPad, which by itself is just a bland, giant iPhone. But with the new iCade by ThinkGeek, the iPad suddenly becomes cool.After checking out these features, I wonder if it’s even worth running a real arcade anymore!

Product Specifications

  • Beautifully retro styled, handcrafted wooden tabletop arcade cabinet and MAME emulator for your otherwise useless iPad
  • Play your favorite arcade games anywhere there’s a table
  • Hundreds of games available from various online sources – not included in product!
  • Professional grade arcade stick and microswitch buttons rated for 10,000,000 uses
  • Authentic arcade controls connect to your iPad via a standard 30 pin dock connector
  • One and two player select buttons add authenticity and really work!
  • Integrated 2.1 dolby speakers and subwoofer in cabinet
  • Includes 10w USB power adapter
  • Separate iCade app required to use the cabinet controllers available soon from the App Store

Hit the link below for information on how to get one

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Who is up for an Arcana Heart Vs. Blazblue game?

April 1, 2010

While Vs. Fighting games which bring two different licenses or fighters together are nothing new in the arcade industry, when a new one happens it usually causes a stir of excitement simply because it usually brings fans from both sides together to play the game. Capcom might be known for doing most of these kinds of fighters, as we have seen with the Marvel. Vs. Capcom series, or Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom and other have done it to, including SNK.

So what would happen if developer Examu, who has a few fighters under their belts, decided to combine two of their popular fighters together? We might be getting just that with Arcana Heart Vs. BlazBlue game that the company is teasing about now. I say might due to the image above – I’m not sure if they are simply throwing the idea out there to see what fans think or if they already have something in the works. Either way there is no word on how the game will play out exactly if they decided to do it – as I still haven’t played BlazBlue yet, I don’t know how close it’s fighting system and style are to Arcana Heart’s but I imagine that it would be easier to pull this idea off than it would be to do a Virtua Fighter Vs. Tekken game (which BTW, I wonder if Namco/Sega gave up on that idea?).

[Arcana Heart Vs. BlazBlue - Examu blog] [AH VS BB on Arc System Works] [Via AM-Net]

It also looks like this isn’t the only VS. game being ‘announced’ in Japan today. ;)

Aaron Auzins found this out about the game:

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