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  Watch Video At yesterday's Monster Hunter Festa finals, Capcom unveiled a new project in the works for PSP, called Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village. It's a Monster Hunter Freedom spinoff, in which you'll get to play as the Fe...   read

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  Watch Video Everyone seemed to like GoGo the other day, so I'm using this as an excuse to post another video. This one has a skeleton in it, though. And a scary cat guy. It's also a good example of the fact that you never know what to ex...   read

Vocaloid is and why it's awesome, but I'll save that for Japanator. Above you'll find a fantastic example of just what can be done with the program, as provided by Vocaloid master Ryo from Supercell. The guy's so good at this you can actually hear Miku breathing at certain points. Truly impressive stuff, and little wonder that it remained on top of Nico Nico Douga's Vocaloid rankings for most of 2008. Probably still my favorite Miku song ever.

 

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Perfume + Cherryboy Function - The Endless Polyrythm Lovers

Say what you will about J-pop, there's no denying that Perfume's got an incredible sound, regardless of how much of that comes prefabricated. More often than not, they're amazing. The same can be said of Cherryboy Function -- a brilliantly talented Japanese electronic/synth/chiptune artist. Take an exceptionally delicious piece of music from each of them, squeeze the two together, and you get the outstanding mashup above. It takes a minute to get going, just stick with it. This is one of those songs I'll put on a loop for hours as background music for whatever I'm doing.

 

The Pavers - Safe Boating

Scott Reynolds is a testament to the idea that there is no justice in the world. The guy holds a day job while countless singer/songwriters with far less talent become millionaires. Why he doesn't have a framed portrait in a hall somewhere next to Jim Morrisson and Ozzy Osbourne is beyond me. I honestly consider him to be the single most underrated musician in the world. This guy? This is my Elvis. There's some chance you'll recognize him from bands like Bonesaw Romance, or his side project Scott Reynolds and the Steaming Beast, but if you've heard his name, it was most likely after his brilliant work with the Descendents spinoff, All.

The Pavers were one of his semi-recent projects, and played host to some of the finest work he's ever done. Quality videos being few and far between, you'll have to hit a link for this one. Safe Boating is track #2 in the playlist that follows, and it's one of my favorite songs of his. Another loop-for-hours piece. Scott's been a rock hero to me since the 80s, and every album that's ever had his name on it is worthy of being placed into a CD player and having the lid glued shut. He's a magnificent crafter of anthems for the brokenhearted and working class, and if you run into him in real life, you'll find he's also one of the friendliest and fucking coolest people you're likely to ever meet.

 

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The Dillinger Escape Plan - Milk Lizard

I love the Dillinger Escape Plan, and you've probably already heard of them, so I won't waste your time talking about why they rule. I picked this particular song because it vaguely reminds me of the late '90s Baltimore rockabilly scene that I dearly miss. Walk into any choice Baltimore rock bar on any Friday night circa 1998, and the first minute of this video is pretty much what you'd see and hear. Most of their stuff is decidedly more bone-crunching than this song, but it's still one of my favorites. Also, it should be noted these guys put out an EP with Mike Patton, and it satisfies like a Snickers bar.

 

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Polysics - I My Me Mine

WTF, right? Nothing like a little fuckstrange New Wave. Weird stage presence aside, Polysics are often nothing short of amazing, and their music will make sitting still very difficult if you're prone to busting the occasional move. If they sound familiar to you Tomopop readers out there, it's because their song Rocket closes out every episode of Tomocast

 

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Reggie and the Full Effect - Get Well Soon

Reggie and the Full Effect is another one of those projects that mashes a hundred sounds together, only takes it another step and digs into half a dozen non-rock genres for the ingredients. Again, no one song can show you what to expect. Metal, techno, hardcore, jazz, disco, '80s rock, you name it -- Reggie smashes it all to bits and then glues it to the wall as one huge mosaic of excellence. Not sure what else you'd expect from James Dewees -- a guy who simultaneously played in two bands as wildly different from each other as Coalesce and The Get Up Kids. But the result of those two influences, combined with his own humorous flavor, makes for some amazing music. Like a hyperactive puppy that found its way into a paint store and emerged covered in a little bit of every color. The whole catalog sounds like a goddamned electronic heavy metal puppet show.

 

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Faith No More - A Small Victory

Senor Beedog would never let me live it down if I didn't include a little PATTON.

 

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dTunes Editors Week, day 2: Topher Cantler [dTunes is a community organized blog showcasing the musical tastes of Destructoid's users. For two weeks, the editorial team is commandeering the series because, hey, we like music too. To further expand your horizons, make ...  
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Vocaloid is and why it's awesome, but I'll save that for Japanator. Above you'll find a fantastic example of just what can be done with the program, as provided by Vocaloid master Ryo from Supercell. The guy's so good at this you can actually hear Miku breathing at certain points. Truly impressive stuff, and little wonder that it remained on top of Nico Nico Douga's Vocaloid rankings for most of 2008. Probably still my favorite Miku song ever.

