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Game Boy VC photo
Game Boy VC

Don't expect to see anymore Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console

Oct 09
// Chris Carter
Nintendo is generally pretty guarded when it comes to the inner workings of the Virtual Console service, but publisher Natsume has been incredibly open, dishing out insight time and time again over the past few years. This ti...
Pikaboy photo

This custom 'Pikaboy' Game Boy Color is amazing

I want one
Jul 13
// Chris Carter
One of my favorite things to do at Destructoid is share passion projects from all the other gamers out there, and this "Pikaboy" is no exception. Although the project itself is a bit old in nature, eforie's creatio...
Pokémon throwback photo
Pokémon throwback

These old Pokémon ads and toys bring me back

My childhood, summarized
Feb 20
// Jordan Devore
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...
Sony's Keith photo
Sony's Keith

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

Castaway Boy Keith
Feb 10
// Jordan Devore
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...

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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
// Jordan Devore
"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 ...
Pokémon photo

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

This is a thing of beauty
Dec 10
// Brett Makedonski
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...
Super Smash Bros photo
Super Smash Bros

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

Aug 11
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
Smash Bros. photo
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
// Jordan Devore
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...
Music photo

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

Dedicated to creator Gunpei Yokoi
Jul 31
// Jordan Devore
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...
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
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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
// Abel Girmay
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...
RetroN photo

The RetroN 5 is my childhood of gaming in one box

Coming real soon
May 24
// Jordan Devore
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...
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
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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Pick up replacement game manuals at Nintendo's online store

Or you could hit up ReplacementDocs, I reckon
May 16
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
Kirby photo

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

Double down on Kirby
May 05
// Jordan Devore
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...
Game Boy Color photo
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
// Chris Carter
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...

Happy 25th Anniversary, Game Boy!

Apr 21 // Brittany Vincent
Eventually, Dad surprised me with Pokémon Yellow and a green Game Boy Pocket a few years later. Then, when my cousin bragged about his purple Game Boy Color, I knew I had to have one too. It only snowballed from there.  But there's one thing that has never changed: the admiration for this handheld that's stuck with me through dalliances with the Game Gear and other technological goodness. I thought the Cybiko might be my new love briefly, but I was blinded by the ability to have mobile AIM for all my RPs. I was stupid. On May 18, I will be the same age as my favorite handheld gaming system, and it's pretty cool to say I grew up with it. So buy yourself an entire cake and eat it, Game Boy, because we've had a hell of a time, you and I. What about the rest of you? What are some of your stories? Favorite games? Join us in celebrating and let us know!
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...


Twitch Plays Pokemon causing chat issues

Feb 20
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...

Twitch Plays Pokemon viewed over 7.5M times so far

Cooperative gaming taken to a whole new level
Feb 17
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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 ...
Pokemon photo

Twitch Plays Pokemon is the best thing since Salty Bet

Can they get defeat the Elite Four?
Feb 14
// Jordan Devore
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...
Chiptunes photo

Chiptuner Dr. Popular to release album on GBA cartridge

If his Kickstarter gets funded, that is
Jan 17
// Ian Bonds
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 ...
Mega Man V photo
Mega Man V

Mega Man V hits the Japanese 3DS eShop next week

Hopefully a US release is coming soon
Oct 30
// Chris Carter
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...
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...

Top Ten Legit Pokemon

Oct 13 // Jim Sterling
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.


English version of the Pokemon Origins anime in the works

Go back to where it all began
Sep 26
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
JonTron photo

JonTron died and on the third day rose again

He also plays some Hercules games
Sep 25
// Tony Ponce
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...
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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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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
// Tony Ponce
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...

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