Militarization and Societal Polarization

by NFG - 1st May 2015 in Australia, Editorial, Social Studies

I’ve long been aware of a particular shift in our collective cultural thinking, towards the belief that our military, and its warriors, are beyond reproach, beyond criticism. In the same way that we often hold our police to be incapable […]

Ghouls n Ghosts Sprite History

by NFG - 14th April 2013 in Games

If you’re a gamer beyond a certain age there’s a game you’ll remember from the old days called Ghosts n Goblins, or its sequel Ghouls n Ghosts. They were mid- and late-eighties Capcom games known for their unforgiving difficulty as […]

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A few years ago I did a Bonk’s Adventure sprite history for my book, and I put the whole thing online. Check it out if you’re into 16-bit sprites. ^_^

WonderBoy Sprite History

by NFG - 5th April 2013 in Games

This is one of a series of articles about sprite histories (see: Mario, Sonic, Castlevania, Bonk, and MegaMan). Unlike the other histories, this one is going to require a little bit of back-story, because there are games in the series […]

Sonic the Hedgehog Sprite History

by NFG - 1st February 2007 in Games

A large part of my book was sprite history analysis. I’ve been posting segments from the book here, and the newest one is now available: Sonic Sprite History. Please have a look if that’s the sort of thing you like. […]

Castlevania Sprites!

by NFG - 17th November 2006 in Games

As some of you might remember, after writing my Mario Sprites article I was given the opportunity to write a book focusing on video game sprites. Included in the book were several game sprite histories like the Mario one. One […]


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