by Kendrick - Sep 24 2011 in Games (General)
Before I start, I have to admit something. Lawrence, I didn't know that you were the Lawrence mentioned at the Acts of Gord website. I finally put two and two together just over a month ago, when it dawned on me that it was the same Gamer's Edge store.
by NFG - Aug 23 2011 in Games (General)
A long, long time ago I wrote an article called 101 Secrets of the PC Engine, and it contained a lot less than 101 things about the PC Engine that most people didn't know. It's not exactly a serious article, as you might expect from something called 101 secrets with only...
by NFG - Jun 30 2011 in Games (General)
It's funny how things work out. A couple of years ago I was doing some freelance writing for the Official Nintendo Magazine (UK), and I'd done a review of Mario vs Donkey Kong. As part of this review, I had put together a quick look at Mario:
by NFG - Jun 23 2011 in Android Reviews
Babo Crash was one of the first games I picked up for my Galaxy S II Android phone, and it was the first Android app I paid for. I figured it would be a good investment when I considered how much time I spent on it on the iPhone.
by NFG - May 31 2011 in Games (General)
Lately there's been a lot of talk about MAMEdev (and MESSdev) adding crazy new code to emulate the old CRT monitors from the arcades of my youth. We've covered the idea of CRT emulation before, and quite thoroughly I thought, but it's nice to see other people...
by NFG - Apr 15 2011 in Games (General)
Back when I ran my game store we had little round stickers which we'd use to indicate that we'd tested and approved 'em. Today someone I know in Calgary (some eight hours away from my store) bought a SNES cartridge with the sticker attached!
by NFG - Apr 03 2011 in Games (General)
I had a chance to play with a 3DS today, and it's a very attractive piece of hardware. It's incredibly well built, as you'd expect from a modern Nintendo product, and the 3D works amazingly well. I can imagine that most of the sales are based solely on the incredible effectiveness of the 3D.
by NFG - Mar 29 2011 in Games (General)
While trawling through some ROMs I found a Kaneko game called Bakuretsu Breaker, and was quite surprised to find most of the ship sprites were very similar to a game near to my heart: Seibu Kaihatsu's Raiden.
by NFG - Mar 02 2011 in Games (General)
A guy I know likes to crack open PS2 games and peer into their guts. He tears into custom 3D datafiles and extracts their gooey bits, works out how they function, and reassembles them in other programs. Watching him re-create levels and ships from R-Type Final was fascinating.
by Kendrick - Feb 27 2011 in Games (General)
I've been repairing a PS3, and I'll post about that later over on GamesX (after I succeed, or after I give up.) But as one of the test cases I've been popping a random Playstation game into the system to see if I can make the unit crash after a particular repair attempt, and the one that's been on hand the most is Colony...