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Hardware

Nintendo 3DS: New platform, old story.
Current Console Roundup
Bashing the PSPgo, ars style
Remembering the 3DO
WTF is this Zeebo shit?
Vodafone useless: Pulls out of Japan
Samsung Saturn Revisited
Sony acknowledges PSP faults.. No, they don't.
PC Engine Modem
Nintendo's DS
Sony's PSP
Sony's PStwo
Capcom CPS Changer
They Came from China: PC Engine Clones
The Vistar-16 - Korean TurboGrafx
Strange Sega Saturn Hardware Variant
Sega Development Hardware: Address Checker
Strange Device: IS Electronics Sega Saturn Debugger
Micomsoft's XSelect-D4 Reviewed
The Koei PasoGo
The Sega TeraDrive
Some weird prototype gear:
Xbox 360 RGB Cable Hack
NEC's FX-SCSI Adaptor for PC-FX

Reviews

Mezase! Senkyuo (Playstation)
XBLA: PacMan Championship Edition DX
Astroboy (GBA)
A handful of short GBA reviews
Mario vs Donkey Kong (GBA)
Capcom's P.N.03 Review (GameCube)
Heavy Metal Geomatrix (Dreamcast)
Nectaris - Military Madness (again!)
Sega Dreamcast: Psyvariar 2 Review
Review 3-pack: Hudson's GameCube Remakes
Thunder Force VI
Raiden DX Review (Playstation 1)
Geometry Wars 2: Retro Evolved
Unreal Tournament 3
PacMan Championship Edition
PC Game: Harvest
Crysis
WonderBoy III: Monster Lair
Robotron 2084
Vdigi VDW2 Wii VGA Cable Review
USB Cell + Wiimote Review
Alien Crush Re-Review
Nintendo Wii: Kororinpa Review
New Super Mario Bros rant
Nectaris for Verizon
Electroplankton Review
Space Invaders DS Review
Meteos Review
PacPix Review
Namco Museum for PSP Review
Catch! Touch! Yoshi!
Baldr Force EXE: Pocket Review
Mario vs Donkey Kong Review
Internal Section Review + Gallery
Psyvariar 2
New Adventure Island review!
PC Genjin / Bonk's Adventure
Shikigami no Shiro 2 Review
Cool Cool Toon Review
Border Down Review
Bangaioh for Dreamcast
PC Engine: Ai Cho Aniki
Star Soldier (GameCube) Review
F-Zero (GameCube) Review
IGS' Demon Front (PGM/Arcade)
Lost Gem: Mezase Senkyuo
Capcom's P.N.03 GameCube Review
Herzog Zwei Review
MAME Gem Discovered: RongRong

Editorials

Castlevania Sprites!
The Atari Curse: Part 4
Sony: Crack Smokers
3x Galaga Comparison (plus!)
Floppy Disk Art Gallery
Soldier Blade Time Attack Guide
So, how about that Nintendo, eh?
101 Secrets of the PC Engine
New Video Primer: Complete!
Sega Hardware Guide
Sharp X68000 Bonanza
The PS2 ain't so bad
Delicious Irony: The Full Circle
"Fuck the hardcore"
I made this.

Hacking

Another laptop falls!
PC Engine CD ROM Mod: Done!
Today's tech fun!
My doorbell broke.
Lots of time spent on new hacks.
Sega Saturn Switchless Mod: Done!
V-601SH speaker killswitch
Making a Saturn USB pad...
X68000 PSU Repair Guide
Neo Geo Video System Detailed

Tech

Vodafone useless, pulls out of Japan
On DRM and other madness
QRCode code update
On Microsoft and DRM.
Sony's PSP: A review
ATMs + Headphones
Server rebuilding and other fun
Fun with public phones
New 256k app from Taito
I made a QRCode Generator.
More QRCode fun

