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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.


This Developer Is Rebuilding Your Childhood Bedroom For Oculus Rift

What happens when you use technology from the future to rebuild the world of past? Nostalgic developer Roy Lazarovich is trying to figure that out with a new project called MemoRift. Put simply, he’s building a bedroom from the 1980s that you can explore using Oculus Rift.


John Oliver Brings Diversity To Nintendo

Video: John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight is HBO’s version of The Daily Show, and it’s so good. This week the British host takes on Nintendo for its decision not to include same-sex relationships in its latest simulation game, Tomodachi Life. The result is a diverse world of Nintendo.


Super Mario Song Played On Wine Glasses Sounds Just Like The Real Deal

If you listened with your eyes closed, you’d think this was just a video of someone playing Super Mario Bros on a vintage Nintendo. But there’s not a controller in sight. Just 48 wine glasses and a frying pan. Dan Newbie of YouTube, you’re a maestro of the kitchen.


The Game Boy Turns 25

You’ve almost certainly played a game on your phone today. Some beautiful, high-res game with a rainbow of colours and fluid animation. You’ve got a lot of power in your pocket these days, but portable gaming owes a lot to the chunky old Game Boy, which is 25 years old today.


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