Today, the Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 years old

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight

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    @Scarlet Woah :blink:

    So that's why reporters exist, they are underlings of @Chary :ninja:

    I'm discouraged from trying to become one of you now. :ph34r:
     
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  2. VinsCool

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    Hah twice as old as the typical userbase around here.
    To celebrate, I might go play some Tetris on my DMG.

    Now what the hell is a AA battery again?
     
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  3. SexySpai

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    your mom lol
    Cool.
     
  4. DSpider

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    I still have one, within arms reach from where I'm standing right now, and if I were a betting man, I'd say it still works (they were built like a tank).

    Do you guys know if there's a website where I can buy a battery cover for it, and maybe a flashcart?
     
  5. jt_1258

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    A girl on my game boy, what is this madness.
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    Legit though would actually like to have this one though o.o
     
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  6. Taleweaver

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    Happy birthday, Gameboy. You were truly my first (childhood) love.

    ... Along with everyone in my school back then. :P

    (seriously .. The game boy was INSANELY popular back then)
     
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  7. bowser

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    I got a boxed Gameboy recently to prepare for the celebrations. It cost only $15 because the screen was all shriveled but I repaired it.
     
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  9. hippy dave

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    2-player Tetris or 4-player Super RC Pro Am was the coolest thing to do on the bus to school.
     
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    30 years, my how time flies, I really am getting to be ancient :D
    I still play my GameBoy regularly, but of all the models I have, (excluding GBA) my GameBoy Light is probably the most used. Only because it has its own light.
     
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  11. DANTENDO

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    Its good to be ancient we were lucky enough to experience tht generation:D
     
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  12. Hanafuda

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    I owned an original Gameboy but not until summer '91. I got a job teaching English in Japan (JET Program) and packed a Gameboy w/ a few games in my luggage when I left. I played a hell of a lot of Castlevania that fall.

    I have an interesting curiosity in my collection --- an official Nintendo flash cart for Gameboy, which was available in Japan only. The catch is that there's no flashing hardware. You could only add new games (including overwriting old ones if your cart was full) using a Gameboy kiosk found in convenience stores and shopping areas. Pretty much useless now, except for the games that are on it, but still kinda neat that Nintendo made such a thing available.
     
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  13. DinohScene

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    Happy bday brickboy.
    I've got fond memories of it.
     
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  14. Leopoldo

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    I wouldn't say that about that cartridge. It is reflashable with things like these:

    https://shop.insidegadgets.com/product/gbxcart-rw/
    https://bennvenn.myshopify.com/products/reader-writer-gen2?variant=19222674951

    More info and projects:
    https://github.com/sanni/cartreader (wiki entry: https://github.com/sanni/cartreader/wiki/Reflashing-NP-GB-Memory-carts)
    https://github.com/Infinest/GB-Memory-Binary-Maker
    http://blog.gg8.se/wordpress/2013/0...-tale-of-reverse-engineering-sweat-and-tears/
     
  15. slaphappygamer

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    Wow, ok. I was 12 when this came out. I got it almost a year later, at 13. It boggles my mind how far we’ve come in gaming. Crazy
     
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  16. pedro702

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    i never owned the original gb, i got the gb color has my first ever game console with warioland 2, and then pokemon yellow, it was what made me a pokemon fan tot his day,a and nintendo one too, got n64 right after that and i own every nintendo system since them.
     
  17. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    Just went ebay to see if any boxed original unused sealed gameboys but none but if anyone wants a mint condition of spuds adventure if you got £2600 spare it's yrs:lol:
     
  18. loler55

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    I played yesterday Super Mario Land 2 on one of my gameboys
    i can tell thats not an easy game :)

    i buyed a few days ago a classic gameboy red edition with Ovp for 60 euros
    another red one is not on the pictures
    i have 5 gameboys classics in a row
     

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  19. BlastedGuy9905

    BlastedGuy9905 where's the updated autopsy report

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    under your desk
    you deserve a mansion for that pun



    in hell
     
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  20. fatHusky

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    got mine backlit 4 months ago lol
     
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