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10:30 PM on 03.08.2013

Voice of PaRappa the Rapper petitions for a sequel

PaRappa the Rapper needs the world, and the world needs PaRappa the Rapper. A piddling two games is not enough for the floppy-eared dog, and no one feels that more strongly than the man behind the dog: Dred Foxx. Foxx recentl...

Tony Ponce


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7:16 AM on 01.24.2013

PaRappa joins G-Unit in this Robot Chicken Video

PaRappa the Rapper and 50 Cent -- how much more amazing of a collaboration can you get? While the above video starts really slow, it gets pretty awesome fairly quickly. Give it a watch, whether you're a rap fan or not. Can you believe how Master Onion just leaves him hanging?! The real Master Onion would never do that! Now I just want another PaRappa game...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 01.13.2013

Press Paws aims to save the animals with art and games

A few weeks ago on Sup Holmes, guest Mariel Cartwright (Skullgirls) teased her involvement with Press Paws- a videogame-themed gallery show to benefit What's Up Dog LA. Featured artists include Paul Roberstson, Jim Mahf...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 AM on 10.16.2012

It's a My Little Rhythm PaRappa Pony Heaven freak out

Rhythm Heaven Fever is my favorite game of 2012. I love Fez and Retro City Rampage and Fatal Frame 2 and many, many other games that were released this year, but none of them have made a permanent change to my dail...

Jonathan Holmes

4:00 PM on 09.11.2012

PaRappa designer not so happy about PS All-Stars' weapons

Artist Rodney Greenblat, best known for his character designs for PaRappa the Rapper and UmJammer Lammy, recently said in an interview that he is "not so happy" about our favorite rapping dog being in a battle game filled wit...

Dale North

4:42 PM on 08.15.2012

gamescom: My dream: PJ Berri for PlayStation All-Stars

Do you know who PJ Berri is? He's PaRappa the Rapper's best friend. Think back to the bear with the half-open eyes and the crazy appetite (he probably smokes). He's cranky, stupid, mumbly and hilarious, and I think he would m...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 11.27.2011

Rumor: Details on Sony's Smash Bros inspired brawler

The rumors about a Smash Bros.-style 4-player fighting game featuring Sony mascots have been floating around since at least 2008. I've never taken any of them seriously. Still, when some particularly thought provoking bulletp...

Jonathan Holmes

12:45 PM on 09.27.2011

I gotta believe! PaRappa could return on the Vita

Here's how much I love the PaRappa the Rapper franchise: When I see a used copy of any of the series games in a store, I rage. I play Unjammer Lammy on almost every flight I take, and I fly about 100,000 miles a year, so that...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 08.14.2011

PaRappa The Rapper creator to play at Sydney Opera House

As you are no doubt aware, some videogame music can be incredible. Combine that with an equally amazing stage to perform it on and you've got something really unique. That's exactly what's happening on August 20 at the Sydney...

David Rayfield



Constructoid: Helping Nintendo to win back the hardcore photo
Constructoid: Helping Nintendo to win back the hardcore
by Jonathan Holmes

I'm kind of old, and my age has permitted me to follow "the console wars" since the Atari vs. Colecovision vs. Intellivision days. Videogames have evolved so much over the past 30 years. Witnessing that evolution has been an amazing experience. Before I get misty, let me get to the point; I've seen a lot of stuff in my time, but I've never seen anything like the battle of ideologies going on with home consoles today.

Most of that is thanks to the Wii. It's the only console to simultaneously "win" and "lose" a console generation. On one hand, the Wii has outsold its direct competition nearly two to one, and is the home to some very profitable games, like Wii Play, Just Dance 2, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. On the other hand, many developers, publishers, and gamers have been repulsed by the Wii from day one. As a result, the vast majority of today's most popular and influential third-party games aren't on the Wii, leading many gamers to consider the console a failure at best, and an embarrassment at worst.

In this episode of Constructoid, Parappa the Rapper, Mr. Resetti and myself take a look at ways that Nintendo can "win" -- and "WIN" -- in the home console space. I have more thoughts on the matter than what's in the video, though.

[Note: I put this video together about two weeks ago, before Nintendo announced that they're loosening the restrictions on the friend code system, and admitted that friend codes aren't always necessary. That said, I think the points I make here still stand.]

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6:01 PM on 01.12.2011

Constructoid: Helping the Xbox 360 to sell in Japan

Welcome everybody to Constructoid, a video series where a panel of videogame characters and myself engage in a (mostly) constructive critique of game developers, publishers, journalists, characters, and players. This is the ...

Jonathan Holmes







Destructoid LIVE: The whole damn show photo
Destructoid LIVE: The whole damn show
by Jim Sterling

I had originally intended to finish posting Destructoid LIVE last Thursday, but AT&T decided I didn't need Internet. Now I'm back, and I come bearing gifts -- the whole damn show. If you've already been following the show throughout last week, just watch parts five and six. If you've missed any installments, we've got the entire thing in one post. 

There are a lot of faces in this video, and on behalf of Destructoid, let me thank each and every one. Destructoid LIVE wouldn't have even been half the show it was without the love (sometimes scary love!) from the Dtoid fans in the audience who made an insane amount of noise for 10:30 in the morning. You were all basically amazing!

Enjoy the show. I am grateful we got to bring it to you.

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5:40 PM on 06.04.2010

PaRappa creator reveals music game for iPhone, iPod

PaRappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsura has announced his next project, an iPhone and iPod touch title called WINtA (or "War is Not The Answer"). The title is being developed with Triangle Studios pro bono for OneBigGame; t...

Nick Chester

11:34 AM on 12.11.2007

Punch! Kick! It's all on the Wii! (also, new Parappa the Rapper?)

Oh, happy day. For those of you who adored Parappa the Rapper as deeply as I did, this will come as thrilling news. Majesco has made an annoucement that they have formed a partnership with New York artist Rodney Alan Greenbla...

Colette Bennett

4:56 PM on 08.07.2007

Creator of PaRappa The Rapper launches new music game on iPod

With music-based games currently enjoying a massive profile thanks to the likes of Guitar Hero and Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan/Elite Beat Agents, you might have expected father of the genre and creator of PaRappa The Rapper and Vib...

David Houghton

12:35 PM on 07.25.2007

PaRappa the Rapper soundtrack free download, and you don't even need an eyepatch

PSP Fanboy -- the Joystiq network's equivalent of naming your website KittenAstronaut -- has teamed up with Sony to hand out zip files packed to the gills with tunes from the PSP version of PaRappa the Rapper for the out...

Earnest Cavalli