Mar 21 2015

Capcom’s CPS Changer

The nineties were a time of weird and wonderful experimentation in Japan. Not to be left out, Capcom released a weird device that looked a lot like a video game console.

Mar 21 2015

Resurrecting the Dreamcast with GDEMU

The Dreamcast has long been one of my top-5 consoles, and the GDEMU is an amazing multi-game loader that makes the Dreamcast even more awesome.


I demand to know.

“From the discomfort of truth there is only one refuge: ignorance. I do not need to be comfortable, and I will not take refuge. I demand to know.”

–Richard Morgan, from the novel Black Man.

Nov 22 2014

Twenty Years of the Sega Saturn

Twenty years ago today Sega’s 32-bit Saturn console was launched in Japan.

Jul 18 2014

Review: Shantae: Risky’s Revenge

Shantae feels like the best artists in the world got together with talented designers and had nothing to say. They were artists, the best of the best, but that’s just not enough.

Jun 2 2014

PC Engine Magazine Retrospective

The rise and fall of the PC Engine, viewed through a 43GB archive of magazine scans.

Mar 9 2014

Problems with MAME (update: SOLVED)

For a while, a bug in MAME made it impossible to get good screenshots. It’s long been fixed, but it’s described here anyway.

Feb 25 2014

Updating the NFG Book

A long while ago I was asked to write a book about video game pixel art, but at the last minute told to focus on something that really wasn’t my forte. So I started working on a new book about the things I wanted to write about.

Feb 25 2014

Book Review: Influx, by Daniel Suarez

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 the people are stupid I can’t continue for long. It’s the same for movies, which […]

Feb 4 2014

iiNet mailed me a KYP USB key

I received an interesting thing in the mail yesterday, it’s a USB dongle from iiNet, a large Australian ISP.

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