 

[embed]152467:23865[/embed]

Perfume + Cherryboy Function - The Endless Polyrythm Lovers

Say what you will about J-pop, there's no denying that Perfume's got an incredible sound, regardless of how much of that comes prefabricated. More often than not, they're amazing. The same can be said of Cherryboy Function -- a brilliantly talented Japanese electronic/synth/chiptune artist. Take an exceptionally delicious piece of music from each of them, squeeze the two together, and you get the outstanding mashup above. It takes a minute to get going, just stick with it. This is one of those songs I'll put on a loop for hours as background music for whatever I'm doing.

 

The Pavers - Safe Boating

Scott Reynolds is a testament to the idea that there is no justice in the world. The guy holds a day job while countless singer/songwriters with far less talent become millionaires. Why he doesn't have a framed portrait in a hall somewhere next to Jim Morrisson and Ozzy Osbourne is beyond me. I honestly consider him to be the single most underrated musician in the world. This guy? This is my Elvis. There's some chance you'll recognize him from bands like Bonesaw Romance, or his side project Scott Reynolds and the Steaming Beast, but if you've heard his name, it was most likely after his brilliant work with the Descendents spinoff, All.

The Pavers were one of his semi-recent projects, and played host to some of the finest work he's ever done. Quality videos being few and far between, you'll have to hit a link for this one. Safe Boating is track #2 in the playlist that follows, and it's one of my favorite songs of his. Another loop-for-hours piece. Scott's been a rock hero to me since the 80s, and every album that's ever had his name on it is worthy of being placed into a CD player and having the lid glued shut. He's a magnificent crafter of anthems for the brokenhearted and working class, and if you run into him in real life, you'll find he's also one of the friendliest and fucking coolest people you're likely to ever meet.

 

[embed]152467:23866[/embed]

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Milk Lizard

I love the Dillinger Escape Plan, and you've probably already heard of them, so I won't waste your time talking about why they rule. I picked this particular song because it vaguely reminds me of the late '90s Baltimore rockabilly scene that I dearly miss. Walk into any choice Baltimore rock bar on any Friday night circa 1998, and the first minute of this video is pretty much what you'd see and hear. Most of their stuff is decidedly more bone-crunching than this song, but it's still one of my favorites. Also, it should be noted these guys put out an EP with Mike Patton, and it satisfies like a Snickers bar.

 

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Polysics - I My Me Mine

WTF, right? Nothing like a little fuckstrange New Wave. Weird stage presence aside, Polysics are often nothing short of amazing, and their music will make sitting still very difficult if you're prone to busting the occasional move. If they sound familiar to you Tomopop readers out there, it's because their song Rocket closes out every episode of Tomocast

 

[embed]152467:23868[/embed]

Reggie and the Full Effect - Get Well Soon

Reggie and the Full Effect is another one of those projects that mashes a hundred sounds together, only takes it another step and digs into half a dozen non-rock genres for the ingredients. Again, no one song can show you what to expect. Metal, techno, hardcore, jazz, disco, '80s rock, you name it -- Reggie smashes it all to bits and then glues it to the wall as one huge mosaic of excellence. Not sure what else you'd expect from James Dewees -- a guy who simultaneously played in two bands as wildly different from each other as Coalesce and The Get Up Kids. But the result of those two influences, combined with his own humorous flavor, makes for some amazing music. Like a hyperactive puppy that found its way into a paint store and emerged covered in a little bit of every color. The whole catalog sounds like a goddamned electronic heavy metal puppet show.

 

[embed]152467:23869[/embed]

Faith No More - A Small Victory

Senor Beedog would never let me live it down if I didn't include a little PATTON.

 

[embed]152467:23870" data-vidtitle="

dTunes Editors Week, day 2: Topher Cantler [dTunes is a community organized blog showcasing the musical tastes of Destructoid's users. For two weeks, the editorial team is commandeering the series because, hey, we like music too. To further expand your horizons, make ...  
Full story

" data-purl="stories/dtunes-editor-s-week-day-2-topher-cantler-152467.phtml" data-vidsummary="" data-remodal-target="watch">  Watch Video [dTunes is a community organized blog showcasing the musical tastes of Destructoid's users. For two weeks, the editorial team is commandeering the series because, hey, we like music too. To further expand your horizons, make ...   read
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  Watch Video Senor Perrito del Burrito says: We're all gonna die. I don't know if you've been following news on the Large Hadron Collider, but it was reported yesterday that a couple of physicists actually believe it's trying to destroy i...   read

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As rumored last week, Nintendo today officially announced Pokepark for the Wii. Very little was said about the game, but a briefing held for retailers last week had a few loose-lipped attendees, and they've let a Meowth or tw...   read
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The official blog for SNK's upcoming arcade title King of Fighters: Sky Stage was updated today, unveiling two new characters. If you haven't already solved this great mystery by looking at the picture above, they are Iori an...   read
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  Watch Video Capcom unveiled another two additions to Tatsunoko Vs Capcom's character roster via IGN today, and surprise, surprise! It's Zero and Joe the Condor.Joe Asakura comes to us from the Gatchaman series, and Zero is, of course, fr...   read

