TGM(Tetris: The Grandmaster) 3 coming out overseas, thanks AGDQ

#3
Oh wow, cool. I recently bought the 360 Tetris Grand Master game for shits and giggles because I have a japanese 360. Great to see them respond to fan interest like this.
 
#5
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Tetris Grand Master! Why didn't you say so IN THE THREAD TITLE, you can't expect EVERYONE to know ALL video game acronyms, OP!

So yeah just toss that ish on PSN, Steam, etc. and I'll blindly double dip~
 
#9
The most coverage this game ever got across the world in 10 years was probably at AGDQ. I'm so happy this is being playtested in the US! finally and official version!
 
#13
I don't know what's more weird: the fact that Arika somehow has the license to release the game outside of Japan nowadays (is someone at Ubisoft a fan of the series? Or would the arcade version fall outside the scope of their license?), or that The Tetris Company would sign off on a game in 2015 using TGM's ruleset (which don't follow their standard guidelines in several subtle -- and not so subtle -- ways)?

The whole thing seems odd (what would they even release it on? It's rare to have a Japanese arcade game not published on something like Nesica or all.net, but none of those services are available outside of Asia), but with a couple of other things they've announced (like publishing guidelines for TGM videos and discussing crowdfunding options) it looks like they plan on doing something with the series.
 
#14
Wait wait what? I need to know more. So this is an English language American arcade release of TGM3?

That is so fucking weird, lol. Surely it's running on non-SD displays this time. Maybe that's the Omega part?

I'll buy any consumer-released version of TGM3, no matter how unfortunate the distribution.
 
#15
I don't know what's more weird: the fact that Arika somehow has the license to release the game outside of Japan nowadays (is someone at Ubisoft a fan of the series? Or would the arcade version fall outside the scope of their license?), or that The Tetris Company would sign off on a game in 2015 using TGM's ruleset (which don't follow their standard guidelines in several subtle -- and not so subtle -- ways)?

The whole thing seems odd (what would they even release it on? It's rare to have a Japanese arcade game not published on something like Nesica or all.net, but none of those services are available outside of Asia), but with a couple of other things they've announced (like publishing guidelines for TGM videos and discussing crowdfunding options) it looks like they plan on doing something with the series.
Tetris Company does per-game licenses, so there's a chance they gave Arika international rights for that game and that they're still valid, and Arika has just being sitting on it because Mihara's a spiteful old crank.
 
#16
I don't know what's more weird: the fact that Arika somehow has the license to release the game outside of Japan nowadays (is someone at Ubisoft a fan of the series? Or would the arcade version fall outside the scope of their license?), or that The Tetris Company would sign off on a game in 2015 using TGM's ruleset (which don't follow their standard guidelines in several subtle -- and not so subtle -- ways)?

The whole thing seems odd (what would they even release it on? It's rare to have a Japanese arcade game not published on something like Nesica or all.net, but none of those services are available outside of Asia), but with a couple of other things they've announced (like publishing guidelines for TGM videos and discussing crowdfunding options) it looks like they plan on doing something with the series.
After AGDQ some people asked about TGM and Maya Rogers said they know and we should watch out for news coming up. I heard there will be some news at E3 maybe.
 
#18
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Tetris Grand Master! Why didn't you say so IN THE THREAD TITLE, you can't expect EVERYONE to know ALL video game acronyms, OP!

So yeah just toss that ish on PSN, Steam, etc. and I'll blindly double dip~
Yeah, I had no idea what this was until I opened the thread.
 
#19
VP at Arika and main dude behind TGM. He's gone on tirades against foreign players before and he blames the proliferation or endorsement of emulation and freeware clones for destroying the international market for TGM. It's a catch-22 in that people emulate because there's no official release, but he won't pursue an international release because people are emulating his game.

He seems to have softened a little recently; his last few comments have essentially said "I don't want to get involved in the western market because I don't understand it, and besides, where's the money gonna come from?"
 
#20
VP at Arika and main dude behind TGM. He's gone on tirades against foreign players before and he blames the proliferation or endorsement of emulation and freeware clones for destroying the international market for TGM. It's a catch-22 in that people emulate because there's no official release, but he won't pursue an international release because people are emulating his game.

He seems to have softened a little recently; his last few comments have essentially said "I don't want to get involved in the western market because I don't understand it, and besides, where's the money gonna come from?"
Thanks for clearing it up, that's a very saddening view of the industry he's got...