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    thefavoriteplay reacted to Rip in Video Game OSTs v2.0   
    Shenmue II: https://data-discs.com/products/shenmue2?variant=32733072425045
     
    Box for both Shenmue releases: https://data-discs.com/products/shenmue-slipcase
     
    Resident Evil 5 (standard black also available): https://www.lacedrecords.com/products/resident-evil-5-limited-edition-deluxe-triple-vinyl
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to agua in Is Dead Format coming back?   
    Deadformat going was one of the big reason I slowed down collecting. I thought that site was much more manageable
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    thefavoriteplay got a reaction from chiefwahoo in Motion City Soundtrack "Alternative Versions" - (Don't Call It A Comeback) Tour 7"   
    Motion City Soundtrack have put up copies of their latest tour-only 7" that was a VIP Bundle exclusive from their "Don't Call It A Comeback" Tour. 
     
    The 7" is $20 but has a steep $8 shipping cost, so with tax it is nearly a $30 7".  But proceeds are going for a good cause - Save Our Stages. 
     
    https://www.niicethings.co/motioncitysoundtrack/motion-city-soundtrack-7
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    thefavoriteplay got a reaction from verb1999 in Motion City Soundtrack "Alternative Versions" - (Don't Call It A Comeback) Tour 7"   
    Motion City Soundtrack have put up copies of their latest tour-only 7" that was a VIP Bundle exclusive from their "Don't Call It A Comeback" Tour. 
     
    The 7" is $20 but has a steep $8 shipping cost, so with tax it is nearly a $30 7".  But proceeds are going for a good cause - Save Our Stages. 
     
    https://www.niicethings.co/motioncitysoundtrack/motion-city-soundtrack-7
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    thefavoriteplay got a reaction from beardacus in Video Game OSTs v2.0   
    I don't understand this release set. Is this just a repressing of the past Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 OST's from Brave Wave? I see Limited Run is partnering with Brave Wave so it must be so. I already have the colored versions of the first press though. I genuinely love these games (the Dreamcast ones). 
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to dnl in Blaqk Audio "Beneath The Black Palms" - New Album   
    The pink is standard so you'll be able to get it another retailer
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    thefavoriteplay got a reaction from dnl in Blaqk Audio "Beneath The Black Palms" - New Album   
    Early this morning Blaqk Audio released the first 5 tracks - the "Side A" - of their new album Beneath The Black Palms. 
    Tracklist:
    Side A:
    1. Consort
    2. Zipper Don't Work
    3. 1948
    4. A Distant Light
    5. Hiss
    Side B:
    6. Burnt Babies Fear the Fire
    7. Fish Bite
    8. Bird Sister
    9. I'm Comin' Over
    10. Tired Eyes
    11. It's Not Going Well
     
    Today they put up a pre-order for the full length. 
    There appears to be 2 variants both /250 tri-color & pink, but the pink is locked behind an expensive bundle. The (signed) pink is available separately but it still is expensive @ $50
    --$25
     
    https://blaqkaudio.warnermusic.com/
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    thefavoriteplay got a reaction from Gilderoy in Blaqk Audio "Beneath The Black Palms" - New Album   
    Early this morning Blaqk Audio released the first 5 tracks - the "Side A" - of their new album Beneath The Black Palms. 
    Tracklist:
    Side A:
    1. Consort
    2. Zipper Don't Work
    3. 1948
    4. A Distant Light
    5. Hiss
    Side B:
    6. Burnt Babies Fear the Fire
    7. Fish Bite
    8. Bird Sister
    9. I'm Comin' Over
    10. Tired Eyes
    11. It's Not Going Well
     
    Today they put up a pre-order for the full length. 
    There appears to be 2 variants both /250 tri-color & pink, but the pink is locked behind an expensive bundle. The (signed) pink is available separately but it still is expensive @ $50
    --$25
     
    https://blaqkaudio.warnermusic.com/
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    thefavoriteplay got a reaction from mmhmm in SMLXL vinyl thread for Relient k   
    Got my MMHMM the other day and it is a good looking set. I'm happy with the variant. 
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    thefavoriteplay got a reaction from No This Is Patrick in Official OST and Film Score Thread   
    I think with Birds of Prey, WB expects sales from the Suicide Squad/Harley Quinn fan base. 
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to No This Is Patrick in Official OST and Film Score Thread   
    I wonder why they haven't pressed the scores for their last few DCEU movies. Aquaman, for example, was very unique (imo) and the CD version sold very well I believe.
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to Shelby American in What video games have you been playing?   
    Trying to keep this spoiler free, but I was glad what happened in the end happened. At that point I thought Ellie was ridiculous for continuing after everything that went down and seeing how Abby completely mirrored Joel (who was a complete garbage person before meeting Ellie and finding his kinder side for seemingly no reason... same as Abby with Lev). 
     
