Designing A Brand New Game BoyS

Reader Justin wants to bring the Game Boy back. So he's designed a brand new one. It's not as rugged as its predecessors, but it sure is glassy.

Taking as many cues from modern phone design as portable games hardware, Justin's design has a 5.3" 1080p screen, two cameras, 16GB of flash memory, 4G connectivity, a quad-core processor and 2GB RAM. He thinks that would cost $199 - hey, he's dreaming here, remember - and serve as much as a mini-tablet as a games device.

Designing A Brand New Game BoyS

That sounds like the anti-Nintendo device in some ways. And I'm not sold on the fold-out controls. But then, once they're out, that slimline d-pad actually looks neat.

Designing A Brand New Game BoyS