Archive for April 19, 2010

Konami testing out Beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem

April 19, 2010

If you love Beatmania then here is yet another title in the series to look forward to: Beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem (Konami sure does love making the titles on these games a mouthful, don’t they?). There is very little information on the new game other than what we see in the graphic above where Konami is branding the game as: “The ultimate system beatmania deluxe version”. Perhaps they will go big on the cabinet, like they did with their recent XG releases for Guitar Freaks and DrumMania. (Thanks for the comment on that Naphitism, didn’t know it’s the catchphrase for the game series). The game will be on test later this week from the 22nd to the 26th of April.

[Konami – Beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem site] [Via AM-Net]

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Namco issues a player card warning for MaxiTune 3 DX+ games

April 19, 2010

If you have a player card for Namco’s Maximum Tune 3 DX Plus along with a player card then it seems that a temporary issue is causing a little havoc with certain cards. According to this site who posted the warning:

Namco have released a statement warning Maximum Tune 3 players not to insert their used player cards into Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3 DX Plus machines. If a player tries to use their used card to create a new card, the new player card will also be printed as ‘USED’ and the player data will become invalid and unable to be used.

A player card will become used if the data has already been transferred over to a new card or it has expired. Used cards can be easily identified by the word ‘USED’ at the top of the card.

Namco are currently investigating the cause of this problem and will release a countermeasure as soon as possible. As a precaution, the factory has prepared an announcement sheet to be displayed next to the machines.

If you are currently operating Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3 DX Plus machines, please contact our sales staff for a copy of this announcement sheet.

Hopefully any operators will quickly jump on posting the warning as well as the fix once it becomes available. We are a little slow on finding the news admittedly as it was posted on March 31st but so far there is no news on a fix, I can’t imagine that it will take much longer for them to solve.

[Via Arcade Game Sales]