    I fucking hated having to play as Abby for the first hour or two but she grew on me once I noticed how Joel-like she was. I just feel like Naughty Dog went too far with her muscles for a lot of people to stop and empathize with her as much as a child or a good looking woman. The internet got mad she was trans before release too which is kind of hilarious because she's just BUILT.
     
     
    My main beef is that aiming the bow is hard for no reason now. Lobbing an arrow across the map through someone's neck in the first game was so satisfying but nearly impossible in part 2.
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to Sad Heart in What video games have you been playing?   
    IGNORE IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED THE GAME.
     
    Got platinum for TLoU2. I have mixed feelings on it. A handful of complaints. I'd say 8 - 8.5/10 after replaying it (my opinions are still shifting / evolving), and giving a couple days to digest the ending. There's been a lot of hate for the game, a lot of it undeserved, a fair amount deserved. Well, let me take that back, I say the hate isn't deserving, but there are definitely parts that I didn't like and were disappointed by. Some things I *almost* hate, but more so just question parts that seem out of place. The main problem for me was pacing, and just not giving two shits about Abby. I think they could have done that better, even if they kept the ending that I wasn't a fan of. And I'm fine with not getting the ending *I* wanted, I just wanted it to make more sense, and feel more accurate. 
     
    Problems, but none of which were that major: *spoilers*
    - Joel wouldn't give his real name to a bunch of strangers, invite them back to his camp right off the bat, and leave himself open in a room full of them. Maybe he has gotten old, and let his guard down, he's tired, etc. but come on. I mean, sure, they needed that to happen to set up the whole plot of the game, but I still am slightly annoyed by it, but not as much as other parts. [I just watched] Neil says that Joel has changed over the last 4 years, he feels safe. He said that Joel didn't see Abby as a threat, because he just saved her, along with Abby being Ellie's age.. And he was more so sizing up the rest of them, and was more focused on killing "hunters" and that Abby's group was more so just a group of people. He wanted to bring them back to Jackson and see what's what. But all it took was one moment of that to fail. (I get that, and it's not a huge negative to me. It just felt off.)
    - Abby doesn't have a personality. (Neil and others explain it in the podcast, and I get where they're coming from but it just didn't work for me). I didn't connect with her whatsoever. And you play through as her for 10 hours? Let's even take the fact that she kills Joel, she's just so boring. I don't care about her. And the whole point is to go find Owen, who I also don' give two fucks about. Every character on that side is bland, and I'm not invested in any of them, because why should I be. So Joel killed her dad, and? I know what that meant. I know what Joel did. Joel ultimately is the bad guy in Part I, but we still love Joel. Even if we are forced to play as Abby, did it need to be that long, I mean my god. You play for like 12 hours as Ellie and it's building and building, and then 'ok now play it all through the side of Abby'. I get what they were doing, two sides of story, but sorry, I don't care. It didn't bother me as much playing through again and letting it digest, but I just didn't care. Switch Abby out with anyone new and I would feel the same. I don't care about someone else's view, because I have been invested in Joel and Ellie for 7 years. That's what ND made us feel. She also has no remorse, at no time does she reflect on anything, she tortured Joel and doesn't give a fuck. Her helping strangers was just a front. She is a just a  fucking robot, and is evil. Joel might have fucked the world, but he did it as a "Dad". Abby just wants to kill. There's no connection, because she has no connection, except to killing and quarters. Ellie = human. Abby = robot. 
    - I know that revenge is ultimately pointless, and that's an underlying theme, but to go through all of that, everything, and you let Abby go? You give up so much and then just let her go? She killed Joel. She killed your friends. She was about to kill your pregnant girlfriend and only stopped cause her new friend was there judging her. She tried to kill Tommy. She is the one who set out for revenge in the first place. Yet you let her live. All of that and you let her live. You give up your new life, your partner, her kid, your home, and you risk the thing you've feared the most in life: being alone. Not only that, but now she can't play guitar which is the one thing that she had left that connected her to Joel. I get it where "revenge is pointless", but man, if you would have killed Abby at the end and had a feeling of "ok she's dead, but I gave up everything for it" would have been equally if not more heartbreaking, cause you get the satisfaction of killing her, but you lost everything for it, and your worst fear came true. Worth it? That would have made me rethink it all, reconsider my feelings on the ending, etc. 
    - Also what the fuck was up with Tommy? (Across the series) Don't go. Go. Don't go. Go even though now I can't. We're pretty much following behind him the whole game, when I would have preferred to team up with him, or at least team up at some point, and not feel like I'm just killing his leftovers and the people coming after him. That just didn't track with me, but wasn't a huge issue. I know he lost a lot, but what if he didn't come back to tell Ellie about finding Abby...
    - Didn't really appreciate Dina leaving after all of that. We went to kill Abby that whole time, which she was cool with, while pregnant, and she leaves you now cause you go after her? I mean come on, after all of that, after all they'd been through, she leaves? You don't exactly have tons of options in the infected world after all, Dina. But fine, you have settled down, have a kid, time, perspective, etc. but still. Ugh. I get it though, revenge, not worth it, yada yada, taking Ellie reaching her lowest to finally get it. (Apparently at one point the draft was that Ellie puts one of JJ's toys in her pocket and that walks off as if to maybe go back to Jackson? But Neil said that answered too much, and doesn't know himself what is going to happen. It's open to interpretation.) But again, they're both young, 19, not sure how long the life expectancy is these days, but still, rough. 
    - Pacing. Pacing. Pacing. Also, there were 10 hours of cut scenes. Some of which could have been trimmed down. 
     
