InsideGadgets Wireless Gameboy Controller: Official GBAtemp Review

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    Well, this is certainly a unique product. InsideGadgets have created a device that allows you to play your PC, SNES, or Gamecube games using a Gameboy as a controller. Sounds pretty nifty, right? Well, it sure is, but is it actually that useful as a controller, or is it just a gimmicky piece of plastic that you would quickly shelve? Check out our official GBAtemp review, and give us your thoughts on the product!

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  1. Ericthegreat

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    Eh, some people probably love playing on the original system but with a bigger screen.
     
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  2. Oron Gefen

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    I mean this is definitely interesting, but original hardware is the best!
     
  3. Ericthegreat

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    Eh, the gb screen is pretty shit.
     
  4. DaFixer

    DaFixer Dare to be stupid

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    In my mencave ;)
    That sound very cool.
    Playing tetris on a bigger screen, whit the GB as controller is a cool idea.
     
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  5. Catastrophic

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    It's interesting, but seems awfully redundant considering you're only getting like a NES controllers worth of buttons.
     
  6. migles

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    i guess you guys missed the point? or didnt read it?
    this is a way to use a gameboy as a wireless controller.
    it's now a way to stream a game into the gb or something like that if you guys tought. its just using the gb as a controller

     
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  7. Ryccardo

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    A capture card is more appropriate then, isn't it?
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  8. Ericthegreat

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    Yea, you download the gb rom, you use a evil emulator, then you use this.
     
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  9. ANTONIOPS

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    It's sad that I destroyed my original gameboy 20 years ago trying to fit gba cartridges in it:cry:.
     
  10. x65943

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    So you destroyed your gameboy in 1999, 2 years before the gba came out? With gba games? d:
     
  11. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    how you going to play games properly with just 2 buttons? most games wouldn't even work your definitely not playing any GameCube games with it. it's a neat idea but not very practical. hope they aren't planning to make $ from this :P
     
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  12. ANTONIOPS

    ANTONIOPS GBAtemp Regular

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    You are right :shy:, I said 20 years in a way of saying "many many years ago", I got my first GB when pokemon red was released, then I got my first GBA with warioland 4 and it was at that time when I tried to fit the gba cartridges in the GB slot, I cut the back of the GB with a saw and when I tried to fit the cartridge in.... well, it didn't work, so.... I took all the pieces apart and threw everything in a box, and I don't remember where I put it.
     
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  13. pasc

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    Thats some cute logic right there.

    Still. Wonder if that GB is really broken. Probably just a port to be replaced.
     
  14. Aliogeek

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    I totally agree that 2 buttons is really not enough but they've made a GBA version of this which allow the use of L+R buttons :)
    Tons of games are playable with 4 buttons
     
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  15. Captain_N

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    I would be interested in this if it was also a flash cart that can copy roms to itself over a wifi network...
     
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  16. TheZander

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    I cannot believe I've lived this long without it
     
  17. Naster

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    If only it would allow to stream actual gameplay to PC.
     
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  18. Daisies
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    I mean, this just makes the GB act as a controller. You still use an emulator to play the games.
     
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