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Just got to play the Kickstarter backer exclusive alpha demo for Prodeus. Woah. Probably the best Doom inspired shooter I've played in years. Looks great, sounds great and it's pure chaos to play. Seriously can't wait for the full game to release.


 
 

It was pretty cool to see that my latest blog post here about productivity apps on Nintendo Switch was seen by both the creators of FUZE4 and the upcoming Colors Live. That really motivates me. Might have to consider writing more often.


 
 
 

It's officially been 8 years since I first started an account on Dtoid and oh what a glorious 8 years it has been. Proud to be part of a fun gaming community that's only getting better. Here's to 8 more years and beyond!


 
 

Bought Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord yesterday, but it was too slow and janky for me so I had to refund it. There shouldn't be a 30 second load screen between every screen transition when load times in the original are instantaneous. I'll check back later.


 
 

One of my best friends made $200 selling an unusual hat in TF2, so he bought me Receiver II out of no where. I'd been wanting it since it launched last month. It's just as fun as I was hoping. I have the best friends.


 
 

Double dipped on Pathologic 2 and got it for PS4. Runs horribly, but damn do I love it anyway. Every time I think the game can't get stranger or more intriguing it proves me wrong. I simultaneously want to save everyone in the town and burn it down.


 
 

The 12" figure in the Dark Souls 2 Collector's Edition is still one of the better special edition goodies I've ever gotten. Looks damn good on the new bookshelf.


 
 

Streets of Rage 4 is near perfect and the latest best example of the classic arcade style beat'em up done right. Still too bad one of the best River City/Kunio-kun style beat'em ups, Scott Pilgrim, remains unavailable on digital storefronts.


 
 

Looks like there was another big Gen 2 Pokemon leak dumped on 4chan. This one appears to be Gen 2 source code and multiple undiscovered builds between the Space World '97 demo and the finished versions. The files are still being sifted through though.


 
 

Taking a break from Cerebus and switching to Jodorowsky and Moebius' sci-fi masterpiece The Incal. I don't know that many people personally who have read it, but it's essential reading for any true fan of sci-fi and/or graphic novels in my opinion.


 
 

On to Cerebus Book 3 of 16: Church & State Vol. 1. To be honest I didn't really grasp the religious satire Sim was going for the first time around, so I'm hoping to get a better sense of it on this read through.


 
 

Getting back into reading again and slowly going back through my Cerebus phonebook collection. I had forgotten just how sharp the satire of bought-and-paid-for-democracy and aristocracy is in High Society. My 1987 edition is starting to show its age.


 
 

Ya boi couldn't help himself. Had to get Etrian Odyssey Nexus and Untold 2 on sale. Between those and my copy of Etrian Mystery Dungeon I forgot I had I'm gonna be set on Etrian Odyssey until the (hopefully) eventual first Switch entry.


 
 

I got my Mayflash F500 V2. Worked perfectly out of the box. Then I went to update the firmware so I could use it on my NeoGeo Mini and it kept getting errors. Now it just won't work on anything. I'll probably send it back for a refund. Them's the breaks.

 
 

I've been having loads of fun playing Fighters Megamix on my Sega Saturn recently. It's a shame it's never been ported or remastered. Also the Saturn Racing Wheel is lots of fun. I need to grab a Saturn Virtua Stick at some point.


 
 

Thinking about getting a used Mayflash F500 for $60. Gift card will cover $50 of it. Mostly looking to play more casual Virtua Fighter 5 and maybe play my Atari Classics Collection with an authentic joystick. Can anyone vouch for its performance?


 
 

I'm psyched for Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. The DS original is a big favorite of mine. You ever wish one of those shovelware "50 Classic Games!!!!" collections you see all the time was actually fun and polished? That's Clubhouse Games.


 
 

I see...a terrible fate that awaits you!


 
 

A reminder that there will never be a more relevant time than now to play Pathologic 2, a game about preparing for and surviving a plague in a small eastern European village. It's now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One (including Game Pass).


 
 

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX is reviewing pretty poorly with most publications. Just a reminder that the gaming press hasn't and never will review a Mystery Dungeon game well. They just don't understand the appeal and have no interest in trying.


 
 

He really do be vibin' tho


 
 

Can't wait to dig into Katana Kami...what? Megaman Zero/ZX Legacy Collection out on the 25th? Well I gotta preorder...Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2 weeks later? I mean Pokemon is a required...Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing 2 weeks after that? Well you know-


 
 

Just as I expected some critics are just not getting Katana Kami. The combat is solid, the music is gorgeous, and the gameplay loop is addicting. But like any Way of the Samurai or Shiren the Wanderer game, if you don't get it, you just don't get it.


 
 

I wrote a piece of Valentine's Day fiction for my first blog post in roughly 1 year. Give it a read if you feel like it. I just figured I should try writing something for fun again. Thesis writing can make you dislike writing. This helps counteract that.


 
 

Playing some Way of the Samurai 3 today. This Valentine's Day we all deserve a conniving, manipulative seductress that pushes us to be our best selves and commit murderous atrocities to secure a better future for our progeny.


 
 

Woah. Spike-Chunsoft just announced Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story is coming west the same day as Japan for Switch, PS4 and PC. Way of the Samurai is one of my favorite series ever. Spin-off or not, for $30 you can consider it already bought.


 
 

Pro Tip: You can never have too many Dunsparce.


 
 

I've been having stupid amounts of fun with Shenmue III. It's a shame it didn't click with a lot of reviewers. The conversations between Shenhua and Ryo in her house are so hilariously passive-aggressive I couldn't stop laughing.


 
 

Nothing warmed my heart today more than seeing my 7 year old nephew having a blast playing Sonic the Hedgehog on my old Sega Game Gear. I couldn't tear him away from it. Just goes to show the classics really are timeless.


 
 

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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