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Bit.Trip studio to show two games at PAX East

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Bit.Trip studio to show two games at PAX East

Bit.Trip series developer Gaijin Games will be showing off two games at PAX East next week. Both Woah Dave! and Destructamundo were acquired when Gaijin bought the Robotube label in 2011, and now they're ready to show them off.

Watch: Two trailers for the upcoming games »

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BIT.TRIP Runner2 races onto Vita on December 17

BIT.TRIP Runner2 races onto Vita on December 17

When we last left the whimsically wonderful world of BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Commander Video was preparing to please voracious Vita owners everywhere by sprinting onto Sony's splendid handheld, summarily setting a summer celebration. Unfortunately, misfortune struck our hero, causing to slip out of the summer slate. But he has overwhelmed this harrowing delay and Vita owners can now hail his handheld venture on December 17.

Read more: Good Friends DLC also available »

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War Thunder to be first PlayStation 4 game with keyboard/mouse controls

War Thunder to be first PlayStation 4 game with keyboard/mouse controls

The flight and tank combat game War Thunder has the unique distinction of being the sole PlayStation 4 game (so far) to let you use keyboard and mouse controls, or a flight stick if you'd like. Originally on PC, and sporting five million players on that platform alone, the free-to-play game already used KB/M on PC and so it was a natural fit--but it wasn't a plug-and-play solution.

Read more: Also features cross-platform play and head tracking »

"Good, because in War Thunder mouse+kb > controllers in Arcade and Historical Battle mode."
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Runner2 hits iOS with BIT.TRIP Run

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Runner2 hits iOS with BIT.TRIP Run

Commander Video is on the run again--this time, to iOS. BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is available on the App Store with a much-shorter title: BIT.TRIP Run.

Read more: Updated touch controls »

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BIT.TRIP FATE grooves onto PC

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BIT.TRIP FATE grooves onto PC

BIT.TRIP FATE, the fifth game in Gaijin's rhythmic saga, is finally busting moves on PC. This time around the series moved into auto-scrolling shmup territory, with CommanderVideo riding sound waves and blasting enemies to chiptune dubstep beats.

Watch: All the fun $5 gets you »

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Runner2's Good Friends DLC adds Psychonauts and Cave Story characters

Runner2's Good Friends DLC adds Psychonauts and Cave Story characters

Bouncing around the luscious world of Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is far too fun for anyone to do alone. That's why Commander Video is calling in some well-known friends from across the indie gaming realm to get in on the action. Gaijin Games has announced the Good Friends Character Pack DLC which will bring in seven new playable characters, beginning with Raz from Psychonauts and Quote from Cave Story.

Read more: Five more characters coming »

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BIT.TRIP Runner2 coming to Vita this summer

BIT.TRIP Runner2 coming to Vita this summer

Oh look, another indie game is coming to Vita. Gaijin Games' excellent 2D running game will be leaping onto Sony's handheld later this year.

Although BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien will be available on PS3 via PSN on March 5th, the Vita version won't be available until this summer. Also, because the game has two different publishers on the two Sony platforms, cross-buy will not be supported. Sorry!

Read more: iOS version coming too, sans buttons »

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BIT.TRIP Runner2 review: moving forward

BIT.TRIP Runner2 review: moving forward

The BIT.TRIP series, from indie developer Gaijin Games, is fondly remembered for bringing a retro aesthetic and nostalgic gameplay style to modern-day players. The series' conclusion looked to be the last players would see of its hero, Commander Video, but you can't keep a good mascot down. Commander Video is back, surprisingly leaving behind the series' hallmark visual style. This change turns out to be for the best, as BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien pushes the series forward, while retaining the mechanics that made the original BIT.TRIP Runner so much fun.

The basic idea for Runner2 is the same as its predecessor. Commander Video treks across 2D courses in an autorunner setting. Players must avoid obstacles by jumping, sliding, and kicking their way through, often to the beat of the background music, until they reach the end goal. Hitting an obstacle takes players back to the previous checkpoint for them to start again, with no lives system in place. It's as simple to pick up and play as the first game, though this is where the similarities end.

