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[ Aug 30 2016 ]

Atari Jaguar Phear Brochure

Long before Tetrisphere was a Nintendo 64 title, it was running on the Atari Jaguar. I was there. Here’s the embarassingly bad brochure. =)





Games
[ Apr 5 2013 ]

WonderBoy Sprite History

This is one of a series of articles about sprite histories (see: Mario, Sonic, Castlevania, Bonk, and MegaMan). There’s an updated version of this page right here!





Games
[ Nov 27 2007 ]

Famicom Disk System Manual

It’s a sad truth that modern manuals don’t encourage consumers to learn technical things about the stuff they buy. Back in the day if you bought a home computer it’d have a descirption of every connector, a copy of basic and a brief programming guide. Now you’re lucky if there’s room to describe the power […]





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[ Dec 14 2006 ]

Nectaris on Wii VC

NFG’s Patron Saint of Strategy Games, Military Madness, hits stateside next week. Audible waves of angst from Australia expected to coincide. According to a barely cryptic message on the Hudson forums, Wii owners will soon be blessed with Nectaris on the Virtual Console. While many, myself included, hold the cost of the Virtual Console games […]





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[ Nov 23 2006 ]

Send Anonymous Email To My Wii – I subject myself to hell for the greater good.

Wiimail at you! While the Wii is in its infancy, people sending cute little messages to one another is still a good deal of fun. The only problem is the hoops that Nintendo makes you jump through in order to communicate with other people (registering each other’s “friend code” or email registration). So as an […]





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[ Nov 1 2006 ]

H2O’s Phear brochure – full text

Did you know Tetrisphere was originally destined for the Atari Jaguar?





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[ Oct 12 2006 ]

Nintendo Wii: Kororinpa Review

One game that gets too little press in the Wii’s launch lineup is the Japan-only release of Kororinpa from Hudson. Bottom line: It’s a great 3D Cameltry. Read the Review.





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[ Oct 12 2006 ]

Kororinpa – Nintendo Wii Game Review

When the Wii was released in Japan there was one game that was better than the rest. This is it.





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[ Sep 1 2006 ]

Tetrisphere, the Jaguar and the Nintendo 64

Back when the Nintendo 64 was new and the Jag was still clinging to life, I was at CES. This would have been January 1995. Atari was flush with cash from a settlement with Sega, I believe over Atari’s game controller patents. I asked the guy at Atari how the money from Sega was affecting […]





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[ Apr 2 2006 ]

Exploded N64 Controller

I really wish I had thought of this. Someone’s taken an N64 controller and blown it up, suspending all the components with pieces of wire. It looks fantastic.





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