Beaterator

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Beaterator
Beaterator cover.jpg
Developer(s)Rockstar Leeds
Publisher(s)Rockstar Games
Director(s)Jay Capozello
Producer(s)Rich Rosado
Designer(s)Andrew Minghella
Programmer(s)Warren Merrifield
Artist(s)
  • Ian J Bowden
  • Rob Nelson
Composer(s)Timbaland
Platform(s)PlayStation Portable, iOS
ReleasePlayStation Portable
  • NA: 29 September 2009
  • PAL: 2 October 2009
iOS
7 December 2009[1]
Genre(s)Music, puzzle
Mode(s)Single-player

Beaterator is a music mixer released in September 2009 by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 3 (via the PlayStation Network) and in December 2009 for iOS. Beaterator was developed by Rockstar Leeds in collaboration with Timbaland.

The game is based on an Adobe Flash music mixing tool released on the Internet in 2005 by Rockstar and contains original new loops and sounds produced by Timbaland for Beaterator. The game allows the user to produce their own loops. There are three game modes: Live play, Studio Session and Song Crafter. The game has Rockstar Games Social Club integration for sharing music with the community.

To celebrate the game's release, Rockstar Games held an event in PlayStation Home at the Listen@Home station in North America's Central Plaza on 16 October 2009. Attendees could play select user-uploaded Beaterator tracks during the event.[2] On 10 June 2014, the GameSpy service was discontinued, taking with it Beaterator's Social Club features.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
iOSPSP
1Up.comN/AA−[3]
EurogamerN/A8/10[4]
GameProN/A3.5/5 stars[5]
GamesMasterN/A80%[6]
GamesRadar+N/A4/5 stars[7]
GameZoneN/A8/10[8]
IGN7/10[9]8/10[10]
Pocket Gamer2.5/5 stars[11]4/5 stars[12]
PSMN/A4/5 stars[13]
VideoGamer.comN/A8/10[14]
The Daily TelegraphN/A10/10[15]
Aggregate score
Metacritic60/100[16]80/100[17]

The PSP version of Beaterator received generally favorable reviews, while the iOS version received "mixed" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[16][17] Australian video game talk show Good Game's reviewers, Jeremy Ray and Steven O'Donnell, awarded the game scores of 6/10 and 7/10, respectively.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beaterator for iPhone & iPod Touch Now Available from the App Store". Rockstar Games. 7 December 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  2. ^ Smail, David (12 October 2009). "RockStar Games Beaterator Music Sessions". Blast. B Media Ventures. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  3. ^ Haywald, Justin (2 October 2009). "Beaterator PSP Review". 1UP.com. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  4. ^ Parkin, Simon (8 October 2009). "Beaterator (PSP)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  5. ^ Koehn, Aaron (13 October 2009). "Beaterator (PSP)". GamePro. GamePro Media. Archived from the original on 17 October 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Review: Beaterator (PSP)". GamesMaster. Future plc. December 2009. p. 86.
  7. ^ Newman, Joe (28 September 2009). "Beaterator review (PSP)". GamesRadar+. Future plc. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  8. ^ Hopper, Steven (19 October 2009). "Beaterator - PSP - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 23 October 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  9. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (14 January 2010). "Beaterator Review (iPhone)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  10. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (29 September 2009). "Beaterator Review (PSP)". IGN. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on 3 October 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  11. ^ Erickson, Tracy (9 December 2009). "Beaterator (iPhone)". Pocket Gamer. Steel Media Ltd. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  12. ^ Mundy, Jon (12 October 2009). "Beaterator (PSP)". Pocket Gamer. Steel Media Ltd. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Review: Beaterator". PlayStation: The Official Magazine. No. 27. Future plc. 25 December 2009. p. 79.
  14. ^ Kelly, Neon (16 October 2009). "Beaterator Review (PSP)". VideoGamer.com. Resero Network. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  15. ^ Cowen, Nick (13 October 2009). "Beaterator video game review (PSP)". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  16. ^ a b "Beaterator for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  17. ^ a b "Beaterator Critic Reviews for PSP". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  18. ^ Ray, Jeremy; O'Donnell, Steven (19 October 2009). "Good Game Stories – Beaterator". Good Game. ABC. Retrieved 13 November 2016.

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