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.
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.
Alexander Pietrow is an astrophotographer who wanted to try something new. So, he took an old Game Boy Camera, strapped it to a 6" Fraunhofer telescope with a Gosky Universal Cell Phone Adapter, and then proceeded to take pictures of the moon, as well as Jupiter. "I wondered if it would be possible to do astrophotography with this camera. Searching the internet I was surprised that nobody had tried this before and decided to give it a go," said Pietrow. Continue reading to see the full rig and the images he took.
The Nintendo Game Boy you see above belonged to a soldier during the Gulf War in 1990-91, and was damaged when a bomb hit the barracks he was staying in. Believe it or not, the game console still functions when plugged in, but it now perpetually runs Tetris at Nintendo World in New York City. Continue reading to view more things worn down by time. Click here for a few bonus images.
HyperKin's SmartBoy started out as an April Fools' Day joke a while back, but now it has become a reality. It's currently compatible with Samsung smartphones that have a USB-Type C port, like the Galaxy S8, and it works with both Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges. Priced at $49.99, it's designed to look and feel like a real handheld gaming console. "The SmartBoy has been about two years in the making - three if you count the months we were kicking around the idea. From an April Fool's Joke, to a successful dev kit, and now an officially licensed device, that little guy has come a long way," said Hyperkin Product Developer, Chris Gallizzi. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one explaining how long humans could survive in space without a spacesuit.
The NES Classic Edition may still be sold out everywhere, but soon, you'll be able to get your hands on a modern pocket-sized Game Boy, called the "Super Retro Boy". Featuring a 10-hour internal battery, backlit display, and compatibility with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges - a 10-in-1 cartridge is included. Expect to pay $79.99 when it hits stores this August. Click here for a few hands-on images. Continue reading for another video and more information.
If Nintendo ever partners with a mobile phone manufacturer (HTC, ASUS, etc.) to create a smartphone, it would probably look something like this, or at least color scheme wise. The "Smart Boy" looks normal, but when the "Game Bat" accessory pad is attached, it becomes a full-fledged mobile gaming device. Since Nintendo has just started with mobile games, it would only make sense to capitalize on their namesake, especially with all of the different limited special editions they could release. Continue reading for more pictures.
The Nintendo Switch may be launching in a few months, but there are still gamers waiting for an updated Game Boy, and this device, by F. Renner, gives us a glimpse at one possible design. It sports a cartridge slot, widescreen HD display, an SNES gamepad-style button layout, headphones jack, and traditional on / off switch as well as a volume toggle. If this were released today, we'd expect it to have WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth, and possibly a 4G data connection for gaming on-the-go. Continue reading for more pictures, including one of a special Fallout edition.
Hyperkin's Smart Boy case has become a reality, and it was debuted at E3 2016 in Los Angeles this past week. Unfortunately (or fortunately), this accessory now only supports Android handsets. This isn't just an emulator-based gimmick, but rather a case that accepts real Game Boy cartridges, which slot into the back. Continue reading for a side profile picture and more information.
Thanks to Raspberry Pi, this modder was able to hack an original Nintendo Game Boy into a multi-platform machine, capable of playing just about any classic title. That's right, running software known as "Emulation Station," this Pi-powered creation runs NES, SNES, Genesis, etc. games, complete with makeshift shoulder triggers, while additional the X and Y buttons were sourced from an old Super Nintendo controller. After some re-soldering and dremeling, a functional SD to Micro SD adapter was added inside the system. Plus, these mods also give it USB charging for added convenience. Continue reading for a video of a functional game console made from an Altoids tin.