Everybody has a bad day. Maybe work was stressful. Maybe you didn't score well on a test. Maybe your didn't get a good night's sleep. Maybe you're faced with too many problems and don't know what to do. Whatever the case for your blues, I know there is always one thing that can pull me out of it: Katamari.
Rap nerds and video game nerds have a lot in common. So whenever the two overlap thanks to the magic of the internet, things get pretty weird pretty quickly.
Surreal stages, events, or gameplay that somehow just don't fit have always been present, and even expected. Their crazy graphics, weird aesthetics and ideas make sure that we have absolutely no idea what's going on. But they have their charm, they are funny, or they're simply part of the experience—and so we love…
I really like weird games. Cubivore. Katamari Damacy. Gitaroo Man. As a gamer, some of my favorite experiences are the weirdest ones out there. When I go to the store or preorder games, I preferentially choose the weird ones; the runts of the litter, the ones that people don't play that often.
I'm not sure if this is a case of Portal making Katamari Damacy cuter, or Katamari Damacy making Portal cuter. Either way, this mesh of two awesome video games is confusingly amazing. Expand the image for the full effect.
It's funny to think that the genre of a video game could change based on point of view. From the Prince's point-of-view in Katamari, everything is peachy, he's got a job to do, and everything in his path is nothing more than sweet, sweet points.
Moments of grace are few and far between at a hectic conference like PAX East, but this photo of the Prince from Katamari Damacy surveying the queue-room is about as graceful as they come.
Katamari Damacy is just a working title but, frankly, it's as good as any for the version of the game soon to arrive on PlayStation Vita. Namco Bandai announced today that the venerable roll-em-up will get a Vita release on an unspecified date, and will take advantage of the new handheld's touch-pad controls.
Are you browsing this page on Google Chrome right now? Well, you're going to want to. Some saint of a coder has developed an utterly delightful hack that rolls up all of a Web page's text and pictures, Katamari-style.
Namco's Katamari Damacy is an iconic title. People instantly recognize it. This makes Katamari perfect fodder for an art show. Yes, an art show.
30 Dor 016 is a star 90 times the size of our sun, ejected from its home, moving through space at a speed of 250,000 miles per hour. Anyone lose the plot to an epic science fiction video game?
Aidra and Ernest loved each other very, very much. So much that they got married. But it wasn't just any old wedding! It was one the King of the Cosmos would see fit to berate from on high.
It may be called "I Love Katamari," but it's not a knock-off. Straight from Namco Bandai, you can start rolling it up with your iPhone (or iPod Touch's) accelerometer for $7.99.