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At #CES2018, ‘Retron’-maker Hyperkin showed off its Game Boy Clone System

With the influx of cloned retro systems (standard-sized and micro-sized), this has become a great way to experience — for the first time ever or in a while — older games on newer hardware.  Via a report from Gizmodo, Hyperkin, the makers of the Retron 5, unveiled their clone system to the popular Nintendo Game Boy, temporarily called the “Ultra Game Boy”; that will DEFINITELY be renamed for trademark and copyright reasons (because DUH). However, that codename is a great description of Hyperkin’s hardware, which aims to improve on Nintendo’s original Game Boy in many ways that won’t impede on the system’s classic gameplay. In yet, they DID release their take on the original Xbox’s “Duke” controller because REASONS…
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Sega Game Gear – Doc’D #47

In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, features, and lasting legacy of Sega’s Game Gear portable video game system.
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This custom ‘Pikaboy’ Game Boy Color is…just…AWESOME!!!

One of my favorite things to do here on The PractitioNERD is share passion projects from all the other gamers and tech-tinkerers out in with crazy world, and this “Pikaboy” is a prime example of that! Even though this amazing project is pretty retro and not new, this interesting and awesome little creation from eforie came to my attention through Geek.com.  Essentially, it’s a Game Boy Color system that also features LED cheeks (a’la the Pikachu edition of the Nintendo 64 — which I gifted my little sister a couple of years ago), a rotating tail, and modified buttons. WANT.

[Thanks eforie & Geek.com]

From Gehry Musicals to Cane Dewey – WIRed #111

It’s time for Episode 111 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses Frank Gehry the Musical, the awesome axial engine, the Game Boy Raspberry Pi Edition & the infamous “Cane Dewey” promo! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading From Gehry Musicals to Cane Dewey – WIRed #111

The Ultimate Arcade Machine…In a Raspberry Pi’ed Game Boy!

I’m telling you guys, I cannot get enough of these Raspberry Pi hacks! I’ve came across this hack project by DIYer and gamer John Hassl, in which he has given new life to the original, grey-bricked, green-lit monochromatic screened Game Boy, all thanks to the best little $35 microcomputer Raspberry Pi. This project features Hassl cramming the Pi into the case of an old-school Game Boy, and running retro game system emulator software on the Pi to give provide access to all your favorite classic game titles on the portable game system you and I know and love. Hassl even goes the extra step to hack on a few extra buttons around back of the case for use of playing games on some more modern system emulators. Continue reading The Ultimate Arcade Machine…In a Raspberry Pi’ed Game Boy!

3D Moon Base LastPasses GB/Oculus WWE Contracts – WIRed #102

It’s time for Episode #102 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses 3D-Printed architecture on the moon, why LastPass is the bees-knees-if-ya-please, playing a virtual Game Boy on the Oculus Rift, and the funny things on WWE Pay-Per-View match contracts! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.

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YOU TOO Can Play a virtual Game Boy in the Oculus Rift

OK; I do love playing video games, but I see no real purpose of playing a video game of me playing a video game. It’s just that the redunancy is not appreiciated by me.  However, this virtual Game Boy emulator that was programmed for the Oculus Rift is pretty interesting.  Essentially, the Facebook-owned virtual reality headset comes with a set of ROMs and a fairly complicated setup as opposed to just grabbing  an actual Game Boy and playing a quick game of Tetris. Continue reading YOU TOO Can Play a virtual Game Boy in the Oculus Rift

Street Photography…with the Game Boy Camera!

Game Boy Camera Makes For A Whole New Kind Of Street PhotographyOh, the Game Boy Camera, our early preview for taking digital — fairly poor in quality in modern comparisons — photographs with a device that could fit in you pocket (for the most part).  Recently, photographer David Friedman unearthed and released a set of awesome black-and-white photos of New York City that he had taken back in 2000. Now, these are NOT your typical stunning higher-resolution photos that you’ll see available on his professional website (or the website of any other professional photographers).  These photos were ALL captured with his Game Boy Camera. Continue reading Street Photography…with the Game Boy Camera!

Interior Huts Apple-Cycling DiabloGB MC Angle – WIRed #98

It’s time for Episode 98 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses common area huts, Apple recycling, Diablo III on Game Boy, and Kurt Angle battle raps John Cena! Continue reading Interior Huts Apple-Cycling DiabloGB MC Angle – WIRed #98