I am proud to say I saw it. Sorry for dredging this up again. Thought it was cool

1 : Anonymous2021/07/15 02:17 ID: okja6m
I am proud to say I saw it. Sorry for dredging this up again. Thought it was cool
2 : Anonymous2021/07/15 03:59 ID: h58jd4x

They used to have that thing plugged in running tetris.

And Congrats on seeing it in person. Honestly, thats one of the odd things i would enjoy as well.

ID: h58va0t

Look closer. It's still running Tetris and plugged in on the side for power.

ID: h5bn942

Looks like screen burn-in to me.

ID: h59jdmb

Should change the card to "damaged during an epic MRE fart"

ID: h59keyx

It is

ID: h59bxu5

Ironic seeing as it was probably damaged with soviet texh olgoy explosives.

ID: h5a2k76

It is weird to think though... there were probably human hands holding that thing that got turned into dust

ID: h5apijn

This happened when a barracks were hit during the war. Thankfully, the Gameboy was the only casualty.

3 : Anonymous2021/07/15 05:10 ID: h58q42d

Nintendo during the Gameboy era: this baby can take temperatures up to nine thousand degrees!

Nintendo now: you're handling your controller too rough and that's what causes the drift.

4 : Anonymous2021/07/15 04:53 ID: h58om0h

Pure Nintendium, indestructible!

5 : Anonymous2021/07/15 04:42 ID: h58nj6f

Chad Gameboy War Veteran vs. Virgin Switch Joycon Drift Mcgee

6 : Anonymous2021/07/15 14:16 ID: h5a04ii

I've seen this quite a few times at the NYC Nintendo Store, but I was just there last week and I couldn't find it. Did it get moved somewhere?

ID: h5avcs8

It occasionally gets loaned out. I'm sure it was on display in Canada at one point, but I can't find a record of it.

7 : Anonymous2021/07/15 16:22 ID: h5aher6

I could've sworn I saw this or something like it in Bristol museum once lol

8 : Anonymous2021/07/15 17:43 ID: h5asxey

Where can you visit this? Wow!

ID: h5atpuf

I saw it at the Nintendo store in NYC a few years ago. Before that i saw it in Nintendo Power when i was a kid. No idea if its still at the Nintendo Store or not.

9 : Anonymous2021/07/15 18:47 ID: h5b21jt

Why are you proud?

10 : Anonymous2021/07/15 02:20 ID: h5882z7

"Told you it would still turn on"

11 : Anonymous2021/07/15 04:00 ID: h58jgjv

I would love it if Nintendo released an "indestructible model" for each handheld they created

ID: h58xdux

If that happened, we would have memes about using gamecube as replacement to a brick and having an indestructible house.

ID: h59gyj5

So pretty much every handheld they released? My GBA SP, released in 2003 is still going strong 18 years later, the hinge of my original DS broke after 10-12 years of very heavy use and my 3DS is a little beat up but still going strong. Don't know about the Switch, since I don't have one

12 : Anonymous2021/07/15 02:40 ID: h58aeod

My friend told me about this when he visited Nintendo NYC and I was like “…what? That’s a weird shitpost.”

13 : Anonymous2021/07/15 02:30 ID: h589b0f

“It was found next to a still working Nokia 5110”

ID: h58engj

Nokia 5110

7 years too early for that

ID: h59zih3

Damn… well I tried.

ID: h58ujrp


14 : Anonymous2021/07/15 03:56 ID: h58j1qz

They don't make em like they used to.

15 : Anonymous2021/07/15 02:22 ID: h588cep

If you look really closely you can see the title screen of tetris on it OwO

ID: h59kk8c

Still playing it

ID: h58gsek

[Tetris music intensifies]

ID: h58jpmo

saw that and wondered.. won’t the screen burn out eventually if they keep it on all the time like that?

16 : Anonymous2021/07/15 02:30 ID: h589a3n

Yeah.... this little tidbit of Nintendo lore was first shown in the pages of Nintendo Power magazine way back when. I don't remember what issue, but it was in the reader's letters section - at least I'm pretty sure.

The original screen was non-functioning, I believe. The only way they confirmed it was working was the sounds it made when they put in a fresh Tetris cart. The sounds corresponded to the button inputs. I guess for the display in the Nintendo store, they decided to put in a new screen to better showcase that it still worked.

Still, an asterisk on the display description stating this would be less misleading. At any rate, this Game Boy's an ode to simpler, and very rugged construction. It'd be a lot harder to replicate this kind of design today with the need for ever thinner and sleeker designs, plus bigger screens. Hell, the Switch has problems just keeping the damn sticks from drifting on its own, lol.

ID: h5987i2

The soldie

of the GameBoy in the picture was in a camp that came under Iraqi missile fire. I had the NP from back in the day, and every time I see this pic it reminds me of my childhood. The buttons were fused as well as the D-pad. the start and select buttons still sorta worked, as well as the power switch. He found it in the rubble of his camp and powered it on just out of curiosity. The screen was not in great shape, but it powered on. He sent the story into NP, they sent him a new one, and he donated the original.

17 : Anonymous2021/07/15 03:31 ID: h58g9lw

Fucking dope that it still works

18 : Anonymous2021/07/15 02:32 ID: h589h8p

Should change the card to "damaged during an epic MRE fart"

19 : Anonymous2021/07/15 10:12 ID: h59bwax

Aka slightly uses condition on ebay.

20 : Anonymous2021/07/15 11:01 ID: h59fh8t

Just like the pic said, it still works.

21 : Anonymous2021/07/15 03:06 ID: h58dd01

The first time I went to New York I wanted to see it, but the store closes too early and I couldn't see it. Seriously, why close your store @8pm on NYC??

Last time I heard the Gulf War GB was removed; was it put on display again?

22 : Anonymous2021/07/15 06:17 ID: h58vmsd


ID: h58w6tj

Nope. Different attack.

At some point during the war, a Game Boy was stored by a medic named Stephan Scoggins inside barracks in the Middle East during a bombing. Afterwards, Scoggins sent the Game Boy to Nintendo for repair, writing, "Fortunately, this Game Boy, several Game Paks, and sundry other personal items were the only casualties claimed by a fire."

ID: h58wglk

TIL, thanks for clearing that up

23 : Anonymous2021/07/15 02:18 ID: h587vqw

From the toys r us museum in nyc. I remember it well

ID: h59k9ek

It also spent time in the Henry Ford museum in MI. Which is where I think it calls home.

ID: h58djm5

Nintendo shop NYC*

ID: h59kwsi

Nintendo Shop NYC

ID: h58f3xr

Also saw it at a temporary exhibit in Montreal about the history of video games. Also the first time I tried modern VR

24 : Anonymous2021/07/15 10:54 ID: h59ezjn

Just don't leave batteries in them. I got an original Gameboy from a thrift store and I can't get it working the batteries corroded so much they destroyed the main board.


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