• @Zectivi@sh.itjust.works
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    192 months ago

    I used to on my PS1 and Saturn. Actually, the first CD I ever purchased was Nirvana’s Nevermind, and the first CD player I had to play that on was the Sega CD.

      • @RobotToaster@mander.xyz
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        62 months ago

        There was a game for the PS1 called monster rancher, where you could put in CDs or other games to find monsters in them.

      • @Zectivi@sh.itjust.works
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        12 months ago

        Absolutely! I did this with Ridge Racer on the PS1. I tossed in Nirvana’s Bleach album, and Love Buzz lined up near perfect with one of the game’s track numbers.

  • @B0NK3RS@lemmy.world
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    112 months ago

    I often used the original Playstation and then my Dreamcast for CDs but not in a long long time.

    • @TORFdot0@lemmy.world
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      22 months ago

      Even though the PlayStation logo wail always made me feel uncomfortable, if I had an cd in the PS1, booting to the save manager/audio player creeped me out even more

  • @Got_Bent@lemmy.world
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    82 months ago

    Not gaming console, but the first time I played a CD on my computer in the nineties, I thought I was witnessing the end of technology. Then when Primus released Tales from the Punchbowl on CD-ROM with the interactive stuff, I thought this was surely it. Technology could proceed no further.

    • @nul9o9@lemmy.world
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      22 months ago

      Thinking of that playback menu brings back some good memories that i haven’t thought about in a while.

  • Omega
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    52 months ago

    I would rip my CDs to my PS3 and used it all the time. I used CDs on my PS1 and PS2 all the time too.

    • @not_that_guy05@lemmy.world
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      52 months ago

      The graphics of the ps1 when playing music, chef kiss. That was my stereo since the actual stereo was either used by my parents or older siblings.

      • @HopingForBetter@lemmy.today
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        12 months ago

        The ps1 game discs often played OST music in regular cd players too. I remember walking around or riding in the car with a few game discs and my portable cd player. Good times.

  • tuckerm
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    42 months ago

    Yes, recently! About two years ago I realized that I wanted more physical media in my house. I wanted stuff that I could put on a shelf, so that when someone came over, they could look at that shelf and say, “Hey, I like that album,” or “Oh, I’ve read that book.”

    So I went a used bookstore near me (and immediately fell in love with it, why the hell was I not spending more time there before), and bought an extremely beat-up paperback copy of A Game of Thrones and a CD of Santana’s Greatest Hits.

    When I got home I realized I had no way of listening to the CD. I didn’t own a CD player or a Blu-ray player, my computer didn’t have an optical drive, nothing. Then I remembered my old Dreamcast, which was in a box in the garage. So I got that out, set it up, and listened to Santana’s Greatest Hits on ye olde Dreamcast. CDs sound so much warmer on a Dreamcast…

    That is also what renewed my interest in retro games. Wanting to listen to a music CD reminded me of how great that system was.

  • @AA5B@lemmy.world
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    32 months ago

    It’s been years since I had a disk player that was not a game console. However last year I helped my kids build gaming computers, so my ex got the disk players

  • @otp@sh.itjust.works
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    22 months ago

    On both the 3DO and the PS1, and possibly the Dreamcast and the CD32. They all had these fun visualizations, IIRC, that were unique to each console.