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Smartwatches Fulfil Their True Destiny With A Game Boy Emulator

Google and Apple can pitch them as productivity tools all they want, but the real reason anyone would strap a smartwatch to their wrist is as a more covert way to kill time and avoid boredom. So it’s good to know that when your Twitter and Facebook feeds run dry, you can always boot up a Game Boy emulator on your Android Wear watch to stay distracted.


This Nintendo Avengers Animation Short Should Be Made Into A Game ASAP

Video: Here’s a fun mash-up that combines two things most people who enjoyed childhood video games and comic book movies: Nintendo characters as The Avengers. Mario is Iron Man, Pikachu is Thor, Luigi turns into the Hulk, Link as Captain America and so on.


These Tiny Game Boy Headphones Are Wonderful, Even If They Sound Awful

When it comes to buying gadgets and electronics there’s always going to be compromise. To get the features you want, you’ll have to learn to live with things you don’t. Take these headphones, for example. For just $US20, they probably don’t sound amazing, but the inline remote and mic is shaped like an adorably tiny Game Boy. A fair trade-off if I ever heard one.


This Lego Mario Brothers Lamp Is The Geekiest Way To Spend $US2,200

Let’s say that you’ve got a spare two grand stuffed in a shoebox under your bed, and you want to put it towards something really useful. No, not paying off a credit card bill, or getting your car serviced — you want to blow that on a Mario Bros lamp made out of Lego.


The Animated History Of The Nintendo Game Boy

Nintendo’s handheld video game consoles didn’t start off being called Game Boy and the ones you can buy now aren’t even called Game Boy anymore. But a Nintendo handheld video game console will always be a Game Boy to my brain and to many other well-adjusted humans who are just pretending to be adults right now.


What's The Best Video Game Peripheral Ever?

Video game consoles are amazing. Ever since I cracked into my first NES 20+ years ago, they continued their steady progression of awesome. Yeah, there have been a few hiccups along the way (does anyone remember 3DO Interactive Multiplayer?), but overall every iteration was an improvement.


Master Mobile Gaming With This Upgraded Bluetooth NES Controller

Touchscreens are fine for solving puzzles and flinging birds, but for action-based mobile games nothing will ever beat a physical controller in hand. The makers of the FC30, a Bluetooth controller that paid homage to the original Nintendo Famicom, are back with a new and improved wireless gamepad that now hearkens back to the NES.


Everything You Need To Know About Nintendo's E3 Presentation

Nintendo ran its own E3 presentation in the wee hours of this morning, in the form of an extended Nintendo Direct. What did you miss? Loads of stuff! New Zelda, Smash Bros. info and what can only be described as a Nintendo-esque interpretation of the humble third person shooter.


Steve Wozniak Was So Good At Tetris He Got Banned From Nintendo Power

In our article about Tetris’s 30th anniversary, the one and only Steve Wozniak dropped by to regale us with tales of his long reign as America’s #1 Tetris champion. He was so good, Nintendo Power magazine stopped accepting his score submissions. So Woz had to get crafty.


How Tetris Helped Game Boy Take Over The World

Thirty years ago today, Russian computer programmer Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov created Tetris. Unveiled behind the Iron Curtain, the deceptively simple, maddeningly addictive game soon left the Soviet Union. It lived on dozens of platforms, but its Lennon-McCartney (Lenin-McCartney?) partner was Nintendo’s Game Boy. And the duo defined modern mobile gaming as we know it.


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