Archive for July 16, 2008

New Konami Jubeat site to open on July 24th

July 16, 2008

It’s been a little while since we have heard anything on Konami’s Jubeat (which again is supposed to be pronounced ‘You-beat’) but it looks like the Japanese release of the game is fast approaching and with it a new site is going to launch on July 24th. The placeholder site has a little interactivity to it – you can press the buttons as they light up but from what I have tried so far nothing more than a sound is made. So we’ll have to wait and see what is in store for the 24th. The main site for the game also has a bit of information available for the game, it had been a while since I checked it but they have a demonstration video of how the game works which is quite cool. While I couldn’t get that particular file uploaded to the site I found some recent videos that were posted to Youtube that show the game being played in case you haven’t seen it yet.

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The unofficial Frogger DDR game

July 16, 2008

I’m not sure who the owner of Frogger is right now, if it’s Konami or someone else but this would be a great idea for a new DDR game. At the Newport Aquarium in northern Kentucky, USA they have a modified set of DDR pads connected to a 3D Frogger game that anyone can walk up and play with. I’m not sure if the Frogger game is one that was designed just for this exhibit or if they are using the first 3D version of Frogger that Hasbro released roughly 10 years ago (from the snapshot the 3D graphics are pretty basic). From the source it sounds like it plays pretty well and a lot of people still hold a great affection for the arcade’s best known green character so a new game like this would probably do pretty well as an official release.

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