The animated history of the Nintendo Game Boy

Nintendo's handheld video game consoles didn't start off being called Game Boy and the ones you can buy now aren't even called Game Boy anymore but to my brain, and to many other well adjusted humans who are just pretending to be adults right now, a Nintendo handheld video game console will always be a Game Boy. » 9/12/14 9:09pm Friday 9:09pm

How Tetris Helped Game Boy Take Over the World

Thirty years ago this week, Russian computer programmer Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov created Tetris. Unveiled behind the Iron Curtain, the deceptively simple, maddeningly addictive game soon left the Soviet Union. It lived on dozens of platforms, but its Lennon-McCartney (Lenin-McCartney?) partner was Nintendo's Game… » 6/06/14 1:40pm 6/06/14 1:40pm

Celebrate Game Boy's 25th Anniversary With a Tetris Birthday Card

Nintendo's Game Boy turned 25 this week. We've come a very long way in mobile gaming since then, but the gray brick with the queasy green screen still holds a place in our hearts. And Petr Tichy's browser-based tribute brings back the most universal Game Boy memory of all: Tetris. Go ahead, hum along with the music. » 4/26/14 9:00am 4/26/14 9:00am

A Simple Silicone Sleeve Turns Your iPhone Into a Game Boy

The touchscreen generation might not know any better, but those of us who grew up with Game Boys know that physical control pads and buttons will always trump on-screen alternatives. Entire this slide-on silicone sleeve, called the G-PAD, that turns your smartphone into an even better handheld gaming machine. » 4/14/14 3:40pm 4/14/14 3:40pm

Make an Awesome First Impression With a Tetris-Playing Business Card

In a time when business cards seem more obsolete than ever, more and more people are coming up with fantastic ways to modernize them. And no one will probably make a better first impression than Kevin Bates, who created this business-card-sized Game Boy clone called the Arduboy that's just 1.6 millimeters thick. » 3/03/14 2:20pm 3/03/14 2:20pm

Here's the Perfect Diary To Divulge How Much You Miss Your Game Boy

You remember that fateful Thanksgiving many years ago, don't you? The whole family was over and your cousin was playing with your beloved Game Boy—until you heard the crash. Despite being in another room, you instantly recognized the sound. It was your Game Boy falling to its death. Technically, it still worked, but… » 12/03/13 5:00pm 12/03/13 5:00pm

All This Game Boy Luggage Needs Is a Konami Code Seat Upgrade

If you were a kid who grew up with a Game Boy, aside from school, you took that portable console everywhere you went. But now that you're a smartphone-toting grown-up traveling all over the country for business, you can trade in your Game Boy for ThinkGeek's adorable Travel Boy carry-on—no batteries required. » 9/25/13 11:20am 9/25/13 11:20am

A Beach Towel Game Boy That Never Runs Out of Batteries

For a lot of us the original Nintendo Game Boy was the best travel companion we could have ever hoped for as a kid. Now, our phones provide suitable distractions during boring flights or car rides. But we've still got a soft spot for Nintendo's old handheld, and feel honored at the chance to sprawl out on ThinkGeek's… » 7/19/13 4:25pm 7/19/13 4:25pm

How Many Tetris Pieces Would You Need To Build a House?

It was the game that defined a revolution in handheld gaming, but during the countless hours you spent playing Tetris and neatly organizing falling tetrominoes, did you ever stop and wonder how many of those pieces you'd need to build a full-size house? Probably not, after all what kid spends their time imagining… » 3/20/13 2:40pm 3/20/13 2:40pm

Here Are All of Nintendo's Video Game Consoles

Nintendo has an eternal soft spot in my heart. The NES, SNES, N64, GameBoy and DS had a lasting impact on my childhood. The original Wii was the most fun I had playing video games in a long time. Nintendo probably means the same for you! (unless you were a Sega and Sony guy). Watch this video to see the all the video… » 12/01/12 1:00am 12/01/12 1:00am

Sensor-Filled Umbrella Turns Raindrops Into a Retro 8-Bit Soundtrack

Nintendo may have long since abandoned the Game Boy platform, but it hasn't stopped artists with a passion for retro 8-bit sounds from using it to still create music. Like Alice Zappe, whose love of Game Boy chiptunes also inspired her to create this umbrella that turns rain drops into bleeps and bloops. » 6/02/12 3:00pm 6/02/12 3:00pm