Decked out in black stretch pants, sneakers and not much else, Egashira 2:50 is one of Japan's most loathed comedians. "Creepy" and "annoying" are the words that usually describe him, but last month, the word that summed up Egashira the best is "heroic".
Don't be surprised if a new Sly Cooper collection, a new Patapon and a not-so-new Twisted Metal game are announced for the PlayStation 3 in the coming weeks. A retail source points to all three titles coming soon.
These two clips are commercials for Dent Oi, a brand of Norwegian mints. Mint fans will love the house-crushing taste on display, but it may be of even more interest to fans of PSP strategy series Patapon.
Doesn't rhyme, and kinda throws of the beat, but whatever. Tell me you wouldn't chant the same thing if you opened your lunch bow and saw this staring back at you.
Unless you find their particular brand of chirpy percussion grating, the Patapon are a lovable bunch. Lovable enough to dress up as, perhaps? Sure, why not.
In an effort to turn every single Sony property into Sackboy form—hurry up, Blasto Sackboy!—the company has turned the LittleBigPlanet transmogrifier on the PSP tactical rhythm game Patapon. Cross-promotion is just a happy by-product.
Masatomo Ueda likes Patapon. A lot more than you or I like Patapon. He likes it so much he's not only got himself a Patapon tattoo, but made himself Patapon prey in the process.
There's a wonderful interview at Gamasutra with Hiroyuki Kotani, creator of Patapon — a game that I still adore, having snuck in quite a lot of time with it on my PSP.
Still waiting on those LocoRoco plushies, Sony. But hey, in the meantime, these will just have to do. By Medicom, these Patapon plushies will be out soon, and will set you back around $40.
People liked Patapon so much that Sony Computer Entertainment Japan went and decided to put out another. That's right, this winter Japan will see Patapon 2. While the previous title was single player, the sequel will feature four player multi-player mode as well as new characters. PON-PON-PATA-PON!