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Lilbits: Game Boy’s long lost WorkBoy accessory revealed at last

The Game Boy changed the way people play video games when it was first released in 1989. It wasn’t the first handheld gaming device, but it hit a sweet spot thanks to a combination of portability, playability, and a great selection of games. But it was almost more than a game console – in the […]

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Researchers built a battery-free Game Boy

Most portable electronic gadgets these days ship with rechargeable batteries… and many modern smartphones and other devices support fast charging that lets you refuel quickly. But what if you didn’t need a battery at all? A team of researchers have developed a proof-of-concept handheld gaming device that doesn’t use a traditional battery. Instead it draws […]

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HyperKin’s RetroN Jr brings Game Boy to the big screen (cartridges and all)

Over the last few years we’ve seen surge in “retro consoles” designed to let you play classic games using modern hardware. There are official systems like the NES Classic, PlayStation Classic, and Genesis Mini. And there are unofficial systems like the Super Retro Champ, which lets you play SNES and Sega Genesis games on a […]

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Wanle iPhone case puts a game console on the back of your phone (Looks like a Game Boy, doesn’t play Game Boy games)

Want to play some classic games on your smartphone? Just fire up an emulator and your $1000 phone can run some decades-old, grayscale Game Boy games. But if you miss the physical buttons, greyscale (or greenscale) display, and distraction-free environment of the original Game Boy, the Wanle Gamers Console for iPhone is something a little… […]

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PocketSprite is a Game Boy clone smaller than a business card (crowdfunding)

Want to play Game Boy games on the go? There are plenty of emulators you can install on your smartphone. But what if you want to play on a tiny device with physical buttons, a ridiculously small screen, and a body small enough to comfortably clip to your keychain? That’s what the PocketSprite is for… […]

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This might be one of the tiniest DIY Game Boy systems ever

Nintendo’s Game Boy line of devices revolutionized the idea of what a handheld game console can do. This year the company did it again by launching a living room console that’s also a portable gaming tablet. But some folks still enjoy playing classic Game Boy titles that are decades old… and some folks have at least […]