This steampunk Nintendo Game Boy is the portable gaming choice of the distinguished gentleman or lady who wants to game while riding in the coach or on a steamship cruise. It’s classy. An elegant console from a more civilized age.
Zane Amiralis and Joshua de Haan want you to dust off your old Game Boy and give it a much needed upgrade. Their Hdmyboy hardware mod upscales the video from the handheld gaming device into high definition, which you can then view on a modern display via an HDMI cable.
Great news! The crap games in airplane seatbacks’ days might be numbered. No longer will you have to play crummy knock-offs of Flash games that were popular a few years ago with the bored-homemaker-who-turned-the-cleaning-over-to-a-Roomba demographic. Someday soon, you could be playing classic Nintendo Game Boy games, which would be so much better.
Not all wearables have to be the next big thing. Here’s a high-tech piece of jewelry that you can make with the help of Adafruit’s Pro Trinket microcontroller and a 3D printer. It’s a pendant with a 1.44″ LCD display that’s playing a looping animation.
You may have heard of The Internet Arcade, a collection of about 900 classic arcade games that you can play right in your web browser. If you’re looking for a more authentic arcade experience, check out Digital Cybercherries’ NewRetroArcade.
Smartwatches are imminent, but they’re not quite useful enough yet to have become any more than a niche product for hardcore tech geeks, much like Google Glass. Personally, if I were to drop a few hundred dollars on a watch, it would be an analog watch that will be in style for roughly a century, not a tech piece that will be made obsolete in a few months.
Etsy seller Theworldisagameboy turns the classic Nintendo handheld into a game system and a toy in one. Check out the TMNT Michelangelo version that he made. It has it’s own Oven Fresh PIZZA! cartridge, of course.
If you need a flash drive, here are some geeky gaming alternatives that are screaming for your money. These hand-carved classic game console inspired controllers can even be personalized with a name. Heck, maybe your high score on your favorite game too.
We’ve featured Supermandolini’s Console Wars Veteran Pins. But of course battles are fought on other platforms as well, which is why the studio also made Computer Wars Veteran Pins, for the master race’s grizzled combatants.
Meanwhile, Supermandolini’s latest gaming-themed pin is for field agents, those who were first to stack blocks, wake Link and collect ’em all.
Last month we saw a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons used to make a portable console emulator based on the Raspberry Pi. Then we saw a similar system packed in a 3D printed case. Recently a man named John Hassl showed that it’s possible to make the same system using an original Game Boy case and buttons.
A few weeks ago we saw how you can use a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons to make a Raspberry Pi handheld console. If you don’t have a Game Boy Pocket but have access to a 3D printer, Adafruit has a viable alternative called PiGRRL.
The Raspberry Pi is powerful enough to run a software emulator for classic consoles. We’ve seen it used to make a custom portable gaming system, a tiny arcade machine and even a gigantic Game Boy costume.
Japanese shop den combined its love for video games with the its country’s classic board game shogi by replacing its pieces with ones that look like the Game Boy. The pieces are made of laser cut wood and acrylic.
I never would have thought that a Game Boy would look good as a brick, but it actually looks pretty awesome. It looks heavy, but cool. Anyway, you may not believe it, but Nintendo’s handheld gaming system recently celebrated it’s 25th birthday.