It’s Pokémon launch day baby, you know what that means, time to spend several hours feverishly flicking your wrist to throw Pokéballs at a stubborn Mankey. While most of you have probably spent the day, you know, actually playing Pokémon Let’s Go, a distinguished scholar like myself spent the day staring at the game’s box art while I was at work. Lucky for me, Twitter user Nirbion created some stunning fan-made covers that pay homage to the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green box art. For those of you not up to date on vintage Japanese box art, the original Japanese releases of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green feature centered images of Charizard and Venusaur. Unlike the close-up action shots of the Western releases of Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Red, the Japanese box arts are slightly more subdued, even offering a content looking Venusaur rather than an angry Blastoise. In addition to missing out on the … [Read more...] about Fan-Made Pokémon Let’s Go Covers Channel Original Japanese Games
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A Nintendo patent for a Game Boy style phone case was found by Siliconera. The case has physical buttons and is designed to look like an original Nintendo Game Boy system. Nintendo filed the patent in March 2018. The case has buttons mapped to those of a Game Boy. The buttons will be sensed by the touchscreen beneath them, meaning that games need to be developed with those controls in mind. Part of the phone case has a hole where the Game Boy’s screen would be. The patent describes how games will be viewed through this opening while the case is closed. This would enable a Game Boy-esque system to be built on smart phones. The flip-open case is similar to many others available for smart phones today — with the major difference being the buttons and screen opening. The phone’s top and bottom are left unobstructed by the case. There is also a cutout for the front-facing camera. The decision to keep these parts of a user’s phone available could be because Nintendo … [Read more...] about Nintendo Game Boy Phone Case/Controller Patent Discovered
We’ve known about Nintendo’s upcoming mobile game, Dragalia Lost, for quite some time. After testing the waters with a few different projects–Miitomo, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Fire Emblem Heroes–we are finally seeing Nintendo invest in the mobile in an entirely new way: an original IP. Teaming up with expert Tokyo-based mobile developers Cygames, Nintendo is making a strong case for itself when the game releases on September 27. The story tells about a world inhabited by both dragons and humans, at one point in harmony. A sacred shard is able to protect the world against monsters… however, it is fading in power. That is where you as the protagonist steps in. Taking the role as an Alberian Prince (which happens to have his fair share of dragon blood flowing through his veins) you are tasked to save the world. Even better, you team up with one of the ancient dragons to liberate the world. As you may have noted in the game’s … [Read more...] about Nintendo’s First Original Mobile Game, Dragalia Lost, Detailed in Latest Direct
Nintendo has taken down two popular ROM sites, loveRETRO and loveROMS, sites both owned and operated by Jacob Mathais of Mathais Designs LLC. This is just one of the many legal moves that we’ve seen Nintendo take to protect their IP with many ROM sites not even hosting Nintendo in fear of legal action, and we’ve also seen Nintendo take steps to protect their IP by taking down various fan projects over the years. For those not familiar with the concept, ROMs can be used with an emulator of a Nintendo handheld or console to allow people to play titles for free as if they were playing on the original hardware. It’s a way that you can play games like Super Mario 64 on your PC, phone, PSP, or almost any other open device with enough power. The lawsuit documents found by TorrentFreak highlight the exact grounds of the lawsuit including distributing “the proprietary BIOS software for several of Nintendo’s video game systems,” … [Read more...] about ROM Sites Hosting Nintendo Games Taken Down For Copyright Infringement
DUST OFF your tech from yesteryear – old-school devices like iPods, Walkmans and Gameboys are fetching hundreds of pounds online. Vintage technology buffs are shelling out big money for classic gadgets from the '80s, '90s and '00s on eBay, now deemed "collectables". Unused items are selling for more, but second-hand tech can also net you some extra pocket money, according to The Mirror. Today's kids playing with 90s toys An original Nintendo Game Boy – which would've cost you £67.40 when it landed in 1989 – recently sold for a whopping £870 in its original polythene wrapping. But a good condition model can still get you £165. Even sealed classic Game Boy games in their original packaging, including Super Mario Land 2 and Megaman V, are fetching more than £500. How much you can get for your old gadgets onlineThese recently sold classic devices netted their owners big bucks on eBay... Nintendo Game Boy – £870 Tamagotchi – … [Read more...] about Old iPods, Walkmans and Game Boys selling on eBay for THOUSANDS – are you sitting on tech treasure?