As if I keep on resurrecting this dead horse, over and over again; I need to talk about a new plan I have. I’ve noticed a new wave of Twitch channels that concentrate on either a single game, a single game genre, or even a single game console, rather than just playing the latest and hottest game that’s out. So I’ve come up with the idea of returning to Twitch; but rather than trying to beat a random game, or play something that’s new, I would concentrate on the system that I loved as a kid, the humble GameBoy. Continue reading
It was my birthday over the weekend, and I got myself a good amount of birthday money. I went out and got myself a lot of awesome gaming stuff. There’s some boring things that I needed like new jeans and shirts, but let’s talk about the good stuff!
Early in the morning, I went to my local carboot sale and found a Russian man selling a whole bunch of games including a Sega Saturn Virtua Gun. It was a bummer that House of the Dead wasn’t included with the gun, but I bought 10 games from the seller for £50. Typically I don’t spend more than £30 at a carboot sale, but I did get a WiiU Game, Nintendo Land, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles on Wii, and Harvest Moon Magical Melody all boxed, complete and in great condition. The only unboxed games I got from the seller was Street Fighter 2 Turbo and FlashBack on the SNES. Even if I spent £50 on all this, it was originally going to be £65! But the seller was quite a pushover and haggled it down to £50; £15 off for all that isn’t bad at all! Continue reading
I’m perfectly aware that I’m a lazy son of a bitch who’ll do everything half arsed. Such as release a Vlog on Youtube, but not release it on my own damn web site! Not to mention it’s a pretty big deal seeing as it’s a big box of GameBoy games sent to me from the hella awesome William Culver, the host of the Arcade USA show on Youtube. But let me get this over and done with; honestly though, I should’ve done this a week ago!
The pilot of Super Podcast Land is now out! I’m very excited to release this as I’m now getting back into the swings of podcasting! This is the GreatBitBlog’s Monthly Portable gaming podcast; ranging from Game & Watches to PlayStation Vitas, if it fits in your hands and runs on a battery, we’re talking about it! In this month’s episode, Dave, Vince and I talk about our own personal history with our GameBoys and other portable consoles, talk about our favourite original GameBoy game, get a bit side tracked into GameCube and Pokemon, before finishing off talking about Senran Kagura on the PS Vita![audio:/podcasts/SPLepisode000.mp3]
I want to thank Dave and Vince for being my co-hosts for this great new podcast! I want to give a big shout out to Zackery Wilson who aloud me to use his awesome, Ain’t Got Time to Bleep, track for the intro of the podcast!
Mr. Anon and MK, a pair of users from the Planet Virtual Boy website, went through the effort of porting Street Fighter II onto the Virtual Boy. Street Fighter II did get a port on the original GameBoy with Super GameBoy support, but not the ill-fated Virtual Boy. In-fact I’m pretty sure there wasn’t any fighting games apart from Telero Boxer, which was more of a PunchOut style boxing game rather than an arcade fighting game. The game is called Hyper Fighting, or obvious reasons…
Seriously! Look at it! It’s a GameBoy Multicart that’s simply two GameBoy carts stacked on top of each other! I can swear by looking at it that it’s taller than a GameBoy Camera; possibly taller than a GameBoy Game Genie! It’s totally ridiculous, but that in itself make me want it more! Plus I like to point out that this multicart has a button on the top. I’ve seen these before, they’re used to switch between games on the cart. I had a pirate multicart once; you had to keep flicking the on and off switch rapidly to switch between games. It was a pretty good multicart too that featured Dr. Mario (but I already own it by the time I got it), Klax, MotoCross Maniacs and of course the obligatory Battle City; because every multicart needs a version of Battle City on it! Continue reading
A game I really want to try out on real arcade hardware is a little unknown to most gamers. Heiankyo Alien; A Japanese only release, with only a port on the GameBoy that got to the US. A lot of people don’t know the real importance that Heiankyo Alien gave to the gaming industry.
Here’s a Youtuber that you need to subscribe to! Matt the GameBoyle!
He’s got a set of great videos that show off his collection, some game reviews, Long plays of games and some videos on bootleg games too.
Here is Matt’s GameBoy collection! It’s pretty impressive, though he concentrates more on cartridges rather than complete in box games. But he’s got a lot of rarities in there such as the Japanese only Barcode Boy and the Swedish only release Bamse. Continue reading
Here’s a pretty cool mod that brings your good old DMG-01 brick GameBoy into the 21st century and adds modern HDMI to it. A company called Current Cake is working on the mod, which is simply a circuit board that sandwiches itself between the front and back half the GameBoy. All you do is open up the GameBoy, detach the video ribbon cable from the motherboard, and put the HDmy Boy in its place. Later models will allow you to reattach the GameBoy video ribbon cable back to the HDmy Boy, allowing you to still use the screen for portable, away from the TV fun.
A new model of the Raspberry Pi has been released, a next generation version of the original Model A. What makes this new Model A+ cool is just how small and cheap is it!