Pokémon's Creepy Lavender Town Myth, Explained

The Pokémon Battle That Shouldn't Have Been Cut From Red And Blue

It's easy to dismiss Professor Oak as a doofy academic who can't even remember his grandson's name. But originally, Pokémon Red & Blue designed Professor Oak as a powerful trainer the player could face off sometime near the end of the game. » 10/20/14 3:30pm 10/20/14 3:30pm

One Guy Is Trying to Sell More Video Games Than You've Ever Seen

Remember that one NES game that you played every night for weeks then never got back from a friend you lent it to? This guy probably has it. And thousands of other games from the 1980s and 1990s, too. He's selling his entire collection for a whole lot of money. » 10/07/14 7:30pm 10/07/14 7:30pm

There's putting form over function, and then there's making a themed Game Boy case that's so ornate I'm not sure it's playable. This Donkey Kong-themed skin is one of the best custom console jobs I've seen. But it also raises important questions like: do those directional buttons actually work? » 9/16/14 5:55pm 9/16/14 5:55pm

Old Game Boy Ads Weren't Exactly Family Friendly

Nintendo's cultivated an image as the most squeaky clean creator on game company block, but it wasn't always that way. And by that I mean the '90s were weird, you guys. » 9/08/14 6:30pm 9/08/14 6:30pm

Reminder: The Game Boy Was Almost Indestructible

Yes, a Game Boy survived a bombing raid. But as famous as that story is, who's to say it wasn't a fluke? So Wired got Nintendo's old handheld and did some slightly more scientific study on it. » 9/07/14 8:36pm 9/07/14 8:36pm

The Most Violent Game Boy Game Isn't On The Game Boy

"Adventurer Lenna sets out on a quest to hunt down the Archangel that killed her child-prodigy students." Well, we're off to a good start. » 7/09/14 5:30am 7/09/14 5:30am

Kids Think The Original Game Boy Is A Piece Of Junk

When I was in the age range of the children in The Fine Bros. latest "Kids React" video, I would have gladly sold any one of them for a Nintendo Game Boy. » 7/06/14 5:12pm 7/06/14 5:12pm

The SNES And The Game Boy Advance Are Having A Baby

Rose Colored Gaming, whom you might remember by their impressive Luigi 2DS mod from last year, are coming out with a new Game Boy Advance model resembling the Super Nintendo. As you can see, they pretty much nailed the looks. » 7/04/14 4:00pm 7/04/14 4:00pm

Steve Wozniak Was So Good at Tetris He Got Banned from Nintendo Power

In our article about Tetris's 30th anniversary, the one and only Steve Wozniak dropped by to regale us with tales of his long reign as America's #1 Tetris champion. He was so good, Nintendo Power magazine stopped accepting his score submissions. So Woz had to get crafty. » 6/06/14 3:53pm 6/06/14 3:53pm

$5 Mario Game Sounds Worth The Investment

Sometimes, you need to spend millions of dollars on CG trailers, magazine advertisements and TV commercials to sell a game. And sometimes, you need to just tell a story straight from the heart. » 6/04/14 8:00pm 6/04/14 8:00pm

The Vanishing Modem And Other Surprising Game Boy Advance Trivia

Now that we've learned 13 things you might not have known about the original Game Boy, Did You Know Gaming takes us into the next generation of Nintendo handhelds, the Game Boy Advance. Did you know it was supposed to have a modem? » 5/25/14 11:00am 5/25/14 11:00am

13 Things You Might Not Know About The Game Boy

Ah, the Game Boy. A classic handheld system that's been around for 25 years—meaning, it has a rich and fascinating history. Let's take a look back, shall we? » 5/19/14 6:00pm 5/19/14 6:00pm

It's A Virtual Game Boy For The Oculus Rift

One of the key problesm with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is that it completely obscures the wearer's vision, making it impossible to play Game Boy while wearing it — until developer Shane O'Brien came up with this clever fix. » 5/18/14 2:11pm 5/18/14 2:11pm

Creator Of iPhone Game Boy Emulator Says Nintendo Made Him Pull It

For a few months now, an app called GBA4iOS has allowed iPhone users to take advantage of a system loophole in order to play Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games without jailbreaking their phones. » 5/14/14 12:00pm 5/14/14 12:00pm

Game Boy Camera Makes For A Whole New Kind Of Street Photography

Photographer David Friedman recently unearthed a set of beautiful black-and-white photos of New York City that he had taken in 2000. The only difference between these shots and the stunning higher-resolution ones available on his professional website? He captured all of the former shots with his Game Boy Camera. » 5/13/14 12:00pm 5/13/14 12:00pm