Endgadget: Nintendo Virtual Boy review

The Virtual Boy is a bit of an odd bird, a fact immediately apparent as soon as it springs from its garishly colored box, cardboard that is perhaps compensating for what's to come. We've unboxed a number of classic consoles in our time, but none have looked quite like this. The system apes the design of the virtual reality headsets that were all the rage in the mid-'90s, but once you mount the thing onto its two-legged stand any aspirations of a truly immersive experience are obviously out the window. Any notions of shame will follow as soon as you stick your face in the thing.

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Baka-akaB4843d ago

-10/20 for being cumbersome ...

-100% for being such an health hazard

darthv724843d ago

just because it looks cool. Gunpei Yokoi never got to redeem himself for this.

thebudgetgamer4843d ago

virtual boy, the opti-grab of video games.

darthv724843d ago

for "the jerk" reference. lol

hands down my favorite steve martin film of all time.

"I'm picking out a thermos today......"

thebudgetgamer4843d ago

i don't need anything, accept this lamp.

darthv724843d ago

Lord loves a working man
Dont trust whitey
See a doctor and get rid of it.

barb_wire4843d ago

I remember when these came out, the mags were going nuts over it - calling it a game changer and everything.. I finally got to use one about a week after they came out.. I've never had a headache like the one I got from using this, it was terrible - after 5mins my eyes were watering from the strain on them, after 10 - I was done and out, my head hurt for 2 days even after taking painkillers.

Two weeks after I tested it, the stores around by me started to "sell" these for $30 - I almost bought it - just for the novelty but I just couldn't do it.

You'd never think that the guy who created the Game Boy created this abomination too..

Masterchef20074843d ago (Edited 4843d ago )

I am guessing that they did this review just now because of the 3DS. Maybe its a way of showing that the 3DS will not become the next virtual boy just because it has 3d.

LOL the controller is terrible. It reminds me of a space invader in some ways. Well at least it isnt as bad as the N64 one now that controller was just a disaster.

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Welp, Now Nintendo's Going After Sheet Music

It should come as no surprise that Nintendo is pretty protective regarding its IP. Going after emulators, ROM hacks, and reproductions is one thing, but it looks like the firm is starting to aim its sights on something rather surprising: sheet music.

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CrimsonWing695d ago

Nintendo sure knows how to take the fun out of everything.

MeteorPanda5d ago

this reminds me of that nintendo facebook social media question where they asked people what their favourite nintendo song was and people posted yt links. EVERY SINGLE ONE WAS TAKEN DOWN

Knightofelemia4d ago

You want to kill a party fast just invite Nintendo. But we are talking about a company who took down pictures of a strategy guide that has never appeared in the west. You don't see Square taking down music or sheet music to Aerith's theme, Tifa's theme, June Mermaid. Memorable tunes stick with fans to great games. Nintendo games have fans that have been routed since the NES. People have Youtube vids showing how to play Zelda's lullaby on piano, violin or my favorite the harp. Nintendo taking down sheet music or those curious about a Japanese strategy guide makes Nintendo look like an asshole to those fans.

PRIMORDUS4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Torrent and Usenet is the way. Imagine if all these people just share game music, roms, fan remakes in that way instead of on a website. Nintendo would be so helpless and cannot do anything we all win LOL

gold_drake4d ago

its abit ridiculous at this point.


Out of spite those people should now out put all that music in a torrent upload and share it (I will seed for them🤣) Then email Nintendo the link to it lol. Good luck taking down a torrent. Torrents and Usenet is the only way to get around anything Nintendo tries to take down because they can't. This is the way to preserve games and game music, without anyone telling you otherwise.

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Nintendo, Xbox, And PlayStation Have All Now Abandoned Twitter/X Integration

The latest Switch firmware update kills off support for the Elon Musk-owned social media company.

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Jin_Sakai12d ago

Could care less. I use consoles to play games not for social media.

Cacabunga12d ago

Social garbage should be abandoned altogether.. the world is stupid since these things got introduced

senorfartcushion12d ago

I would say YouTube was more to blame for this weird unrest we are seeing at the minute. That platform has given license to some of the stupidest people to build advice channels for kids growing through their formative learning years. It's no wonder there are so many incels around.

z2g12d ago

The world was stupid before that. Social media just let you see it.

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z2g12d ago

It’s for posting content like game captures, not responding to your boo’s pool pictures.

But F twitter anyway

CrashMania12d ago

And nothing of value was lost, that site is a cesspit.