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You may not have heard, but Sega's got this new thing called PlaySEGA, which is a browser-based service that lets you play old Genesis games and such. To both promote and enhance that experience, they're now offering the thor...   read

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See that? That's Abel from Street Fighter IV. Or it was, anyway. This week's update to the Super Street Fighter IV dev blog gives us, among other things, a look at what the Frenchman could have been if the team had stuck with...   read
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See how happy they are? Spelunker looks like he's about to burst into song. Probably. Anyway, From Software held a little event in Yokohama over the weekend to commemorate 3D Dot Game Heroes heading into production, and broug...   read
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In case you haven't heard the good news, Pop'n Music Portable is on its way to the PSP, complete with 9-button mode and the classic art style fans have come to love. Now according to these screenshots spotted on Andriasang, t...   read
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  Watch Video Warning! A new brand game is approaching! Above you'll find the new trailer for Taito's upcoming Darius Burst on PSP, complete with fishies, lasers, and Engrish. The triumvirate of features essential to any good handheld STG....   read

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Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, gather 'round and feast your ears on the astounding presentation of Man Vs. Beast that is Podtoid 119. See Brad Nicholson go head to head with the undefeated Hippity Hopper in a twelve-rou...   read

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  Watch Video Hey, look at that, it's a new Metal Slug. Who knew? I didn't, because if I had, I would have pre-ordered it in Japan, where doing so apparently nets you the sweet pre-order bonus of a pair of underwear. This new PSP title fea...   read
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Sega announced today that they will soon be bringing the Vocaloid-themed PSP rhythm game Project Diva to arcades. Not only that, but between October 15th and Halloween, they'll be accepting fan-contributed songs for inclusion...   read

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Since Super Street Fighter IV news is being obnoxiously trickled out a drop at a time and nobody wants to read a new post on it every ten minutes, I've decided to round up some info and make it part of ... whatever this thing...   read
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If you've been following Lost Planet 2, you're likely aware that the game will feature some relatively deep character customization options this time around. If not, now you know. To explain how some of these options work, Sn...   read

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We spotted a tweet from Mister Jared Rea just a while ago, saying that Street Fighter IV had started showing up on Xbox Live as a Platinum Hits title. A quick trip over to the game's page on Xbox.com, and sure enough, there i...   read

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As part of an interview in this week's Famitsu, (reported by Andriasang), Capcom's Yoshinori Ono had some interesting things to say about Super Street Fighter IV. The game's new characters were, of course, a hot topic, and On...   read
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As promised, Podtoid 118 happened last night. Aaron, Samit, Brad, Jim and I talked about things. Beyond that, I can guarantee nothing. We did talk about boobs for a minute, though.Anthony never writes much of anything for the...   read

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After the somewhat frightening disappointment felt by some after seeing the thing they're calling Pop'n Music on the Wii, this might be a ray of sunshine for rhythm game fans. According to a magazine scan spooted on Siliconer...   read
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Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware it may not jive the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our moms ...   read
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Of course it is. But as a sort-of-journalist, I know not to say that until it's been officially confirmed. Instead, I'm meant to tell you that Capcom has launched a mysterious new website, whose URL contains the words "n...   read

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Cave fans, give yourselves a round of applause. We told you a while back that Makoto Asada had said the region code for the company's upcoming Mushihime-sama Futari Ver. 1.5 for Xbox 360 had yet to be decided. Michael McWhert...   read

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Wouldn't it be awesome to have Team ICO's games on the PlayStation 3 like that thing they did with God of War: Collection? Of course it would. You know it, I know it, and according to a recent TGS interview with 1UP, Fumito U...   read

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Is the fabled Wii Classic Controller PRO on its way to the North American market? Koei seems to think so. As pointed out on Siliconera, the comany's fact sheet for Samurai Warriors 3 mentions it twice, saying that the game ta...   read

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Moar Frank West! Ever since he was confirmed for Tatsunoko Vs Capcom, I can't get enough of seeing this guy in action. Hopefully you can't either, because I'm about to show you some more regardless. Capcom's community manager...   read

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With all the Japanese games on display at this Japanese event happening in Japan, it's about time we got to look at a shmup. To that end, Taito has released some fresh screenshots for the upcoming remake of Raystorm on Xbox L...   read
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Yes, that's four downhill hairpins in a row you're looking at. Fresh from the Tokyo Game Show, this new trailer for Forza Motorsport 3 gives us a look at the game's Fujimi Kaido course, which makes its long-awaited return to ...   read

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  Watch Video The plan was proposed. Preparations were made. The operation was executed successfully. You've seen the teaser trailer, and now ... it is time. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: The 160 Chicken McNuggets of Adam Dork. W...   read

 

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