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Capcom kicked off a sale on games in its Mega Man series through the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops today. The sale coincides with the 27th anniversary of the iconic blue hero as well as the debut of another game on Nintendo's Virtual Console: Mega Man Zero. The Game Boy Advance classic is now avail...

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A few Game Boy games still stand as enjoyable classics, but hunching over the original handheld can get uncomfortable. Sure, additional options exist in the Super Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, back-lit GBA SP or the GameCube's Game Boy Player, but the draw of using the original Game Boy can be a f...

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Do you have $164,000 handy? If so, you can snag nearly every retro console game since the beginning of the NES era. Ebay seller "reel.big.fish," also known as Nintendo Twizer, is selling a positively massive collection of games and consoles, spanning everything from the NES to Super Nintendo, Sega ...

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We admit, we've not watched all 2 hours and 42 minutes of this compilation of almost every Game Boy start screen. But that's where you come in, Joystiq reader! You know what you have to do. Also, bonus points and virtual high-fives for watching NicksplosionFX's previous, similar-length start scr...

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Super Smash Bros. on the 3DS will feature a stage inspired by Nintendo's famous handheld, the Game Boy - AKA that "old DS" where you have to actually press buttons. Game director Masahiro Sakurai posted a picture of the stage to Miiverse earlier this week, noting that, "If you turn on the 3D effect...

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Kids today with their fancy touchscreens and their 1080p! Why, back in our day, we took our non-backlit 160 × 144 pixel screens and we liked it! Rabble! Rabble rabble rabble rabble! If you owned an original Game Boy and would like to feel like an old fogey yelling at people to get off ...

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The video game historians at Did You Know Gaming have returned with a look back at the history of Nintendo's wildly successful, beloved Game Boy handheld. From the classic, green-screen LCD brick to the Game Boy Advance, Did You Know Gaming explores the strange, often baffling plans surround...

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Mega Man fans voted and Capcom has planned accordingly - the schedule for the eShop's month-long marathon of portable Mega Man games has been revealed. Priority in the release order was granted according to the number of votes received from fans, with the most anticipated games arriving first. ...

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"If you build it, they will come" doesn't always apply to game development, as NES Remix director Koichi Hayashida recently illustrated. When asked about the possible inclusion of Super Nintendo, Game Boy or Game Boy Advance games in a future Remix game, Hayashida told IGN that "if there's a big en...

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Starting today and ending December 18, players can pick up downloadable copies of Capcom's landmark SNES platformer Mega Man X and bite-sized Game Boy series entry Mega Man for $2 each from Nintendo's eShop. The sale discounts the Wii U Virtual Console version of Mega Man X (regularly $7.99) and...

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There are at least two schools of thought when it comes to playing retro games. Let's call it two for the sake of argument. On one side, there are people who want all the modern conveniences, both in-game and out: save states, fast-forward and rewind in the games, and wireless controllers, high def...

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Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Androi...

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Aside from his tech eminence having helped found Apple, Steve Wozniak is apparently also a pretty sick Tetris player. He only plays the original Game Boy port, and admits he submitted his scores to Nintendo Power back in the day. "I was always #1 in the Nintendo Power listings in 1988, and after th...

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A 41-track chiptune album created by various artists under the name "Handheld Heroes Volume One" hit the web this week. While the album is on sale for $15, a mere $5 more nets buyers a physical DVD with extra goodies, including books on creating chiptune music and an LSDJ player ROM. Songs on the ...

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Toys are wasted on the children. Their small, undeveloped brains clearly don't have the faculties to appreciate the creativity and power of LEGOs. No kid could create the awesome transforming LEGO Game Boy and Tetris cartridge seen above. The duo are named Domaster and Tetrawing, the result of abou...

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Surprise! The 3DS eShop is getting not-terrible! The original downloadable games are starting to stack up (Pushmo, Mighty Switch Force), and the Virtual Console is home to a lot of interesting games -- like, for example, the Game Boy version of Bionic Commando, coming out December 29 in both North A...

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Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Androi...

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