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Noby Noby Boy: Namco pulling game from App Store next week

Noby Noby Boy is being pulled from Apple’s App Store by publisher Namco next week. THe creator has also issued his thanks to anyone who bought it.

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Noby Noby Boy headlines

  • Noby Noby Boy players help GIRL reach the planet Uranus

    Noby Noby Boy players helped his counterpart, GIRL, reach the planet Uranus last week. Juvenile jokes on the achievement aside, it is quite a feat, as GIRL reached Jupiter back in November 2009 before moving on to Saturn. Next up, is Neptune, which depending on how the planets are aligned at the time is another […]

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  • Keita Takahashi calls Japanese games sector a "zombie" that focuses on sequels too much

    Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi believes the Japanese game industry is in a bit of a sad state, and has suggested the sector does its best work after it has hit a downward slope.

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  • Takahashi: "I started to feel like I didn't belong" at Namco "any more"

    Katamari creator Keita Takahashi has revealed the reasons why he left Namco Bandai earlier this year, saying he felt he “didn’t belong” at the publisher “any more.”

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  • Katamari creator leaves Namco Bandai

    Katamari and Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi has left publisher Namco Bandai, according to play.tm.

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  • Keita Takahashi: Gaming is getting "dull"

    Katamari and Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi is planning on taking a break from games, because he felt the future presented at E3 this year is looking “a bit dull”.

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  • Noby Noby Boy: Girl finally reaches Jupiter

    Hey Noby Noby Boy… players (?), there’s now a new in-game area for you to play (?) in! Over the weekend, dedicated Noby Noby fans managed to pool their scores and stretch GIRL all the way to Jupiter – thanks in part to a tremendous length multiplier. Huh? What’d we just say? Holy cow, we […]

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  • Best selling PSN titles for April include Rag Doll Kung Fu and Worms

    GamerBytes  has released a list of the top ten best selling games on PSN in April. Hopefully your favorites did well. Rag Doll Kung Fu Worms Wheel of Fortune Flower Mortal Kombat II Comet Crash Ratcher & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Linger in Shadows PAIN Noby Noby Boy You can get the full analysis […]

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  • Girl reaches Mars thanks to Noby Noby Boy promotion

    Looks like Noby Noby Boy’s Girl has reached Mars a lot sooner than expected, thanks to a Lucky Week promotion that multiplied lengths submitted by players. Back in April, player levels had dropped for the title, and it was estimated that it would take Girl another 2,000 days to reach the Red Planet. Girl’s next […]

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  • Noby Noby two-way Boy fusion multiplayer shown in video

    There’s a video from the PS Blog after the break of Noby Noby Boy’s multiplayer in action. It’s completely baffling. Don’t believe us? Said Namco’s Keita Takahashi: I’d like to share a little bit more about Multiplayer. In Single player, the game allows BOY to eat another BOY as well as people and animals, etc. […]

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  • Noby Noby Boy players levels drop, GIRL's trip to Mars taking longer than expected

    Player levels for Noby Noby Boy have dropped from an initial 60,000 to 1,000, meaning GIRL’s trip to Mars will take over 2,000 days current levels, says a website designed to track her progress. Daily activity for the game sits around 1,500, rarely reaching 2,000 and almost falling below 1,000 occasionally, and while 300-500 new […]

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  • Keita Takahashi "not involved" with Katamari Damacy Tribute

    Namco Bandai has confirmed that Keita Takahashi is “not involved” with Katamari Damacy Tribute, the classic puzzler’s upcoming PS3 version announced last week. The company has assured Eurogamer that despite the original creator not being attached, it’s still “in good hands”. Which is nice. More through the link.

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  • Noby Noby Boy coming to iPhone

    Keita Takahashi confirmed that Noby Noby Boy’s on its way to iPhone in his GDC session yesterday. He showed it running. It features a multi-touch control scheme, with the player manipulating each end of the stretchy BOY character – represented in 2D – with a different finger. Apparently he started it “a week ago”. More […]

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  • GDC: Noby Noby Boy multiplay shown in video

    SCEA just released the first movie of Noby Noby Boy’s multiplayer. After the break. It’s a “teaser video of the multiplayer mode,” according to Keita Takahashi. Unsurprisingly, it looks completely indecipherable and bonkers. More odd games from GDC, please.

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  • Noby Noby Boy multiplayer update in the works, must get to Mars first

    Keita Takahashiwa is gushing with thanks over player reception of Noby Noby Boy over on the US PS blog, where he also mentions that an offline multiplayer update is currently in the works. Girl has reached the Moon, but it’s a long way to Mars, he says, so he wants more people to start playing […]

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  • Possible Noby Noby Boy update hinted at on official site

    The official website for Noby Noby Boy has a teaser image posted which suggests that updates are coming soon. Possible offline four-player multiplayer mode is suggested with the line “Even though it may be offline… I want to play multi-BOY!”, and new music is also implied with “Guiter music are good but music from castanets, […]

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  • Noby Noby Boy arriving in the UK and US on same day

    Odd and strangely fun-looking Noby Noby Boy will be released in the UK February 19, the same day as the rest of the world. Hopefully PSN can keep releasing things simultaneously worldwide from here on out. The game will cost £3.19 and $4.99 in the US, and since it’s so cheap, there is no reason […]

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  • Katamari Damacy creator explains the persistent world of Noby Noby Boy

    The PS Blog has a post by Keita Takahashi of Namco Bandai explaining in words of one syllable was PSN game Noby Noby Boy actually is. Players control and stretch the main character Boy who, as he grows, uploads his lengths to a persistent character known as Girl, which grows at the same rate as […]

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  • Noby Noby Boy is not a so-called "game," released worldwide next month

    Kotaku has obtained the marketing instructions for Namco Bandai’s rather odd looking Noby Noby Boy revealing that the PSN title is not a “so-called game.” Well, what is it then, we hear you cry? The release note unfortunately doesn’t say, but instead directs you to look at images and videos on the internet. So, at […]

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  • New Noby Noby Boy trailer is bizarre

    Below is a some rather strange looking gameplay from Katamari Damacy developer Keita Takahashi’s PSN game, Noby Noby Boy. See it stretch and take out a car. See it bump into little girls and eat the love hearts that flow from the collision, see… well, see for yourselves. Noby Noby Boy releases in Japan on […]

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