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The top gift on most holiday lists this year is undoubtedly a new iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. To celebrate, Disney Mobile's very popular rhythm music game Tap Tap Revenge is running its biggest holiday deal yet. Leading up to New Year’s Eve, Tap Tap Revenge is giving away a song a day, including a few holiday favorites, Grammy nominations, and hit singles from the world’s biggest music acts, including Cold Play, who's hit new song "Hurts Like Heaven" is Sunday's free track. Lady Gaga's “Marry The Night” was Thursday's free track.
As for holiday cheer, they're also giving away Bootsy Collins & Snoop Dogg’s “Happy Holidaze 2012” on December 26. Other hit songs being given away for free in the holiday promotion include, “Feel So Close” from Calvin Harris, “Body Work” from Morgan Page (ft. Tegan & Sara) and The Band Perry’s smash hit “If I Die Young.” Other bands include Alkaline Trio, She Wants Revenge, Coleman & Chris, Ivy, Chancellor Warhol and The Outfield.
It's unfortunate that we'll almost never see DJ Hero on the iPad. It was an ideal game for such a device but as it sold rather poorly for the various consoles, it's probably never going to happen. Still, this is an ideal time for a game such as Playpen Studios' Skillz: The DJ Game.
Looking distinctly like an iPad equivalent of DJ Hero, Skillz offers a career mode as well as full mixing using crossfades, scratching and samples. The touch screen interface ensures that it's simple to get to grips with and a series of achievements and unlockable venues and playable characters keeps the game fresh. Tracks recently revealed for launch include:
• Kid Cudi Vs. Crookers - "Day 'N' Nite" Vs. Hoxton Whores - “Friday Saturday Love”
• Mr Scruff – “Test The Sound”
• Roots Manuva – “Witness (1 Hope)”
• Roots Manuva – “Buff Nuff”
• Guilty Simpson & Oh No - "Futuristic" feat. MED
• Poirier - "Wha-La-La-Leng" feat. Face T
• Nu Tone - "Never Together" feat. Logistics
• “Stones Throw Megamix 1” featuring tracks from artists including Dam Funk, James Pants, and Oh No
• “Stones Throw Megamix 2” featuring tracks from artists including Maker, Lazer Sword and Cx kidtronic
• “Om Megamix” featuring tracks from artists including King Kooba, Andy Caldwall and Chuck Love
• “Ninja Tune Megamix” featuring tracks from artists including Blockhead, Ty, Mr Scruff and Roots Manuva
There'll be 25 tracks in all.
Check out the gameplay video below. Skillz: The DJ Game is out soon and we'll be sure to cover it.
Music rhythm game Pulse: Volume One was a big hit last month when John Bardinelli reviewed and raved about it. However it was lacking in content at the time weighing in with only 8 songs at all, meaning less than 15 minutes worth.
Developer Cipher Prime has taken this on board and a new update for the game has just been released. This update adds four new and thrilling levels showcasing tracks written exclusively for the game. They're an excellent bunch too, each song coming from independent musicians local to the Philadelphia area. In order of appearance and difficulty level, there's Cooper and the Fantastic Machine with "Klokwerk," George and Jonathan with "Tidbits," Ghost Fight with "Veedja" and Zilla Persona with "Follow My Voice."
It's worth noting that these are all rather challenging for the player but it does mean a 50% increase in song numbers for the games.
Cipher Prime also promises new updates soon which should be great to see.
Pulse: Volume One's update is available now.
For those who haven't played Pulse: Volume One yet, it's a $4.99 download and is well worth the asking price.