Archive for December 26, 2007

Konami's Jubeat cabinet

December 26, 2007

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Some images of the cabinet for Konami’s new bemani title Jubeat are out and it shows that the game is quite unique – in fact it uses a cube display but it is unclear as to how that will interact with the player (or if they are going to be trying out a holographic type display which has been attempted with some success in the past). It might use a projected image onto the glass but either way the more I learn about Jubeat, the more intrigued I am. The image above was taken from the banner found on the official Konami Jubeat website. Also according to the leaflet that was passed out to locations testing the game, it will feature online play.

Hit the post break to see images of the leaflet that were scanned in by AM-Net or discuss it on our forum.

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Konami’s Jubeat cabinet

December 26, 2007

jucab.png

Some images of the cabinet for Konami’s new bemani title Jubeat are out and it shows that the game is quite unique – in fact it uses a cube display but it is unclear as to how that will interact with the player (or if they are going to be trying out a holographic type display which has been attempted with some success in the past). It might use a projected image onto the glass but either way the more I learn about Jubeat, the more intrigued I am. The image above was taken from the banner found on the official Konami Jubeat website. Also according to the leaflet that was passed out to locations testing the game, it will feature online play.

Hit the post break to see images of the leaflet that were scanned in by AM-Net or discuss it on our forum.

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Pirate Revenge – another new title from IGS

December 26, 2007

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Pirate Revenge is an arcade/redemption title by IGS (also known as American Alpha) that appears to be a new title from the aforementioned company although as to how new I am not 100% sure. The site says it’s been up since April, a picture of two cabinets is dated from May but I have seen no mention of this game on either the IGS or American Alpha website. It was however mentioned in a Stinger Report a short time ago but there was no further information on the game at the time.

There is a video of the game on the official website and it looks and feels a lot like an early 90’s arcade game that used 2D graphics while trying to get a 3D feel. It’s really hard to tell from the video how detailed the graphics but between that and some of the still found on the site it appears to mix 2D CG-rendered sprites and hand-drawn sprites which gives it a decidedly old school flavor to the game although that won’t bring mainstream players flocking to it by any means (I suppose that’s what the ticket dispensing option is for). There are a couple of different characters to choose and play and like all IGS games, they can be set to either arcade only or to dispense tickets. If this shows up on the American Alpha site then we can expect to see it overseas in an official fashion, otherwise you’ll have to import it. Personally I think the cabinet looks awesome and in fact I would go as far to say that it’s the coolest looking arcade cabinet I’ve seen come out this year – no where else will you get a pirate wheel for a controller that also includes built-in LEDS (until some shmuck thinks up such an attachment for the Wii since that seems to be getting all of the ridiculous different attachment designs these days).

[Pirate Revenge Site – choose the English option to read] [Discuss on the Forum]

Merry Christmas (again)

December 26, 2007

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I just wanted to hop on an wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. While the timestamp will say this was posted on Dec. 26th, in my timezone it’s still the 25th, so I’m on time. 😛

News is a little slow naturally this time of year but come January  we’ll have plenty of news to roll in. In the meantime, here is a link to a plethora of classic game videos hosted via Starcade.tv. These were all games that showed up on that TV show (if you are unfamiliar with it, it was a TV show where people competed on arcade titles – the website has a few episodes up and while there are a few cheesy things there every now and then, it’s pretty good overall).

Enjoy!

[Classic Game Videos from Starcade!] [Discuss on the Forum]