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Pokémon throwback photo
Pokémon throwback

These old Pokémon ads and toys bring me back


My childhood, summarized
Feb 20
I went down an Internet wormhole last night when I really, truly should've just gone to bed. It began with this Imgur album of old Pokémon ads, but as someone who grew up alongside Pokémania, it couldn't end the... read
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Sony's Keith

Sony's canceled Game Boy title would have beaten Link's Awakening to the punch


Castaway Boy Keith
Feb 10
Today in cool old videogames I'm only now hearing about for the first time, we have Castaway Boy Keith, an unreleased action-RPG for the Game Boy from Epic/Sony. As much as the screenshots resemble a certain handheld Nintendo... read
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Our new overlord

All hail TASbot: Twitch chat on a Super Nintendo, complete with emotes


'At this point, it's less of a game and more of a program'
Jan 05
"If you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed your buttons perfectly -- if you pressed them a little bit earlier, a little bit later, or if you had perfect timing, perfect reactions, and you knew exactly what ... read
Pokémon photo
Pokémon

I wish I had the artistic talent to make a sweet Charizard Game Boy


This is a thing of beauty
Dec 10
You can't comprehend how bad I am at drawing and painting. Impossibly bad. Like, I'm not positive I'd pass a kindergarten class if that's a thing five year-olds get judged on. Then there are people like this who can flawless... read
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Super Smash Bros

Super Smash Bros on 3DS is getting this neat Game Boy stage


Ba-ding!
Aug 11
I had ever intention to just play the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. I think I'm going to have to check out the 3DS version now though after seeing there's going to be a Game Boy stage.  Sakurai even threw in a "ba-d... read
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Smash Bros.

Do you recognize this latest Super Smash Bros. Assist Trophy?


The more obscure nods are a major reason why I adore Smash
Aug 04
I vaguely knew of the game but not the character. Do you know who this guy is? It's the Prince of the Sablé Kingdom, of course! (Who?) He's from Intelligent Systems' Japan-only Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru, which rele... read
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Music

Celebrate the Game Boy's 25th birthday with this free OC ReMix album


Dedicated to creator Gunpei Yokoi
Jul 31
25 years ago, the Game Boy launched in North America. Do you still have yours? The folks at OverClocked ReMix have put together a celebratory arrangement album, Legacy: Game Boy 25th Anniversary, featuring 15 songs from game... read
Game Boy photo
Game Boy

Surprise! Kids today are spoiled, jaded, and kinda dumb when you show them older technology


But we knew that already
Jul 08
Completely removing nostalgia from the equation, these Kids React videos rub me the wrong way. For one thing, kids just don't have any relevant opinions that I'm interested in. I don't find them funny or insightful. And hone... read
Game Boy photo
Game Boy

Did You Know Gaming hits us with Part 2 of its Game Boy series


Make sure to check out the channel!
May 27
Did you know, the Game Boy Color had wireless capabilities via an infrared sensor? Or that the system also had motion controls? Did you know that the Game Boy Advance was supposed to have online and wireless multiplayer at o... read
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RetroN

The RetroN 5 is my childhood of gaming in one box


Coming real soon
May 24
Hyperkin's RetroN 5 console will be released in the Americas for $140 beginning June 6, 2014. It seems to be sold out for the time being, so I hope you got your pre-order in. This thing is a beast, supporting NES, Famicom, SN... read
Game Boy photo
Game Boy

Check out the inner workings of a Game Boy and learn something while you're at it


Wanna see what makes this baby tick?
May 19
Vsauce3 is back at it again, with another stop-motion video like the previous Oculus Rift Fact Surgery we featured not long ago. This time, it's delving into the inner workings of the Game Boy while delivering some facts abo... read
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Nintendo

Pick up replacement game manuals at Nintendo's online store


Or you could hit up ReplacementDocs, I reckon
May 16
If you've got a ton of Nintendo games just laying around without manuals and there are no gamer yard sales around to pillage, Nintendo has just the answer. The online store is selling a bevy of replacement manuals for games l... read
Game Boy photo
Game Boy

Artists sure have gotten good at customizing the original Game Boy


Vadu Amka's Red and Blue design
May 05
I hadn't connected the dots until now, but artist Vadu Amka is responsible for a number of cool custom game system projects I've seen online, some more practical than others. This latest one, a Pokemon-themed Game Boy, makes ... read
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Kirby

Kirby's Dream Land 2 free with Triple Deluxe download in Europe


Double down on Kirby
May 05
European gamers who buy Kirby: Triple Deluxe from the 3DS eShop prior to July 13, 2014 will receive a free download code for Kirby's Dream Land 2, Nintendo has announced. This 1995 Game Boy title is a reminder of that phase w... read
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Game Boy Color

More Game Boy Color games may be coming to the 3DS, including Lufia: The Legend Returns.


