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[ Jan 21 2005 ]

Two rare things for your enjoy.

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 units were made. Check out this image of the modem and a black PC Engine. […]





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[ Dec 21 2004 ]

Nintendo’s DS: An NFG Review

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 games, the DS hardware isn’t as flawed as the PSP. Read on for details. As […]





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[ Dec 17 2004 ]

Sony’s PSP: Reviewed

So the PSP has launched and after a crazy adventure I managed to score one. Four days later the lineup for Nintendo DS units at my local Toys R Us was five times longer than the lineup for Sony’s PSP. A harbinger of the future perhaps? For all the fervent interest in the PSP it […]





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[ Dec 5 2004 ]

Korean TurboGrafx 16

Unknown to more or less everyone, I give you the Korean Vistar, a recycled TurboGrafx-16. As far as I know this is the first bit of information about it in the western world.





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[ Sep 21 2004 ]

The PStwo

Sony’s PStwo has finally been unveiled and it’s a stunner. Much smaller than I thought (and smaller than Spong thought), it turns out the system is really tiny. According to this Japanese page the system will launch in early October, and will be $149 (Y19,800). What’s really surprising, to me at least, is that it’ll […]





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[ May 10 2004 ]

PC Engine CD ROM Mod: Done!

I spent the greater part of my evening putting together a PC Engine CD (with case) system that I could call my own. I pulled out all the stops, with a white (not yellow!) PC Engine system, the cleanest CD ROM I could find, RGB amp, LED swap and region mod. It turned out great, […]





Games
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[ Apr 7 2004 ]

Rarest of the Rare?

There’s a lot of rare things in the Saturn world. The Samsung Saturn and the HiSaturn Navi spring to mind, but there’s nothing so rare as this: Sega SGX HSG-0007





Hardware
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[ Mar 10 2004 ]

Anatomy of a Joystick

I’ve put together a page on the Anatomy of a Joystick, the first in a series of articles about controls (I hope!). Enjoy, and let me know if there’s anything that might need to be changed.





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[ Mar 9 2004 ]

Today’s tech fun!

Tonight I spent some time putting the finishing touches on an X68000 power supply repair. Once I got it all finished and put it together, it failed to function. Turns out the floppy drives were dead. Let this be a lesson unto you: If your power supply blows, and they often do with these awesome […]





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[ Feb 1 2004 ]

101 Secrets of the PC Engine

A bit of a trivia collection for you: 101 Secrets of the PC Engine! Includes pics + diagrams!





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