    Other annoyances:
    - They said we wouldn't be playing as another character - why lie.
    - Trophy Hunting: 2/10 for difficulty - glad they got rid of difficulty and multiplayer trophies, but could have had more "achievements".
    - Multiplayer shipping separately. 
     
    Really, I won't complain about not getting the ending I wanted, but I feel like a few changes to character choices could have made the story work a lot better. I'm trying to not let the ending weigh too much overall on the score, but it's hard when it's a story driven game.
     
    Gameplay: 9/10 - only thing I'd change is not button mash to get out of things. God damn that is some intense and satisfying gameplay.
    Graphics: 10/10 - easily the best looking game on the console.
    Sound: 10/10 - holy shit, the detail. I really enjoyed playing with headphones.
    Accessibility: 10/10 - so many options, just wow. 
    Voice: 9/10
    Story: 5/10 - ugh.
     
    Really, the story (more so the ending) is what made this game a lower score for me. If the pacing and ending were different I could have been 9/10 or maybe even 10/10. I loved it, because of my love for the series, but I doubt I'll end up ever going back to it, which makes me sad. After watching that podcast I kinda want to replay it, I just need to have a little break first. Maybe I'll replay the first one for the 10th time (or whatever number I'm up to). 
     
    Currently waiting for my buddy to finish it, who actually got me into the game when it came out (he was my roommate). I bought him a copy cause I was so excited for us to play together and chat about it, and he is just on Ellie Seattle Day 3, so I'm over here like "hurry up so we can talk"! I have a lot of pent up feelings and I'm really curious what he is going to think of the game as a whole when he finishes it.
     
    I suggest giving this a watch. It really helped me understand and help lessen some of the problems I had with the game.
     
    Games to fill my time til Ghost:
    - Control DLC - finally grabbed it cause it's on sale. Loved the base game. Have to wait for Part 2. 
    - Fry Cry 3 - another sale, we'll see if I get to it. 
    - Persona 5 - don't know if I'll end up touching this. I'm still on the fence. 
    - Uncharted 4 - playing TLoU2 made me download this again. I thought it was ok the first time. Wanna see if my opinion changes the 2nd go after a few years.
     
    Waiting for:
    -Nioh 2 DLC - really loved Nioh 2. Better than the original. 
    - Ghost of Tsushima - pretty much just killing time til this comes out. Thought TLoU2 would be taking up more of my time than a week...
    - Skater XL - hopefully it's better than Sessions.
    - Tony Hawk 1+2 - can't fucking wait. 
    - Cyberpunk - hopefully worth the wait.
    - PS5
     
