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Chris gave a nod to Final Fantasy's Geomancer in honor of Earth Day, which I thought was an original choice. It got me thinking about games that are ever so vaguely related to the celebration. I'm sure you have one in mind. ...


Wattam is a new PS4 exclusive from Robin Hunicke (Boom Blocks, My Sims) and Keita Takahashi (Katamari Damacy, Noby Noby Boy, Tenya Wanya Teens). The game was inspired by Takahashi's experiences playing with his two year...


MAGFest, the Music and Games Festival, is going into its thirteenth year, and to celebrate they have some big musical guests lined up. Katamari Damacy composers Yuu Miyake and Yoshihito Yano will be...rolling into town t...


We've shown off Jed Henry's Japanese woodblock renditions of game characters before. I'm still in love with that original Samus one. But Henry's catalog is growing, to my wallet's growing concern. Shadow of the Colossus, Fina...




I don't know if controllers will cut it after watching the unabashed joy on the faces of folk playing Katamari Damacy with a yoga ball turned controller while the screen is projected onto the side of a building. The video co...


Kamatari creator Keita Takahashi is working a new game with Funomena, a fledgling indie studio founded earlier this year by former thatgamecompany developers. Announced at the Horizon conference in Los Angeles yesterday, the ...


Katamari Damacy is coming to PlayStation Network! Announced during this week's PlayStation Blogcast, the first entry in Namco Bandai's acid trip of a series is set to arrive as a part of next Tuesday's PlayStation Store ...


Double Cryamore news, everybody! First off is the GDC demo's release to the public. I haven't had a chance to test it out myself (it looks like it will take around 7 hours to download), but it's free, so I can't be too ...


Keita Takahashi, the man behind Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, in collaboration with Venus Patrol, has revealed a bit about his upcoming game, Tenya Wanya Teens. While there isn't much information out there yet, we do hav...


We have come to know and love the excellent offerings from the Ubiktune netlabel over the years, and they've just unleashed an amazing album that combines chiptunes and live piano titled The Black Box. It features ...


Keita Takahashi has been keeping a lower profile of late. He hasn't been involved with the Katamari series since since We <3 Katamari, and Noby Noby Boy was his last game to be seen on consoles. Other than his LA Game Spac...


We've talked about the L.A. Game Space kickstarter and its absurdly generous rewards before, but they bear repeating. Gaijin Games is putting the backer who donated $5,000 into their upcoming game Runner 2 as a playable char...


Nah naaaaaaa, na na na na na naaah na!  We've rolled up some exclusive news and details on ShiftyLook's newest webcomic, Katamari. Coming straight from the starry cosmos, and channeled through the pens of creative team A...


As part of an exciting new exhibit, Namco Bandai's Katamari Damacy will be shown at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 will explore the world in which children, and c...


Sick of those silly walls deciding your path and fate in Pac-Man? Well, you don't have to take it anymore! Namco Bandai has announced some new downloadable content for Touch My Katamari for the Playstation Vita. Among o...


  Touch My Katamari is now available for the PlayStation Vita. As we said in our review, the Prince and friends are back in fine form, returning from a stretch of sad games. This time they've brought some katamari stretc...


I LOL'd.


Kinect, as it stands right now, is a "pretty cool" thing. As a supplement to the general operation of an Xbox 360, it's hard for me to imagine living without it now that it's in my home. As an accessory designed for the purpo...


And this is the premise behind Touch My Katamari. The King of All Cosmos must prove that he is awesomer than that little kid's school principal. At least that's what I hope the premise is really all about, because that would...


Goro is...well, he's a lot like me. He's a gamer, slacker, and internet addict, though my head quite isn't as long as his. You'll see in this new trailer for upcoming Vita game Touch My Katamari that during one of his strugg...


Everybody loves Katamari Damacy, right? Keita Takahashi’s silly, quirky creation -- classified by publisher Namco Bandai in the genre of “rolling action” -- is, by now, a beloved series. But for many fans, t...


Well, it's as classy as billiards trick shots in soft focus set to piano music can get. That's pretty classy for anything related to the Katamari games from Namco Bandai. ... Okay, so it's not classy at all. But it's hilario...


Namco Bandai released the opening cinematic for Katamari Damacy No-Vita (Touch My Katamari in the US and Europe), coming to PlayStation Vita. You can watch it. The King of all Cosmos has some serious moves. It's ea...


Our Destructoid store is slowly expanding with more and more gaming shirts. The next gaming inspired design to arrive at our store will be a Katamari Damacy themed one created by the wonderfully talented Linz Collins. The ful...


Today, we did our live show, as usual. You know, except Tara and our producer Zac are down at Blizzcon. Today I got left to my own devices with Anthony Carboni, host of Revision3's new show New Challenger, which I was o...