X68000

3x Galaga Comparison (plus!)
Two rare things for your enjoy.
Today's tech fun!
X68000 Gallery, Technical + more
Floppy Disk Art Gallery
Sharp X68000 Bonanza
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XBox 360 Special Edition Pad Review

by NFG - Sep 08 2011 in Reviews

Microsoft make some great hardware. At least, in theory. Their mice and trackballs are solid, offering the only consistent competition to Logitech, but their forays into gaming have seen mixed results.
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Sega Saturn Controller Review

by NFG - Jan 05 2011 in Reviews

If you ask any serious gamer which video game console controller is their all-time favourite, odds are they'll tell you it's Sega's Saturn pad. Not the awful, what-were-they-thinking pad that launched with the Saturn in North America, but the one Japanese players always had
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Sega MegaDrive Controller Review

by NFG - Dec 30 2010 in Reviews

In 1988 Sega was an also-ran console maker, constantly chasing Nintendo but never really achieving significance. They were becoming a dominating force in the arcades, but they just couldn't parlay that success into the home. And they tried very hard indeed:
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Hori Pad EX Turbo (Xbox 360)

by NFG - Sep 17 2010 in Reviews

This is a really gorgeous little pad, and solves the massive problem with the Microsoft official pad: the d-pad. As is normal for Hori's pads, this d-pad is the patented Nintendo cross-shaped...
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Hori PS3 Fighting Commander

by NFG - Sep 09 2010 in Reviews

Hori's got a long history of making 6-button pads for fighting games. Their fighting commander series stretches back more than fifteen years. The PC Engine, SNES and Megadrive all had identical pads with colour schemes that matched their respective consoles. They were the serious player's weapon of choice. Enter the...
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ASCII Playstation 2 Optical Joysticks

by NFG - Feb 22 2009 in Reviews

Some games just cry out for a good joystick. Personally I can't really enjoy a fighter or a shooter to the maximum unless I'm playing with a good, solid joystick. Sometimes though I think they're a pain in the ass, especially if you're playing with headphones to preserve the nerves of your loved ones, only to face betrayal...
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SNK's NeoGeo Joystick

by NFG - Nov 24 2008 in Reviews

Back when the TurboGrafx 16, Genesis and Super Nintendo were trying to convince players that arcade perfect had arrived in the living room, one company stepped up to the plate and, against all odds, actually delivered the real arcade experience. SNK, a small Japanese developer with a string of b-list hits but no...
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PC Engine / TurboGrafx 16 Pad

by NFG - Nov 03 2008 in Reviews

When the PC Engine controller was first released, its sole contribution to the evolution of game controllers was changing the name of the START button to RUN, and rounding the sides, making it more comfortable than the Famicom controller it very obviously copied. It's a testament to the design of this controller that even...
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Sony Playstation Pad

by NFG - Oct 30 2008 in Reviews

Back when Nintendo was still enjoying the view from the top, they were working with Sony on a CD attachment for the SuperNES called Playstation. At a show in 1991 Nintendo publically announces their new SNES CD system, in partnership with Philips. Sony, quite surprised, throws the covers back over their Playstation...
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Nintendo's N64 Controller

by NFG - Oct 13 2008 in Reviews

Innovation
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Capcom's Fighting Pad Soldier

by NFG - Sep 14 2008 in Reviews

Back in the 16-bit days the single most important game, for a very long time, was Street Fighter 2. It was the king of the arcades, and every console maker was desperate to get it on their system. Doing Street Fighter right was a matter of pride for all the major players: Nintendo, Sega, NEC and 3DO all released versions...
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ALPS Interactive Gamepad

by NFG - Sep 06 2008 in Reviews

When the Playstation ruled the roost, Sony made use of two companies to make their pads. Mitsumi, the same company who manufactured Nintendo's SNES pads, made them, and so did ALPS. You may have never heard of ALPS, but they're a fairly large company. They make Alpine audio gear, keyboards...
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Namco JogCon

by NFG - Aug 27 2008 in Reviews

The Namco JogCon is unique among console controllers. It's the first force-feedback controller for any home game system, and it's still the only hand-held one. While several controllers offered 'force feedback' in the form of simple vibration, the JogCon was the first to offer real counter-active force to the player,...
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Nintendo Gamecube

by NFG - Aug 27 2008 in Reviews

Nintendo innovate.
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Atari 7800 Proline Stick

by NFG - Aug 27 2008 in Reviews

The Atari 7800 had, when designed, an unusually powerful graphics chip. Or something, it doesn't matter anymore. Atari, in a state of ownership flux as Warner sought to dump it and the ex-Commodore Tramiels tried to wring every penny from it, sat on the 7800 console for years before finally releasing it, outdated and...
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XBOX 360 Pad

by NFG - Aug 27 2008 in Reviews

The Xbox 360 pad is beautiful, with smooth curved lines and a gorgeous texture. It feels awesome, it is instantly comfortable and does not promote any long term suffering: you're as happy four hours later as you were the instant you picked it up. It's the most complicated, feature-packed and expandable controller ever...
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