    (I'll probably end of editing this here and there, because there was no draft. I'm still a bit annoyed by it, and I can't vent to my girlfriend cause she doesn't get it. Haha.)
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to necroking in Video Game OSTs v2.0   
    Cant wait. 
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    thefavoriteplay got a reaction from patreeeek in The Mondo Records Thread - You think limited? Will sell fast?   
    RIP Adam Schlesinger
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    thefavoriteplay got a reaction from tonyfranciosa in The Mondo Records Thread - You think limited? Will sell fast?   
    RIP Adam Schlesinger
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to craigeduk in PO - The Streets - None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Alive (10th July)   
    Signed Gold Vinyl, CD  & Cassette 
      https://shop.thestreetsmusic.co.uk/*/Music/None-Of-Us-Are-Getting-Out-Of-This-Life-Alive-Signed-Bundle/6G5B0SI4000
     
    Signed Gold Vinyl & Cassette 
    https://shop.thestreetsmusic.co.uk/*/*/None-Of-Us-Are-Getting-Out-Of-This-Life-Alive-Signed-Gold-LP-Cassette/6GD40000000
     
    Gold Vinyl
    https://shop.thestreetsmusic.co.uk/*/Music/None-Of-Us-Are-Getting-Out-Of-This-Life-Alive-Exclusive-Gold-LP/6G580SI4000
     
    Black Vinyl
    https://shop.thestreetsmusic.co.uk/*/Music/None-Of-Us-Are-Getting-Out-Of-This-Life-Alive-Standard-LP/6G570SI4000
     
    Indies only Blue Vinyl
    https://www.banquetrecords.com/the-streets/none-of-us-are-getting-out-this-life-alive/0888557
     
    1. CALL MY PHONE THINKING I’M DOING NOTHING BETTER (FT. TAME IMPALA)
    2. NONE OF US ARE GETTING OUT OF THIS LIFE ALIVE (FT. IDLES)
    3. I WISH YOU LOVED YOU AS MUCH AS YOU LOVE HIM (FT. DONAE’O & GREENTEA PENG)
    4. YOU CAN’T AFFORD ME (FT. MS BANKS)
    5. I KNOW SOMETHING YOU DID (FT. ELIZA & JESSE JAMES SOLOMON)
    6. ESKIMO ICE (FT. KASIEN)
    7. PHONE IS ALWAYS IN MY HAND (FT. DAPZ ON THE MAP)
    8. THE POISON I TAKE HOPING YOU WILL SUFFER (FT. OSCAR #WORLDPEACE)
    9. SAME DIRECTION (FT. JIMOTHY LACOSTE)
    10. FALLING DOWN (FT. HAK BAKER)
    11. CONSPIRACY THEORY FREESTYLE (FT. ROB HARVEY)
    12. TAKE ME AS I AM (WITH CHRIS LORENZO)
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    thefavoriteplay got a reaction from beardacus in PO - Eve 6 - "The Fly Record Live"   
    I think this would be a pretty good show. I actually really like Alien Ant Farm and they put on a great show, if you can get past the goofy name they have great music. 
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to Shitty Rambo in Anyone know the best cheap cassette converter to digital?   
    Bare in mind it also depends on what software the customer is using to record/edit the audio. Most of these just use XLR to USB so there's not a whole lot to them. My deck has one built into it, it works decently.
     
    If you only have 5 tapes you could always buy one from Amazon, rip your tapes in a day, then return it lol
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to Plarocks in The Subways - Young For Eternity & All Or Nothing - Reissues   
    THANK YOU for this.
     
    I wanted to pull the trigger for the original Young For Eternity 10-inch for years, but still think $100 is too much for one album.
     
    So glad I waited! 😃
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    thefavoriteplay got a reaction from Plarocks in The Subways - Young For Eternity & All Or Nothing - Reissues   
    https://thesubways.tmstor.es
     
    Pretty awesome reissues. 
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to Wasda Deelwifkramer in Blink-182 "Nine"   
    Why? She wasn't talking to you...
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to Rip in The Mondo Records Thread - You think limited? Will sell fast?   
    Roger Rabbit on sale tomorrow.
     
    Also, Hideo Kojima shared his vinyl haul from SDCC on Instagram.  Gives a better look at the Snake/retail cover of MGS.
     
     
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to lexicondevil in PO: Stranger Things Season 3 Soundtrack   
    Must get because I listen to my three copies of the first soundtrack all of the... pretty much never.
     
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    thefavoriteplay reacted to dapeebs in What video games have you been playing?   
    The beginning of all 3 are really slow but I put like 10 hours into pre-sequel and put it down. Something about it just rubbed me the wrong way. But absolutely give 2 a go if you are willing to try. One of my favorite games ever. Handsome Jack has to be one of the greatest video game villains ever created. Only one that even comes close for me is Vaas from Far Cry 3. 
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