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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Got You Into Pokémon?

    The Pokémon brand turns 20 years old this month. While that makes me feel extremely old (I'm feeling super nostalgic just looking at the Red and Blue boxarts), that also made me realize that in those 20 years, there have been a ton of potential points of entry for fans of the series. For me... More
  • Blog Post: These Game Gear Illustrations Deserve To Be On A Shirt

    What if game worlds existed beyond the tiny screens in front of us? Earlier this month, illustrator Alex Griendling composed this sweet looking Game Boy design. My #gameboy illustration for today's @VectorDailies ! #VectorDailies pic.twitter.com/qBSPYqZNiT — Alex Griendling (@alexgriendling... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon's Original Creators Reminisce About 20 Years And Broken Computers

    As part of The Pokémon Company's celebration of 20 years of pocket monsters, it has released a pair of videos interviewing those who have been there since the beginning. Below, you will find a video with Junichi Masuda, a Pokémon game director who started as a programmer and sound designer... More
  • Blog Post: Real World Pokémon Gym Opening In Japan Next Month

    Part Pokémon-focused arcade, part augmented reality Pokémon experience, Japan is getting a Pokémon Gym, and it's opening next month. The facility is being called a "hands-on edutainment facility" according to a translation from Siliconera and is being billed as a social... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Mario Game?

    We recently offered up our ranking of our favorite core Super Mario games . What's your favorite? Unlike our own list, which stuck to the core Super Mario platformers, we're opening this list up to all things Mario. If Mario Party is your favorite Mario game, leave it as a comment. If Super Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Harvest Moon Publisher Says Nintendo Is Discontinuing 3DS Game Boy Ports

    Nintendo's Virtual Console library of games from classic systems is the icing on the cake for 3DS and Wii U owners. However, according to a recent tweet by longtime publisher of the Harvest Moon series, Natsume Inc., the Big N may be moving on from digitizing the little gray cartridges over to the... More
  • Blog Post: Learn The History And Psychiatric Applications Of Tetris

    Tetris has a long and storied history thanks to licensing complications early in the game's lifespan, and recently has been used to help study the brain in surprising ways. The latest video YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming looks at the game's history and development and explains why creator... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Nintendo Handheld Is Your Favorite?

    With Nintendo officially detailing the North American release of the New 3DS XL, it got us thinking back to our favorite handheld hardware. Whether you're talking the grey brick that was the original Game Boy or the sleek New 3DS XL, Nintendo has always been successful in the realm of handhelds.... More
  • Blog Post: Here’s How To Customize Your Game Boy In Five Minutes

    Okay, you might not have the benefit of time lapse photography in real life, but if you have any art skills and some paint markers then customizing your video game equipment has never been easier. When I was a kid, I put a dinosaur sticker on my Game Boy and thought I was a stud, but this slick time... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How Pikmin, Will Wright, And M.C. Escher Snuck Into Zelda Games

    The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming uncovers more about the Zelda series. In the video you will find out M.C. Escher's piece, Another World, likely inspired a dungeon in Twilight Princess, where Pikmin references show up in Wind Waker and Minish Cap, and how Will Wright (creator of SimCity... More
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Video Game Concert Featuring Silent Hill And Castlevania Composers To Be Streamed Online

    VConcert is an upcoming video game concert featuring a number of well-known video game composers and musicians, and you will be able to watch the whole thing online. Performers include Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill) Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night), The Megas (Megaman tribute band), C418... More
  • Blog Post: Realistic Pokémon Artist Tackles Gyarados, Rayquaza, And More

    Artist RJ Palmer, who specializes in realistic renditions of familiar Pokémon, has released a new pair of pieces. Above and below you will find Palmer's take on Gyarados and Rayquaza as well as a few other Pokémon like Tentacruel, Emolga, Cloyster, and many more. For more impressive... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are The Start Screens For Nearly Every Game Boy Game Ever Made

    You may remember YouTuber NicksplosionFX from his previous video game start screen compilations for the NES and SNES . Now he has released another start screen compilation, this one for the Game Boy. The video, which clocks in at 2 hours and 42 minutes long, contains the opening scenes for nearly every... More
  • Blog Post: Here's A Game Of Tetris Played With Cushions

    A short little animation from Niko Schatz builds a accurate physics Tetris model – but with cushions. It's a bit mesmerizing to watch the pieces fall down the well, bouncing about like cushions, but eventually falling into the appropriate place. It doesn't completely follow accurate Tetris... More
  • Blog Post: OverClocked ReMix Celebrates Gameboy's 25th Anniversary With A Tribute Album

    The Game Boy was released in North America on July 31, 1989 – 25 years ago today. In celebration of the original mobile gaming device’s 25th anniversary, video game music group OverClocked ReMix has released Legacy: Game Boy 25th Anniversary , a collection of 15 songs from the Game Boy and... More
  • Blog Post: Children Share Their First Impressions Of The Original Game Boy

    In a new video from YouTube channel TheFineBros , kids share their thoughts on Nintendo's original Game Boy – or as they call it, "an old DS." The assorted kids gathered for the video are aged between 6-12 and they share their first thoughts as they see the Game Boy. Some are familiar... More
  • Blog Post: Informational Video Details The History Of The Game Boy

    A new video from the group at Did You Know Gaming covers the history and legacy of the Game Boy. You can check out the video below, which details how the Game Boy was the first video game console played in space, why the screen has a green hue, and how the Game Boy Pocket was created as a gift for Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Modders Recreate The Experience Of Playing A Game Boy In A Virtual Living Room With Oculus Rift

    Most Oculus Rift experiences aim to create something that cannot be experienced in real life. Modders have placed players behind the wheels of a Mario Kart and in the world of Ocarina of Time , but Shane O'Brien opted for a different Oculus Rift Nintendo experience. In the video below, you'll... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo eShop Expands Its Mega Man Collection Throughout May

    Every Thursday throughout the rest of May, Nintendo's 3DS eShop will list another Mega Man game – four of Mega Man's Game Boy adventures and two of his Game Boy Color titles. Nintendo says that it is celebrating Mega Man's inclusion into Super Smash Bros. with the release of these six... More
  • Blog Post: SNES, Game Boy Games Could Be Remixed Next

    Nintendo's NES Remix and Remix 2 for the Wii U combine a number of classic 8-bit Nintendo games and transform them into a series of challenges and minigames. So far only NES games have gotten the remix treatment, but if fan support is strong enough SNES titles could be next. In an interview with... More
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