Nintendo’s first foray into 3D gaming was released in Japan on July 21, 1995. On this, the Virtual Boy’s 20th birthday, let’s take a moment to appreciate all the joy it has brought gamers over the years. No really, I’m serious.
Snatcher is one of the coolest video games ever made. It also, obviously, never made it to Nintendo’s doomed Virtual Boy, so you’ve got a couple of fans to thank for this unexpected demo of the adventure classic running on the VR system.
While it feels like Street Fighter II has been released on every platform ever, that's not true, as Capcom never blessed Nintendo's doomed Virtual Boy with the classic fighter. That's where fans come the rescue, as Hyper Fighting has introduced Street Fighter II to wildly outdated 3D.
Yep, that's a game where you shoot Bowser with a Doom-style shotgun, in a Virtual Boy, the system that was so awkward it gave people migraines. When these guys say they're only doing this because they love it, they aren't exaggerating.
And you thought the Virtual Boy was only good for tennis and tired failed hardware jokes.
As soon as the Oculus Rift came out, you knew it was going to happen. This guy (Cymatic Bruce) is running a Virtual Boy emulator on the headset, playing Insane Mouse Mansion.
Keith Apicary, who in the absence of anything neater I'm just going call a video game comedian, is my new hero.
Know what makes Halko Momoi so damn cool? It's not only that she changed her first name's spelling because of 2001's HAL 9000 and the Nintendo game maker, Hal. It's not only that she does voice acting for a bunch of games and anime or that she records saccharine music.
The Virtual Boy may have traumatised Nintendo all those years ago, but these days, it seems all it's good for is comedic self-harm.
Many people in the gaming community were taken aback by Nintendo's announcement last night that the 3DS would be dropping price from $250 to $170 only five months after its initial launch in America and after fewer than 900,000 units have sold in the U.S.
In order to determine which video game console you should play, you must ask yourself a few questions. Are you a gamer? Do you prefer first-person shooters? Racist or non-racist? Dorkly's handy flowchart insults and informs.
The president of Nintendo of America and I have something in common: Neither of us has ever played the Virtual Boy, the odd virtual-reality Nintendo gaming goggles that flopped in the 90s. We haven't, so the Virtual Boy needs you.
For all its cult appeal, people sometimes forget why the Virtual Boy failed: because it sucked, and worse, because it caused us physical pain. It's time to get one back on the cruel little hndheld, by ripping its guts out.
Gunpei Yokoi, who sadly killed in an auto accident in 1997, was a gaming wizard. A new exhibit in Tokyo's Harajuku pays its respects to Yokoi's legacy.
It was 15 years ago this month that the ill-fated Virtual Boy, Nintendo's only real failure in the video game hardware market, was released in Japan. To celebrate, here are mock-ups of some games that never appeared on the system!
While companies like Sony and Nintendo are pushing 3D, the technology is not new. In movies, 3D was used in attempts to attract theatergoers that had dwindled during the 1950s as the diffusion of televisions increased.
In 1995, Nintendo released the Virtual Boy, a 3D gaming peripheral that made people vomit. It was yanked from the market, and Time called it one of the worst inventions ever. Yet, Nintendo has returned again with 3D. Why?
I poke fun at the Virtual Boy as much as the next guy, but does it belong on the same list as New Coke, Clippy the helpful paper clip, the Segway, and Agent Orange?
Fan site PlanetVB has posted what it claims to be the first ever online footage of two unreleased games for Nintendo's first 3D system, 1995's Virtual Boy.