The folks at DinahMoe production house have created a couple of whimsical music games that you should definitely mess around with.
Since well before Kotaku Melodic, I've been writing about and keeping an eye on musical video games. Whenever I talk about "music games," people tend to think of the same kinds of things—plastic musical instrument peripherals and dance pads, Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution.
It took me a long time to understand synthesizers. When I was a kid, I would often think of a synthesizer as being more or less the same thing as an electric piano—wasn't a Rhodes or a Wurlitzer basically just a synthesizer?
Take one part Sim City, one part Rock Band, and one part music sequencer and you've pretty much got Isle of Tune, which was released today for the iPad. It's not quite a "game," but it's still totally cool enough to merit consideration for our Gaming App of the Day.
Music games aren't what they used to be, and in some cases, the world is safer for that. Video game expert Scott Steinberg and author of the new digital book "Music Games Rock", tells us what the seven worst music video games of all time are.
Publisher Activision put its Guitar Hero business on ice earlier this year, signaling the end of a genre that was once white hot, but quickly flamed out. Why did Activision just bail on this formerly billion dollar business instead of taking it in a radical new direction?
French developer MXP4 says they want you to "play with your music." They just launched Bopler Games, a set of classic games on Facebook with an added musical slant. To play, choose a song from the Bopler library, (which features an inordinate amount of 80s pop) choose a game, and go. The kicker is that each of the…
Rock Band and Guitar Hero aren't the sensations they used to be. That doesn't mean they're bad. Not Rock Band 3. But they're not the cultural phenomenons they once were. That's temporary, according to a man who should know.
Ever since we previewed Rock Band 3's Pro Guitar mode, readers have been asking if lefties can play this mode. They can.
Wu-Tang Clan founder and world-famous DK RZA will be a playable character in upcoming game DJ Hero 2, Activision said today.
Dance Central, the body-controlled dancing game from the makers of Rock Band, has multiplayer. It's no Kinect Adventures multiplayer where you'd be standing side-by-side, in a gesture vs. gesture frenzy. No. It does dance battles. You take turns.
Music game maestros Harmonix have already promised to "innovate and revolutionize the music genre" with Rock Band 3, but even in the face of that hyperbole, the designers believe "you'll be surprised at just how big this game really is."
There are strings on the newly-unveiled Power Gig guitar, which is coming, with a brand-new music game to video game systems this fall. But you won't have to be Jimi Hendrix to play it.
Having released 25 different rhythm game SKUs in 2009, Activision narrows the focus in 2010, with only a new Guitar Hero and DJ Hero 2 slated for release in 2010.
Not enough metal for you in Guitar Hero and Rock Band? How about a music game that is completely metal? Visual effect consultants EBT3 Creations and talent management company Indevent USA have formed a new multi-media company called Reign Productions, and their first project is said to be a multi-million dollar video…
Rolling Stone's list of The 50 Best Rock & Roll Video Games of all time starts off well enough, but as you can see by the image accompanying this post, things quickly start to go downhill. The fact that they had to include Spice World for the PlayStation, Britney's Dance Beat and the original 50 Cent title in their…
Girls, girls, girls. No, it's not a Vegas review, it's the target audience for EA's Wii title Boogie SuperStar, which was announced yesterday. I swung by EA's New York press event yesterday, too, where the game was on display, and I took a look at it.
Would Take-Two ever consider setting Rockstar loose on the music game genre? Last night, during Take-Two's Q1 financial results call, Board chairman Strauss Zelnick addressed an analyst who asked exactly that, "given Rockstar's nature." I guess he meant, "as rockstars"?