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I finally put up another blog post! With all this thesis writing going on, I had forgotten how much I enjoy just writing for fun. I guess it's the content and context that determine the enjoyment, not writing itself.

 
 
 
 
 

80s Japanese city pop is one of my all time favorite genres of music and I think everyone should at least try listening to some.



 
 
 

Currently I'm juggling Yakuza 0, Nier: Automata, Titanfall 2, and soon I'll add Metroid: Samus Returns on Tuesday. Too many great games came out this year and I'm still playing catch-up. But they are also making my study/thesis writing breaks amazing.

 
 
 

So my older brother bought the Samus Returns Amiibo 2-Pack and somehow roped me into paying for half the price of buying the game. But the trade-off is I get to play it first. Guess I'm heading to Planet SR388 on Tuesday.

 
 
 

I anyone thinks they're going to get their hands on a Super Mario Odyssey Switch Bundle anytime between October 27th and 2020, I've got a bridge to sell ya.

 
 
 

One half of me says, "Buy Titanfall 2 for PS4 for $12 tonight so you can download it to play tomorrow," and the other half says, "Wait until after the Nintendo Direct tomorrow so you know if there's something to save up for." I hate my logical side.

 
 
 

Neo Yokio could be complete trash and I would still watch it just out of curiosity. Even if it turns out to be a trainwreck, it'll at least be interesting. Hope it's good. (But if I made it through Charlotte I can make it through any anime)

 
 
 

The comments section of Pete's GameFreak article was a nice reminder that the great Nintendo-Rare debate is still alive and well even in 2017.

 
 
 

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?

 
 


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

Name's D-Volt. Destructoid member since 2012, gamer since as long as I can remember.

I have a pretty eclectic taste in video games, there being games I love from all different genres. I'm a video game Renaissance Man, if you will.

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 love finding the good elements in an otherwise awful game.

I also have a great passion for video game music. One of my hobbies is making mashups, often between anime and video game songs, and posting them to my SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/d-volt-88

My blogs are pretty everywhere. Sometimes I write stuff as normal as can be, other times I like to get experimental, almost always my posts are infrequent. It's a reflection of my personality.

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!
 
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