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Problems with MAME (update: SOLVED)

by NFG - 9th March 2014 in books, Games

You might remember I’m writing an update to the NFG pixel art book. Remember, the one that’s selling on Amazon for seven thousand dollars? Ridiculous. Anyway, I’m having trouble with MAME and I’m desperate for assistance. UPDATE: The problem is […]

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Updating the NFG Book

by NFG - 25th February 2014 in books, Games

You might remember I wrote a book on video game sprites and pixel art. It was fairly well received, and for a while sold on Amazon’s famously fucked-up marketplace for half a thousand dollars. Or over seven thousand dollars if […]

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Book Review: Influx, by Daniel Suarez

by NFG - 25th February 2014 in books

I’m a very fussy reader. I require my stories to be smart, and the characters in them to be relatable. When a story’s premise is daft, I can ignore it for the sake of a rollicking good yarn, but if […]

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iiNet mailed me a KYP USB key

by NFG - 4th February 2014 in Hardware, Technology

I received an interesting thing in the mail yesterday, it’s a USB dongle from iiNet, a large Australian ISP. It was glued into a large postcard-type panel, and is basically a tiny USB circuit board with a plastic tab so […]

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Robotron: Sprites and Fonts!

by NFG - 27th January 2014 in Games

I love Robotron. You may have heard. Using Sean Riddel’s Williams Gfx Ripper application I scoured the Robotron arcade ROMs and pulled out all the Robotron sprites. While Mr. Riddel’s page had them already prepared, the image was a JPG, […]

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James Fallows updates us on China, with many links to many important goings-on in the Middle Kingdom.

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Society sucks! What else is new?

by NFG - 23rd January 2014 in Editorial, Social Studies

On Facebook today two interesting conversations happened at the same time. One was a post about a clothing company’s catalogue which now features real models without any photoshop cheating, and another was a woman’s realization that she is treated better […]

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Comic Coincidences

by NFG - 20th January 2014 in Comics

When I was sixteen I lived in Kelowna, in the Okanagan Valley. I was an avid comic buyer, (which contributed greatly to my perpetual poverty) and at some point I ended up owning a copy of Shadow Warrior, a locally […]

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Repairing Robotron

by NFG - 15th January 2014 in Games, Hard Hackin, Hardware

As far as I’m concerned the best game ever made is Robotron, an 8-bit arcade game from 1982. Two joysticks, no buttons, and more than a hundred baddies on a single screen. It’s intense and it’s awesome. My PCB has […]

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Hacking car stereos

by NFG - 30th September 2013 in Hard Hackin

I recently bought a new car (A 2005 Honda CR-V), and it had steering wheel controls for the stock stereo. The stock stereo totally sucked though, so I replaced it, and of course the steering wheel controls stopped working. Luckily […]

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Hurrah! Dickwolves!

by NFG - 4th September 2013 in Editorial, Games

A lot of people like Penny Arcade, and a lot of people don’t. I used to, but lately I’m near the point where I may just stop going there because they don’t write about shit that resonates with me anymore. […]

Tales from the Arcade

by NFG - 4th August 2013 in Games, Japan

I’m on holiday in Japan, where the retro game scene has imploded upon itself, and so my thoughts turn with a distinctly rose-tinted nostalgia to my own gaming history.  Things were, as you young whippersnappers must know by now, so […]

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America: Schizophrenic Clusterfuck

by NFG - 16th July 2013 in Editorial

The total lack of self awareness continues over in the USA. Frankly it seems as if the descent from empire to schizophrenic clusterfuck happens much faster than I thought. From Techdirt: The White House criticized Russia on Friday for allowing […]

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The machines are getting it wrong.

by NFG - 9th July 2013 in Editorial

The tech press tends to make a big deal out of Google’s octopus-like control of so many facets of our online lives. Search, YouTube, Maps, Android, etc etc, all tied together, tracking us, learning from us… And then showing us […]

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Something interesting is afoot.

by NFG - 8th July 2013 in Editorial

Lately it seems like a lot of the people I subscribe to are starting to coalesce into a vision of the future that I’ve been sensing but not quite seeing clearly for a while now. I’m a big fan of […]

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The Snowden Affair

by NFG - 3rd July 2013 in Editorial

Edward Snowden worked for the National Security Agency in the USA, and he revealed a fairly large spying program where the agency was snooping on American citizens. Now, most Americans presumed this wasn’t allowed, but the rules had changed, and […]

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Return of Grassy Platforms

by NFG - 20th June 2013 in Uncategorized

Welcome to the third installment in the Grassy Platform series of pointless pixel pondering here at NFGworld. Click here! if you’d like to see the rest of the series. If you look hard enough you start to see grassy platforms […]

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More Grassy Platforms

by NFG - 19th June 2013 in Games

Long a standard element in platform games, platforms with grass on ‘em! This is part of a series, click here for more! You don’t really notice when you’re playing the game, but now… Doesn’t that grass seem a little bit […]

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Grassy Platforms

by NFG - 13th June 2013 in Games

UPL’s Ninja Kid 2 (arcade): That’s some really good looking grass. Technically I suppose it’s foliage, not grass. Yay, the first image in this post doesn’t even qualify. #fail

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Penny Arcade Report – The XBone Thread

by NFG - 24th May 2013 in Editorial, Games

I’ve been online for a very long time, and read some incredibly stupid things. This used games for the XBone discussion from Penny Arcade Report is damn near the top of my Apparently serious list of insane bullshit from an […]


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