Ricoh Theta S Review

by NFG - 24th August 2016 in Camera, Hardware, Review, Technology

A few years ago I heard about the Theta camera from Ricoh. Not much larger than two large fingers side by side, it offered two 360-degree cameras, one on each side, for one-button surround panorama photos. Damned cool, thought the […]

Cultural Appropriation isn’t a Thing

by NFG - 8th June 2016 in Uncategorized

This Cultural Appropriation thing has been bothering me for a while now. Cultural Appropriation isn’t a thing. I mean, it happens, but it’s not something we can get upset about. Copying their hair, wearing their clothes, isn’t it just one […]

Ghost in the Shell: Whitewashed.

by NFG - 15th April 2016 in Comics, Editorial

There’s a lot of internet outrage lately, about the new Ghost in the Shell movie featuring Scarlett Johansson. First of all, we’ve known for a long time that this was coming and so the outrage happening now seems weird to […]

Seagate’s SMR Hard Drives – Cheap, Fast, Tricky

by NFG - 13th April 2016 in Tech

I’m a photographer, and I shoot RAW images that are 20-30MB each. I’ll create anywhere from 2 to 50 GB of images for a photoshoot, and I never throw away my images. So, in 2015, I needed a little more […]

The Hitachi HiSaturn Navi

by NFG - 3rd March 2016 in Games, Instagram

The HiSaturn Navi is the only non-standard Saturn system sold to gamers. It had a built-in GPS navigation system, karaoke features, a 12-Volt power supply for use in cars, and it looked -amazing-. You can read more about the HiSaturn […]

The Korean Vistar 16

by NFG - 3rd March 2016 in Games, Hardware, Instagram

Korea hates Japan, but they do love making money off their stuff. Korean companies released several Japanese consoles, including most Sega systems, some Nintendo ones and NEC’s PC Engine. Or rather, the TurboGrafx 16. It was renamed the Vistar 16, […]

PC Engine RomRom Amp Manual

by NFG - 3rd March 2016 in Games, Hardware

Since I’ve got the scanner out, I’ve scanned the PC Engine RomRom Amp manual. This cool little stereo amplifier came with two speakers and was made to fit under the CDROM system. It has some cute art inside.

PC Engine SuperGrafx Manual

by NFG - 2nd March 2016 in Games

While I lost all my hardware in the 2011 Queensland floods, I still have some manuals. And because I didn’t see this already available online, here’s the PC Engine SuperGrafx manual, at 300dpi. Enjoy!

SNK Neo Geo CD Pad Review

by NFG - 29th February 2016 in Games, Hardware, Reviews

The Neo Geo CD pad is typical SNK: it’s strong, impact-resistant, supremely comfortable and utterly unique in its manufacture. It’s also fundamentally flawed and so prone to failure that you’re virtually guaranteed to get a flaky one if you buy […]

Thinking about Video Games

by NFG - 11th February 2016 in Editorial, Games, Personal

I’ve never really been comfortable with modern game thinking. A lot of people I know subscribe to this idea that videogames can be more than they are, that they should be more. More emotion, more story. They see this as […]