Announcing the NFG book! Back in the day.
The police clusterfuckery here is just staggering. Someone mis-heard Fresh Prince lyrics on a voicemail recording in Pennsylvania, and a student was arrested, held for three hours because they thought the song said he was going to go on a shooting rampage.
Zen Studios has announced Star Wars Pinball which might actually be the best-ever use of the license.
Over on DPReview there’s a 3-way comparison between DxO Optics, Lightroom and my favourite, Capture One. Check it out and if you already use one of these apps, be sure to have your confirmation bias locked and loaded.
Another ten year old game review: KoroKoro Post Nin, one of the first Playstation’s last releases: a Cameltry clone with incredibly cute style and gameplay that justified its $35 price tag. Barely.
From the archives, a review of what might be fallen-giant SNK’s last attempt at something almost entirely original (ignoring for a moment it was a rhythm game with a style that looks very familiar…). Cool Cool Toon was a Dreamcast game that did everything right and still managed to suck.
From way back in 2003, a game that’s very possibly the strangest you’ve ever seen: Ai Cho Aniki, a shooter with Street-Fighter moves, and some staggeringly homosexual overtones.
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.
RobIvy has thrown a faster clock into his PCEngine and, apparently, it was a success. Games run faster, but so does the sound. A marginal increase in speed reduces slowdown in some games without raising the pitch too much. Very interesting!
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.