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I was biking to the train station and low and behold, this happens. It's gonna be that kind of Monday.


 
 
 

Anyone on Team Cake who wants to friend up and win for best girl Pearl?

 
 
 

If anyone's interested in that recently announced Pikachu McFlurry, I've reviewed it on my blog. You know, there's always something extremely satisfying about finishing a blog post. Welp, back to practicing combos in Garou for me!

 
 
 

D-Volt Reviews: Pikachu Choco-Banana McFlurry

Just recently McDonald's Japan revealed that a new Pokemon McFlurry would to be released in celebration of the 20th Pokemon movie, Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!. At the time several potential flavors were revealed: Pikachu Choc...

 
 
 
 

D-Volt Reviews: Vaccine

Within the last decade the video game community has been witness to the rise of what can be comfortable referred to as "nostalgia gaming" (or retro gaming if you so choose). Many a gamer spent countless nights as a kid staring at CRT T...

 
 
 
 

The July My Nintendo discounts are definitely the best so far. The 30% off Art Academy Home Studio is the only price drop that excellent game has ever seen. Also, 20% off Pocket Card Jockey (bringing it to $5) makes it an instant must-buy.

 
 
 

I just realized GoNNER on Switch is essentially a horizontal Downwell, complete with an interesting art style, red enemies, trigger happy gameplay and an emphasis on quick pick-up-and-play game sessions. Basically, it's really, really worth the $10.

 
 
 

It looks like, as I predicted weeks ago in an earlier comment, Nintendo is still the member of the Big 3 to watch. Microsoft was good and Sony was mediocre imo. Nintendo has more than a chance to "win" E3 this year. I'll be waiting with anticipation.

 
 
 

Welp, after my last Testpunch session (I'm not staying up until 3 a.m. here in Japan for the last one) I can safely say Mechanica is easily my favorite. Unless Kid Cobra or Byte & Barq take that spot in the full game, but I doubt it. Air superiority ftw!

 
 
 

When I play 1v1v1 matches in ARMS I always imagine the opponents have a high battle IQ I can exploit through strategy. Most of the time though they just seem to target whoever's closest and spam jump grabs. *sigh* Maybe they'll be smarter next weekend.

 
 
 

Got to spend more time with Master Mummy and boy was it fun. There's no feeling quite like getting into a 4 player free-for-all, eliminating one player, guarding to get back all your health while the other two fight and then jumping in for the kill.

 
 
 

After that first ARMS Testpunch (in Japan no less) I have to say my favorites so far are Ribbon Girl and Mechanica. Air superiority for the win!

 
 
 

A Frankenstein mix between Controller Companion and x360ce has allowed me to use my two Joycon controllers as essentially one Xbox 360 controller compatible with virtually any game on my PC. Gonna have some fun with this.

 
 
 

Oi, when's that review for Tumbleseed going up? I'm in Japan so the game comes out at 1 AM tomorrow for me. I wanna know if it's worth ruining the beginning of my Golden Week sleep schedule for! (Gonna buy it anyways, but still!)

 
 
 

Been making a lot more mashups lately in-between my Japanese study sessions. If anyone's curious, you can visit my Soundcloud page at www.soundcloud.com/d-volt-88 and let me know what you think. Any recommendations of video game music to mash are welcome.

 
 
 

I'm streaming WrestleMania from Tokyo, Japan. This is real life? Have I reached the pinnicle of my existence?

 
 
 

Just started playing VOEZ on the Switch and it's great. I hope this means more rhythm games will be coming to the Switch in the future. You don't know how badly I'd flip if I heard DJ MAX Respect was also coming to Switch in July alongside PS4.

 
 
 

The Switch kind of feels like the legacy bearer of the Vita and Wii U, two failed systems with some excellent traits. The gorgeous touch screen from Vita, the console power from Wii U, the strong first party support from Nintendo, etc. I'm in love.

 
 
 

Figured out how to browse Destructoid and watch anime off KissAnime through my Nintendo Switch. It's poorly optimized and I have to go through Google Translate to do it, but it's still neat and the screen is perfect for video streaming.

 
 
 

Continuing with uploading all my Soundcloud mashups to Youtube, here's another mashup I did in honor of Nobunaga's Ambition! Yoko Kanno, please forgive me. (NSFW)



 
 
 

I made a mashup in honor of Super Bomberman R coming out in a few days. Let me know what you all think!



 
 
 

Resident Evil 7 really does follow the philosophies of the first games. The realistic graphics are an evolution of the pre-rendered backgrounds of old, and the game manages to scare you while still giving the characters campy personalities. Good stuff.

 
 
 

I caved. I caved hard, man. Pre-ordered the gray Nintendo Switch and LoZ: BotW Special Edition. I had the money saved for this anyways, but I tried to be "shrewd" and for once not buy a Nintendo system Day 1. There's always next time. :')

 
 
 

Can't wait to watch AGDQ 2017! I'm in Japan now, which means I'll mostly be watching the graveyard shift runs this year. It'll certainly make things interesting. I recommend everyone to come check it out at some point. AND DONATE! It's for a great cause!

 
 
 
 


About D-Voltone of us since 10:51 PM on 06.28.2012

Name's D-Volt. I've been a member of Destructoid for a while now and have recently decided to hone my writing skills a bit by blogging more.

I have a pretty eclectic taste in video games, so there are games I love from all different genres. I think it's important for me to be open to all different types of games if I'm going to be writing about them for people.

One of my favorite pastimes has been purchasing a lot of terrible games during clearance sales at local gaming stores and playing through as many of them as possible. I believe in every bad game lies good elements that could be salvaged to create a better game in the future.

I also have a great passion for video game music and listen to it often while going about my day. I make mashups, often between anime and video game songs and post them to my SoundCloud regularly.

If there's anything more you need to know about me, have criticisms about my blog, or just want to say hi, feel free to message me.

I hope you enjoy my work and if you do, leave a comment for me in the article. I read'em all, trust me.

Happy Gaming!