The Katamari Damacy title for PlayStation Vita has been given a rather amazing name: Touch My Katamari. Better yet, the game will be available on February 22 alongside the PlayStation Vita's debut in North America, Canada, Eu...


Last night, a number of PlayStation Vita launch titles were priced for Japan, bringing with it the good news that digital versions will be cheaper than physical versions -- something that the PSPgo utterly failed to do. A num...


Feeling the need to get the ball rolling? Well Namco Bandai foresaw this and decided to whip up a portable Katamari for your iPhone. Katamari Amore will be hitting the App Store today and it's more of exactly what you'd expe...


How does shape-shifting Katamari action sound? That's what the next game, due out on PlayStation Vita, promises. Namco Bandai has posted the first screenshots of Katamari Damacy for Vita, plus a suitably quirky teaser trailer...


KATAMARY DAMACY!!! We already knew the series was heading to the PlayStation Vita and Namco Bandai was finally able to let out some info about the new game. Don't get your hopes up too high though, as the only thing that was ...


What's next for the guy behind Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy? A MMO. Keita Takahashi has joined forces with Canadian developers Tiny Speck to work on the upcoming MMO Glitch. You'll easily get why he is involved when you ...


Although, technically, the Prince would eventually roll you up in his Katamari regardless of you being a dick to him. Still, you might get to enjoy life a little longer if you let the Prince roll along in peace.


It's clear from this panel at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival that the creators of the hit show Adventure Time really loves videogames. There are a lot of name drops here in terms of gaming's influence on the show; Zelda, Ma...


As my first post on my first day back at work, I really wanted to set the tone as positive. And with corgis. So I present to you a Welsh Corgi named Yoshi, dressed up in a Yoshi (from Nintendo's Mario series) outfit. How grea...


This one's for folks using Safari or Chrome only: a clever programmer has designed a version of Katamari Damacy that you can play in your web browser on any web page. Simply paste the following code into your address bar and ...


Keita Takahashi, the mad genius (he's at least one of those things all the time) behind Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy left Namco Bandai some time ago, apparently bored with game development. Rumor was that he ha...


Keita Takahashi may be famous for making bright, happy games such as Katamari Damacy and Nobi Nobi Boy, but the quirky developer has a bleak and depressing view on the future of the games industry. In fact, he doesn't think h...


The Xbox 360 Games on Demand train continues to roll, as Resident Evil 5 and Beautiful Katamari have hit the service in North America today. The seven gig Resident Evil 5 will run you $29.99, and $19.99 will get you all three...


Did you enjoy last week's Once Upon a Pixel episode? Want some insight as to how and why I created the dark world that Death Ball takes place in? If the answer to either of these questions is "no", then maybe you haven't seen...


Once Upon a Pixel kicks off its official first season with an episode based on Katamari Damacy! Except this time, it's not a bright and happy videogame about consumerism. You see, in the world of Once Upon a Pixel, Katamari i...


Last week was full of violence as Karoshi (Japanese for "death by overwork") brought us countless levels involving suicide strategies. If you thought that was the peak of Japanese odd vocabulary and Japanese-themed ...


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I'm sure you all remember the first trailer for Katamari Forever that Joseph posted a while back. It had a monkey in it, which is really the only reason I remember. Above, you'll find the new launch trailer for the game, whic...


I know full well that the upcoming Katamari Forever is nothing more than a rehash of all the previous games with new skins and music, and you know what? I'm just FINE with that. Much like the Silent Hill series, I'm just happ...


Yes, that's a boring and functional headline, but I'll be damned if I'm going to make like every other blogger and write that Katamari Forever is "rolling" onto the PS3. Everybody's done that, and it's neither origi...


Here's something that a lot of people don't get: videogames shouldn't always talk. There is a variety of reasons for this, but I'll just touch on a few. For one, videogame characters are most often made out of hand-drawn spri...


Namco Bandai has just announced its playable games lineup for the 2009 GamesCom in Cologne, Germany, which runs from August 19th through the 23rd. The company will be bringing along 8 new titles to be showcased at the event, ...


Watch this slideshow first. You've just witnessed what might be the geekiest wedding ever to happen. Aidra and Ernest were married in Idaho earlier this month, with the whole event being Katamari Damacy themed. Really. Grooms...


If there is one thing that can be said about the Katamari games it is that they are relentlessly normal. They're fantastically amazing games that make total sense and are not strange in any way. Even the advertising for the g...


Naa naaaaa. Everyone is on Twitter. Now, even the King of Cosmos is on Twitter, and he wants you to follow him. What will he tweet about? He'll probably be just like us, bitching about his long-headed lover, or talking about ...






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