Beat the Melody Review

Beat The Melody Developer: Shortbreak Studios Publisher: Shortbreak Studios Platforms: iPhone (reviewed), iPad Release Date: May 7, 2013 Price: $2.99 – Available Here Overview When you get a game that has billed itself as a tool to help folks improve their musical skills, you know you’ve got an odd walrus to deal with. It’s supposed to be both educational and fun, and games have ...

Drums Challenge Review

Game: Drums Challenge Developer/Publisher: MusiGames/Sanuk Games Platforms: PS3 (Reviewed) and PSP Price: $2.49 / €1.99 / £1.74 Genre: Music/Rhythm Sanuk Games has published quite a few games for the Mini service on Playstation consoles.  Ranging from tough platformers to mind boggling puzzles, these games are usually at the top of quality when it comes to the titles usually released onto the Play...

Sequence offers Rhythm RPG for only $3

As evidenced by my review of SHMUSICUP, I’m a big fan of rhythm games or games that can incorporate rhythm elements. While there are few big names out there making these types of games, the independent scene is always more than willing to provide. Sequence, a game planned for release this month on the Xbox Live Indie Games service, offers promises of rhythm and roleplaying to excited a froth...

Developers behind Guitar Hero say, “Activision abused Guitar Hero”

Red Octane, the original publisher behind Guitar Hero, has had Kelly Summers, former CEO, reveal his thoughts on the demise of the franchise. “(Activision) tried to get too much out of the franchise too quickly. They abused it,” he said. “There’s no reason why Guitar Hero cannot continue. It’s a great product. My gut tells me there is still a significant market for Gu...

Harmonix Drops Rock Band Network Support for the Wii…

The main thing that separates the Guitar Hero franchise from Harmonix’s Rock Band is of course the constantly updated Rock Band Network which has kept songs flowing out for fans to download and has made the catalog the largest and most varied of any music game series to date. With that said, over on the Rock Band Forums, Aaron Trites, the Rock Band community manager posted a statement that H...

Def Jam Rapstar Review

Def Jam Rapstar Developer(s) Terminal Reality, Def Jam Interactive Publisher(s) Konami Platform(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (reviewed), Nintendo Wii Release date(s) October 5th, 2010 Genre(s) Music, Simulation Mode(s) Single-player, Competitive Multiplayer, Co-op modes Rating(s) ESRB: T Difficulty: Medium Rare For years, people have gathered around the television with microphone in hand and possibl...

Axl Rose Taking Activision to Court over Guitar Hero III…

We all know Activision is considered to be the money hungry publisher and the big bad of the gaming world due mostly in part to CEO Bobby Kotick, but this whole story is borderline insane. If you haven’t heard by now, Axl Rose is taking the company to court over the song “Welcome to the Jungle” as he feels an agreement was violated for the usage of the song in the game. What was ...

Full Tracklist Revealed for Just Dance 2!

Just Dance was one of the Wii’s top dancing games last year. With all the buzz with Ubisoft’s second entry in the franchise, Just Dance 2 could very well hold on to that achievement again. Ubisoft recently released a full tracklist of the 44 songs players can put all their dancing skills to the test with. Tracks available in Just Dance 2 are: 1. Avril Lavigne – “Girlfriend”...

New “Lips” Song’s Release This Week…with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Music games really do seem to touch base with every fan out there from rock to pop, country and now even music now coming from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musicals. Music from the famous “Cats” or the “Phantom of the Opera” will now be joining the already huge collection on content in the popular singing game. Douglas Glen, Head of Digital for The Really Useful Group says: “With the video ...

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString – more than just music

You’ve probably already heard about  Seven 45 Studios’ new original music game, Power Gig,  that for the first time, introduces a real guitar for you to play with. Unlike Guitar Hero or Rock Band, Power Gig’s guitar can be used as a 6-strings controller, but also as a fully working guitar. It is dated for October 2010 on Xbox360 and PS3. But what you probably have’ t heard ...

“Music on: Retro Keyboard” hits DSiware July 12th

If you were a kid in the 80’s or 90’s, there is a good chance you have fond memories of tearing open a present, and receiving a brand new electronic keyboard. I remember the first one I ever had, it forever taught me how to play “frere jacques”, too bad that was all I learned on it. but I did have a lot of fun attempting to be Mozart. The new “Music on: Retro Keyboard...

Rhythm Racer 2 iPhone coming soon on iPhone

AvatarLabs have released some great news on their new action rhythm for the Apple iPhone / iPAD Rhythm Racer 2.  AvartarLab presented this super looking title at this years E3 and it receive a fair amount of interest.  We have some screenshots and also a video trailer below. Rhythm Racer 2 is not yet published but expect it to be making an appeareance in the App Store VERY soon.  We’ll keep ...

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