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NanaOn-Sha chief Masaya Matsuura created Vib Ribbon and PaRappa the Rapper, so we kind of have to listen when the man speaks his mind. It's, like, the law. Then again, even we find his opinion on the DS's future in Japan a little hard to swallow. When asked by Gamasutra how long he thought the DS an...

January 29th 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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PaRappa the Rapper developer NanaOn-Sha has announced it will be making a new music-centric game for Nintendo Wii due out in late 2008. It will be published by Majesco. The developer is also responsible for UmJammer Lammy and Vib-Ribbon (never released on the US), as well as the non-musical Tamagotc...

December 10th 2007 at 7:50pm 0 Comments
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We knew the folks behind one of the best and earliest rhythm-based video games around were thinking about working their magic with the Wii, but now word has hit the street that Majesco will be handling publishing duties for the new game, which is being made exclusively for the Wii. Sweet, right? Wel...

December 10th 2007 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Sony wanted fans to create a brand new PaRappa the Rapper character -- and they've finally selected a winner! Character designer Rodney Greenblatt will redraw the winning creation, the "Metragnome," and send it to Dominik K with a free copy of PaRappa the Rapper for PSP. Congrats to the winner, a...

September 28th 2007 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

People love PaRappa the Rapper. PBC-Productions has crafted an original puppet creation featuring Sony's musical mascot. This video features PaRappa and his friends telling a scary story ... Enjoy this weekend treat!

August 26th 2007 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Although PaRappa's return to PSP hasn't met the best reviews, the character remains one of gaming's most iconic. What inspired the design of music gaming's premiere mascot? Rodney Greenblat, famed artist and creator of the PaRappa character explains: "In the case of PaRappa they wanted a character t...

August 13th 2007 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Fresh from the release of musika, Masaya Matsuura was ready to talk a little bit about his most well-known creation, PaRappa the Rapper, hinting that a downloadable sequel on PSN is something he'd be interested in. And, he told 1UP, Sony has expressed interest too. Before you have your mom drive you...

August 9th 2007 at 9:01am 0 Comments
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Sony asked PaRappa fans to submit videos of their performances for a chance to win a trip to Penny Acade Expo. Well, it looks like one team rose above the rest. Adam S (and his daughter?) took home the gold with their cheap cake rap. It's cute, and sure to brighten up your Sunday morning. Check it...

August 5th 2007 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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We all have fond memories of PaRappa the Rapper when he first arrived on PlayStation 1 a decade ago. Now, our beloved rapping puppy is back on the PSP. However, nostalgia doesn't make a good game. Although PaRappa fathered the modern music game genre, it simply doesn't offer enough content or gamep...

July 30th 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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PaRappa <3 Threadless.The trendy t-shirt site is now running a contest where designers can create t-shirts inspired by Sony's classic music game. The Grand Prize winner will get $2,000 in cash and various PaRappa prizes.This Master Onion tee is just one example of what a Threadless regular has c...

July 24th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Unfortunately, we've distributed as many downloads of the soundtrack as we could. We didn't expect this to be such a huge success! Thanks for checking out PSP Fanboy and remember ... PaRappa the Rapper for PSP is now available in stores.

July 23rd 2007 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Did you enter the PaRappa the Rapper Chop Chop Master Onion's Rap Showdown? Hope so. Contestants performed their own renditions of their favorite PaRappa songs for a chance to win some pretty awesome PaRappa swag. In addition, the grand prize winner will get an all-expenses paid trip to the Penny A...

July 22nd 2007 at 6:00pm 0 Comments