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A great thing about older game discs is that many of them doubled as soundtrack CDs. Both the Sega Saturn and PC releases of Sonic R can be listened to in a CD player, such as my Sony Discman D-11 here. Sonic R's soundtrack in CD quality is fantastic.


 
 
 

So I picked up my late great uncle's hi-fi system. Turns out it's a full Magnavox EC8130 modular stereo system with some nice Boston HD7 bookshelf speakers (not pictured). Think I'll replace the turntable with my Sony one though.


 
 
 

I'm picking up my late great uncle's vintage hi-fi setup later today. I've wanted to build my own for a while now and being able to inherit my great uncle's is awesome since he meant so much to me. Not sure what all's included so I'm excited to find out!

 
 
 

Picked up another set of cassettes for $2 each. Had to pick up some 80s Prince this time around. Get a load of that Lovesexy album cover. Whoo, baby. Also that copy of Steely Dan's Aja is from the Philippines. 🇵🇭


 
 
 

Picked up a great haul of cassettes for $2 each from my local record store. Gonna sound great on my Sony F1 Walkman. Also bought records of Chicago V, Chicago 17, and Yes - Close to the Edge.


 
 
 

The "buckling rubber sleeve" switches on the IBM L40SX (the laptop) feel fantastic. IBM later produced the same keyboard for desktops as the IBM M4 (the keyboard next to the laptop). Shame they don't make these anymore. Feels so much nicer than membrane.


 
 
 

Tried my hand at fixing another cassette player and succeeded! Say hello to the Toshiba KT-S3 from 1983. Love the full cassette window on this one. What better way to break it in than with Prince's 1989 Batman album? Now that's old school cool.


 
 
 

Did anyone else see that Dinosaur Planet just got leaked? Seems to be the latest build before it was transferred to Gamecube, as it still has Starfox elements. Thought they didn't add them until after it was brought to Gamecube. Can't wait to play it.


 
 
 

Managed to get this guy up and running again. Couldn't get the belt tensioner back in, but there's no need to worry about wearing out the belt when the replacement I put in is 3 times thicker. Sounds pretty fantastic. The sound is powerful as hell too.


 
 
 

Some more great Japanese imports arrived. Hi-Fi Set - The Diary, Stardust Revue - Thank You, and EPO - Vitamin E.P.O.. Can't wait to give these a listen. All fantastic albums if you love citypop. Got a big discount by getting E.P.O without the jacket.


 
 
 

Rate my Gamecube collection from Not So Good to Jammin'.


 
 
 

Pulling this guy off the shelf and giving it another go. Started it years ago and didn't really know what I was doing the first time around. Gonna finish it this time. Kinda hope I'm stupid and this gets a Switch Definitive Edition announced soon.


 
 
 

Lookie what I got for $10! :D


 
 
 

Wrestling Empire released for Nintendo Switch today. If you love wrestling games like I do you gotta try it out. Best of all it has a free demo. Finally a portable wrestling game on Switch (let's pretend WWE 2K18 never happened, okay?)


 
 
 

I'd never heard of New Order before fishing my dad's old records out of the closet so I know I'm late to the party, but Brotherhood is stellar. I listened to both sides from start to finish and loved it. Also have B.L.T. and The Perfect Kiss 12" singles.


 
 
 

Some Japanese albums finally arrived from a friend in Yokohama. Love Haruko Kuwana and Junko Ohashi, so I'm pretty stoked about that. The Mariya Takeuchi compilation album is great too. These guys are gonna be doing a lot of spinning in the future!


 
 
 

My Christmas haul was a new turntable and some Sony XM3s. Listening to Yes with the slimes. Hope you all have a great Christmas too!


 
 
 

My Christmas present from my older brother: Uttachi, an obscure Japan only Pop'n Music spinoff title for DS. I'm about to waste a lot of time mastering a 10 year old rhytmn game.


 
 
 

Didn't play my Switch nearly as much as last year, but I definitely played quite a bit. More of my stats in the comments.


 
 
 

My older brother got one of those Astro City Mini things. It's actually really cool and surprisingly well built. Also why hasn't Golden Ax: Revenge of Death Adder been re-released before? I played it in arcades as a kid and it's still amazing.


 
 
 

Weird how not one review has bothered to point out that Cyberpunk 2077 is basically just a new Deus Ex. Similar themes, gameplay, characters, etc. Just as many bugs and glitches too. The sooner people realize this, the happier they will be.

 
 
 

Never thought I'd be this hyped for a port of a 2010 DS game, but here we are. Can't wait for this to unlock later today. I've been waiting years for the right time to play this and finally the time has come. Time for some Fushigi no Dungeon!


 
 
 

Found my mother's old Walkman F45. Despite being in a dank basement for decades it works perfectly. Listening to Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits on cassette will always be a thing of beauty.


 
 
 

When you find an old IBM laptop, there's only one thing to do! Make Fallout references!


 
 
 

Stuffed an entire textbook's worth of Japanese back into my brain over the course of one week and my brain feels burnt. Think we're gonna take a night off and watch some UFC 253. Hope everyone else has a great Saturday night!


 
 


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, but 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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