Archive for the ‘Music games’ Category

German ratings board outs Kinect Fun Labs Air Band

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 09:33:54 PM

European entertainment software regulation body reveals new motion-control game for the Xbox 360.

During the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft rolled out Kinect Fun Labs, which serves as a download hub for apps that make use of its motion-sensing peripheral. Additions to the Labs thus far include Googly Eyes, Kinect Me, Kinect Finger Tracking, and the recently added Kinect Sparkler. However, it appears the additions aren’t stopping there.

The USK–Germany’s entertainment software regulation body–recently rated what appears to be a new game called Kinect Fun Labs Air Band (first spotted by Siliconera). The listing indicates that Air Band will be a music game for the Xbox 360, but no further details are available. And as of press time, Microsoft had not responded to GameSpot’s request for comment.

Microsoft’s ambitions for the Kinect–which has shipped some 10 million unitsas of March–are evident. In addition to Kinect Fun Labs, Microsoft has expressed interest in implementing Kinect support into all first-party games and is targeting to release one Kinect-enabled Xbox Live Arcade game every month.

German ratings board outs Kinect Fun Labs Air Band” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:33:54 -0700

The Black Eyed Peas Experience Hands-On

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 05:39:53 PM

The Kinect-based Black Eyed Peas Experience had us toe-to-toe on the dance floor with the Peas, just as we’ve always dreamed.

Like the radio-safe version of the song says, let’s get it started in here: The Black Eyed Peas Experience is a Black Eyed Peas dance game, bumped up to “experience” status with the addition of original music videos and other fan-pleasing extras. In it, you play as a customised avatar in a dance-off against the Peas themselves in a pumping, all-Black Eyed Peas discotheque.

Having (presumably) evaded the Black Eyed Peas’ bodyguards, your avatar gets all up in the group’s grill and challenges them to a face-to-face dance contest, in which you mirror the moves of whichever group member takes centre stage. With your avatar onscreen, his or her back to the player, and the four group members jigging beyond that, it’s a busy picture–more so, even, with the simultaneous two-player, and with bright highlights pinging off your avatar’s limbs when you pull off a successful dance move.

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More Guitar Hero, DJ Hero DLC coming

Posted on Feb 28, 2011 04:53:05 PM

Activision’s music games getting new content thanks to “continued support” from fans despite publisher’s decision to disband business.

Two weeks ago Activision disbanded its Guitar Hero business and said it would cease to release new songs for both DJ Hero and Guitar Hero after February. Now, the publisher has pulled a 180, saying both games will score additional downloadable content.

According to the official Twitter feeds of Guitar Hero and
DJ Hero, both games will enjoy at least one more track pack thanks to fans’ “continued support” for both brands. The Twitter streams did not state which songs will be available in the upcoming packs or affix a release date to them.

For more on the franchises in question, check out GameSpot’s reviews of DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

More Guitar Hero, DJ Hero DLC coming” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:53:05 -0800