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Dead Island or LOST Island?

So, how many parallels to LOST can you spot in this Dead Island trailer? Here's what I caught: 1. Eye opening shot 2. Deliberate piano music 3. Three shifting time lines a) In reverse b) Forward c) Flashback 4. On an island 5. Full of be...

 
 
 
 
 

Let me ask Freezepop something for you

Hey synthpop fans! I'm going to be interviewing Freezepop very very soon. If you've got a question that's just burning inside of you like a questionable burning sensation that burns, then by all means unleash it upon the comments here. Y...

 
 
 
 
 
 

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 fat ass up and...

 
 
 
 
 

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 clogging the co...

 
 
 
 

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 appearing in th...

 
 
 

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 ones showered ...

 
 
 

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, here is his newe...

 
 
 

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

Right now over on Japanator lives my glorious list of the The Best Japanese Albums of 2008...so far, that is. Why wait for the holidays when everyone has their heads firmly shoved up their materialistic/family-loving asses for a look back...

 
 
 
 

Does scoring games shrink brains? I think so.

Does giving a score or a letter grade at the end of a game review totally invalidate the text of the review? I think so. How often have you heard the internet scream about someone's score of a game being too high or too low? How often hav...

 
 
 

Otaku USA Magazine #6: I am in it

X-posted from Japanator Otaku USA issue number six has just hit the newsstands (do they even say "newsstands" anymore?) and once again it's chock-a-block with great anime, manga and general otaku goodness. Oh, and a few pages of music co...

 
 
 

Rule of Rose in real life: Haut de la Garenne

Right now, forensics experts are investigating something that sounds eerily like the survival horror video game Rule of Rose. At Haut de la Garenne, a children's home on Jersey island, (part of the channel islands, located between souther...

 
 
 

Dear Moby,

This entry is a reaction to both the new Moby album Last Night and, to a larger extent, the short essay included in the liner notes. It reads: "I started going out in New York City in the early '80s. My friends and I would get on the tra...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome to the Mario Bar

A bunch of IT nerds in Copenhagen recently took over a local bar and whipped up their own extra geeky Mario themed drinking extravaganza. While the decorations are a bit on the lo-rent side, it's the drinks that (rightfully so) totally s...

 
 
 
 

16-bit Miku Hatsune Sings Final Fantasy Classics

Matthew over at Japanator has just posted this great collection of videos featuring Japanese idol Miku Hatsune singing three classic Final Fantasy themes. Not only is it awesome enough that she's added her own lyrics, but the videos are a...

 
 
 

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