Tag Archives: game boy
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 | 12:19 GMT
In a display of Frankenstein-grade scientific quackery, a hacker has created a portable console that emulates retro games on an old school Game Boy using a WiiMote controller. It’s alive! Aliiiiive!
Thu, Aug 09, 2012 | 13:11 BST
3DS eSHop is getting more Game Boy treats this month, with the release of classic top-down brawler/RPG Mystical Ninja.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 | 00:56 BST
The US Patents and Trademarks Office has granted Nintendo a patent it applied for in 2003 regarding the emulation of hardware bearing a built-in screen and accompanying software. The patent specifically mentions Game Boy titles, and the examiner took a good look at existing emulators before granting the patent. There’s nothing to suggest Nintendo will do anything with the patent besides sue the pants off everyone in sight, if that, but don’t be shocked if licensed Game Boy titles turn up on airlines some time in the future.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 | 06:44 BST
Awesome merchandise! Day and date digital releases! Marriage! Many other delightful things! Enter the world of brevity.
Wed, Sep 29, 2010 | 20:09 BST
Update: For the time being, Game Boy Advance titles are a no-go. Iwata only specifically mentioned Game Boy and Game Boy Color games. And, surprisingly, when we write something, it doesn’t magically become fact. Shame, huh? Our bad.
Original article: Final hardware? Saw it coming. Release date? Duh. Who calls a press conference without one of those?
Wait, a 3DS Virtual Console, you say? Interesting. Tell us more.
Thu, May 06, 2010 | 09:26 BST
Life-to-date DS sales numbers are now beyond those of Game Boy.
Fri, Apr 03, 2009 | 09:01 BST
It’s true. The original Game Boy launched on April 21, 1989, meaning you – yes, you – are officially old.
The 8-bit Game Boy family dominated portable gaming from launch until its 32-bit successor, GBA, came along in 2001.
The system was discontinued in 2003, giving it a 14-year lifespan. It sold 60 million units.
Much, much more on 1UP.
Tue, Mar 24, 2009 | 06:50 GMT
Kombo’s rumouring that DSi’s to get a Virtual Console system for downloading Game Boy and GBA games.
Apparently this has come from Nintendo reps at a US pre-launch DSi event.
The games will be saved to DSi’s SD card and will be limited to first-party Nintendo games, at least initially.
There’s no official word on this yet.
DSi launches on April 5 in the US and April 3 in Europe.
Thu, Mar 06, 2008 | 07:41 GMT
See here. The console still works after being bombed in a barracks in Iraq. It’s playing Tetris, as you can see. Nintendo must be very pleased. The obvious question: what happened to whoever owned it? Maybe they weren’t so explosion-resistant.