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11:15 PM on 08.24.2009

Why I love Destructoid


7:29 AM on 04.14.2009

Japanator's exclusive interview with Final Fantasy's Nobuo Uematsu

On Saturday, April 11th, I found myself shaking hands with on of my heroes, Nobuo Uematsu. The man has written not only some of the best video game music around, but some of the best music ever, period. I talked to both U...   read

8:54 AM on 04.02.2009

Freezepop mid-west tour starts this weekend!

Chances are good that most of us around here first heard the band Freezepop in some Guitar Band Rock Hero game. Oh maybe you saw my interview with them a while back here on Destructoid. Well, now's your chance to get your...   read

11:23 AM on 03.11.2009

First clip from SquareEnix tribute concert Symphonic Fantasies

The video above is the opening fanfare written by Jonne Valtonen for the forthcoming Symphonic Fantasies concert. Symphonic Fantasies is the new SquareEnix tribute concert arranged by Valtonen and conducted by Arnie Roth, t...   read

8:40 PM on 02.20.2009

Indie J-rockers Beat Crusaders use LittleBigPlanet for new music video

That's the new video for "Phantom Planet" from Beat Crusaders Obviously it's not made 100% in LittleBigPlanet, but they did a good job of emulating the style and breaking it out into the "real world." You might also know these guys from the opening theme to the Beck anime series, "Hit in the USA": (via JPop Japan)   read

11:09 AM on 02.15.2009

Flower: ZB v. Dtoid

This post is a response to Topher's review of Flower. It's also about Anthony and Brad's review as well, but to a lesser extent. This could have just gone into the comments, but it ballooned in size pretty fast. Instead of ...   read

10:44 PM on 08.10.2008

Album review: Final Fantasy Remix (Hint = it sucks chocobocock)

I was just minding my own business, sifting though the batch of new music in an attempt to cobble together the next episode of Japanator Radio. I usually put it off until the last minute on Sunday night, then brew up some c...   read

8:59 AM on 08.08.2008

I Am 8-Bit 2008 Zelda art from Elizabeth Ito

Elizabeth Ito is a super cool artist/illustrator and sort of a friend of mine. She's done a lot of really great work for various animation studios, but what I really love is her regular arty art stuff. She's got some work ...   read

11:13 AM on 07.30.2008

A cast of thousands: Brown (Rule of Rose)

When it comes to heroic characters in games, it's no surprise that they are almost always the main character in the game. Putting the player into the role of the hero is the main purpose of most games. We all want to be the...   read

9:08 AM on 07.23.2008

Very cute Dhalsim and Blanka art

Andrew Fulton is an illustrator working in Australia. He creates all sorts of super cool and sometimes super cute pieces. I hesitate to call them "cartoons" or "strips," but I guess that's what they are. Sort of. Anyway, h...   read

6:23 PM on 06.19.2008

Best Japanese Albums of 2008 (so far...)

Right now over on Japanator lives my glorious list of the The Best Japanese Albums of far, that is. Why wait for the holidays when everyone has their heads firmly shoved up their materialistic/family-loving asses ...   read

7:52 AM on 06.14.2008 takes on LiveJournal music sharing community

ORIGINALY POSTED ON JAPANATOR There is currently a bit of a war of words going on in the file-sharing-o-sphere. Our friends over at have thrown down the gauntlet with jmusic_uploads, a Japanese music sharing...   read