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Somehow DJ Khaled fits perfectly in The Witness


You smart. You very smart. We the best.
Feb 08
// Jed Whitaker
I've been playing through Jonathan Blow and gang's The Witness of which I have very mixed feelings -- unlike Brett who gave the game a perfect score in his review -- but that hasn't stopped me from falling in love ...

Lupe Fiasco is going to kick Daigo's ass in Street Fighter V

Jan 29 // Steven Hansen
And, finally, onto our story, our ostensible reason for reading (you) and writing (me) this article, other than to put content online for pay, to pal around with my friends about music on a lazy Friday, but mostly to talk about Kanye lying about not liking his ass eaten. Rapper Lupe Fiasco's last album, a return to form, is called Tetsuo & Youth if you want to check the standard millennial nerd bonafides. He also he drops Lupin the III and Thundercats references in his verse on Kanye's "Touch the Sky" over a decade ago. Someone asked Lupe on Twitter if he watches EVO, to which he replied, "Only to study Daigo..." Mad Catz' Mark Julio -- who loved my recent dispatch from the Mad Catz Street Fighter V tournament, by the way -- asked Lupe if he was down to fight Daigo, who is sponsored by Mad Catz, in Street Fighter V. Lupe confirmed, "It would be an honor to lose to Daigo-San." Good week, all. See you Monday. [embed]337545:62043:0[/embed] [embed]337545:62044:0[/embed]
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This is Rocky VIII
Things are popping off in the hip hop world this week. Kanye lied about not liking his ass eaten after a deluge of tweet beef with Wiz Khalifa. Kanye eventually deleted the 20 or so tweets aimed at Khalifa, but they still ex...

Luckslinger Kickstarter photo
Luckslinger Kickstarter

Luckslinger blends 2D shooting, westerns, and hip-hop


With an interesting luck mechanic
Feb 05
// Darren Nakamura
Luck is a concept rarely addressed directly in games. Sure, there are tons of games that use random number generators for everything from environment generation to damage calculation, and luck does factor into those. But the...
Lethal League photo
Lethal League

Lethal League knocks some fighting game conventions out of the park


My plastic surgeon doesn't want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose
Apr 30
// Darren Nakamura
After more than a decade of ignoring fighting games (Super Smash Bros. notwithstanding), Divekick! did a lot to reignite my interest in the genre. By kicking out conventions and reimagining what a fighting game can be, it be...

Jet Set Radio photo
Jet Set Radio

Jet Set Radio Vs. Beastie Boys: Spunky 90's troublemakers


The B.B.'s and the G.G.'s? Oh Jeez, yes please
Aug 11
// Jonathan Holmes
The late 90's were a transitional time for both videogames and Hip Hop. The gangsta rap craze which made criminal behavior a selling point on a rapper's resume was starting to cool down, while in videogames, the same kind of...
The Roots' Mario rap photo
The Roots' Mario rap

The Roots' frontman spits crazy Mario rap on Jimmy Fallon


Black Thought be KILLIN' it!
Jun 21
// Tony Ponce
You're probably sick of seeing clips of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on the Dtoid front page, but I can guarantee this one tops 'em all. Regular watchers of Fallon's show of course know that the in-house band is none other t...
Mega Man remixed photo
Mega Man remixed

Mega Ran and JP chip artists to remix Mega Man once more


Contributers include composers of Street Fighter IV, Streets of Rage 3, and Ape Escape
Jun 10
// Tony Ponce
Mega Man rapper Mega Ran may have recently dropped a stellar Castlevania hip hopera album, but he'll never forget the little blue dude who propelled his music career, resulting in his decision to leave his teaching gig and fo...
Psychonauts photo
Psychonauts

Feel doubly fine with Adam WarRock's Psychonauts single


Download "Basic Braining" for free exclusively on Destructoid
Jun 07
// Tony Ponce
Asian sensation Adam WarRock is a pretty chill dude. Our own Tara Long of course loves him to pieces, but it was I who managed to score a brotastic fist bump at last year's Nerdapalooza in Orlando. He's so skilled, he can tu...
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z photo
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z trailer takes a page from MadWorld


"Honor and death go together like hot sauce and my balls!"
Jun 07
// Tony Ponce
GameTrailers has the exclusive debut trailer of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the zombie-infested Ninja Gaiden spin-off being handled by the trinity of Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited, and Keiji Inafune's new studio Comcept. Damn, does...
Castlevania hip hopera photo
Castlevania hip hopera

Preview Mega Ran's Symphony of the Night hip hopera


Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata on sale June 4
Jun 03
// Tony Ponce
I gotta give it up for my man Mega Ran, without a doubt one of my favorite nerd music acts around. He's got quite the spread, from Mega Man to Final Fantasy VII and even to River City Ransom. And next on the block is the tur...
Chrono Trigger hip hop photo
Chrono Trigger hip hop

Sales of new Chrono Trigger nerdcore album go to charity


Go snatch Richie Branson's From Guardia With Love
Jun 02
// Tony Ponce
Last year, I discovered a nerdcore rapper by the name of Richie Branson, who laid verses atop anime tracks from Cowboy Bebop, Gurren Lagann, and more. He was also a very vocal proponent of bringing Toonami back onto Cartoon N...
GDC Hangover Pary photo
GDC Hangover Pary

Join Destructoid at our GDC Hangover, $20 Uber coupon!


Party with the Dtoid staff and community!
Mar 29
// mrandydixon
What better way to wrap up another GDC than having a full on rager with your friends at Destructoid?! Join us tomorrow night TONIGHT! at SIP Lounge and Bar, where the best bartenders and mixologist in San Francisco await...

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