Take your first look at Cosmic DJ, available on Steam Early Access. The musical sequencer game lets people of all musical skill level create sweet jams, against some crazy stages. One stage involves launching a corgi head off into space. Seriously the visuals are nuts, just look at the announcement trailer!
Definitely keep this game hidden from your girlfriend/sister/mum! Have you always wanted to start your own boy band or be a group of divas? O-Games has announced Everyone Sing, is a multi-format singing game, where up to four players can grab a microphone and exercise their vocal chords.
Oh goodness. Chasing Aurora, the latest from And Yet It Moves developer Broken Rules, looks like it’s really shaping up to be something special. It’s being billed as an “explorative 2D aerial action game about the dream of flight” in the “hostile environment of the Alps.”
Unfortunately for you, there’s more to Kinect Star Wars than just swinging lightsabers, such as this collection of our favourite horrifying dance routines. Be afraid, BE VERY AFRAID! If there’s one thing this game has taught us, it’s that nothing in the Star Wars universe is sacred. Case in point: the routines and songs from its dance mini-game.
Do you have a guitar? Do you like both Coldplay and Lynyrd Skynyrd? Well have we got the product for you.
BandFuse: Rock Legends announced itself yesterday, promising that you’ll be able to plug in a real! guitar and play your favorite hits, assuming those hits include both “Harder to Breathe” by Maroon 5 and “Breakin’ the Law” by Judas Priest.
The rhythm game comes with an adapter that you plug into the guitar and an Xbox 360. The game “animates real guitar tablature in a simple and intuitive format allowing you to take your music wherever you go.” It also lets players plug in a mike and “sound like a rock legend.” A career mode is included.
Waveform is an interesting experiment in minimal game design: you stretch and compress a wave passing through space, manipulating it to fit the patterns it encounters. It’s on the relaxing end of the spectrum, with only one control and chill-out music. Despite a troubled inception, failing to reach a modest Kickstarter goal of $8000 funding, it’s managed to wiggle into Steam’s servers, oscillating to fit the wavelength of Gabe Newell’s heart. Fancy seeing what it’ll look like? Video here.
It’s got some (oscillo)scope, and it’ll come with a wave editor as DLC, although there’s no word if that’s free or paid for.
Obviously it would be handy of the launch trailer told is when the game is due, but this does nothing of the sort. You’ll just have to ping a rubber band between your fingers, or get a long length of rope and flick it, watching the flick move along, while you wait for it to land sometime in March.
Dance Central 2 is the sequel to the popular Dance Central game for the Kinect on the Xbox 360.
Dance Central 2 is the sequel to the popular Dance Central game for the Kinect on the Xbox 360. The game is back with the best routines, a new soundtrack, and all-new multiplayer features. Team up with your friends and family to dance collaboratively with all-new simultaneous multiplayer features.
In addition, you can drop in and out during a song. Dance Central 2 features a soundtrack with more than 40 new dance hits and classics. There will also be a fully integrated in-game Music Store, which will allow you to expand your song library by importing your Dance Central song list.
You will get to choose from a variety of characters and custom outfits for your characters and it will give you detailed feedback on your performance.
Dance Central 2 gets a whole lot more user-friendly with these new features.
While you may think that Gamescom is all about PC strategy titles in which players micromanage the economies of medieval fishing villages, you’d be wrong. Yes, that’s a big part of the show, but don’t forget: Europe also loves dancing. So it’s no surprise, then, to see that Harmonix is here showing off the latest additions to Dance Central 2 for Kinect. Let’s talk about some of those new features on display here in Cologne.
First, there’s the new Dance Battle multiplayer mode. If you tried out the multiplayer in Dance Central, you’ll remember having to swap players in and out, taking turns dancing in front of Kinect one player at a time. Dance Central 2 now supports two-player simultaneous dancing, and the Dance Battle mode is where you can add a competitive elements to your moves.
In Dance Battle, players dance side-by-side to the same song, with occasional call-and-response moments where the screen focuses in on one player and then lets the other see if they can best their moves a moment later. Another interesting part of Dance Battle is what happens halfway through each song. At the midway point, a random collection of dance moves are shown on the screen with varying points levels to give the losing player a chance to get back into the contest outside the main song. It’s sort of like the half-time at a basketball game. Only instead of resting, it’s a minigame. And there’s no basketball. Just dancing.
Anyways, let’s move beyond terrible analogies and onto some other new features. Dance Central 2 looks to be a lot more user-friendly than its predecessor, starting with a revamp of its Break It Down tutorial mode. You can now use voice commands to slow down dance move tutorials that are giving you trouble, skip forward and back between moves in a song, and even record a video of yourself doing a move to compare it side-by-side with the in-game character. Voice commands can also be used in the main interface as well, giving you the choice between using your arm to swipe through menus or just shouting at your Kinect when you’re not too out of breath after finishing a particularly grueling dance number.
Harmonix also took the time to reveal some new songs coming to Dance Central 2. The big new, of course, is that Lady Gaga makes a return with “Born This Way.” After that you have the likes of David Guetta (“Sexy Chick”), Daft Punk (“Technologic”), Flo Rida (“Club Can’t Handle Me”), and Gnarls Barkley (“Run”) plus a bunch more of various genres and geographical origins. Whatever your musical tastes, you can expect Dance Central 2 to arrive OCtober 25.