Virtual Boy

Infendo Radio 451 – Attack of the Cake Troll

Thank you for joining us for this week's show! This week, we talk about Virtual Boy emulation, Pokémon GO forward compatibility, and Eugene hosts Nintentunes!

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 6 Project Ruh Roh

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! To this point in its history, Nintendo has made almost no poor business decisions, almost to the point of clairvoyance. Aside from an early mishap by a young Hiroshi Yamauchi in the Laser Clay Shooting System, Nintendo has ...

LOL: Be careful what you ask for, Nintendo 64 Kid

Personally, this scenario isn’t all that far-fetched. I had a similar moment happen to me when the Virtual Boy I received for Christmas in 1995 started to shoot lasers and pluck out my retinas, while forcing me to endlessly play Waterworld.

Video: The Animated History of Nintendos Consoles and Handhelds

Animators Anthony Veloso and Quentin Dron have created a clever video that highlights the history of Nintendo’s home consoles and handhelds. Not be confused with Brawl in the Family’s History of Nintendo tribute, the video starts off with the company’s popular Game & Watch handhelds from the early 1980s and ends with the recent release of the Wii U. Near the end, we are treat...

The 10 most gameplay enabling Nintendo systems

Nintendo has a rich history of innovative and gameplay contributing hardware. You know: new hardware twists that improve the way we interactive with games. Having played all of the company’s systems since 1986, here’s how I’d rank ’em in terms of most gameplay enabling to least gameplay enabling: Nintendo DS. Whose to blame for the ongoing touch gaming revolution? This litt...

Mounted plasma on the wall, who’s the biggest fan of all?

Over the years, Nintendo fans (especially children of the 80s who were growing up right as the NES was released) have amassed quite the impressive collection of systems, games, controllers, and other peripherals. Some would call this business I’ve got going on here a veritable shrine to gaming greatness. When I got to thinking about it, I realized that I’ve never met another female wit...

Juicy tidbits from Iwata Asks: Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo has posted the transcription of another session of “Iwata Asks”, the ongoing roundtable discussions featuring Shigeru Miyamoto, Shigesato Itoi, and Satoru Iwata. You can read through the whole interview here, but we’ve also collected a few juicy excerpts from the discussion here for your ravenous consumption.

Ruminations on 3D

With the Nintendo 3DS fervor of late, does that mean the Virtual Boy wasn’t technically a failure, but a gadget before its time? Personally, I think the widely accepted answer to that question may be that the technology was poorly executed (headaches!) and the idea of it was sound, but it was simply too early to be widely accepted by the masses. The 3DS, for me, shows we’re “read...

Top 3 Nintendo libraries that need a 3DS overhaul

Of  all of the amazing 3DS demos Nintendo showed at E3, one of the most overlooked was a 3D port of the classic arcade shooter Xevious. It featured no new graphics or gameplay elements, levels, or power-ups – it was a direct simple port of a definitively 2D game, slightly tweaked for depth perception. The result? The game looked a little more fresh – the ground far below the aircraft… actua...

Nintendo Virtual Boy named one of “50 worst inventions” by Time Magazine

Is the Nintendo Virtual Boy one of the worst inventions ever created by mankind? Probably not. But it makes for great fodder (and headache jokes), as brought to you by Time. Not to mention it was a miserable gaming failure: The Virtual Boy will go down as Nintendo’s most short-lived system, staying on the market for just six months in 1995 before being mercy-killed… It was expensive (r...

Virtual Boy named “epic console failure” by Tom’s Hardware Guide

From the article: Even the greats like Nintendo are not immune from making horrible, horrible system choices. The Virtual Boy is probably the most ridiculous looking system on this list… To our friends reading this that may be prone to motion sickness or epileptic seizure, you may want to avoid these puke goggles at all cost. The not-so-portable handheld system released by Nintendo in 1995 w...

Nintendo Download Update for 5/18: Majora’s Mask!

Watch out for even numbered milestones, because Nintendo has set and followed up on a precedent: the “250th Virtual Console” release saw us the much awaited Super Mario RPG, and this week’s “300th Virtual Console release” brings us The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask! Virtual Console: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask WiiWare: CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R2 Silver S...