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How Obscure Star Fox Precursor X Got Two English Translations In One Day

While we often think of localizations as the final word in game development, the truth is that language is so fluid and malleable that there’s a good amount of subjectivity in every translation. Such is the case with a groundbreaking Game Boy game from Star Fox creators Argonaut Games, which recently saw both…Read more… Continue […]

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How Obscure Star Fox Precursor X Got Two English Translations In One Day

While we often think of localizations as the final word in game development, the truth is that language is so fluid and malleable that there’s a good amount of subjectivity in every translation. Such is the case with a groundbreaking Game Boy game from Star Fox creators Argonaut Games, which recently saw both…Read more… Continue […]

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Super Mario Land Was A Bit Heavy On The Stereo

Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s new, daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today we’re listening to a stone-cold classic: Mario’s very first portable adventure for the Game Boy. But first, some chatter.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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New Nintendo Leak Includes Several Unreleased Game Boy Games

Nintendo’s official release schedule may be a little thin, but the hits keep coming in the form of data leaks. The latest batch, which some have dubbed “Gigaleak III,” involves a huge “lotcheck” dump of Game Boy and Game Boy Color games that were either finished or close to being finished and sent off to […]

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The Analogue Pocket Retro Game Boy Handheld Ships In May 2021

Last year, Analogue, makers of excellent high-end retro consoles like the Analogue NT (NES) and Mega SG (Sega Genesis), announced a high-def portable Game Boy console complete with its own HDMI dock, due out in 2020. Thanks to covid-19's effect on the supply chain, the Analogue Pocket is now shipping in May of 2021,…Read more… […]

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NYC Prisoners Given $15 Bootleg Game Boys

Because prison visits and social mingling have been curtailed recently as part of Covid-19 precautions, the New York City Department of Corrections have decided to buy 5500 handheld gaming machines at a cost of $15 each to try and give inmates at the city’s prisons something else to do.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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NYC Prisoners Given $15 Bootleg Game Boys

Because prison visits and social mingling have been curtailed recently as part of Covid-19 precautions, the New York City Department of Corrections have decided to buy 5500 handheld gaming machines at a cost of $15 each to try and give inmates at the city’s prisons something else to do.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Ghostbusters And A Tale Of Licensing Hell

We all know about games that have had individual licensing issues, and games that have been changed for different markets (hi, Super Mario Bros. 2), but the story of this old Kemco Roger Rabbit title, released on the NES in Japan, is something else.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Ghostbusters And A Tale Of Licensing Hell

We all know about games that have had individual licensing issues, and games that have been changed for different markets (hi, Super Mario Bros. 2), but the story of this old Kemco Roger Rabbit title, released on the NES in Japan, is something else.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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You Can Connect Your Game Boy Camera to Modern Printers Using This $20 Adapter

Despite its utterly awful image quality (maxing out at a resolution of just 160×144 pixels), the Game Boy Camera was still a popular add-on, thanks in part to a cheap accessory that could print out tiny photos. But finding paper stock for the Game Boy Printer is no easy task these days, so Vaclav Mach […]

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You Can Connect Your Game Boy Camera to Modern Printers Using This $20 Adapter

Despite its utterly awful image quality (maxing out at a resolution of just 160×144 pixels), the Game Boy Camera was still a popular add-on, thanks in part to a cheap accessory that could print out tiny photos. But finding paper stock for the Game Boy Printer is no easy task these days, so Vaclav Mach […]

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Nintendo Comes To The Rescue After 95-Year-Old Grandmother’s Game Boy Breaks

In the Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan’s largest newspapers, seventy-year-old Kuniko Tsusaka recounted how her mother always had a Game Boy nearby to play Tetris. When her mother was 95 years old, her health started to suffer and her Game Boy stopped working. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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