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The New Razer Blade Review

The New Razer Blade is Razer's 14" high-end, portable, VR-ready, gaming laptop that became available for purchase in October of 2016. It's powered by Intel's 6th Generation Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.6GHz / 3.5GHz) and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 GPU(6GB GDDR5 VRAM) based on the Pascal Architecture. The laptop contains 16GB of dual-channel system memory(2133 MHz) and a PCIe-based SSD with options of 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. It has a Unibody Aluminum Chassis that's 0.70" thick and weighs about 4.16lbs...

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Animal Crossing - Your Favourite Songs - Original Soundtrack

Animal Crossing - Your Favourite Songs - Original Soundtrack became available in December of 2009 in Europe exclusively. It was available from the Nintendo of Europe website for the Club Nintendo Rewards Program, redeemable for 2,000 Stars but It is no longer in-stock on the website. The album was put together from a survey taken online from the Nintendo website. It contains K.K. Slider Classics, original game tracks from various Animal Crossing games and 3 bonus track at the end of the album: K.K.House (Club Version), Shrunk's Dream, and Town Square (K.K. Live Version). It's uploaded in both FLAC and MP3 formats.

Half-Life: Opposing Force

Half-life: Opposing Force uses the same soundtrack as the other Half-Life expansion developed by Gearbox, Half-life: Blue Shift. There was no complex extracting or decoding for this one, the music files are readily available for anyone in the media folder of the gearbox game files but one thing I found odd is the numbering of the tracks. The first track you hear in-game during the opening cinematic inside of the military helicopter is "Scientific Proof" which is numbered as Audio Track 02..  I did some searching on various forums and found bits and pieces of information—though not very clear—that the original soundtrack by Chris Jensen was dropped when the game was uploaded on Steam. So, I found my old physical Opposing Force disc and ripped the music off it and the numbering is the same as the Steam game files, "Scientific Proof" is still track 02 and there are no missing tracks on there. I saw that there were a couple of tracks written by Jensen that were used for Half-life 2 Trailers but I'm not interested in them for the sake of this soundtrack. I just re-named Scientific Proof as Track 01 and went on from there.

I included two short additional tracks as well, the civilian and marine victory themes for capture the flag multiplayer(which were in mono so I converted them to stereo). I labeled the tracks according to the titles that were applied when ripping the audio from the CD to my computer, it's mostly the same as the titles you see on other sites but combines both the titles for Opposing Force and Blue Shift(example: 04 - Spooky Oozings AKA Listen).

 

Mario Basketball 3on3 Original Soundtrack

Mario Hoops 3on3(also known as Mario Basketball 3on3) was developed by Square-Enix and was released for the Nintendo DS in 2006; the game has also just become available recently for the Wii U via digital download for $9.99. The music for the game was written and arranged by Masayoshi Soken from Square-Enix. The soundtrack was released only in Japan and is increasingly becoming an out-of-stock item from Japanese outlets such as PlayAsia, YesAsia, ect. And while you can find a used copy or two on ebay, they're going for $70-80 a pop.

The Official CD Release for Mario Hoops is slighty enhanced from the game version, the instruments and vocals are clearer compared to the muffled nature that the small Nintendo DS speakers produced. The Mario Basketball soundtrack is definitely a catchy one, if you're looking for something with fun vocal tracks and remixes of some classic Mario tunes.. Give it a listen.

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link(I keep wanting to call this "The Legend of Zelda II") was released in September of 1988 for the NES and is composed by Akito Nakatsuka. I exported the tracks from the .nsf(NES Sound Format) file and came away with 31 tracks; half of them are music tracks and the other half are fanfares and sound effects. I edited, amplified and looped each of them(sound effects are played twice).  I didn't include the short or duplitcate tracks. There are two version of the Overworld Theme, Great Palace and Palace Theme; one has an intro and the other doesn't—I included the versions with an introduction. I also left out a handful of sound effects that aren't jingles or fanfares and considering most of the sound effects are played at various moments throughout the game.. I decided not to label them. They're just displayed as "Sound Effect 24-48" at the end of the soundtrack.

And I'm glad to announce that this is the first soundtrack that we uploaded in both FLAC and MP3. Enjoy!