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Michael Jackson: The Experience Review

The king is dead, long live ker-ching.

VideoMichael Jackson: The Experience vid

The stone cold thriller lands on Vita.

VideoMichael Jackson on Kinect footage

Be startin' something' 14th April.

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What would happen if GAME died?

An investigation into how it would affect you.

Does anything really matter until you're personally affected by it? It's easy enough to ignore financial reports and credit warnings and gloomy editorials - but try ignoring an empty shelf. Try ignoring GAME, the UK's largest specialist video game shop chain, being unable to to stock Ubisoft's PlayStation Vita games (until today), Wii role-playing game The Last Story and Tekken 3DS.

GAME stocking Ubisoft's Vita launch titles from tomorrow

GAME stocking Ubisoft's Vita launch titles from tomorrow

No word on The Last Story or Tekken 3DS though.

GAME will stock Ubisoft's Vita launch titles from Tuesday, 28th February.

The high street specialist confirmed the introduction of the stock in a short statement issued this afternoon to VG247.

"To confirm, the Vita Ubisoft titles will be available in all of GAME's channels from tomorrow."

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GAME won't stock Ubisoft Vita launch games

GAME won't stock Ubisoft Vita launch games

Lumines, Michael Jackson, Rayman: Origins, Asphalt Injection and Dungeon Hunter Alliance get the chop.

GAME has confirmed it will not stock Ubisoft's Vita launch games.

Lumines, Michael Jackson, Rayman Origins, Asphalt Injection and Dungeon Hunter Alliance will not be available to buy from GAME stores across the nation when Sony's PSP successor launches at midnight tonight.

"All customers affected by this decision have been made aware of the situation and we will continue to communicate any updates to customers through our Twitter and Facebook feeds," GAME said in a statement issued to VG247.

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Michael Jackson: The Experience Review

Michael Jackson: The Experience Review

The king is dead, long live ker-ching.

Hello and welcome to the libel minefield that is the Eurogamer review of Michael Jackson: The Experience, the touch-control version of last year's console game of the same name. I'm your host and reviewer John Bedford, to my right is the desiccated - yet commercially vibrant - corpse of Mr Michael Jackson. Say hello Michael: "BLEURGHYAGHALAL."

Thank you Michael.

We're here today to talk about the recently released iPad-exclusive edition. Upfront, the rather grim news is that the 2.99 basic app provides only a meagre collection of four songs: Beat It, Smooth Criminal, Speed Demon and Blood on the Dance Floor. Additional songs such as Billie Jean and Black or White are available at a somewhat optimistic 1.49, while outfits can be upgraded for the price of an average standalone app (0.69).

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Ubisoft confirms Vita launch line-up

Ubisoft confirms Vita launch line-up

Plus, dates for Rayman Origins 3DS and Future Soldier.

Rayman Origins, Lumines, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Asphalt and Dungeon Hunter Alliance will all be available from the Vita's 22nd February launch, publisher Ubisoft has announced.

A new release schedule sent out today includes one other Vita game - an undefined Assassin's Creed title marked for "calendar 2012".

Elsewhere on the publisher's revised slate, the 3DS version of Rayman Origins is down for 16th March, while PC and console versions of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier arrive some time the same month.

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Michael Jackson heads to 3DS, Vita

Rhythm-action game due this Xmas.

Ubisoft has just announced a new title in its Michael Jackson: The Experience series, with a touch-based rhythm-action game coming to 3DS and NGP later this year.

Michael Jackson: The Experience

Michael Jackson: The Experience

PS3 vs. 360 face-off.

Oh, Michael. How you are missed. You had so much to give, just like your dear friend Princess Diana, who taught us that it's OK to devote your life to landmines and homelessness and own a wardrobe full of 10,000 frocks.

Just as Diana is still remembered through the mediums of jam and frightening dollies, so Michael Jackson's legend lives on through dull films, endless albums and, of course, good old video games. Johnny's already reviewed Michael Jackson: The Experience for Wii, and now here come the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

But are they any good, or just Bad? Oh God.

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Out This Week - 15/04/2011

Michael Jackson! Clash of Heroes HD!

Three million sales later, and Michael Jackson: The Experience finally lands on the exciting platforms: Xbox 360 (Kinect) and PlayStation 3 (Move).

MJ: The Experience hits 2m mark

Plus, Ubisoft announces PS3/360 date.

Michael Jackson: The Experience has just moonwalked past the two million sales mark, according to publisher Ubisoft.

MJ anti-piracy vuvuzela was for laughs

Apparently Ubisoft had no idea.

Anti-piracy measures don't come more ingenious than overlaying hacked DS versions of Michael Jackson: The Experience with a vuvuzela drone. Especially when you consider that Ubisoft apparently knew nothing about it.

Ubisoft assaults Jacko DS pirates

Switches classic tunes for vuvuzela barrage.

Ubisoft has instituted a novel measure to combat freeloaders looking to pirate the DS version of Michael Jackson: The Experience: it's figured out a way to make hacked ROMs play a vuvuzela chorus over the classic Jacko tunes.

Michael Jackson: The Experience

Michael Jackson: The Experience

Do you remember the time?

20 years ago, age 11, I had a 'Michael Jackson experience'. Come the morning of my 12th birthday in October 1990, he was the first thing I saw as I sleepily opened my eyes and gasped.

It all started in a branch of Microbyte (remember those?) in Nottingham's Broadmarsh Centre. At weekends I'd pester my parents to take me there so I could see what new games had arrived (a thrillingly unpredictable event, since imported Japanese games would frequently arrive before the UK games press had reported on them. Imagine that).

I had so many pivotal gaming 'first experiences' in this store (the hill run in level two of Strider; cape flight in Super Mario World), it really ought to be designated an important historical site with its own commemorative kitchenware. Knives at the very least, being Nottingham.

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The full 27 song-long tracklist for the Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience has shimmied onto the dancefloor, cocked its hat and grabbed its crotch.

Ubisoft's Women's Things

Jacko! Just Dance! Racket Sports.

Ubisoft's press conference was undoubtedly a highlight of E3. Announcement-packed, full of surprises and spectacularly French, it even helped the company win Best Publisher in Eurogamer's E3 Awards.