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wordsplusdreams:

When did video game soundtracks re-released on cassette become a thing? I’m into it.


Hey wordsplusdreams, your ask page wasn’t working for me, so I’m reblogging your reblog. I thought you might be interested to know that, although I did recently post about a small-batch video game soundtrack cassette release, one of the cassettes in this photoset is the actual game. Pretty cool, right? Some old PCs used tape drives that used magnetic tape cassettes as a cheaper alternative to floppy disks. The cassette marked “CBM 64/128” is a Datasette compatible with the Commodore 64 and 128 (CBM = Commodore Business Machines). I know IBM had similar technology, and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum used audio cassettes as its primary software format. In fact, Spectrum programs would sometimes be broadcast over radio for users to record on normal blank audio cassettes! I still think that’s pretty much the coolest thing ever.
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