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It's A Virtual Game Boy For The Oculus Rift

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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.


Using a recently released Game Boy emulator for the Unity Engine, Shane crafted a simple room where an Oculus Rift owner can sit and play Game Boy games like Tetris or Pokemon without any hands. Well, no virtual hands, at least — the game still needs to be controlled via keyboard.

Maybe I'm just old, but I imagine the disconnect here — playing Game Boy with no fingers on the virtual buttons — would be incredibly jarring. This is just a pair of fake hands away from greatness.


Oculus Rift Gameboy Emulator in Unity [YouTube via Polygon]

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My Gameboy Brick still works. How old is it now? 20 years? Built to last. Eats batteries like popcorn.