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Castlevania II Vinyl Now Available

Mondo, the Austin, Texas-based online shop and IRL art gallery, has just released for sale the second title in their five-album Castlevania campaign: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest.

The 10″ vinyl contains remastered music tracks for both the NES and Famicom versions of the classic game.

Currently available for order is the Night & Day variant limited to 1,000 copies.

The regular version — blue with green splatter — goes on sale tomorrow, January 11th at noon CST.

I missed the release of their Castlevania remaster the first time around, and it was sheer dumb luck that I stumbled upon this release just now while researching chiptunes on vinyl. I didn’t even hesitate to order a copy.

You can order your copy at

Treasure Tracking With Captain Toad

Last night, Stephen Oravec began broadcasting his first playthrough of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Twitch TV!

Currently on Book 2 with Toadette, he will continue live streaming this week with the following schedule:
Monday: 9 pm – 11 pm
Wednesday: 9 pm – 11 pm
Saturday: 9 pm – 11 pm

blue toad
Hey, there, Blue Toad!

Please tune in and chat (and help Stephen Oravec solve a few puzzles) on the Cablepunk Press Twitch account!

Pokémon GO Meetup In Fremont

This past Tuesday, we held a Pokémon GO meetup at Spiegel Grove, the site of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, in Fremont, Ohio. Though members of all teams were invited, only a few members of Team Instinct showed up.

With five lures down, we managed to attract a bunch of Pidgeys and Weedles (surprise!) but also a couple Nidoran♂, a high CP Eevee, and a Haunter!

Spiegel Grove Pokémon GO meetup
Five Pokémon GO lures down at Spiegel Grove in Fremont

The lures were a success as we got to meet and chat with other Pokémon GO players from the area, most of whom were on Team Instinct as well. Consequently, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Pokémon Gym switched colors from Blue to Yellow while we were there.

Thank you to everyone who made it this past Tuesday!