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Sega’s Dreamcast 3DS theme is too real ⊟

I’m not sure if it’s in there just for the purposes of the video, but Sega’s promotional clip for its new Dreamcast home menu theme captures the system’s start-up experience, complete with audio of the VMU beeping, the fan spinning, and the disc drive grinding – as pointed out by nolaredditor.

This is drop from the flood of new 3DS themes out in Japan this week, which also includes another charming one from Sega for the SG-1000, four for Ace Attorney (this one being the best of the bunch), three for Atelier Rorona, three for BlazBlue, three for Future Card Buddyfight, and many more.

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Pull Star Bubble
  • Pull Star Bubble
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • E3 DEMO 2006

During the E3 2006 Demo of Super Mario Galaxy, there was a section in the game that taught the player how to use Pull Stars. When in the hold of a Pull Star, this music played. In the final build of Super Mario Galaxy, this music went completely unused, though it can still be found in the game’s files.



Modern Record Console By Symbol Audio

Modern Record Console by Symbol Audio is a perfect mixture of old and modern and it is packed in a beautifully designed housing. Great features, wonderful looks and high usability. Sounds perfect, but there is one big problem with this stunning product.

1946-47 Radiogram Model 447 (chassis containing turntable & radio mechanism) | Design: Christopher Nicholson (1904-1948) for Ferranti Ltd | Britain, United Kingdom

Christopher Nicholson worked as a product designer for the English radio manufacturer Ferranti. The preliminary drawing for this radiogram, now in the RIBA drawings collection, dates from 1946. There are significant differences between the design and the finished product. On the design, the legs are of bentwood in the manner of Alvar Aalto’s prewar furniture: the finished object has splayed timber legs which look forward to the 1950s. The arrangement of the dials and speakers on the front of the cabinet were also altered and betray the influence of Christopher’s brother Ben’s abstract compositions. The record storage, shown behind a flap at the side of the drawn design, was moved under the lid to be more convenient. The radiogram was produced by Ferranti in 1947, and this example stayed with the Nicholson family after Christopher’s death in 1948. - Via