Philip Pullman on Religion
Religion, uncontaminated by power, can be the source of a great deal of private solace, artistic inspiration, and moral wisdom. But when it gets its hands on the levers of political or social authority, it goes rotten very quickly indeed.
Review: Astro Boy [GBA]
In every young robot’s life there comes a time when he must venture forth on a journey of self discovery and tumultuous kickass. This GBA game from Sega and Treasure is such a time.
Douglas Coupland’s 2010 Predictions
Back in 2010 Douglas Coupland predicted the next ten years. Now in 2020 I’m having another look.
Flip and Flop (Atari 800)
Flip and Flop is the very best kind of video game. It’s cute, fast, challenging, and it makes your brain hate your eyes and you’ll curse your worthless hands.
Review: Mario vs Donkey Kong (GBA)
Everyone’s favourite fat plumber returns to battle that great ape one more time.
NFG as you’ve never seen him before!
A long time ago I was asked to write for a game magazine, and they hired an Actual Artist to draw ‘NFG’.
Shooting Game Heroes
A look back at the entirety of shooter history, from Space Invaders to the future!
NFG’s Amazing World Famous EDGE logo
A long time ago, c. 1989, I created a logo and a lot of people around the world used it, or one just like it, since then.
We did this to ourselves.
Every culture has to give way to something in the end. Someone fresher and sharper always comes along. But we fucking did this to ourselves. We let the grasping, hating, fearing idiot dregs of our own society tip us right over the fucking precipice.
–Richard Morgan, from the novel Black Man
Build Log: Retrofitting a NeXT Cube
The NeXT computer is a beautiful, crazy thing. I wanted to use the case for a computer that wasn’t slow while simply existing. Herein lies the epic journey: putting a modern monster in a cubic foot PC case.
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