Read more: A modernized treat »

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Runner2 trailer heralds this week's launch

Runner2 trailer heralds this week's launch

Gaijin Games has been curiously coy about the launch of BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, having confirmed only the PC edition's release date prior to this morning. Still, it's spoken up now, revealing that the sequel to BIT.TRIP RUNNER will hit Wii U alongside PC tomorrow, then dash onto Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday. The PS3 and Vita editions will follow a bit later. Hey, there's a new trailer too, come watch!

Watch: Run jump duck slide hang skate boogy »

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Bit.Trip Core grooves onto PC

Bit.Trip Core grooves onto PC

Gaijin Games is continuing to drop PC ports of its rhythmic BIT.TRIP games at unexpected times in an unlikely order, like jazz scheduling, or scatduling as it's commonly known. Yesterday brought the surprise $10 PC release of the second game, BIT.TRIP CORE, with a little helping hand from Symphony developer Empty Clip Studios.

Watch: Bleepy bloopy rhythmy shooty »

"Yeeesssss I gave my wii to my sister and I didn't think I would play core again"
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Bit.Trip Runner sequel racing onto XBLA, PSN

Bit.Trip Runner sequel racing onto XBLA, PSN

A follow-up to rollicking rhythm platformer BIT.TRIP RUNNER is in development for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network under the snappy name BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, developer Gaijin Games has announced. CommanderVideo will return in an "all-new" and "re-imagined" adventure, complete with a new art style.

Watch: Gaijin brainstorming new moves for CommanderVideo »

"Okay, that video was actually pretty fucking funny. I love that they were casually swearing in ..."
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Indie Jeff's Guide to IndieCade 2011

Indie Jeff's Guide to IndieCade 2011

IndieCade 2011 is officially open to the public today and Sunday. If you live in or near Culver City, Los Angeles, the open-air festival is a great opportunity to not only play some fun and innovative games with friendly, like-minded folks; it's also an opportunity to get a glimpse behind the curtain and talk to the independent developers who created them. There are events and conferences to attend as well, if you wish, but getting your hands on the games themselves won't cost you a cent.

Read more: What's there worth seeing?

"Johann Sebastian Joust. Not exactly a video game per se, but incredibly awesome nonetheless."
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Bit.Trip Complete retail collection coming to Wii

Bit.Trip Complete retail collection coming to Wii

As well as being collected and 3D-itised for Nintendo 3DS in Bit.Trip Saga, Gaijin's whole retro-styled rhythm game series Bit.Trip bit is coming to retail shelves for Wii with new content in Bit.Trip Complete.

Along with the six Bit.Trip games released on WiiWare--Beat, Core, Void, Runner, Fate, and Flux--the Bit.Trip Complete collection will add new content and include bonus goodies. All six are getting new difficulty modes, online leaderboards, and challenges--120 in total. Read more »

"these games are really well done. quick simple fun. the lot should come to steam, as of right ..."
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Bit.Trip Saga grooving onto 3DS

Bit.Trip Saga grooving onto 3DS

The six games of Gaijin's delightful BIT.TRIP chiptune rhythm series are making a move from Wii to the Nintendo 3DS, publisher Aksys Games has announced.

BIT.TRIP SAGA will include BIT.TRIP BEAT, BIT.TRIP CORE, BIT.TRIP VOID, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, BIT.TRIP FATE, BIT.TRIP FLUX, the full six games originally released on WiiWare. Several of the titles also later received releases on PC and iThings. As one might expect, they'll have swish 3D graphics for the handheld. Read more »

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Interview: Chris Osborn, former Gaijin Games developer, on forming Tracer

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Interview: Chris Osborn, former Gaijin Games developer, on forming Tracer

The indie gaming community was taken by surprise in late February when Chris Osborn announced that he was leaving Gaijin Games, creators of the BIT.TRIP series, to pursue his own endeavor. That endeavor is Tracer, a new studio that Osborn is working diligently to get off the ground.

Tracer’s first official game is still wrapped in secrecy, with the only known detail being that it is targeted for a Fall 2011 release date. However, Tracer's website sums up the studio's mission in four simple words: "indie games future music." Read more »

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