And Harvest Moon 3
May 01
I think there's a distinct lack of Game Boy Color games on the 3DS, but that may change soon based on some recent Australian Classification ratings. Harvest Moon 3 and Lufia: The Legend Returns have been rated, noting a poten... read
25 years of Game Boy photo
We're almost the same age!
With fond memories of SolarStriker and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, today I wish the original Game Boy a very happy 25th anniversary. The little handheld that could came into this world kicking and screaming, setting a... read feature

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Twitch Plays Pokemon causing chat issues


Start
Feb 20
Twitch Plays Pokemon is a huge deal. So huge, in fact, it's been causing enormous stress on Twitch's chat system across the entire service. On Sunday Twitch actually moved the channel off of their normal servers onto a dedica... read
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Twitch Plays Pokemon viewed over 7.5M times so far


Cooperative gaming taken to a whole new level
Feb 17
So that whole Twitch Plays Pokemon thing? It's been viewed over 7.5 million times already. At present there's 75,000 concurrent users watching, and "the total number of unique Twitch members who have participated via chat is ... read
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

Twitch Plays Pokemon is the best thing since Salty Bet


Can they get defeat the Elite Four?
Feb 14
It could have easily been a disaster, but it's quite the opposite. I cannot stop watching. Twitch Plays Pokemon is a collaborative stream in which Pokemon Red/Blue is played by people in chat. Button inputs (e.g., "up," "down... read
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Chiptunes

Chiptuner Dr. Popular to release album on GBA cartridge


If his Kickstarter gets funded, that is
Jan 17
Doctor Popular (whom most may know from the Knifetank games) is preparing to unleash his newest chiptune album, Destroy All Presets, unto the world with the help of Kickstarter. Sure, we've all been there, there's a million ... read
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Mega Man V

Mega Man V hits the Japanese 3DS eShop next week


Hopefully a US release is coming soon
Oct 30
It appears as if the Mega Man Game Boy collection (referred to as Rockman World overseas) will be complete next week in Japan, as Mega Man V is hitting their 3DS Virtual Console. Celebrated by fans, Mega Man V is often consid... read
Pokemon Music photo
New album seeking Kickstarter funding needs your help
I know there are a lot of fans of Pokemon Reorchestrated's Kanto Symphony and Lost Diaries albums out there. The team is now looking to release a new project titled Double Team, which will cover music from the first five gene... read feature

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Too legitty to quitty!
With Pokemon X and Y now out for public consumption, you're probably curious as to what the best Pokemon are for your silky pleasures. Fortunately, Jim Sterling is here to drop knowledge bombs in yo' face, and tell which Pokemon are the most legit.  I know lots of things about Pokemon. Let me talk to you about Pokemon. read feature

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English version of the Pokemon Origins anime in the works


Go back to where it all began
Sep 26
Okay, first of all that remix of the Pokemon Red/Blue theme is pretty damn great. So yeah, the Pokemon Origins four episode anime will be coming to North America. The show will air on Pokemon TV on November 15, and will foll... read
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JonTron

JonTron died and on the third day rose again


He also plays some Hercules games
Sep 25
In the climactic war between Grump and Not So Grump, the mighty Jafari fell to the cunning Raptor. Tears were shed for the fallen, seemingly lost to the ether for eternity. Lo, Jafari was merely bidding his time, that he may... read
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Hip Tanaka

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes


Famed Nintendo musician pays respect to his old boss
Sep 23
Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who made Nintendo a gaming empire, passed away last week. Though he may have been a cutthroat codger while at the company's helm, his influence cannot be denied. His former employees have no doubt fo... read
Link's Awakening photo
Link's Awakening

Link's Awakening's jams get chopped for MeowMeow & BowWow


A fresh Zelda remix EP straight out of GameChops
Sep 07
While some of us were attending PAX and getting all the ladies, others were back home, hard at work in the studio. My buddy Dj CUTMAN produced a brand new Zelda EP through his net label GameChops, and it's ready for mass cons... read
Super Mario Crossover photo
Super Mario Crossover

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out


Work on the team's original game, Super Retro Squad, is progressing slowly
Aug 03
Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now a... read
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Shantae

Pore over Shantae's original design sketches


And don't forget to buy the game on eShop, fools!
Jul 19
The release of EarthBound on the Wii U unfortunately overshadowed the equally long-awaited arrival of WayForward's Game Boy Color gem Shantae on the 3DS. But I'm not about to sit by and allow our spunky little gal pal to be i... read
Mega Man Game Boy photo
Mega Man Game Boy

Mega Man II, III, IV, V, and Xtreme are coming to the 3DS


The rest of the Game Boy lineup is coming to the Virtual Console
Jul 18
While the first six NES Mega Man games are currently residing on the 3DS Virtual Console, there's one odd man out sitting there all by his lonesome -- Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge -- the first and only Mega Man Game Boy title... read
Shantae photo
Shantae

Shantae FINALLY boogies onto 3DS on July 18


A month-long delay can't stop the sprightly half-genie lass
Jul 10
Good news, everyone! The critically acclaimed Game Boy Color gem, Shantae, was originally scheduled to release on the 3DS Virtual Console on June 20, but unsuspecting technical hiccups delayed the launch until some time this ... read
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Tony's Top 5 Mega Mans

Ranked: The five best Mega Man games (Tony's picks)


The REAL list of the Blue Bomber's greatest
Jun 25
I don't know if you are aware, but I'm something of a Mega Man nut. The bulk of the Mega Man articles that appear on Destructoid are penned by none other than yours truly, and I sometimes wonder if I'm going overboard. Should... read






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