Capcom’s CPS Changer

by NFG - 21st March 2015 in Games, Hardware

The nineties were a time of weird and wonderful experimentation in Japan. Flush with bubble-era cash and without a clear idea what to do with it, a lot of companies tried a lot of ambitious things. Minidisc, X68000, Skyline GT-R. […]

PC Engine Modem – Unveiled!

by NFG - 4th September 2007 in Games

According to one Japanese source the PCE Modem, or Tsushin Booster, was released as a prototype to 20-30 PC Engine groups or fans, for monitored testing. After this, up to 100 ‘final’ units were produced before NEC pulled the plug […]

XCM Component to VGA Review

by Blaine - 21st February 2007 in Games

It’s astounding as time goes on that popular products, such as the XRGB line, become harder and harder to find. Even older versions. People are wising up to the beautiful picture one can get with a fine upscaling device. The […]

Sega 7-disc Hotel Saturn

by NFG - 9th January 2007 in Games

This one seems to have been lost, I don’t know why but no links were found to the page from … well, anywhere! So here’s an oldie but a goodie: The Sun-Seibu Hotel Saturn 7-game changer!!

The Samsung Saturn Revisited

by NFG - 1st July 2006 in Games, Hardware

You may remember an older writeup I did on the elusive, nearly mythical Samsung Saturn. I recently received a pair of additional units, and after having had a look at them there are definitely new things to learn. The two […]

Blowing power supplies

by NFG - 11th May 2006 in Hardware

I’ve been working on my JAMMA gear here at home, trying to make my arcade games run on my TV. After a couple of weeks fucking around with joysticks and RGB cables I finally got things working, more or less. […]

Sharp X-1 Twin Disassembly

by NFG - 7th April 2006 in Games

The Sharp X-1 Twin was a weird combination unit, featuring the X-1 computer (a Z80-based precursor to the X68000) and an integrated PC Engine. I use the term integrated loosely, the two systems shared the same shell, but little else. […]

The Samsung Saturn Revisited

by NFG - 30th January 2006 in Hardware

You may remember an older writeup I did on the elusive, nearly mythical Samsung Saturn. I recently received a pair of additional units, and after having had a look at them there are definitely new things to learn. The two […]

Two rare things for your enjoy.

by NFG - 21st January 2005 in Hardware

Recently someone auctioned off a prototype PC Engine modem on Yahoo’s Japanese auction site. This is the second one I’ve seen, but the first with software. The PCE modem was never released, and according to this auction only one hundred […]

Nintendo’s DS: An NFG Review

by NFG - 21st December 2004 in Hardware

After writing up all the things that went wrong with the PSP a few people asked what I thought about the DS. The bottom line: Nintendo’s DS is far better designed and constructed. Never mind the specs and features and […]


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