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Game Boy Camera DSLR Lens

Photo credit: Bastian Ekeler via Peta Pixel

Photographer Bastiaan Ekeler decided to upgrade his Game Boy Camera with a custom Canon EF lens mount, which gives it a maximum focal length of just over 3,000mm. "The Game Boy Camera has a sensor size of about 3.6mm2, which seems equivalent to a 1/4" sensor. This gives the GBC a crop factor of about 10.81. With my 70-200mm f4 mounted on a 1.4x extender, this gives me a max equivalent focal distance of about 200 x 1.4 x 10.81 = 3,026.8mm," said Ekeler. Continue reading to see photos taken with the lens and more information.

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RetroMini Game Boy

The RetroMini looks like a Game Boy Pocket at first glance, but it's actually a portable game console that comes loaded with 548 GBA games, all for $49.99 shipped. Featuring a 2.0" display, microUSB charging port, microSD card slot to add games, and a removable BL-5B 1020 mah lithium polymer battery that is good for up to 6-hours of continuous play. Product page. Continue reading for another detailed video review, more pictures and information.

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Breath of the Wild Game Boy

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can already be enjoyed on the go via the Nintendo Switch, but if the company ever released a Game Boy Color version, this is probably what it would look like. Sure, the graphics may not hold a candle to the Switch's, but it does capture the mood while retaining design elements from Link's Awakening. Continue reading for more interesting gaming images from around the web.

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SmartBoy Game Boy

HyperKin's SmartBoy turns compatible smartphones into a real Game Boy that works with official cartridges, and it's being offered for just $29 shipped, this week only, originally $49.99. Easy to install, just attach the SmartBoy to your device, pop in your favorite game, and make your friends jealous. Start playing in seconds. Featuring a classic-style tactile button set, and it upscales to your phone's resolution without requiring batteries. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Game Boy iPhone Case Playable

Game Boy iPhone cases are nothing new, but this one from Wanle actual doubles as a playable gaming machines, loaded with some timeless classics. In addition to Tetris, Tank, F1 Racing, and Snake, your iPhone retains full functionality with complete access to all ports, and without draining your handset's power either, as it uses its own button-cell battery. Continue reading for two more videos (including one of the Samsung Galaxy version) and more information.

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Pocket Sprite Game Boy

Photo credit: Kotaku

We covered PocketSprite, a few weeks ago, but now, reviewers all over the world have gotten their hands on a few prototype units. Just to recap, this keychain-sized gaming machine is powered by an ESP32 dual-core 240 MHz processor with 512 KB of RAM, and can emulate Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Master System, Game Gear, and many other gaming consoles quite brilliantly, or at least for its size. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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Game Boy Drawing

Photo credit: Nikola Culjic via Bored Panda

Nikola Culjic is a self-taught artist from Serbia who specializes in creating drawings that appear three-dimensional when viewed from certain angles, like the Nintendo Game Boy above. "I started drawing portraits and it was hard, there were great artists which in this holy will never achieve (maybe one day), so I decided to draw something different, something rear. 3D is something what people like and I want to be the best at this. I am using colored pencils, markers and pastel. Inspiration is everywhere, just need to catch it," said Nikola. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Hyperkin Ultra GB



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Nintendo Game Boy fans rejoice! Soon, you'll be able to get your hands on an aluminum version of the original console, but with a few modern upgrades, thanks to Hyperkin. Code named "Ultra GB," this portable gaming machine will feature left and right audio for stereo as well as an audio amp - possibly LSDJ chip tune software, a USB-C charging port, an RGB wheel to cycle through color options, all priced at under $100 when it's released. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to make custom Star Wars lightsabers.

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BittBoy Game Boy

The BittBoy may look like the original Nintendo Game Boy, but don't be fooled, as this handheld gaming system offers a rechargeable 500mAh battery that is good for hours of gameplay, an ultra crisp 2.2" IPS display, composite video output for playing on the big screen, and 300 preloaded games. For those wondering, yes, many of the included games are actual NES titles, but run through an emulator. Get one here now. Continue reading for another hands-on video review, more pictures and information.

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Game Boy Eclipse

Photo credit: ZHX via Peta Pixel

The Game Boy Camera was first released on September 17, 1998 in Japan, and is compatible with all of the Game Boy platforms (with the exception of Game Boy Micro). The camera itself sports a 128x128 pixel CMOS sensor, and can store 128x112, black & white digital images using the 4-color palette of the Game Boy system. Reddit user "ZHX" decided to use one to shoot the solar eclipse from Portland, Oregon this week, and the image above was the result. Continue reading for another video, a picture of the actual rig, and more information.

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